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Free Fight! Holloway Batters Aldo, Unifies Featherweight Titles

7DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Max Holloway (L) battles  Jose Aldo of Brazil (R) during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Was Max Holloway for real?

Sure, the Hawaiian captured the promotion’s interim featherweight title, thanks to a scintillating performance against the depleted Anthony Pettis, but no fighter at 145 pounds was able to call themselves king without first uncrowning division champion Jose Aldo.

Just ask this guy.

“Blessed” needed three rounds of punishment but ultimately prevailed against The Brazilian when they went to war in the UFC 212 pay-per-view (PPV) main event back in June 2017, a fight the promotion recently released in its entirety (embedded above) to hype up Holloway’s next title defense.

Waiting for him in the UFC 231 headliner next month in Toronto is the unbeaten Brian Ortega (14-0), who earned his crack at the crown by stopping Frankie Edgar last March. They were originally paired off for UFC 226; however, Holloway (19-3) had some health issues that postponed the bout.

Now they’re prepared to try it again for all the marbles in an event that features the flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In fact, you can see the entire UFC 231 fight card and line up by clicking here.

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Free Fight! Watch Smith Shock ‘Shogun’ In Hamburg

Volkan Oezdemir will assume headlining duties when he tangles with fellow light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 138 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, courtesy of the brand-new Moncton Events Centre in New Brunswick, Canada, on Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, in what marks the promotion’s 11th Canadian city to host a UFC card.

We already know what kind of damage “No Time” can do and his trail of carnage was enough to earn Oezdemir a crack at the 205-pound crown, which resulted in his first loss inside the Octagon courtesy of Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 last January.

To work his way back to the crown, he’ll need to survive the onslaught of Smith (30-13), who rebounded from a technical knockout loss to Thiago Santos by obliterating two former division champions in the form of Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua, the latter of which is featured in the “free fight” video embedded above.

For a closer look at the Oezdemir vs. Smith showdown click here. To see the finalized UFC Moncton fight card and line up, click here.

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Stop A Near-Riot, Get Free UFC Tickets

After Khabib Nurmagomedov went nuts and leaped the Octagon to get at Dillon Danis shortly after submitting Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Daniel Cormier jumped into the cage to try and diffuse the situation.

With Khabib looking up to “DC” as the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) captain, training partner and friend, “The Eagle” took Daniel’s advice and eventually got his emotions in check.

“I was trying to go up to talk to him and they kept pushing me. But he kept telling them, ‘This is my capitan, let him through.’ So when I finally got close enough to him I told him, ‘Hey, what in the world is going on? What are you doing? You have got to calm down,” said Cormier during a recent interview on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show.

“And he said, ‘Okay capitan, give me my belt.’ The dude was worked up. I have honestly never seen him act like that.”

To hear “DC” tell the tale, his son also jumped over the cage to help his dad, but was ultimately restrained by UFC security. Seriously.

For his efforts in calming the melee down, Cormier says the promotion refunded him the money he spent on front-row tickets he purchased for his entire family to attend the event.

“I buy tickets. I buy tickets for my kids to go to the fights. We were given tickets and I buy tickets and then the whole fight happens,” explained Cormier. “Then Dana calls me back and says ‘We are giving you your money back becasue you helped us calm everybody down. We can’t charge you for tickets.’

It’s a good thing, too, because Octagon-side seats weren’t cheap.

UFC also paid Daniel a hefty sum — according to the man himself — to defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis at the upcoming UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.

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Midnight Mania! UFC Fighter Gets Free Underwear After Getting Sack Caught in Drill

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Bryce Mitchell had quite the day today. He got his ballsack caught in a power drill, resulting in a potentially serious and no doubt extremely painful injury. He had a remarkable sense of humor about it, however.

In fact, he seemed more upset about the loss of the boxers than nearly losing his balls.

Fortunately, someone tagged a brand, MeUndies, into the conversation and they offered to replace the bloodied underwear for him.

All is well that ends well.


Insomnia

It looks like we aren’t getting to see Mark Hunt’s contract, which is unfortunate. The plaintiff- Hunt and his lawyers- didn’t file an opposition to the motion.

Deep

Pulled a lil sneaky one

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Ricky Bandejas’ taunt of Jamie Gallagher is A+ trolling. While you are here go watch that knockout again.

As much as I don’t mind it, Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight title doesn’t actually make sense.

This raptors full of shit

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That’s just sad.

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Justin Gaethje has been entertaining from the very beginning

Trading head kicks is a bad idea unless you win

This is a classic


Random Land

The robots aren’t the real threat

This is:

While we drift towards a Kafka-esque End of Days, here’s one of the most incredible human feats ever:

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality. Last day to support my Kickstarter!

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Conor McGregor Accepts Plea Deal, Is Free to Attack More Buses

Our great national nightmare is over.

International combat sports superstar Conor McGregor, who was in hot water for attacking a bus prior to a UFC event in Brooklyn earlier this year, has accepted a plea deal. He has plead guilty to disorderly conduct, which is so far below a felony that the State of New York actually has to apologize to him for putting him through this trouble (not really). McGregor will have to do some form of community service, pay for the bus, and stay away from Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa (who were injured in the bus attack), but that’s it.

