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  • Shayna Baszler’s Hit List: Pena, Davis, McMann, Rousey By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Shayna Baszler, on “Beatdown,” discussing her UFC goals:

    “There’s a few things I’d like to get done in the UFC. I want to show everyone. Of course, Julianna [Pena]. I want to have my rubber match with Alexis [Davis]; that’d be nice. Somewhere in there there’s a rematch with Sara McMann that I would be interested in, but ultimately, my goal is the same as anybody’s that goes into the UFC. I tell Ronda [Rousey] every day that I am coming after her belt. In the end, whatever path leads me to a fight with Ronda, before she gets sick of armbarring people, is the path I want to take. Everybody else is just a body waiting to be broken.”

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  • Podcast: ‘TUF 18’ Talk with Shayna Baszler By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Jeff Sherwood returned on Monday to host another edition of "Beatdown" right here on the Sherdog Radio Network. Joining the program to recap the latest episode of "TUF 18" was cast member Shayna Baszler.

    Check it out here.

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  • Podcast: Lavar Johnson, Joe Warren, Shayna Baszler By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Monday for another edition of “Beatdown.” Joining them were fighters Lavar Johnson, Joe Warren, and “TUF 18” cast member Shayna Baszler.

    Johnson makes his Bellator debut this Friday night in Visalia, Calif. The UFC vet talks about his release from the UFC, his suspension from not disclosing the use of testosterone replacement therapy, and his goals going forward in mixed martial arts.

    Warren was back in action last Friday night in Bellator after being deemed “medically unfit” earlier this month. Warren talks about the process of getting approved to fight and what went through his mind when some suggested that his career might be over. “The Baddest Man on the Planet” also talks about punching his ticket to the bantamweight finale with his first submission victory.

    Baszler was back on “Beatdown” to talk about the latest episode of Fox Sports 1’s “The Ultimate Fighter.” The Team Rousey fighter talks about her team getting in the win column for the first time as Jessica Rakoczy defeated Roxanne Modafferi by second round TKO. Baszler talks about seeing her teammate wins and her friend lose. Shayna also defends her coach to those who thinks the Olympian falls under the category of bully.

    Check out the show here!

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  • Despite Becoming Friendly with Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler Still Wants to Fight Her By: Sherdog.com Staff




    Shayna Baszler, on “Beatdown,” discussing her relationship with Ronda Rousey, who coached her on “The Ultimate Fighter”:

    “We’re friendly and everything, but I don’t think she takes any offense [that] I told her the whole season that I was going to see her across the cage one day. We actually joked about the epic trashtalking battles we could have with each other. She knows and I know, and I think again, it’s something only as a fighter you’d understand. I think the fact that we are friends means that we’re going to try to beat the snot out of each other even more so than before.”

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  • Podcast: UFC 165 Recap, Shayna Baszler By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood were back Monday to host another edition of "Beatdown" on the Sherdog Radio Network. The duo welcomed back Shayna Baszler to the program as she recapped the latest episode of "The Ultimate Fighter."

    TJ and Jeff also talked about UFC 165 and polled listeners asking "Who do you think is the deserving champion?" - Alexander Gustafsson or Jon Jones?

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  • Podcast: Shayna Baszler By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis was joined by long-time MMA journalist Damon Martin on this episode of “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network. The guys were joined by “The Ultimate Fighter” season 18 contestant Shayna Baszler to talk about her time on the show and her upset defeat to Juliana Pena.

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  • Poll: McMann-Baszler Scorecard?



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  • Robert Sargent Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by MMARising.com founder Robert Sargent.

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  • UFC Announces Grappling Superfights By: Mike Fridley



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    The UFC on Tuesday made public its plans to host four grappling bouts at the 2010 UFC Fan Expo, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 28 and 29.

    “For grappling fans, this is an awesome opportunity to see some of the world’s best ground fighters compete against one another,” stated UFC President Dana White in a press release.

    May 28 Bouts:
    Shayna Baszler vs. Penny Thomas
    Hermes Franca vs. Bill Cooper

    May 29 Bouts:
    Caol Uno vs. Fredson Paixao
    Javier Vazquez vs. Jeff Glover

    Seating for the bouts will be limited and handled on a first come, first served basis, according to the press release. Tickets for the two-day expo are on sale now at UFCFanExpo.com.

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  • Killing Me Softly By: Loretta Hunt

    God bless five-minute rounds.

    What a pleasure it was to watch Shayna Baszler and Sarah Kaufman both enjoy the upper hand for a time in their 15-minute tryst.

    Those extra six minutes allowed an intriguing story to unfold between the pin-point accurate striker and inventive grappler –- one that would likely have been stilted by the previously abbreviated rounds. The bout also silenced any doubts that women aren’t capable of performing in the same time frame allotted the men (though to anyone that has seen the women ply their trade in the last two years, it was never really a question.)

    Baszler stole the first round away from Kaufman by taking the Canadian’s feet out from under her and implementing a unique knee-to-head choke.

    But the 23-year-old boxer found her groove in the second frame, baiting Baszler into her world with crisp combinations off a potent low kick.

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