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Midnight Mania! Anderson Silva Wants the UFC to Bring TRT Back

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Anderson Silva did an interview in Portuguese (you can turn on English closed captions) in which he said he doesn’t mind the USADA program, but wishes the UFC would reconsider Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) because he says a lot of older athletes need it. Transcription via MMAJunkie.com:

“There are some athletes who need to make use of the hormonal replacement,” Silva said. “I think, if USADA regulated that, we’d have the sport at a high level, with athletes who have stopped fighting. Vitor, for example. Even me, though I never had the replacement. But some athletes who really need it, who are older. Dan Henderson, many other athletes who have stopped because of this.”

Silva, who has been suspended twice for Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) use, had a rational-sounding explanation: MMA is an extremely intensive sport. TRT allows fighters to recover faster from the nagging little injuries the training schedule always brings on. Despite his own troubles with USADA, Silva doesn’t have a problem with the organization’s involvement in the sport. He just wishes they were a little more lenient.

“USADA’s entrance in the UFC to control the doping situation, the way I see it, was good,” Silva said. “But, in a certain way, it ends up being a disturbance. Because MMA isn’t a regular sport like all the others. It demands from the athlete fighting training, physical training. There are other countless technical valencies that they have to maintain(like) injuries, etc.

“I’m in favor of doping control, for sure. I think no athlete should or can be, on fight day, taking advantage of some situation. But I think they need to review this. Because there are many injuries, many athletes getting hurt, many fights getting cancelled due to athletes getting injured, etc.

“… For instance, you take a Tylenol, you can get caught in the doping. You take aspirin, you can get caught in the doping. There are many things, many medicines that the athlete uses, that they have to always be policing themselves. … I’m not against USADA; I’m totally in favor, but I think there should be a certain (flexibility) when it comes to what is allowed and what isn’t.”

The problem with Silva’s logic is that even were the UFC to change their policy on TRT, Silva himself probably wouldn’t be eligible to use it. One of the causes of low testosterone is past steroid use. Rewarding a steroid user by allowing them to then take synthetic testosterone isn’t something the UFC seems as… into these days. Technically, Silva could even apply for a TUE now with USADA… but he would still most likely run into trouble with the athletic commissions.

Anderson, who seems to have recorded this interview before his UFC 234 co-main event bout with Israel Adesanya was announced, also went into some detail on the way the UFC matches their legends up with young prospects. He still thinks a rematch with Nick Diaz would be ‘very cool’, and said he has spoken with Diaz about the way the UFC feeds their legends to up-and-comers.

“I think the fight with Nick Diaz would be a very cool fight, very interesting,” Silva said. “Because our last fight, both of us ended up getting caught in the doping, and it was a no-contest. So, actually, the fight didn’t exist. But I think Nick is a guy who has a name, a guy who has a history in this sport. And what we can’t accept is going into the UFC’s game of wanting to use the legends that they have to promote the young guys.

“I’ve talked about this a lot with Nick and with other athletes, as well. We don’t have an issue with fighting any of these kids. We don’t have an issue. We just want to be respected for everything we have built in this sport. Never, in my early trajectory, I never called out anyone. I always let things happen naturally. And I think it can’t be different.

“The UFC has this thing of wanting to promote new talents that don’t have the charisma with the older athletes who have the charisma and who knew how to get the machine working when we were in there. And that’s something that today’s kids can’t do. They go up there, they fight, do good fights. But, once they open their mouths, they only say crap. And they can’t get charisma with the audience. It’s no use being a good fighter and not being charismatic.”

Lacking charisma is not an accusation you can level against Israel Adesanya; perhaps that’s why Silva accepted the bout, widely regarded as an obvious setup for ‘The Last Stylebender’ to build his name by defeating his aging counterpart. Time will tell if Adesanya is able to ‘get the machine working’ as Silva did, and become one of the UFC’s biggest superstars.


Insomnia

Kyoji Horiguchi got dorms named after him at American Top Team- Horiguchi Hall.

