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What happens when MMA math intersects with the logic of WWE and boxing math?
You get idiotic articles like this one (penned by idiotic authors like me) talking about a former pro wrestling champion beating a retired boxing kingpin who is already embroiled in a feud with a current MMA titleholder.
Let me see if I have this right.
Paulie Malignaggi would get creamed by everyone in UFC except CM Punk (says this guy), but Punk is the odds-on favorite to beat aspiring cage fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is the betting underdog to Conor McGregor, who already lost to “Money” last August.
When asked to justify the -300 line for Punk — real name Phil Brooks — the penny pinchers at BetDSI told Bloody Elbow that “Money” (+220) would get shortchanged on the ground, based on his opponent’s size and grappling advantage.
To his credit, the welterweight Punk does have extensive jiu-jitsu training.
If and when Brooks does make his Octagon return, which is designed to make up for this one-round laugher, it’s likely to be at the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) event in his backyard of Chicago (against this warm body), and Mayweather only fights in Las Vegas.
For billions of dollars.
Rory MacDonald was always well-rounded and dangerous. But in recent years, it seems like he has to give a pint of blood to the cage floor for every fight – and that takes a toll. That toll was too much for any kind of Octagon life, so the top-ranked welterweight jumped ship to Bellator. And […]
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Things between the two fighters got heated, all with Chael Sonnen’s mother in the middle.
Chael Sonnen is no stranger to surprise altercations. Wanderlei Silva called him out for his borderline racist attacks on Brazil during a shuttle to a UFC event. Later on he’d try to sucker punch Chael on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Now the same sort of thing is happening again, but this time with another legendary light heavyweight fighter: Chuck Liddell.
Sonnen has been trash talking Liddell for the past several months since a fight between the two started to seem like a possibility in Bellator. One of his greatest hits over that time? That Liddell was broke and “snorted all his money away.”
“I come into the dressing room and there was Chuck, face to face, and it was awkward,” Sonnen told MMA Fighting during a media scrum. “And I was doing [The Rich Eisen Show] and Eisen told me, ‘You got a message for Chuck? He’ll be here tomorrow.’ So I gave him a message to Chuck, thinking he would be there tomorrow.”
”Turned out Chuck was in the back, watching it on a monitor, with my mother. So, my mom and uncle had to get involved and it was just a big, colossal mess. I had to go one way and Chuck had to go the other, and it was weird.”
The two ended up in a heated shouting match, but Sonnen doesn’t think it will escalate into a real fight … not one that the two will get paid for, anyway.
”I don’t think he’s going to fight again,” Sonnen said. “I didn’t ask him point-blank because we were too busy yelling at one another, but he looked good, I’ll give him that. I mean, it looked like he was in shape, but I don’t know. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I’m up for [the fight] right now. I’m ready to go. I was ready to fight him yesterday in the green room, would’ve reached right over my mother.”
Just one day before, Liddell had told MMA Fighting that Sonnen’s jabs weren’t getting to him.
“He takes a lot of liberty with facts,” Chuck said. “He doesn’t need his facts to be true — he just makes them up as he goes. It’s hard to get mad at someone who everything he’s saying is made up.”
“If it was something where he really pissed me off and I wanted to fight him, I’d show up to his house. We don’t need the money, I’ll show up to his house. We’ll find out real quick.”
I wonder if showing up at The Rich Eisen Show qualifies.
UFC Fight Night 124 — which went down from inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri — is in the books, and now it’s time to see who went above and beyond the call of duty to take home with some extra post-fight bonus cash.
Leading the charge was Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi, who each took home an extra $ 50,000 after their “Fight of the Night” performances which saw “Lil’ Heathen” knockout “The Korean Superboy” in round number two.
Furthermore, Marco Polo Reyes’ devastating first-round knockout win over Matt Frevola was good enough to earn the Mexican-born fighter some extra spending money (see it again here).
In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $ 50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Fight Night 124 bonus winners below:
Fight of the Night: Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi
Performance of the Night: Darren Elkins
Performance of the Night: Marco Polo Reyes
For complete UFC Fight Night 124 results and coverage click here.
Bellator MMA has opted for name recognition when choosing an official headliner for its debut on the Paramount Network.
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Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar odds: ‘Blessed’ opens as sizable favorite over ‘The Answer’ for UFC 222 main event
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion, Max Holloway, is all set to defend his 145-pound title against ex-lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar in the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (details), locked and loaded for Sat., March 3, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And he’ll do it as the -280 favorite (5/14).
That’s according to our fiscal friends at Bovada, who opened Edgar at +225 (3/4). That’s not a far cry from their original betting line at UFC 218, a booking that was ultimately scrapped when the challenger was felled by a nasty eye injury.
With “The Answer” fielding questions from this doubting Thomas, “Blessed” (19-3) went on to eliminate former champion Jose Aldo from the 145-pound title race, in what amounted to the Hawaiian’s twelfth straight win (and third straight finish).
Edgar (22-5-1), meanwhile, has not competed since beating the brakes off Yair Rodriguez last May, one of two consecutive wins after the aforementioned Aldo (temporarily) bounced him from the featherweight title picture.
So … these odds sound about right to you?
Dana White, Conor McGregor and Stephen Espinoza may have worked together this past summer on one of the biggest fights in boxing history, but that doesn’t mean they all see eye-to-eye.
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