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Conor McGregor’s Social Media Campaign Gets Befuddling, Mysterious

Our favorite Irish window smasher, Conor McGregor, has a fight to sell, and since he specializes in building hype for fights, he’s busy doing his thing.

But McGregor’s impending UFC 229 match-up against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a confusing turn on social media. You see, usually McGregor impugns an opponent’s abilities, or confidence, or place on the food chain, and this gets all parties – and especially fans – riled up. But with ol’ Khabib…

I think McGregor is throwing shade at Khabib’s dad in that Instagram post. Which, okay, whatever. But then there’s this one:

What in the world is McGregor getting at? He’s obviously harping on the ethnic divide between the Chechens and Dagestanis, but… Is there a Chechen in Khabib’s crew? Is McGregor trying to drive a wedge between them?

Is this some sort of political statement?

Does McGregor want to become a Chechen warlord or something?

At this point, we can only sit back and watch as this unfolds, and pray that McGregor says something the rest of us can understand.

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Conor McGregor’s Social Media Campaign Gets Befuddling, Mysterious

Our favorite Irish window smasher, Conor McGregor, has a fight to sell, and since he specializes in building hype for fights, he’s busy doing his thing.

But McGregor’s impending UFC 229 match-up against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a confusing turn on social media. You see, usually McGregor impugns an opponent’s abilities, or confidence, or place on the food chain, and this gets all parties – and especially fans – riled up. But with ol’ Khabib…

I think McGregor is throwing shade at Khabib’s dad in that Instagram post. Which, okay, whatever. But then there’s this one:

What in the world is McGregor getting at? He’s obviously harping on the ethnic divide between the Chechens and Dagestanis, but… Is there a Chechen in Khabib’s crew? Is McGregor trying to drive a wedge between them?

Is this some sort of political statement?

Does McGregor want to become a Chechen warlord or something?

At this point, we can only sit back and watch as this unfolds, and pray that McGregor says something the rest of us can understand.

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Midnight Mania! Nunes Gets Closest Cyborg Odds Since Carano

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It is the era of the superfight. Women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes is happening, and the odds are closer for any fight Cyborg has had since she fought Gina Carano in Strikeforce in 2009.

The fighters will clash at the big end-of-year UFC 232 card, on December 29 in Las Vegas, so there is plenty of time for those odds to shift. Nunes brings legitimate knockout power with her to 145 lbs., where she faces perhaps the most feared woman in mixed martial arts. It isn’t the superfight Cyborg has been angling for all these years — the only way she faces Ronda Rousey is in the WWE ring at this juncture — but Nunes does represent the most credible challenge to the current biggest female draw in combat sports.


Insomnia

Andrea “KBG” Lee posted this today asking for privacy while she deals with the fallout from alleged domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Donny Aaron.

I wonder if McGregor still spends $ 300,000 on his fight camps

Suga Sean O’Malley working his elbows on the pads

Joanne Calderwood is back, possibly the quietest fighter on the UFC roster

Football wrestling

Suplex city

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Georges St. Pierre working on his gymnastics

Chael Sonnen vs. Fedor Emelianenko has a suitably over the top poster from Bellator.

Speaking of posters, Justin Gaethje is doing the heavy lifting in this one.

Michael Chandler will be staying put at Bellator, which is kind of a shame, but probably the best decision for him given how easy it would be to become lost in the shuffle in the UFC’s lightweight division.

Bryce Mitchell is keeping those bloody boxers, and he expressed it in the most Southern way possible.

It’s a living

Yoel Romero says he’s going to start charging USADA rent, they visit so often.

Matt Brown posted this clip of an excellent jiu-jitsu display in the face of aggression. What made me mad watching it was all the aggressor’s buddies trying to peel off his grips so their guy could break free and throw punches. If you are gonna let them fight, let them fight. Otherwise break it all the way up, but don’t just help out your guy.

Jiu-Jitsu for the win

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

I missed all these fight clips from the weekend so y’all can relive them now.

Moving backwards on one leg. Still getting the KO. Winning.

This fight got wild before the finish

Not bad at all.

Lethwei is even more brutal than MMA. No gloves, just hand wraps, head butts allowed.

Headbutts like this one…

When the light bill is due

Walking on a dream


Random Land

Imagine this guy thinks he can tell anyone anything about fitness.

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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:

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Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

It Will Be a Cold Day In Hell Before Raphael Assuncao Gets a Title Shot

Brazilian stalwart Raphael Assuncao has done the work and put in the time, and in 13 appearances in the Octagon, has only lost twice. He’s also gone 1-1 against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. But it will be a cold day in hell before Assuncao ever gets a title shot.

This is the sad truth, and it stems from the fact that… well… the dude simply isn’t popular enough.

Assuncao knows this. He knows that he, above just about everyone else, deserves a crack at Dillashaw’s belt, and that he won’t get it because the general public has no clue who he is.

As per MMAFighting:

“I don’t know any other reason I shouldn’t be the next guy, unless they go by Twitter followers,” Assuncao told MMA Fighting. “If they go by Twitter followers, then I probably won’t be that guy. And I can cry about it but that’s the truth, right? There’s nothing more I can do about it other than campaign and try to be a truthful guy. If they go by who has the most Twitter followers and Instagram followers, then I probably won’t be that guy. But if they go by the most deserving, the most consistent, and one of the best fighters in the division, I’ll be that guy. I’d definitely be that guy.

“I’ve never missed weight. I’m the most consistent guy in this division, probably up there with T.J., because T.J. is a pretty consistent champion,” Assuncao added. “I think he’s one of the most consistent guys out there. Other than myself and T.J., there’s no other fighter in there who’s as consistent as we are.”

Let’s conduct a little science experiment. Let’s keep track of how many times his name is inserted into the conversation when it comes to the UFC drumming up interest in finding a suitable opponent for Dillashaw.

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It Will Be a Cold Day In Hell Before Raphael Assuncao Gets a Title Shot

Brazilian stalwart Raphael Assuncao has done the work and put in the time, and in 13 appearances in the Octagon, has only lost twice. He’s also gone 1-1 against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. But it will be a cold day in hell before Assuncao ever gets a title shot.

This is the sad truth, and it stems from the fact that… well… the dude simply isn’t popular enough.

Assuncao knows this. He knows that he, above just about everyone else, deserves a crack at Dillashaw’s belt, and that he won’t get it because the general public has no clue who he is.

As per MMAFighting:

“I don’t know any other reason I shouldn’t be the next guy, unless they go by Twitter followers,” Assuncao told MMA Fighting. “If they go by Twitter followers, then I probably won’t be that guy. And I can cry about it but that’s the truth, right? There’s nothing more I can do about it other than campaign and try to be a truthful guy. If they go by who has the most Twitter followers and Instagram followers, then I probably won’t be that guy. But if they go by the most deserving, the most consistent, and one of the best fighters in the division, I’ll be that guy. I’d definitely be that guy.

“I’ve never missed weight. I’m the most consistent guy in this division, probably up there with T.J., because T.J. is a pretty consistent champion,” Assuncao added. “I think he’s one of the most consistent guys out there. Other than myself and T.J., there’s no other fighter in there who’s as consistent as we are.”

Let’s conduct a little science experiment. Let’s keep track of how many times his name is inserted into the conversation when it comes to the UFC drumming up interest in finding a suitable opponent for Dillashaw.

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