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This weekend’s UFC on FOX 31 will be the last UFC event on FOX before the jump to ESPN, and the UFC has brought out a rare bottle of wine for this special occasion.
His name is Al Iaquinta.
Sure, when last we saw Iaquinta, he was getting pounded on by Khabib Nurmagomedov. But the fact of the matter is that Iaquinta was a last-minute replacement, he went the distance with Khabib, and HE’S AL IAQUINTA.
What’s the big deal about a dude that hardly ever fights in the Octagon anymore? Well, strip away the fact that he was a runner-up on a season of TUF, and that he was clobbering opponents pretty regularly and building up hella momentum before bailing on the sport, and you have a man who just doesn’t give a f**k. When he takes the mic after his fights, he’s the Iron Sheik v.2. And he’s tough as nails and salty as heck.
Seriously, Iaquinta used to fight in underground events in New York back when MMA was illegal there. He’s simply just a fighter. And it’s not like he’s fighting for money – he makes a living as a real estate mogul. He doesn’t need UFC paychecks like the rest of fools… Like UFC on FOX 31 opponent Kevin Lee.
Iaquinta has already beaten Lee before. I’m sure “Ragin’ Al” is sure he can beat Lee again. He’s probably doing this fight just because a main event victory means he can take the mic and riff about who’s on his sh*tlist.
Who cares why he’s fighting, though! Iaquinta is fighting, just enjoy that for what it is!
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Kevin Lee called Al Iaquinta a ‘drunken Jersey boy’, saying he views it his ‘personal duty’ to send Al back to the prelims. Iaquinta didn’t think that was a very nice thing to say.
He’s not very nice. That’s not cool. I don’t wish that upon him. I think if I — I would like to beat him, and beat him impressively, I get, you know, we both move our way up. I don’t really care either way. I think he’s just trying to hype a fight up.
Iaquinta and Lee faced each other before, in Lee’s UFC debut back in 2014, at UFC 169, a fight Iaquinta won by unanimous decision, knocking Lee down en route. Since then, Iaquinta is 5-2 and Lee is 10-2. Lee, suffering from a staph infection, tapped to Tony Ferguson’s triangle choke in an interim title fight at UFC 216; he bounced back with a five-round smashing of Edson Barboza. Iaquinta dropped a decision on one day’s notice to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.
John Lineker is another breed of man.
All I know is that I want and need to fight. Op can be big small, heavy, light. Who cares?Just put him in front of me and Ill hug and then punch him! And shake his hand afterwards! pic.twitter.com/3b7F9u2icU
— John Lineker (@johnlineker) December 13, 2018
Jon Jones visualizing that good feeling, winning. I wonder how he would react if he lost.
I had to look up Carlos Condit’s height- he’s 6’2”- because this picture makes him look bigger than Jon Jones, which is very strange.
This makes sense. Valentina Shevchenko’s coach was involved in an actual shoot-out with her present, in which he was shot but seems to have also killed a robber. Don’t mess with that set of people.
— Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) December 13, 2018
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin is another fantastic Bellator welterweight matchup
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) December 13, 2018
I said this quote was meme material the moment I saw it.
We got dunked on by Max Holloway for quoting Scott Coker in our headline and had to correct the record- Max is a happy man!
Can’t stop the typos
The Paul Felder vs. James Vick right, which was originally scheduled for UFC 233, is now moving to 2/17 in Phoenix, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 13, 2018
This is a first. The typo guy get typo’d
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 13, 2018
Hey look, someone filmed me attempting a side kick
Sage Northcutt’s caption is on brand
Cain Velasquez is coming back… or so they want us to believe.
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
This remains one of Edson Barboza’s most impressive knockouts
— UFC Brasil (@UFCBrasil) December 13, 2018
I’ve never seen someone TKOed by leg kicks on the ground before
Robin van Roosmalen TKO’s Risto Dimitrov with low kicks at FFC 28. Now 2-0 in MMA. pic.twitter.com/1JsLnHzp3Z
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) March 11, 2017
I watched all 6 camera angles and I’m still not quite sure what happened during this knockout. Was it an elbow or a punch?
Baseball bat chokes are dark arts
I don’t really watch hockey but anyone can appreciate this utterly nonsense save by the goalkeeper
People are amazing
The ultra-competitive Ultimate Fighting Championship 155-pound division will provide another exciting bout at UFC Milwaukee on Dec. 15 at the newly built Bradley Center when the fifth-ranked lightweight Kevin Lee squares off against the No. 9-ranked Al Iaquinta. The UFC released the poster of the event through its official Twitter.
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