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If you come for Daniel Cormier’s teammates, you better be ready for Cormier’s comeback.
I loved Gustafsson’s callout of Luke Rockhold, in which he did mention that he thought Cormier was holding up the light heavyweight title picture.
Cormier, though, wasn’t having it, reminding Gus that the lanky Swede last fought DC for the title coming off a loss with the hashtag #thegustafsonway
Nice timing Alexander(kick him while he’s down huh). I got a better idea tho he doesn’t fight you next. He fights Robert Whitaker, I mean sometimes that happens right. You lose your way into a title shot! #thegustafsonway
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 15, 2018
Of course, DC also fought for a title off a loss to Jon Jones. The difference, in his mind? He won his fight.
I didn’t lose into a title shot. I lost and got the title. There’s a difference https://t.co/DUHswxhbjM
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 15, 2018
DC also thinks, trash talk aside, Luke Rockhold should take some time off.
An MMA Valentine’s Day
We can’t all be romantics.
Mackenzie Dern heart hands
Dang, Chas Skelly. That’s cold.
I hate when people talk about how lonely #ValentinesDay is. It’s no more lonely than the other 364 days that nobody wants your whining ass!
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) February 14, 2018
These cards by Justin Golightly are perfect. Dana White expresses love for McGregor.
A lot of MMA fighters really love their families. They should.
6’6” sumo wrestler turned MMA fighter Baruto plays a gay man in a Japanese sitcom? As long as he’s practicing punches under waterfalls.
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) February 14, 2018
Will Brooks is out of the UFC and into that high-dollar PFL tournament.
For those of you who have been asking when my next fight is… well, I’m not sure when the next will be but it will not be with the UFC but rather with the @profightleague in the Million Dollar tournament. I’ve been doing this for a while now and I understand the business side of it. I didn’t do the job that was expected of me and like all jobs I was released, rightfully so. Unfortunately, I under performed with the UFC and didn’t achieve the goal I wanted to with that opportunity. I regret nothing, I took a chance at something I wanted and came up short. The fighter/competitor in me is highly disappointed with myself for allowing things to get away from me. The UFC chapter is closed for now… I’d like to thank the UFC staff for treating me so well during my employment. From day one I was treated well and with respect. I appreciate that greatly. Now with that being said, I am moving forward toward the next chapter. I’m extremely excited and fired up to be part of the @profighteague and their rebirth. The timing is perfect because I’m in my own rebirth process as well. As always I’m going to represent this organization as professionally as I possibly can. I look forward to being a pivotal part of the PFL’s growth in this sport. All praise and glory to God. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalms 121:1-2 At my highest and my lowest, He’s been with me and seen me through to lands of milk and honey. Thank you God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity for my family and myself. Now let’s go secure this bag!!!! #Godisgood #hardwork #dedication #mma #ufc #PFL #professional #athlete #Godsplan #winningatlife
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha is a good matchup.
Jon Jones finally will have his hearing 2/27th, but we may not know the final verdict until the end of March. pic.twitter.com/fEFA9OPQVh
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) February 14, 2018
Interesting insight from Jeremy Stephens
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 14, 2018
Elias Theodorou kinda, sorta called out Israel Adesanya, who he may or may not have been kinda, sorta talking shit about during Israel’s debut fight.
As I said, he’s a tremendous striker. Well, I am looking for an April-ish fight… https://t.co/wJL5c4mCY6
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) February 14, 2018
This ain’t right, UFC. Don’t do Sage Northcutt like this.
Eh… I changed my mind, go for it, UFC.
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) February 15, 2018
K-1 champion Takeru’s sparring looks intense.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
This effortless old-school boxing:
#OnThisDay in 1951, “Sugar” Ray Robinson regained the middleweight title with an unforgettable 13th round TKO of Jake LaMotta in Chicago – Boxing’s “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” #boxing #history #knockout pic.twitter.com/5CWjlknOZZ
— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) February 14, 2018
It’s grainy, but this toehold is cool from Francisco Trinaldo:
— Lord Honky Humungus (@Mr_Honky) February 15, 2018
- Rashad Evans gets deep and melancholy here. He said the sun was always going to set on him. That’s some dark shit.
Seems like a good clip to end on tonight. Yes, I know a lot of you hate Luke Thomas. But the advice is relevant.
Luke Thomas as your unpredictable nighttime conscience: pic.twitter.com/ej9HynIESi
— FullContactMTWF (@FullContactMTWF) February 13, 2018
Okay, one more before you go to sleep: