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Midnight Mania! Francis Ngannou Looking Scary Fast at New Gym

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Francis Ngannou is looking to rebound from his first UFC defeat, a five-round decision loss to champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. In order to take the next steps in his development, the talented African has moved his training to Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts ahead of his UFC 226 bout with fellow heavy hitter Derrick Lewis.

He is looking light on his feet with this pad work.

Per Damon Martin of FloCombat, Ngannou is also training at Xtreme Couture, where he can work with striking coach Ray Sefo and Sambo master Blagoy Ivanov, who is set to make his UFC debut against Junior Dos Santos.

He is missing out on those high-tech Performance Institute treadmills though.

Derrick Lewis, for his part, is ready to open up with the heavy firepower against Ngannou.

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Insomnia

Cub Swanson approves

This is a good matchup between Myles Jury and Chad Mendes on Mendes’ first fight back from a two-year suspension.

This is not a fun feeling

TJ Dillashaw thinks Vasyl Lomachenko is untouchable as he is set to box Jorge Linares next weekend

This is a good quiz. I’ll take 2 and 6

Matt Brown takes his right and left elbows

Middleweight Julian Marquez found himself defending Batman against Max Griffin’s slander. Nerd.

Well done, whoever turned Kevin Lee’s stanky leg into this. (It was apparently a guy who calls himself @rayrod747)

@rayrod747 deserves an award for this top notch edit.

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Bisping says he’s never making middleweight again and would happily jump up to light heavyweight to fight Luke Rockhold if he beats Alexander Gustafsson.

Lando Vannata working the angles on the pads

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How will Colby Covington slap Joe Rogan when he can’t see him?

Melvin Guillard has fallen on bad times.

Daniel Cormier celebrates eight years with his wife

How Carlos Condit spent his weekend

#CasualFriday at @hundredhandscoffee #SteelMace #SockGame #ShirtsAreAJailCell

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Obligatory slow-motion footage of Gennady Golovkin’s knockout

Tenshin Nasukawa

Epic fight

Emanuel Augustus, the Drunken Boxer

Is this cop Mark Hunt in disguise?

Or maybe it’s this guy

A lot of steam on this short uppercut

Pass the guard, go straight to armbar, collect 200 dollars


Good Reads


Random Land

This is the kind of low-percentage shot you throw up in fifth grade recess because you are just trying to look cool.

Not a good Monday

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Aljamain Sterling issues statement following scary knockout loss to Marlon Moraes at UFC Fresno

During last night’s (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) UFC Fight Night 123 event inside Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, Aljamain Sterling suffered a nasty knockout loss to Marlon Moraes in main card action.

See it again here.

Indeed, “Magic” clipped “Funkmaster” with a nasty knee to the face the stiffened Aljamain, forcing the ref to stop the action. It was a knockout Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White compared to Francis Ngannou’s demolition of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 last week.

After getting carried out in a stretcher to the hospital for precautionary reasons, Sterling issued a statement last last night via social media.

Knowing Sterling was already out, credit has to be given to Marlon, as he immediately stopped his offensive attack and did not follow up with any unnecessary blows to his fallen foe.

And in victory, “Magic’s” thoughts were all on Sterling.

And while UFC broadcasters didn’t give fight fans an update regarding Sterling’s health status during the broadcast, Dana White did confirm in this post-event interview that Sterling was mobile and doing great.

To get full UFC Fight Night 123: “Swanson vs Ortega” play-by-play updates and results click here.

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Video: ‘Call of Duty’ Narrative Director Details Scary Conor McGregor Confrontation

In an exclusive interview with CraveOnline.com, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” narrative director Taylor Kurosaki described a particularly scary confrontation he had with Conor McGregor.
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Video: ‘Call of Duty’ Narrative Director Details Scary Conor McGregor Confrontation

In an exclusive interview with CraveOnline.com, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” narrative director Taylor Kurosaki described a particularly scary confrontation he had with Conor McGregor.
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Dominick Cruz’s ‘scary’ message to UFC bantamweights: I’ve been out four years and you still can’t beat me

According to Dominick Cruz, not much has changed since his extended absence from mixed martial arts (MMA), as far as the bantamweight division is concerned.

Other than the fact the T.J. Dillashaw is the new ruler at 135 pounds, of course.

That’s why “The Dominator” is high on confidence that the rest of the field won’t be able to deal with what he has to offer inside the Octagon, as he tells La Aflicion (via Bloody Elbow) that it’s scary fro the opposition that he’s been out of action for four years and they still won’t be able to beat him.

