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Alexander Gustafsson on possibility of Jimi Manuwa getting title shot before him: ‘If Jimi gets it, I’m happy for him’

With the UFC light heavyweight title to be contested on July 29 at UFC 214 between current champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, the question becomes who will be waiting in the wings for the winner. On that same night Jimi Manuwa will take on Volkan Oezdemir, in what could be a conditional No. 1 contender bout — meaning, if Manuwa wins, he could be next.

Then there’s Alexander Gustafsson.

Gustafsson is coming off an impressive fifth-round knockout over Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109, which took place on May 28. Now with two wins in a row, Gustafsson is knocking at the door for a title shot, as well. And he has history with both Jones and Cormier.

His fight with Jones at UFC 165 is considered one of the best in UFC history, while his bout with Cormier at UFC 192 — a split decision loss — was among one of the most memorable. Yet even with those lures in his back pocket, Gustafsson — who trains with Manuwa at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm — wouldn’t mind if the “Poster Boy” gets the next crack at a title. In fact, he said if that’s the case he’d likely congratulate Manuwa and give him a hug.

“Well, I haven’t spoken to Dana [White] yet, so let’s see what happens,” he said during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “If Jimi gets it, I’m happy for him. So let’s see what happens.”

Gustafsson said he will likely be in Anaheim for the fights in support of Manuwa, and to take in Jones-Cormier II. Should Manuwa win and be pegged as the next in line to challenge for the belt, Gustafsson made it clear he will not look to challenge Manuwa.

“I’d probably have to fight another guy, we’re not fighting each other,” he said. “We’re brothers now, and we’re training hard together. So that’s how we look at things. I’m just happy if he gets the fight, and we’ll take it from there.”

Then again, the 30-year old Swede said that he believed his win over Teixeira clearly places him near the peak of the division, and that he will be “looking to the top” for his next fight. He hopes his discussion with White will help clear things up.

Gustafsson’s rooting interest in the Jones-Cormier shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that he has been very vocal about his distaste for Jones since his last bout. Gustafsson said that he didn’t believe Jones is a good person, and pointed out his casual references to using cocaine during the UFC’s Summer Kickoff press conference in Dallas.

“I’m excited to see the fight first of all, and I have to be honest, I like DC,” he said. “For me he’s a worthy champion, he’s a good guy. I hope he wins, but I wouldn’t say no to a fight against Jon Jones either. That’s the fight people want to see, and I will fight him. So, let’s see what happens.”

Gustafsson said he is hopeful that he will get a rematch with Jones down the line, even if it’s not for a title. Given the close nature of the first fight in 2013, he believes everyone involved would be interested, too.

“It’s one of those fights you really want. I want that fight, and I know the fans want that fight. And I know he wants the fight, too. So, yeah, probably.”

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Alexander Gustafsson on possibility of Jimi Manuwa getting title shot before him: ‘If Jimi gets it, I’m happy for him’

With the UFC light heavyweight title to be contested on July 29 at UFC 214 between current champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, the question becomes who will be waiting in the wings for the winner. On that same night Jimi Manuwa will take on Volkan Oezdemir, in what could be a conditional No. 1 contender bout — meaning, if Manuwa wins, he could be next.

Then there’s Alexander Gustafsson.

Gustafsson is coming off an impressive fifth-round knockout over Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109, which took place on May 28. Now with two wins in a row, Gustafsson is knocking at the door for a title shot, as well. And he has history with both Jones and Cormier.

His fight with Jones at UFC 165 is considered one of the best in UFC history, while his bout with Cormier at UFC 192 — a split decision loss — was among one of the most memorable. Yet even with those lures in his back pocket, Gustafsson — who trains with Manuwa at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm — wouldn’t mind if the “Poster Boy” gets the next crack at a title. In fact, he said if that’s the case he’d likely congratulate Manuwa and give him a hug.

“Well, I haven’t spoken to Dana [White] yet, so let’s see what happens,” he said during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “If Jimi gets it, I’m happy for him. So let’s see what happens.”

