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UFC 223 Also Features ‘The Rematch’

UFC 223 — which is set to blow the roof off Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, New York on April 7, 2018 — will feature a Lightweight title fight between current champion Tony Ferguson and undefeated (25-0) phenom Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The co-main event, though, is rather tasty as Rose Namajunas will defend her women’s Strawweight title against the very person she took it from back at UFC 217 last November, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Joanna didn’t endear herself to fans after the loss, as the former champion offered up one excuse after another for the defeat, which didn’t seem to bother “Thug Rose” too much since she is confident she can do it again.

But, a determined Joanna is hungry for revenge and wants to prove once and for all the the division belongs to her after sitting atop of the weight class for so long.

Before the two run it back one more time, take a look at the latest video promo highlighting the much-anticipated championship rematch in the video player embedded above. And to see who else is fighting at UFC 223: “Ferguson vs Khabib” click here.

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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.


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Outta here

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Good bodywork is aesthetically pleasing to watch

Wild man

Hit his hips


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No Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Rematch?

Given that the boxing match between superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather and superstar UFC champ Conor McGregor did monster business and made everyone even more fabulously wealthy, it seems like a given that a rematch – either in the ring or the cage – would be inevitable.

In fact, the duo have been trading barbs on social media back and forth like two wild animals performing a mating ritual.

But, business is business, and apparently Mayweather is no longer in the rematch business.

This is according to McGregor, who posted something along those lines to his Instagram.

Could it be…? Will we never see Mayweather in the a cage, getting choked unconscious by our favorite Irishman?

The post No Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Rematch? appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Midnight Mania! Mayweather tweets another bizarre video, McGregor still wants rematch

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I’ll be honest. Like most MMA fans, I want to see McGregor in a “real” fight next… an MMA fight, against one of the many MMA fighters who have stacked up against the lightweight title damn like so much flotsam at a cracking beaver’s dam.

But with McGregor all but stripped of the lightweight title, there would seem to be little incentive for him to take a difficult fight against the toughest opponent in the division (whether that ends up being Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson). Nate Diaz has insinuated he’s warming up for a comeback fight, ostensibly for a trilogy. Aside from the distant possibility of Georges St. Pierre, that’s likely the biggest fight in terms of money that McGregor could take.

Except, of course, for the guy he just fought… er… boxed. Floyd Mayweather keeps teasing an entry into the foreign world of MMA. The latest video isn’t really any less cryptic than his other hints, with Mayweather just rubbing his hands together saying,

2018 Floyd Money Mayweather, MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?

What are the odds, indeed? Would Mayweather risk an almost certain, humiliating loss against McGregor? Unlike the Irishman, who gained access to a 100 million dollar payday he would never otherwise have gotten by crossing into boxing, Mayweather has other options. At least in McGregor’s case, boxing has been part of his skill set since his teenage years. Although obviously not a boxer on Mayweather’s level, he proved competent enough in the ring. Mayweather has no such experience to draw from in an MMA fight. We’ve seen boxers far out of their depth before in the Octagon. A rematch would not only be totally outside his comfort zone, it would also expose him to a feeling he has never allowed himself to experience: that of being beaten down on the most public stage imaginable.

Yet, there are upsides for Mayweather. The rivalry with McGregor clearly has steam; they nearly broke the Mayweather-Pacquaio record, with McGregor doing much of the promotional heavy lifting. It inspired plenty of post-fight talk. Somehow, people would talk themselves into buying a rematch in the boxing ring… but as many as the first bout? It’s doubtful. In the Octagon, Mayweather would be totally out of his depth, true- but it’s something we haven’t seen before. In that sense, it’s an easier sell. Casuals will believe Mayweather can knock out the Irishman in the cage too, and they will buy it. The novelty factor that helped make the first fight a cultural phenomenon would be back in full force for this one. In addition, Mayweather is risking his physical health, but his boxing record, his precious 50-0, would remain intact.

McGregor-Mayweather was a ridiculous circus fight the first time. A rematch in the Octagon would be exactly the same spectacle in reverse… which is the only reason it seems remotely likely.

McGregor obviously wants to get his loss back. Here, he admits as much at an award acceptance interview:


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Belal Muhammad had the best response to Mayweather’s video:

TJ Dillashaw says he can make 125 without question

Derrick Lewis reflects my feelings on this music exactly.

Israel Adesanya with some different dancing

Paige VanZant is going from PVZ to PV.

This video with Mike Tyson explaining how he feels entering the ring is absolutely amazing.

