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Michael Johnson Open to Taking Fights at Lightweight, Featherweight in Future UFC Bouts

Michael Johnson’s gamble paid off, as he was able to earn a win against Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov in the UFC Fight Night 138 co-main event on Saturday in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Michael Johnson Open to Taking Fights at Lightweight, Featherweight in Future UFC Bouts

Michael Johnson’s gamble paid off, as he was able to earn a win against Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov in the UFC Fight Night 138 co-main event on Saturday in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Vera Returns, Fights Cerilli On Nov. 23 In Manila

ONE Championship has been taking over the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines this week and today is no different, as reigning heavyweight champion, Brandon Vera, will make his return to combat sports on Nov. 23 in the Philippines.

That’s where “The Truth” will put his division title on the line against streaking Italian bruiser Mauro Cerilli, in a featured championship bout that headlines the upcoming “Conquest of Champions” event inside Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

Vera (15-7) is undefeated since crossing over from the ranks of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2014. That includes three straight first-round knockout wins for the 41 year-old striker, who once alternated between heavyweight and light heavyweight.

As for Cerilli (12-2), the 35 year-old “Hammer” has been doing some finishing of his own, to the tune of four straight stoppages in five wins, dating back to early 2016. This will be his highest-profile contest to date after competing primarily on the European circuit.

Also competing at the upcoming ONE Championship: “Conquest of Champions” fight card is the lightweight showdown pitting hometown hero Eduard Folayang opposite Singapore’s Amir Khan for the vacant 155-pound strap.

For much more on ONE Championship click here.

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Midnight Mania! Nick Diaz on Woodley-Till: ‘Stop Making Bullsh*t Fights’

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Nick Diaz weighed in on the Woodley-Till fight that went down this past weekend. In his estimation, it seems he thought Woodley took an easy fight in the form of Darren Till. It certainly ended up a one-sided bout, with Till landing barely a strike before succumbing to ground-and-pound and a Woodley choke in the second round.

“I missed the whole fight… I’ve never had an easy fight in my life. Fight that kid… I wouldn’t take one. It’s like… stop making bullshit fights with this guy!”

Nick Diaz hasn’t had a fight since his 2015 middleweight bout with Anderson Silva. He hasn’t had a win in the Octagon since 2011. Could we see the former Strikeforce welterweight champion make his return to MMA in the near future? He was recently cleared of a domestic violence charge, and has stated plans to return in 2019 after being serving a trumped-up suspension for weed use.


Insomnia

A lot of fighters were happy to see Tyron Woodley win in impressive fashion

Sorry, Wonderboy. Despite the draw and majority decision, no one wants to see this a third time.

CM Punk was also happy to see him win

What a photograph

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Weird video time again

This could get interesting

Karolina Kowalkiewicz issued a statement to her fans after her knockout loss to nigh-unstoppable strawweight force Jessica Andrade.

This made me chuckle

The Chosen One

Nicco Montano, naturally, was not at all happy with the UFC or Shevchenko after her belt was summarily stripped from her this weekend.

Worth noting

Darren Till is already planning his comeback. Also, he doesn’t like Snoop Dogg.

This is a very weird Texas rule I didn’t know about.

Matt Riddle is making it big in pro wrestling


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Just a few highlights from the weekend

This was some knockout! The spinning elbow trumped the spinning backfist.

Woah

Also… sumo is back.

I want MMA on a raised dais

The UFC prelims brought the fire too


Random Land

Tim Warmer Cabel- this is some Dale from King of the Hill stuff

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UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell Fights Power Tool, Loses Badly

Give some people a power tool and they’ll create a table out of thin air, or put together some shelves, or even build an extension on your house. They’re just incredibly handy.

Give TUF 27 washout Bryce Mitchell a power tool, though, and the dude will just about chop his own nuts off.

Seriously. This actually happened.

I’mma let ol’ Bryce tell it himself…

Mitchell even posted a pic of his bloody boxers to social media. Ugh.

If you’re looking for an upside to this horrible tale, you can take solace in the fact that more than a few underwear companies have reached out to the fallen fighter with offers.

Thankfully, no power tool companies have done the same.

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UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell Fights Power Tool, Loses Badly

Give some people a power tool and they’ll create a table out of thin air, or put together some shelves, or even build an extension on your house. They’re just incredibly handy.

Give TUF 27 washout Bryce Mitchell a power tool, though, and the dude will just about chop his own nuts off.

Seriously. This actually happened.

I’mma let ol’ Bryce tell it himself…

Mitchell even posted a pic of his bloody boxers to social media. Ugh.

If you’re looking for an upside to this horrible tale, you can take solace in the fact that more than a few underwear companies have reached out to the fallen fighter with offers.

