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Jon Jones Responds to George St. Pierre’s PED Comments: ‘You’re Better Than This’

Many prominent figures in the mixed martial arts community have opinions on the Jon Jones situation, and not a lot of them have been positive.
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Midnight Mania! George Foreman predicts Mayweather vs McGregor could have been ‘Fight of the Year’

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George Foreman has a take on the McGregor-Mayweather bout, and if you haven’t been paying attention, you may be surprised at his opinion. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:

“Not only did he surprise Floyd Mayweather, he surprised me and a whole host of experts,” he said.

“Because McGregor hit Mayweather often, his defense didn’t even work against Conor. He had to come out and fight like an old boxing slugger, like George Foreman or something.”

His reference to himself in the interview is hilarious, as was his repeated reference to the Irishman as “McConor”. He saw the borderline blow- that Mayweather sold as a low blow- in the ninth round as the referee saving Mayweather when he was genuinely hurt.

“The referee protected Mayweather in one of the last rounds. McConor hurt him,” recalled Foreman.

“He had him hurt, and was going for the finish, and the referee stepped in for no reason at all and stopped it. It was a vicious body punch. Conor had him with a good body shot and the referee saved him, but that’s typical of a boxing match.”

However, I don’t think I would go this far. It may have been the most exciting Mayweather fight in a long time, but was it this good? I don’t think so. But Foreman, the former heavyweight champion of the world, and one of the very few boxers to go broke, return, and manage his money the second time around, is certainly entitled to his opinion.

“Well, for the first time, I think all of the media should apologize for all the negative things they were saying about the fight,” Foreman said. “It’s probably…it’s going to be hard to top it. It could have been the fight of the year.”


Insomnia

Nate Diaz doesn’t think McGregor learned anything.

McGregor was tired, but Nate did stop his usual guillotine escape brilliantly.

Learn Chinese with Sage:

MMA fans don’t like change.

I do like this T-shirt design, though.

What’s McGregor’s recent trend of posting his weirdest facial expressions?

The captured Orangutan who obeyed the rules of a Circus and got filthy rich from it.

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The Fertittas got their money originally, as part of the Galveston mob. The more you know.

Mike Jackson continues to call out C.M. Punk in diverse and funny ways, but I doubt he’s getting that fight …

Hey, @cmpunk…

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That’s because Punk’s second UFC fight (why? $ $ $ , that’s why) seems already to have been decided. It’s probably not this one.

Truth. That IS a McGregor coat … and a McGregor beard, for that matter.

Weird, but just strange enough to enjoy.

Megan Anderson hitting mitts with James Krause:


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

I, too, love Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but I’ve never described her this poetically:

I love body shots …

What an uppercut!

Not all uppercuts are created equal …


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour:

Michael Bisping said some … stuff in this episode.

Flyin’ Brian J. with the Nunes-Shevchenko preview:

The Severe MMA podcast:


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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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George Sullivan Accepts 1-Year Suspension for Second Anti-Doping Violation

UFC welterweight George Sullivan has accepted a one-year suspension from USADA after a second anti-doping violation.
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The Weekly Grind: Conor McGregor shows off UFC belts, George St-Pierre knocks out wild front flips

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour.

As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting.

To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.”

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Leg Plyometric exercises this morning at the gym with coach Pat!

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Good service please.

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Proof that I’m not having a bow wow moment…I kid I kid #closerthanever #setlife #gratefulchamp

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Always in my bracket right DC? #UFC214

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Yesterdays hiking Shenanigans #theothersideofvegas

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Love yourself, you’re the best friend you’ll ever have. #love #tbt #regardmagazine

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@flavrxtracts #canabis #

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Boa @wandfc !! Com certeza a melhor da semana!

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Y’all are too funny! But this is really on point whoever loses has to lick white dog shit!!

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#missusa #cowboys #thepredator

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@mishdapish1 So pretty ❤️

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Before breakfast #beyondthefight #badguyinc #thefourpackrevolution

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10k hike with @blackheartrum at 5am. Now off to the gym

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Doing the extra work @livecerulean

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Morning grind. #teamclaudia #ufc212 #reebokbrasil #reebok

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Strength and balance. Força e equilíbrio. @reebokbrasil @reebok #teamclaudia #ufc212 #reebokbrasil #reebok

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Good morning LA!!

