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Everyone Will Know Moicano Soon Enough

Unless your name is Conor McGregor or Max Holloway, everyone plays second fiddle to the former, longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.

Despite wrecking shop for the better part of his UFC career, Renato Moicano doesn’t exactly resonate with the masses when it comes to getting top billing or spotlight exposure. But as he gets prepared to face Aldo at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on February 2, 2019 in Fortaleza, Brazil, Moicano is preparing for the spoils that come with taking out a well-known name in the game.

And he is adamant everyone will know him after what he does to his fellow countryman.

“Jose Aldo is a true legend, he is a warrior,” Moicano said to BJPENN.com. “He has been in many, many wars in the UFC and beat the best guys in the featherweight division. So, to me, this fight means everything. After I get this win against him, for sure people will know me better. People will know me. This fight, I just have to win this fight. It’s a fight, and I only win.”

Originally planned to be the headlining bout, it was later revealed it would co-headline, with the rematch between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes getting top billing. Naturally, Renato was disappointed he didn’t get his first-ever main event.

“In the beginning, I thought this would be the main event. I heard Aldo saying he wants a three-round fight. For me, that is not a problem, three-rounds is good, too. But, I would prefer to be the main event.”

With a victory over “Junior,” Moicano gets his third straight win and moves to 5-1 overall inside the Octagon with his lone loss coming to former title contender, Brian Ortega. Renato feels that should be good enough to warrant him a shot at “Blessed’s” 145-pound strap.

“For sure. It depends on what Max Holloway will do if he goes to lightweight to fight someone up there,” he said. “If he stays at 145, then for sure I will fight for the title against Max after this fight,” he added. “This is my time. This is my chance to prove I’m a real contender. After this fight, I’m coming for the belt,” he concluded.

Currently ranked at No. 5, Moicano will definitely have a case to be made for a shot at the title with a win over the former champion. That said, Frankie Edgar has also been pining for another chance at winning the 145-pound title.

And since we’re on the subject of name value, it’s safe to assume “The Answer” has a leg-up on Renato in that department. So when it comes time to award the next title shot, Renato getting a highly-convincing win over Jose will go a long way in helping him close the gap with Edgar.

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Midnight Mania! Why Did The Eagle Go After Danis? Everyone Else Was Too Old

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has shed significant light on his post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor’s teammates, most notably Dillon Danis. He dispelled rumors that he went after Danis due to hearing what Danis was shouting. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“No, I didn’t hear him, you know,” Nurmagomedov assured in a video published by Submission Radio. “I didn’t hear him, it was too loud.”

Why then, did he fly off the raised dais like a literal eagle? Because Danis was the only corner who could fight him.

“I jumped on him because other corner is too old; because Conor’s other corner, other coaches, too old, and that’s why I jumped on him,” said Nurmagomedov (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Because he’s almost like my age.”

After all, “If I jumped on [coach John] Kavanagh, I don’t think it’s too — cause Kavanagh can’t fight me. That’s why I jumped on [Danis].”

He would have preferred to fight the whole team, if they had been up for it.

“I don’t like his whole team. I have choice what I’m gonna do, but all other old coaches were too old for me. They cannot fight with me,” he reiterated. “They’re almost like my father’s age.”

As for the fight itself, he explained why it felt so good to make his Irish opponent give up.

“I’m looking for punishment, first of all,” the Dagestan fighter said of the sanctioned fight with McGregor. “I wanted to make him tired. It’s very good when he tapped. It meant a lot for me [when he] tapped.”

If he had finished McGregor after knocking him down in the second round, Khabib thinks the victory would have been less impressive. While there is talk of an immediate rematch, Khabib doesn’t think McGregor wants that.

“‘Please,’ he asked me, ‘Finish.’ This is much better than knockout,” Nurmagomedov insisted. “If I knocked him out in the second round, you go down, but people gonna talk about, ‘Oh, it’s luck,’ you know. But what about if you smash him all four rounds and he taps? It’s finished there. No more. I don’t think he ever wants to compete with me. Because he felt everything. He feel my mental, he felt my control, my striking and all that, and he tapped too.”


