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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

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Midnight Mania! Joe Rogan: McGregor would be a “god damn folk hero” for head-kicking Mayweather

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As soon as this nonsense, ridiculous, sport-crossing spectacle that is McGregor-Mayweather was officially booked, we entered the territory we had been flirting with for a while, a place where anyone and everyone is just saying whatever.

Apparently, that includes UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who speculated what would happen if Conor McGregor became wildly irrational and just decided to kick Floyd in the head. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:

“[If McGregor kicked Mayweather], that would be f**ked up. There’s probably some stipulations in the contract that say, ‘you can’t get him in an armbar or choke him.’

“[But] could you imagine? He would be a god damn folk hero. If they got in close and Floyd was shucking and juking on the outside and he threw a jab to cover up a left high kick and that left high kick necks him? Just clang! And you see Floyd go limp – and he would go limp. He’s never been high kicked like that. Jesus, that would be crazy.”

Yeah, it would be crazy. Sure, this whole fight is insane. We are some alternate timeline where history has been bent by the power of McGregor to entertain us. There is a method to this madness, though, and the method involves making as much money as possible for all the parties involved. Heck, even Ice Cube is getting in on the money. And, as Dana specifically stated on conference call with the media, any departure from the strict Queensbury rules of the bout will result in a huge financial penalty to McGregor. There would be long-term consequences, too, if McGregor- or anyone else- ever wanted to enter the boxing ring again.

“Would it be worth it? It would but it would f**k everything up because no one would ever trust another fighter from MMA to ever fight a boxer in a boxing match again.

Now, it is tempting to speculate who would have the edge under a different ruleset. By far the most likely outcome from this bout is that McGregor will be absolutely embarrassed in the ring, and that knowledge is bound to give boxing fans a sense of superiority. Under any other ruleset, though, McGregor would be the decided favorite. Even without takedowns, the addition of kicks would change the abacus here. However, this ‘fight’ will not truly be a fight. It will be a boxing match, one that favors Mayweather in a way even the odds don’t fully reflect.

And no amount of reaction training will close that gap.


Insomnia

This cracked me up

Goldie made a Goldie joke

Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier are going back and forth over their no contest

The first one was pretty awesome- I hope they do run it back a second time

Just salty as can be.

The replies to this suggestion made my heart glad.



It just goes on like this…


If there is anyone BJ Penn can beat in the UFC, it’s Dennis Siver.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Did Sylvester Stallone steal this plot point from Chuck Wepner too?

I want to appreciate this combination but I’m more concerned with what Prince Smalls has going on here… what’s with that hair? Those shorts?

I love spinning elbows so this was worth a re-post.


Podcasts and Video

Heavy Hands

The Promotional Malpractice Live Chat

The UFC on Fox people preview McGrayweather


Good Reads

  • Nate Diaz’ old manager is hitting him with a million-dollar lawsuit after Diaz reportedly used him for negotiations and then fired him before the McGregor bout
  • Kevin Lee is talking himself up. He bashes Chiesa, then calls out Khabib. Maybe beat Chiesa first, man, but I like the ambition.
  • Typically humble Fedor. He never considered himself the greatest of all time. (He’s without doubt the greatest heavyweight of all time)

Random Land

How we got the term debugging

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Hometown Hero Heralded Heartily

What do you get when you defeat the best in the world? Besides a handy UFC belt and a ton of accolades, if you’re Holly Holm you get a bonkers Albuquerque, N.M. celebration. Behold! The champ is home! #HolmComing @brandonmagnus_photo A photo posted by ufc (@ufc) on Dec 6, 2015 at 1:47pm PST Refresh my memory: […]

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Michael Bisping will reserve judgment on ‘hero’ Anderson Silva’s PED use until commission weighs in

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is getting ready to face Thales Leites in the main event of July’s UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, Scotland, but had a few moments to weigh in on the controversy surrounding former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s alleged performance-enhancing drug (PED) use.

After UFC 183 in January when Silva defeated Nick Diaz via unanimous decision, it was revealed ‘The Spider’ had failed both pre- and post-fight tests with resulting indicating he had used anabolic steroids. Bisping, who has faced a number of fighters later caught for using PEDs, explained his position on Silva and PED use, generally.

“Anderson was, for a long time, a hero of mine even though we were in the same weight class and I wanted to fight him for so long. You could not admire and respect what he did inside the Octagon.

“Of course, the things that he did still stand, but there has been a bit of a cloud lately. It was a shame to hear about the test results,” Bisping continued. “It’s just disappointing. Would I still like to fight the guy? Of course, I would. I’d love to get in there in the Octagon with him, but he has fallen a little bit recently. It’s not something that’s the burning issue that it once was.”

For the time being, Bisping has his hands full with Leites. He’s even suggested if he gets past the Brazilian, a bout with either Luke Rockhold or Ronaldo Souza should be next. But he’s also faced fighters like Cung Le, Vitor Belfort, Chris Leben, Chael Sonnen – fighters who eventually proved to be using PEDs in some capacity. That’s given ‘The Count’ perspective on the issue.

“I’ve fought many guys over the years that have used performance-enhancing drugs, so I obviously I have a very dim view of that,” Bisping explained. “I’ve always been a hard-working, honest-working guy. The only thing I take is protein shakes and that’s it. Blood, sweat and tears go into my preparation. I’ve had injuries in the past from guys using performance-enhancing drugs.

“In this sport, there’s no place for that. We’re not trying to put balls in hoops. It’s a fight, so you shouldn’t be going out there and doing those things. Anybody that does that, I immediately lose a lot of respect for.”

Bisping may have lost respect for many of his previous opponents or PED users, generally, but Silva is a special case. For Bisping, Silva’s achievements can’t be overlooked. Until the Nevada Athletic Commission formally hands out a punishment, he’s willing to hold off on judgement.

“The sentence hasn’t been delivered,” Bisping said of Silva’s situation. “We’re yet to see what happens, so I reserve my judgement until the athletic commission’s made their decision.”

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