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Former Champ Ronda Rousey First Woman to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing.” Rousey will be the first ever woman MMA fighter to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
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Former UFC Champion Miesha Tate Delivers Baby Daughter Following 67 Hours of Labor

Miesha Tate is officially a mother.
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Former Top Flyweight Ian McCall Retires

Back when the UFC was going all-in on the new flyweight division, it was all about some dude named Demetrious Johnson scrapping with some dude named Ian McCall.

These gentlemen were the considered the best in the world at that weight, and it showed. They were frenetic, fantastic, and eventually fought to a draw. Johnson won the rematch, went on to dominate the weight class, and “Uncle Creepy”…. well, thanks to a nonstop series of injuries that kept him on the sidelines, he sort of fizzled out.

More recently, McCall tried his luck with the RIZIN tournament in Japan, but that didn’t go so well for him, either.

And now, with an appearance on “The MMA Hour” today, McCall has retired.

“I’m retiring finally, I think people have been waiting for this for a long time,” McCall said. “I’m done. This sport has taken so much from me — I shouldn’t say it’s taken, I’ve given this sport so much. And sure, I was the best in the world years ago and sure, people keep bringing up my ‘Al Bundy’ moment about beating Demetrious (Johnson), ‘Oh, you’re the guy, blah blah blah.’

“I’ve had a good run, it’s been fun, but at the same time, it’s over. After enough shenanigans that I’ve been through, I think physically I could still do it. Physically I go in the gym, I train hard. I beat people up, I have a good time, I love doing it, but with my luck and I hate to be the guy that’s like, ‘It always happens to me, the bad things always happen to me,’ well they kind of do in this sport. … I’m not gaining ground, I’m not getting closer to being the best in the world. The steps are getting farther and farther away and I’m not in this to be anything but the best in the world. And if I cannot compete at that level of the best in the world, then it’s just not worth it for me.”

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Former Top Flyweight Ian McCall Retires

Back when the UFC was going all-in on the new flyweight division, it was all about some dude named Demetrious Johnson scrapping with some dude named Ian McCall.

These gentlemen were the considered the best in the world at that weight, and it showed. They were frenetic, fantastic, and eventually fought to a draw. Johnson won the rematch, went on to dominate the weight class, and “Uncle Creepy”…. well, thanks to a nonstop series of injuries that kept him on the sidelines, he sort of fizzled out.

More recently, McCall tried his luck with the RIZIN tournament in Japan, but that didn’t go so well for him, either.

And now, with an appearance on “The MMA Hour” today, McCall has retired.

“I’m retiring finally, I think people have been waiting for this for a long time,” McCall said. “I’m done. This sport has taken so much from me — I shouldn’t say it’s taken, I’ve given this sport so much. And sure, I was the best in the world years ago and sure, people keep bringing up my ‘Al Bundy’ moment about beating Demetrious (Johnson), ‘Oh, you’re the guy, blah blah blah.’

“I’ve had a good run, it’s been fun, but at the same time, it’s over. After enough shenanigans that I’ve been through, I think physically I could still do it. Physically I go in the gym, I train hard. I beat people up, I have a good time, I love doing it, but with my luck and I hate to be the guy that’s like, ‘It always happens to me, the bad things always happen to me,’ well they kind of do in this sport. … I’m not gaining ground, I’m not getting closer to being the best in the world. The steps are getting farther and farther away and I’m not in this to be anything but the best in the world. And if I cannot compete at that level of the best in the world, then it’s just not worth it for me.”

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Report: Former Manager Sues Ray Borg for Fraud, Stolen Trade Secrets

Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight contender Ray Borg (11-3) is being sued by his former management team, Wild Bunch Management LLC, according to a report by MMAJunkie.
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Former Bellator Contender Arrested for Murder

Once upon a time, Alexis Vila was a rising star in Bellator. He’d just knocked out Joe Warren in a little over a minute, and the Cuban Olympic wrestler had made it to the finals of one of the organization’s bantamweight tournaments.

Now he’s under arrest, a guest of the Miami-Dade County Corrections, and booked on a murder charge.

Oh how the mighty fall.

There are zero details as of right now in regards to the circumstances, there’s just a booking record.

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Vila was already “old” when he first got into the sport, so of course his Bellator stint transitioned into a few fights in the World Series of Fighting, and then down to the regional scene.

Now he has to deal with some serious criminal accusations and immigration entanglements.

