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Paul Felder Took a Heck of a Beating on Saturday Night

In case you missed it, lightweight Muay Thai ace Paul Felder was in desperate need of an opponent for Saturday night’s UFC 226, so he agreed to face welterweight slugger Mike Perry. And Perry beating him to a bloody pulp.

Usually, Felder is the most technically superior striker in the cage, and that was true when he faced Perry. But it was almost like a boy fighting a man the way Perry hoisted Felder up and threw him down, and though Felder was sharp with his knees and elbows, Perry just walked through it all.

Don’t weep for Felder, though. He’s still got that commentator and fight analyst gig (that he’s really good at), and though he lost, his stock probably went up a bit. After all, he never wavered, and went the distance with what was probably a broken arm (sustained landing a spinning backfist on Perry’s head in Round 1).

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Paul Felder Took a Heck of a Beating on Saturday Night

In case you missed it, lightweight Muay Thai ace Paul Felder was in desperate need of an opponent for Saturday night’s UFC 226, so he agreed to face welterweight slugger Mike Perry. And Perry beating him to a bloody pulp.

Usually, Felder is the most technically superior striker in the cage, and that was true when he faced Perry. But it was almost like a boy fighting a man the way Perry hoisted Felder up and threw him down, and though Felder was sharp with his knees and elbows, Perry just walked through it all.

Don’t weep for Felder, though. He’s still got that commentator and fight analyst gig (that he’s really good at), and though he lost, his stock probably went up a bit. After all, he never wavered, and went the distance with what was probably a broken arm (sustained landing a spinning backfist on Perry’s head in Round 1).

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Paul Felder Took a Heck of a Beating on Saturday Night

In case you missed it, lightweight Muay Thai ace Paul Felder was in desperate need of an opponent for Saturday night’s UFC 226, so he agreed to face welterweight slugger Mike Perry. And Perry beating him to a bloody pulp.

Usually, Felder is the most technically superior striker in the cage, and that was true when he faced Perry. But it was almost like a boy fighting a man the way Perry hoisted Felder up and threw him down, and though Felder was sharp with his knees and elbows, Perry just walked through it all.

Don’t weep for Felder, though. He’s still got that commentator and fight analyst gig (that he’s really good at), and though he lost, his stock probably went up a bit. After all, he never wavered, and went the distance with what was probably a broken arm (sustained landing a spinning backfist on Perry’s head in Round 1).

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Tyron Woodley Needs to Chill the Heck Out

If you’re an exciting fighter – a dominant fighter, with a UFC belt around your waist and legions of fans – you can get away with a lot.

If you’re a boring fighter with a bad attitude, well, that’s a different story altogether.

Tyron Woodley is the UFC’s welterweight king. He thinks he’s the former kind of fighter; sadly, he’s the latter.

Since winning the championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler, Woodley has fought Stephen Thompson to a draw, won a decision against Thompson, and beat Demian Maia via decision. You know what kind of championship fight sucks the most? Those kinds.

Which makes Woodley one of the those types of fighters that no fans get excited for, a paradox of fighting prowess and sucky-ness that causes the UFC more problems than he’s worth.

So it’s pretty laughable whenever Woodley tries to angle for the “big money” fights he doesn’t deserve while dissing the worthy challengers. And it’s hilarious when he gripes that the UFC isn’t treating him right. Sure, not everyone can be a Conor McGregor and make millions of dollars for their bosses because they resonate with the fans… but you don’t see heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic or bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes acting bitter all the time.

Last week Woodley claimed that the UFC was considering a bout featuring him against Nate Diaz. Dana White refuted that claim in typical Dana White fashion, and now Woodley is in full complain-mode.

As per Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” (h/t MMAFighting):

To Woodley, all he was saying was that he thinks the fight could happen. He never said that there was a bout agreement or specific negotiations going on. Woodley said he thinks White went too far in essentially calling him a liar.

“That’s a little bit harsh, a little bit hardcore for somebody who is wearing the belt of your organization, that people and young fighters aspire to enter the UFC, they aspire to be UFC champion,” Woodley said. “I don’t think many people are going to aspire to be the champion when they see how champions are treated. And they see that the non-champions and the people that are unprofessional — middle-finger flicking, shit talking — they’re actually making the money.

