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Midnight Mania! Watch Darren Till Claim ‘Worst Dad Ever’ Title

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Darren Till, who fights Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight championship in the headliner of UFC 228 on September 8, said with apparent sincerity that he doesn’t care about his family or daughter. His daughter, who lives in Brazil, hasn’t seen him in a year, his current girlfriend is seven months pregnant. Darren Till says he doesn’t care, he just cares about getting the belt and being the greatest.

Transcript via MiddleEasy.com:

“I’ve got a girlfriend who’s nearly seven months pregnant. I don’t really care. I’ve got a daughter in Brazil right now who I haven’t seen for one year. I don’t really care. I just care about legacy and greatness. That’s what I’m in this for.”

There is a certain level of selfishness that just comes with the territory for elite fighters and athletes, but this goes beyond that. Till, if we can take his comments seriously, doesn’t see his family as motivation and a source of stability the way other fighters do. Everyone from Cody Garbrandt to TJ Dillashaw to Daniel Cormier to Robert Whittaker… hell, even Jon Jones is proud of his family and kids. He doesn’t consider them at all. I can’t think of any other fighter who would openly admit to being that bad of a father. At 25, Darren Till is well on his way towards being the greatest… the greatest deadbeat dad in the sport of MMA.


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Marlon Moraes calls his shot

Zlatan called it

Dillashaw memes were dominating the MMA interwebs

l King Snake win the big W!

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Nate Diaz found a two-handed sword somewhere

Warlord 209

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Chris Pratt really enjoys MMA

This must be an amazing feeling for Marlon Vera, though it also seems like he shouldn’t have to literally fight for the chance to get his daughter healthcare.

Brett Johns lost but he wouldn’t change a thing.

This is a good callout- Islam Makhachev vs. Alex Hernandez for prince of the grinders at 155.

Rumors are flying that Claudia Gadelha and Brian Ortega are an item.

A lot BJJ in this pic. #ufc227 #teamcg

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Nate Diaz and Rafael Dos Anjos went back and forth over the weekend.

Mike Perry is stoked for his fight with Donald Cerrone

Now that Khabib and McGregor are booked, look at this picture of Khabib utterly unimpressed in the crowd after UFC 194.

Great poster for a great event

A lot of faceoffs went down this weekend at the big 25-year anniversary press conference

#UFC #228

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Colby Covington got his mug on the front page of CNN

Truth

Joe Rogan had some pretty good thoughts on redeeming people from hate cults like the Westboro Baptist church, who are protesting him.


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I remember this fearsome knockout by Koreshkov

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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Joanna: I Will ‘Never Ever’ Call Rose The Best Strawweight In The World

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk returned to form last night (Sat., July 28, 2018) at UFC on FOX 30 from inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when she defeated formidable contender Tecia Torres via unanimous decision.

Despite dropping her last two Octagon appearances to current divisional champion Rose Namajunas, Jedrzejczyk was able to channel her former dominant self and outclass Torres at almost every turn. Her takedown defense was perfect, her range control kept the smaller Torres at bay, and her Muay Thai once again led the damage count.

As a former champion on the rebound, this was a big step for Jedrzejczyk. Even though she lost to Namajunas in back-to-back contest Jedrzejczyk isn’t ready to address “Thug” as the better fighter, especially after a superb outing against Torres.

“I will not do this,” Jedrzejczyk said at UFC on FOX 30’s post-fight press conference (video replay here). “Never ever. She wants my honor? She must earn that. If she’s going to run, they’re going to make an interim belt. She was saying she’s afraid Conor McGregor will show up again and make a mess like he did before Brooklyn. He is not going to do this. Don’t be afraid, Rose. Come on. Just fight. Just face the best. You should face [Jessica] Andrade.

“If not, I will chase you. If you hold the belt, I will chase you. Until the next fight. That’s it.”

Jedrzejczyk, 30, has only lost to Namajunas in her entire professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Her track record and recent performance against “Tiny Tornado” at UFC Calgary would suggest she could lock down another title fight with “Thug,” but history shows that UFC is reluctant to book a trilogy fight if one fighter already holds all the wins.

