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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Pantses Max Griffin At Weigh Ins

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

Then he tweeted,

some mf’s don’t deserve the entertainment I bring with their bullshit comments. I’m gonna fuck him up so bad you mf’s gonna beg me to come back # [middle finger emoji]

So that’s fun.


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A lot going on in this Instagram post from Werdum, directed at Wanderlei Silva.

Urijah Faber is for the children.

Heaters! The next generation is coming! Alpha Females #Alphafe’s

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I chuckled.

Image credit: @8entai

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This is a reminder that Sage Northcutt would be totally at home in 1950s America.

Claudia Gadelha is feeling good and posting.

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Nick Diaz knows how to pick ‘em. Fortunately, he also knows his boxing defense.

Meisha Tate is pregnant and showing

Wakanda Forever. In the Reebok era, it’s pretty hard to stand out, but Angela Hill does a pretty good job.

Almost time. #UFCOrlando #WakandaForever #BlackPanther

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I don’t know who this is but that’s not cool.

Rousey training her wrestling. Personally, I prefer her MMA

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori are added to the All-Violence card that also includes Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier.

This meme has been going around and I appreciated the MMA spin

UFC PPV numbers- years later


Good Reads


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Ass Kick TKO!

I haven’t used this adjective in a while, but this is sick.

Body knees

UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win

Savage

Dramatic referee

Dead.

Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast


Random Land

If you have not had a great day (or even if you have) these clips will probably make it a little bit better.

#BeHuman

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I Love these little guys… Vid by @qoomaiboo

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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


Podcasts and Video

Stephens vs. Emmett beer pairing! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

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The MMA Ratings Podcast with special guest, ESPN’s Phil Murphy


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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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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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Good Reads


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


Podcasts and Video

The top three can’t-miss fights on the Stephens-Emmett fight card this weekend! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

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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Midnight Mania! Cejudo’s Manager: Rematch with Mighty Mouse This Summer

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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.

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.


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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.

Combat sports this weekend

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.

Angela Hill working her head movement

I’m with Joe Rogan here: WTF, Russia? Curling??

What the fuck, Russia?

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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?

Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History @ufcfighteredits / @as_shopped_as_it_gets_ collab

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A suitably polite callout of Sage Northcutt from fellow uber-athlete Marc Diakiese

Weird video time

@mojahedfudailat

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This is what Georges St. Pierre spends his time thinking about? Makes sense.

Dennis Bermudez and his new friend

Made a new friend in Iraq . His name is Arthur .

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Another respectful callout, this one from from Derek Brunson

I mean… Whoever made this did their best. Israel Adesanya liked it.

I agree with Joe Lauzon. Who is out here eating cereal with no milk??

I want to punch him in the face.

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Teruto Ishihara is unhappy with his streak of decisions.

Dana White enjoys random violence from cats, and so do I.

I’m gonna knock that smirk right off your face!!! #fightweek

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I’m calling it now: Won’t be a thing. Sorry, Carla Esparza

“Under water fighting” I predict this will be the next big thing #whalesharks #faceoff

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Good for the justice system and Bec Rawlings.

Rousey training WWE stuff.

Tonya Evinger faces surgery this Friday

Mike Perry is the quintessential Florida Man

Elias Theodorou doesn’t have the market cornered on ring men. Not by half. Chas Skelly is coming for him.


Good Read


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Good times

Outta here

You have to love moments like these if you love combat sports

Good bodywork is aesthetically pleasing to watch

Wild man

Hit his hips


Random Land

I like this picture

Let’s keep going, there’s so much to see.

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Midnight Mania! Rousey to ‘officially’ sign WWE contract on Sunday

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It’s not really MMA news at this point, but former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be doing some ceremonial thing with the WWE this Sunday.

Mostly, the attention on social media has to do with how they got her face to look like this in the photo. That smile doesn’t quite seem… natural.

Also… Derrick Lewis’ crush is real.


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Nate Diaz is USADA approved

Usada approved with my guy @jnovitzky

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Wha… what are you doing here, Conor?

Cerrone had his stats ready after the fight. Soon, he will pass this up… along with a bunch of others

TJ Dillashaw likes this painting of him.

The hashtag alone is worth it. I’m down with OSP.

Derrick Lewis was pretty happy with his wife’s reaction to his sweet knockout.

My wife @highlights480

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Yeah this is an awesome KO too


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst


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Why do we choose to have singers attempt our national anthem so we can laugh out loud at them? On second thought, it’s better this way. Life is better when laughing.

This isn’t creepy at all.

I laughed out loud. Come get your woman, Hungary.

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Midnight Mania! Rousey to ‘officially’ sign WWE contract on Sunday

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s not really MMA news at this point, but former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be doing some ceremonial thing with the WWE this Sunday.

Mostly, the attention on social media has to do with how they got her face to look like this in the photo. That smile doesn’t quite seem… natural.

Also… Derrick Lewis’ crush is real.


