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Invicta FC 34 Results: Vanessa Porto Wins Flyweight Belt, But Sacrifices Eye

While Bellator was busy having its fighters kick each other in the nuts last night, the ladies of Invicta FC 34 were gouging each other’s eyes out. Because, you, girls don’t have nuts.

Vanessa Porto and Pearl Gonzalez were fighting for the flyweight belt. And despite Gonzalez being a badass UFC vet, Porto was actually ahead on the scorecards by the time Round 4 rolled around…

…Which is when Porto took an accidental eye-gouge that left her bleeding (yikes!).

The rules state that if a bout must be stopped due to accidental foul, and the fight has gone on at least two rounds, then the judges’ scorecards must determine the winner. Well, that’s precisely what happened. So Porto to the decision, and the belt.

But she had to sacrifice her eye.

Invicta FC 34 Results: Vanessa Porto Wins Flyweight Belt, But Sacrifices Eye

While Bellator was busy having its fighters kick each other in the nuts last night, the ladies of Invicta FC 34 were gouging each other’s eyes out. Because, you, girls don’t have nuts.

Vanessa Porto and Pearl Gonzalez were fighting for the flyweight belt. And despite Gonzalez being a badass UFC vet, Porto was actually ahead on the scorecards by the time Round 4 rolled around…

…Which is when Porto took an accidental eye-gouge that left her bleeding (yikes!).

The rules state that if a bout must be stopped due to accidental foul, and the fight has gone on at least two rounds, then the judges’ scorecards must determine the winner. Well, that’s precisely what happened. So Porto to the decision, and the belt.

But she had to sacrifice her eye.

Invicta FC 34 Results: Vanessa Porto Wins Flyweight Belt, But Sacrifices Eye

While Bellator was busy having its fighters kick each other in the nuts last night, the ladies of Invicta FC 34 were gouging each other’s eyes out. Because, you, girls don’t have nuts.

Vanessa Porto and Pearl Gonzalez were fighting for the flyweight belt. And despite Gonzalez being a badass UFC vet, Porto was actually ahead on the scorecards by the time Round 4 rolled around…

…Which is when Porto took an accidental eye-gouge that left her bleeding (yikes!).

The rules state that if a bout must be stopped due to accidental foul, and the fight has gone on at least two rounds, then the judges’ scorecards must determine the winner. Well, that’s precisely what happened. So Porto to the decision, and the belt.

But she had to sacrifice her eye.

Invicta FC 34 Results: Vanessa Porto Wins Flyweight Belt, But Sacrifices Eye

While Bellator was busy having its fighters kick each other in the nuts last night, the ladies of Invicta FC 34 were gouging each other’s eyes out. Because, you, girls don’t have nuts.

Vanessa Porto and Pearl Gonzalez were fighting for the flyweight belt. And despite Gonzalez being a badass UFC vet, Porto was actually ahead on the scorecards by the time Round 4 rolled around…

…Which is when Porto took an accidental eye-gouge that left her bleeding (yikes!).

The rules state that if a bout must be stopped due to accidental foul, and the fight has gone on at least two rounds, then the judges’ scorecards must determine the winner. Well, that’s precisely what happened. So Porto to the decision, and the belt.

But she had to sacrifice her eye.

It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

Midnight Mania! The Internet Can’t Stop Roasting New UFC Belt

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The Internet spent much of today making fun of the new UFC belt design.

The Thanos comparisons came early

Max Holloway wanted rings

This is what he is talking about:

I think the new belt looks fine, but these were still funny

It was endless

Even Conor McGregor couldn’t make the new belt design seem cool

Al Iaquinta roasted him too

Now I just miss my old Indiglo watch

The UFC did have one response to a critical fan that was so good, he just conceded defeat and deleted his tweet.


Insomnia

Adam Nelson does some pretty cool fighter artwork, including this piece for Israel Adesanya

Forrest Griffin says that when you are as ugly as he is, it can’t get worse, it just stays the same.

Holly Holm is getting paid, good for her.

Nate Diaz def. Khabib Nurmagomedov by TKO via upkick?

Will 2019 be Aaron Pico’s breakout year in Bellator?


Slips, Rips, and Retainer KO Clips

Finish by broken retainer

“Jonny Tsunami” is a quality MMA nickname

Tombstone is also a great nickname

This was an insane fight- will Gregor Gillespie vs. another giant in Yancy Medeiros be as wild?

