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Guess Who’s Back … Back Again

So, Dana White = John Cena and Yair Rodriguez = Nikki Bella?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, angrily told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he cut featherweight phenom Yair Rodriguez after “Pantera” repeatedly turned down fights, including a showdown against Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 227 in Los Angeles.

I’m not sure what changed between then and now, but it appears the two parties recently reconciled and the Magomedsharipov is back on the table, though the date looks to have been pushed back about a month or so.

“I’m told UFC is rescinding its termination letter to Yair Rodriguez, essentially reinstating his contract,” ESPN’s Brett Okamoto wrote on Twitter. “Rodriguez vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov is now verbally agreed to for UFC 228 in September.”

The Mexican-born Rodriguez (10-2) began negotiating with other organizations in the days after he was (cough) “released,” even drawing a lucrative offer from Hispanic-based combat sports promotion Combate Americas, which has a stranglehold on the Latin American MMA scene.

No telling if the negotiations were an attempt to gauge his market value or if the kerfuffle was just another case of White losing his cool, but for now, it appears Rodriguez is heading back to the Octagon later this year.

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Midnight Mania! Jon Stewart Makes Max Holloway Back Down

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC 145-lb. champion Max Holloway went on tour to entertain the troops with comedian Jon Stewart and Paige VanZant (among others) and got into a staredown with Stewart. Everyone was intimidated when the middle-aged comedian tore his shirt off, including the featherweight champion of the world, who found himself backing away from laughter… er… fear.

The experience seemed like a pretty positive experience for everyone.

Max Holloway faces Brian Ortega for the title in the co-main event of an extraordinarily stacked UFC 226 on July 7th.


Insomnia

It might be too much too soon, but Israel Adesanya is getting a big step up against Brad Tavares in a main event.

Houston traffic leaves me deeply existentially angry, but this guy found a way to make it fun.

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Robert Whittaker’s training location looks both incredibly hard to run up and incredibly idyllic.

It never gets easier , you just get better

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Khabib Nurmagomedov, world traveller

This guy works in one of my favorite genres, art memes.

MMA, but with guns looks fun

This was the first MMA fight I bet money on, and both because of that and because this was the peak of Matt Brown’s run as the Immortal, it remains one of my favorite fights ever.

Thanks Ryan Madigan for an amazing camp for this fight!

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Sage in the north, cutting logs with his bare hands.

How I feel rolling with a black belt in grappling.

Gunnar Nelson had to withdraw from his fight with Neil Magny, and of course both athletes were extremely respectful about it.

Will Brooks speaks up against racially biased police brutality.

Brooks’ old rival Michael Chandler (who he bested twice) was, to say the least, not impressed by Dillon Danis.

To be fair Danis’ toehold was pretty cool

My money is on Garry Tonon when this inevitably happens

Make it happen. @rich_chou @bellatormma @onechampionship @garrytonon @dillondanis

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Keep an eye out for my shirtless head shots, coming soon 2020

I was as happy as anyone to see Fedor Emelianenko get himself a KO win over the weekend.

Derrick Lewis should be doing Midnight Mania at this point.

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Whoops

Be careful which snowflake your punk ass decides to sling them slurs at, bruh.

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This is me

l What could it be tho??

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Some narrated Joe Rogan during his podcast and it’s pretty great.

Wow

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Deep cut

This is elite training

Jorge Masvidal gives his timeline for return


Podcasts and Video

Some of our podcast Friday is still relevant (and two out of three of us picked Fedor-Mir correctly)- Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

This looks really interesting and right at the intersection of my professional worlds.


Slips, Rips- all the Weekend Clips

Standing arm triangle? Don’t mind if I do.

I don’t know what this was, but I’m gonna slap all these highlights up here in random order so just get used to it.

EFC

Wrasslin’

All of Bellator 198 in two minutes.

Some single-leg takedown defense

Hellbows

Last weekend I was the guy in black and red shorts, getting my arm twisted off all day long. I tapped much more quickly than this though.

We love Kikuno kicks around these parts

Flying triangle to say goodnight.


Good Reads


Random Land

Zercher squats are supposed to be really good for MMA

Your daily dose of politics*

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*consuming entertainment is not doing politics.

Hyenas are massive animals up close.

Wow! Amazing… Video by @maxstrong #Destination_Wild

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Someone named Rodrigo Koxa set the world record for largest wave surfed and boy did he take his life in his hands.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Jon Stewart Makes Max Holloway Back Down

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC 145-lb. champion Max Holloway went on tour to entertain the troops with comedian Jon Stewart and Paige VanZant (among others) and got into a staredown with Stewart. Everyone was intimidated when the middle-aged comedian tore his shirt off, including the featherweight champion of the world, who found himself backing away from laughter… er… fear.