Nate Diaz is too big for Hulk Hogan

Jackson Wink endorses this? No, they say don’t even watch unless you’ve got a steady stomach.

❗️WARNING ❗️Watch at your own risk ❗️ #sweat #much

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Chandler with the suplexes

#Suplexcity

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Great poster for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier:

Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva was entertaining as anything.

‪3 years ago today….‬

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Happy birthday to former bantamweight champion Renan Barao!

Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier feuding:


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These are always fun

This was a great fight

I’ve posted this before but it’s so good


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Midnight Mania! Mayweather tweets another bizarre video, McGregor still wants rematch

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I’ll be honest. Like most MMA fans, I want to see McGregor in a “real” fight next… an MMA fight, against one of the many MMA fighters who have stacked up against the lightweight title damn like so much flotsam at a cracking beaver’s dam.

But with McGregor all but stripped of the lightweight title, there would seem to be little incentive for him to take a difficult fight against the toughest opponent in the division (whether that ends up being Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson). Nate Diaz has insinuated he’s warming up for a comeback fight, ostensibly for a trilogy. Aside from the distant possibility of Georges St. Pierre, that’s likely the biggest fight in terms of money that McGregor could take.

Except, of course, for the guy he just fought… er… boxed. Floyd Mayweather keeps teasing an entry into the foreign world of MMA. The latest video isn’t really any less cryptic than his other hints, with Mayweather just rubbing his hands together saying,

2018 Floyd Money Mayweather, MMA. What are the odds, Paddy? What are the odds?

What are the odds, indeed? Would Mayweather risk an almost certain, humiliating loss against McGregor? Unlike the Irishman, who gained access to a 100 million dollar payday he would never otherwise have gotten by crossing into boxing, Mayweather has other options. At least in McGregor’s case, boxing has been part of his skill set since his teenage years. Although obviously not a boxer on Mayweather’s level, he proved competent enough in the ring. Mayweather has no such experience to draw from in an MMA fight. We’ve seen boxers far out of their depth before in the Octagon. A rematch would not only be totally outside his comfort zone, it would also expose him to a feeling he has never allowed himself to experience: that of being beaten down on the most public stage imaginable.

Yet, there are upsides for Mayweather. The rivalry with McGregor clearly has steam; they nearly broke the Mayweather-Pacquaio record, with McGregor doing much of the promotional heavy lifting. It inspired plenty of post-fight talk. Somehow, people would talk themselves into buying a rematch in the boxing ring… but as many as the first bout? It’s doubtful. In the Octagon, Mayweather would be totally out of his depth, true- but it’s something we haven’t seen before. In that sense, it’s an easier sell. Casuals will believe Mayweather can knock out the Irishman in the cage too, and they will buy it. The novelty factor that helped make the first fight a cultural phenomenon would be back in full force for this one. In addition, Mayweather is risking his physical health, but his boxing record, his precious 50-0, would remain intact.

McGregor-Mayweather was a ridiculous circus fight the first time. A rematch in the Octagon would be exactly the same spectacle in reverse… which is the only reason it seems remotely likely.

McGregor obviously wants to get his loss back. Here, he admits as much at an award acceptance interview:


Insomnia

Belal Muhammad had the best response to Mayweather’s video:

TJ Dillashaw says he can make 125 without question

Derrick Lewis reflects my feelings on this music exactly.

Israel Adesanya with some different dancing

Paige VanZant is going from PVZ to PV.

This video with Mike Tyson explaining how he feels entering the ring is absolutely amazing.

Nate Diaz is too big for Hulk Hogan

Jackson Wink endorses this? No, they say don’t even watch unless you’ve got a steady stomach.

❗️WARNING ❗️Watch at your own risk ❗️ #sweat #much

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Chandler with the suplexes

#Suplexcity

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Great poster for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier:

Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva was entertaining as anything.

‪3 years ago today….‬

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Happy birthday to former bantamweight champion Renan Barao!

Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier feuding:


Slips, Rips, and Muay Thai Clips

If you like high-level wrestling, you will like this clip

These are always fun

This was a great fight

I’ve posted this before but it’s so good


Podcasts and Video

If you haven’t heard my interview with Nate Quarry, listen and learn how to get your free Zombie Cagefighter comic, and learn how Quarry got to live his UFC dream after growing up in a cult, and missing his father’s death to fight the bout that got him into the Ultimate Fighter. Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube


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Jimi Manuwa-Jan Blachowicz Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London

A light heavyweight rematch pitting Jimi Manuwa against Jan Blachowicz has been booked for UFC Fight Night 127.
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Conor McGregor more interested in Nate Diaz do-over than Floyd Mayweather rematch

Boxing experts were convinced that perfect pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. — who “carried” UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in last August’s boxing match — was throwing rounds in order to set up a potential rematch.

