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TUF 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman Batters Rafael dos Anjos for Decision, Takes His Mojo

Since winning his season of TUF, Kamaru Usman has transformed into the rarest beast of all: The TUF winner who doesn’t suck. Going into the TUF 28 Finale last night, he was 8-0, and he faced his toughest test yet in the form of former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Holy crap did Usman beat RDA up.

For five rounds, the former champ was slinging heat and going for things like kimuras and whatnot – you know, all of Dos Anjos’ usual slickness. But Usman, as he’s wont to do, shut him down. By the final round, Usman was just punching him to pieces.

Maybe the fact that RDA is getting old played a factor. Size definitely influenced things. But all those things aside, Usman was Mr. Smash, and RDA was his hapless victim.

Afterwards, Dana White made noise like Usman could face champ Tyron Woodley, despite Colby Covington allegedly being next in line. I don’t know, I like Usman’s chances.

He’s definitely a badass.

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TUF 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman Batters Rafael dos Anjos for Decision, Takes His Mojo

Since winning his season of TUF, Kamaru Usman has transformed into the rarest beast of all: The TUF winner who doesn’t suck. Going into the TUF 28 Finale last night, he was 8-0, and he faced his toughest test yet in the form of former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Holy crap did Usman beat RDA up.

For five rounds, the former champ was slinging heat and going for things like kimuras and whatnot – you know, all of Dos Anjos’ usual slickness. But Usman, as he’s wont to do, shut him down. By the final round, Usman was just punching him to pieces.

Maybe the fact that RDA is getting old played a factor. Size definitely influenced things. But all those things aside, Usman was Mr. Smash, and RDA was his hapless victim.

Afterwards, Dana White made noise like Usman could face champ Tyron Woodley, despite Colby Covington allegedly being next in line. I don’t know, I like Usman’s chances.

He’s definitely a badass.

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Gegard Mousasi to Defend Middleweight Belt vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. in Bellator 214 Co-Main

Bellator MMA’s Jan. 26 tent-pole event just got a little bit bigger.
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Lyoto Machida Wants Gegard Mousasi Next After Bout With Rafael Carvalho

Fresh off his triumph at Bellator 206, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has called for a rematch against one of Bellator MMA’s newest acquisitions in Lyoto Machida.
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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Rafael Dos Anjos Is a Champ for Destroying Colby Covington on a Conference Call

Former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos deserves our respect for all that he’s accomplished in the cage. He deserves our undying love and affection for totally destroying Colby Covington on a media conference call today.

Dos Anjos and Covington are fighting in the co-main event of UFC 225, and Covington got that opportunity by running his mouth and being a complete douche. But it’s not a good persona that Covington has adopted – it’s more annoying than amusing – and when he gets slaughtered in the cage, the payoff will be never having to see him in the spotlight again.

Here’s a sample of the back-and-forth Dos Anjos and Covington had on the call, courtesy of MMAFighting:

“I grew up in Brazil in the favelas, man. Bullies, trash talking, doesn’t work with me,” dos Anjos said Thursday on a heated UFC 225 media conference call. “But I think Colby, he’s just trying [to be Conor McGregor]. Conor does it well. Conor, he’s a rich man, he makes a lot of money, he’s a businessman, and I can respect that. But Colby, he’s just a worse version of Conor McGregor. He’s trying to be like Conor, but when he loses to me, his career is done. All he has is talk, nothing else.”

“Dude, you don’t believe one word that’s coming out of your mouth, Ralphie,” Covington shot back. “Let’s be honest, you ain’t teaching me sh*t. I’ve been to Brazil more than you’ve been there. You live in America, land of the free and home of the brave.”

“That’s a Conor McGregor joke,” dos Anjos responded. “That’s Conor McGregor’s joke, man. You’ve got to create something new. … You’re so fake, bro. You’re so fake. I’m about to be a legend, man, getting two belts. You’re so fake. You say you’re going to say something to Joe Rogan’s face? You say nothing when you see people face-to-face, man. You’re a fraud. You just look at your phone, man. You just bow your head. You just bow your head down and not even look around, man. You don’t even look around.”

“Yeah, because I’m professional fighter,” Covington replied.

“Nah, you’re nothing,” dos Anjos said. “You’re fake. If you’re trying to be a bad guy, you’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. You’re trying to be a bad guy, man. You’ve got to be a bad guy all the time. Don’t be fake.”

If I had to guess, I’d say that when Covington got off the phone, he ran into his bathroom and cried.

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Bellator 200 Weigh-ins: Rafael Carvalho, Gegard Mousasi Cleared for Middleweight Title Fight

Bellator MMA has reached a milestone with its 200th event.
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Rafael dos Anjos Rips Tyron Woodley for Discussing Fight ‘That Makes No Sense’

It should come as no surprise that Rafael dos Anjos didn’t respond well to the news that the UFC was in discussion to book Tyron Woodley vs. Nate Diaz this summer.
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