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Midnight Mania! Scott Coker on Rory Macdonald: ‘This Guy Is Nuts’

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Scott Coker knew Rory Macdonald’s reputation when he brought the current Bellator welterweight champion over from the UFC, but when Rory fully lived up to the eager disregard for pain he had shown in his UFC career, Coker was still a little shook. He spoke to Rory after the Canadian had won the title in a fight with Douglas Lima that Macdonald himself described as the toughest bout of his career. Via MMAFighting.com:

“Two weeks later, he calls me and he’s like, ‘I’m ready to schedule a fight,’” Coker said. “I said, ‘Rory, no, no. You need to put on the brakes here for a second. Let’s just rest.’ He said, ‘No, no, I’m ready. I’m just about ready to walk. I still have a limp, but I think I can start training in another week.’ I’m like, ‘This guy is nuts.’”

“He just wants to fight, he wants to stay busy,” Coker said of MacDonald. “He wants to get out there and compete. So, I think it’s my job to slow him down. He’s chomping at the bit. And he wanted this fight with Gegard and Gegard wanted to fight him. And they wanted to test themselves.”

While Rory didn’t get back into action as quickly as he would have liked, he did get the superfight he was angling for, at a stacked Bellator 206 on September 29 against middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi. After that, no matter the result, he plans on competing in the Bellator welterweight Grand Prix, with Coker targeting a February date against Jon Fitch. His welterweight belt will be on the line in each of his fights throughout the tourney, other competitors including Douglas Lima, Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley, Michael Page, Ed Ruth, and Neiman Gracie.

“I have never met a fighter like Rory,” Coker said.


Insomnia

Dana White credits Trump with helping the UFC when it wasn’t a popular sport

Jon Jones is firmly back on his inspirational shtick.

Jessica Eye and Sijara Eubanks went back and forth and Eye referred to Sijara as her “little cum dumpster”; all in all a normal day on MMA Twitter.

Tony Ferguson could do worse than fight Al Iaquinta but he evidently doesn’t want that fight.

Nick Diaz appears to be itching for a fight. Either that, or he got stuck in traffic.

Nate Diaz liked this artwork

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Some drama on Twitter happened yesterday when boxer Amanda Serrano, who is transitioning to MMA, claimed she rolled for six hours a day and UFC lightweight Jared Gordon said that was an impossible training schedule.

UFC fighters sided with Jared Gordon against Amanda when she brought up his past addiction.

Once again, combat sports this weekend:


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Goodnight at PFL 6.

Don’t mess with anyone who has ‘Magomed’ in their name.

Kayla Harrison got her second MMA win

Slick choke

Rick Story with the win


Random Land

RIP Aretha Franklin

Not a month goes by when I don’t get a little sad that I will never see Quetzalcoatlus Northropi fly.

Whoops

I had somehow never heard this American accent before. It’s very odd.

“…Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

⌜ untitled ⌟ _ nov 20, 2017 @ deserto do namibe

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Midnight Mania! Rory Macdonald and Ben Askren Feud Online

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This MMA fan tagged Rory Macdonald and Ben Askren in a tweet and started a string of trash talk between the retired former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion and the current 170-lb. Red King of Bellator. Rory said he is absolutely down for a fight with his fellow crypto-currency believer, who has been trash-talking him for years.

MacDonald’s “i disagree” reply here is genuinely hilarious because being succinct is always better online.

Askren said to tell Bellator president Scott Coker, to which Rory promptly tagged Scott Coker and said he has talked to Coker about getting Askren to return to Bellator.

Then the discussion got personal. Rory Macdonald said he challenged Askren face to face, and Askren tucked his tail between his legs and said “I only fight for money”.

Askren called the Rory’s tweet “fake news” but didn’t exactly deny Rory’s account either.

I agree with Brian Stann and Big John McCarthy- this is a fight Bellator should absolutely make. Askren’s wrestling ability, as a former Olympian, has never been in question, but he never got the chance to prove himself against elite competition. Rory Macdonald is undeniably elite competition, and one of Bellator’s most credible and interesting champions. He holds a lopsided win over Askren’s college buddy, UFC champion Tyron Woodley. And there is the outside chance he might be a route to get to MacDonald’s teammate Georges St. Pierre, a fight Askren has been campaigning for and GSP has been so far totally uninterested in.


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Dana White introducing Daniel Cormier as the greatest light heavyweight of all time has to have both Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell scratching their heads.

