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Midnight Mania! Cormier on Rockhold training with Oezdemir: ‘Luke can’t beat me!’

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Daniel Cormier, at 38 years old, is quintessential Old Dad when it comes to technology. The UFC had him on Facebook Live recently, something he had apparently never done before. He was nonplussed at first- “When did this happen?”, but quickly adapted to the format, dropping knowledge on fans about his mindset going into the bout, even revealing his kids got slime on his shirt. “They get you when it’s unexpected. That’s why I’m expecting Volkan.”

He also addressed concerns about Luke Rockhold training with Volkan Oezdemir. Rockhold’s home is American Kickboxing Academy, but lately he has been doing his fight camps with Henri Hooft, honing his striking. This has given him the benefit of consistent sparring partners, one of whom is, you guessed it, “No Time”. But Cormier isn’t worried:

“Luke training with my opponent? Eh. Doesn’t matter. Luke can’t really help him. Luke can’t beat me! (laughs) What’s Luke gonna teach him?”

LIVE w/ the champ! Daniel Cormier is taking your questions NOW ahead of #UFC220! Ask away ⬇️

Posted by UFC on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Luke will be attempting to beat a fighter Cormier says would beat himself in straight wrestling at UFC 221, when he faces the fearsome Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight title. Cormier’s test comes much sooner, this weekend, when he defends his light heavyweight title- which he admits does feel a bit like an interim title too- against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220.


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Stipe will not be outworked.

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Ronda’s identity apart from fighting is hard to get used to. She is repping nutritional supplements.

Angela Hill would love to be on the undercard of UFC 223 in Brooklyn.

This twitter meltdown was extraordinary.

And then today a last hurrah, a shoutout to Bjorn Rebney…

This would be a great fit for the Brooklyn card

Uh oh. Cynthia Calvillo just (potentially) popped positive for a marijuana metabolite. It’s not a performance enhancing drug… but USADA doesn’t care about that.

In other suspension news:

Weird techniques from Greg Jackson

Gaston Bolanos got back to his Muay Thai roots

Kickboxer Artem Levin practicing getting offline and pivoting footwork

Rory Macdonald is excited to make another human hurt this Saturday, but that human is far from helpless. Yes, I’m very stoked for Lima-Macdonald.

Ovince St. Preux said yesterday that he is open to moving to heavyweight if he can’t find an opponent in his division

For some reason this series of drills run by Phil Daru at American Top Team was mesmerizing to watch.

Khabib Nurmagomedov came by his skillset honestly.

Maybe not the most exciting wrestler in the entire world, but fun to watch nonetheless.


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Paulo Costa offers to ‘beat up’ transgender fighter Fallon Fox for ‘free’

Despite not competing in professional mixed martial arts (MMA) since 2014, transgender women’s bantamweight fighter Fallon Fox is still grabbing headlines.

This time around, rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Paulo Costa was the one to take shots at Fox during a recent Facebook video submission, offering to step in and take out the transgender fighter for free.

“I would love it if this Fallon Fox fought a man,” said Costa (translation via AG Fight). “A well-prepared fighter. In fact, I’m making myself available to fight him for free, just so I can beat him up. I wouldn’t even need much time. Just a few minutes.”

Remember, this isn’t the first time someone in the MMA community took shots at Fox for fighting in women’s MMA after being born a man. Former UFC superstar Ronda Rousey discussed chopping off peckers, while former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione called Fox a “sick, sociopathic disgusting freak.”

“He was born a man, and he is a man, even though he calls himself a transsexual”, said Costa. “It’s absurd cowardice, not only by him, but also by the promoters of any event that has accepted this kind of absurdity. He has simply annihilated the girls who have fought against him. They were slaughtered, they put their lives at risk, they put their physical integrity at risk”.

While Costa believes that Fox is taking advantage of his/her ability to compete against female fighters, the Brazilian also wants his fans to know he’s not speaking out against transgenders in general or homosexuality.

“I don’t want to get into [the personal aspect] of his choice, to be transsexual or not, homosexual or not,” said Costa. “What happens here is that a man is fighting against girls, against women, as if he were one. This is absurd, and it can’t be accepted.”

As it stands today, current UFC bantamweight fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith is the only fighter to defeat Fox. But if Costa ever gets his hands on the transgender 42-year-old, that lone loss would most certainly turn into two.

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Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
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Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
Recent News on Sherdog.com