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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Francis Ngannou Realistic About Standing in Heavyweight Division After UFC Beijing Win

Francis Ngannou went from being “The Next Big Thing” in the UFC to being labeled a bust in just a few short fights.
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Midnight Mania! Only Dana White ‘Cared’ About Khabib-McGregor Brawl

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Dana White said the melee after UFC 229, which saw Khabib leap into the crowd like an eagle to attack McGregor’s grappling coach Dillon Danis — after he tapped McGregor- was a big deal, but no one seemed to care except him. Transcript via For The Win:

For me personally, all the work I put that I put into this the last 20 years of my life… I didn’t want to see it go down like that. I was upset about it. I was the only one. The rest of the world could care less.

For me, it was just our biggest moment, the most people watching ever, and that’s just not who we are. And it’s not even who Khabib is. He said many time after the fight that he went crazy after the fight and it happens sometimes. This is the fight business.

But yeah, I was the most upset guy on the planet after that fight. Nobody else cared.

There were, in fact, a wide range of reactions after the melee, some of which condemned Khabib, some of which pointed to the lack of consequence McGregor had faced for throwing a dolly through a bus window, which was at least as serious an attack. McGregor himself, who threw punches and was attacked in the cage by Khabib’s teammates, declined to press charges.

White also addressed who he thought should be next for Khabib (Tony Ferguson, let’s try it again for the first time!) and his perception that Derrick Lewis’ last-second knockout and personality turned him into a huge star at the historic event. He also praised Cormier and said fans are guaranteed to get their money’s worth from the Lewis-Cormier fight, as well as gave his thoughts on Nate Diaz.


Insomnia

Time for a little game of who does it better- Conor McGregor’s erstwhile movement coach Ido Portal, or absolute madman Tony Ferguson?

Derrick Lewis truly is a remarkable man.

Two of the best strikers in women’s MMA are training together- sparring sessions between Cris Cyborg and Valentina Shevchenko would be fascinating to watch.

This sounds almost as interesting as Renato Moicano vs. Chad Mendes, which had been the rumored bout. Mirsad Bektic is a powerful wrestler and a legitimate prospect in his own right.

This little mongoose chasing several lions made my day.

As someone in the comments on Instagram pointed out, did Gina Carano just repost the Jerry Bruckheimer logo?

Some thoughts on Artem Lobov, the GOAT.

He got back up… but that’s a concussion.

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That’s a stiff right

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Lyoto Machida being a cool dad

Dustin Poirier’s experience with fans confirms what we already know: some of y’all earn the title, Maniacs.

The Lakers’ player landed a nice left hand but in my heart I know Houston would have won if it wasn’t instantly broken up.

Renato Laranja doesn’t make it in Midnight Mania often, but this was just too good, because extreme pole dancing does look like something Tony Ferguson would try on a dare.

Jose Aldo was hanging with my favorite player circa Konami’s Winning Eleven 9: Kaka, who somehow was also a Ballon D’Or winner in 2007.

Conor McGregor was very impressed with Ireland’s own Katie Taylor.

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Ireland’s Katie Taylor

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I saw this clip right after watching ‘Blade’ and it’s amazing how well the impossible fighting scenes blended with gorillas flying at each other.

You can’t blame Derrick Lewis for saying whatever comes into his brain to the media. Some of these questions are boring.

Never mind the caption, why does Anderson Silva look like an amnesiac Jason Bourne washed up on the beach here?

As Joe Rogan commented, maybe subliminally she wanted to punch him in the face. Maybe not. Either way, it’s funny.

Nothing to see here, just Mike Perry posting a video of people riding whale sharks

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Check uppercut!

Slept

The Hangman

The more traditional check hook

Slep’t

The jump-off-the-cage superman punch

LFA brings the fighting

Down he goes. Bareknuckle boxing is the best boxing ruleset (even if it doesn’t host the best boxers)

EMPHATICALLY!

Sometimes it’s as simple as ‘get in his face and punch him till he falls over’

G’night

That is impressive from Josh Emmett. I’m not sure how this guy survived four knockdowns though, so I’m not sure which to be more impressed by.


Random Land

Best correction on Twitter goes to Sean Astin

Weird game but impressive skill

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NYSAC Wants To Chat With ‘DC’ About His Bum Hand

Loose lips sink ships. They also torpedo main events.

New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) wants to have a little chat with UFC heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, after “DC” told the combat sports media that his hand was injured and incapable of closing “all the way.”

That’s probably not the best news to break within earshot of a commission that yanked Max Holloway from his UFC 223 main event without even giving him a physical, or benching Jessica Aguilar at UFC Utica for having chapped lips.

“Our medical team may require additional medical checks for any specific fighter when warranted, and they do,” NYSAC spokesperson Lee Park told MMA Junkie. That means time is of the essence, considering the UFC 230 main event is less than three weeks away.

