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Midnight Mania! Olympic Gold Medalist Offers to Train McGregor for Nurmagomedov

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If Conor McGregor ever does get as serious as he says he is about returning to the Octagon- or, more accurately, if the UFC ever gives him what he’s asking for in negotiations- then he has a wrestling coach qualified to teach him how to stop Khabib Nurmagomedov’s takedowns. (Assuming, of course, that Khabib ends up with the belt after UFC 223 in Brooklyn, instead of Tony Ferguson).

Kyle Snyder is not only the youngest Olympic gold medalist in American wrestling history, but also won the World Championship, the NCAA, and the Olympics in a single year, an incredible feat. Snyder may have an ulterior motive in offering to train McGregor- he has expressed a desire to compete in MMA at some point, and exposure to the game from the world’s most Notorious mixed martial artist could only be a boon to those plans. Snyder competes at 97 kilograms, or 213 pounds, which would make him a heavyweight or light heavyweight. Maybe by the time Jon Jones returns from suspension, he will face an Olympic gold medalist. Or, perhaps Brock Lesnar will return to face a wrestler qualified to stop him. Just… please… don’t be the next Dillon Danis on social media.


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Speaking of Khabib, here he shares what Daniel Cormier’s pre-fight hype routine looks like

Let’s go @dc_mma DC what is it? This happen before his last fight in Boston #ufc220

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Why does Conor think this looks cool?

This made me laugh. A+ MMA meme work

Jacare vs. Gastelum? I’ll take it. Gastelum is the real threat to Robert Whittaker at middleweight.

No, Tito Ortiz. Stay retired. We already saw the Chuck Liddell fight twice.

Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee does sound fun, just like pretty much any top lightweight fight.

John Dodson sparring Michelle Waterson

I thought the fighters did have medical insurance?

Why boxing pay is so different from MMA pay, and the single biggest reason McGregor hasn’t returned to the Octagon yet:

Stipe Miocic is just a natural

Andre Fili’s new ink is bleeding

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This spinning wheel kick is gorgeous

Speaking of spinning shit, Raymond Daniels scored what remains one of the most spectacular knockouts I’ve ever seen.

I did not expect this outcome

Melvin Manhoef was a monster back in the day

Great body punches

Bulldog chokes are awesome

So are inverted triangles

Slick boxing

That’s some tenacious grappling


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Funny joke…

Now I want to try this someday

Iron meditation or Extended time isometrics. Seated overhead press. 230lbs pressed hard against the top bars for 30 seconds. Very big pump and muscle fatigue. Most people do isometrics with nearly no or no weight for a long time or very heavy weight for very short holds but I honestly have found it to be most productive with a moderately heavyweight held for a much longer time until failure and building up the time over a few sessions to a full minute hold. You should do all three as well as isometrics in completely non-traditional nonlinear movements. It’s not as exciting as lighting something on fire but it’s killer training. Pressing hard into that second bar is what really makes it. Call that a functional or isontonic isometric. I’ve actually done two full courses on isometrics because they’re that powerful and that little is known about them in the training world. Also one of the primary effects and physical training is to learn about your own mind and if you want to learn about how you react to things try holding an isometric for extended period of time. It has a unique way of unifying mind and body and if you hold it long enough even spirit because you can concentrate on a whole different level. If you’ve ever done Chi Gong they can be like a strength meditation. Join #NoahsArmy today! Become a #blooddonor and #organdonor !! #isometric #presses #bigshoulders #strongman #oldtimestrongman #pump #beyondphysical #chigong

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Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.
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Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.
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Dana White Affirms Ferguson-Nurmagomedov for 155 Title; Won’t Say If McGregor Will Be Stripped

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White may suggest that the promotion is moving on from Conor McGregor as its lightweight champion, but you’ll never hear him say the word “stripped.”
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Dana White Affirms Ferguson-Nurmagomedov for 155 Title; Won’t Say If McGregor Will Be Stripped

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White may suggest that the promotion is moving on from Conor McGregor as its lightweight champion, but you’ll never hear him say the word “stripped.”
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Midnight Mania! White Takes Credit for McGregor: ‘I Turned Him Into a Star’

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The ongoing UFC anti-trust lawsuit continues to reveal interesting tidbits, including that Dana White very much takes credit for Conor McGregor’s rise. He stated the following in a deposition.

