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Silva Accepts McGregor’s Callout: ‘Let’s Make It Happen’

Hey, remember when “Anderson Silva Money” was still a thing?

That’s nothing but chump change these days, and the 43 year-old “Spider” knows it, which is why he’s so willing to fight Conor McGregor, despite the fact that “Notorious” is small enough to compete at featherweight, whereas the Brazilian has competed at 205 pounds and knocked out former light heavyweight champions.

But in his defense, it was McGregor with the recent callout.

“It would be an honor to test myself with Conor McGregor,” Silva wrote on Instagram (translated by MMA Fighting). “He’s an unorthodox fighter and has proven he must be respected. Let’s make it happen.”

I guess he’s moved on from that Georges St-Pierre super fight?

McGregor, 30, can’t be worried about fighting Silva or anyone else until he gets past Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (details), which takes place this Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As for Silva, he’s wrapping up his latest United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug-test suspension and will not be eligible to compete until next month, though a potential fight is already in the works for January, according to this.

So … any interest in watching McGregor slug it out with Silva?

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Midnight Mania! Sage ‘Northbutt’ Calls Out Logan Paul, Who Accepts

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You know that saying about kids, that ANY attention is good attention? Well, it holds true in any public sphere of modern life as well. This is doubly the case in mixed martial arts, which is starved for any and all mainstream exposure. Sure, the UFC is worth somewhere between 4 and 7 billion dollars, depending on who you listen to, but the fighters themselves have precious little of that pie. Moreover, in this post-Reebok age of corporate sterilized monopoly, the secondary market for sponsors has collapsed, taking away opportunities for fighters to find a niche and develop their own audience.

So when a figure like Logan Paul, whose career IS mining mainstream attention, especially among young people, shows an interest in the sport, it’s like a feeding frenzy. Fighters trip over themselves in any and all attempt to call out the hot new guy. It’s only rational; non-fighters present both an easy fight and a LOT of attention. Brock Lesnar was among the first crossover stars to demonstrate this appeal; CM Punk showed that the UFC themselves are also greedy enough to cash in on the freak-show appeal even when a Famous Person has no fighting skill. Then, of course, there was McGregor-Mayweather, the Ultimate Circus.

Logan Paul is somewhere north of CM Punk on the “fighting skills” index, though it isn’t clear by how much. He wrestled in high school; he boxes with better form than Punk, but he lost drew in a boxing match with another YouTuber, KSI, so we can’t rate that too highly either. Today, Sage Northcutt called out Paul on Twitter, who responded by calling him Sage Northbutt.

Sage Northcutt might be the perfect opponent to capitalize on the popularity of Paul; also blond, unbelievably ripped and athletic, even more corny, probably the most likely fighter to capture the imagination of the demographic Paul brings to the table. The UFC absolutely ought to book this fight. It’s both an insult to the sport and the most rational decision for all parties, with the possible exception of Logan Paul. Sage Northcutt would beat the shit out of him while smiling the entire time, then do a standing gainer afterwards just for fun.

For that matter, Mike Perry jumping on the bandwagon and offering to train Paul is also perfect in many ways. Why not?

Darren Till explained why not, for anyone who was listening. This sport is incredibly hard work, getting mentally and physically broken over and over again until you are tough as nails, and then repeating that process ad infinitum until your career is over. Paul jumping in for one fight and undoubtedly making millions like Punk, is just insulting. But that’s our sport and our world now.


Insomnia

Mike Perry’s Twitter attacks on Donald Cerrone border on being legally actionable.

This RIZIN 13 trailer will get you HYPE, as the kids say.

I really hope this guy is okay. Real world violence like this

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Darrion Caldwell, back in his wrestling days, might possibly have been a little bit of a show-off.

Islam Makhachev understands exactly how rankings work.

Twitter suspended an account for posting a PICTURE (not a video) of an MMA fighter

Aljamain Sterling is trying, with the rest of us, to figure out how Angela Hill comes up with these cosplay outfits. Turns out she makes them herself.

Derek Brunson might be onto something.

Shane Burgos is back for more high-octane featherweight action.

Floyd Mayweather posted this on Thursday


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Ted Cruz somehow sucks at basketball MORE than I do, which is almost impossible

This picture can really make you think about the passage of time, along which we are just ants in an ocean

Till the end of time . #CathayCreators #lifewelltravelled @cathaypacific

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Pat Barry: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Won’t Grow as a Fighter Until She Accepts Her Losses

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk refuses to believe current champion Rose Namajunas is the best woman in the division despite the fact she has been bested by her twice. While Namajunas hasn’t responded to these claims, her trainer and fiancé Pat Barry didn’t hold back, suggesting Jedrzejczyk will never grow as a fighter if she doesn’t accept defeat in her career.
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Conor McGregor Accepts Plea Deal, Is Free to Attack More Buses

Our great national nightmare is over.

International combat sports superstar Conor McGregor, who was in hot water for attacking a bus prior to a UFC event in Brooklyn earlier this year, has accepted a plea deal. He has plead guilty to disorderly conduct, which is so far below a felony that the State of New York actually has to apologize to him for putting him through this trouble (not really). McGregor will have to do some form of community service, pay for the bus, and stay away from Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa (who were injured in the bus attack), but that’s it.

No jail time. No probation. Ah, to be rich and famous…

Here’s MMAFighting:

The former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion agreed to a plea deal at a hearing at Kings County Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday which saw all felony counts against the popular fighter dismissed. Per the terms of the plea deal, McGregor plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will be forced to undergo five days of community service, 1-3 days of an anger management evaluation, and will be required to pay restitution for the damage he inflicted on a UFC fighter bus during UFC 223 fight week. Three orders of protections were also served against McGregor, including two by UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. McGregor will not permitted near them until July 2020.

McGregor’s agreement to the plea deal will not affect McGregor’s travel visa, and means “The Notorious” will receive no jail time and will not have a criminal record.

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Conor McGregor Accepts Plea Deal, Is Free to Attack More Buses

Our great national nightmare is over.

International combat sports superstar Conor McGregor, who was in hot water for attacking a bus prior to a UFC event in Brooklyn earlier this year, has accepted a plea deal. He has plead guilty to disorderly conduct, which is so far below a felony that the State of New York actually has to apologize to him for putting him through this trouble (not really). McGregor will have to do some form of community service, pay for the bus, and stay away from Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa (who were injured in the bus attack), but that’s it.

No jail time. No probation. Ah, to be rich and famous…

Here’s MMAFighting:

The former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion agreed to a plea deal at a hearing at Kings County Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday which saw all felony counts against the popular fighter dismissed. Per the terms of the plea deal, McGregor plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will be forced to undergo five days of community service, 1-3 days of an anger management evaluation, and will be required to pay restitution for the damage he inflicted on a UFC fighter bus during UFC 223 fight week. Three orders of protections were also served against McGregor, including two by UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. McGregor will not permitted near them until July 2020.

McGregor’s agreement to the plea deal will not affect McGregor’s travel visa, and means “The Notorious” will receive no jail time and will not have a criminal record.

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Nick Diaz Accepts 1-Year USADA Sanction for Whereabouts Failures, Free to Fight April 19

Controversial UFC star Nick Diaz has accepted a one-year sanction from USADA resulting from three unsuccessful drug test attempts during a 12-month period from 2016 to 2017.
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Amanda Lemos Accepts 2-Year USADA Suspension for Positive Steroid Test

UFC bantamweight Amanda Lemos has accepted a two-year suspension from USADA for a positive steroid test.
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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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