Alex Volkanovski celebrating a Petr Yan fight announcement is kinda cool because they are two of the hottest prospects in mixed martial arts.

Jon Jones celebrated this on social media

He’s kind of in that zone where if he does ‘pulse’ with more long-term metabolites, we will wonder if he’s still on the sauce somehow, and if they never show up in his tests again, we will wonder if it was all BS.

Jason Knight is looking for a new promoter. Hopefully The Kid can get his career back on track.

Since we are probably getting a rematch at some point, worth going back to Brendan Schaub’s analysis of their first bout.

Mike Tyson getting work done

This knee is why it pays to be flexible. He just curves his kneecap right over the guard

Colby Covington vs. Darren Till would be an interesting fight. Till’s defensive wrestling seemed to hold up pretty well against Tyron Woodley. Covington could just hold out and probably still get a title shot after Usman, though, so we will see what happens.

Jessica Eye says she is outshining her haters

Rachael Ostovich’s brother and dad are jacked.

The seven deadly moves all rolled into one

Luke Rockhold went in hard at welterweight Jason Jackson, but Jackson didn’t back down one inch — nice bit of head movement from both guys.

Khabib Cat!

Santiago Ponzinibbio and Rafael dos Anjos got into it last night on Twitter, Ponzi apparently tweeting drunk. These are the tweets that were in English.


Podcasts and Video

I get a shoutout on this episode of Heavy Hands a little past minute 51.

One of these fights is already gone, sadly


Random Land

I just came across this sport, Kabaddi, for the first time and I can’t figure out what is going on.

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Bellator Welterweight Tournament Brackets to Bring All the Violence

Bellator’s welterweight tournament has promised us glory and violence since the concept was announced, and with the brackets revealed… Whoa, momma, is there going to be some blood shed in the cage.

Take a gander at this:

Bellator

Yeah, that’s former top UFC contender Jon Fitch facing supreme badass Rory MacDonald. And yeah, Michael Page and Paul Daley will be doing their thing.

Here’s what Bellator says on the matter.

Streaming exclusively on DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service, the first round includes a highly anticipated grudge match, a trilogy matchup between former champs looking to reclaim the title, a battle of undefeated elite prospects and a championship on the line. Click here to view the full Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN bracket unveiling on YouTube.

It all begins with Bellator 206 on September 29 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., as former champions Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (29-7) and Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (21-2) square off in an exciting trilogy bout. With the series tied at one win apiece, fans can expect fireworks in this long-awaited rubber match between two of the absolute best welterweights in the world. Coinciding with DAZN’s September U.S. launch, this event will stream live and exclusively on DAZN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The remaining first-round matchups feature six more of the world’s best 170-pounders, including an explosive all-British grudge match between MMA veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) and the flashy undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (13-0), more commonly known to fans as “MVP.” Additionally, former three-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion wrestler from Penn State “EZ” Ed Ruth (6-0) will test his skills against undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Neiman Gracie (8-0), while the fourth and final first round bout of the Grand Prix will feature current Bellator welterweight champion Rory “Red King” MacDonald (20-4) defending his title against former Purdue wrestler and perennial contender Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC).

In addition, a bout pitting Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) against unbeaten Yaroslav “Dynamo” Amosov (20-0) will serve as a tournament alternate contest, with the victor available to fill in due to any unforeseen circumstances where a prior winner is unable to compete. Dates and locations for the remaining first round bouts, semi-finals and final will be determined at a later date.

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Bellator Welterweight Tournament Brackets to Bring All the Violence

Bellator’s welterweight tournament has promised us glory and violence since the concept was announced, and with the brackets revealed… Whoa, momma, is there going to be some blood shed in the cage.

Take a gander at this:

Bellator

Yeah, that’s former top UFC contender Jon Fitch facing supreme badass Rory MacDonald. And yeah, Michael Page and Paul Daley will be doing their thing.

Here’s what Bellator says on the matter.