“Four years ago, Conor McGregor was available to everybody. Bellator, ONE FC, UFC, everybody out there. Do you know who went out- he was- he was 7 and 2, Okay? Guy’s record was 7 and 2. There’s a zillion of them, right? I went out and got Conor McGregor. I saw him, I liked his personality, and I turned him into a star, one of the biggest stars on earth right…”

This is factually incorrect as well as misleading; McGregor was already a two-weight champion in Cage Warriors with considerable hype, and his record was 12-2 when the UFC signed him.

Other details include how the UFC used anti-competitive practices to prevent free agency of fighters. Jon Fitch can certainly attest to this (as he does below).

Zuffa also retaliated against fighters if they turned down a fight offer from Joe Silva.

Fight Pass subscribers have reportedly gone from 140,000 subscribers to nearly 400,000.


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TJ Dillashaw landing a couple late punches on K1 Kickboxing champion Takeru

Dominick Cruz’ dog is adorable

Al Iaquinta (officially) joined Project Spearhead to serve as it’s interim secretary/treasurer

Claudia Gadelha is training with… Joe Benavidez?

Surround yourself with greatness. Cerque-se de grandeza. #teamcg #ufc225

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Dexterity

Donald Cerrone and his inimitable grandma.

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This was one of the coolest moments of the fight night last weekend

I see you, Angela Hill. Black History month, amiright?

I also see you, Mackenzie Dern.

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Bob Knuckles has a message for all the haters

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier

l You juss little

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Nate Diaz’s incredible cardio doesn’t just happen.

S-works mtb

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I would hate this.

Eddie Alvarez taking his daughter to Disney is still adorable.

Cody is right. This is very funny.

Don’t mess with Elvis

I believe this is 545 pounds… Jon Jones used to pull 575 off the blocks like this (I went back on his Instagram to check), but with sumo deadlifts. Presumably traditional is more difficult for someone of his height and long arms.

Old wise man once said don’t count the days make the days count.

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Chad Mendes has words for the anti-hunting folks on his timeline. He’s right in that, if you eat meat, you can’t have a moral issue with people hunting for their own meat.

With my continued growth of new followers, especially those who follow me because of mma, I feel it’s necessary to educate u on why I hunt. I know this is a never ending cycle but As a hunter, I feel we have to educate those who don’t understand or have no idea why we do it. The disconnect between human and food is so strong nowadays that some people have completely forgotten where it comes from. I’ve been called a murder or killer on social media hundreds/thousands of times. What blows my mind is that most of those people have pics of steak dinners or roasted chicken or fish all over their pages. Others claim to be vegan and say it’s not necessary but they have 4 cats and 2 dogs. The food they are buying at the store and feeding them comes from dead animals. Animals that were raised in a cage or pen then slaughtered. No matter if u eat meat or live a Vegan lifestyle, death must happen. The leather in your cars or on ur shoes, the skin products, the wheat harvest where thousands of reptiles and rodents were killed by the machinery, it all requires something to die. I’m not here to judge what lifestyle u choose. I completely respect both lifestyle choices. I just ask that I get the same respect back for my choice of being a meat eater. I’ve said this before and ill say it again, I don’t enjoy killing. I don’t crave death. Watching an animal die is just as difficult for me to watch now as it was when I was a young boy. Being in the wilderness, away from the fast paced life I live, and knowing that I can go out into the wild on my own and fill my freezer with lean, organic, hormone free meat is why I hunt. This is one of my freezers at home. It’s amazing being able to live off of so much wild game variety. Elk, deer, wild pig, ducks and geese, wild turkey and fish! I’d say 85% of @ab_raines and my diet consists of wild game we have both harvested. This is why we hunt. Just a heads up guys, rude or ignorant comments will get ya blocked. I’d rather have 5 followers that understand or willing to try to understand then a million idiots. Thx for letting me speak my mind. #hunting #fishing #providing #howilivemylife #dontbeahater #educateurself #itsnotwhatuthink

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Lethwei is brutal

This step-around KO is just gorgeous

Chris Weidman’s first MMA fight

Nice

That’s quite the incredible trip/throw


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Jeremy Stephens’ counter punching


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That’s a big boy

Adorable small horses

@suetoshi_farm

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I thought this was a painting for a second

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The Never-Ending Dance Between Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz

We’ve been here before.

