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Midnight Mania! Nate Diaz Roasts Khabib, Gets Roasted By Askren

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Ben Askren and Dillon Danis have been roasting each other online, but “Funky” has no shortage of words for anyone, including Nate Diaz.

Diaz posted a picture of Khabib in the sauna with his boys. The picture is funny because, like many things in mixed martial arts (MMA), it has homoerotic overtones, but Khabib is very traditional and religious, and on good terms with Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov, who is famously and violently homophobic. (The part that isn’t funny at all is that Kadyrov allegedly conducted a ‘gay purge’ in Chechnya). Nevertheless, Diaz and Khabib have had bad blood between them for a long time, even getting into a brawl back in 2015.

Askren couldn’t resist a counter-dig at Diaz and his crew in the “209.”

Jake Shields, Nate Diaz’ long-time teammate, was quick to point out that this kind of thing would get Askren slapped in Stockton … and Ben was quick to counter that it would get you stabbed in Dagestan, but Diaz still posted it.

This fun exchange of awkward insinuation, predicated on homophobia, has been brought to you by MMA in 2019.


Insomnia

What is Dana White so happy about?

A focused Dustin Poirier training for Max Holloway …

Rafael dos Anjos is thinking of cutting from nearly 200 pounds down to Lightweight?

Paulo Costa’s manager denies Yoel Romero’s claim that he tested positive for PEDs.

Askren’s #BoomRoasted line is very corny, but some of his lines are accurate. Dillon Danis isn’t a difficult target.

Then again, he had a couple good lines of his own:

A Novel, by John Danaher: sometimes just knowing is half the battle.

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The legend of Alabama Joe – part 1: Would it be possible to become a better fighter just by knowing the theory of what you ought to do in a fight without ever actually practicing? That’s a question I have always found interesting. I got an answer years ago while working as a bouncer during my early years in NYC. Working around the city in was often teamed with interesting characters with many different approaches, theories and styles of combat. Some of them (especially wrestlers, BJJ and Judo players and boxers) were very effective – others not so much. At one time I was briefly paired with a fellow who we called “Alabama Joe” He was man of average build, not in particularly good shape whose main joys were drinking, smoking cigarettes and fighting. We worked a door together for just four nights in the lower east side mid 1990’s but I never forgot the experience for a good reason. As we worked, Joe talked incessantly about his prowess in brawling and how he would whip any man who was foolish enough to step up to the plate with him. I was rather skeptical as I’ve always believed fighting prowess to be mostly determined by ones training regimen and Joe’s training regimen appeared to be based around nothing more than Bourbon and Marlboro’s. He proudly told me he had never trained a day in his life but that he was a huge fan of the early UFC’s which he would watch incessantly. I was intrigued by this as I had begun training with Renzo Gracie And was similarly fascinated. He told me that when he fought he just did what he saw Royce do – run forwards and tackle people, climb up to mount, hit them and wait for them to turn and then strangle them. Later that night we threw some fellows out of the bar after a dispute and outside one of them was unimpressed by the appearance of Alabama Joe and demanded a fight. This fellow was a powerful looking man and I had to do some work to get him outside with a body lock and some light wrestling – I was not at all confident that Joe would be able to handle him. They immediately went to fisticuffs and true to his word, Joe tackled him, got mounted and punched him enough to make him turn and strangled him out!

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John Wayne Parr has had nearly 100 fights, so he is always posting highlights I’ve never seen before of him in some war or other.


Slips, Rips, and Sumo Clips

Phenomenal fight. The guy who lost has a mean overhand.

Nasty choke!

I love seeing obscure techniques being pulled off, such as this Aikido-esque wrist drag!

Short, but sweet …

It’s not the size of the sumo wrestler in the sumo ring, but the size of the sumo in the sumo wrestler … or something like that.

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Midnight Mania! Cougar Attack Gets Gracie Breakdown

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The runner who choked a half-grown mountain lion to death has finally told the details to his story, and naturally the marketing gurus of the Gracie clan saw an opportunity. They produced the advice above, including convenient product placement at the end. The only criticism I have, is their recommendation of an Ezekiel choke from the bottom, which would seem to place an animal’s bite next to your face and neck, which seems… potentially counterproductive.

If you want to watch the man himself explain the encounter, you can do so below, starting at around the 3:30 mark.

