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Midnight Mania! Rousey to ‘officially’ sign WWE contract on Sunday

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It’s not really MMA news at this point, but former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be doing some ceremonial thing with the WWE this Sunday.

Mostly, the attention on social media has to do with how they got her face to look like this in the photo. That smile doesn’t quite seem… natural.

Also… Derrick Lewis’ crush is real.


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Nate Diaz is USADA approved

Usada approved with my guy @jnovitzky

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Wha… what are you doing here, Conor?

Cerrone had his stats ready after the fight. Soon, he will pass this up… along with a bunch of others

TJ Dillashaw likes this painting of him.

The hashtag alone is worth it. I’m down with OSP.

Derrick Lewis was pretty happy with his wife’s reaction to his sweet knockout.

My wife @highlights480

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Yeah this is an awesome KO too


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Why do we choose to have singers attempt our national anthem so we can laugh out loud at them? On second thought, it’s better this way. Life is better when laughing.

This isn’t creepy at all.

I laughed out loud. Come get your woman, Hungary.

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Midnight Mania! Rousey to ‘officially’ sign WWE contract on Sunday

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s not really MMA news at this point, but former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be doing some ceremonial thing with the WWE this Sunday.

Mostly, the attention on social media has to do with how they got her face to look like this in the photo. That smile doesn’t quite seem… natural.

Also… Derrick Lewis’ crush is real.


Insomnia

Nate Diaz is USADA approved

Usada approved with my guy @jnovitzky

A post shared by natediaz209 (@natediaz209) on

Wha… what are you doing here, Conor?

Cerrone had his stats ready after the fight. Soon, he will pass this up… along with a bunch of others

TJ Dillashaw likes this painting of him.

The hashtag alone is worth it. I’m down with OSP.

Derrick Lewis was pretty happy with his wife’s reaction to his sweet knockout.

My wife @highlights480

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Yeah this is an awesome KO too


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst


Random Land

Why do we choose to have singers attempt our national anthem so we can laugh out loud at them? On second thought, it’s better this way. Life is better when laughing.

This isn’t creepy at all.

I laughed out loud. Come get your woman, Hungary.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

The post Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

The post Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

The post Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

The post Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

The post Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Ronda Rousey to be inducted into International Sports Hall of Fame

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, can add yet another accolade to her illustrious combat sports career, which already boasts a mixed martial arts (MMA) world title, as well as a bronze medal in Olympic Judo.

The International Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2018.

The ceremony takes place March 3, 2018, as part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, a 501(c) Non Profit Foundation “established to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports.”

Joining “Rowdy” at this year’s induction ceremony is WWE wrestler and movie star David Bautista, former UFC champion Bas Rutten, New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan, and Dr. Terry and Jan Todd, who did a bunch of stuff that I’m sure was important.

Rousey has not competed inside the Octagon since her technical knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in late 2016. In addition to her various movie projects, “Rowdy” is expected to make her WWE debut later this year.

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Midnight Mania! Rousey only ranked UFC fighter not tested by USADA in 2017

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Ronda Rousey remains ranked in the UFC after a year, but, despite Dana White’s claims, she wasn’t tested once in all of 2017.

To clarify, Dana White claimed earlier this year that Rousey was still being tested.

“She has not retired. USADA is still popping up at her house testing her,” White said about Rousey. “She refuses to retire. She’s not ready to say ‘I quit.’ She’s not ready to say, ‘I’m done,’ for whatever reason. She doesn’t tick like everybody else ticks. We found that out over the years.”

Bloody Elbow’s Iain Kidd dug a little deeper and, in a piece of excellent reporting, found that a little-known loophole in the UFC-USADA arrangement could secretly allow fighters to avoid testing completely by retiring and then un-retiring. He put it succinctly, so I’ll just let him explain it:

Under the WADA code, athletes returning from retirement have to undergo testing for six months. WADA may give a waiver after consulting the relevant national anti-doping organization and sport federation. Under the UFC’s anti-doping policy, the UFC gives the waiver. I wrote about that here.

That wouldn’t be a big deal if we knew which athletes had retired. If an athlete suspiciously retired and un-retired, skipping the testing pool whenever they didn’t have a fight, we would notice, right? Wrong.

It turns out the UFC and USADA can, and do, hide that information. There is no way for anyone to see who is and is not part of the registered testing pool at any time. USADA cannot or will not confirm which athletes are part of the pool, and the UFC, thus far, haven’t even responded to questions about it.

Is this the case with Ronda Rousey? There isn’t any actual way to know. This is just another way that the UFC being held largely by private equity causes problems with the long-term integrity of the sport of mixed martial arts. Private equity groups such as the firms that financed the WME-IMG deal are exempt from many of the transparency and financial disclosure rules mandated with other forms of business, meaning that they can more or less do whatever they want. I wrote more about that issue here, but in the case of USADA, it essentially allows the UFC to play fast and loose with the rules (see: Brock Lesnar) in pursuit of short-term profit, to the neglect of long-term concerns.


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UFC Flyweight champion Rose Namajunas with long hair threw me off. I love her look now, this Furiosa from Fury Road/Eleven from Stranger Things look works for me, but she looked good with long hair too.

Stipe Miocic looks like he’s from the 1920’s in this shot and he’s about to take a Tommy gun to some Chicago mobsters.

Stipe may refuse to be anything other than his quiet Midwestern self, may refuse to engage in a war of words, but he, without doubt, looks the part of heavyweight champion- and his record speaks for itself.

Pat Miletich’s Croatian grandma is with Stipe 100%.

Pettis got engaged to his girlfriend, Lisette Gadzuric, over New Years.

She happens to be very attractive. Good for Anthony.

Kajin Johnson is everyone who went out on New Year’s Eve.

All the Canadians are back in the gym- Rory Macdonald is prepping for his Bellator welterweight title fight against Douglas Lima.

Desus and Mero couldn’t help but comment on Gabi Garcia’s weird weigh-ins. That’s because Japanese MMA is amazing.

Check out this video of the first black world champion in boxing- from 1906. That’s 112-year-old footage.

McGregor does it for his Ma.

You can thank me for spotting this Jean Claude Van Damme hook kick to the face of then-UFC champion Cody Garbrandt.

Cyborg is angling for a quick turnaround fight with Megan Anderson at UFC 221. Hopefully it happens!

Random fan art can get you noticed!


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TJ Dillashaw really wants this superfight with Mighty Mouse.

Kevin Lee says Justin Gaethje sounds like a good matchup for him.

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Holly Holm Recognizes Similar Feel to ‘Cyborg’ Bout, Upset of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193

Holly Holm may never be able to top her monumental upset of Ronda Rousey when it comes to shock value, but comfort in the underdog role could be beneficial for “The Preacher’s Daughter” as she prepares for a different kind of challenge at UFC 219.
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