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Cris Cyborg Gonna Feast on the Bones of Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes

There is just one female superfight for the UFC to make, and it looks like they done made it!

According to featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, she’s signed on the dotted line and will face bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 in December.

This is a fantastic match-up. Nunes’ best weapon is her punching power, and Cyborg is perhaps the most dangerous female fighter to ever set foot in a cage thanks to her own striking skills. I think it’s safe to say someone is getting smoked in this fight.

Here’s Cyborg’s Instagram post announcing the bout:

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Midnight Mania! ‘Bones’ Offered to Help Woodley Beat Covington

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Jon Jones’ old college roommate, Colby Covington, has been doing his best to get ahead by making as many enemies as possible. That includes Jon Jones himself, who Colby claimed had been juicing since his college days. Jones responded with several vicious social media attacks, complimenting Covington on being a ‘special type of liar’ and calling him ‘disgusting’.

Now that Covington is the interim welterweight champion, he is looking at an upcoming title fight with the real champion, Tyron Woodley. Woodley said that Jon Jones doesn’t talk to him all that much, but he made a special case for this fight, offering to help Woodley any way he needed. From MMAFighting.com:

“It funny because Jon doesn’t reach out to me very much,” Woodley explained recently on The MMA Hour. “Jon said, ‘Hey, whatever you need, brother. I want to help you.’ I told Jon, I said, ‘Man, you work so hard for your platform, from actually kicking ass and beating legends in their prime, and being one of the greatest fighters we’ve ever seen. Don’t give him your platform.’ Because he put a post up about him.

“I said, ‘I am going to kick his ass so bad, he’s gonna wish he was dead instead,’” Woodley continued. “‘He’s going to try to find a way out.’ I said, ‘So don’t worry about it.’ The dude was like, ‘It can’t happen soon enough.’”

Woodley went on to say that while Covington has been talking, he’s been working, and now he’s at 100% after his labrum tear.

“You notice how I didn’t make a fuss about the interim belt? I called it the boo-boo belt because that’s what it is, it’s kind of a joke, but I didn’t go up and make a stink about it. I didn’t go and have a fit. I stayed busy. I kept working, I kept rehabbing, I kept training. And now, at five or six months, I’m 100 percent, which is a fast turnover for anybody who’s ever had a labrum tear. And now that [UFC 225 is] done, [I’ll do the fight] whenever they want to do the fight, if they want us to fight in July, they want us to fight in August, September, November. He ain’t the champion.

“Take a nice warm glass of sit your ass down and shut the f*ck up, because you ain’t the champion, you don’t make the calls. Nobody cares where you want to fight at. You fight when the champ wants to fight. And if you wear that belt around at the press conference, I will make fun of you, I will embarrass you. If you wear a terrible looking suit again, that you got off the f*cking clearance rack and had somebody put two staples in the back, you will get made fun of. So he has no say-so on when we fight. You’re lucky and blessed you get to take this ass-whooping. When I’m ready to fight and the UFC deems it the best time where I can make the most money, then we’ll fight.”

Woodley went on to recount a story that, in his reckoning, shows how Covington lacks a certain humility and work ethic.

“Colby Covington, you are a b*tch, and I’m going to whoop your ass up and down the Octagon,” Woodley said. ”You are an embarrassment to the sport, and I hope after this fight you never fight again. And as I told you in my gym a long time ago, when I told you to get a job when you were complaining about not having money, and you said, ‘Oh, I’ll never be a grocery bagger. I’m a pro fighter.’ I told you I’m a world champion and I’ll bag groceries right now.

“Hopefully you won’t end up taking that job bagging groceries.”


Insomnia

Cowboy Cerrone just keeps on chugging away as the model action fighter the UFC wants everyone to be.

Dominick Cruz working his wrestling with Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell.

Tai Tuivasa… what a gimmick

Joanne Calderwood working the bag

Tony Ferguson went from interim champion to the forgotten man at lightweight because of a freak injury

This guy’s hand motions after accidentally firing his gun…

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Duke Roufus, before he trained the Pettis brothers and Tyron Woodley, was an accomplished kickboxer.

Claudia Gadelha’s dog is named Pablo

On this day 14 years ago, Rampage landed perhaps the most memorable slam in MMA history against Ricardo Arona.

Eddie Alvarez landed a perfect double flip on his very first try

Meisha Tate reposted this reflection on those who have made it to the very top of the sport and lost, as everyone eventually does in MMA.

Chael Sonnen has been posting old-school sparring footage lately- here, Randy Couture spars with Chris Leben with the late great Robert Follis looking on.