Gracie family member Kron Gracie is making his UFC debut this Sunday against Alex Caceres.


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The Gracie video was okay, but should have hired this guy to play the cougar:

Beautiful throw and creative finish

It turns out the courts have decided if you fight in an MMA bout, you are consenting to a bout with an athlete who might be on PEDs.

Don’t tease us like this, Max Holloway. That’s a pretty good Tony Ferguson joke, though.

It sure looks like Cain’s knee buckled at the end of this clip.

UFC heavyweight Juan Adams took a shot at Greg Hardy in his Valentine’s day post.

Valentines’ day!

Of course Derrick Lewis’ V-day post is captioned “GOING DEEP”

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GOING DEEP

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The Andrews with the breakdowns:

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UFC Fight Night Brooklyn Results: Greg Hardy Gets DQ’d for an Illegal Knee Because of Course He Does

If anyone came into UFC on ESPN+1 lugging around some baggage, it was Greg Hardy. After all, the ex-NFLer is no longer a pro football player anymore because of some nasty domestic violence issues. But he’s won quick and violently on Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series”, so he we are.

Standing opposite him in the Octagon was Allen Crowder, a total nobody who had the crowd’s love simply because Hardy is a villain.

And in the opening seconds, it was the villain throwing heat and the hero taking lumps. But in a scant few seconds Hardy was spent, and it was Crowder’s turn to take control – which he did by getting Hardy down and working him over a bit. Crowder threw his advantage away with a guillotine attempt, but he’s no salty veteran, and mistakes happen.

Round 2 saw the two going at it on the feet, and when it was clear that Hardy had nothing in the tank, Crowder began verbally taunting the heck out of him.

And then Hardy did the most Hardy thing ever: Crowder wound up on one knee in a scramble, and while standing above him, Hardy cracked him with a knee to the dome.

Yup, a totally illegal technique, and when Crowder couldn’t continue, referee Dan Miragliotta disqualified Hardy without blinking.

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Man Attempts To Rob Female UFC Fighter, Gets Whuppin’ Instead

If you’re going to rob someone, best make sure they’re not a UFC fighter. That’s a lesson some ‘poor’ thug in Rio de Janeiro learned when he accidentally took on strawweight Polyana Viana as she sat outside her apartment building waiting for an Uber.

Viana shared the experience with MMA Junkie’s Fernanda Prates, which went down on Saturday night.

”When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me,” Viana recounted. “He asked me the time, I said it, and I saw he wasn’t going to leave. So I already moved to put my cell phone in my waist. And then he said, ‘Give me the phone. Don’t try to react, because I’m armed.’ Then he put his hand over [a gun], but I realized it was too soft.”

”He was really close to me. So I thought, ‘If it’s a gun, he won’t have time to draw it.’ So I stood up. I threw two punches and a kick. He fell, then I caught him in a rear-naked choke. Then I sat him down in the same place we were before and said, ‘Now we’ll wait for the police.’”

It turns out the man’s gun was just a cardboard cutout. Once his so-called weapon was revealed, the would be robber basically gave up.

“I was fine,” Viana continued. “I was fine because he didn’t even react after. Since he took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared. So he didn’t react anymore. He told me to let him go, like ‘I just asked for the time.’ I said, ‘Asked for the time my ass,’ because he saw I was very angry. I said I wouldn’t let go and that I was going to call the police. He said, ‘Call the police, then’ because he was scared I was going to beat him up more.”

This isn’t the UFC fighter’s first brush with crime fighting. When she lived in Belem, Viana said she took on two men on a motorcycle who once again were trying to get at her cell phone.

Viana is 2-0 against muggers and 10-2 in her MMA career. Currently sitting at 1-1 in the UFC, she kicked her promotional run off with an impressive first round submission win over Maia Stevenson before dropping a decision to JJ Aldrich at UFC 227. Viana is currently without a fight … so watch out, Rio criminals.

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Daniel Cormier: If Smith Gets That Tired, He Has No Chance Against Me

Daniel Cormier is nearing the end of his decorated mixed martial arts career with the announcement that the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight and heavyweight champ will be hanging up his gloves for good by March 2019. However, it is anyone’s guess who the former Olympic wrestler will face after defending his heavyweight strap against Derrick Lewis this weekend, with some high-profile opponents on the horizon.
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UFC 230 Embedded Ep. 1: Derrick Lewis Gets Some Love From Houston Rockets Fans

UFC 230 is just a few days away, and as a result, the first Embedded video has gone up for Saturday’s card.