Streaming exclusively on DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service, the first round includes a highly anticipated grudge match, a trilogy matchup between former champs looking to reclaim the title, a battle of undefeated elite prospects and a championship on the line. Click here to view the full Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN bracket unveiling on YouTube.

It all begins with Bellator 206 on September 29 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., as former champions Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (29-7) and Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (21-2) square off in an exciting trilogy bout. With the series tied at one win apiece, fans can expect fireworks in this long-awaited rubber match between two of the absolute best welterweights in the world. Coinciding with DAZN’s September U.S. launch, this event will stream live and exclusively on DAZN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The remaining first-round matchups feature six more of the world’s best 170-pounders, including an explosive all-British grudge match between MMA veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) and the flashy undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (13-0), more commonly known to fans as “MVP.” Additionally, former three-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion wrestler from Penn State “EZ” Ed Ruth (6-0) will test his skills against undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Neiman Gracie (8-0), while the fourth and final first round bout of the Grand Prix will feature current Bellator welterweight champion Rory “Red King” MacDonald (20-4) defending his title against former Purdue wrestler and perennial contender Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC).

In addition, a bout pitting Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) against unbeaten Yaroslav “Dynamo” Amosov (20-0) will serve as a tournament alternate contest, with the victor available to fill in due to any unforeseen circumstances where a prior winner is unable to compete. Dates and locations for the remaining first round bouts, semi-finals and final will be determined at a later date.

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Bellator Welterweight Tournament Brackets to Bring All the Violence

Bellator’s welterweight tournament has promised us glory and violence since the concept was announced, and with the brackets revealed… Whoa, momma, is there going to be some blood shed in the cage.

Take a gander at this:

Bellator

Yeah, that’s former top UFC contender Jon Fitch facing supreme badass Rory MacDonald. And yeah, Michael Page and Paul Daley will be doing their thing.

Here’s what Bellator says on the matter.

Streaming exclusively on DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service, the first round includes a highly anticipated grudge match, a trilogy matchup between former champs looking to reclaim the title, a battle of undefeated elite prospects and a championship on the line. Click here to view the full Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN bracket unveiling on YouTube.

It all begins with Bellator 206 on September 29 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., as former champions Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (29-7) and Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (21-2) square off in an exciting trilogy bout. With the series tied at one win apiece, fans can expect fireworks in this long-awaited rubber match between two of the absolute best welterweights in the world. Coinciding with DAZN’s September U.S. launch, this event will stream live and exclusively on DAZN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The remaining first-round matchups feature six more of the world’s best 170-pounders, including an explosive all-British grudge match between MMA veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) and the flashy undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (13-0), more commonly known to fans as “MVP.” Additionally, former three-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion wrestler from Penn State “EZ” Ed Ruth (6-0) will test his skills against undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Neiman Gracie (8-0), while the fourth and final first round bout of the Grand Prix will feature current Bellator welterweight champion Rory “Red King” MacDonald (20-4) defending his title against former Purdue wrestler and perennial contender Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC).

In addition, a bout pitting Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) against unbeaten Yaroslav “Dynamo” Amosov (20-0) will serve as a tournament alternate contest, with the victor available to fill in due to any unforeseen circumstances where a prior winner is unable to compete. Dates and locations for the remaining first round bouts, semi-finals and final will be determined at a later date.

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Bellator Welterweight Tournament Brackets to Bring All the Violence

Bellator’s welterweight tournament has promised us glory and violence since the concept was announced, and with the brackets revealed… Whoa, momma, is there going to be some blood shed in the cage.

Take a gander at this:

Bellator

Yeah, that’s former top UFC contender Jon Fitch facing supreme badass Rory MacDonald. And yeah, Michael Page and Paul Daley will be doing their thing.

Here’s what Bellator says on the matter.

Streaming exclusively on DAZN, the world’s first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service, the first round includes a highly anticipated grudge match, a trilogy matchup between former champs looking to reclaim the title, a battle of undefeated elite prospects and a championship on the line. Click here to view the full Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on DAZN bracket unveiling on YouTube.

