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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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Stephen Thompson Wants Rafael Dos Anjos

Stephen Thompson scrapped with Tyron Woodley twice for the belt, but couldn’t quite get it done. To make matters worse, their last fight kind of stunk, so for “Wonderboy” to get another shot at the title, he’s going to have to build up some momentum. He did great out-striking Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217, but […]

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Midnight Mania! Watch that 24-second Rafael Dos Anjos blitz on Robbie Lawler from Bruce Buffer’s seat

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Rafael Dos Anjos is a monster. Robbie Lawler is an animal. When they collided at this weekend’s UFC event, there was a lot of anticipation. While Rafael dos Anjos ended up running away with the bout on the scorecards, the collision of dos Anjos’ endless cardio with Lawler’s limitless toughness did result in one of the most remarkable sequences I’ve seen in a long time.

It’s rare in MMA, with 4-ounce gloves, to get a blitz this long without a fighter either going unconscious or finding a way to break the attack. Lawler did neither, covering up, taking shots on his shoulders and simply absorbing what he couldn’t avoid. That’s his superpower, and it was on full display last night. Afterwards, all dos Anjos could say?

My hands are hurting because I hit the guy in the head. He’s got a pretty tough head.


Insomnia

Which option is next for Rafael dos Anjos?

??? #ufc #mma #bjj #welterweight #rda

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TJ Dillashaw memed himself

My reaction to the @raiders game last night!

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This should be immortalized, because it is truly the quintessential answer MMA deserves, from Kamaru Usman.

Stipe Miocic, fighting fires or fighting heavyweights. It’s all fighting.

Fighting is in my blood!

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Heavyweight boxer Ray Mercer knocked out Tim Sylvia, so he’s an authority in two sports and he had this amazing insight to share:

Throwback to this amazing video of boxing coach Eric Kelly.

John Wayne Parr compared himself to Mirko Cro Cop, because, well, why not. They do kinda look alike.

This qualifies as martial arts… right?

Widely respected MMA coach Robert Follis died this weekend. It was ruled a suicide. May he rest in peace. Many fighters have had remarkably good things to say about Follis’ impact on their lives, including Nate Quarry and Kevin Lee.

I have nothing to say about this.

I have nothing to say about this either, frankly, except that it was an awesome fight.

Daniel Cormier managed to piss off a lot of pro wrestlers over the weekend with his criticism of… whatever this is…

Oh, and he also admitted he thinks Yoel Romero would beat him in a straight wrestling match.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Safe to say he was not ready for this.

I love a good body shot.

A spinning wheel kick KO is special.


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Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.
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