Gustafsson doesn’t agree with Dana White:

Tony Ferguson healing up like Wolverine

He says he’s over kicking steel pipes. This was a man as ready for Khabib as anyone just prior to a freak injury can be.

Kevin Lee is using the best conditioning training known to man

Javier Mendez wants us to know Cormier has a heart of gold, not fiat currency.

Don’t let the ‍♂️fool you. This guy @dc_mma has a heart of Gold

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You gotta be kidding me. Whatever else you can say about this proposal- at least she didn’t see it coming!

These dubs are terrible and hilarious, but the eyebrows are what make this scene.

Some prefer Chuck Norris’ choreography.

Israel Adesanya had fun touring Philly

Touristing in #Philly #freemeekmill #monster : @mitchviquez

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Fabricio Werdum says this is the last time he talked to Lyoto Machida.

These armbar slams wouldn’t work on me, as I am a whopping 170 pounds. Check and mate.

Accurate

l After. Every. Class.

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This cop choke slamming and then actually choking this teenager unconscious is something to behold. “You can’t tap on the beach against cops”

black or white black or white blah blah blah blah blah

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Dustin Poirier working mental conditioning at American Top Team prior to a bout with Justin Gaethje that tested his very limits of mental toughness.

Joe Rogan Experience retweeted a compilation of his somewhat biased commentary at UFC 223

Some never-released pictures of the time eight years and a day ago that Nick Diaz brawled with Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Nate Diaz says he and his brother originated the “G shit”


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I had forgotten about what a unique fighter Andy Hug was

Just gonna put this entire string of old RINGS highlights here.

This did not end as I expected

Throwback to Vasyl Lomachenko and UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw sparring. I wish I could see all the rounds of this.


Podcasts and Video

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Andrew Richardson and Andrew Coyne break down Kevin Lee’s formidable grappling chops

Heavy Hands


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Wait for it… Via @octonation

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With Move to 170 Pounds Underway, Ed Ruth Visualizes Bout vs. Bellator Champ Rory MacDonald

Ed Ruth’s official 170-pound debut may have been put on hold, but the three-time NCAA national champion wrestler still has big plans for his move to the welterweight division.
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Rory MacDonald Discusses Teammate Georges St. Pierre’s Legacy, Fighting Future

Georges St. Pierre’s long-time friend and Tristar Gym training partner Rory MacDonald doesn’t believe the former welterweight and middleweight champion is done with the sport.
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Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima, Postfight

It’s almost a certainty that Rory MacDonald will give everything he’s got in his fights nowadays, and exit the cage a bloody mess. It’s also almost a certainty that he and his opponent – equally as hurt – will pose for a postfight pic. Which, if you think about it, is pretty awesome. Two men, […]

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Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima, Postfight

It’s almost a certainty that Rory MacDonald will give everything he’s got in his fights nowadays, and exit the cage a bloody mess. It’s also almost a certainty that he and his opponent – equally as hurt – will pose for a postfight pic. Which, if you think about it, is pretty awesome. Two men, […]

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Bellator 192 Results: Rory MacDonald Wins War of Attrition Over Douglas Lima

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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Pic: Rory MacDonald’s leg is a mess thanks to Douglas Lima’s devastating kicks at Bellator 192

Rory MacDonald captured his first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) world title after he defeated Douglas Lima last night (Sat., Jan. 20, 2018) at Bellator 192 via unanimous decision in what was a hard-fought war.

But it came at a price, as “The Phenom” busted Rory up, in particular his left leg, which ballooned up after the Brazilian bomber peppered and battered it all night long with vicious, powerful kicks which at one point dropped MacDonald.

Being a good sport despite losing his title after suffering his first loss in three years, Lima took the time to pose with MacDonald — who had to be carried out and placed on a stretcher backstage — afterward.

What is it with Rory and all-out wars?

MacDonald goes up 2-0 so far in his Bellator career after bolting for the Viacom-owned promotion after suffering back-to-back defeats inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, including coming up short for the 170-pound strap against Robbie Lawler at UFC 189.

Those days are now long behind him, as “Red King” can finally call himself a champion and if he keeps his word, he could be moving up a few weight classes in order to become a multi-division champion by the end of this year.

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Scott Coker Nixes Possibility of Rory MacDonald as Alternate in Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

Bellator President Scott Coker admires the mentality of Rory MacDonald, but he prefers that the former UFC star limit his ambitions to more appropriate weight classes for now.
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Robbie Lawler Addresses PED Accusations from UFC 189 Foe Rory MacDonald

The welterweight championship bout between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald ranks among the UFC’s all-time greatest fights.
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