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Midnight Mania! McGregor ‘Disappointed’ Khabib Dropped Him

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Conor McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, told Joe Rogan that McGregor felt he let himself down when Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to drop him for the first time in McGregor’s career. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“He (Conor) hates technical mistakes. So that right hand, you know… he was very disappointed he got caught with a shot like that,” Kavanagh said on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, per BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “But it is actually funny, I was just thinking about this, you know that right hand, if you showed it to a boxing coach he would say ‘That’s horrible. Your head is down and you’re swinging’. But again, I don’t really care about people’s opinions on things. I just care about the strikes effectiveness. It was a damn effective technique. You know it’s one of the hardest clean shots Conor has been caught with in his MMA career.”

“He (Conor) hates technical mistakes. So that right hand, you know… he was very disappointed he got caught with a shot like that,” Kavanagh said on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, per BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “But it is actually funny, I was just thinking about this, you know that right hand, if you showed it to a boxing coach he would say ‘That’s horrible. Your head is down and you’re swinging’. But again, I don’t really care about people’s opinions on things. I just care about the strikes effectiveness. It was a damn effective technique. You know it’s one of the hardest clean shots Conor has been caught with in his MMA career.”

Khabib was able to neutralize ‘The Notorious’ offense throughout the fight, with McGregor mostly failing to land the punches he has against every other opponent. Clearly, while Khabib’s striking is far from textbook, it is very effective for him. McGregor has called for a rematch with the Russian champion.


Insomnia

The rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson is years overdue. It will be good to see Jones against someone his own size again.

Derrick Lewis’ legend is homegrown by himself and the people cooking up the memes he resposts.

Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen faced off for their first fight week staredown.

This made more sense once I realized John Wayne Parr was imitating Johny Hendricks

It’s a shame Sean O’Malley didn’t get to showcase his talents at UFC 229- hopefully the USADA results show his failed test was just a tainted supplement.

Al Iaquinta Realty is the best fighter parody account going. This rematch with Kevin Lee will tell us a lot about both fighters. Kevin Lee continues his pursuit of Khabib Nurmagomedov by fighting someone that just faced the Dagestani in their last bout.

Will Nate Diaz disappear into the ether again?

Was this the best picture Khabib could get with Putin? They couldn’t snap one where he was smiling? The caption reads (according to Google Translate)

Thank you very much Vladimir Vladimirovich for the warm welcome and for the congratulations.

And I am very pleased that my victory brought so much joy to our multinational Country.

This is our common victory.

Weird animation time.

Justin Gaethje has a policy against taking short-notice fights.

Derrick Lewis vs. Daniel Cormier has genuine heat thanks to Popeyes chicken.

Who did this?

This may well have been the peak of combat sports.

Brock Lesnar better hope Derrick Lewis lands that big right hand, because he’s not beating Daniel Cormier.

Credit to Curtis Blaydes for taking the hard, thankless fight but he deserves a title shot far more than the Black Beast. (Sorry, Derrick)

Dominick Reyes landed the single cleanest shot at UFC 229 in the last second of his fight with Ovince St. Preux

Max Holloway talks about dealing with depression on World Mental Health Day.


Random Land

I love weird goals. This should have been allowed to stand.

In real life this is literally a green bubble.

Work until you can afford a giraffe.

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Odd but also a legendary flex.

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Charges Dropped!

I guess someone had a change of heart … or a change of bank balance.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Volkan Oezdemir, was sent home by Florida’s Broward County courthouse on Monday afternoon July 9, 2018), after the charges in his felony battery case were dropped.

Apparently the victim refused to cooperate, according to MMA Fighting.

With that mess out of the way, Oezedmir can move forward with his Alexander Gustafsson fight at the upcoming UFC 227 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

It’s not for the interim title … yet.

“No Time” was originally paired off against ex-light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (twice); however, the court rescheduled his case too close to fight night and UFC decided to rebook that bout in case Oezdemir went to trial for an undetermined amount of time.

In the end, it didn’t matter.

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Morning Report: Conor McGregor demands the ‘interim’ be dropped from his UFC featherweight title

Don’t let Conor McGregor catch you calling him the “interim” UFC featherweight champion.

‘F**k that,” McGregor told GQ UK magazine (via Daily Mail). “What do you mean interim? [UFC featherweight champion] Jose Aldo and I had a date, he didn’t show, someone else took his place, I beat him, easy. So don’t give me interim.”

