This Week In MMA: News, Stories and Radio

This Week in MMA:  Top Stories, Biggest News and Latest Podcasts

In case you missed any of the mixed martial arts coverage throughout the week, we’ve put together “This Week In MMA” so you can get caught up on the big news items and features from the last seven days.

The 2010 HeavyMMA Awards were announced this week.

Find out who took home the honors for Best Fighter Twitter account, who won Breakthrough and Comeback Fighter of the Year, Best MMA Forum, Best MMA Writer, Best MMA Radio Show/Podcast and who pulled off the 2010 Submission of the Year.

The Week’s Top Stories:

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker explained the format for the upcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

UFC welterweight Nate Diaz called the scoring in mixed martial arts into question following his UFC 125 loss to Dong Hyun Kim.’s Mitch Ciccarelli analyzes the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix match ups.

Featherweights Nam Pham and Leonard Garcia have agreed to a rematch after their “The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale” controversial split decision. Find out when and where the two will meet for the second time.

This Week’s Top News Items:

When the UFC announced that Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard would fight for a third time, WEC lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis was left without an opponent and opted not to wait for Edgar and Maynard to settle their unfinished business. Find out the fight that’s in the works for Pettis.

Former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin has been sidelined due to a back injury since his loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 116. He expects to return this summer. Find out at what UFC event.

UFC president Dana White revealed the coaches for “The Ultimate Fighter 13.” Two heavyweights will lead teams of welterweights on the upcoming season of the popular Spike TV reality series.  Click here to see the new coaches.

Fresh off his UFC 125 knockout win over Chris Leben, Brian Stann’s next opponent will be against someone he requested to fight.  Click here to find out the legend Stann will be facing this spring.

This Week’s Podcasts:

The HeavyMMA Podcast Episode 21 featured UFC heavyweight Matt Mirtione. Click here to listen.

Scrap Pack Radio Episode 5 featured UFC welterweight Nate Diaz. Listen to what the Cesar Gracie trained fighter said about MMA scoring, his UFC 125 decision loss and his intentions to return to the lightweight division.

Jeff Cain’s Main Event debuted on HeavyMMA this past week with special guest Chuck Liddell.  Hear what the former UFC light heavyweight titleholder and new UFC Vice President of Business Development said about retiring from fighting and his future in the sport.

HeavyMMA Podcast Episode 20 had UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard as it’s guest.  Hear what Guillard had to say aobut his upcoming “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2” main event match up with Evan Dunham.

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