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UFC 231 Primer: If It Happens, Holloway vs. Ortega Is Going to Be Great

We’ve been fed a few subpar UFC cards lately, but this weekend’s UFC 231 pay-per-view is something to get excited about. Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are going to scrap for the vacant female flyweight belt. Gunnar Nelson is going to fight. Claudia Gadelha is going to fight. And if it actually happens, featherweight champ Max Holloway versus challenger Brian Ortega is going to be great.

You of course know why I say “if it happens”.

The last time these two were supposed to throw down, Holloway started acting all CTE-ish in the days leading up to the bout. And hell no to having anyone step into the Octagon if they’re already exhibiting concussion-like symptoms!

So let’s say Holloway makes it through his weight cut without slurring his words. What’s he going to be facing with Ortega? A dude with quick submission skills and dangerous hands.

Of course, we all know what Holloway’s got. He wrecked former champ Jose Aldo twice with his striking, grappling and grit. Putting the two of these guys together for sure means that the two best 145-pound fighters in the world are going at it.

Cross your fingers, folks. Let’s hope Holloway is okay so this fight can happen!

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

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On my way to Singapore

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Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Is Sage Northcutt Going to Sign With ONE Championship?

Human Ken Doll Sage Northcutt was a total fiction, a construct of image that barely intersected with fighting ability in the Octagon. But he has legions of fans, so he was perfect for the UFC whenever they needed a little extra star power on a card.

But homeboy is a free agent now, and if you look at Northcutt’s Instagram and connect the dots… It’s possible the kid’s UFC days are over.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way to Singapore

A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on

Yup, that’s young Sage flying to Singapore. In first class. Guess what organization is based in Singapore? Hint: They just signed Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson.

Folks, it’s quite possible that the biggest MMA promotion in Asia will soon have Sage Northcutt on their roster.

What do y’all think about that?

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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