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UFC 228 Results: Tyron Woodley Crushes Darren Till and Finally Shines

Since winning the belt, we’ve gotten some uninspiring performances out of welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. He just did barely enough to win against Stephen Thompson – not once, but twice – and he cruised past Damian Maia like he cared more about not losing than winning. But in the main event of UFC 228 last night, we finally saw Woodley shine.

Too bad (or maybe not too bad, I don’t know) it was at the expense of Brit striker Darren Till.

The first round was all about caution and jockeying for dominance against the cage. Which of course resulted in the ref breaking them up and imploring them to fight, and the rest of us wishing someone else – someone exciting – were champ.

But then came Round 2, and almost immediately Woodley cracked Till in the grill with a punch that dropped him. From then on it was Ground and Pound City, population: Till. To the Brit’s credit, he survived a long time. But when he tried to get up and left his neck exposed, Woodley slipped on the D’Arce Choke and got the tap.

I don’t take back every bad thing I’ve ever said about Woodley, but I will say he showed that he could be exciting, and it was awesome.

UFC 228 Results: Tyron Woodley Crushes Darren Till and Finally Shines

Since winning the belt, we’ve gotten some uninspiring performances out of welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. He just did barely enough to win against Stephen Thompson – not once, but twice – and he cruised past Damian Maia like he cared more about not losing than winning. But in the main event of UFC 228 last night, we finally saw Woodley shine.

Too bad (or maybe not too bad, I don’t know) it was at the expense of Brit striker Darren Till.

The first round was all about caution and jockeying for dominance against the cage. Which of course resulted in the ref breaking them up and imploring them to fight, and the rest of us wishing someone else – someone exciting – were champ.

But then came Round 2, and almost immediately Woodley cracked Till in the grill with a punch that dropped him. From then on it was Ground and Pound City, population: Till. To the Brit’s credit, he survived a long time. But when he tried to get up and left his neck exposed, Woodley slipped on the D’Arce Choke and got the tap.

I don’t take back every bad thing I’ve ever said about Woodley, but I will say he showed that he could be exciting, and it was awesome.

UFC 228 Results: Tyron Woodley Crushes Darren Till and Finally Shines

Since winning the belt, we’ve gotten some uninspiring performances out of welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. He just did barely enough to win against Stephen Thompson – not once, but twice – and he cruised past Damian Maia like he cared more about not losing than winning. But in the main event of UFC 228 last night, we finally saw Woodley shine.

Too bad (or maybe not too bad, I don’t know) it was at the expense of Brit striker Darren Till.

The first round was all about caution and jockeying for dominance against the cage. Which of course resulted in the ref breaking them up and imploring them to fight, and the rest of us wishing someone else – someone exciting – were champ.

But then came Round 2, and almost immediately Woodley cracked Till in the grill with a punch that dropped him. From then on it was Ground and Pound City, population: Till. To the Brit’s credit, he survived a long time. But when he tried to get up and left his neck exposed, Woodley slipped on the D’Arce Choke and got the tap.

I don’t take back every bad thing I’ve ever said about Woodley, but I will say he showed that he could be exciting, and it was awesome.

UFC 228 Results: Tyron Woodley Crushes Darren Till and Finally Shines

Since winning the belt, we’ve gotten some uninspiring performances out of welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. He just did barely enough to win against Stephen Thompson – not once, but twice – and he cruised past Damian Maia like he cared more about not losing than winning. But in the main event of UFC 228 last night, we finally saw Woodley shine.

Too bad (or maybe not too bad, I don’t know) it was at the expense of Brit striker Darren Till.

The first round was all about caution and jockeying for dominance against the cage. Which of course resulted in the ref breaking them up and imploring them to fight, and the rest of us wishing someone else – someone exciting – were champ.

But then came Round 2, and almost immediately Woodley cracked Till in the grill with a punch that dropped him. From then on it was Ground and Pound City, population: Till. To the Brit’s credit, he survived a long time. But when he tried to get up and left his neck exposed, Woodley slipped on the D’Arce Choke and got the tap.

I don’t take back every bad thing I’ve ever said about Woodley, but I will say he showed that he could be exciting, and it was awesome.

Midnight Mania! Stipe Miocic Finally ‘100% Happy’ with UFC 226 Paycheck

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Stipe Miocic has the most credible case of anyone as the best UFC heavyweight of all time, yet the man remains his quiet, unassuming, underrated self.

It’s the underrated part that has gotten just a little bit under his cold-bitten Cleveland skin in the past, particularly in how that under-rating was reflected in his paychecks. He was out-earned by Alastair Overeem defending the belt in his hometown- a fight he won by first-round TKO, shutting off Overeem’s motherboard with terrifying ground strikes. His next fight, after not getting the pay raise he wanted, he was also the underhyped, the focus being on fearsome Cameroonian man-mountain Francis Ngannou. Ngannou had Stipe by twenty pounds or so, but Stipe had him by twenty minutes of cardio, pushing through his own exhaustion to grind the African into inert survival on the mat. He did all this while holding down his day job as a fireman and EMT, and starting a family to boot.