With Aldo suffering a rib injury, McGregor scored a second-round TKO win over late replacement Chad Mendes at UFC 189 in July. Rebooked to headline against Aldo Dec. 12 at UFC 194, McGregor isn’t convinced he’ll actually face the pound-for-pound great.

“I still don’t think he will show,” said McGregor. “I am trying to be optimistic but I am never wrong, I always predict the outcome of my fights and I am never wrong. I have beaten him already. He is dead. Look at his body language. His body is weak and his mind is weaker. I can smell the lack of confidence.

“If the mind is not in it, the body won’t follow. He cannot beat me. He knows it. It’s why he went running last time… I can hear it in his voice, I can see it in his eyes, I know when a man is beaten, and he is beaten mentally.”

McGregor also discussed his eventual exit from the sport, mentioning a concern of head trauma, specifically.

“I am not stupid,” said McGregor. “I am a very bright guy. I know that in the fighting game, you get people who get brain damage and do themselves long-term harm. I am into it in a big way, and I am good at it, and I am going to get very, very rich and then I will get out and we will see what comes after that.”

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5 MUST-READ STORIES

‘I want you guys.’ Tim Kennedy to return to the UFC, vows to “smash” performance-enhancing drug users.

‘I’m more than willing to bring it to her.’ Rose Namajunas says she’s the “test that everybody’s been waiting for” against Paige VanZant.

Re-booked. Neil Magny steps in for Matt Brown against Kelvin Gastelum to headline the TUF Latin America Finale.

Not just Shinya. Bibiano Fernandes is anxious to defend his ONE Championship title but has also been offered a fight at Rizin FF.

Interesting. Ronda Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has filed for bankruptcy claiming no personal income, no stake in Glendale Fighting Club and over $ 700,000 in debts.

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MEDIA STEW

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Vitor Belfort bouncing back.

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Bellator: Road to Vengeance. (part 2 here)

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Highlights from the regional scene.

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Ian McCall says he’s one good injury away from retiring from fighting.

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This comes via request from a major Jhenny Andrade fan on staff. Probably NSFW.

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Luke Rockhold doing a bit for Golf Digest.

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Long watches.

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TWEETS

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Not so light heavy. via his Instagram:

226 lbs right now and feeling amazing. I’ve been hearing concerns about me doing so much strength training, but just know that there’s a method to our madness. Right now we are in a strength building phase. Totally aware of all the different things needed to be an elite martial artist. #agility #endurance #cardio #mattime #newskills
Believe in the process

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Excited?

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Buds.

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Congrats.

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Camping.

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Mixed reviews.

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No context needed.

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It happens.

Had a visitor waiting in our room when we got back from dinner #hewantedthehbomb

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announced yesterday (Nov. 3 2015)

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale

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FANPOST OF THE DAY

Today’s Fanpost of the Day comes via ynassar.

GMC 7 Preview

The 7th edition of the German MMA Championship (GMC) returns again this Saturday with a card that is worth your attention.

The event features a number of the best prospects this side of the Atlantic. In addition to the light heavyweight, lightweight and bantamweight title all being on the line the card also features a number of ‘superfights’.

The main event sees Jonas Billstein (15-4) defend his light heavyweight title against Joachim Christensen (11-3). At 24 years of age Billstein, who is ranked 2nd in the German LHW division, has already amassed considerable cage experience and has even fought in Bellator on four occasions (going 2-2 in the promotion). He will face Christensen who is known for being a puncher with solid takedown defense who is equally comfortable on his back where he can make use of his black-belt BJJ skills. He is also ranked number 3 in the Scandinavian MMA rankings just behind none other than Ilir Latifi and Alexander Gustaffson! Christensen might be on the wrong side of 35 years of age, but for Billstein a win here would be a huge feather in his cap.

Check out the rest of the post here.

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Rose Namajunas was ‘devastated’ after Nina Ansaroff dropped out of their UFC 187 bout

LAS VEGAS — Rose Namajunas talks about Nina Ansaroff missing weight and pulling out of their fight, receiving her show and win money, wanting to fight again this summer, the upcoming strawweight title fight, and more in a scrum at UFC 187.