Probably because it would replicate this titanic cash grab.

But “Notorious” isn’t as jazzed about the “Money” do-over as he was with avenging his submission loss to Nate Diaz, something he was able to pull off by way of close decision victory at UFC 202.

“I think it’s different,” Kavanagh told Express Sport. “After the Nate loss, it was an obsession. From five minutes of being inside the Octagon, the ball had already started rolling in ensuring his next fight was going to be against Nate. I don’t see that same level of interest in the Mayweather rematch.”

Not much has changed between then and now.

McGregor is currently in timeout for being a bad boy back home, but is expected to return to the Octagon at some point in 2018. In his absence, Tony Ferguson will rule the 155-pound roost with an interim title, which could be on the line against the winner of this fight.

Depending on how “thirsty” this opponent gets.

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UFC 218’s Max Holloway talks potential rematch against ‘retired’ Conor McGregor, ‘Notorious’ responds

Max Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year by knocking out the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion in the main event of last night’s (Sat., Dec. 2, 2017) UFC 218 event in Detroit, Michigan.

With “Junior” firmly in “Blessed’s” rear-view mirror, the current 145-pound champion is ready to take on the new cupcake flavor, but if the promotion wants him to have another taste against Conor McGregor, the Hawaiian-born fighter is all for it, though he doesn’t expect “Notorious” to come out of retirement.

“Like I said, I’m the champion of my division and I’ve got to keep everything rolling,” said Holloway during the post-fight press conference. “I’ve got to keep everything going. I’ve got a throne to defend. I’m not going on hiatus. As long as I get contenders, I’m going to fight,” said Max via Pundit Arena, whose next title defense could come against Frankie Edgar. That said, if the chance to rematch McGregor presents itself, he’s all for it.

“But if UFC call me out for that reason, any reason for fighting him, I’ll gladly fight him. If the Conor fight don’t happen, it’s not on my side, I’ll tell you guys right now. It’s not on my side. It’s on their team. Their team is talking about me all the time, they’re talking about how I’m the best guy in the world blah, blah, blah, this and that,” added Holloway.

“Conor… Right now, Conor – really think about this, right now Conor is talking about fighting Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. Just let that sink in, you know. Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to say after that.”

And earlier today, McGregor and Holloway took shots an one another on social media, as “Notorious” went back to the vault to the night he defeated Holloway — Max’s last loss — in Boston.

Of course, Max’s Twitter fingers didn’t stand by and do “fooking nothing,” as “Blessed” responded by reminding Conor of his accolades, which are an upgrade from McGregor’s time as champion.

Burn.

As far as the possibility of the two men running it back, Dana White isn’t so optimistic, but won’t take anything off the table.

“Again, like I said last week to everybody who was at my office, who knows if Conor is even going to fight again? So, I’m rolling like he’s not,” said White during the presser. “So, yeah, if Conor comes back and defends the title and, you know, anything is possible.”

While fight fans would love nothing more than to see McGregor vs Holloway 2, “Notorious” still has a Lightweight title to defend. Assuming, of course, he handles this other little issue with a certain infamous crime family.

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Bellator 189 Weigh-in Results: Julia Budd, Arlene Blencowe Cleared for Oklahoma Rematch

Julia Budd must now beat back the wolves, one of which she has already encountered.
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Midnight Mania! Aldo denies any excuses for first loss, will ‘smother’ Holloway in rematch

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Jose Aldo is set to fight Max Holloway in the headliner of UFC 218, a rematch of their last fight at UFC 212, in which Max took Aldo’s featherweight title. After that bout, Aldo’s coach, Andre Pederneiras, mentioned that Aldo didn’t kick much because he had an injury to his leg in camp. Holloway took exception to that excuse:

“That was kind of cowardly to me,” Holloway said. “To say something like that and take away from someone’s win. I’ve never taken away from someone’s win. I just thought it was silly. Hopefully, he doesn’t have an injury this time, and hopefully he kicks more. Kicks don’t — the guy was dead tired in the second round. There’s a feeling in there when a guy is falling off,” he added.

“His mouth was open. I was able to taunt him. I Stockton-slapped him, and from then on I knew, ‘Wow, this guy is not really moving anymore.’ That was the time to turn up the heat, and that’s what we did.”