That cross counter over the jab…

Amanda Serrano is the champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ-champ.

Last-round comeback

Battle of attrition

Ouch


Podcasts and Video

Breaking down Cejudo’s inside trip

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MMA Ratings

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Midnight Mania! GSP: Defending One Belt Harder Than Winning Two

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Who would have guessed, a few years ago, that we would get so many superfights, we would be wishing for a regular champion who was content to just defend his belt in his own division? Yet, for some fans, that is now the situation the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the trend-setting Conor McGregor have put us in. It’s a welcome problem to have. In the past few years, we have been treated to Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez, Georges St. Pierre vs. Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic, and currently on the schedule we have TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo (with TJ fighting down a weight class, in a bizarre twist) and Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes. This is in many ways a great change, as these fights have, so far, been a lot of fun, but the danger is that the promotion threatens to further devalue belts already cheapened with interminable interim title bouts. No fighter has yet managed to win and defend two separate belts, meaning that they are, in effect, vacating one division for the next.

Max Holloway is a perfect example. He just defended his featherweight title in one of the greatest performances the 145-lb. division has ever seen, and was immediately inundated with questions about facing Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, or Conor McGregor, all fights that would take place a division up at lightweight. While a champion taking non-title fights a division up could be fun — who wouldn’t watch Max rematch McGregor, after all — it seems unnecessary when lightweight is so stacked, and featherweight already has more than one rising prospect booked to determine the next top contender.

There was also the question raised, when discussing Max’s potential legacy at featherweight: which counts for more, defending the title many times in a row, as Jose Aldo did, or vaulting up a weight class to claim a second title, like Conor McGregor? Which adds more to the legacy of a fighter?

As one of only five men to hold UFC titles across two weight divisions, as well as one of the longest-running champions in UFC history, Georges St. Pierre is uniquely suited to answer the question: which is a more difficult feat? GSP thinks that defending a belt over a long period of time is more difficult, and he explained why.

I think taking contenders is the hardest thing, and I’m gonna tell you why. Because when you are the champion, you are the target. Everybody is looking at you, everybody is studying your game. So, everything you do, everybody has seen it before. When you are coming as a contender- you’re the contender, you’re challenging the champion- it’s like the guy is looking at you for maybe a few months… which, when you’re champion, people are studying your game every day of your reign. Every guy that come up, their dream is to beat you. So they know your game, sometime better than you know yourself. So, for that reason, its a different perspective.

Is George St. Pierre right? If he is right, should the more difficult feat- defending the title over and over- count for more in terms of a champion’s legacy than winning a second belt in another weight class?


Insomnia

Remember when Conor McGregor’s mindset was that the cage WAS his stage for excellence? It seems unlikely we will ever see a McGregor this focused in the Octagon again, but we can hope.

Jose Aldo is only entertaining to the point that he is being pushed by his opponent. Renato Moicano is young, hungry, aggressive, and skilled in the same phases of the fight Aldo is, to greater or lesser degrees- meaning, this fight is going to rock. The leg kick battle alone is going to be worth your time.

Some context as to the pace Moicano pushes:

Scott Coker’s GIF game is strong

These are some of the fights that had been booked

“We should be friends, probably.” is an all-time great line after the fight Max Holloway and Brian Ortega had

Jon Jones fully looks the part of the killer here

Max Holloway cheers on his Hawaiian sister, Bellator flyweight champion Ilima Lane-MacFarlane

Robert Whittaker is a sellout!

Derrick Lewis on set

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Israel Adesanya is, at heart, an unapologetic nerd.

Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling is another great bantamweight fight

What would you do?


Podcasts and Video

The most relevant fight to watch before Kevin Lee mauls Al Iaquinta this weekend, is undoubtedly their first bout:

Heavy Hands

MMA Ratings


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

What a round

Defense is often more impressive than offense

Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa was awesome


Random Land

After the slow apocalypse, this will be how we get lions, tigers and genetically engineered sabertooth cats back in North America

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Gegard Mousasi to Defend Middleweight Belt vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. in Bellator 214 Co-Main

Bellator MMA’s Jan. 26 tent-pole event just got a little bit bigger.
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Daniel Cormier: Relationship ‘Tense’ with UFC Because Promotion Wants to Strip LHW Belt

Last week, reports surfaced that the UFC was looking to book a rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at the promotion’s year-end card.
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