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The #CoffeeAndWifi crew on top of a #Chinook in #Honduras, nbd… Big ups to the #SugarBears (South) for the hookup!!!

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UFC’s George Sullivan opens up on facing second potential USADA violation

George Sullivan is dealing with his second USADA case in the last eight months, but is adamant that he has not knowingly cheated.

The UFC welterweight tested positive for a banned substance stemming from a sample collected Jan. 14 and is facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation. At the time, Sullivan was serving a one-year USADA suspension for a violation he was hit with in November. USADA could give double the suspension this time, because it’s potentially Sullivan’s second offense.

However, Sullivan said there is an explanation as to why he tested positive for a prohibited drug in January: he was taking a prescribed fertility medication to help him and his wife have a baby, he told MyMMANews in a video published over the weekend.

Sullivan said he tested positive for clomiphene (or clomid), which can be used to treat male infertility, though it only has FDA approval for female infertility. The New Jersey native said he was only on the pill two days when he was tested and didn’t think to disclose the medication to USADA sample collectors when they showed up to his gym at 5 a.m.

“There’s a lot of information that goes towards showing them that it was just an honest mistake,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan, 36, said he has been in communication with USADA, which is currently conducting an investigation.

“It’s been 65 days and I still can’t the medication approved,” Sullivan said. “It’s very vigorous how they test everything. They need to break everything down and talk to your doctor. It’s crazy.”

Both Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene in relation to their respective fights at UFC 200 last summer. Both ended up being suspended by USADA for one year, the maximum sanction for that drug for first-time offenders. Jones also tested positive for letrazole, which has similar anti-estrogen properties to clomiphene.

Clomiphene can be used for what is called post-cycle therapy for those using anabolic steroids.

Sullivan (17-5, 1 NC) was suspended one year, retroactive to January 2016, by USADA in November after he admitted use of a deer antler velvet that contained the banned substance Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). Sullivan said the prohibited drug was not listed on the bottle, though USADA said when it announced the sanction that the substance manufacturer listed a highly concentrated dose of IGF-1 in the products on its website.

Sullivan never tested positive for the banned substance, though. He first declared it in January 2016, hence the suspension being retroactive to that time despite USADA only flagging it last July. Sullivan said he plans on filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the deer antler velvet.

“Basically I was screwed over and I never took anything, willingly knowing I was taking an illegal supplement,” Sullivan said. “That’s what hurt me the most. Everybody was like, ‘Oh, he took it.’ I didn’t even know it was in the bottle.

“I didn’t do nothing wrong. And it’s gonna come out in the court cases when I go after this company.”

Sullivan was removed from two fights due to the respective potential violations and provisional suspensions. He was supposed to face Hector Urbina at UFC on FOX 20 last July and then, once off suspension, Randy Brown at UFC 208 last month.

The worst part, Sullivan said, is what he feels like has been a breach of privacy. He didn’t plan on divulging to the public that he and his wife were having a hard time having a child. And he has been surprised by how fans have jumped to conclusions, calling him a cheater.

“They’re fake fans,” Sullivan said. “They don’t read the articles. A lot of guys are like, ‘You let your fans down.’ How about the fact that I’m trying to have a kid? I didn’t let you guys down. I didn’t think about that. All you guys had your kids. We’re trying to do what’s best for our family.”

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Cris Cyborg questions nutritionist George Lockhart’s decision to have her take birth control pills before fight

On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Cris Cyborg said she needed to cut 24 pounds to make Saturday’s 141-pound catchweight fight against Lina Landsberg.

In her latest video blog, Cyborg is seen arguing with her nutritionist George Lockhart, considered one of the very best in the business, about his decision to have her take birth control pills during this cut.

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George Sullivan Provisionally Suspended By USADA for Declaration of Prohibited Substance

George Sullivan has been provisionally suspended by USADA “based on his declaration of a prohibited substance,” the UFC announced in a statement Wednesday.
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George Sullivan Provisionally Suspended By USADA for Declaration of Prohibited Substance

George Sullivan has been provisionally suspended by USADA “based on his declaration of a prohibited substance,” the UFC announced in a statement Wednesday.
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