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Ben Askren, King Of Twitter, Mows Down Danis, McGregor

Don’t ever play the logic game with “Funky.”

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, trained jiu-jitsu under Dillon Danis (again) ahead of his Khabib Nurmagomedov title fight at UFC 229 last October in Las Vegas.

Danis was so confident in McGregor’s abilities, he went on record to suggest “Notorious” could defeat “The Eagle” in a straight-up grappling match, roughly one month before McGregor was submitted by Nurmagomedov in round four of their headlining affair.

So do we blame the teacher or the student? Let’s ask Danis.

Then Ben Askren with the flash knockout (words you may never hear again):

That’s not to suggest Askren is loyal to little brother Nurmagomedov.

The “Funky” welterweight just likes to make trouble with every available fighter, regardless of weight class. When he’s not busy trolling “Marty from Nebraska,” the former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship titleholder is prepping for his Robbie Lawler fight at UFC 235.

Just don’t expect him to ever call out McGregor.

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It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

It Looks Like Conor McGregor vs. Cowboy Cerrone Might Happen… For a Belt!

If Instagram posts are to be believed, then it seems like the match-up between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone might actually happen. And for an interim belt!

Keep in mind that this news tidbit is coming from Cowboy’s social media account, and for all we know, he could be on a Jack Daniels bender and shouting at clouds right now.

But another interim belt in rotation… (Note: This whole interim lightweight belt thing is floating around because champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’ll be out until November – which isn’t out of the ordinary, because the dude does observe Ramadan.)

Midnight Mania! Cerrone Says He’s Fighting McGregor For Interim Lightweight Title

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According to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, he is fighting Conor McGregor for the interim lightweight title. Via his Instagram:

Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title vs @properwhiskey vs @budweiser

It seems likely, considering comments made by Dana White after the UFC 234 press conference, in which he said that both men have ‘earned’ this opportunity. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“Those two want to fight each other, they’ve both earned it,” White told MMAjunkie following the UFC 234 pre-fight press conference in Australia. “‘Cowboy’s’ fought anybody we’ve ever put against him. We throw this young killer Hernandez at him, ‘Cowboy’s’ the underdog and he goes in and does it the way he did it, then Conor’s fought everybody.

“If these two want to fight, I’m down.”

According to Dana’s comments, he also thinks Tony Ferguson is next for current lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, which makes the timeline interesting. If Cerrone fights McGregor this summer, the UFC will presumably want Khabib to fight Ferguson around the same time, but Khabib wants to wait until November. The man left out in the cold in that scenario, of course, is Dustin Poirier, who has been holding out hope for a title shot of his own.

Not everyone is going to end up happy in any scenario, particularly with the weight of McGregor’s drawing power warping the gravity around any hope of rational decisions involving the UFC lightweight title. Cerrone vs. McGregor is an easy sell, and that might be what ends up counting.


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Joe Rogan is evidently a really popular tattoo for some reason

Dominick Cruz too?? Who is getting these tattoos?

I really wish I hadn’t seen this, this looks like an alien is trying to climb out the back of Gastelum’s neck.

This is a less gross version of the meme

Max Holloway is hilarious

In related news, Jose Aldo’s coach also wants that Alex Volkanovski fight.

“Bobby Knuckles” is hated by Dana, which is a great reason to keep calling Robert Whittaker that.

Nate Quarry having too much fun


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Ouch!

I can almost feel her pain

Dance like a butterfly, hit like a hammer

People are calling for Anderson to turn this around on Israel Adesanya


Random Land

I love this account, which is all abandoned places.

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McGregor Suspended Six Months, Fined $50k

“Notorious” is eligible to return as early as April 6.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, prepared a settlement agreement for Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to answer for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl last October in Las Vegas.

During today’s (Tues., Jan. 29, 2019) hearing (watch the video here), McGregor was hit with a six-month retroactive disciplinary suspension and fined $ 50,000 for throwing hands after the bell, part of an arena-wide brawl that also included Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That said, it should be noted that commissioners are unhappy with McGregor’s behavior in recent years, because it appears to be escalating in intensity (pointing specifically to the bus attack in New York). Simply put, he’s walking on eggshells in “Sin City.”

I’m sure this watery incident didn’t help.

Speaking of Nurmagomedov, widely blamed for starting the chaos at UFC 229, he’ll be spending up to nine-months on the bench and coughing up $ 500,000 after today’s hearing (more on that ruling here).

With McGregor’s suspension expiring in just over two months, the promotion can already start lining up his next fight. Promotion president, Dana White, has this opponent in mind, though it may be up to the power-punching Irishman when it’s (finally) time to put pen to paper.

One of the benefits of “running the show.”

