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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby Covington is at it again, suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till, won’t generate much interest without him.
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Colby Covington Says UFC 228 Will Be a Failure Without Him Headlining

Colby Covington is at it again, suggesting that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view event, UFC 228, which features a title bout between welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and Darren Till, won’t generate much interest without him.
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Midnight Mania! GSP Says Sonnen Has ‘Smart’ Solution to Weight Cutting

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GSP says Chael Sonnen has the smartest solution to weight cutting. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“(Sonnen) proposed to do a weigh-in the day of the fight,” St-Pierre said during a news conference in Australia that was captured by Submission Radio. “So what he proposes, basically – we have weigh-in the night before the fight, like we normally do. But now, because the weigh-in is in the morning, people say, ‘Oh, I have more time to recuperate,’ so they try to cut more weight.

“And it’s sad to say, but sometimes I’m thinking, ‘Are we going to wait (for) someone (to) die out there to change things?’ I mean, it’s ridiculous. So what Chael’s proposed is very smart.”

St. Pierre joins a chorus of voices, including the recent opinion of Joe Rogan, that something must be done to improve on the current system of weight cutting, which saw most fighters at UFC 227 cut in excess of 10% of their bodyweight to fight at a specific weight class. Numerous recent injuries and medical problems have occurred to fighters while cutting weight, including problems with Cris Cyborg, Max Holloway, Darren Till, and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Some fighters have taken the stance that all the responsibility lies with the individual fighter to do their job. GSP doesn’t see it that way.

“If you make a weigh-in the day of the event, a lot of guys will lose weight, but they won’t lose in terms of (dehydration) weight,” St-Pierre said. “You know that if you go in to compete the same day you can’t dehydrate yourself. If you weigh in an hour before your competition. That’s what they used to do in amateur wrestling in the United States and you know how many people miss weight? Zero. So, now, it’s very weird that in a professional sport, in a professional organization, at the highest level, that people miss weight.

“I think they need to change not the individual, they need to change the system. I think the system can be made better. I’m not saying that Chael’s proposition is the best. But I think it’s the best that we know of right now. I think it would be the best solution.”

Same-day weigh ins are far from the only proposed solution; Rogan, for instance, proposed monitoring fighters’ hydration levels all fight week, the way ONE FC does. Currently, the UFC has moved weigh ins further from the fight in an attempt to give more fighters time to rehydrate. Sonnen and GSP would reverse this in an attempt to do away with extreme cutting altogether.


Insomnia

McGregor inflation

The UFC are searching for a replacement for an injured Glover Texeira to fight Jimi Manuwa.

Anthony Smith has offered to step up.

It would be funny if Kevin Lee tapped Dillon Danis, because I find it hard to believe Dillon has 100K in cash.

Benson Henderson returns

Does Robert “Bobby Knuckles” Whittaker have a future in pro wrestling?

My kids rubbing off on me

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Khabib views his calm and composure as the calm of an apex predator.

Stay Relax

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This might, possibly, maybe, be hyperbole on the part of Duane Ludwig on behalf of TJ Dillashaw.

Agree or disagree?

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Earnest Hemingway was about that life, even if he wasn’t particularly good at fighting.

Cris Cyborg getting some love

Credit to Demetrious Johnson on taking full responsibility for his loss to Henry Cejudo.


Quick Hits


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Nearly took his head clean off

This gave me a concussion just watching.


Random Land

Since last night’s post concerned QAnon, it seems the cat is out of that bag.

The eagle has landed

Video by @falconry_crarsi Atila —– Black and Chestnut Eagle #Destination_wild

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UFC President Dana White Says He’ll Only Make a ‘Superfight’ When It’s Right

The term “superfight,” once understood to mean a matchup between the champions of two weight divisions — the most recent example being Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier facing off against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic — has been thrown around a lot recently. UFC President Dana White says the term is being “completely overused.”
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White Says No World Tour For Khabib Vs. McGregor – ‘We Don’t Have Time’

Despite a marvelous UFC 227 fight card that lit up the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., UFC president Dana White still had to answer questions last night (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming lightweight title fight with Conor McGregor.

The massive superfight was announced earlier this week and will take place at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 from Las Vegas, Nevada. That puts us just about two months away from arguably the biggest fight in UFC history.

The rivalry between McGregor and Nurmagomedov has been brewing for a very long time, and hit a whole new level this past April when “Notorious” attacked a Brooklyn bus to get to Khabib. McGregor ended up getting hit with a felony and misdemeanors, but was cleared of most charges late last month.

A title fight as big as Khabib vs. McGregor warrants all the attention in the world, especially from a promotional standpoint. But with 60 days to prepare for a Las Vegas showdown, White confirmed UFC won’t be bringing the circus on the road, which is exactly what UFC did for McGregor’s anticipated clash with Jose Aldo three years ago.

“We don’t have time for a world tour,” White said during UFC 227 post-fight press conference (full replay here). “These guys are going to fight the first week of October. Both guys are going to go into camp. We’ll do something fun, we’ll do some different stuff. We’re literally having a big meeting on Monday to get this stuff in order and get it going.”

Unfortunately for White, promoting Khabib vs. McGregor isn’t the only thing he has to worry about. In addition to attracting massive interest from fight fans all across the globe, White and company must do their best to prevent any out-of-cage encounters between Khabib, McGregor, or any members of their teams.

When one fighter throws a dolly through a bus window to get to another fighter you can understand UFC’s cautious approach.

“We’re pretty confident that we can control what happens,” White said. “What happened in New York, obviously if you look at what happened, everyone was loading onto the buses, everything was done, and our staff still handled it pretty damn well for what was going down.

“We’re very aware. Nothing is going to happen. We’ll be good.”

With just two months before Khabib and McGregor finally clash inside of the Octagon, expect countless Twitter feuds, verbal lashings, face-to-face staredowns, and behind-the-scenes video coverage, all of which will be used to promote the Russia vs. Ireland superfight.

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Bethe Correia Unhappy with UFC 227 Removal, Says She Received Clearance from Three Doctors

Bethe Correia is well aware of the eye issues that have plagued her during her career, but she claims she took the necessary steps to be able to compete at UFC 227.
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Paulo Henrique Costa says Kelly Slater is ‘Completely Ignorant’ Regarding Doping Comments

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Paulo Henrique Costa is fast becoming of the most feared 185-pound fighters in the division.


Costa faced Uriah Hall on the preliminary card at UFC 226
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Junior Dos Santos Says Brock Lesnar Likely Won’t Be Clean For UFC Return

The MMA world was turned upside down by the profane in-cage promo cut by Brock Lesnar after Daniel Cormier knocked out Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in their title fight at UFC 226 on Saturday. However, it seems few within the sport other than Cormier are excited about the WWE superstar’s UFC return. Count Junior dos Santos in with those who are dubious about Lesnar’s prospects.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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