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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head for UFC Fighter Andrea Lee

Thus far, Andrea Lee’s short UFC career has seen her win in her sole trip to the Octagon, and then get totally embroiled in a public uproar over her husband’s Nazi tattoos. And now her husband, Donny Aaron, is accused of committing all sorts of ugly domestic violence against her.

This is not how UFC careers are supposed to go.

The details are pretty horrific, and they paint an awful picture of Aaron, who will soon have a warrant out for his arrest according to MMAFighting.

An arrest warrant is “forthcoming” for the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, per the Shreveport (La.) Police Department.

Donny Aaron will be facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred late night Aug. 4 into the morning hours of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by MMA Fighting from the Shreveport PD. MyMMANews.com was the first to publish information from the report Tuesday.

Shreveport PD spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that an arrest warrant is “forthcoming.”

The police incident report states that officers responded to a domestic incident involving two people who have been legally married for approximately five years with one child together in the early morning hours of Aug. 5. Photographs were taken and detectives were notified, but no contact was made with the suspect. Lee sustained a minor injury in the alleged attack, per the report. The report indicates that there was a weapon used in the alleged battery.

Here’s hoping Lee is able to get back into the cage soon and put all this crap behind her.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head for UFC Fighter Andrea Lee

Thus far, Andrea Lee’s short UFC career has seen her win in her sole trip to the Octagon, and then get totally embroiled in a public uproar over her husband’s Nazi tattoos. And now her husband, Donny Aaron, is accused of committing all sorts of ugly domestic violence against her.

This is not how UFC careers are supposed to go.

The details are pretty horrific, and they paint an awful picture of Aaron, who will soon have a warrant out for his arrest according to MMAFighting.

An arrest warrant is “forthcoming” for the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, per the Shreveport (La.) Police Department.

Donny Aaron will be facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred late night Aug. 4 into the morning hours of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by MMA Fighting from the Shreveport PD. MyMMANews.com was the first to publish information from the report Tuesday.

Shreveport PD spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that an arrest warrant is “forthcoming.”

The police incident report states that officers responded to a domestic incident involving two people who have been legally married for approximately five years with one child together in the early morning hours of Aug. 5. Photographs were taken and detectives were notified, but no contact was made with the suspect. Lee sustained a minor injury in the alleged attack, per the report. The report indicates that there was a weapon used in the alleged battery.

Here’s hoping Lee is able to get back into the cage soon and put all this crap behind her.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head for UFC Fighter Andrea Lee

Thus far, Andrea Lee’s short UFC career has seen her win in her sole trip to the Octagon, and then get totally embroiled in a public uproar over her husband’s Nazi tattoos. And now her husband, Donny Aaron, is accused of committing all sorts of ugly domestic violence against her.

This is not how UFC careers are supposed to go.

The details are pretty horrific, and they paint an awful picture of Aaron, who will soon have a warrant out for his arrest according to MMAFighting.

An arrest warrant is “forthcoming” for the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, per the Shreveport (La.) Police Department.

Donny Aaron will be facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred late night Aug. 4 into the morning hours of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by MMA Fighting from the Shreveport PD. MyMMANews.com was the first to publish information from the report Tuesday.

Shreveport PD spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that an arrest warrant is “forthcoming.”

The police incident report states that officers responded to a domestic incident involving two people who have been legally married for approximately five years with one child together in the early morning hours of Aug. 5. Photographs were taken and detectives were notified, but no contact was made with the suspect. Lee sustained a minor injury in the alleged attack, per the report. The report indicates that there was a weapon used in the alleged battery.

Here’s hoping Lee is able to get back into the cage soon and put all this crap behind her.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head for UFC Fighter Andrea Lee

Thus far, Andrea Lee’s short UFC career has seen her win in her sole trip to the Octagon, and then get totally embroiled in a public uproar over her husband’s Nazi tattoos. And now her husband, Donny Aaron, is accused of committing all sorts of ugly domestic violence against her.

This is not how UFC careers are supposed to go.

The details are pretty horrific, and they paint an awful picture of Aaron, who will soon have a warrant out for his arrest according to MMAFighting.

