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UFC on FOX 28 Primer: Mike Perry, Dirtbag Hero

Image is everything in entertainment, and since so much of MMA involves engaging with fans on a meaningful level, it behooves fighters to be more than just athletes.

Which is just a fancy way of saying that welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry comes across as a dirtbag, and the image works.

In just six UFC fights, Perry has established himself as a killer in the cage, and whenever a microphone is put in his face, it’s not hard to imagine him working security at a meth lab or breaking limbs as a biker gang enforcer. Which could be way off the mark – Perry might go to church every Sunday for all I know! But that image… that image works for him, works for the fans, and works for his bosses. Already the UFC has had Perry host a fan Q and A session, and they produce hype vids in his honor (like the one posted below).

Tonight Perry will scrap on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. There, he’ll take on Max Griffin, a total nobody from Team Alpha Male who’s likely purpose is to give Perry another highlight-reel knockout to brag about.

If Perry wins, you can bet he’ll do so violently. Afterwards, he’ll take the mic and use foul language and promise doom on those who cross him. And maybe he’ll be in church the next day, or breaking the back of some poor soul in a trailer park. Either way, the image Perry has cultivated entertains, so let’s soak it up and enjoy it.

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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.


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.

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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

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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


Dramatic referee


Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast

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


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I Love these little guys… Vid by @qoomaiboo

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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Mike Perry Gets Hometown Duty Versus Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Surely you didn’t think the Ultimate Fighting Championship was going to leave Mike Perry off of a network television card in his hometown, did you?
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Midnight Mania! Mike Tyson breaks ground on marijuana ranch in California

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Mike Tyson continues his long-term quest for financial stability in his later career, recently breaking ground on a marijuana ranch in Southern California. As reported on the Blast, it will be called “Tyson Ranch”, and will have “a hydro-feed plant and supply store, extraction facility, edible factory, premium “glamping” campgrounds and cabins, an amphitheater and the Tyson Cultivation School to teach new growers.”, in addition to 20 acres set aside to actually grow marijuana. It will be designed so that it “will allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” The plant became officially legal in California for recreational use on January 1st.

Tyson has a personal history with the drug, even being fined for it in 2000, and has admitted to smoking marijuana in his memoir. A firm believer in it’s healing qualities, he plans to focus on high-quality THC and CBD, as well as fund research into medicinal effects of the drug. California City mayor Jennifer Wood says she hopes the ranch will be a “rebirth” for the city, and the company that manages the property, Tyson Holistic, is comprised of mostly veterans. Providing jobs for previous members of the armed forces is a priority of the venture, especially as Edwards Air Force base is nearby.

The Diaz brothers and Anthony Johnson, among others, are surely taking notes of the proceedings.


Sage Northcutt welcomes 2018 with a piece of fruit and a knife.

Some fast facts for how much time you may have spent watching fights in 2017.

… and how much time watching 1,045 commercials…

Khabib always gets a hero’s welcome back to Dagestan these days.

The back and forth between these two has been entertaining, to say the least.

Khabib found Mojahed’s video funny and reposted it on Instagram.

This is crazy video #BigDramaShow @arielhelwani @danawhite @aliabdelaziz000

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He had no shortage of ammunition for the meme warfare.

Whenever Conor watches someone relevant in his division fight, it seems to get him fired up. At least he’s posting about MMA again.

Cowboy Cerrone said the comments by Jackson-Winklejohn’s photographer about Cyborg being a man do not represent the gym he loves and fights for. That photographer later had his press credentials revoked by the UFC.

Dana the philanthropist

Big if true!

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Who among us does not love moat fights?

Kikuno is the king of Moat Fights

Just lean back and… boop…

Sweet leg lock game, broski.

Obviv to kneebar, coolios #bjjlife #jiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle

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Midnight Mania! Joe Rogan thinks Francis Ngannou has UFC looking at “Mike Tyson days”

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Joe Rogan thinks Francis Ngannou could be the UFC’s modern version of Mike Tyson. He has finished all six of his UFC fights, most of them in the first round, and according to the UFC’s measurement, he holds a world record for power, beating out professional kickboxer Tyrone Spong. However dubious that distinction may be, it is no secret Ngannou has mind-numbing power. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“Now they’ve got a star,” Rogan said. “I think Ngannou, one or two more fights, you’re going to be looking at Mike Tyson days. That’s what I think. You’re going to watch fights just to see how long these mother(expletives) can survive against this guy. That’s what I think. That could be their big, breakout star.”

The story is certainly there. Ngannou came up from nothing, going from a child working in sand mines, to wandering the streets homeless in Paris, to the next UFC title contender. He used his platform after his win over Overeem at UFC 218 to bring attention to the human slavery happening in Libya. He’s a gentle, soft-spoken, terrifying giant, a PR dream. The real question is, will the UFC be able to adjust their usual monotonous messaging to capitalize on the obvious potential?

Ngannou, if indeed he does establish himself as a Pay-Per-View star, would fill a hole in the current UFC landscape. Ronda is transitioning to the WWE, GSP’s future is uncertain (but probably won’t include defending that middleweight belt) and Conor is spending most his nights waiting outside after-parties and punching folks connected to the mob.

“Conor, who knows if he’s ever going to fight again,” Rogan said. “We really don’t know. We haven’t heard Conor saying, ‘This is my plan. This is who I’m thinking of fighting. This is who I want to fight.’ He’s been talking (expletive) to Max Holloway, he’s been talking (expletive) to Tony Ferguson, but he’s not set it up.”