Aldo was quick to disavow any excuses made by him or on his behalf after the first bout. He spoke today with reporters in Brazil, via MMAFighting.com:

“I don’t think there was any cowardice,” Aldo said. “Every time I’m in there that’s the best Aldo possible. Holloway was a great fighter that night and was able to win. He deserved it. There’s no excuse. ‘Dede’ (Pederneiras) talked about it because it happened in training, but if I’m in there, that’s the best Aldo available. There’s no excuse. He won because he deserved to win.

Andre Pederneiras echoed Aldo’s tone:

“I want to make something clear that Aldo didn’t say anything, I was the one who said that,” Pederneiras said. “I was asked why Aldo got tired and mentioned it. I never diminished Holloway’s win. If he had a good leg or not, the punch would’ve landed and he would’ve gone down the same way. The leg didn’t make him go down. We never diminished Holloway’s win, we praised him for the way be became champion.”

This time around, Aldo says he has no major injuries:

“I’m in perfect conditions,” Aldo said. “There are always small injuries, but nothing that takes any weapon away. I’m kicking, punching, I’m doing everything now. There are no serious injuries. You can expect the best kickboxing, the best muay thai. I will walk forward the entire time. I want to kick a lot in this fight. I want to put my hands as well, everything I learned recently, I want to go in there and do it.”

“I’ll smother him from beginning to the end, and he will have to worry about his defense. I always saw the attack as the best defense, so I was holding myself back, thinking ‘he has this strong point,’ and that harmed me. Not anymore. I want to go in there and be myself, be who I always were. That’s what I want.

As far as letting the previous loss affect him, Aldo says he has accepted it. What motivates him is getting his belt back.

“If you fight all the time you can lose one day, so (the loss) is not stuck in my throat,” he added. “The belt is no longer with me, so that makes me more motivated to train and get it back. Holloway is just another one that I will win.”


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This is a fantastic bantamweight bout in the works between Jimmie Rivera and John Lineker:

Justin Gaethje training footage ahead of his fight with Eddie Alvarez. Gaethje will either be a superstar or will lose by KO.

There is another Dana White… working in the Pentagon:

Poirier is already back in the gym working:

Team Tiny indeed!

You’re welcome?

l You’re welcome #BJJ #BecauseJitsu #BJJproblems

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Didn’t Amanda Nunes already do this?

The king of the jungle

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Felice Herrig? What are you doing?

I spoke to Nic Davenport, @Mrmentalmuscle, about the cognitive conditioning he does with athletes at American Top Team. Look at Poirier’s reflexes:

1 week out from UFC 120 and @dustinpoirier is dialing in his mental/cognitive abilities. This session we targeted primarily drills that would really require a lot thinking while moving. One time for @darustrong (currently in New York for UFC 217 with @joannajedrzejczyk ) and @dubthaprodigy on the music production. @fitlighttraining as usual for the equipment. _________________________ We start with quick react to get his body prepped for the dynamic-cognitive drills that follow. 25 gets him prepped for being able to react to a stimulus that can come from different/multiple directions. In a fight the dynamic constantly changes from a physical and mental standpoint. The stroop drill targets Dustin’s ability to inhibit unwanted actions and shift his attentional focus more efficiently. The impulse control drill will allow him to be quicker in his decision making because he’ll process at a higher rate and the no-go (don’t hit the red light) increases his ability to discipline behavioral and physical actions with better precision. _________________________ UFC 120 is 1 week away and we’re getting the W! If interested in our services @themindbody1 we don’t only cater to UFC Fighters but our program also works with many populations such as active aging, military, addiction, education, corporate and marketing much more! #theexercisedscientist #themindbody1 #mrmentalmuscle #ufc #ufcnorfolk #ufc120 #teamdustin #danawhite @danawhite #knockout #mma #cognitiveconditioning #mentalmuscle #somescientistweargymshorts #FITLIGHTS #work #motivation #warrior #thugjitsu #mindbody1 #gymr #thegymr #athlete

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Marc Diakese hitting lights to improve cognitive capacity:

Combat sports this weekend:


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Zabit Magomedsharipov:

Despite his made-up name, he’s a great fighter.

Here’s another made-up name:

Ben Askren fights exactly like your big brother:

So does Shinya Aoki, for that matter:

What a comeback from Tyrone Spong. This is a classic.


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AJ is sick this week, so Andrew discusses fight psychology and cognitive conditioning with Nic Davenport, @MrMentalMuscle on Twitter and Instagram, who works with a number of American Top Team fighters, including Dustin Poirier, Marc Diakese and Santiago Ponzinibbio. We take a deep dive into cognitive conditioning, fight preparation, and the effect of personality on performance.

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