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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Cowboy Doesn’t Get Killed, Instead Taps out Mike Perry

Every moment we get with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone where he’s not unconscious is a moment to cherish. And that’s just what we got in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 139.

Years ago, Cowboy would’ve been immune to the threats posed by an overpowered slugger. But the passage of time, and the eating of many knuckles had made Cerrone mortal – and few can test the limits of mortality like Mike Perry. So yeah, it was a little scary that old man Cerrone was going to face Perry in the UFC’s Denver event last night. Because Perry may not be a world-beater, but he’s really good at punching dudes unconscious. What would that mean for our beloved Cowboy?

Thankfully, the man with about 800 UFC fights on his record dodged Perry’s efforts to decapitate him, and after clinching and trading knees, the fight eventually went to the ground. And though Perry was on top, hunting for a chance to put his fist through Cowboy’s skull, instead came an armbar from the man on the bottom. Perry tried to escape, but was soon forced to tap.

I would say the good guy won, except Perry was totally a gentleman before, during and after the fight. I guess it’s hard to have bad blood against a dude as cool as Cowboy.

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Midnight Mania! Khabib Claims McGregor’s Grandfather Killed the Irish

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Conor McGregor attacked Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, his loyalty to his people, his affilations with corrupt oligarchs and mass murdering dictators. The Dagestani had to fire back, and today at open workouts he told the Irish fans in attendance that McGregor’s grandfather had been an enemy of Ireland. Transcript via BloodyElbow.com:

In three days, you’re gonna like me. You’re gonna like me in three days. I have question for Ireland. What about your language? What about Irish language? Where is your language right now? What’s wrong with your language?

“You guys change it? What about your language? Please someone can give me answer? You guys with England right now?

“This guy talks (about) them fighting against English but his grandfather, Christopher McGregor was with the English navy. And he killed your people. And now you guys support him. I’m gonna change this Saturday night.”

Someone will need to ask Conor about his grandfather Christopher’s story. I’m sure it will come up at the press conference- if McGregor shows up on time.


Insomnia

Recently unsealed documents reveal how the UFC executives view negotiations with their fighters and rival promotions. Lorenzo Fertitta texted Dana White back after White congratulated him for what he pulled off in negotiations with Gilbert Melendez and ‘the other guy’, replying “We gotta keep taking these f*ckers oxygen til they tap out. We have sacrificed too much too let anyone get traction now.”

This will be fodder for the class-action anti-trust lawsuit.

This will be too:

Go support Ray Borg and buy his T-shirts!

Conor McGregor really likes the idea of a 165-lb. division

His baby was the star of the show

In this great article interviewing past McGregor and Nurmagomedov opponents, Eddie Alvarez talked about McGregor’s ‘hypnotic’ calm in the cage, and this clip really shows his ability to go from 0 to murder in a split second.

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What a quote from the Michaelangelo of UFC lightweights, Tony Ferguson

The statistics for this fight are surprising, especially Khabib’s striking scores.

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PUMPED!!!!!!

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Side note: okay, Dillon. Whatever you say.

Anthony Pettis vs. Tony Ferguson is an amazing co-main event.

Head kick!

Why did anyone feel the need to do this?

That guy went DOWN

Combat sports this weekend:


Podcasts and Video

One of these fights got cancelled, but who should you watch for this weekend at UFC 229?

Heavy Hands


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VIDEO: That Time Robbie Lawler Nearly Killed Josh Koscheck

TUF 1 veteran Josh Koscheck was already on his way out of the realm of competitive UFC fighters by the time he met Robbie Lawler in the cage back in 2013. But if you wanted to say that Lawler helped speed up the process, and make sure that Koscheck would forevermore be prone to knockouts, well, […]

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Source: CES MMA Alum Devin Carrier, 21, Killed in Single-Car Crash

CES MMA alum Devin Carrier was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday in Lakeville, Massachusetts, according to a source close to the organization.
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Source: CES MMA Alum Devin Carrier, 21, Killed in Single-Car Crash

CES MMA alum Devin Carrier was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday in Lakeville, Massachusetts, according to a source close to the organization.
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Source: CES MMA Alum Devin Carrier, 21, Killed in Single-Car Crash

CES MMA alum Devin Carrier was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday in Lakeville, Massachusetts, according to a source close to the organization.
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UFC 201 Primer: The Night Rose Namajunas Killed Our Girl Paige

This Saturday, UFC 201’s co-main event will feature top strawweight contender Rose Namajunas taking on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a bout that could lead to someone getting a title shot. We’ve seen what Namajunas can do. She’s scored lightning-fast submissions, and she’s beaten girls to a bloody pulp. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that […]

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