Gustafsson said he will likely be in Anaheim for the fights in support of Manuwa, and to take in Jones-Cormier II. Should Manuwa win and be pegged as the next in line to challenge for the belt, Gustafsson made it clear he will not look to challenge Manuwa.

“I’d probably have to fight another guy, we’re not fighting each other,” he said. “We’re brothers now, and we’re training hard together. So that’s how we look at things. I’m just happy if he gets the fight, and we’ll take it from there.”

Then again, the 30-year old Swede said that he believed his win over Teixeira clearly places him near the peak of the division, and that he will be “looking to the top” for his next fight. He hopes his discussion with White will help clear things up.

Gustafsson’s rooting interest in the Jones-Cormier shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that he has been very vocal about his distaste for Jones since his last bout. Gustafsson said that he didn’t believe Jones is a good person, and pointed out his casual references to using cocaine during the UFC’s Summer Kickoff press conference in Dallas.

“I’m excited to see the fight first of all, and I have to be honest, I like DC,” he said. “For me he’s a worthy champion, he’s a good guy. I hope he wins, but I wouldn’t say no to a fight against Jon Jones either. That’s the fight people want to see, and I will fight him. So, let’s see what happens.”

Gustafsson said he is hopeful that he will get a rematch with Jones down the line, even if it’s not for a title. Given the close nature of the first fight in 2013, he believes everyone involved would be interested, too.

“It’s one of those fights you really want. I want that fight, and I know the fans want that fight. And I know he wants the fight, too. So, yeah, probably.”

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Glory fighter wins by controversial KO, gets attacked by fans in the ring

Glory 42 had one of the most bizarre — and scary — sequences in recent combat sports memory.

Welterweight fighter Murthel Groenhart won the co-main event bout in Paris against Harut Grigorian by savage knockout when Grigorian inexplicably turned his back to Groenhart in the middle of the round. Seconds after the finish, fans jumped into the ring and attacked Groenhart.

The fans landed multiple punches on the Glory fighter, who said he might have had his jaw broken in the wild melee.

“Some guy caught me with a hook to my face,” Groenhart said on the broadcast. “I got my guard up. With those hands without gloves, it came through to my chin and my teeth. I think it’s broken [jaw], I don’t know. It hurts.”

Glory announcers explained on the broadcast that per the sanctioning body Groenhart didn’t break any rules by hitting Grigorian while his back was turned, because the referee did not step in to stop the action. It was a legal blow and knockout.

“When you are in the heat of the game, you just continue,” Groenhart said. “He turned away. I came after him and got him with the right hook that’s all. I did nothing wrong. It was all in the fight, all in the game. Everyone says in the rules to protect yourself at all times. The referee did not come in. I came in with the right hook. He fell down, and then I saw the referee come in. I did nothing wrong.”

Grigorian’s trainer Nicky Hemmers said on the broadcast that his fighter turned his back due to a cut — “which you never do in a fight,” he said — and he didn’t hold it against Groenhart for hitting him.

“It was not illegal,” Hemmers said. “It was not nice to do, but it was not illegal.”

Groenhart, 30, is one of Glory’s top welterweight fighters and the 2016 Glory welterweight tournament champion. This was his third straight win for the kickboxing promotion and very likely the strangest one, considering how everything unfolded.

“I was in the corner and I saw these guys coming out,” Groenhart said of the attackers. “I was like come on guys this is a sport. Things happen. Some people get emotional, too close. But this is a sport and little children are watching this sport at home. You can not come into a ring like this.”

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Fighter shakes head saying a strike didn’t hurt — then gets KO’d by head kick

The MMA gods will get you every time.

Jordan Powell, a light heavyweight fighter competing at LFA 13, shook his head during the bout to tell his opponent that the last strikes didn’t hurt him. Then, Dominick Reyes, his foe, landed a left head kick that ended the fight Friday night in Burbank, Calif. Powell was unconscious before he hit the ground and faceplanted.