Randy Couture with Chris Leben and Robert Follis circa 2003. #beyondthefight

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TJ Dillashaw working with Duane Ludwig on the pads

Al Iaquinta continues to stand out as the rare fighter who doesn’t fear or pay deference to the boss on this, but until Project Spearhead takes off and formally becomes a union, the fighters will not be able to negotiate issues like this.

Junior Dos Santos working his strength and conditioning at American Top Team

@junior_cigano phase 2 strength and explosive power training 3 weeks out!! ______________________________________________ Terms: absolute strength (maximal effort strength), RFD (rate of force development) _____________________________________________ Exercises: skater bounds, cross step med ball toss, hop step med ball rotation toss, CM box jump, Zercher squat, Band pull through, half kneeling landmine press, pendlay row Action/Result: utilizing light loads to initiate explosive power through multidirectional movement patterns. High loads to initiate greater motor unit recruitment and maximal strength through activation of muscle fibers. Posterior chain exercises to bring up strength in the areas needed to produce knockout power. Those of you who know Cigano knows he has the ability to KO anyone with one punch. My goal is to maximize his ability to do this for all 5 rounds. Bringing up imbalances and deficiencies to induce even more potential to get a knockout bonus! Increasing strength while improving movement and balance with plyometrics and compound lifts. ______________________________________________ For more training programs, pdf’s, seminar requests, ebooks, private consults, and podcast interviews you can DM or go to Darustrong.com #DaruStrongTraining #ufc #combatsports #strengthandconditioning #americantopteam #ufcboise #cigano #brazil #strengthcoach #strength #power #performance #darustrong @fightcampconditioning @fightscienceinstitute @overtimeathletes

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Each time I write an article I debate putting Derrick Lewis’ content into Random Land at the end of Midnight Mania

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Carla Esparza got to get her dream car, which is good to see. I remember when she had to sell her TUF motorcycle to pay bills.

Sage Northcutt is back

July 14th Boise Idaho

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Colby Covington claimed he could beat Garry Tonon in a grappling competition (he couldn’t) and Tonon has been roasting him relentlessly on Instagram ever since. Guess where Colby is tagged in this photo…

Ever wondered how to train to punch hard? American Top Team strength and conditioning coach Phil Daru explains how he gets his fighters combat-ready and the minimum strength he looks for when they hit the weight room.


Slips, Rips, and Chokeout Clips

‘Fluffy’ is an amazing nickname for a professional fighter.

Tenshin went to war with Rodtang a few days ago and it was pretty awesome

The full fight:

Peaceful sleep. I envy it wherever I see it.


Podcasts and Video

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Heavy Hands


Random Land

Add Australia to my long, long list of travel destinations

As a former soccer player, this level of skill with a soccer ball never ceases to amaze me.

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Pic! Harris, Spitz Suffer Broken Bones In UFC Utica Clash

Bones were broken last night (Fri., June 1, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 131 from inside Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y., as heavyweight knockout artist Walt Harris injured his foot in a second-round TKO win over Daniel Spitz, who walked away with a broken arm.

Harris, who captured his fourth UFC finish in as many wins, had to be taken to the hospital following the victory due to an apparent broken foot sustained in the first round. He took to Instagram to showcase his ambulance ride and thank is supportive fans.

“We got it done baby! 2nd round KO! Bad news is I think I broke my foot in the first round! Thanks you all for your love and support it means the world to me!” wrote Harris.

Spitz, 27, was finished for the first time in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. But considering “Daddy Long Legs” broke his arm in the first 30 seconds of the fight, his performance commands a little more respect. Spitz provided X-ray proof of his injury in a post-fight Instagram post.

“First, I’d like to give respect to my opponent @thebigticket205. You were the better man tonight. I broke my arm in the first 30 seconds of the fight and I’m disappointed with the outcome, but grateful for the opportunity. Thank you to everyone that helped me along the way with this camp,” wrote Spitz.

I guess heavyweights really do hit hard.

For complete UFC Utica results and coverage click here.

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Manager: There’s A 95-Percent Chance ‘Bones’ Fights In 2018 If…

Could Jon Jones return to the Octagon in 2018?

According to his manager, Malki Kawa, the chances of the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion fighting again inside the Octagon in 2018 are looking very good. In fact, the confident agent says there is a 95-percent chance “Bones” fights this year.

That is, of course, if United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) does the right thing and take everything they’ve gathered so far and realize that everything points to Jon telling the truth of never intentionally taking any banned substance.

Malki broke it all down during a recent interview on the Luke Thomas Show.

“By the end of this month I think we get some clarity on the issues. We have a hearing with the California State Athletic Commission and we’re hoping to get the investigation with USADA wrapped up by then, as well,” revealed Kawa.

“Hopefully it all works out that way. I got to assume that by the end of March, for a fact, we will get this resolved and get an idea of what it’s looking like. I’d like to say about a 95-percent chance (he fights in 2018).”

