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Report: UFC Strawweight Alexa Grasso Out of UFC Fight Night 135 Bout with Angela Hill

Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight Angela Hill is in need of a new opponent after Alexa Grasso was forced off of their UFC Fight Night 135 bout, ESPN reported on Thursday
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UFC Fight Night 134 Primer: Cherish These Shogun Rua Moments, For They Are Fleeting

Rickety old Brazilian beach shack Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will hobble his way into the Octagon this weekend, with ancient fighter headlining UFC Fight Night 134 opposite Anthony Smith in Hamburg, Germany. Since Germany hasn’t exactly set the MMA world on fire in terms of star athletes, and there is only so much Nick Hein to go around, the good people at the UFC have dusted off the former PRIDE FC star-turned-former UFC champ and called him up for action.

And given that Smith has a propensity for banging it out on the feet – which has always been Shogun’s bread and butter – Sunday’s event could be another chance to get a glimpse of the Shogun of old. Or not. Maybe the Brazilian will get clobbered, because his body began falling apart about eight years ago, and why retire because of something like that?

Savor these moments.

Shogun has managed to find wins in his last three fights, with the UFC wisely pitting him against foes who pose only a marginal threat to his well-being. But these moments are inevitably fleeting.

Remember his battle with Lil’ Nog? Dan Henderson? Those hotly-contested fistfights may have cemented Shogun’s reputation as the man who will keep fighting when there’s nothing left, but they take a toll.

The clock is ticking. And soon Shogun will be white-haired Brazilian dude shouting Portuguese from a wheelchair at cageside.

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UFC Fight Night 134 Primer: Cherish These Shogun Rua Moments, For They Are Fleeting

Rickety old Brazilian beach shack Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will hobble his way into the Octagon this weekend, with ancient fighter headlining UFC Fight Night 134 opposite Anthony Smith in Hamburg, Germany. Since Germany hasn’t exactly set the MMA world on fire in terms of star athletes, and there is only so much Nick Hein to go around, the good people at the UFC have dusted off the former PRIDE FC star-turned-former UFC champ and called him up for action.

And given that Smith has a propensity for banging it out on the feet – which has always been Shogun’s bread and butter – Sunday’s event could be another chance to get a glimpse of the Shogun of old. Or not. Maybe the Brazilian will get clobbered, because his body began falling apart about eight years ago, and why retire because of something like that?

Savor these moments.

Shogun has managed to find wins in his last three fights, with the UFC wisely pitting him against foes who pose only a marginal threat to his well-being. But these moments are inevitably fleeting.

Remember his battle with Lil’ Nog? Dan Henderson? Those hotly-contested fistfights may have cemented Shogun’s reputation as the man who will keep fighting when there’s nothing left, but they take a toll.

The clock is ticking. And soon Shogun will be white-haired Brazilian dude shouting Portuguese from a wheelchair at cageside.

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Midnight Mania! Non-MMA fighters You Wouldn’t Want to Fight

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It’s a slow news night, and Jon Bois and Spencer Hall co-authored a piece called “A Semi-Definitive List of People We Do Not Want to Fight” that got me thinking, who would I NOT want to tangle with, that isn’t a professional mixed martial artist? (I want to fight exactly 0 of those, except for CM Punk. I could take CM Punk). Alexander Karelin, the man so terrifying his nickname was “The Experiment” was a good one. Sean Hannity was good because losing to him would be humiliating, but bad because I would still want to punch his face as hard as possible, for altruistic reasons.

I’m going to let you weigh in on the comments. Here are a couple people I wouldn’t want to fight.

Marcus Luttrell

Not only a former Navy Seal who has actually killed many people, Luttrell had the courage to wear this. That is a man you do not want to fight. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Michael B Jordan

The guy is an actor, so it would be humiliating to get knocked out by him, but he’s also gotten pretty swole and has been training a lot of boxing, so he might actually be able to throw hands. I don’t want to be the guy in the TMZ video who found out. I mean, come on. You don’t want to get knocked out by this guy. Your girl would leave you. Your friends would abandon you. Your dog would look at you with soulful pity.

Bumpy Johnson swag…

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The Mountain

He’s the world’s strongest man, and I’m about McGregor’s size. It wouldn’t go well for McGregor in a real fight, and it definitely would go even worse for me, especially as I am not skilled with a poisoned spear.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean was stabbed for real in a London bar fight after someone made a lewd comment about his date. He opted not to go to the hospital and instead ordered another drink. I wouldn’t want to fight him because he seems like a genuinely good guy, but also he’s tough as nails.

