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Video: O’Malley Fake Sparks Joint During UFC On FOX 29 Broadcast

Rising UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley went full Cheech last night (Sat., April 14, 2018) during the FOX broadcast for UFC on FOX 29 from Glendale, Arizona, when he acted like he was sparking up a joint on live television (seen above).

A little awkward for UFC women’s flyweight contender Mackenzie Dern, who was siting right beside “Sugar,” but a moment most fight fans took in with a smile.

O’Malley, 23, is one of UFC’s most promising young athletes, although he’s not really a standard role model like other fighters that would be featured at the forefront of a mixed martial arts (MMA) broadcast. As a fighter who utilizes a chunk of his free time to enjoy the greener side of things, O’Malley took time during his short TV spot to pull out a rolled joint and pretend to light it.

Jealous?

Whether or not you’re someone who partakes in that sort of thing, you have to applaud the kid’s effort. After all, this isn’t new to UFC or the many fans who follow O’Malley. Ever since “Sugar” released footage of a side-by-side smoke session with rap icon Snoop Dogg, the talented bantamweight has publicly revealed marijuana-infused after parties and plans to roll out his own customized weed strain.

Not too shabby, especially for a young fighter with only two Octagon appearances under his belt (both victories).

O’Malley is a unique character to say the least and a fighter UFC is certainly going to lean on to attack a specific demographic moving forward. Not for nothing, but this guy has already paved the way for the second generation of UFC weed smokers.

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Joe Rogan Addresses Critical Commentary Toward Nurmagomedov During UFC 223

Khabib Nurmagomedov was complete control at UFC 223, as cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta to claim the lightweight title on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Raw Video: Conor McGregor Crashes UFC 223 Media Day, Fighter Cut During Wild Bus Attack

All fucking hell just broke loose at the UFC 223 media day.

Originally held to promote the upcoming title fight between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov, it quickly devolved into the Conor McGregor show, as “Notorious” crashed the Brooklyn festivities and caused a huge melee.

Ariel Helwani reports:

Conor McGregor and members of his team showed up at the Barclays Center at the very end of media day moments ago. There was an altercation with some of the departing fighters who are competing on the card. I’m told from people who were in the van that as the van was driving off, they started banging on the windows before security broke it all up. I’m told that chairs were thrown through the van window and one passenger on the van was injured. According to multiple sources Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration in the fracas. He is being attended to at the arena. Unclear at this time how serious his injury is.

More on this insanity in just a moment.

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Devin Powell Suffers Ruptured Testicle During Sparring Session with Joe Lauzon

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, Devin Powell has a gym story that can top the majority of his peers.
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Cachoeira Coach: No Athlete Wants Corner to Throw in Towel During Fight

Priscila Cachoeira’s coach has no regrets when it comes to his fighter’s bout against Valentina Shevchenko this past weekend.
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Cachoeira Coach: No Athlete Wants Corner to Throw in Towel During Fight

Priscila Cachoeira’s coach has no regrets when it comes to his fighter’s bout against Valentina Shevchenko this past weekend.
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Cachoeira Coach: No Athlete Wants Corner to Throw in Towel During Fight

Priscila Cachoeira’s coach has no regrets when it comes to his fighter’s bout against Valentina Shevchenko this past weekend.
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Dana White slams Uriah Hall: Move to light heavyweight, or stay out of clubs during fight week

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has some advice for Uriah Hall, who reportedly fainted and got hospitalized while cutting weight for the UFC Fight Night 124 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1.

Spend more time training and less time clubbing.

“The guys at the UFC (Performance Institute) said he’s the, what’s the word – he doesn’t take it serious,” White said after the fight (via MMA Junkie). “He doesn’t take his training serious, he doesn’t do what anybody tells him. He does his own thing. A week before the fight, he went to L.A. and was hanging out in L.A. in clubs and stuff. So, not good.”

Hall (13-8) failed to live up to the hype he generated as a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 back in spring of 2013, going just 6-6 across 12 fights while struggling to find consistency in the crowded middleweight division.

What I think (Hall) needs to think about is fight at 205,” White continued. “Fight at 205 or show up and do what you’re supposed to do. And much like Kelvin Gastelum and the Johny Hendricks and the other people out there – if you can’t make that weight, then fight at the higher weight division.”

Hall was expected to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC St. Louis over the weekend but there is no word yet on whether or not that fight will be rebooked for an upcoming event or if both fighters will be sent on their separate ways.

Just don’t “Count” on this fight.

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Here’s that video of Khabib Nurmagomedov yelling at Dana White during UFC 219 massacre of Edson Barboza

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is charged with running the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, so as you might expect, he’s probably a hard man to pin down.

That’s why undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to take any opportunity he can get to convince the “Sin City” fight boss that “The Eagle” is ready to fly into a 155-pound title fight.

Even between rounds.

That’s what happened when the Dagestani was putting a beatdown on fellow contender Edson Barboza in the UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, which took place last Saturday night (Dec. 30, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch the video highlights here.

This isn’t the first time Nurmagomedov shouted to White during a bout. At UFC 205 back in late 2016, “The Eagle” told White to stop sending him fake contracts (like this one) to help negotiate with other combatants.

Read those comments here.

Nurmagomedov is expected to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim title at some point this spring, with the winner moving on to face Conor McGregor later this summer. I am personally rooting for “The Eagle,” just because I want to hear what he shouts during a “Notorious” showdown.

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Conor McGregor, role model, issues formal apology for ‘losing it’ during Bellator melee

Seems like just yesterday when Conor McGregor was like “fuck you all.”

Oh wait, it was.

What a difference 24 hours makes, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion has now issued a formal apology for blowing a gasket at last weekend’s Bellator 187 event, which included a physical confrontation with referee Marc Goddard.

And that other dude who got slapped silly.

As part of his apology, McGregor made reference to the late Joao Carvalho, who passed away after his technical knockout loss to “Notorious” teammate Charlie Ward (in cage for the Bellator brouhaha) back in April 2016.

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McGregor was reportedly pulled from his headlining duties at UFC 219 and may still be subject to legal repercussions as a result of his actions, according to Association of Boxing Commissions President Mike Mazzulli.

Hard to imagine a fine, upstanding role model would do such a thing.

The promotion has yet to release any kind of statement regarding what — if any — action it plans to take, but no doubt this apology, which was not without a cheap shot at Goddard, was prompted by his employers.

As far as when McGregor will attempt to unify the 155-pound titles against interim straphanger Tony Ferguson, that remains to be seen.

Defend or vacate!

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