It all begins with Bellator 206 on September 29 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., as former champions Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (29-7) and Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (21-2) square off in an exciting trilogy bout. With the series tied at one win apiece, fans can expect fireworks in this long-awaited rubber match between two of the absolute best welterweights in the world. Coinciding with DAZN’s September U.S. launch, this event will stream live and exclusively on DAZN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The remaining first-round matchups feature six more of the world’s best 170-pounders, including an explosive all-British grudge match between MMA veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) and the flashy undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (13-0), more commonly known to fans as “MVP.” Additionally, former three-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion wrestler from Penn State “EZ” Ed Ruth (6-0) will test his skills against undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Neiman Gracie (8-0), while the fourth and final first round bout of the Grand Prix will feature current Bellator welterweight champion Rory “Red King” MacDonald (20-4) defending his title against former Purdue wrestler and perennial contender Jon Fitch (31-7-1, 1 NC).

In addition, a bout pitting Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) against unbeaten Yaroslav “Dynamo” Amosov (20-0) will serve as a tournament alternate contest, with the victor available to fill in due to any unforeseen circumstances where a prior winner is unable to compete. Dates and locations for the remaining first round bouts, semi-finals and final will be determined at a later date.

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Midnight Mania! NFL star A.J. Hawk says Conor McGregor could bring collective bargaining to the UFC

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Former NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk says that if he really wanted to make a difference for his fellow fighters, Conor McGregor could bring collective bargaining to the UFC.

The NFL, like most mainstream sports, has collective bargaining in place, in the form of a union. Because the UFC does not consider their fighters employees, but independent contractors, it would be incredibly difficult to legally form a union with them. Associations are the collective bargaining format that lends itself more readily to organizing independent contractors, but the various fighter associations that have cropped up, including the Professional Fighters’ Association (PFA), the Mixed Martial Arts Fighter’s Association (MMAFA) and the ill-fated MMAAA (Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association) have failed to gain ground with most of the fighters on the roster.

Because of collective bargaining, the NFL splits about 50% of gross revenue with fighters. Because the UFC is privately held, it doesn’t release financial figures, making it difficult to see exactly how many millions of dollars the fighters bleed for, but never see. Best estimates of UFC fighter revenue share range from 10-17%.

Hawk, who spent months off the field during a lockout between NFL players and management, said in an interview with MMAJunkie.com that having collective bargaining in place has been crucial to getting the best deal for athletes who often sacrifice their long-term brain health for their sports careers.

“Having the NFLPA is huge,” he told MMAjunkie Radio. “I don’t know how the NFL would be without the union.”

He has taken an interest in cage fighting since retiring from his NFL career, and its not difficult for him to see how collective bargaining could help the athletes in cages.

“It would really help them out to have a collective bargaining agreement, where they could come together and you had someone to back you when you’re fighting a suspension, or you’re fighting for more pay from Reebok,” he said. “You want a bigger piece of the pie.”

He also says that a figure like Conor McGregor could bring such changes about… though he admits it isn’t likely.

“If (the fighters) want to realize what kind of power they have – it would be absurd to think they could do it – but let’s say Conor gets booked on a fight,” Hawk said. “He’s headlining. If they shut down the fight – if Conor goes about his business, and all of a sudden, the day of, he says, ‘No, we’re not fighting unless we get these terms, and we’re going to come together, (and) this card does not happen tonight,’ – if it was for a card like that and you shut down a whole card.

“I just don’t know how you get all the fighters to come together, because you’re asking people to sit out fights and not get paid, possibly, for the greater good of the future of the sport. It’s just really tough to get everyone on the same page.”

But when questioned about the efforts of Georges St. Pierre and the MMAAA to recruit him at the beginning of 2017, McGregor was critical of their attempts, and said while he sees there should be something in place, he doesn’t see his role in this particular fight.

