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Amanda Nunes doesn’t like being fluffy, evidently, as the UFC double champion is having trouble fitting into her wardrobe… but did she just kill the women’s featherweight division over it?

UFC women’s featherweight was always a strange division. Rankings for it never really existed; it was created to showcase one woman: Cris Cyborg, the queen of 145. Amanda Nunes ended Cyborg’s 13-year reign in less than a minute. Afterwards, perhaps out of sheer pettiness, she said she plans on making Cyborg wait two years for a rematch, saying she wants to drop back to bantamweight and defend her belt in that weight class. Dana White also shot down Cyborg’s call for an immediate rematch.

Cyborg, perhaps the only female fighter (possibly excepting Megan Anderson) on the roster who can’t make 135, has one fight on her contract… but only if the UFC offers her that fight before March. Once March comes and goes, she’s a free agent, with stated ambitions to try her hand at boxing. The UFC have shown they are willing to contemplate closing down whole weight classes, with the future of men’s flyweight currently unclear. With Nunes dragging her feet on any possible rematch, could this be the end of the UFC’s strangest division?

The good news here? Nunes’ girlfriend, fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff, says she still loves her.


Insomnia

Will this scientific-looking approach to Dillashaw’s brutal weight cut work for him?

According to him, the weight cut is over- the rest is academic.

TJ Dillashaw is the most illustrious veteran of The Ultimate Fighter, ever.

Hindsight is 20/20

Darren Till was excited that Jorge Masvidal wanted to fight him

Leon Edwards wasn’t so pleased with the callout

Oleksandr Usyk could end up being the greatest heavyweight boxer of our time, and he’s not even a heavyweight.

Amateur and professional MMA events have declined year over year in the United States since 2013, when the UFC really began to establish its stranglehold on the sport. That might not be the cause at all, but its definitely an interesting trend.

On that note. the plaintiffs in the anti-trust lawsuit are claiming 99% of fighters were harmed because the UFC was able to pay them less than half of what they would have received in a competitive market. That seems about accurate judging by the effects of the Reebok deal alone.

When you do a book report on the Cliff Notes:

Florida Man headlines, but with Mike Perry’s face, remain the best.

Stipe Miocic is still angling for his rematch with Daniel Cormier

Yeah, this fight poster is pretty amazing.

AJ Agazarm could be a force to watch in MMA

Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov got into it on social media about their scuffle

Johnny Walker is having Too Much Fun

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance”

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How being able to spar today made me feel.

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Tony Ferguson can dance

Why would Dillon Danis pick a fight with Jakie Shields, when Shields beat him in grappling?

Speaking of MMA fighters that are better grapplers than Danis, here’s Garry Tonon:

Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez are the most likely friends you could imagine in MMA

Mike Perry sparring

Cain Velasquez keeps trying to convince us that he’s really coming back. I’m not buying it yet.

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No days off. Can’t wait! #UFCPhoenix @somosdpana

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Jacked Cejudo

Dustin Poirier made it weird

Brian Ortega in a bowtie

Cory Sandhagen found himself a new opponent, UFC newcomer Mario Bautista

Tito Ortiz is a treasure

This is funny by Leslie Smith

Anthony Pettis is still angling for this funhouse scrap with Stephen Thompson

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Derrick Lewis hasn’t gotten his free Popeyes for life ticket yet, even though its ten minutes from his house.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Yair’s elbow was better but I posted so many knockouts I forgot about this gem:

An old classic from MMA pioneer Yves Edwards

Another oldie:

Closing the door with a headkick worked out really well for Arman here

Back and forth

This guy throws down

Just want to let everyone know, Sumo is back.

Old-school heavyweight


Random Land

Geometry

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London’s calling

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Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

The post Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

The post Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Just Called Out … Tenshin Nasukawa?

McGregor took to social media on Sunday night to call for his own match against the Japanese kickboxer that just got destroyed by Floyd Mayweather.

Conor McGregor continues to sit on the sidelines of mixed martial arts as his part in the UFC 229 brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov is adjudicated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. In the meantime, he’s been busy pumping up his Proper Twelve whiskey company and expanding his family. Earlier this week he announced the arrival of his new daughter, Croia. UFC president Dana White doesn’t expect him back in the cage until this summer at the earliest.

So what’s a double champ to do with all this free time? Go on social media, of course, and make some outrageous claims. After spending Saturday tweeting about the Dallas Cowboys, McGregor is now making a strange fight request:

”I wish to go to Tokyo to face Tenshin Nasukawa in a Mixed Martial Arts exhibition bout,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Before this summer. Please arrange this, this instant. Yours sincerely, the champ champ.”

For those not in the know, Tenshin was the Japanese kickboxing champ that was utterly embarrassed by Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition boxing match at RIZIN’s New Years Eve event. Set for three three minute rounds, Mayweather dropped his much smaller opponent multiple times, forcing Tenshin’s corner to throw in the towel.

So what’s all this about? Is McGregor serious? Well, considering he threw this tweet up at approximately 2AM local Irish time, we think he’s probably just in the midst of enjoying his new baby and probably his personal stock of Proper Twelve as well. But hey, if he can get anywhere near the $ 9 million Mayweather was allegedly paid, we’d say go for it, champ champ.

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Tito Ortiz Plans to Make Liddell Trilogy His Last MMA Bout: ‘I Just Want to Keep My Health’

When UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell announced his intention to return to mixed martial arts some eight years after three consecutive knockout losses ended his Octagon run, there were plenty of concerns regarding the “Iceman’s” health.
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Tito Ortiz Plans to Make Liddell Trilogy His Last MMA Bout: ‘I Just Want to Keep My Health’

When UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell announced his intention to return to mixed martial arts some eight years after three consecutive knockout losses ended his Octagon run, there were plenty of concerns regarding the “Iceman’s” health.
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‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Hints at Potential Conor McGregor Fight: ‘Just Waiting on Him’

A few years back, there was some serious heat for a possible bout between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor. Now, Cerrone is hinting that the matchup could come to fruition.
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‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Hints at Potential Conor McGregor Fight: ‘Just Waiting on Him’

A few years back, there was some serious heat for a possible bout between Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor. Now, Cerrone is hinting that the matchup could come to fruition.
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Did Joanna Jedrzejczyk Just Get Screwed by the UFC?

It’s tough being a former champ, and that’s probably especially true if you’re Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The former queen of the strawweight division put the new weight class on the map, and beat nearly everyone put before her. She also got to be the center of the UFC universe – or at least a part of it – and entire cards were erected around her fights.

Now, she’s offered match-ups, and after she agrees to them, they get snatched away and given to others.

In case you didn’t know, the UFC was struggling to find a title fight for UFC 230, and nothing was coming together for the Madison Square Garden show. Jedrzejczyk, meanwhile, was supposedly going to take on Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231. Then came the ol’ switcheroo, and now Shevchenko will scrap against Sijara Eubanks for that belt. Where does that leave the former strawweight champ?

In the cold, apparently.

And she’s a little peeved about it. As per an Instagram post:

 

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