The experience seemed like a pretty positive experience for everyone.

Max Holloway faces Brian Ortega for the title in the co-main event of an extraordinarily stacked UFC 226 on July 7th.


Insomnia

It might be too much too soon, but Israel Adesanya is getting a big step up against Brad Tavares in a main event.

Houston traffic leaves me deeply existentially angry, but this guy found a way to make it fun.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Robert Whittaker’s training location looks both incredibly hard to run up and incredibly idyllic.

It never gets easier , you just get better

A post shared by Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) on

Khabib Nurmagomedov, world traveller

This guy works in one of my favorite genres, art memes.

MMA, but with guns looks fun

This was the first MMA fight I bet money on, and both because of that and because this was the peak of Matt Brown’s run as the Immortal, it remains one of my favorite fights ever.

Thanks Ryan Madigan for an amazing camp for this fight!

A post shared by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on

Sage in the north, cutting logs with his bare hands.

How I feel rolling with a black belt in grappling.

Gunnar Nelson had to withdraw from his fight with Neil Magny, and of course both athletes were extremely respectful about it.

Will Brooks speaks up against racially biased police brutality.

Brooks’ old rival Michael Chandler (who he bested twice) was, to say the least, not impressed by Dillon Danis.

To be fair Danis’ toehold was pretty cool

My money is on Garry Tonon when this inevitably happens

Make it happen. @rich_chou @bellatormma @onechampionship @garrytonon @dillondanis

A post shared by As Shopped As It Gets (@as_shopped_as_it_gets_) on

Keep an eye out for my shirtless head shots, coming soon 2020

I was as happy as anyone to see Fedor Emelianenko get himself a KO win over the weekend.

Derrick Lewis should be doing Midnight Mania at this point.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Whoops

Be careful which snowflake your punk ass decides to sling them slurs at, bruh.

A post shared by Secret Moves (@secretmovesmma) on

This is me

l What could it be tho??

A post shared by Because jitsu (@because_jitsu) on

Some narrated Joe Rogan during his podcast and it’s pretty great.

Wow

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Deep cut

This is elite training

Jorge Masvidal gives his timeline for return


Podcasts and Video

Some of our podcast Friday is still relevant (and two out of three of us picked Fedor-Mir correctly)- Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

This looks really interesting and right at the intersection of my professional worlds.


Slips, Rips- all the Weekend Clips

Standing arm triangle? Don’t mind if I do.

I don’t know what this was, but I’m gonna slap all these highlights up here in random order so just get used to it.

EFC

Wrasslin’

All of Bellator 198 in two minutes.

Some single-leg takedown defense

Hellbows

Last weekend I was the guy in black and red shorts, getting my arm twisted off all day long. I tapped much more quickly than this though.

We love Kikuno kicks around these parts

Flying triangle to say goodnight.


Good Reads


Random Land

Zercher squats are supposed to be really good for MMA

Your daily dose of politics*

A post shared by Jessica Anteby Tebele (@beigecardigan) on

*consuming entertainment is not doing politics.

Hyenas are massive animals up close.

Wow! Amazing… Video by @maxstrong #Destination_Wild

A post shared by Destination Wild (@destination_wild) on

Someone named Rodrigo Koxa set the world record for largest wave surfed and boy did he take his life in his hands.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Dana: Brock Lesnar Coming Back, I Don’t Know When

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Dana White went on the UFC’s state-run television, UFC Tonight on Fox, to talk about Nurmagomedov-Holloway, Conor McGregor, and deny that Covington-Rafael Dos Anjos has been made. He said Eddie Alvarez was the first guy they called, but Alvarez couldn’t make the weight. He also made the following statement about Brock Lesnar:

Brock Lesnar is coming back. I don’t know when, but yes he is.

The claim is certainly an enticing one for fans and the promotion, which has struggled to field crossover stars since McGregor’s circus-style boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. White, despite his insistence in this interview not to believe the media unless he is the one talking, has a more than checkered history with facts. There is smoke to this rumor, though, as White posted a picture of himself hanging out with Lesnar earlier this year. Lesnar’s manager recently stated that Brock has a genuine desire to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship- that he’s not using it as a negotiating tactic to wring concessions from his current employers, the WWE. His current deal is up soon after Wrestlemania.

However, there are complications with a Lesnar return, thanks to his failed drug test after his last UFC return, a win-turned-no-contest against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Hunt is suing the UFC (and Lesnar) for allegedly allowing Brock to compete knowing he was on steroids; Brock would presumably still have to serve out part of his one-year suspension, as he exited the testing pool after UFC 200. That hangup may be part of the reason Dana isn’t sure when he will be returning. A matchup with Jon Jones had been highly anticipated after Jones’ most recent fight with Daniel Cormier, but Jones subsequently tested positive for his own steroid, and is currently facing what is likely a lengthy suspension.