Not surprisingly, the commission will also be putting opponent Derrick Lewis under the microscope, as the “Black Beast” just fought at UFC 229 back on Oct. 6 and took a couple of rounds of punishment before securing his come-from-behind win, leading to a temporary medical suspension.

I know on the surface this sounds like just a formality, but there have been so many problems with NYSAC in the past that nothing is guaranteed (just ask this guy). What we do know for certain is that Cormier and Lewis don’t have much time to get their medicals sorted out.

UFC 230 goes down Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Midnight Mania! Should Khabib Fans Be Worried About This McGregor Training Video?

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Conor McGregor is gearing up for his MMA return, and it seems he is not pulling punches in the gym. I mean that literally, as he is shown dropping training partner(s) in this heavily edited and condensed training montage.

He is seen throwing an elaborate spinning roundhouse kick, practicing his bodyshots, pairing his kicks with his punches, throwing jumping switchkicks like the version of McGregor that fought Max Holloway, sticking his training partners with side-kicks to the gut, and doing a LOT of wrestling. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis can be seen prominently attempting to take him down, among others, and McGregor appears to drop one training partner with a shot to the head and seems to buckle another with a body blow.

Are Khabib fans worried, or confident?

McGregor faces Khabib at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, on October 6th.


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Is Khabib jacking Conor’s style?

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Brutal body knee in sparring by a world class Muay Thai athlete

Mark Hunt talks Brock Lesnar, JDS vs. his teammate Tai Tuivasa, and much more.

Mike Perry isn’t quite convinced the 9/11 conspiracy theories aren’t real but he is promoting a message of positivity here no matter what.

Gunnar Nelson has a creepy way of welcoming you to his fight team

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Welcome to Mjölnir my sweet boy

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BJJ Scout breaks down Conor McGregor

CM Punk has been paid more in his MMA stint than most other athletes who have trained MMA their entire careers.

Chad Mendes killed this elk to feed his family for half a year.

CSA has prepared a gameplan for Cris Cyborg against Amanda Nunes

The real ‘I’ll take his head clean off’

I’m confused now which is the real image

These people are insanely talented and incredibly skilled

Khabib still doesn’t like rap concerts. Russia can be a reactionary place, and Khabib’s views seem especially reactionary.

I don’t know how staged this is, but the choke slam was hilarious.

Imagine the sparring


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Classic Pride fight, with Liddell on loan from the UFC back when they did cross promotion.

Classic

What a battle


Random Land

Enjoy

Amazing spot.

This guy is cooler than I will ever be

This article on the anniversary of 9/11 was utterly extraordinary

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Donald Cerrone Explains Departure from Jackson-Wink: ‘It’s All About the Money There Now’

Donald Cerrone has parted ways with longtime gym Jackson-Wink MMA ahead of his UFC Fight Night 139 showdown with Mike Perry, and to hear him tell it, it wasn’t on the best of terms.
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Champ Robert Whittaker Talks About The UFC’s Weight-Cutting Problem

The UFC has a weight-cutting problem, and finally Robert Whittaker has said something about it.

No, I’m not talking about the dangers inherent in fighters losing too much weight too fast in an effort to game the divisional cutoffs. I’m talking about ALL THESE DUDES MISSING WEIGHT AND STILL GETTING TITLE SHOTS.

You see, the UFC likes narratives. Narratives sell fights. So if Yoel Romero has gained momentum by knocking out dudes but has trouble making weight, screw it, they’ll give him a title shot.

The same with Darren Till, who was so fat for his fight against Stephen Thompson he looked like “Fat Bastard” from those Austin Powers flicks. For beating Thompson, Till gets a crack at champ Tyron Woodley. That sucks.

As per MMAFighting:

Whittaker, 27, seems to find the whole thing ludicrous. He said Monday at a media lunch to promote Wednesday’s premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 28.

“It’s like me going down to bantamweight, not making weight, winning because I’m much bigger and then getting a title shot,” said Whittaker, who coaches opposite Kelvin Gastelum on TUF 28. “It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Because on the flip side, the guys that are making weight don’t make it easy. It wasn’t easy to cut weight and make weight and do the job. We still had to struggle, we still had to diet weeks out. We’re just more professional at it. We just did it right.”

Whittaker (20-4) said he thought about not fighting Romero when he missed weight at UFC 225 in Chicago, but it was a nearly impossible decision to make. He wanted to fight, flew a long way from Australia to compete, needed to get paid and didn’t want to let down all of his fans.

“The people who do make weight are also in a hard position,” Whittaker said. “Because they’re in a position where they still need to make money to pay the bills, to earn a wage, to do their job. But they also have the support of hundreds of thousands of people who have come to see them fight or that are watching them on TV to watch a fight. The fans. That’s kind of why you fight — they drive the sport.”

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