“There needs to be something – I just don’t know what it is, McGregor said. “I’m focusing on me. I’m focusing on my family’s security, my family’s financial security. That’s all I can do. So I when I saw that, I just thought it was the biggest, fakest load of (expletive) I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Hawk laid out the scenario. The Irish star could single-handedly elevate the conditions for his fellow mixed martial artists fighting at the higest levels. It is, however, unlikely McGregor would abandon pure self-interest and follow this playbook. From what we have seen, McGregor is more interested in building his own fortune, more focused on becoming a member of the capitalist class than opposing it.


Insomnia

Is Max Holloway claiming Las Vegas for Hawaii?

Old man Frankie Edgar has been here before.

Frankie Edgar’s spawn is evolving into a formidable wrestler himself.

Classic and pivotal moment in MMA history.

We all recognized Demetrius Johnson’s flying armbar as the best submission of 2017, right? He better come out with the real Mouse Trap in 2018 if he wants us to keep calling it the Mighty Wiz-Bar.

I’m not sure why Khabib’s eyes works so well on this bear’s face.

@thenotoriousmma vs @khabib_nurmagomedov A quickee after work, enjoy y’all!

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Past the top two fights, the next two upcoming UFC Pay-Per-Views (PPVs) are… a little light on depth.

This is a great highlight of some of Miocic’s best moments in the cage, and he approves.

What gets Rory Macdonald up and excited. This man fights Bellator champion Douglas Lima on January 20th. Mark your calendars, it’s a double header of MMA goodness headlining that night.

Legit as it gets.

#LegitAF #toodeadlyformma #ufc #mma #bjj

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Cody hitting pads- if I’m honest I hope the Jimmie Rivera fight gets made. Rivera has looked unshakable at 135, but Garbrandt can shake anyone.

Yeah that one’s gonna need stitches.

Jose Aldo training for my fantasy matchup with Khabib Nurmagomedov

The intensity of some of the workouts MMA fighters do astounds me.

@vinnyuzi is a cruel human being #ufc #ufccharlotte

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Good defense is hard to find

Glory kickboxer Anissa Meksen is out here just kicking down a damn tree.

Tony Ferguson is pretty good on the speed bag

BJJ Scout does good work breaking down how Khabib matches up with Tony Ferguson

Great accuracy on the headkick

Derrick Lewis isn’t here for the pre-fight slaps Cris Cyborg’s coach uses

@krubobperez I’ll beat your ass if you ever do this to me before the fight

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

The Soul Assassin, Kevin Ross, is a hell of a Muay Thai fighter. If you ever wondered what kind of man you would need to be to catch Gina Carano’s attention, look no further.

More Muay Thai

I’ve never been clowned this hard in my life.


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Outsiders are back. It’s a new year- find out what we want from this sport in 2018! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

UFC Fight Night 124 Beer Pairing with Flyin Brian J!

The Severe MMA podcast


Random Land

Hockey’s version of 6 months sprawl…

I’ve been watching way too many BBC nature shows lately…

The world is a wonderful place!

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Giraffe fighting is up there in my favorite footage.

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Dana White Says UFC Could Eventually Bring Boxing Events ‘Under Our Umbrella’

During the promotion of the heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match this summer, UFC President Dana White could be seen sporting a Zuffa Boxing T-shirt on multiple occasions.
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Midnight Mania! Dana White says UFC might bring boxing under its umbrella

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Dana White is famous for just saying stuff. The UFC head honcho was at it again recently in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:

“I could see bringing boxing under our umbrella and trying to see what we could do with that,” White told Jason Gay on “The Unnamed Podvideocast.” “I could see doing that.”

First of all, “The Unnamed Podvideocast” is the ultimate “someone else come up with something” name. Secondly, while “Zuffa Boxing” was seen on several T-shirts ahead of McGregor-Mayweather, Dana White becoming a boxing promoter seems unlikely, except perhaps for future large cross-promotional opportunities. The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather spectacle was a one-time event that only made sense because of the magnitude of McGregor’s star power. The UFC did act as co-promoter in that fight. In most cases (including that one), promoters end up paying out a lot more to their top stars in boxing because of the Ali Act, which also changes contract negotiations and gives more power to the fighters.