Insomnia

Nate Diaz is USADA approved

Usada approved with my guy @jnovitzky

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Wha… what are you doing here, Conor?

Cerrone had his stats ready after the fight. Soon, he will pass this up… along with a bunch of others

TJ Dillashaw likes this painting of him.

The hashtag alone is worth it. I’m down with OSP.

Derrick Lewis was pretty happy with his wife’s reaction to his sweet knockout.

My wife @highlights480

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Yeah this is an awesome KO too


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Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

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Random Land

Why do we choose to have singers attempt our national anthem so we can laugh out loud at them? On second thought, it’s better this way. Life is better when laughing.

This isn’t creepy at all.

I laughed out loud. Come get your woman, Hungary.

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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones’ Manager Says Further Suspension Would be ‘an Outrage’

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Jon Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, has been making the media rounds for his longtime client Jon Jones, attempted to convince media of Jones’ innocence over his most recent failed steroid test, and spin the public narrative in his favor. He expresses nothing but confidence, even telling MMAJunkie.com that if Jones served any more time than he already has, he would consider it an outrage.

“In my mind, he’s innocent – I know it for a fact,” Kawa told MMAjunkie Radio. “So for me, there’s no way in the world these guys are going to punish him. I just don’t see how they do it. It would be an outrage to me if they suspended him longer.”

He repeated the confidence interval he gave Luke Thomas, 95%, in support of Jones’ return in 2018. Jones’ anti-doping attorney, Howard Jacobs, said no date had been set for arbitration, which would be the process Jones would need to enter should he dispute USADA’s findings.

Kawa said he’s “95 percent” sure Jones will fight in 2018 and predicted his return would be big business, generating between 750,000 and 800,000 pay-per-view buys.

He also gave a timeline for the two hearings Jon Jones needs to navigate, USADA and the California State Athletic Commission, or CSAC.

“I’m expecting that USADA is also wrapped up (by that time),” Kawa said. “If it’s not wrapped up, I’m not sure if we push the (CSAC) hearing to March, or we still have the hearing and wait on USADA. From what I’m understanding, what USADA would like to do and we would like to do, is we’d like to have it all wrapped up by the CSAC hearing.”

Kawa’s job is to push a positive story on Jones’ behalf, but he has had help. The UFC’s Jeff Novitsky went on Joe Rogan’s podcast and gave Jones the benefit of the doubt as well, saying his tests don’t seem to indicate use. Kawa was careful to stress this narrative.

“Looking at the information they have, from what they’ve gathered, from what they told me, it doesn’t make any sense,” Kawa said. “No one understands it. You passed this test, then you failed this test that you knew was coming, and then you passed one after that. And it was such a small amount that, it came from somewhere that we just don’t know where, and it was such a small amount that it’s obvious he wasn’t trying to cheat.

“So what USADA is looking at is, how do we move forward with this? To me, it’s very simple. He’s not guilty. You’re supposed to test guys to keep the sport clean. Did it give him an advantage? The answer is no. USADA will tell you this, and the UFC will tell you this.”


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If you don’t change your name to Batman after this, what are you doing?

Interesting conversation here about the WWE’s near-criminal contracts in light of efforts to unionize UFC fighters:

Khabib and his typical lightweight foe. (Tony Ferguson has elk blood though)

Photo by @chris_mclennan1 #destination_wild

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Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano looks like fun at featherweight

When asked about middleweight striking, Israel Adesanya just started laughing

Weird video time

Wanderlei Silva couldn’t resist coming after Luke Rockhold on social media.

Michelle Waterson hitting that side kick on the pads

Wink and Waterson time from the eyes of a drone! @karatehottiemma @mmacoachwink

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Alan Jouban is right.

This week in combat sports


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Some sweet wrestling slams

Lethwei is Muay Thai’s gloveless, head-butting cousin.

Albert Tumenov, still one of the world’s best welterweights.

Demetrious Johnson deserves all credit for this amazing armbar


Podcasts and Video

AJ and I recapped UFC 221 and previewed this weekend’s fight night card! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel!

The top three fights to watch this weekend! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

Donald Cerrone’s kickboxing game, explained by Andrew Richardson:

Heavy Hands

The MMA Ratings Podcast


Random Land

It took me three times watching this to understand what was moving and what was standing still

I’m not sure why Teddy Roosevelt is so hot. Obama too.

Amazing slow motion

That wasn’t what she expected

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Midnight Mania! DC Rips Gus After Rockhold Callout

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If you come for Daniel Cormier’s teammates, you better be ready for Cormier’s comeback.

I loved Gustafsson’s callout of Luke Rockhold, in which he did mention that he thought Cormier was holding up the light heavyweight title picture.

Cormier, though, wasn’t having it, reminding Gus that the lanky Swede last fought DC for the title coming off a loss with the hashtag #thegustafsonway

Of course, DC also fought for a title off a loss to Jon Jones. The difference, in his mind? He won his fight.

DC also thinks, trash talk aside, Luke Rockhold should take some time off.


An MMA Valentine’s Day

We can’t all be romantics.