He also used his own meme for his birthday

Thanks for all the lovely messages

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Insomnia

Accurate

@supersagenorthcutt the embodiment of the logos

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So that’s where those underwear/compression shorts come from

Georges St. Pierre is still learning to do new athletic feats

I finally did it : the 360 Flip! I just reached a new level!!!

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This is a meme waiting to happen

In Las Vegas getting ready to watch the Contender Series

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This is an epic picture

Vitor Belfort pulled a Dinesh D’Souza by posting this picture that is giving away little clues to the UFC’s strategy and schedule moving forward

Now THIS is memorabilia worth keeping.

Combat sports this week


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

The Tuesday Night Contender Series was a pretty good show

Paige VanZant’s man Austin Vanderford came back from being mounted in the first round to winning by rear-naked choke in the 2nd.

Ouch- that’s probably a concussion


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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Sage Northcutt Survives Butt-Kicking to Kick Butt

CM Punk may be the dude who doesn’t belong in the Octagon the most, but for a while that distinction was held by Sage Northcutt, who was plucked from obscurity via “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” show and given a slot that maybe he wasn’t ready for.

He’s since chewed up some lesser opponents and spit them out, gotten chewed up himself, and along the way has actually become a bit better at this whole fighting thing. I mean, training with Urijah Faber has certainly helped.

Anyhoo, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 133, our boy got to face Zak Ottow, a total ham-and-egger but someone with at least some wins over quality opponents (like Mike Pyle). He also purportedly has a jiu-jitsu black belt, so Northcutt wasn’t getting fed an easy meal here… as evidenced by the immediate butt-kicking Northcutt was taking right out of the gate.

Just about the first punch Ottow threw nailed Northcutt square and dropped him, and Ottow was all over him with his jiu-jitsu. But Northcutt dodged whatever submissions Ottow was trying to set up, and whenever Ottow slid into mount, Northcutt expertly regained guard. It was pretty impressive! And then, in the final minute or so of the round, Northcutt found his way to this feet, and lit Ottow up with strikes too fast for Ottow to see.

Northcutt picked up where he left off in Round 2, devastating his opponent with strikes, and the end came when Ottow got taken down, tried to grab an ankle, and Northcutt hammerfisted him into oblivion.

Dare I say it: Northcutt looked pretty good?

 

Results: Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow via KO (Hammerfists) at 3:13, R2

 

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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Sage Northcutt Survives Butt-Kicking to Kick Butt

CM Punk may be the dude who doesn’t belong in the Octagon the most, but for a while that distinction was held by Sage Northcutt, who was plucked from obscurity via “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” show and given a slot that maybe he wasn’t ready for.

He’s since chewed up some lesser opponents and spit them out, gotten chewed up himself, and along the way has actually become a bit better at this whole fighting thing. I mean, training with Urijah Faber has certainly helped.

Anyhoo, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 133, our boy got to face Zak Ottow, a total ham-and-egger but someone with at least some wins over quality opponents (like Mike Pyle). He also purportedly has a jiu-jitsu black belt, so Northcutt wasn’t getting fed an easy meal here… as evidenced by the immediate butt-kicking Northcutt was taking right out of the gate.

Just about the first punch Ottow threw nailed Northcutt square and dropped him, and Ottow was all over him with his jiu-jitsu. But Northcutt dodged whatever submissions Ottow was trying to set up, and whenever Ottow slid into mount, Northcutt expertly regained guard. It was pretty impressive! And then, in the final minute or so of the round, Northcutt found his way to this feet, and lit Ottow up with strikes too fast for Ottow to see.

Northcutt picked up where he left off in Round 2, devastating his opponent with strikes, and the end came when Ottow got taken down, tried to grab an ankle, and Northcutt hammerfisted him into oblivion.

Dare I say it: Northcutt looked pretty good?

 

Results: Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow via KO (Hammerfists) at 3:13, R2

 

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Warns That Amanda Nunes Fight Could Be Her Last UFC Appearance

Last week, news broke that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was targeting Dec. 29 for a superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.
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UFC Fight Night 133 Bonuses: Niko Price Pockets $50K for Rarely-Seen Finish

There were a few impressive performances at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, but Niko Price’s victorious effort is the one most likely to stick in the memory banks.
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