An arrest warrant is “forthcoming” for the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, per the Shreveport (La.) Police Department.

Donny Aaron will be facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred late night Aug. 4 into the morning hours of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by MMA Fighting from the Shreveport PD. MyMMANews.com was the first to publish information from the report Tuesday.

Shreveport PD spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that an arrest warrant is “forthcoming.”

The police incident report states that officers responded to a domestic incident involving two people who have been legally married for approximately five years with one child together in the early morning hours of Aug. 5. Photographs were taken and detectives were notified, but no contact was made with the suspect. Lee sustained a minor injury in the alleged attack, per the report. The report indicates that there was a weapon used in the alleged battery.

Here’s hoping Lee is able to get back into the cage soon and put all this crap behind her.

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Domestic Violence Rears Its Ugly Head for UFC Fighter Andrea Lee

Thus far, Andrea Lee’s short UFC career has seen her win in her sole trip to the Octagon, and then get totally embroiled in a public uproar over her husband’s Nazi tattoos. And now her husband, Donny Aaron, is accused of committing all sorts of ugly domestic violence against her.

This is not how UFC careers are supposed to go.

The details are pretty horrific, and they paint an awful picture of Aaron, who will soon have a warrant out for his arrest according to MMAFighting.

An arrest warrant is “forthcoming” for the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, per the Shreveport (La.) Police Department.

Donny Aaron will be facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic violence battery stemming from an incident that occurred late night Aug. 4 into the morning hours of Aug. 5, according to an incident report obtained by MMA Fighting from the Shreveport PD. MyMMANews.com was the first to publish information from the report Tuesday.

Shreveport PD spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that an arrest warrant is “forthcoming.”

The police incident report states that officers responded to a domestic incident involving two people who have been legally married for approximately five years with one child together in the early morning hours of Aug. 5. Photographs were taken and detectives were notified, but no contact was made with the suspect. Lee sustained a minor injury in the alleged attack, per the report. The report indicates that there was a weapon used in the alleged battery.

Here’s hoping Lee is able to get back into the cage soon and put all this crap behind her.

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Watch The Most Violent Head Kick KO In WMMA Since Holm Vs. Rousey

Jenni Kivioja scored the huge KO kick en route to winning silver in a three day 8-woman tournament.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) just held its 2018 Senior European Championships in Bucharest, Romania over the week and the amateur tournament event featured one of the meanest kicks to the face since Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey in 2016.

Finland’s Jenni Kivioja caught Sweden’s Jessica Forslund Reis with the fight stopping headkick at 2:38 of the first round in their women’s featherweight fight. Watch it now:

The fight was Kivioja’s first of three in as many days. She’d go on to beat Italy’s Fabiana Giampa on the scorecards in the semis before losing in the finals via decision to Germany’s Julia Dorney. That landed Kivioja a silver medal in her weightclass and a highlight that will live on forever.

A quick explanation on why Kivioja was fighting so often: the IMMAF dubs itself “the global governing body for amateur MMA, working for Olympic recognition” so their events are structured to simulate what Olympic MMA could look like. In this case, that’s fourteen weight classes worth of 8-fighter tournaments contested over three consecutive days of fighting.

Who knows how big of a role the IMMAF could play in MMA’s inclusion in the Olympics (if it ever happens at all). But it’s pretty cool that this massive amateur tournament worked out without half the competitors getting injured after day one.

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Watch ‘Cowboy’ Head Kick Brown Into Oblivion In ‘KO Of The Week’

Donald Cerrone will try to continue his divisional resurgence tomorrow morning (Sat., June 23, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 132 live on Fight Pass from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, when he takes on streaking welterweight contender Leon Edwards.

In preparation for Cerrone’s main event clash with “Rocky,” UFC has opened up its vault and released one of the better performances in the career of “Cowboy” in the latest edition of “KO of the Week.”

This time around the action focuses on Cerrone’s UFC 206 clash with fellow fan favorite Matt Brown. The welterweight bout was pegged as one of the most enticing matchups of 2016, but “Cowboy” ultimately stole the show when he delivered an epic third-round head kick knockout that finally put “Immortal” to rest.