Last year, before the ground-breaking pay-per-view boxing match between superstar pugilist Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor materialized, it was all talk.

Insults and barbs, mostly, traded via social media. And at that stage, it seemed as if the talk would forever remain talk, because why the heck would a UFC champ ever want to step into a boxing ring – against the best – knowing full well they’d get slaughtered?

(Ah, how young and innocent we were then.)

But the bout happened, and Mayweather is a richer man for it, and McGregor has more money than he knows what to do with, and everyone that had a hand in putting the match-up together saw some love go directly into their bank accounts.

So now Mayweather and McGregor are back at it on social media. They’ve fought in a boxing ring, so why not in a cage, under MMA rules, next? Mayweather has no hesitation in teasing that idea. For the right price, Mayweather will get into the cage. If he can make a few hundred million getting humiliated in a sport he’s never trained in, why not do it?

And of course McGregor is on board. Another hundred million will ensure he never again has to sully himself with the company of lowly UFC fighters. Heck, he can just pal around with a mountain of cocaine and have an army of midgets do his bidding.

A real elbow in a real fight.

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But you know who else wants a seat at the table?

The last person to ever defeat McGregor in the cage: Nate Diaz. Because if another bout between Mayweather and McGregor doesn’t happen for whatever reason, a trilogy fight with Diaz is the next best thing in terms of raking in the dough.

Bookies lay odds on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor UFC fight … and it’s not pretty

Bookies will lay odds on anything (proof), so we shouldn’t take this latest betting line between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor as an indication that a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in on the horizon.

Not that it’s stopped Mayweather from fanning the flames.

According to our fiscal friends at Bovada, “Money” is anything but inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, limping in at +550 (11/2) against the reigning UFC lightweight champion at -900 (1/9).

Those numbers are nearly identical to their first go-round (in favor of Floyd).

Mayweather stopped McGregor in their much-ballyhooed boxing match last August, a performance that brought in big bucks for the “Notorious” MMA fighter. Now the trash-talking Irishman wants “Money” to return the favor and meet him inside the cage.

This is what it would cost.

Fortunately for the “sweet science,” Mayweather is retired and not holding up any of the weight classes he once ruled with an iron leather fist. The same can’t be said for McGregor, who has the lightweight division chasing its own tail.

Which hopefully gets caught here.

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Conor McGregor Throws Some Shade at Max Holloway

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Conor McGregor comes back to the Octagon and fights anyone that won’t make him millions of dollars.

So it’s a bit puzzling that, after featherweight king Max Holloway bowed out of his fight against Frankie Edgar due to injury, McGregor took to social media to throw some shade at the Hawaiian slugger.

I mean, it’s not like McGregor didn’t beat him or something. And there is no way in hell McGregor – the lightweight champ – is cutting down to featherweight again.

Well, regardless of McGregor’s motivation, here’s the Irishman’s latest jab.

When there is no referee to save you.

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Conor McGregor bust: Please buy $4600 worth of ‘Notorious’ bronze so we can all laugh at you

Makes a great gift!


http://noodies.co.uk/bronzemcgregor

Conor McGregor was a bust.

No, really, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder was already carved up by French sculptor Jean Baptiste Seckler back in 2016 (see it here), shortly before “Notorious” got smoked by Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

A lot has changed since then and now.

McGregor avenged his Diaz loss at UFC 202, then captured the 155-pound crown from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. The following summer, he tried — unsuccessfully — to hand Floyd Mayweather his first professional defeat in boxing.

And got even richer in the process.

Now, the gang at Noodies is one-upping Seckler with this bronze bust of the “Notorious” one, limited to just 150 copies at roughly $ 4600 apiece, according to MMA Junkie, unless you want to order the plaster version for about $ 325.


http://noodies.co.uk/bronzemcgregor

You may actually have a better chance of seeing the bronze bust than the real thing, based on these comments.

Either way, the show division must go on.

See more photos of McGregor — who appears to be sculpted from the UFC 189 weigh ins and therefore looks like an Irish Abe Lincoln — by heading over to the Noodies website right here.

While you’re at it, please buy one so we can all laugh at you.

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