Morning Report: Condit vs. Diaz II on the Horizon, Anderson Silva Wrestles With Indigenous Tribes

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After hurtling through four events in four weeks, it almost felt weird to not have some fights lined up for the weekend. But then this happened and things got crazy. Catch up on the UFC's biggest rematch since Edgar-Maynard with the Morning Report.

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5 MUST-READ STORIES TO START YOUR DAY

Dana White: Carlos Condit accepts rematch with Nick Diaz. It was bound to happen. Carlos Condit is traveling to Las Vegas on Friday in hopes of finalizing a rematch with Nick Diaz.

UFC vs. Pride was one of the most fun times of Dana White's life. The UFC President reflected back on the only organization he ever considered a competitor.

Greg Jackson considering cornering Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans. The Jones-Jackson-Evans love triangle got a little more complicated earlier this week.

Spike TV counters UFC on Fuel TV with Diego Sanchez marathon. Like a jilted lover, there appears to be no end in sight for Spike TV's war against Fox.

UFC 143 judo chop: Dustin Poirier's mounted triangle armbar. T.P. Grant explains the cataclysmic difference between a white belt and a purple belt.

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YESTERDAY'S MEDIA GUMBO

Pat Barry name-drops Dragon Ball Z and Phil Davis calls his shot for Evans vs. Jones.

Anderson Silva ventures out to fight with the indigenous tribes of Brazilians in this Globo TV report. Only a matter of time until Chael sees this and promptly has a field day with it.

Joe Rogan weighs in with his take on Condit-Diaz and the difficulty of judging from a commentator's perspective. (HT: Bloody Elbow)

Minnesota's own Brock Lesnar returns home to present freshman standout Logan Storley with the 2011 Junior Hodge Trophy. (HT: MMA Mania)

Nothing new here, but a great clip for your daily dose of violence. The enigma of Badr Hari retires as only he could, brutally rematching Gokhan Saki at 'It's Showtime' late last month.

The UFC finally uploaded their new pay-per-view intro (but no embedding allowed, of course), so for anyone that missed it the first time around, click the image below to watch.

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Pat Barry's entire Twitter feed looks like he's yelling at you.

SHOULD NEVER TRUST A MAN WITH 3 DUCK TAPED WOMEN HELD HOSTAGE IN HIS CLOSET EITHER
Feb 07 via Twittelator Favorite Retweet Reply

Probably a little bit of A and a little bit of B.

Is it ironic or just predictable when following a state trooper for 10 minutes before he pulls into a Dunkin Donuts?
Feb 07 via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Except rice milk. That stuff is weirdly delicious.

They say alcohol doesn't fix problems, well neither does milk.
Feb 07 via txt Favorite Retweet Reply

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Here's what was announced yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012):

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today's FPOTD belongs to BE reader Benjamin Cole: UFC Pay-Per-Views at Bars: The People You See.

In my years as an avid MMA fan, I've been lucky enough to attend two live UFC events. With that said, I've only attended two live events. I'm a young guy; my friends like watching MMA, and I love drinking beer. So where does that leave me? Spending anywhere from 6 to 15 or more hours per month sitting in a bar, usually craning my neck staring at a flat screen TV, either sipping or slamming an adult beverage.

The past several years spent watching UFC events in bars have been glorious. I love the atmosphere and I love those Saturday nights. With this experience, I've become accustomed to seeing the same little slices of fandom, almost entirely regardless of the bar. Without further ado, the following are the people or groups that I (and, I'm assuming, most BE readers) typically observe in their natural, violence-lusting, habitat.

Found something entertaining, brutal, or just plain bizarre for the Morning Report? Send it to me at @shaunalshatti and we'll include it in tomorrow's post.

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