As you’ll see by watching the video below, Episode One features headliners Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis in the gym, training hard, as well as the latter attending a Houston Rockets game.

UFC 230 will go down at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Bellator 206 Main Card Gets Sixth Bout After Bolanos vs. Gutierrez Elevated from Prelims

MacDonald-69637″>Bellator 206 main card will be a six-bout affair after a featherweight clash pitting Gaston Bolanos against Ysidro Gutierrez was promoted from the preliminary draw.
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Fighter Gets DQ’d Over Crazy Flying Finishing Move

This move may have cost Austin Batra an amateur title, but the highlight will live on forever.

Well, that’s one way to lose a fight.

Amateur welterweight Austin Batra had the 170 pound Battlefield Fight League belt in the bag following a KO blow to his opponent Perry Hayer in a fight that went down in Coquitlam, BC. Unfortunately for Batra, he couldn’t help but attempt an unusual finishing maneuver moments after the ref clearly stepped in to stop the fight.

Take a look at the finish of the fight, which came a mere 30 seconds into the first round and was ruled a DQ win for the downed Hayer:

MMA Fighting dubbed this a flying double axe handle strike, and we’ll take their word for it because it does indeed look like Batra is about to put an axe through his opponent while flying through the air.

The move, clearly begun after the referee called an end to the fight, may have cost Batra the win and the BFL title, but now he can lay claim to a Crazy Mofo title. Batra moves to 4-2 as an amateur. 170 pound champ Perry Hayer is now 6-7.

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Fighter Gets DQ’d Over Crazy Flying Finishing Move

This move may have cost Austin Batra an amateur title, but the highlight will live on forever.

Well, that’s one way to lose a fight.

Amateur welterweight Austin Batra had the 170 pound Battlefield Fight League belt in the bag following a KO blow to his opponent Perry Hayer in a fight that went down in Coquitlam, BC. Unfortunately for Batra, he couldn’t help but attempt an unusual finishing maneuver moments after the ref clearly stepped in to stop the fight.

Take a look at the finish of the fight, which came a mere 30 seconds into the first round and was ruled a DQ win for the downed Hayer:

MMA Fighting dubbed this a flying double axe handle strike, and we’ll take their word for it because it does indeed look like Batra is about to put an axe through his opponent while flying through the air.

The move, clearly begun after the referee called an end to the fight, may have cost Batra the win and the BFL title, but now he can lay claim to a Crazy Mofo title. Batra moves to 4-2 as an amateur. 170 pound champ Perry Hayer is now 6-7.

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Jon Jones Snitches, Gets Reduced Sentence From USADA

Everyone’s favorite drug-abusing rascal Jon Jones has finally come to an agreement with USADA. In lieu of the four-year suspension he was facing for failing another drug test, he will instead get 15 months, making him eligible to compete later next month.

Why did Jones get such a weak slap on the wrist, you may ask?

Oh, well, because he snitched.

Zoinks!

There’s a lot of shadiness involved with USADA, and how some fighters seem to get better treatment than others. But in this instance, there is no one shadier than Jones.

As per MMAFighting:

Jones, his legal team and USADA representatives met with arbitrator Richard H. McLaren last Saturday, per the release. Going into arbitration, USADA already determined there should be a reduction of two years and six months to a potential Jones suspension “based on Jones’ delivery of substantial assistance,” the release stated. Jones was facing a four-year ban, because this was his second UFC anti-doping policy violation.

McLaren then reduced the suspension to 15 months based on Jones’ degree of fault, which took into account that he had passed multiple out-of-competition drug tests leading up to UFC 214, before failing the in-competition test — the one he knew was coming. Jones was tested eight times in 10 months around UFC 214 and failed just the one test.

Jones argued that he did not knowingly take a banned substance and had no idea how a steroid metabolite got in his system. Jones submitted more than a dozen dietary supplements to USADA and none came back contaminated. McLaren is a highly regarded name in anti-doping and was on the independent panel commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to investigate allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia.

I guess Jones’ sudden return shouldn’t surprise anyone. With only just so much Conor McGregor to go around, the UFC needs whatever pay-per-view draws it can muster to meet revenue projections.

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