“So what kind of picture are we trying to put out? I thought we were going in the direction to be parallel with the NFL, NHL, MLB and the other professional sports. It’s a circus until it comes to Tyron and now we want to go back to the old-school rubric. I got issues with that.”

You know what, Tyron? Be the dominant champ we expect you to be and win some fans. Until then, chill the heck out.

No one likes a complainer.

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Tyron Woodley Needs to Chill the Heck Out

If you’re an exciting fighter – a dominant fighter, with a UFC belt around your waist and legions of fans – you can get away with a lot.

If you’re a boring fighter with a bad attitude, well, that’s a different story altogether.

Tyron Woodley is the UFC’s welterweight king. He thinks he’s the former kind of fighter; sadly, he’s the latter.

Since winning the championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler, Woodley has fought Stephen Thompson to a draw, won a decision against Thompson, and beat Demian Maia via decision. You know what kind of championship fight sucks the most? Those kinds.

Which makes Woodley one of the those types of fighters that no fans get excited for, a paradox of fighting prowess and sucky-ness that causes the UFC more problems than he’s worth.

So it’s pretty laughable whenever Woodley tries to angle for the “big money” fights he doesn’t deserve while dissing the worthy challengers. And it’s hilarious when he gripes that the UFC isn’t treating him right. Sure, not everyone can be a Conor McGregor and make millions of dollars for their bosses because they resonate with the fans… but you don’t see heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic or bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes acting bitter all the time.

Last week Woodley claimed that the UFC was considering a bout featuring him against Nate Diaz. Dana White refuted that claim in typical Dana White fashion, and now Woodley is in full complain-mode.

As per Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” (h/t MMAFighting):

To Woodley, all he was saying was that he thinks the fight could happen. He never said that there was a bout agreement or specific negotiations going on. Woodley said he thinks White went too far in essentially calling him a liar.

“That’s a little bit harsh, a little bit hardcore for somebody who is wearing the belt of your organization, that people and young fighters aspire to enter the UFC, they aspire to be UFC champion,” Woodley said. “I don’t think many people are going to aspire to be the champion when they see how champions are treated. And they see that the non-champions and the people that are unprofessional — middle-finger flicking, shit talking — they’re actually making the money.

“So what kind of picture are we trying to put out? I thought we were going in the direction to be parallel with the NFL, NHL, MLB and the other professional sports. It’s a circus until it comes to Tyron and now we want to go back to the old-school rubric. I got issues with that.”

You know what, Tyron? Be the dominant champ we expect you to be and win some fans. Until then, chill the heck out.

No one likes a complainer.

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What the Heck is Going on With Mirko CroCop?

Legendary fighter Mirko CroCop was supposed to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea, but when he got wind of the USADA sniffing around, he fessed up to using HGH and abruptly retired. He was subsequently suspended for two years, but whatever. Except now a Croatian newspaper is saying that the […]

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What the Heck is Going on With Mirko CroCop?

Legendary fighter Mirko CroCop was supposed to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea, but when he got wind of the USADA sniffing around, he fessed up to using HGH and abruptly retired. He was subsequently suspended for two years, but whatever. Except now a Croatian newspaper is saying that the […]

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What the Heck is Going on With Mirko CroCop?

Legendary fighter Mirko CroCop was supposed to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea, but when he got wind of the USADA sniffing around, he fessed up to using HGH and abruptly retired. He was subsequently suspended for two years, but whatever. Except now a Croatian newspaper is saying that the […]

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What the Heck is Going on With Mirko CroCop?

Legendary fighter Mirko CroCop was supposed to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea, but when he got wind of the USADA sniffing around, he fessed up to using HGH and abruptly retired. He was subsequently suspended for two years, but whatever. Except now a Croatian newspaper is saying that the […]

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Two Dudes Who Just Beat the Heck Out of Each Other

At last night’s UFC Fight Night 73, main eventers Glover Teixeira and Ovince St. Preux beat the heck out of each other, with the Brazilian eventually besting OSP on the ground and putting him to sleep with a choke. Then they hugged. And now they are buddies. As is often the case with MMA, two […]

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