Powell was doing his best to no-sell a previous exchange. And he was right — Reyes’ strikes didn’t hurt him or really hit him. But as soon as Powell let his guard down for a second, Reyes was there with the knockout blow :53 of the first round.

Reyes (6-0), a California native, is a real prospect at 205 pounds. He has finished all but one of his pro fights. Powell (8-7) came in on a three-fight winning streak that was abruptly stopped.

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Midnight Mania! UFC Heavyweight champ, Stipe Miocic, gets humbled at firehouse – ‘Good job! Now go clean a toilet’

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight …

Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got Stipe getting humbled and also choosing to embrace rompers, Conor with high white socks and too many belts, Joe Rogan avoiding temptation, Nick Diaz not, Yoel Romero shouting incomprehensibly, sumo, and much more


Fire Fighter

Stipe Miocic may have tied the record for UFC Heavyweight wins with his stunning knockout win over Junior Dos Santos, and even cracked the top five P4P list, but he doesn’t have any trouble staying grounded. Not only does he have a complete disregard for celebrity, but the folks in his life won’t let his success go to his head. He shared as much in an interview on the Jim Rome show:

“I have good people around me. My wife is amazing, my family, my friends, my teammates, my co-workers at the fire station, they keep me grounded, and I love where I’m at and the people that support me,” Miocic said.

In fact, he says his fellow fire fighters do not care about his fame as a cage fighting world champion.

“I usually walk in, they say congratulations, and they’ll hand me a scrubber and say get to the toilets or something like that. They really don’t care,” Miocic laughed.

Even though he’s the world heavyweight champion, Stipe says he would never think of quitting his day job. He’s blue collar to the core, and loves helping people.

“I love what I do. My whole life I’ve been helping people, and I’ve been helped so I can give back,” Miocic said. “And plus I worked so hard to get there, to become a firefighter, going to school and paramedic and all that good stuff, and make my mom proud, show my mom that she raised a son that works hard.”

That doesn’t mean, though, that Stipe can’t appreciate the latest and worst fashion trends.


Insomnia

There are too many belts in this picture. One of them must be the fake belt he bought to annoy Jose Aldo on their world tour.

This impressionist is incredible

The odds for MayGregor have shifted slightly in Conor’s favor… but the Grand Canyon is still smaller.

Don’t forget Rory Macdonald’s welterweight debut in Bellator is tomorrow night.

Absolutely no idea what Yoel Romero is saying here but maybe he should lay off the pre workouts

Joe Rogan being honest

Meisha thought this was funny

Alright, Nick. This is definitely NSFW.

I’ve heard enough about men’s rompers at this point.


Slips, Rips, and SUMO CLIPS!!!

Remember that brawl in the park, with Erdogan’s goons beating down protesters? Looks like he ordered that to happen personally.

15 years to the day since this amazing brawl happened.

Good point

SUMO IS BACK ONCE MORE


Good Reads

  • Shots Fired: Jose Aldo says that fans are coming to see him, and wouldn’t return tickets because Anderson Silva’s not fighting at UFC 212. Except… they did already.
  • Connor Ruebusch explained how Joanna Jedrzejczyk defused Jessica Andrade so effectively
  • Dillashaw is open to dropping down to fight Demetrius Johnson at UFC 214 if Garbrandt can’t make their fight

Stay woke, Maniacs!

Follow me on Twitter @Vorpality to argue about why Donald Trump isn’t saying anything to Erdogan about the beatdowns of Americans on American soil.

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Nordine Taleb gets new opponent for UFC Stockholm with Emil Meek injured

Emil Meek is out of UFC Fight Night 109.

The UFC announced on Tuesday that Meek was forced out of UFC’s upcoming show in Stockholm on May 28, and Nordine Taleb will now face Octagon newcomer Oliver Enkamp.

Headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira, UFC Fight Night 109 takes place at the Ericsson Globe Arena.