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Former Fedor, ‘Minotauro’ Foe Wagner ‘Zuluzinho’ to Fight for First Time Since 2010

Super heavyweight Wagner da Conceicao Martins, better known as Wagner “Zuluzinho,” will return to action for the first time in nearly eight years when he faces “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” competitor Job Kleber Melo at an Imortal FC event on June 2.
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Former Top Prospect Erick Silva’s UFC Career in Limbo

On Aug. 27, 2011 at UFC 134, fight fans welcomed Erick Silva to the Octagon.
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Midnight Mania! Former Trump Aide to Reporter: ‘The Champ Champ Does Whatever the F—- He Wants’

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Did… did former Trump aide Sam Nunberg just quote Conor McGregor?

Yes, evidently he did.

“Can you report this?” he asked me at one point during our conversation, his voice taking on a gleeful tone. “You have to report this: The champ champ does whatever the fuck he wants.”

“The … who?” I asked.

“The champ champ!”

The “champ champ” turned out to be a reference to one of his favorite UFC fighters.

We already reported that, from the original UFC fighter who said it… but I guess we aren’t the Atlantic. This is far from the only link the UFC has to the Trump administration, as Dana White counts Donald Trump his long-time personal friend.


Insomnia

A number of fighters are officially gone from the UFC, including some unexpected names, such as Galore Bofando.

Here’s what the UFC is missing without Galore Bofando:

Mike Perry’s girl broke up with him at some point between now and his last UFC fight a couple weeks ago. Mike’s wandering eye wondered too far.

⚠️PLEASE READ IN FULL!!⚠️ Mike & I are no longer together. I wanted to explain what is going on because there are so many people who have shown me/us so much love and support and have invested into us, and felt like you guys deserve answers. I also don’t want to get hundreds of comments on my photos from here on out about, “where’s Mike” “why aren’t you together” and such. I am a huge believer in God & that everything happens for a reason and everyone in your life is there for a reason. Mike and I are not meant to be together in a relationship but only to be friends and support each other through life. No one can ever know what happens behind closed doors, no matter how great things may seem through social media. We are human and we all make mistakes, Mike unfortunately has a wandering eye and this time it wondered too far and I couldn’t accept anymore. No physical cheating happened but enough was said that I hit a limit I couldn’t return from. I am not mad. I don’t hate him at all. I hope to remain friends and be someone he knows will always tell him how it is and can always receive honest advice from. I have no regrets at all, only wonderful memories of good times. I wish him nothing but the very best and still know that one day he will achieve his dream of becoming UFC welterweight champion. “Que sera, sera” whatever will be will be, the futures not ours to see. I am excited to embark on my new life journey. I have no idea where it will take me, the places I will go, or the people I will meet. If you would like to come along with me on this journey I invite you to stay and see where it goes and if you have no interest I can completely understand. Thank you for the continued love and support. Xo (This did not happen this week or weekend, it’s been awhile. There is also no need and I really prefer no one dm me things about what he’s doing or putting on his story etc) thank you.

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Mike Perry didn’t waste any time.

… which is too bad for this Reddit theory.

This is some grade A photoshop.

Max Holloway is looking for that Wendy’s sponsorship.

Anthony Pettis liked this caricature of himself.

Forrest Griffin always asks the relevant questions.

Choose one.

E. All of the above Credit: @thestranglesquad

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Important fact about Gegard Mousasi.

I hope Darren Till does fight Stephen Thompson, purely for the stylistic challenge for each fighter.

Good advice for Canelo:

Canelo is the only boxer I’ve ever seen get away consistently with this look-away right hand slip.

As ‘Murican as it gets.

Combat sports this week:


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Crop Cop vs. Emelianenko the Younger was a great fight, especially knowing what we know now about Aleks.


Good Reads


Random Land

Thor sets a new powerlifting record- with ease.

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Former Agents Try To Sue Nate Diaz, Fail Spectacularly

The judge was like, “get that shit outta here.”

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and part-time welterweight, Nate Diaz, made so much money fighting Conor McGregor back in 2016 that he may never return to mixed martial arts (MMA).

And his former agents want a piece of it.

But for reasons not yet ascertained, they filed a lawsuit against the Stockton slugger in the state of Texas, and Judge Jane J. Boyle gave it the heave-ho because Diaz hasn’t competed in “The Lone Star State” and the Dallas County District Court insists it has no reason to rule for or against him.

Hopefully that ruling doesn’t influence this decision.

The Ballengee Group claims Diaz issued them a pink slip right after successfully negotiating the Diaz-McGregor rematch at UFC 202, leaving them without a piece of the estimated $ 2 million pie, plus bonuses and points.

“We are very pleased the Court dismissed the case because Nate has not fought in Texas and the case should not have been filed in Texas,” Diaz’s attorney Jeremiah Reynolds said in a statement (via MMA Fighting).

Something tells me we haven’t heard the last of this.

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