His words:

“It’s pretty basic. The division, while we do have a lot of guys moving around, what’s really changed? The champion right now, has lost to two different people in the same division. One of them, finished him and was at 125, and that’s John Dodson. That’s the champion at 135 right now. Got knocked out by Dodson. He’s very very beatable, and that’s been proven. You haven’t proven a lot of ways to beat me since 2007, when I was 21 years old, working 40 hours a week while I was training. The only thing these guys have to hold on to in beating me, is the fact that I’ve been out for 4 years. That’s what’s going to be scary. I’m out 4 years, and I’m still going to beat you. So then what?”

Cruz did have one fight during that span, as he made a succeful return to action by bltizing through Takeya Mizugaki last year before suffering another setback.

Details on that here.

But, Dominick is healthy once again and is ready to claim what he never lost, as he prepares to face the aforementioned Dillashaw in the main event of UFC Fight Night 81 on Jauary 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more on that intriguing bout click here and here.

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Coach: ‘Scary’ Chad Mendes will finish ‘court jester’ Conor McGregor in second round

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice for UFC 189, and plans on ruining “The Conor McGregor show” in Las Vegas.

“Money” will replace injured champion Jose Aldo and face “The Notorious” for the interim title on July 11, and his jiu-jitsu coach Fabio “Pateta” Prado guarantees Mendes is ready despite taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.

“He will grab this opportunity and go for it. Everything will be alright,” Prado told MMAFighting.com. “It’s on short notice, but his heart and experience will make the difference. Alpha Male doesn’t turn down fights and that’s why we have credit with the UFC. Chad is always training, dreaming about this.”

McGregor’s critics say he hasn’t been tested by a wrestler before earning a shot at the UFC gold, and they can expect Mendes to go for takedowns at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“It’s a good match-up,” “Pateta” said. “Everybody says Chad will get the takedowns, and he will. It’s like Jose Aldo throwing those low kicks. Everybody knows they are doing this, but they can’t stop it. He will get the takedown, lock his hips and throw his hands. When McGregor tries to get back up, Chad will catch him.”

Mendes won’t desperately rush for takedowns, though. Coming off a devastating first-round knockout over Ricardo Lamas in April, and four knockout finishes in the UFC between his first and second bouts with Aldo, “Money” plans on standing against McGregor.

“Chad wants to trade punches with him first. His hands are good,” Prado said. “He traded punches with Jose Aldo for five rounds. One round with McGregor is not a problem.

“He will find some holes in the first round. Chad is a scary guy, he has heavy hands. McGregor will change his mind after Chad lands the first punch. Those who trained and fought him know that. Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida and others with a good chin went down. Aldo is the only one who didn’t go down, but Aldo is Aldo. This trash talker will feel Chad’s hands and ask himself ‘what the f–k is this? This little guy has got some power’. He hits hard, man.”

Calling for a second-round finish, Prado doesn’t rule out a submission like Donald Cerrone’s victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11.

“McGregor has a long neck, long arms to catch. I think he might submit him like ‘Cowboy’ with Barboza,” he said. “Chad will rock him, and then tap him. McGregor will get desperate after he eats some punches and will make a mistake.”

Aldo criticized the UFC for creating an interim belt after he pulled out with an injury, but Team Alpha Male won’t be thinking about the title when they enter the Octagon at UFC 189.

“We want to win so we can fight Jose Aldo again,” Prado said. “Aldo is Aldo. He’s the number one. We want to be the number one, so we have to get past this. We don’t turn down fights. We don’t care about an interim title. We’re thinking about the court jester.”

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Coach: ‘Scary’ Chad Mendes will finish ‘court jester’ Conor McGregor in second round

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice for UFC 189, and plans on ruining “The Conor McGregor show” in Las Vegas.

“Money” will replace injured champion Jose Aldo and face “The Notorious” for the interim title on July 11, and his jiu-jitsu coach Fabio “Pateta” Prado guarantees Mendes is ready despite taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.

“He will grab this opportunity and go for it. Everything will be alright,” Prado told MMAFighting.com. “It’s on short notice, but his heart and experience will make the difference. Alpha Male doesn’t turn down fights and that’s why we have credit with the UFC. Chad is always training, dreaming about this.”

McGregor’s critics say he hasn’t been tested by a wrestler before earning a shot at the UFC gold, and they can expect Mendes to go for takedowns at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“It’s a good match-up,” “Pateta” said. “Everybody says Chad will get the takedowns, and he will. It’s like Jose Aldo throwing those low kicks. Everybody knows they are doing this, but they can’t stop it. He will get the takedown, lock his hips and throw his hands. When McGregor tries to get back up, Chad will catch him.”