That doesn’t seem to both the former UFC champion as she believes her legacy at 115 pounds is enough to warrant another shot at Namajunas.

“Rose saying that she will give me the third fight after I will say that she is the best? No way,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Maybe you beat me, and you’re the champion, and you won, but your legacy is not that big. You should bow down because I am the queen. I give her respect.”

For now, Jedrzejczyk will have to put her nose to the grindstone and do whatever the promotion requires her to do to fight again for the women’s strawweight title. Until that day comes, the Polish queen is unwilling to recognize Namajunas as being the better mixed martial artist.

“No way I’ll say Rose is the best,” Jedrzejczyk said. “Maybe you beat me, you’re the champion and you won. But your legacy isn’t that big. You should bow down, because I am the queen.”

For complete UFC Calgary results and coverage click here.

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Midnight Mania! Dana On Mayweather-McGregor 2 Rumors: ‘Dumbest S*** I Ever Heard’

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The noxious rumbles of Mayweather-McGregor 2 just won’t die. Recently a rumor got started on Twitter that Mayweather would be rematching McGregor under a truncated rule set that included small gloves, but not kicks, takedowns, or elbows.

Dana White was quick to discredit the rumor, which hopefully doesn’t mean it’s exactly what’s happening.

The original rumor starter was quick to walk his story back, saying that the fight “has been discussed” … and perhaps partly is a result of an over-active imagination and wishful thinking.

Truly, though, an appropriate application of the Galaxy Brain meme.

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Lando Vannata hitting pads:

Pop pop, pop pop pop…soda.

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One of those videos you can’t look at but you can’t look away.

Why? @superheroalliance

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This did not go as planned!

T.J. Dillashaw embracing the snake memes is the best thing he could have done.

About to jump on the mma hour with @arielhelwani

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This kid is good!

I don’t wanna watch this, but feel free if you want to.

Kevin Hart punching upward at 45 degrees is just about as funny as his comedy:

John Wayne Parr’s face after he lost the decision to his most recent Muay Thai fight is just about as good as Daniel Cormier’s. “I might get to fight Brock Lesnar” face.

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Jon Bones Jones, the $ 8 million man, hitting pads in his garage.

The best just got better.

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Claudia Gadelha is in training to face Carla Esparza at UFC 225; with Namajunas remaining champion, she has a good shot at regaining her top contender status with a win.

High level shit right here

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The mighty Yoel Romero getting over his fear of heights is hilarious.

MMA is angling for Olympic recognition, and these guys think they are the ones to make it happen.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier has a sense of humor after getting congratulated by Georges St-Pierre …

Khabib Nurmagomedov gets the red carpet treatment on his return to Dagestan.

A Muay Thai coach gives his thoughts on Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s attitude toward her pair of losses to Rose Namajunas.

Ahhh man… I know I’m gonna take heat for this but I’m gonna give my opinion here because I believe there is some learning that can be done here for many. Let me 1st say… I’m a HUGE JJ fan, I’ve been a fan of hers for almost 10 years now, when she was only fighting Muaythai I watched her fight at the World Championships. I think she is an amazing fighter and one of the most dominant UFC Champions to date… I felt the same way about Ronda, I was always a fan of her talent (her coach not so much) but there are some similarities here that need to be looked at …. most importantly the sheer inability to accept a loss. Ronda’s inability killed her career and JJ’s could do the same. Every fight someone wins… someone losses … losses in sport are just “moments in time” that when accepted can lead to incredible advancements…the constant blaming of the previous loss on the weight cut and calling it a fluke … inhibited improvement and evolution … now calling it a bad decision … it’s the same thing. When @alexisdavismma lost to Ronda saying “she just got caught” was never in my vocabulary… I had to look at my self as a coach and find where “I” went wrong… that simply doesn’t happen without acceptance and ownership. @joerogan commented that rose beat JJ in a Kickboxing match … I disagree to a degree … JJ lost a Boxing match with the occasional leg kick mixed in. Adjustments to win the fight could have and could still be made… but Rose is simply a better boxer, better mechanics, better head movement, better timing. How does JJ beat her? More kicks, more body kicks take the boxing away…well if she kicks more then she runs the risk of being taken down… of course this is true so improvement in takedown defense specific to coming off the kicks needs to happen as well. The hook and cross won the 1st fight and it won the rematch… adjustments should have been made… improvements could have been made… still can if only one allows themselves to actually “Lose” a fight… I hope her people are honest with her and tell her the truth, she lost 2X now AND that’s OK…that’s where the learning actually happens… but hey what do I know … just saying.