Thankfully, no power tool companies have done the same.

The post UFC Fighter Bryce Mitchell Fights Power Tool, Loses Badly appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Video: Yoel Romero Holds The Record For Missing Weight In Title Fights

Check out this quick video explainer to catch you up on the latest weigh-in craziness at UFC 225.

Mixed martial arts fans are no stranger to last minute injuries, but these days its the scale that seems to be the biggest enemy of fighters making it into the cage. We almost lost our UFC 225 main event between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero because Romero was .2 of a pound over, but fortunately everything has worked out. Yoel Romero is no longer eligible to win the middleweight strap, but the fight will go on for five full rounds at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The whole thing is a bad look for the UFC and Romero. Yoel becomes the first fighter in UFC history to miss weight for multiple title shots – he missed weight at UFC 221 for an interim middleweight fight against Luke Rockhold earlier this year. The UFC probably shouldn’t have let someone unable to make 185 fight for the title, but they did and now they’re reaping the rewards of that decision.

It’s all explained above in this exclusive SBNation video that walks you though the latest weigh-in debacle to hit the UFC.

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Bare Knuckle FC, And the Irresistible Allure of Shady Fights

We call ourselves civilized, but we’re really not.

Sure, we took a sport that we loved – that shocked us with its brutality when it debuted in Denver, CO, back in 1993 – and we molded the violence into something with rules and weight classes. Now it’s on FOX, and soon to be ESPN, and some of the athletes can becomes stars and earn a decent wage, while organizations like the UFC and Bellator can boast legitimacy and go wherever they please. But that necessary evolution has done nothing to stifle the hunger we all share, all of us connoisseurs of combat sports and cagefighting and sanctioned face-punching.

Last night, the inaugural Bare Knuckle FC debuted on pay-per-view. Twitter, Facebook, the forums – everyone went bonkers over it. And rightly so. It was freakin’ awesome.

Bec Rawlings, the tattooed Aussie who struggled during her time in the Octagon, kicked ass. Bellator vet Eric Prindle got smoked by a dude who looked like he’d murdered more than a few troublemakers in prison while the guards looked away. Meanwhile, UFC and Bellator refugee Joey Beltran channeled his best Clint Eastwood in “Every Which Way But Loose”.

As per MMAFighting:

The highlight of the night was a burn burner of a battle between MMA veterans Joey Beltran and Tony Lopez.

In a back-and-forth bloodbath of a fight, Beltran bested Lopez by unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) in a heavyweight tournament alternate bout. Beltran opened up a nasty cut on Lopez’s head early on, but Lopez rallied in the late rounds with huge shots. The reaction on social media was that Beltran vs. Lopez seemed like the bare-knuckle equivalent of Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar — a war that helps elevate the medium.

In a post-fight interview, Bare Knuckle FC promoter David Feldman said he could not have scripted the first event any better.

“We are here to stay and I think that we just showed the rest of the combat sports world that there is a new player in town,” Feldman told interviewer Ron Kruck.

Eddie Alvarez Not Accepting Fights Until Future with UFC is Resolved

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is not happy with current negotiations surrounding his contract with the UFC.
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Rousey: I’m Happy I Lost Those Fights In UFC

Bizarro world!

Remember last week when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was actually pissed at Conor McGregor for blowing up the UFC 223 fight card? It was not long after Ronda Rousey was caught being a jerk to reporters for asking about her losses in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Well, today White and McGregor are bromantic again, and “Rowdy” is ready to talk about her Octagon shortcomings.

Not only that, the Olympian is actually grateful for knockout losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, because they led her to pro wrestling superstardom, starting with last weekend’s debut at WrestleMania.

From her conversation with ESPN:

“I thought I would never say this, but I’m so happy I lost those fights because it led me here. This is so worth it. Everything really does happen for a reason. I’m just so grateful. I thought I never would be [grateful] for [the losses], but time is a great teacher. I’m just really, really glad I gave it time instead of giving up and feeling it was the end of the world. There’s so many people who encounter tragedies who feel like the world and time won’t heal it. But all I can say to those people is: Just give it time, even if you think time can’t heal it. You never know what will happen and where it will lead you. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise. I really believe it now.”

Watch some of her wrasslin’ highlights here.

In the wake of her knockout losses to both Holm and Nunes, Rousey continued to make headlines for her blatant refusal to address them, perhaps forgetting that superstar status is not all glass plaques and magazine covers.

Her position seems to have changed after earning her spot on the WWE roster, a childhood dream realized after months of flirting with the world’s largest pro wrestling promotion, alongside a couple of familiar faces.

Maybe it’s time for another one of these?

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