Insomnia

Its all highlights this fine Friday

That wobble gave him away

Classic Muay Thai plum knee

Check out this slow-motion fall

This is cheat code level flexibility

Does Eddie Alvarez have his work cut out for him?

Muay Tank is the perfect way to describe this

Trapped him

Triangle choke

Always enjoy seeing a karate guy do well

There’s some serious horsepower in that kick

‘Torches’ is a fitting description for this finish

Karate combat

Out cold

What a knee

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

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Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

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Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

A post shared by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

A post shared by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

A post shared by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on

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Man With Epic Drug Problem Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas

In case you missed it, Jon Jones has a drug problem. An epic one. I mean, who else gets an entire UFC moved to another state a week before just so the UFC can find a commission that will license him?

Of course, the official party line is Jones did nothing wrong here. That the test the UFC (note: the UFC, not USADA or any commission) gave him prior to UFC 232 wasn’t any kind of official drug test, and anyway, the positive result is likely a trace left over from the last time Jones supposedly didn’t do any drugs.

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

UFC president Dana White insists the latest controversy surrounding Jon Jones isn’t another stain on the legacy of one of the most successful yet polarizing fighters in the organization’s history.

“Nothing was done wrong here,” White told the Review-Journal in a Monday phone call. “Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. We have the science to prove it.”

Okay, sure, maybe it is a leftover trace amount from the last time Jones did drugs. But… he denied doing it then, and avoided a lengthier suspension by ratting people out. And the UFC (wisely) had the foresight to administer their own drug test prior to UFC 232 because they knew that the likelihood of Jones blowing it was high.

But let’s say that the UFC and USADA’s argument is true, that Jones actually didn’t do any fresh drugs. That’s a huge shift in stance. Because they previously acted like it wasn’t possible to have trace amounts of steroids in your system from long-ago use. Cue Frank Mir!

You ever get the sense that, because the UFC needs to make some revenue projections, they treat their pay-per-view draws a little differently?

Anyway, a lot of fans are getting screwed because of the sudden shift from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for a UFC 232 venue. Imagine buying tickets to the event, plane tickets to and from wherever, paying for a hotel and all that jazz, and then learning less than a week before the UFC 232 that your plans are suddenly screwed?

Imagine being any of the other fighters on the card, who must now pay California taxes on the money they’ll make, and who must now tell their friends and family that was supposed to come see them fight that Jones couldn’t fight in Vegas, so it’s California or bust.

So yeah, here’s Jones wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Want to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas. #UFC232

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BloodyElbow Writer Busted for Child Porn, Everyone Attacks BloodyElbow

On Friday, the news broke that a writer over at MMA news site BloodyElbow had been busted for child porn over the summer. Iain Kidd was the writer, he’s based out of Scotland, covered everything to do with performance-enhancing drug violations, and had been contributing to BloodyElbow for years.

He was, of course, promptly fired, and his digital footprint was scrubbed from the site.

Child porn is a pretty egregious thing, so his firing was certainly just. But because BloodyElbow has made a lot of enemies over the years, those enemies felt the time was right to attack BloodyElbow.

Here’s noted drug abuser Jon Jones piling on:

Oh, and here’s fighter manager Malki Kawa doing the same:

Here’s fighter manager Ali Abdel-Azziz:

Sorry, but all of this is total crap. Kidd deserves all the scorn in the world for his crimes. But BloodyElbow has for years been the watchdog the sport needs, and to paint them with the same brush Kidd is being painted with is wrong. No one knew about Kidd’s proclivities over there, and the minute it all came to light, immediate action was taken.

Deadspin hit the nail on the head with their take:

Iain Kidd, and only Iain Kidd, is to blame for what he did. That some of the most cynical gits on the internet—and some of the most powerful people in MMA—are beating down his colleagues over crimes they had no connection to and no reason to know about, for no better reason than that they don’t like being covered critically, is its own sort of disgrace.

I’ve contributed maybe two or three articles to BloodyElbow over the past decade – just for the hell of it. And I would gladly do so again. They’re good journalism.

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Kamaru Usman: Everyone Wants To See Me Beat Up Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman may have vaulted himself into the title picture last weekend, but there’s one last contender he wouldn’t mind taking out on his way to the top.
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