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Midnight Mania! Blaydes: Ngannou Is In a ‘Dark, Dark Place’

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UFC heavyweight contender Curtis “Razor” Blaydes is scheduled to put his six-fight win streak on the line to rematch Francis Ngannou at UFC: Beijing. The former UFC title challenger Ngannou has lost some momentum after also dropping a lackluster decision to Derrick Lewis in his last bout. According to Blaydes, this has to be bad news for his mental state. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“He’s probably in a hole right now,” Blaydes said. “0-2 after being the hotshot? That’s got to be a dark, dark place. I want him to be his best. I don’t want any excuses out of his camp or the fans or the company. I want him at his best. I’ll beat him 10 out of 10 times.”

One could argue that he has already lost 1 out of 10… but Blaydes wasn’t stopped by Ngannou. He was stopped by the doctor, and he’s quick to remind us all of that.

“It is a loss,” Blaydes said. “On my record it’s a loss, but any loss that you don’t lose any sleep over is that one. It wasn’t the referee’s decision, it wasn’t the judge’s decision, it was the doctor.”

Still, that doesn’t mean the official L on his record doesn’t bother him. He wants it back.

“I wouldn’t say it kept me up at night, but I knew it would happen eventually,” Blaydes told reporters during a recent media scrum. “It was inevitable. I knew he’d be around, I’d be around. The UFC likes natural stories like this. We already have a natural storyline. It’s not fake. We had a fight, he won, but I didn’t get to finish it. So I do have a bit of redemption I want to get.”


Insomnia

25 years of champions, all in one picture- that’s pretty cool.

UFC bantamweight Tonya Evinger and her girl had themselves a truly amazing vacation, by the looks of things.

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Sea trader hanging off a cliff..cool dive .

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It’s us again..

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Yoel Romero might be asking if Anderson Silva is scared- “Are you afraid of [spider emoji]” but is Anderson Silva his best next opponent? He could rematch Jacare, or he could fight Israel Adesanya. Either way, he is the most dangerous man in the middleweight division, even including Robert Whittaker.

Georges St. Pierre hanging out with tennis star Genie Bouchard!

Monkey style!

Chad Mendes looks like he’s in a video game here. His fight with Alex Volkanovski, the Australian Chad Mendes, is going to be awesome.

Pretty cool fan art of light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes

Ouch- Adesanya said he has to dumb down his striking to mimic Edson Barboza, Dan Hooker’s next opponent.

This is such an incredible picture of camaraderie.

The KO was so insane, yet so sad for the Korean Zombie, who had been 1 second away from victory.

We were all thinking it

Football brawl!

Did anyone else read “The Moves Make the Man” as a kid? This is the MMA version.

I was waiting for this face to get memed.

I just didn’t expect Mike Perry to meme his own arm breaking.

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Levels

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I’m mad Adesanya referred to “2%” Mike Perry as a black man.

A+ tweet from Angela Hill.

Cowboy really wouldn’t be the worst option for a returning McGregor.

This is fantastic. Art Jimmerson, the boxer who opted to fight with one glove at UFC 1, is making fun of himself.

This cracked me up. If you are editing videos, why stop with a little fast-forwarding?

Is Cain Velasquez really returning in 2019?

This is surprising.

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Didn’t see that coming!

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Slips, Rips, and Kneebar Clips

This knockout is still surreal to me.

Russian Sambo for the soul

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Sambo no chill

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Well that was skillful. Calf crusher

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Alexander Usyk is an all-time great when it comes to beating men in their own country

Marcin Held can hook a heel

Giorgio Petrosyan is one of the all-time greats

Amazing. Yi Long knocked out Choi Hong-Man via spinning kick to the nuts.

That lead uppercut is a treat.

Like a bull against a matador


Random Land

The pictures coming out of California are apocalyptic. I understand why Californians are so concerned about climate change. Abnormally dry climate patterns mean… this.

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Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou Rematch Booked For UFC in Beijing

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes are set to run back their April 2016 encounter, as ESPN first reported on Thursday that the two have agreed to rematch at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing on Nov. 24.
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Blaydes: UFC Fans Fascinated By Big Muscles, Ugly Tattoos

Brock Lesnar is not a very good mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

That’s according to top-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes, who smashed his way up the 265-pound ladder and positioned himself for a division title shot. Then UFC went full WWE and trumped “Razor” with Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier in 2019.

Not because it makes sense for the division, but rather because it’s a fight that will likely sell over one million pay-per-view (PPV) buys, thanks to MMA fans and their “weird” fascination with big muscles and ugly tattoos.

“Will Smith is very popular. You think Will Smith can go in there at 185 and get a title shot? No. Brock Lesnar, he’s going to go fight for the title, go make beaucoup money, and he’s going to go get knocked out,” Blaydes told MMA Fighting.

“He’s not good. It’s weird how MMA fans are, like, just fascinated by his muscles,” he said. “Like, they just like to see a big guy with his physique in the Octagon. They don’t believe he can win, they just like to see him in Octagon. I don’t get it. Maybe they just like his tattoos, I don’t know.”

Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) has not competed since his no contest against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in summer 2016, which also saw the former NCAA Division-1 National Champion fail his pre-and post-fight drug tests (more on that here).

Blaydes, meanwhile, had some drug testing issues of his own back in early 2017, though you can probably argue a marked difference between marijuana (Blaydes) and clomiphene (Lesnar) when it comes to banned substances.

It’s unlikely these two will ever meet inside the cage, but it sounds like Blaydes — who recently called for a Stipe Miocic match up later this year — is ready to stake his claim to the 265-pound crown.

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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes Believes There’s ‘No Doubt’ He’s Next in Line for UFC Heavyweight Title

Outside of a loss to Francis Ngannou in his debut, Curtis Blaydes is unbeaten inside the Octagon and getting better with each fight. After adding Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt to his resume in 2018, the Chicago native believes he’s risen to the top of the division.
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UFC 225 Prelims: Curtis Blaydes Demolishes Alistar Overeem

Curtis Blaydes continues to be as sharp as his name — literally as well as figuratively.
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Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes to Clash at UFC 225 in Chicago

Curtis Blaydes wil get the opportunity to take climb another rung on the heavyweight ladder when he faces Alistair Overeem at UFC 225.
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