No jail time. No probation. Ah, to be rich and famous…

Here’s MMAFighting:

The former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion agreed to a plea deal at a hearing at Kings County Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday which saw all felony counts against the popular fighter dismissed. Per the terms of the plea deal, McGregor plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will be forced to undergo five days of community service, 1-3 days of an anger management evaluation, and will be required to pay restitution for the damage he inflicted on a UFC fighter bus during UFC 223 fight week. Three orders of protections were also served against McGregor, including two by UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. McGregor will not permitted near them until July 2020.

McGregor’s agreement to the plea deal will not affect McGregor’s travel visa, and means “The Notorious” will receive no jail time and will not have a criminal record.

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Conor McGregor Accepts Plea Deal, Is Free to Attack More Buses

Our great national nightmare is over.

International combat sports superstar Conor McGregor, who was in hot water for attacking a bus prior to a UFC event in Brooklyn earlier this year, has accepted a plea deal. He has plead guilty to disorderly conduct, which is so far below a felony that the State of New York actually has to apologize to him for putting him through this trouble (not really). McGregor will have to do some form of community service, pay for the bus, and stay away from Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa (who were injured in the bus attack), but that’s it.

No jail time. No probation. Ah, to be rich and famous…

Here’s MMAFighting:

The former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion agreed to a plea deal at a hearing at Kings County Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday which saw all felony counts against the popular fighter dismissed. Per the terms of the plea deal, McGregor plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will be forced to undergo five days of community service, 1-3 days of an anger management evaluation, and will be required to pay restitution for the damage he inflicted on a UFC fighter bus during UFC 223 fight week. Three orders of protections were also served against McGregor, including two by UFC fighters Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa. McGregor will not permitted near them until July 2020.

McGregor’s agreement to the plea deal will not affect McGregor’s travel visa, and means “The Notorious” will receive no jail time and will not have a criminal record.

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Free Fight! Watch Alvarez Wreck Dos Anjos, Capture Crown

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is slowly marching his way back to the 155-pound title, currently held by undefeated kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The next step in his quest to reclaim gold is what may be a title eliminator bout against streaking contender Dustin Poirier, a rematch that takes place in the UFC on FOX 30 main event this Saturday night (July 28, 2018) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Before we get to this weekend’s grudge match, the promotion wants to show you, the fickle fight fan, what kind of damage “The Underground King” can inflict when he’s in the zone. The best example of said carnage, at least in recent years, is his title-winning performance against then-champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 in summer 2016.

Alvarez (29-5, 1 NC) would cough up his crown to Conor McGregor in his very first title defense, then battle to a controversial No Contest against “The Diamond” at UFC 211 in May 2017. After a recent technical knockout win over Justin Gaethje, the former Bellator champ finds himself back in the Octagon with Poirier.

For more on their pending clash click here.

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Sage Northcutt… Free Agent?

This past weekend, we saw child star Sage Northcutt look better than he’s ever looked in the cage, taking out Zak Ottow after dealing with some serious adversity.

Granted, Northcutt’s stardom has always far exceeded his skill level, so saying he looked better than ever doesn’t mean he could even remotely be competitive with the UFC elite, but still. Good for you, Sage.

But alas, Northcutt has fought out the last fight on his UFC contract, and is currently without gainful employment. Zoinks!

(Don’t worry. The UFC will surely give him a new contract.)

Here’s ESPN:

One of the UFC’s most popular fighters is on the verge of becoming a free agent.

Sage Northcutt fought out his contract last week and is currently without a new deal, Northcutt’s coach Urijah Faber confirmed with ESPN.

“[Last week’s Zak Ottow fight] was his last fight,” Faber said, “and I really hope they re-sign him. He is the perfect ambassador for the sport.”

UFC contracts have an exclusive negotiation period once they expire, which is typically 90 days, so Northcutt won’t be able to sign with any promotion just yet.

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Sage Northcutt… Free Agent?

This past weekend, we saw child star Sage Northcutt look better than he’s ever looked in the cage, taking out Zak Ottow after dealing with some serious adversity.

Granted, Northcutt’s stardom has always far exceeded his skill level, so saying he looked better than ever doesn’t mean he could even remotely be competitive with the UFC elite, but still. Good for you, Sage.

But alas, Northcutt has fought out the last fight on his UFC contract, and is currently without gainful employment. Zoinks!

(Don’t worry. The UFC will surely give him a new contract.)

Here’s ESPN:

One of the UFC’s most popular fighters is on the verge of becoming a free agent.

Sage Northcutt fought out his contract last week and is currently without a new deal, Northcutt’s coach Urijah Faber confirmed with ESPN.

“[Last week’s Zak Ottow fight] was his last fight,” Faber said, “and I really hope they re-sign him. He is the perfect ambassador for the sport.”

UFC contracts have an exclusive negotiation period once they expire, which is typically 90 days, so Northcutt won’t be able to sign with any promotion just yet.

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One Championship Launches App that Will Stream Free Live Events Globally

Fans of One Championship will get full access to the Asian promotion’s live events on a newly launched-application. A press release distributed to the media Friday morning declares that their complete library of digital content will be available in full HD to view completely free of charge.
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