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Today in MMA: Heath Herring KO Kiss Victim to Fight Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, More


Above is the famous incident in which Yoshihiro Nakao kissed Heath Herring during the pre-fight staredown, prompting Herring to punch him and knock him out. Today comes news that Nakao will fight former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva at the January 4 Sengoku event.

Jim Murphy at The Savage Science has a great look at Josh Barnett and who he might fight at Affliction: Day of Reckoning.

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has been released by the UFC.

Dan Hardy will take on Rory Markham at UFC 95.

Rickson Gracie is impressed with the way MMA has evolved.

Fedor Emelianenko teaches you how to fight.

Says UFC fighter Joe Lauzon of his trip to the Middle East, "It was a long, busy 12 days. But I'd definitely do it again. It's something that I'll never forget. I'm glad I did it."

George Roop says, "I really needed The Ultimate Fighter as a stepping stone."