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Rick Glenn Replaces Injured Gilbert Melendez, Meets Arnold Allen at ‘TUF 28’ Finale

Former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger Gilbert Melendez will have to wait to make his Octagon return.
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Adam Wieczorek Replaces Ruslan Magomedov, Meets Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 230

Adam Wieczorek will replace Ruslan Magomedov and face Marcos Rogerio de Lima in a heavyweight bout at UFC 230.
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Adam Wieczorek Replaces Ruslan Magomedov, Meets Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 230

Adam Wieczorek will replace Ruslan Magomedov and face Marcos Rogerio de Lima in a heavyweight bout at UFC 230.
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Gray Maynard Returns to Lightweight, Meets Nik Lentz at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

Gray Maynard will return to the division where he challenged for championship gold when he meets Nik Lentz in a lightweight affair at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.
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Colby Covington Meets With President Trump, Gives Him Worthless Interim Belt

Moderately good fighter but dismal trash-talker Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight belt, and since he wants to take some time off to catch his breath, the UFC is rendering that belt null and void when real champ Tyron Woodley fights Darren Till. Which is whatever – if you hold stock in an interim belt these days, you’re a fool.

But Covington has managed to make the most of his worthless piece of gold-painted tin and simulated leather: He cashed it on for a photo op with President Donald Trump.

I guess this makes President Trump the interim welterweight champ now?

Midnight Mania! McGregor’s Tiger Tattoo Meets Real Tiger in Russia

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Conor McGregor has a couple animals he clearly admires. One of them is obviously the gorilla; the other is the tiger, which he has tattooed on his belly. In Russia on Vladimir Putin’s invitation to watch the World Cup final, he got to visit and feed a tiger firsthand.

Just as when Georges St. Pierre was charged by a wild gorilla, and had to adopt a subservient posture to escape, there was none of the swagger and braggadocio McGregor is often known for; ‘The Notorious’ was respectful and calm around the carnivore, feeding it a chunk of meat. He did, however, take the opportunity to get his belly tattoo in the frame with the real tiger. That’s a visual opp he couldn’t afford to miss.

McGregor’s likely Russian nemesis, current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, famously grew up in the Caucasus mountains wrestling bears as a child. He was at the World Cup finale as well, but unlike when McGregor threw a dolly at a bus containing Khabib in Brooklyn, didn’t feel the need to find McGregor and confront him. Via MMAFighting.com:

“I thought I’d meet McGregor at the Luzhniki Stadium,” Nurmagomedov said (transcription and translation per Express.co.uk). “But even if we meet now, we still will not be able to find out who is stronger. If there was a cage in the middle of the arena, it would be more interesting. And now something to find out on the street and so on. We are not at that age and not in that position.

“It would be ideal if there were no one around. Or vice versa — to the full stadium, in the middle of the cage, and in it — we. In general, I see no reason to approach him now. We are hospitable people. Let the football look, enjoy Russia.”

Hopefully McGregor and Nurmagomedov will meet in the Octagon sooner rather than later. However, that won’t settle the important question: Who wins, a tiger or a bear?

And no, this sloth bear vs. Bengal tiger doesn’t officially count, but it is a pretty awesome fight.


Insomnia

Speaking of the World Cup finale, this was absolutely masterful trolling from Daniel Cormier, who has never given any indication he follows soccer at all.

Classic, classic picture of Daniel Cormier in college.

Back on Conor McGregor, here he is doing what he does: attack buses

Nothing about visiting Russia looks fun (aside from the tiger), if I’m honest, even though McGregor purports to be enjoying himself in the gloom here.

Be careful in Russia, Conor.

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Accurate

In RUSSIA

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Excellent scarf position by the lion. Big cats require respect.

This is a pretty cool poster. I spent several minutes trying to identify some of these fighters.

I’m a huge fan of Stipe Miocic, but I’ve never understood the logic behind immediate rematches for champions. It has never made any kind of sense to me. Miocic is right to ask for one, but if you lose in decisive fashion, getting back in the ring immediately with the same person is almost never compelling to me as a fan.

I love seeing what fighters drill turn up in the fight

You can see the scenarios where he would plausibly use these techniques playing out in Tony Ferguson’s head in real time. He truly is El Cucuy.

Cris Cyborg and Gabi Garcia are the perfect people to teach girls self-defense.

Look at this melodramatic wrestler, just doing the most out there on the mat.

Israel Adesanya reveals that Alex Volkanovski suffered an injury- it seems to his knee- before his gutsy and impressive win over Darren Elkins.

This is a great meme from Yves Edwards

Miss me with that

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Anthony Pettis called out Al Iaquinta and Nate Diaz over the weekend

Best self-defense lesson ever

Dennis Bermudez was pretty blown away by the judges’ decision to award the bout to Rick Glenn.

The judges were a running joke on the night

Pretty accurate depiction of Sage Northcutt

Al Iaquinta with the genius matchmaking call

Niko Price made history with his unprecedented hammerfist knockout from the bottom this weekend

This was funny- Blagoy Ivanov just decided to rest for a second against the cage

You spin me right ‘round…

Not sure what Mendes was doing here but definitely going to swear by it now.

Weird things happened in Shamrock FC too

This appears to have been a real event that happened

Pure unbridled skill

It happens more often than it should


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This was, with the possible exception of Niko Price’s hammerfist, the most arresting knockout of the weekend

Can’t wait to see Manny Pacquiao parlay this win into a deathmatch against Vasyl Lomachenko

This hurts me just to watch

It sucks to see Kevin Ross lose; in a very oblique way, he had a significant impact on my life by recommending a book that ended up influencing my choice of major in college.

Innovation at it’s finest by Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Look at the bodywork in this body of work

Chokes

Great rhythm disruption in this Sumo match

There is a ton of tactical expertise that goes into Sumo

Great reversal here

Normally you can tell who is going to win a few moments before they do. Not this match.


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Michael Bisping tells why he is reluctant to press charges against a foolish kid who stole stuff from his house in California. It almost will convince you he is a good guy


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Volkan Oezdemir Pulled from UFC Hamburg Headliner, Meets Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227

At long last, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has found an opponent for Alexander Gustafsson.
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Keri Melendez Set for Second MMA Bout, Meets Tiani Valle at Bellator 201

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC and Strikeforce veteran Gilbert Melendez, will make her second professional MMA appearance later this month.
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Keri Melendez Set for Second MMA Bout, Meets Tiani Valle at Bellator 201

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC and Strikeforce veteran Gilbert Melendez, will make her second professional MMA appearance later this month.
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Keri Melendez Set for Second MMA Bout, Meets Tiani Valle at Bellator 201

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC and Strikeforce veteran Gilbert Melendez, will make her second professional MMA appearance later this month.
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