Taleb (12-4) is looking to rebound from a decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio in February. Prior to the defeat, the Canadian welterweight scored a brutal knockout victory over Erick Silva at UFC 196.

Fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden’s own Enkamp (7-0) gets his first chance in the UFC after racking up a perfect MMA record with five stoppage wins in the Swedish circuit.

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Morning Report: Dustin Poirier appealing no-contest ruling so he gets the win bonus he feels he deserves

On Saturday evening at UFC 211, Dustin Poirier was well on his way to the biggest win of his MMA career before some unfortunate circumstances intervened. In his fight with former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, Poirier had won the first round and badly hurt Alvarez in the second round before being kneed illegally in the head multiple times by Alvarez. The fight was stopped as a result of the knees and referee Herb Dean ruled the bout a no-contest.

Yesterday, Poirier went on The Luke Thomas Show where he spoke about the fight, how he felt about his performance, and what happened with the stoppage.

“I wasn’t really sure but I knew that I was having trouble seeing out of my left eye and the doctor thought maybe there was a potential orbital fracture. They asked me how I felt and I said I felt pressure pushing under my left eye which was what I felt. Then they decided to not let the fight continue and I didn’t know what was going to happen. I had no clue.

“I think Herb… I don’t know, man. I’m not a referee. I’m just bitter about the whole situation. I was having a great performance, I had a great camp, I was beating the former world champion. I was gonna beat him. I was on my way to really shining and showing the world the type of fighter I am and it’s all been tarnished by this whole thing.”

The no-contest ruling was unsatisfying conclusion for all parties involved and many feel that Alvarez should have been disqualified for landing multiple illegal blows that caused the end of the bout. Referee Herb Dean stands by his decision to rule the bout a no-contest but Poirier’s management said he intends to appeal the ruling with the Texas Athletic Commission. In the interview, Poirier confirmed that he was appealing but he says the only reason he is doing so is to get the win bonus he was denied since the bout ended as a no-contest.

“It’s just a messed up situation. I was in the zone, I was on rhythm, I had his timing, his range, and I don’t even care about the decision, about the no-contest or any of that. That’s here nor there. I don’t care if I have a win on my record or a no-contest on the end of my record. I don’t care about none of that. I just want my money and I want a rematch.

“I’m not trying to get a free win by chasing an overturn, I just want my compensation, my full purse which I feel like I earned and was on my way to earning and it got taken away by somebody else’s call. I feel like that shouldn’t be able to happen. It’s one thing if I lose the fight or it’s another thing if I do something that’s on my own terms that makes me lose the money or win the money but when somebody else steps in after I’ve done eight weeks of training . . . This is my family’s money. This full purse is my daughter’s college fund. This is my retirement money, the other half of this purse. A lot goes into this and I was gonna earn that money.

“That’s the sole effort. If I can just get some money and get a rematch, we can drop it at that. Let’s just run it back, I don’t care. This has nothing to do with getting a win or getting a no-contest on my record overturned. This has everything to do about being compensated.”

As it stands, the no-contest ruling looks to be a costly one for Poirier who confirmed that his win bonus is set to be the same as his show money. Though salaries have yet to be released for this event, at his last fight at UFC 208, Poirier took home $ 57,000 to show and another $ 57,000 for his win so it is likely that “The Diamond” missed out on a similar or even greater amount. Poirier says that he texted UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby but that he hasn’t heard “anything from anybody about any money” with regard to the situation but that he is heading to the upcoming UFC fighter summit in Las Vegas where he intends to meet with the UFC to figure out what’s next. He would like to run the Alvarez fight back, but that if the UFC has other plans, he’s okay with that so long as he’s treated in the manner he would be had he won the Alvarez fight.

“I want that win on my record. He’s a former world champion and I was on my way to beating him and I know I can beat him so I want that. He’s No. 3. That’s what that does for my career unless we got something else down the line we can get worked out, another big fight. Give me the fight that I would have got if I’d have won this one then if we’re not gonna remake the fight.”


MUST-READ STORIES

Tears. Joanna Jedrzejczyk explains why she left the post-fight press conference.