As far as the longevity of his current career in the WME-IMG era, White says he’s still fully invested in his job.

“This is what I love to do,” White said. “I’m 48 years old. This is what I jump out of bed every day and I love doing. I love working with [WME-IMG co-CEO] Ari [Emanuel]. Ari and I actually get along really, really well. And then his other partner Patrick [Whitesell] is the nicest guy in the world. I couldn’t be in a better position. I couldn’t be doing it with better people. I’m good.”

“What people don’t understand is first of all, I’m still an owner,” White said. “I still have an ownership position in the UFC. And yeah, I signed a contract, but no contract can keep you anywhere. I could leave tomorrow if I wanted to. I obviously couldn’t go work for somebody else, but I could leave when I want to leave. I don’t want to leave.”

“No contract can keep you anywhere” is a good line. The hundreds of fighters the UFC has under contract, some of whom it engages in legal battles to keep from pursuing other opportunities, would be interested to hear that. The world is much different when you have hundreds of millions of dollars as UFC president, I suppose. You don’t have to seek other work in your area of expertise at that point. You can just go dive off your yacht all day long if you want to.

He also said, if he were to retire and pursue something else, it might be a surprise. Dana White wants to make education better in Las Vegas (though he didn’t get into the specifics of how).

“If I stopped doing this, one of the things that I would focus on is making education better in Las Vegas,” White said. “I would like to work on the schools and break down the system that’s in place now, because it’s a mess.”

White also riffed on the appeal of women’s MMA, where McGregor is at, the upcoming TV deal, and the ultimate goal of getting the UFC product on one UFC-owned platform.


Insomnia

Ronda Rousey’s acting career continues to go well … not:

I probably wouldn’t watch more hockey if more hockey players did this, because the Internet would bring these GIFs my way. But I would appreciate it nonetheless.

Claudia Gadelha has a new puppy!

Ele cortou as unhas hoje pela primeira vez. Hahaha ❤️ #filho #pablogadelha #babybull #bullterrier #bullterrierlovers #son

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I don’t at all believe this actually works, but placebo effects can be important and Derrick Lewis is willing to try anything to fix his back, I’m sure.

@bodymechanicmvp got me feeling good for the night

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The real Jon Jones is a cool dude and this video, with the interview, is great.

I’ve seen this with my girlfriend. Forrest Griffin might as well call in sick now.

Daniel Cormier hyped to do a hype video is the most relatable thing I saw online today:

Sage is becoming self-aware … and he evidently likes being compared to Ivan Drago (who wouldn’t, right?)

Kristina Williams, who broke the nose of pro boxer Heather Hardy with a headkick at Bellator over the weekend, says she learned to kick from her horses:

Darren Till pushing Mike Perry from the rankings is poetic.

Rashad Evans with a very large lizard or a baby dragon. Not sure which:

Haters gonna say this is photoshopped… lol @tyrone_spong let them know..

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Some very old mixed martial arts history for you.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

You know the drill.

Falcon Knee!

Six minutes of elbow knockouts …


Podcasts and Video

Episode 3 of the MMA Outsiders is up, with Andrew Richardson and ATT strength and conditioning coach Phil Daru. Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

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Random Land

Go Houston!

This is NSFW, just FYI. Also … she has bare feet. Disgusting

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Dana White Says UFC Could Eventually Bring Boxing Events ‘Under Our Umbrella’

During the promotion of the heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match this summer, UFC President Dana White could be seen sporting a Zuffa Boxing T-shirt on multiple occasions.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Says UFC Could Eventually Bring Boxing Events ‘Under Our Umbrella’

During the promotion of the heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match this summer, UFC President Dana White could be seen sporting a Zuffa Boxing T-shirt on multiple occasions.
Recent News on Sherdog.com