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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

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UFC 231 Primer: If It Happens, Holloway vs. Ortega Is Going to Be Great

We’ve been fed a few subpar UFC cards lately, but this weekend’s UFC 231 pay-per-view is something to get excited about. Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are going to scrap for the vacant female flyweight belt. Gunnar Nelson is going to fight. Claudia Gadelha is going to fight. And if it actually happens, featherweight champ Max Holloway versus challenger Brian Ortega is going to be great.

You of course know why I say “if it happens”.

The last time these two were supposed to throw down, Holloway started acting all CTE-ish in the days leading up to the bout. And hell no to having anyone step into the Octagon if they’re already exhibiting concussion-like symptoms!

So let’s say Holloway makes it through his weight cut without slurring his words. What’s he going to be facing with Ortega? A dude with quick submission skills and dangerous hands.

Of course, we all know what Holloway’s got. He wrecked former champ Jose Aldo twice with his striking, grappling and grit. Putting the two of these guys together for sure means that the two best 145-pound fighters in the world are going at it.

Cross your fingers, folks. Let’s hope Holloway is okay so this fight can happen!

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UFC Vet Ryan Jimmo’s Killer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

He was a knockout striker from Canada, and he fought in the UFC from 2012 to 2015, even appearing on TUF 8. But in 2016, Ryan Jimmo was killed in a road rage incident, and his killer was finally sentenced to eight years in prison.

The details are aggravating. After mowing him down, the assailant made every attempt to hide the evidence. These actions prompted the judge to tack on an additional two years on what would’ve been a six-year sentence for manslaughter.

Here’s the Edmonton Journal:

The 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the hit-and-run killing of mixed-martial-arts fighter Ryan Jimmo will serve eight years in prison and lose the ability to drive for eight years following.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Belzil Monday morning sentenced Anthony Getschel to six years for manslaughter, with another two years added for fleeing the June 2016 scene near 101 Street, in what he described as a “complete tragedy.”

“One man died for nothing. Absolutely nothing,” Belzil told the courtroom filled with friends and family of both Jimmo and Getschel.

Belzil said Getschel’s actions were senseless the night of Jimmo’s death and “leaves one shaking one’s head.”

Getschel struck Jimmo with his truck and then fled the scene, hid the vehicle and reported his licence plate as stolen, according to an agreed statement of facts previously heard in court. He turned himself into police around 1 a.m. on June 28.

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UFC Vet Ryan Jimmo’s Killer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

He was a knockout striker from Canada, and he fought in the UFC from 2012 to 2015, even appearing on TUF 8. But in 2016, Ryan Jimmo was killed in a road rage incident, and his killer was finally sentenced to eight years in prison.

The details are aggravating. After mowing him down, the assailant made every attempt to hide the evidence. These actions prompted the judge to tack on an additional two years on what would’ve been a six-year sentence for manslaughter.

Here’s the Edmonton Journal:

The 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the hit-and-run killing of mixed-martial-arts fighter Ryan Jimmo will serve eight years in prison and lose the ability to drive for eight years following.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Belzil Monday morning sentenced Anthony Getschel to six years for manslaughter, with another two years added for fleeing the June 2016 scene near 101 Street, in what he described as a “complete tragedy.”

“One man died for nothing. Absolutely nothing,” Belzil told the courtroom filled with friends and family of both Jimmo and Getschel.

Belzil said Getschel’s actions were senseless the night of Jimmo’s death and “leaves one shaking one’s head.”

Getschel struck Jimmo with his truck and then fled the scene, hid the vehicle and reported his licence plate as stolen, according to an agreed statement of facts previously heard in court. He turned himself into police around 1 a.m. on June 28.

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UFC Vet Ryan Jimmo’s Killer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

He was a knockout striker from Canada, and he fought in the UFC from 2012 to 2015, even appearing on TUF 8. But in 2016, Ryan Jimmo was killed in a road rage incident, and his killer was finally sentenced to eight years in prison.

The details are aggravating. After mowing him down, the assailant made every attempt to hide the evidence. These actions prompted the judge to tack on an additional two years on what would’ve been a six-year sentence for manslaughter.

Here’s the Edmonton Journal:

The 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the hit-and-run killing of mixed-martial-arts fighter Ryan Jimmo will serve eight years in prison and lose the ability to drive for eight years following.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Belzil Monday morning sentenced Anthony Getschel to six years for manslaughter, with another two years added for fleeing the June 2016 scene near 101 Street, in what he described as a “complete tragedy.”

“One man died for nothing. Absolutely nothing,” Belzil told the courtroom filled with friends and family of both Jimmo and Getschel.

Belzil said Getschel’s actions were senseless the night of Jimmo’s death and “leaves one shaking one’s head.”

Getschel struck Jimmo with his truck and then fled the scene, hid the vehicle and reported his licence plate as stolen, according to an agreed statement of facts previously heard in court. He turned himself into police around 1 a.m. on June 28.

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UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Still the Coolest Heavyweight in the UFC

As local heavyweights go, Tai Tuivasa earned his main event spot at UFC Fight Night 142. Three wins in three Octagon appearances, and all of them pretty decisive, meant it was time for him to take a step up in competition with the spotlight shining on him brightly. So he got to face former champ Junior dos Santos.

There was no real heat between the two before the fight. In fact, they seemed to have gotten married and adopted a baby kangaroo, which is a common thing in Australia. But when the cage door shut it was time for business, and Tuivasa wasted no time chopping away at the Brazilian with kicks, kicks and more kicks. Meanwhile, whenever JDS clinched him, Tuivasa would use that opportunity to land elbows. Things were getting hairy.

And yet, JDS has been an elite heavyweight for a while now – and one of the coolest guys around to boot – so all it took was some sloppiness on Tuivasa’s part and Dos Santos was able to capitalize. A short hook in an exchange sent the Aussie to the canvas, and after some ground and pound, JDS got the win via TKO.

This loss probably does nothing for Tuivasa’s standing as local hero. Whenever the UFC comes to town, he’ll be on the card. As for Dos Santos… like Shogun’s win in the co-main event, maybe this staves off the talk of retirement for a little while longer?

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UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Still the Coolest Heavyweight in the UFC

As local heavyweights go, Tai Tuivasa earned his main event spot at UFC Fight Night 142. Three wins in three Octagon appearances, and all of them pretty decisive, meant it was time for him to take a step up in competition with the spotlight shining on him brightly. So he got to face former champ Junior dos Santos.

There was no real heat between the two before the fight. In fact, they seemed to have gotten married and adopted a baby kangaroo, which is a common thing in Australia. But when the cage door shut it was time for business, and Tuivasa wasted no time chopping away at the Brazilian with kicks, kicks and more kicks. Meanwhile, whenever JDS clinched him, Tuivasa would use that opportunity to land elbows. Things were getting hairy.

And yet, JDS has been an elite heavyweight for a while now – and one of the coolest guys around to boot – so all it took was some sloppiness on Tuivasa’s part and Dos Santos was able to capitalize. A short hook in an exchange sent the Aussie to the canvas, and after some ground and pound, JDS got the win via TKO.

This loss probably does nothing for Tuivasa’s standing as local hero. Whenever the UFC comes to town, he’ll be on the card. As for Dos Santos… like Shogun’s win in the co-main event, maybe this staves off the talk of retirement for a little while longer?

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