No Contest. Herb Dean stands by his No Contest ruling in the Alvarez-Poirier fight.

Title fight. Tyron Woodley believes he matches up “the best” with Demian Maia.

Drugs. TUF veteran Alexandre Ramos arrested for international drug. trafficking.


VIDEO STEW

Free fight.

Bellator free fight.

The champ thinks it’s going 5 rounds.

Kevin Lee on TMZ including one incredibly misleading headline.

TTTHS.

Urijah continues to insinuate that TJ did steroids while at his gym which is weird as hell.


LISTEN UP

Severe MMA. UFC 211, Bellator, BAMMA 29, and UFC Glasgow discussions.

Anik and Flo. UFC 211 discussion as well as interview with Franke Edgar’s coach.

Co-Main Event. UFC 211, AYFKM, and listener mail.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Jorge getting right back to work.

Beef.

Kevin Lee is extremely unhappy with the above TMZ video.

Reminder: Jake Shields has wins over Maia, Woodley, and Robbie Lawler.

Great cause if any are interested in bidding.

Missed this exchange from over the weekend.

#wouldwatch.

Cat seems to be getting by far the best deal here.

Belal is a sneaky good Twitter follow.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

1996: King of Pancrase Bas Rutten defeated interim King of Pancrase Frank Shamrock by doctor stoppage to unify the Pancrase openweight title at Pancrase: Truth 5.

2015: Frankie Edgar won a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber in the main event of UFC Fight Night 66.


FINAL THOUGHTS

This situation is ridiculous. So basically no one will ever get DQed unless a fighter is actual Snidely Whiplash according to Herb? I would love to see this argument used in other sports. “Well ref, even though I went cleats up and spiked that guy’s knee, I didn’t mean to tackle the player. I meant to get the ball so no red card is necessary.” No sir I didn’t mean to push that wide receiver in the end zone and stop the touchdown, I was just trying to make a play, so really there’s no need for a flag.

It’s really not hard. Eddie did an illegal thing. The illegal thing ended the bout. Eddie is at fault. Why should Eddie not bear the consequences of that fault? Dustin certainly isn’t at fault. Eddie didn’t have to throw a knee there and this isn’t a crime, it’s a sport. There’s no need for a mens rea analysis here. So, because it gives us bad feelies to hold someone accountable for their actions in a fistfight, an innocent, aggrieved party gets boned? What is the possible logic behind that?

No Contests should be reserved for when neither fighter has fault. We both shoot for takedowns and our heads collided, opening a fight ending cut? No Contest. The cage breaks during a takedown attempt and we fall to the floor, knocking on fighter out? No Contest. One fighter does something against the rules and by virtue of that illegal thing the fight ends? Sucks to be you but you did the illegal thing and the other person didn’t.

That’s all for today folks. Happy Tuesday and see y’all tomorrow.


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Dana White: UFC Not Waiting on GSP; Yoel Romero Gets Next Title Shot vs. Michael Bisping

It looks like Michael Bisping won’t be making his next UFC middleweight title defense against Georges St. Pierre.
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Dana White: UFC Not Waiting on GSP; Yoel Romero Gets Next Title Shot vs. Michael Bisping

It looks like Michael Bisping won’t be making his next UFC middleweight title defense against Georges St. Pierre.
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The Weekly Grind: Diego Sanchez gets attacked by a chicken, Nate Diaz meets Dave Chapelle

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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Dee and Junior are doing great everyone! Thank you for all the kind words, I am one proud and blessed Daddy ❤️

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Had the chance today to learn from my sensei John Danaher and from the sensei of my sensei, the great @renzograciebjj!

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Looong day!!! Good night everyone. Longo dia!! Boa noite galera!! #teamclaudia #ufc212 #reebokbrasil #reebok

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Ready!!! #teamclaudia #ufc212 #reebokbrasil #reebok

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#idiot lol.

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When there’s blood on the pads you know you’ve put in the work.

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