Now, Stipe is finally getting the recognition he never craved, but knew he deserved. He just coached opposite 205-lb. champ Daniel Cormier on The Ultimate Fighter, and is featured in a Modelo ad highlighting his working-class roots. Thrust into the limelight of a superfight with the light heavyweight champion, on the most packed card of the year, Miocic is content with the state of relations between himself and his promoter. Via MMAFighting.com:

“Dana and I, we talked that stuff out and it worked out great,” Miocic told reporters Monday. When asked if the Cormier fight represents the biggest payday of his career, he added “100 percent.”

Miocic blames the sale and subsequent ownership transition of the company for past slights, saying in his hoarse but happy growl that he basically got neglected in the shuffle.

“A lot has changed,” Miocic said. “I think it had a lot to do with the change in the company too, they were stuck in their transition. I’m just, I was stuck when they sold the company, they were looking for what’s good for them, but I understand that. They spent a lot of money, they spent four billion dollars it’s not like ‘ahh, sure guys.’ it’s a little bit different than that. They made it right and it was all good.”

UFC 226 is this Saturday. Don’t miss it.


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Cody Stamman vs. Aljamain Sterling is a fine fight

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Mike Chandler training for strength and power

Real life application to martial arts technique here. Gritty stuff.

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Invicta FC 28 Results: UFC Vet Milana Dudieva Finally Gets a Win

Christina Marks washed out of TUF 26, then lost at the TUF 26 Finale. Milana Dudieva went 1-1 in the Octagon, then came down to Invicta FC and lost two in a row.

Tonight, they fight, and in theory one of them is going to get the “W” neither has found in so long.

Her background may be judo, but Dudieva seems relatively comfortable standing with Marks – which is to say, the two dance around throwing occasional punches. Marks adds kicks into the mix, but if there’s any impact on the fight, it’s negligible.

The dance continues into the second, and thankfully one of Dudieva’s overhand’s sneaks through and drops Marks to the canvas. Marks is stunned, and the Russian finishes her off with more punches.

Results: Milana Dudieva def. Christina Marks via TKO (Punches) at 3:57, R2

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Grappling Ace, McGregor Training Partner Dillon Danis Finally Makes MMA Debut at Bellator 198

Outspoken Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dillon Danis finally has his mixed martial arts debut set when Bellator MMA returns to Chicagoland.
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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones the fighter finally gets a tweet meant for Jon Jones the game designer

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For years now, Jon Jones the game designer has been getting tweets meant for Jon Jones, the fighter. He’s acted as Jon’s internet spam filter, especially when Jon messes up, as has happened numerous times over the years.

Today, though, the tables turned for once, and “Bones” made it into a hilarious joke.

From what I can tell, Jason Dake was trolling here- he knows which Jon Jones he’s tweeting.

But Bones rolled with the joke, tagging Jon Jones, who for some reason he has kept blocked for the past five years.

Seeing tweets go to the right guy for once was incredibly satisfying for Jon Jones.


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For reference, this is what he is talking about- the cognitive conditioning Santiago Ponzinibbio has been doing with Nic Davenport.

This is genuinely scary.

Some fight schedule updates- I hope Doo Ho Choi vs. Jeremy Stephens gets five rounds to play out, but Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek is a great fight as well.

It may be tame in the era of Trump, but Dana White jumping into the random conversations of internet nobodies is still peak Dana White.

Dustin Poirier has the important questions:

Robbie Lawler on why he’s not tried for a submission in the past twenty fights or so:

This is the CM Punk fight that actually makes sense- Mike Jackson (whose blog I used to contribute content to) is the guy Mickey Gall had to fight to get to CM Punk in the first place.

Here’s a video I never asked for: GSP was asked about the first time he had sex. His expression says it all.

This is what Dana White pictures in his head whenever fighters ask for more pay.

Lando Vannata doing padwork

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Colby Covington just picks fights with everyone

Kenny Florian’s trash talk wasn’t what got him his title shots, that’s for sure.

It took me a second while scrolling to realize what was off about this picture.

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Demetrious Johnson will (finally) earn PPV points for UFC 216

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is poised to make history this weekend with his eleventh straight title defense, which he expects to come at the expense of Ray Borg in the UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event this Saturday night (Oct. 7, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And for the first time in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, “Mighty Mouse” will get PPV points, which means dollars earned for every PPV purchased after hitting a pre-determined reserve number.

From his conversation with MMA Fighting:

“I’ll get pay-per-view points. I just want to be on the same playing field as all the other champions. Every single champion out there gets $ 500,000 flat to win, plus pay-per-view points. I’m not to that level yet. That’s my goal, that’s where I believe First Round Management can get me to. It’s not like this is my first, or second, or fourth title defense; I didn’t just win the belt. You got guys who win the belt and they get $ 500,000 flat straight up, and then they get pay-per-view points.”

I guess that check never came.

Johnson was able to restructure his deal after Borg left him high and dry at the UFC 215 PPV last month in Canada. And for the record, the last disclosed payout for “Mighty Mouse” was $ 350,000 at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 24) Finale back in December.

I guess it takes awhile for the promotion to come around.

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UFC Fight Night 114 Results: Sergio Pettis Finally Lives Up to His Potential

It’s time for the main event of UFC Fight Night 114, which means Sergio Pettis has the spotlight shining brightly on him and there’s no room for the shadow of his older, much more accomplished brother Anthony to intrude. That’s the theory, at least. In reality, we’ve always gazed upon Sergio through a lens filtered […]

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