Mendes won’t desperately rush for takedowns, though. Coming off a devastating first-round knockout over Ricardo Lamas in April, and four knockout finishes in the UFC between his first and second bouts with Aldo, “Money” plans on standing against McGregor.

“Chad wants to trade punches with him first. His hands are good,” Prado said. “He traded punches with Jose Aldo for five rounds. One round with McGregor is not a problem.

“He will find some holes in the first round. Chad is a scary guy, he has heavy hands. McGregor will change his mind after Chad lands the first punch. Those who trained and fought him know that. Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida and others with a good chin went down. Aldo is the only one who didn’t go down, but Aldo is Aldo. This trash talker will feel Chad’s hands and ask himself ‘what the f–k is this? This little guy has got some power’. He hits hard, man.”

Calling for a second-round finish, Prado doesn’t rule out a submission like Donald Cerrone’s victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11.

“McGregor has a long neck, long arms to catch. I think he might submit him like ‘Cowboy’ with Barboza,” he said. “Chad will rock him, and then tap him. McGregor will get desperate after he eats some punches and will make a mistake.”

Aldo criticized the UFC for creating an interim belt after he pulled out with an injury, but Team Alpha Male won’t be thinking about the title when they enter the Octagon at UFC 189.

“We want to win so we can fight Jose Aldo again,” Prado said. “Aldo is Aldo. He’s the number one. We want to be the number one, so we have to get past this. We don’t turn down fights. We don’t care about an interim title. We’re thinking about the court jester.”

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Coach: ‘Scary’ Chad Mendes will finish ‘court jester’ Conor McGregor in second round

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice for UFC 189, and plans on ruining “The Conor McGregor show” in Las Vegas.

“Money” will replace injured champion Jose Aldo and face “The Notorious” for the interim title on July 11, and his jiu-jitsu coach Fabio “Pateta” Prado guarantees Mendes is ready despite taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.

“He will grab this opportunity and go for it. Everything will be alright,” Prado told MMAFighting.com. “It’s on short notice, but his heart and experience will make the difference. Alpha Male doesn’t turn down fights and that’s why we have credit with the UFC. Chad is always training, dreaming about this.”

McGregor’s critics say he hasn’t been tested by a wrestler before earning a shot at the UFC gold, and they can expect Mendes to go for takedowns at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“It’s a good match-up,” “Pateta” said. “Everybody says Chad will get the takedowns, and he will. It’s like Jose Aldo throwing those low kicks. Everybody knows they are doing this, but they can’t stop it. He will get the takedown, lock his hips and throw his hands. When McGregor tries to get back up, Chad will catch him.”

Mendes won’t desperately rush for takedowns, though. Coming off a devastating first-round knockout over Ricardo Lamas in April, and four knockout finishes in the UFC between his first and second bouts with Aldo, “Money” plans on standing against McGregor.

“Chad wants to trade punches with him first. His hands are good,” Prado said. “He traded punches with Jose Aldo for five rounds. One round with McGregor is not a problem.

“He will find some holes in the first round. Chad is a scary guy, he has heavy hands. McGregor will change his mind after Chad lands the first punch. Those who trained and fought him know that. Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida and others with a good chin went down. Aldo is the only one who didn’t go down, but Aldo is Aldo. This trash talker will feel Chad’s hands and ask himself ‘what the f–k is this? This little guy has got some power’. He hits hard, man.”

Calling for a second-round finish, Prado doesn’t rule out a submission like Donald Cerrone’s victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11.

“McGregor has a long neck, long arms to catch. I think he might submit him like ‘Cowboy’ with Barboza,” he said. “Chad will rock him, and then tap him. McGregor will get desperate after he eats some punches and will make a mistake.”

Aldo criticized the UFC for creating an interim belt after he pulled out with an injury, but Team Alpha Male won’t be thinking about the title when they enter the Octagon at UFC 189.

“We want to win so we can fight Jose Aldo again,” Prado said. “Aldo is Aldo. He’s the number one. We want to be the number one, so we have to get past this. We don’t turn down fights. We don’t care about an interim title. We’re thinking about the court jester.”

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Coach: ‘Scary’ Chad Mendes will finish ‘court jester’ Conor McGregor in second round

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice for UFC 189, and plans on ruining “The Conor McGregor show” in Las Vegas.

“Money” will replace injured champion Jose Aldo and face “The Notorious” for the interim title on July 11, and his jiu-jitsu coach Fabio “Pateta” Prado guarantees Mendes is ready despite taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.

“He will grab this opportunity and go for it. Everything will be alright,” Prado told MMAFighting.com. “It’s on short notice, but his heart and experience will make the difference. Alpha Male doesn’t turn down fights and that’s why we have credit with the UFC. Chad is always training, dreaming about this.”