Who should Lesnar face if he does indeed return?


Insomnia

Max Holloway is channeling some serious teen heartthrob style.

Leslie Smith realized NBA2K players have it better than UFC fighters.

Max is going real easy on the pads… hopefully he has gas in his tank Saturday night.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actor Chris Pratt hanging with the Nogueira brothers

Das wassup

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Dana White often tells half truths, or less than half truths.

How Artem Lobov must have felt in that hallway

Khabib Nurmagomedov was not playing around.

Apparently this is what Nurmagomedov confronted Lobov about

The real story:

True story.

Rampage doing whatever these are with his daughter on his back is endearing

My daughter is heavier than i thought

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An update on Chris Weidman

This is going to be fun.

The video of Luke Rockhold spearing these massive fish is really trippy and primal.

Time for a feast. @spearfishing_reviews @scott_skewt @buellsurf

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Gregor Gillespie is a good fisherman, but has he ever speared massive ocean-going fish with a speargun?

Khabib’s ground and pound is just qualitatively scarier.

Jose Aldo light sparring… he was the featherweight champion whose takedown defense and footwork I thought would be a really interesting foil for Khabib.

Michael Chandler, the Bellator lightweight champ, gets into some crazy wrestling scrambles in training.



Podcasts and Video

Khabib’s ground and pound, explained by pro fighter and MMA Mania’s native analyst Andrew Richardson, with Andrew Coyne of Team Alpha Male. Follow MMA Mania on Youtube for more!

Heavy Hands with an extended UFC 223 discussion

The Monday Morning Analyst rates Max Holloway’s chances of avoiding the takedown

BJJ Scout’s breakdown might be the most essential of all:


Random Land

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Josh Barnett May Have Beaten USADA, But He Ain’t Coming Back for a While

Heavyweight pioneer and former UFC champ Josh Barnett may have done the impossible by beating USADA, but don’t expect him back in the Octagon anytime soon.

He hasn’t been part of USADA’s testing pool in a while, and unless you have a Brock Lesnar-esque waiver that trumps all, you need to have passed a few drugs tests to gain entrance into the UFC’s cage.

MMAWeekly has the scoop:

While that was a huge win for Barnett, he was still forced to sit out for over a year while waiting on a verdict from the arbitration hearing with USADA. Now if Barnett plans on fighting in the UFC again, he’ll be waiting at least another six months assuming he re-enters the drug testing pool

Barnett pulled himself out of the UFC drug testing pool back in 2016 and USADA officials confirmed on Thursday that he still hasn’t notified them with any intention to return to action.

Assuming Barnett does re-enter the drug testing pool with USADA, he would have to undergo six months of testing before he would be allowed to book a fight in the UFC. That means at minimum if Barnett notified USADA immediately that he intended to fight again, it would be at least late September before he could fight in the UFC.

Of course, all of this assumes that Barnett even wants to come back to the UFC. The dude has always been happy doing his own thing, like dabbling in pro wrestling and fighting in Japan, so this whole six-months thing might be a moot point.

 

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Josh Barnett May Have Beaten USADA, But He Ain’t Coming Back for a While

Heavyweight pioneer and former UFC champ Josh Barnett may have done the impossible by beating USADA, but don’t expect him back in the Octagon anytime soon.

He hasn’t been part of USADA’s testing pool in a while, and unless you have a Brock Lesnar-esque waiver that trumps all, you need to have passed a few drugs tests to gain entrance into the UFC’s cage.

MMAWeekly has the scoop:

While that was a huge win for Barnett, he was still forced to sit out for over a year while waiting on a verdict from the arbitration hearing with USADA. Now if Barnett plans on fighting in the UFC again, he’ll be waiting at least another six months assuming he re-enters the drug testing pool

Barnett pulled himself out of the UFC drug testing pool back in 2016 and USADA officials confirmed on Thursday that he still hasn’t notified them with any intention to return to action.

Assuming Barnett does re-enter the drug testing pool with USADA, he would have to undergo six months of testing before he would be allowed to book a fight in the UFC. That means at minimum if Barnett notified USADA immediately that he intended to fight again, it would be at least late September before he could fight in the UFC.

Of course, all of this assumes that Barnett even wants to come back to the UFC. The dude has always been happy doing his own thing, like dabbling in pro wrestling and fighting in Japan, so this whole six-months thing might be a moot point.

 

The post Josh Barnett May Have Beaten USADA, But He Ain’t Coming Back for a While appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Ronda Rousey: UFC Return ‘As Likely As Me Going Back to Another Olympics for Judo’

Ronda Rousey has never officially announced her retirement from mixed martial arts, but she came pretty close during a recent appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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