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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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Got $5 Million? You Could Buy Anderson Silva’s Los Angeles Home

Are you in the market for a new home? Got several million dollars you can put towards said property? If so, you could potentially take ownership of UFC legend Anderson Silva’s Los Angeles home. Nestled in the bosum of Palos Verdes, the sprawling estate is being listed for sale at $ 4.9 million.

For an extensive gallery of the property, click here. The Los Angeles Times has the rundown on some of the more extravagant features:

The multilevel house, completely reimagined three years ago, packs a well-rounded punch with vibrant marble and wood surfaces, two kitchens, an open-air gym and a sauna room. High ceilings, walls of windows and skylights give the polished interior a sense of spaciousness.

The 7,100 square feet of living space also includes six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There are living rooms with motorized glass doors on each level.

According to public records, Silva bought the house for $ 1.76 million back in 2011. While we imagine it’s nothing compared to the mega-compound Dana White is bulldozing into existence in Vegas, it’s pretty fancy and gives you a taste of what the high life looks like when you reach the top of the sport.

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Midnight Mania! Of Course Logan Paul Thinks He Could Fight In The UFC

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Logan Paul thinks he could fight either CM Punk or Conor McGregor in the UFC, because of course he thinks that. He’s done athletics his whole life, you see.

The professional attention-seeker and poster boy for white adolescent A-holes everywhere said, that after his planned boxing matches against fellow Youtuber KSI this fall, he wants to fight a UFC fighter. Via SI.com:

“I want to fight a UFC fighter. I want to get in the octagon,” Paul said. “Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. For real for real. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life.

“Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”

The sad thing is, Paul probably is a better athlete than CM Punk, who had no athletic background whatsoever. There is a huge audience for whatever it is he does besides get banned from Japan for filming in their suicide forest. Paul also mentioned the circus of a boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor as proof anything is now possible in this world.

He’s already got takers. Resident good-looking long-haired Canadian Elias Theodorou volunteered his services, and he would be near the weight class Logan said he would fight at. Mike Jackson, who of course fought CM Punk at welterweight, also volunteered to handle it.

Paul is currently training for his boxing match and can be seen knocking down a sparring partner here


Insomnia

Dustin Ortiz doesn’t like the matchup between Joe Benavidez vs. Ray Borg being billed as a fight for a title shot.

Alex Volkanovski doing a cool thing for charity on eBay, so if anyone has disposable income, feel free to buy the glove.

I’m a little worried John Dodson III with hair grown out might have superpowers

Aaron Pico is facing his most legitimate challenge yet, Leandro Higo, at at stacked Bellator 206 that also includes Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory Macdonald, Rampage vs. Wanderlei 4, and Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, who are in the opening round of Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix.

Zabit Magomedsharipov getting in some body shots. Better Ramazan than me.

Darren Till and Mike Perry had a little trouble with the accents; Till thought Perry wanted to go to the spa with him. But of course they happily went back to the hotel and sparred, boxing glove on their power hand and MMA glove on their lead hand.

It will be interesting watching Darren Till go at it with Israel Adesanya once he inevitably moves up to middleweight.

Young Blood

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Im almost ready

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Midnight Mania! Of Course Logan Paul Thinks He Could Fight In The UFC

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Logan Paul thinks he could fight either CM Punk or Conor McGregor in the UFC, because of course he thinks that. He’s done athletics his whole life, you see.

The professional attention-seeker and poster boy for white adolescent A-holes everywhere said, that after his planned boxing matches against fellow Youtuber KSI this fall, he wants to fight a UFC fighter. Via SI.com:

“I want to fight a UFC fighter. I want to get in the octagon,” Paul said. “Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. For real for real. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life.

“Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”

The sad thing is, Paul probably is a better athlete than CM Punk, who had no athletic background whatsoever. There is a huge audience for whatever it is he does besides get banned from Japan for filming in their suicide forest. Paul also mentioned the circus of a boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor as proof anything is now possible in this world.

He’s already got takers. Resident good-looking long-haired Canadian Elias Theodorou volunteered his services, and he would be near the weight class Logan said he would fight at. Mike Jackson, who of course fought CM Punk at welterweight, also volunteered to handle it.

Paul is currently training for his boxing match and can be seen knocking down a sparring partner here


Insomnia

Dustin Ortiz doesn’t like the matchup between Joe Benavidez vs. Ray Borg being billed as a fight for a title shot.

Alex Volkanovski doing a cool thing for charity on eBay, so if anyone has disposable income, feel free to buy the glove.

I’m a little worried John Dodson III with hair grown out might have superpowers

Aaron Pico is facing his most legitimate challenge yet, Leandro Higo, at at stacked Bellator 206 that also includes Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory Macdonald, Rampage vs. Wanderlei 4, and Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, who are in the opening round of Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix.

Zabit Magomedsharipov getting in some body shots. Better Ramazan than me.

Darren Till and Mike Perry had a little trouble with the accents; Till thought Perry wanted to go to the spa with him. But of course they happily went back to the hotel and sparred, boxing glove on their power hand and MMA glove on their lead hand.

It will be interesting watching Darren Till go at it with Israel Adesanya once he inevitably moves up to middleweight.

Young Blood

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This lady just trucked this guy.

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Gunnar Nelson is either in training or a horror movie, either would work.

Im almost ready

A post shared by Gunnar Nelson (@gunninelson) on


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Random Land

This is a great series of photos


Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality. Support my Kickstarter

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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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