Mackenzie Dern heart hands

Dang, Chas Skelly. That’s cold.

These cards by Justin Golightly are perfect. Dana White expresses love for McGregor.

Khabib love.

A lot of MMA fighters really love their families. They should.

No words can describe how much I love my girls ❤️

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6’6” sumo wrestler turned MMA fighter Baruto plays a gay man in a Japanese sitcom? As long as he’s practicing punches under waterfalls.


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Will Brooks is out of the UFC and into that high-dollar PFL tournament.

For those of you who have been asking when my next fight is… well, I’m not sure when the next will be but it will not be with the UFC but rather with the @profightleague in the Million Dollar tournament. I’ve been doing this for a while now and I understand the business side of it. I didn’t do the job that was expected of me and like all jobs I was released, rightfully so. Unfortunately, I under performed with the UFC and didn’t achieve the goal I wanted to with that opportunity. I regret nothing, I took a chance at something I wanted and came up short. The fighter/competitor in me is highly disappointed with myself for allowing things to get away from me. The UFC chapter is closed for now… I’d like to thank the UFC staff for treating me so well during my employment. From day one I was treated well and with respect. I appreciate that greatly. Now with that being said, I am moving forward toward the next chapter. I’m extremely excited and fired up to be part of the @profighteague and their rebirth. The timing is perfect because I’m in my own rebirth process as well. As always I’m going to represent this organization as professionally as I possibly can. I look forward to being a pivotal part of the PFL’s growth in this sport. All praise and glory to God. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalms 121:1-2 At my highest and my lowest, He’s been with me and seen me through to lands of milk and honey. Thank you God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity for my family and myself. Now let’s go secure this bag!!!! #Godisgood #hardwork #dedication #mma #ufc #PFL #professional #athlete #Godsplan #winningatlife

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Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha is a good matchup.

It’s official! UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago

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Jon Jones has his date with destiny.

Interesting insight from Jeremy Stephens

Elias Theodorou kinda, sorta called out Israel Adesanya, who he may or may not have been kinda, sorta talking shit about during Israel’s debut fight.

This ain’t right, UFC. Don’t do Sage Northcutt like this.

Such a potty mouth, that @SuperSageNorthcutt! #UFCAustin

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Eh… I changed my mind, go for it, UFC.

K-1 champion Takeru’s sparring looks intense.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This effortless old-school boxing:

It’s grainy, but this toehold is cool from Francisco Trinaldo:


Good Read


Seems like a good clip to end on tonight. Yes, I know a lot of you hate Luke Thomas. But the advice is relevant.


Random Land

Okay, one more before you go to sleep:

Smdh

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Midnight Mania! Joe Lauzon Busts Devin Powell’s Balls-Literally

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Devin Powell will be out of action for a while.

The UFC lightweight was training knees with Joe Lauzon and evidently, Lauzon literally busted his balls. Or, more properly, his ball, rupturing a testicle with “his sheer power”.

Devin was surprisingly upbeat about the whole thing. He evidently waited a day and a half to go to the doctor… which he doesn’t recommend. He explained the incident on Instagram:

Thanks to the fine ambulatory services in Wells, ME, I am checked into the hospital and ready for surgery. Shout out to @joelauzon we’ve been practicing knees on the ground and he successfully ruptured my testicle with his sheer power. His opponent has no chance in April … now to get the blood clot drained and the goods repaired . I waited a day and a half to be seen.. word for the wise, if you hurt yourself, go get checked out. @danawhite @seanshelbyhow about a NY @Ufc fight coming up… this will be quite the comeback story . Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next Fight and follow my journey… pun intended

Ouch.


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Nate Diaz is training with wrestlers… can anyone say “The Chosen One”?

Speaking of fighters we would like to see in the cage again, here’s Jon Jones in his empty garage:

Ian McCall vs. Kyoji Horiguchi in Rizin? That’s an awesome fight

Luke Rockhold vs. Alexander Gustafsson?? Despite Rockhold’s KO loss to Romero… count me in. Gus’s callout was awesome too.

Dan Hardy and Tyron Woodley had a social media exchange

I can’t say anything about this, except, sweep the leg!

Two words: Tombstone Piledriver

Project Spearhead is the latest attempt to get the UFC fighters to organize, and I, naturally, am all for it. Help the fighters- spread the word!

Woah.

Get hyped for Glory 50:

Out of nowhere:

Ouch…


Good Reads


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Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


Insomnia

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Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

I love good head movement.

We used to admire this man.

I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.

He even posted a reply meme!

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lmao

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Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.

Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.

Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.

Mischief managed.

Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:

Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.

Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.

Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.

Israel Adesanya has a social media game.

Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.

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Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.

The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.

America, No forget

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In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?

Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?

Violence everywhere I look on this poster.

Back to business. #UFCGlendale

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This combination is unreal from Tenshin.

A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:

I can’t remember if I posted this yet

I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.

That’s next level commitment.

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Hellbows

Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.

This kid is incredible

This was fun


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