That memorable finish can be seen above courtesy of UFC.

Only time will tell if Cerrone can put together a similar performance opposite Edwards this weekend in Singapore. Cerrone doesn’t have much to prove at 35 years of age, but a decisive victory over a young and hungry name like Edwards should allow “Cowboy” to regain any divisional momentum he lost over the past 18 months.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 132 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 4:30 a.m. ET, followed by the main card start time of 8 a.m. ET, also on Fight Pass.

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Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


Insomnia

Alastair Overeem waxed poetic on the highs and lows of MMA after Luke Rockhold’s KO loss.

Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

I love good head movement.

We used to admire this man.

I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.

He even posted a reply meme!

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lmao

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Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.

Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.

Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.

Mischief managed.

Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:

Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.

Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.

Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.

Israel Adesanya has a social media game.

Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.

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Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.

The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.

America, No forget

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In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?

Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?

Violence everywhere I look on this poster.

Back to business. #UFCGlendale

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This combination is unreal from Tenshin.

A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:

I can’t remember if I posted this yet

I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.

That’s next level commitment.

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Hellbows

Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.

This kid is incredible

This was fun


Good Reads, Home of the Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

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The Monday Morning Analyst


Random Land

We don’t have flying cars in 2018 but we do have terrifying robot dogs

Treat your fears like this guy treats his cobras.

I want to visit:

These Nollywood (Nepalese Hollywood) videos make my day every time I watch them.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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What’s it like to get soccer kicked in the head? Just ask UFC vet and FMD star Tommy Hayden

There aren’t many promotions around these days that allow soccer kicks. But fans with fond memories of seeing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua treat Quentin Jackson’s face like a football will enjoy Full Metal Dojo (FMD).

The Thai mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion positively encourages soccer kicks and we frequently see fighters use them to good effect. But what’s it like to be on the receiving end? Former FMD lightweight champion Tommy Hayden is the perfect person to pose that question to after his recent TKO loss.

”Well, I do quite enjoy the ruleset and I didn’t mind the soccer kicks. It was the first time I have been soccer kicked so it was an interesting experience. I will tell you this, getting hit by a taxi in Bangkok hurts a lot worse! So yeah, I didn’t mind them. I heard that some people gave (referee) Olivier grief saying he stopped the fight early. I want everyone to know that I agreed with his decision.”

Hayden saw a three fight winning streak going all the way back to 2014 snapped by last November’s loss to Jason Ponet at Full Metal Dojo 15. It was a major disappointment for the American, but things could be a lot worse.

He could still be stuck in his hometown doing a soul-destroying 9-5 job while reflecting on a UFC career that didn’t quite turn out the way he planned,

”After getting dropped from the UFC my dad told me to get a real job. So I did, I worked for a company called Hill-Rom. They pride themselves on being the worlds No. 1 hospital bed manufacturer. Well I was working in QA, checking paperwork to meet FDA standards and helping engineers circumvent problems that could kill people in field. I was put on the an integration team for a new company and made to work seven days a week getting only one Sunday off per month. I ended up working under an “engineer” who was a high school drop out, only had a two year degree in business management and was not qualified to do any sort of engineering work. She couldn’t even do simple arithmetic without a calculator. On top of that the environment working there was so hostile and negative that I couldn’t get over working under such rude disgusting unqualified people. So I found a job in Thailand.”

Hayden wasn’t exactly “living the dream” back home. He had featured on Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and subsequently strung together a four-fight winning streak which took his overall record to 8-0 and secured a UFC contract.

However, he was released after just two defeats and found himself making the unpleasant transition from MMA to medical manufacturing. it’s worth nothing that former lightweight champion and No. 1 welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos also lost his first two UFC bouts, which goes to show how thin the margins between success and failure can be in the MMA game.

But while Hayden wasn’t given ample opportunity to realize his UFC ambitions, he has succeeded in establishing himself as Bangkok’s toughest teacher. After moving to Thailand to work at a school he says a chance encounter rekindled his interest in MMA.