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Midnight Mania! Wanna Bet On NSAC Hearing With McGregor, Khabib, Jones?

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You can bet on Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing, which features not only Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, but Jon Jones to boot. Khabib and Conor are there to reckon for their actions after UFC 229, in which Khabib leapt into the crowd after Dillon Danis. McGregor slugged climbed the fence after him, punched one of Khabib’s team, slugged another, then was hit from behind by a third Russian in a wild brawl on the most purchased UFC Pay-Per-View of all time. Jon Jones will be seeing if the commission will clear him to fight Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC 235.

The commission can fine each fighter the full amount of their fight purse. Interestingly enough, the odds for Khabib’s and McGregor’s suspension lengths are the same, and the over-under for 6 months is dead even. The Bovada odds are courtesy of Forbes.com:

Over 6 Months -120

Under 6 Months – 120

Jones is heavily favored to get his license, after the UFC opted to move an entire event from Nevada to California due to his tests coming back positive for trace amounts of turinabol metabolite. The UFC and USADA claimed these were residual effects of his previous turinabol use 18 months prior, for which he had already been suspended. This is evidently an argument everyone in charge is prepared to buy, at least according to the odds.

Yes – 1400

No – +750

Parlaying a Jon Jones license with any two of the other outcomes will net you $ 260 for every $ 100 you bet- provided you get it right.


Insomnia

No, thank you

Huh

Nice

Conor McGregor posting highlights of himself

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Whoops

Best Uber driver ever

Why

Amazing shady tweet from Max Holloway

Anderson Silva with Sylvester Stallone

Robbie Lawler is in camp

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Fight Camp! @americanethanol @americanethanolmma

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Maybe I shouldn’t have found this funny


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Back when Fedor was the greatest heavyweight in the world… by the skin of his teeth.

The same-side punch following the kick can be incredibly useful

Refereeing like this makes me angry

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Judo no chill

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It’s rare to see one of these work

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Nice Tomoe

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Gi chokes show how different martial arts can look in different scenarios

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Bow & Arrow counter

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Sometimes you go for it and it doesn’t work out


Random Land

This is so weird

Not usually a Jordan Peterson fan but this was great

Bucket list

These guys are incredible athletes

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Video: McGregor Dropping Millions On Luxury Yacht

“When some trendy new atrocity has brought you to your knees, come with us, we’ll sail the seas of cheese.”

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, appears to be dropping several million dollars on a personalized yacht, according to the fancy-shmancy brochure he’s flaunting on Instagram.

After all, that tequila won’t drink itself.

And there’s no better way to complement his new Spanish villa — also worth a few million — than by cruising the surf in a brand-new 2019 Prestige 750. Should we assume that Jesus Dillon Danis will assume the role of Burl “Gopher” Smith?

McGregor is expected to learn his combat sports fate when Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) convenes on Tuesday. “Notorious” is being held accountable for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl last October.

“The Eagle” will also be on hand.

Promotion president, Dana White, has linked McGregor to several return fights (like this one) but as of this writing, nothing is official and probably won’t be discussed any further until NSAC hands down its judgment.

Though serving a suspension on a luxury yacht doesn’t sound that bad, to be honest.

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Midnight Mania! McGregor to Cerrone: Whiskey Offer ‘Sounds Like a Party’

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Donald Cerrone seems more and more likely to land the biggest fight in MMA, Conor McGregor. McGregor offered to fight Cerrone after ‘Cowboy’ beat the brakes off Alex Hernandez in a bonus-winning performance on the UFC’s debut on ESPN (see the highlights). Today, he posted an offer on Instagram to drink the Notorious Irishman’s whiskey, Proper 12, at the pre-fight presser, the kind of offer Khabib Nurmagomedov famously turned down due to the tenets of his Islamic faith.

Don’t worry @thenotoriousmma I’ll drink @properwhiskey at the Press Conference with ya!! Hell I’ll bring the @budweiser

McGregor responded “Sounds like a party!” in the comments. It would be highly unusual to see a Conor McGregor respecting and having fun with his opponent before a fight. He should beware, though. Friendly, relaxed Donald Cerrone is the most dangerous Donald Cerrone.


McGregor seems to be back in the gym training, as he also posted this today.

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‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, meanwhile, is doing what Cowboy does: riding a snowmobile in the great outdoors.

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Turbos and fresh tracks

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Donald Cerrone is in many ways the perfect opponent for McGregor. He’s been a model UFC fighter for years, taking on any and all opponents, no questions asked, on short notice, and beating most of them. He has well-documented weaknesses to the high-pressure style McGregor prefers, but also poses a legitimate threat on the mat. He has a name, at least among hardcore fans, and a persona that works well opposite a proven draw in McGregor.