Ngannou will face Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight belt at UFC 220 on January 20th in Boston, headlining above a light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir. The double headliner seems to be a gamble by the UFC to get as many eyes as possible on this heavyweight fight. Stipe Miocic has won his last five fights via knockout, four in the first round; if he wins, he will set the heavyweight record with three consecutive title defenses. If Ngannou wins, the world is his oyster.


Eddie Alvarez recounting his fight with Justin Gaethje:

Is Ben Askren hinting GSP may come back to welterweight to fight him, or his friend Tyron Woodley?

Don’t try Saul Alvarez’s neck exercises at home, kids.

CSA gym has a rule not to back up more than three times in sparring, which would improve the striking of so many MMA fighters

This is extremely exciting, mostly because I love watching Robert Whittaker fight. I never thought GSP would defend his belt against Whittaker, no matter how pissed Dana White said he would be.

“Fart noise” is what Kelvin Gastelum thinks of this.


#videos #video #taekwondovideo #taekwondo #tekvando #do #tkd #kırıştakafapatlatma #headkick #kick #performanstaekwondo

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I’ve never hit mitts at the Black Volcano and now, somehow, I feel my life is not complete.

flow with @groovylando

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Kyoji Horiguchi joins Santiago Ponzinibbio and Marc Diakese doing cognitive conditioning drills with Nic Davenport at American Top Team.

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Flyin Brian J previews UFC: Fresno main event between Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega

Cub Swanson said Max Holloway played with Jose Aldo’s ego, and that he had been scouting Brian Ortega as a potential opponent.

Brian Ortega is very relaxed

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Meanwhile in LA…

California fires have provided us the most compelling visual metaphors for America in 2017.

Seriously though, this looks really bad.

If you live there:

Stipe Miocic sends his fellow firefighters his thoughts and prayers:

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Mike Perry discusses Santiago Ponzinibbio fight: It’s redemption to beat the guy who beat the guy

When Mike Perry steps inside of the Octagon at UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 live on FOX from inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada, he’ll have the opportunity to overthrow rising welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio.

The main card tilt is undoubtedly Perry’s biggest test to date and a challenge he’s been waiting to conquer for a long time. In fact, the idea of defeating Ponzinibbio, who is coming off a scintillating knockout win over Icelandic contender Gunnar Nelson, offers a sense of redemption for “Platinum.”

“I seen that fight with Gunnar Nelson and it’s just another blessing, man,” Perry said during a Facebook Live interview with Dan Hardy ahead of UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland. “I guess I love that word, huh? It’s just a true thing that so many good things happen to me. It’s the fight I want. I got a game opponent that steps forward. We all know I come forward. I come to fight. I’m down to take one or two just to land one good one. Santiago [Ponzinibbio] is going to move forward and I’m going to hit him and we’ll see what happens when that happens. It’s kind of redemption for me to beat the guy, who beat the guy, who beat the guy.”

Perry, 26, has quickly ascended the UFC’s 170-pound ladder with four crushing knockout victories, including a Performance of the Night finish over veteran Jake Ellenberger. The hard-hitting gunslinger was scheduled to step up in competition and fight former title challenger Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 116 this past September, but “Pitbull” pulled out and Perry was left to quickly dispose of Octagon newcomer Alex Reyes.

With Ponzinibbio on deck, “Platinum” again has an opportunity to defeat a contender higher than him in the pecking order. And considering Ponzinibbio locked down the biggest win of his career when he flattened “Gunni” back in July, Perry finds himself in a good position entering UFC on FOX 26.

“People thought Gunnar Nelson was definitely the next champ,” Perry explained. “For sure. His ability in the Octagon, ground game, striking, trains with Conor McGregor — the super notorious biggest fighter in MMA, the biggest draw, the money man — and he’s right there with him. Calm and relaxed. That’s a weird thing that he has, how clam and relaxed he is that people fear. And here comes this Argentinian and he knocked him out in the first round and I’m going to do the same to him. It’s funny how the world turns.”

If “Platinum” is able to continue winning fights in devastating fashion and puts the Argentinian to sleep this December, he’ll put himself on a growing list of exciting title contenders entering 2018. But Ponzinibbio is an extremely dangerous opponent who packs a similar punch, so Perry must proceed with caution.

UFC on FOX 26 will be headlined by a welterweight clash between former divisional king Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.

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UFC on FOX 26 adds Jose Aldo vs Ricardo Lamas, Mike Perry vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a pay-per-view (PPV) quality fight card to the FOX network, which I suppose makes sense since it usually brings FOX-quality fight cards to PPV, for the upcoming UFC on FOX 26 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, taking place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-3) will return to action following last June’s technical knockout loss to Max Holloway (18-5) when he collides with a familiar featherweight foe in Ricardo Lamas, who rebounded from his own loss to “Blessed” to capture two straight.

Aldo topped “The Bully” by way of unanimous decision at UFC 169.

Also getting their hands dirty in Winnipeg are welterweight prospects Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio. “Platinum” (11-1) is the winner of two straight — both by knockout — while “Gente Boa” has captured five in a row.

Perry will undoubtedly be looking to crack the top 10 with a finish over the Brazilian.

UFC on FOX 26 will be topped by the welterweight slugfest pitting former welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler against ex-lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos, with the winner moving on to challenge Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound strap.

To see who else is fighting at UFC on FOX 26 click here.

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