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Several MMA managers have a… less than savory reputation. Like fight promoters, they often have incentive to misrepresent the facts. So, take the following with a grain of salt, but Ali Abdelaziz- one of the highest profile MMA managers to retain a shady reputation- tweeted that his client, Henry Cejudo, will be rematching Demetrious Johnson this summer.
Demetrius johnson vs @HenryCejudo coming to you in the summer. Who’s excited?
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 21, 2018
This runs counter to claims by TJ Dillashaw that talks to implement the superfight between himself and Demetrious Johnson are in the early stages. Henry Cejudo last faced Demetrious Johnson in 2016, and lost by first round KO.
The malcontents and disaffected are joining Project Spearhead, the latest effort for and by fighters to gain employee status and unionize. I encourage all fighters to join; collective bargaining is likely the only way they will ever see a bigger slice of the UFC’s pie than the 17% or so they currently receive.
I’m told UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta, who meets Paul Felder at #UFC223 in April, has joined Project Spearhead as interim secretary/treasurer.
Great addition to the new unionization effort launched by Leslie Smith.
— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) February 21, 2018
Combat sports this weekend
Live Combat Sport Schedule: 2/21 – 2/25
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 20, 2018
Machida vs. Belfort was announced, which has been dubbed the Old Man and the Pee. It’s fitting, because that movie was very slow-paced and this fight will be too.
Alan Jouban may be a model but his expressions after he wins are wild.
— Lord Honky Humungus (@Mr_Honky) February 20, 2018
Angela Hill working her head movement
I’m with Joe Rogan here: WTF, Russia? Curling??
Daniel Cormier was paid a visit by freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs
Wow, how did they know exactly how CM Punk vs. Floyd Mayweather would go?
A suitably polite callout of Sage Northcutt from fellow uber-athlete Marc Diakiese
.Hello Mr @sagenorthcutt, super exciting win at the weekend. I’d be super excited to share the Octagon with you, on international fight week?!
Super warm regards, Mr. Diakiese.
— Bonecrusher (@Marc_Diakiese) February 20, 2018
Weird video time
This is what Georges St. Pierre spends his time thinking about? Makes sense.
Dennis Bermudez and his new friend
Another respectful callout, this one from from Derek Brunson
You’re no easy fight. Obviously you’re ranked ahead of me… it only makes sense for a #6 being you and #7 being me to fight. Upside for both of us. The top half of the division is older than us both stop crying. You aren’t going anywhere, neither am I. pic.twitter.com/3mTRfZqKns
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 20, 2018
I mean… Whoever made this did their best. Israel Adesanya liked it.
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) February 20, 2018
I agree with Joe Lauzon. Who is out here eating cereal with no milk??
Teruto Ishihara is unhappy with his streak of decisions.
Dana White enjoys random violence from cats, and so do I.
I’m calling it now: Won’t be a thing. Sorry, Carla Esparza
Good for the justice system and Bec Rawlings.
My ex finally found guilty of domestic violence. To all the people that called me a liar, helped him slander my name & try to get my cut from the UFC & continue to emotionally abuse me & my family i hope you feel like a piece of shit.. cause you are https://t.co/n4EkSP79Cp
— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) February 19, 2018
Rousey training WWE stuff.
Ronda Rousey & Co Training WWE Style Pro Wrestlinghttps://t.co/pZQuT138Yf
— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 20, 2018
Tonya Evinger faces surgery this Friday
So my surgery got moved up, it will be this Friday ..
— tonya evinger (@tonyaevinger) February 20, 2018
Mike Perry is the quintessential Florida Man
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 19, 2018
Elias Theodorou doesn’t have the market cornered on ring men. Not by half. Chas Skelly is coming for him.
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) February 19, 2018
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Remember when chris leben would eat like 4 normally fight ending punches then nap some poor guy pic.twitter.com/LmESHE18fG
— Rich (@high_light) December 20, 2016
James “The Beast” Wilson lives up to his non de guerre…wow – MMA content updated daily! – Regrann from @jamesthebeastwilson – Happy Monday!! Don’t hold back today. Go after what’s yours. And as for anyone that’s in your way, well…. run through em. To god be the glory. Trust the process #beastmode BEASTMODE OR NO MODE!!!!
You have to love moments like these if you love combat sports
Good bodywork is aesthetically pleasing to watch
But his body punching is truly marvelous. That step off to the side would give you a heart attack. pic.twitter.com/U0QpkOYeqs
— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) October 24, 2017
17-1 Khusein Khaliev fighting in Chechnya on Saturday. Rumored to be part of PFL’s LW division later in 2018. He’s been UFC-ready for years. pic.twitter.com/hsmQHsv31K
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 21, 2018
Hit his hips
— Lee Wylie (@leewylieboxing) February 20, 2018
I like this picture