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This guy hits pretty hard!

Lights out with a flourish …

The “fuck your guard” pass

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Triangle choke!


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Otters are just giant water weasels

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Nate Diaz Is Cooler Than You or I Will Ever Be

There’s so much to like about Nate Diaz.

For example, he won a season of TUF back when the reality show was still interesting, yet he’s managed to stay relevant.

He’s also dangerous as hell, has fought in the Octagon 23 times, lost nine times but has always been considered among the elite… there was even that time when he stepped in for an injured Rafael dos Anjos and fought some Irish guy named Conor McGregor. AND TAPPED HIM OUT.

Since then, Nate Diaz the Scrapper has become Nate Diaz the Superstar, and we’re just spectators in a world he pretty much runs.

During last night’s UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, TX, Diaz was treated like a VIP and given some camera time during the broadcast. You know, like superstars and VIPs often are.

And of course, in that brief interlude of the camera focusing on Diaz, did our favorite Stockton Son pull out a joint and begin to spark up.

On live TV.

You have to think that in that brief half-second when a producer scrambled to flick the cut-away switch, there was panic in the broadcast truck.

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UFC 220 results: Stipe Miocic is the greatest heavyweight ever, doesn’t care if Dana White respects him or not

Stipe Miocic made history last night (Sat., Jan 20, 2018) at UFC 220 by defeating Francis Ngannou via unanimous decision (see it) to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title for the third straight time.

A first for the promotion.

In taking out “The Predator,” Miocic defeated a man many thought would be the one to end his reign, and the promotion leading up to it did very little to defend a claim that UFC wanted Ngannou as the face of the division.

In the end, it didn’t matter as Miocic made sure the belt stayed with him, proving once and for all that he is the greatest heavyweight to ever fight inside the Octagon.

“It was the Stipe show tonight. It wasn’t about him. It was about me, because I’m the champ. I broke the record. I’m the best,” said Stipe during the post-fight presser.

“Now it (the record) means something to me. I beat the guy everybody that I couldn’t beat. It’s that much sweeter,” he said. “‘This guy is a phenom, he’s one in a million,” mocked Stipe. “Well guess what? he lost to a Midwest boy that is 50 pounds lighter than him. I’m the greatest heavyweight. I defend it three times and no one has ever done that.

As for feeling disrespected by UFC president Dana White, Miocic didn’t have much to say in the matter.

“I don’t know, and I really don’t care,” he said, who took the belt away from White and handed it to his coach to have him put in on him instead of the boss. “My dude,” Miocic said of his coach. “He respects me, and I respect him. End of story.”

“Those dudes right there, they are my family. They respect me, I respect them and they come with me and we got to war no mater what happens, win lose or draw. That’s my family and we respect each other, no matter the situation.”

At the end of the day, Miocic reiterated his greatness, saying that his resume simply speaks for itself.

“Fuck yeah, I do (greatest of all time.) No one’s ever defended it three times. I had a killer’s row to get to it. I had a hard path to get to the title, and I had a hard path to defend the title,” he added.

“Top dudes, Arlovski, Werdum in Brazil in front of 40,000. Next guy, Overeem, killer, K-1 champion who hits like a ton of bricks. Next guy JDS, who I lost to. Now I had a guy who was a phenom. Nothing’s ever easy, but I’ve never had an easy road. That’s what I like about being from Cleveland, nothing is ever given.”

Hard to argue with that.

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