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Jon Jones Dropped by Reebok

One moment, you’re the king of the world and sitting on a pile of money, the next you’re unemployed and scrounging around your messy apartment for half-smoked blunts. Such is the case with former UFC champ Jon Jones, who in just a few days managed to crash a rental car, injure a pregnant woman, flee […]

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Felony Assault, Burglary Charges Dropped Against UFC Fighter Jeremy Stephens

Felony assault and burglary charges were dropped against UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens on Monday.
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Felony assault and burglary charges against Jeremy Stephens dropped

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Felony assault and burglary charges stemming from a 2011 incident against UFC lightweight turned featherweight Jeremy Stephens, 27, have been dropped, according to Stephens’ manager Ryan Hass.

Stephens and a friend, Dustin James Bachman, 27, were originally arrested in October of 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa, along with a man described as Stephens’ friend. According to early reports, both Stephens and Bachman assaulted another male to the point where police reports indicate the victim stopped breathing twice.

On the evening of the incident, Bachman was charged with willful injury and assault causing bodily harm. Stephens, however, only spoke with authorities. He was neither arrested nor taken into custody on the evening of the incident.

Stephens, who normally calls San Diego, Calif. home, was eventually arrested just hours prior to his scheduled bout with Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 5, 2012. A warrant was issued in Polk County, Iowa for Stephens’ arrest sometime after the original incident in question, but could only be enforced in that or surrounding states. Local law enforcement made the arrest and later transferred Stephens to Iowa before the fighter could eventually make bail.

Stephens has publicly maintained his innocence, both releasing a statement and video regarding the issue. According to Hass, Polk County prosecutors offered Stephens a number of plea deals that would include no jail time, but the fighter refused, preferring to have the matter decided in court.

Hass tells MMA Fighting prosecutors dropped all assault and burglary charges Monday on the first day of the trial. Stephens instead plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, which called for a sentence of time already served and an unspecified fine. Hass says Stephens is facing no other unresolved legal issues.

Stephens is 21-9 in professional mixed martial arts. He most recently competed at UFC 160 in May where he won a unanimous decision victory in his featherweight debut over Estavan Payan.

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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller avoids jail, charges dropped for alleged church break-in

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Jason Miller can breathe a bit easier these days after charges stemming from an arrest earlier this year were dropped today (Nov. 21, 2012) by the Orange County Superior Court in California, according to MMA Fighting.

“Mayhem” was arrested back on Aug. 13 of this year after allegedly breaking into a church and going wild with a fire extinguisher, all while in his birthday suit. According to the report, the case was dismissed altogether and the incident has since been removed from Miller’s record.

Miller went zero for two (0-2) in his previous stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), dropping back-to-back fights against Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway. After his loss to “The Doberman,” Miller was cut from the promotion and hasn’t competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) since.

He has, however, been rubbing elbows with a couple of Hollywood heavy-hitters as Miller had a small role in the MMA/UFC inspired film “Here Comes The Boom,” which starred Kevin James and Bas Rutten and was produced by Adam Sandler.

Miller went on a rampage on an recent appearance on “The MMA Hour” while promoting the film, refusing to break out of his “Lucky Patrick” character, which led many to believe the charismatic fighter was battling some mental issues.

Weeks later, “Mayhem” revealed it was all for grins and giggles.

All’s well that ends well.

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Mayhem Miller: Burglary charges dropped after case dismissed

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Jason “Mayhem” Miller can finally move past his recent arrest.

The former UFC fighter confirmed with MMAFighting.com Wednesday that the case for his August arrest was dropped earlier in the day at the Orange County Superior Court. According to Miller, the incident has also been removed from his record.

Attempts to reach members of the Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday to confirm the story were unsuccessful.

When asked for a comment on the news, Miller would only say, “God is good.”

Miller was arrested Aug. 13 in Mission Viejo, Calif., on burglary charges after he allegedly broken into a church, sprayed a fire extinguisher and broke many items. According to a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Miller was found by police naked on a couch in the church. He was not intoxicated and was arrested without incident.

Miller, who retired from MMA following his UFC 146 loss to C.B. Dollaway, explained the misunderstanding in an hour-long interview with MMAFighting.com last month. You can watch it below.

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Chad Mendes Has Battery Charge Dropped After Pleading to Lesser Offense in California

A battery charge filed in California against UFC featherweight Chad Mendes was dismissed Monday after the fighter pleaded no-contest to a lesser charge.
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