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“BREAK THAT LEG!”

“Platinum” Mike Perry is one hell of a brawler and an entertaining force outside the Octagon, but his one dimensional fighting style is starting to get figured out by his opponents, who are more than happy to let his fists of fury hit nothing but air while they stay out of range and counter him at will. That’s exactly what Max Griffin did on his way to a 29-27, 29-27, and 30-27 decision win at UFC on FOX Orlando.

Halfway through round 2 it was clear Perry would need a hail mary knockout to win. Not the most unlikely thing in the world, but less likely unless he switched up his gameplan. Because what he was doing against Griffin simply wasn’t working. The broadcast then cut to Perry’s corner to see what sage advice they’d offer their fighter. From there his girlfriend screamed out the useful instructions “KICK THE KNEE! BREAK THAT LEG!”

To say folks on Twitter found her cornering unhelpful would be an understatement.

And of course, undisputed social media s**theel extraordinaire and welterweight blanket Colby Covington took it way too far with his tweet on the subject.

Damn, guy. That’s a good way to end up on the wrong end of a ‘Florida Man’ headline.

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UFC 221 Primer: Hardy and Gooden Break Down Rockhold vs. Romero

The best thing about Saturday night’s UFC 221 pay-per-view is that both competitors – Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero – are capable of anything.

Well, almost anything, because we have yet to see Romero win by submission…

But former champ Rockhold, he can do it all! Want to see a TKO via a kick to the body? Rockhold’s got you covered.

Want to see someone tap out from a choke? Rockhold’s your man.

Want to see a grinding decision victory that makes you question why you’re a fan of this sport? That’s Rockhold, too.

Romero, for his part, is great at explosive TKO’s where his knee splits open a dude’s head. That’s something, right?

Anyway, anything can happen when these two meet for the interim middleweight title on Saturday. And to help break down what you’ll be looking at once the action is underway in the cage, here’s UFC UK commentating team Dan Hardy and John Gooden.

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

When I gaze my crystal ball and focus on Saturday night – specifically, the co-main event between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Ray Borg – I see only a limited number of outcomes for the fight. Obviously, all those outcomes have Johnson kicking Borg’s butt. It’s just a question of how he feels like […]

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Justin Gaethje threatens to break Tony Ferguson’s legs in heated Twitter beef

With the return of Conor McGregor looming in the distance, the UFC lightweight division is already beginning to get a little chippy. Top contenders like Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Justin Gaethje are all jockeying for position one way or another.

For Ferguson, his quickest chance to lock down a bout with McGregor is to defeat Lee at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and claim the interim lightweight title. For Gaethje, his quickest opportunity to earn a title shot is to defeat former champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, Mich., and then lobby for a No. 1 contender’s bout.

While Ferguson and Gaethje are currently on different paths towards UFC gold, the two lightweight contenders locked horns on social media this week while weighing in on a simple poll. Gaethje struck first, referencing the ankle pick threat “El Cucuy” threw Fabricio Werdum’s way during a UFC 216 media lunch altercation.

As one of the more outspoken members of the UFC roster, Ferguson wasted little time responding to “Highlight” and offering his own smack talk.

Fight fans have to love this. While Ferguson and Gaethje are two confident alpha males who have produced of late inside of the Octagon, their efforts are sure to ramp up now that the UFC lightweight champion is back in town.

Winning fights and performing well will always outweigh trash talking, especially the social media kind, but this only builds the intrigue fight fans will have for Ferguson’s upcoming battle with Lee at UFC 216, Gaethje’s Fight of the Night favorite against Alvarez in December, and everything relating to the 155-pound title picture.

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

Every champ needs a challenger to threaten his reign, otherwise, no one cares when that champ fights. Such is the case with Demetrious Johnson, who’s beaten back all comers, and is now so far ahead of the rest of the division that his fights are practically foregone conclusions. On Saturday, at UFC 215, Johnson will […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

Every champ needs a challenger to threaten his reign, otherwise, no one cares when that champ fights. Such is the case with Demetrious Johnson, who’s beaten back all comers, and is now so far ahead of the rest of the division that his fights are practically foregone conclusions. On Saturday, at UFC 215, Johnson will […]

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VIDEO: Hardy and Gooden Break Down Nunes vs. Shevchenko

UFC 213 is rapidly approaching – it’s this Saturday, actually – and with it comes another installment of: “Who Can Dethrone Amanda Nunes?” Thus far, we’ve seen a legend in female MMA get utterly clobbered, and we’ve seen a bunch of women take some lumps. But challenger Valentina Shevchenko can take Nunes’ kind of punishment […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Weidman vs. Mousasi

For over a decade my local beat involved covered New Jersey-based MMA shows of all levels, and I got to see all of Chris Weidman’s minor league fights from cageside. He was quite the unstoppable force then – so much so that his UFC debut seemed inevitable. As did his fighting for the belt. As […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Weidman vs. Mousasi

For over a decade my local beat involved covered New Jersey-based MMA shows of all levels, and I got to see all of Chris Weidman’s minor league fights from cageside. He was quite the unstoppable force then – so much so that his UFC debut seemed inevitable. As did his fighting for the belt. As […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Cormier vs. Johnson II

UFC 210 is almost upon us, and with it comes the rematch between champ Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and an answer to the question: Has Buffalo, NY, changed much since UFC 7? (Answer: probably not.) That’s right, the UFC is returning to the market that just opened up, with a pay-per-view event […]

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