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Morning Report: UFC 143 Coverage Heats Up, Tyson Talks Fedor, 'TUF' On Cops

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Our UFC 143: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit coverage kicks into high gear, videos of boxing's Mike Tyson discussing Fedor Emelianenko, 'The Ultimate Fighter' season 3's Josh Haynes makes a debut on 'Vegas Strip' and more on today's edition of the Morning Report.

Esther Lin,
Esther Lin,

UFC 143 coverage is officially kicking into high gear. There's tons to check out including our UFC 143 open workout photo gallery, Ariel Helwani's interviews from the same event, Ben Fowlkes' interview with Roy Nelson, pre-fight presser video and the like. Now, start your day with these five can't-miss links:


Open workouts interview with Nick Diaz. Ariel Helwani talks to Stockton's own about the cameras of UFC Primetime, his dislike of editing, and a burgeoning rivalry with Georges St. Pierre.

UFC 143 preliminary card dissections. Dallas Winston visually breaks down Saturday night's entire six-bout undercard, including the Facebook preliminaries and FX-televised UFC Prelims special.

The UFC 143 cut list. Ben Fowlkes probes to see which fighters are safe, and which fighters desperately need a 'W' on Saturday night.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto slated for May 5. Boxing's biggest draw hits the ring on the same night of UFC on Fox 3.

UFC 143 media scrum interviews. Bloody Elbow's Matt Roth and the rest of the media talked to GSP and Nick Diaz. Check out his videos of these extended conversations.


Yesterday's Media Gumbo:

Remember Josh Haynes? The TUF 3 finalist who almost had his scalp ripped off by Rory Singer? Apparently he's a cop now. (HT: The Underground)

From one legend to another, Mike Tyson discusses the career of Fedor Emelianenko.

How many Ivy League-schooled Wall Street stockbrokers can count both ceramics and mixed martial arts among their hobbies?

Least likely fighter tweet ever? RT @JohnCholish Just got the bowl I made on the clay wheel, not too shabby!!
Feb 01 via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Relive Carlos Condit's ridiculous knockout of Dan Hardy at UFC 120.

Something to look out for on Saturday night.

Cecil Peoples was the dissenter in both of Carlos Condit's UFC split decisions. He's slated to judge Condit/Diaz.
Feb 01 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

The official UFC Undisputed 3 predictions have proven to be startlingly accurate so far, but will the trend continue?

Matt Mitrione braved the deep waters to power his way through this grueling workout. (HT: Middle Easy)


Did you miss any fight announcements? Here's what was announced yesterday (
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2012):


FanPost of the Day:

Today's FPOTD belongs to BE reader Luke Nelson: UFC On FOX: Has The UFC Botched Their First Two Tries?

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