USADA busted Jones pissing hot following his championship win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, which ultimately lead to another suspension and “DC” getting crowned light heavyweight champion again.

“If USADA is a respectable organization, which I think that they are, and they take all the information they compiled, all the interviews that they’ve done and all the things they’ve seen, they know for a fact that Jon Jones was not cheating and he was not intentionally taking any kind of substance. I think they know that and everybody can come to that conclusion based on the circumstances of his situation. That’s the most I am going to say at this point because it is obviously on-going.”

Furthermore, Kawa pointed to Jon’s willingness to take a polygraph test on his own — which he passed — as further prove that “Bones” is an innocent man who is trying his hardest to prove his case.

Nevertheless, it will be an interesting few weeks waiting to see if in fact everything comes out roses for Team Jones. If it does, his presence will without a doubt shake up the 205-pound weight class once again, and talks of a trilogy fight against Daniel Cormier will surely ramp up.

After “DC” takes care of this business, of course.

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After UFC 215 Beatdown, Gavin Tucker Says Ref is Blameless Despite Four Broken Facial Bones

Despite taking one of the most gruesome beatings MMA has seen in 2017 — and even in years prior — Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Gavin Tucker has nothing but love for the third man in the cage that night.
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After UFC 215 Beatdown, Gavin Tucker Says Ref is Blameless Despite Four Broken Facial Bones

Despite taking one of the most gruesome beatings MMA has seen in 2017 — and even in years prior — Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Gavin Tucker has nothing but love for the third man in the cage that night.
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After UFC 215 Beatdown, Gavin Tucker Says Ref is Blameless Despite Four Broken Facial Bones

Despite taking one of the most gruesome beatings MMA has seen in 2017 — and even in years prior — Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Gavin Tucker has nothing but love for the third man in the cage that night.
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The featherweight who just broke four bones in his face isn’t mad at UFC 215 referee

While most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are talking about the damage incurred by Gilbert Melendez, who had his leg turned into corned beef hash by featherweight bruiser Jeremy Stephens at UFC 215 (see it), there was another 145-pound slugger who may have had it even worse.

Gavin Tucker.

“Guv’Nor” was battered and beaten across three rounds by opponent Rick Glenn, a shellacking that got so bad, promotion president Dana White called upon the combat sports universe for a backstage blanket party.

The referee in charge of fighter safety was Kyle Cardinal.

One person who isn’t ready to condemn Cardinal is Tucker, praising the longtime man in black for letting the fight continue so that “Guv’Nor” could Just Bleed Bang Bro go out on his shield, because fuck CTE, this is cage fighting!

From his official Facebook account:

“In victory say little. In defeat ….less.ill keep it short and sweet. i lost on Saturday. stop blaming the ref for a bad call. that man let me go out on my shield. he visited while i was in the hospital and apologized. was him and i in that cage. I didnt stop fighting. he saw that. he should sleep easy.I have four broken bones in my face. the first which started on the jaw in rd 1 and the fight went down for me from there. i have 2 fractured orbital and another vertical fracture in the jaw according to the x ray/CT scan. the heartbreak of losing hurts much worse. throughout the day i wiped alot of blood off my cheek and i can’t say for sure there weren’t some tears in there. I fought w blurred vision and 3 different Rick Glenns kicked the fuck out of me for the last two rds. (i tried to hit the one in the middle) congrats to my opponent. i hope you go far because i plan on seeing you again.I fought my heart out. I’m a rare breed of straight savage and i don’t need social media to tell me that. however…i am appreciative of all the support i received on here. which is why I’m writing this. I have no excuses and won’t stand for anyone making them for me. that’s not how the north folk get it done.I have a great Family. a great team. and the greatest women. ill be twice the man for this.thats it….. Tucker 2.0 is on the way”

The length of his mandatory medical suspension has yet to be determined.

The loss at UFC 215, which took place on the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” portion of the televised fight card inside Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was the first of his professional career.

For much more on UFC 215 click here.

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UFC on FOX 24 Results: Demetrious Johnson Devours Wilson Reis, Spits Out Bones

As champions go, there are none more dominant than Demetrious Johnson. Sadly, the flyweight has sparked zero interest with fans – some fighters have it, some don’t – so we as MMA fans must be consigned to the fact that we have a dominant UFC champ destroying challengers and no one in the real world […]

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UFC on FOX 24 Results: Demetrious Johnson Devours Wilson Reis, Spits Out Bones

As champions go, there are none more dominant than Demetrious Johnson. Sadly, the flyweight has sparked zero interest with fans – some fighters have it, some don’t – so we as MMA fans must be consigned to the fact that we have a dominant UFC champ destroying challengers and no one in the real world […]

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