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Twitter Mailbag: What’s next for Bisping-Rockhold winner? Will Silva fulfill contract? — In this week's Twitter Mailbag, a look at what might be next for the winner of next weekend's middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. Plus, thoughts on Anderson Silva's new contract, Ronda Rousey's star-power, and the best Halloween candy there is, was, and ever will be.

Video: What to make of Phil Davis’ weird callout of Anderson Silva? — So what about Phil Davis' recent callout of Anderson Silva? MMAjunkie's Ben Fowlkes tries to make sense of it. Following his victory over fellow light heavyweight Glover Teixeira (22-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) this past weekend in UFC 179's pay-per-view co-headliner, Davis (13-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) addressed the Brazilian card and called for a fight with one of their own: former longtime middleweight champ Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC).

For Michael Bisping, other fighters’ drug use raises questions he’d rather not dwell on — Michael Bisping didn't invest too much time or energy in trying to figure out what the UFC's drug tests did or did not prove about what was in Cung Le 's bloodstream when they fought at UFC Fight Night 48 in August. That's for a couple of reasons, Bisping said.

Invicta FC 9 headliner Barb Honchak: Hashi will be ‘too tough for her own good’ — Durability can be a blessing in MMA, but for Barb Honchak, she believes that same attribute will be the downfall of Invicta FC 9 opponent Takayo Hashi. "From my point of view, she's going to be too tough for her own good," Honchak told MMAjunkie.

Former UFC champ Anderson Silva reportedly signs new 15-fight deal — It's safe to assume former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great Anderson Silva will wrap up his career with the UFC. The 38-year-old fighter has signed a new 15-fight deal with the organization, according to Combate, essentially assuring his final fight will take place in the octagon.

Trading Shots: Downes, Fowlkes debate what to do with ‘joker’ Conor McGregor — In this week's Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the UFC 179 main event, and where the "joker" Conor McGregor now stands in a featherweight class laden with talent. * * * * Downes: Well Ben, UFC 179 may have had its ups and downs, but nobody can deny that the main event delivered.

The Speed Bag: With UFC champ Cain Velasquez, bad news that’s almost good news — So, about that Cain Velaquez injury and the loss of a UFC heavyweight title fight that would have been all kinds of awesome? MMAjunkie's Ben Fowlkes has some good news and some bad news. As MMAjunkie reported earlier this week, a knee injury forced Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) out of the Nov.

Trading Shots: Downes and Fowlkes on the possible return of Georges St-Pierre — In this week's Trading Shots, MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes and former UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes discuss the possibility of a Georges St-Pierre comeback, and what's left for the former UFC welterweight champ who's already accomplished so much. Fowlkes: Big news this week, Danny. Remember Georges St-Pierre?

Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein targeted for UFC 183 in Las Vegas — A welterweight matchup originally scheduled for August is now set for UFC 183. Thiago Alves (20-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC) will meet Jordan Mein (29-9 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at the Jan. 31 pay-per-view card, according to a source close to the event, which takes place in Las Vegas and is headlined by ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs.

What’s so great about these PRIDE ringside videos, aside from everything? — I don't know what it is, but something about these PRIDE ringside videos really get to me. They've been popping up on Reddit lately, and I can't stop watching them. Part of it is the nostalgia, I'm sure.
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Oct 30, 2014

In light of recent evidence, I would like to add an addendum to my earlier Halloween candy rankings.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: What will kill you? If you live in the United States, it almost certainly won't be Ebola.

Oct 30, 2014

Also in the TMB, what's up with Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman fighting on the same cards so much? A crazy theory!…

Oct 30, 2014

@TGILaura @ChuckMindenhall @MattRoth512 @DannStupp At my house we *only* give out Jehovah's Witness pamphlets to trick-or-treaters.

Oct 30, 2014

Pssh. You probably eat that foam peanut thing, too. RT @ChuckMindenhall @TGILaura @MattRoth512 @DannStupp I like Dots, then pennies.

Oct 30, 2014

I'm not even angry at you. I just feel so sad for you. RT @MattRoth512 @DannStupp the best Halloween candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Oct 30, 2014

In this week's TMB, does the winner of Bisping-Rockhold deserve a title shot? And what's the best Halloween candy?…

Oct 30, 2014

He had the smile of the rogue who thinks he's got everyone fooled. Or just the rogue who is very, very drunk. It was 2:50 pm on a Monday.

Oct 30, 2014

Last time at the gas station near @chaddundas' house, I saw an obviously drunk man who seemed convinced that no one knew he was drunk.

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