”Honestly I never planned to get involved in fighting competitively in general when I moved out here. I was done. Then one day I was walking around a university campus and I saw a sign that said MMA on it. I was surprised and curious so I walked in. That day I met the man who changed my life here. I rolled with this dude that introduced himself as Jaa and from that point forward I was back in the game. I became the head coach at Hero Factory a small gym outside of Bangkok that was about two and a half years ago. From there I met the FMD crew and started fighting again. Now I own gyms and I focus on teaching Thais MMA and how to integrate their Muay Thai styles into MMA.”

Hayden featured on episode one of Rich Franklin’s “Warrior” series which was partly filmed at the Fight Lab in Bangkok. He taught an aspiring Indian fighter a harsh lesson about the sort of skills and experience required to succeed in the sport.

That said, Hayden believes there is a lot of talent in the region and hopes to see several of his training partners make the breakthrough this year.

”I currently train with a good number of talented fighters and up and comers. Shannon Wiratchai and Rika Ishige are both in ONE FC and doing well. I also have a few ONE FC prospects that I am training with. On top of that both my boxing coach and my No Gi coach are coming along quite nicely. 2018 looks like it will be promising year for us.”

Hayden has seen strawweights like Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Pongsiri Mitsatit enjoy success with ONE Championship and been a part of the growth of Full Metal Dojo. He says it’s an exciting time to be involved in MMA in Thailand.

”I feel like Thailand has the potential to produce some world level contenders, especially in the lower weights. I also see how hard Jon and the FMD crew works to promote MMA here and they are doing a great job! FMD is a show like no other. It’s not just a fight it is an experience! An over the top 90’s movie-esq experience that fans can’t find anywhere else on the planet. I am super thankful to get to work with them because they are so incredibly different from any other promotion I have had the pleasure of working with.”

Hayden has several goals for 2018. But his top priority is to secure a rematch with Ponet and restore his status as an FMD champion.

“My immediate personal goals are to kill the next guy I fight, so Jon will give me a rematch against Jason. I will get my sword back this year. After that I want to continue to grow my schools, get a few of my Thai fighters into world level organizations and continue to grow my MMA and BJJ brand.”

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Conor McGregor opens up about Paulie Malignaggi fallout – ‘He took a lot of head trauma’

The ongoing feud between Team McGregor and former professional boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi came to a climax earlier tonight (Fri., Aug. 11, 2017) when Conor McGregor opened up about the incident during his open media workout (full replay here) live from inside the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Remember, Malignaggi joined Team McGregor to help “Notorious” train for his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 from Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, Malignaggi had a fallout with McGregor and his camp after a photo was released showing the former boxer down on the canvas. From there, Malignaggi spilled the beans about all the horrible experiences he had while sparring with “Notorious.” Up until now, McGregor hadn’t publicly responded.

“It shows his character in my opinion,” McGregor said of Malginaggi leaving on bad terms. “He was looking for an exit. The spars were not good for him. He took a lot of head trauma. Straight after it we were worried. The sparring partners were actually telling us when he was drove back to the home he was stumbling out of the car after the 12-rounder.

“He was knocked down. He was flattened against the ropes. Multiple times the ropes kept him on his feet. We were worried about him. We thought the worst was happening. He was certainly badly concussed.

“And then he just got out of there and went running. I don’t know, I don’t mind Paulie. He came in. He spoke a hell of a game previously. Very disrespectful to the skill set. Very disrespectful to the discipline. But no matter what a man says, if they shows up and tries to answer that and tries their best you have to give respect. And that’s what happened. He showed up and tried his best. It didn’t go his way, he got his ass whooped. He got his pride dented and then he wanted a way out.”

But what about the leaked images that started this entire mess? According to McGregor, he had nothing to do with it, instead opting to post just one single picture.

They say I’ve got no hands.

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“As far as the images that got leaked, let me clear this,” McGregor said. “I didn’t leak any images. The image I released, the only image I released, was the original one where my hands were behind my back. And that was in response to the comment where he said ‘I will beat him with one hand tied behind my back.’ So I released one picture with me whooping his ass with both hands behind my back.”

Until the actual sparring footage is released and settles this back-and-forth dispute, fight fans will continue to wonder what really happened between McGregor and Malignaggi. Whichever side of the story rings true, it won’t really help or hurt McGregor’s chances against Mayweather on Aug 26.

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