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UFC 71 weigh-ins to be shown on ESPN News

UFC.com is reporting that the weigh-ins for UFC 71 will be carried live on ESPN News.  This is a nice step toward legitimacy as ESPN continues to take steps toward embracing the sport of mixed martial arts.

The weigh-ins will also be carried live on NBCSports.com, UFC.com and I believe also on Yahoo Sports (not positive on the Yahoo Sports though).
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In other news Variety.com is reporting that Tim Allen will star in an upcoming MMA themed movie.  Tim Allen movies are generally...what's the word?  Oh yeah...BAD.  And I worry a little about this coming across as a "wacky sports movie" where the sport isn't given any respect.  But fighters such as Randy Couture and Enson Inoue are "co-staring" (read: probably in for a scene or two) and I doubt that they'd agree to do a movie that makes the sport look bad.

If nothing else I'm hoping for a decent enough 90 minutes of light-hearted fun that takes the rough edge off of MMA and presents those involved as normal human beings.