McGregor’s critics say he hasn’t been tested by a wrestler before earning a shot at the UFC gold, and they can expect Mendes to go for takedowns at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“It’s a good match-up,” “Pateta” said. “Everybody says Chad will get the takedowns, and he will. It’s like Jose Aldo throwing those low kicks. Everybody knows they are doing this, but they can’t stop it. He will get the takedown, lock his hips and throw his hands. When McGregor tries to get back up, Chad will catch him.”

Mendes won’t desperately rush for takedowns, though. Coming off a devastating first-round knockout over Ricardo Lamas in April, and four knockout finishes in the UFC between his first and second bouts with Aldo, “Money” plans on standing against McGregor.

“Chad wants to trade punches with him first. His hands are good,” Prado said. “He traded punches with Jose Aldo for five rounds. One round with McGregor is not a problem.

“He will find some holes in the first round. Chad is a scary guy, he has heavy hands. McGregor will change his mind after Chad lands the first punch. Those who trained and fought him know that. Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida and others with a good chin went down. Aldo is the only one who didn’t go down, but Aldo is Aldo. This trash talker will feel Chad’s hands and ask himself ‘what the f–k is this? This little guy has got some power’. He hits hard, man.”

Calling for a second-round finish, Prado doesn’t rule out a submission like Donald Cerrone’s victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11.

“McGregor has a long neck, long arms to catch. I think he might submit him like ‘Cowboy’ with Barboza,” he said. “Chad will rock him, and then tap him. McGregor will get desperate after he eats some punches and will make a mistake.”

Aldo criticized the UFC for creating an interim belt after he pulled out with an injury, but Team Alpha Male won’t be thinking about the title when they enter the Octagon at UFC 189.

“We want to win so we can fight Jose Aldo again,” Prado said. “Aldo is Aldo. He’s the number one. We want to be the number one, so we have to get past this. We don’t turn down fights. We don’t care about an interim title. We’re thinking about the court jester.”

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Coach: ‘Scary’ Chad Mendes will finish ‘court jester’ Conor McGregor in second round

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice for UFC 189, and plans on ruining “The Conor McGregor show” in Las Vegas.

“Money” will replace injured champion Jose Aldo and face “The Notorious” for the interim title on July 11, and his jiu-jitsu coach Fabio “Pateta” Prado guarantees Mendes is ready despite taking the fight on two weeks’ notice.

“He will grab this opportunity and go for it. Everything will be alright,” Prado told MMAFighting.com. “It’s on short notice, but his heart and experience will make the difference. Alpha Male doesn’t turn down fights and that’s why we have credit with the UFC. Chad is always training, dreaming about this.”

McGregor’s critics say he hasn’t been tested by a wrestler before earning a shot at the UFC gold, and they can expect Mendes to go for takedowns at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“It’s a good match-up,” “Pateta” said. “Everybody says Chad will get the takedowns, and he will. It’s like Jose Aldo throwing those low kicks. Everybody knows they are doing this, but they can’t stop it. He will get the takedown, lock his hips and throw his hands. When McGregor tries to get back up, Chad will catch him.”

Mendes won’t desperately rush for takedowns, though. Coming off a devastating first-round knockout over Ricardo Lamas in April, and four knockout finishes in the UFC between his first and second bouts with Aldo, “Money” plans on standing against McGregor.

“Chad wants to trade punches with him first. His hands are good,” Prado said. “He traded punches with Jose Aldo for five rounds. One round with McGregor is not a problem.

“He will find some holes in the first round. Chad is a scary guy, he has heavy hands. McGregor will change his mind after Chad lands the first punch. Those who trained and fought him know that. Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida and others with a good chin went down. Aldo is the only one who didn’t go down, but Aldo is Aldo. This trash talker will feel Chad’s hands and ask himself ‘what the f–k is this? This little guy has got some power’. He hits hard, man.”

Calling for a second-round finish, Prado doesn’t rule out a submission like Donald Cerrone’s victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11.

“McGregor has a long neck, long arms to catch. I think he might submit him like ‘Cowboy’ with Barboza,” he said. “Chad will rock him, and then tap him. McGregor will get desperate after he eats some punches and will make a mistake.”

Aldo criticized the UFC for creating an interim belt after he pulled out with an injury, but Team Alpha Male won’t be thinking about the title when they enter the Octagon at UFC 189.

“We want to win so we can fight Jose Aldo again,” Prado said. “Aldo is Aldo. He’s the number one. We want to be the number one, so we have to get past this. We don’t turn down fights. We don’t care about an interim title. We’re thinking about the court jester.”

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