Imagine the kind of promo video you can cut: Cerrone, riding his horse on his ranch, a light dusting of snow on the mountains; McGregor driving an Aston Martin in his suit, the city lights flashing off his sunglasses. That’s… about all you need, actually. Maybe throw in a showdown at a dusty saloon, like that old Anderson Silva vs. Steven Seagal commercial. (The outtakes were great too, by the way)


Insomnia

It turns out reports of Ronda Rousey’s departure were greatly exaggerated, but she is considering taking a break to start a family.

Sweet chin music outta nowhere

I’m sure these exercises are useful and easy on the joints but Georges St. Pierre still looks silly doing them.

When you and your partner are professional fighters but also love each other

Yeah… not so sure about that one

Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has an interesting take on motivation: she lacks it for herself, and piggybacks on others’ expectations of her to achieve greatness. Success looks different for different people.

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LONG POST IF YOU CARE TO READ I basically have been on a 5 week long vacation since my last fight and just started going back to the gym this week. Even though my body hates me right now, I’m relieved to be home and back on my routine. However, I definitely needed some motivation to bring myself in. What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have THE WORST internal motivation. By internal motivation I mean that if I don’t have to make weight for a fight or go to a team workout, I’ll sit my ass at home and eat cookies. I hate working out. Period. Sure I’ll feel better after a hard session, but I also feel better after cleaning my house. You wanna know the reason why I even started fighting in the first place? Cause Manolo told me to. That’s right. I’m only in this position as a world champion because my coaches kept telling me what to do and I listened because I wanted to please them. THEY were my motivation. And I found out that what I need, what I thrive on is EXTERNAL motivation. I cannot bring myself to get off of the couch for a run if I don’t have a reason to. That reason could be me getting booked for a fight, me promising a teammate that I would lift with them, or even me paying for an expensive ass month long yoga membership and trying to get my money’s worth. But I know that that reason won’t come from within me, and I’m ok with that. Everyone has their different motivations for getting up and doing shit, and mine is simply because I have to, not because I want to. I’m an “obliger” and I’m fine with being on vacation until someone tells me to get off of my ass. You don’t need to have a crazy internal drive to be active or to be world champion, you just need to find ways to trick yourself into doing it. So anyway, since I’m in the gym full-time again maybe that means I have some news for you. You may even want to watch the @bellatormma fights this Saturday . P.S. I chose this picture of me from three years ago in fight shape cause some would think that wanting to look good all the time is enough motivation to workout. Nah lol. My body goes through seasons and I accept each one. I also wanted more likes. #thirstythursday #tbt #fakeabs @tc1gel

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Anthony Smith doesn’t care.

Gregor Gillespie fishing in ice-cold water

Mighty Mouse sparring with the warrior who will one day kill him

Aaron Pico thinks a win would put him in title contention, but Bellator hasn’t told him anything about future plans.

What a knockout

Great counter kick:

I really enjoy Karate Combat’s aesthetic

These guys are tired

Sonned him:

Airborn

Good contest

Great armdrag!

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Is Conor McGregor In Trouble With the Law?

Is famed Irish whiskey-maker and part-time fighter Conor McGregor in trouble with the law?

Details are sketchy at best, and the Irish criminal justice system lacks a lot of the transparency the American criminal justice system has, but…

Honestly, this story has been rumored for a few weeks. However, with nothing concrete on it, it hasn’t been worth posting. Sadly, it seems puzzle pieces are coming together. From the Irish Mirror:

The Irish sports star who is alleged to have raped a woman at a Dublin hotel last month was arrested by gardai yesterday.

The man, who presented himself to Dundrum Garda Station, was released without charge overnight, according to sources.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

It comes after a woman alleged she was raped by the star at a hotel in south Dublin on Monday, December 10.

There are documents that name that “Irish sports star” as our boy Conor.

Yeesh.

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Is Conor McGregor In Trouble With the Law?

Is famed Irish whiskey-maker and part-time fighter Conor McGregor in trouble with the law?

Details are sketchy at best, and the Irish criminal justice system lacks a lot of the transparency the American criminal justice system has, but…

Honestly, this story has been rumored for a few weeks. However, with nothing concrete on it, it hasn’t been worth posting. Sadly, it seems puzzle pieces are coming together. From the Irish Mirror:

The Irish sports star who is alleged to have raped a woman at a Dublin hotel last month was arrested by gardai yesterday.

The man, who presented himself to Dundrum Garda Station, was released without charge overnight, according to sources.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

It comes after a woman alleged she was raped by the star at a hotel in south Dublin on Monday, December 10.

There are documents that name that “Irish sports star” as our boy Conor.

Yeesh.

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