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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.
— John Wood (@bigwoodmma) May 4, 2018
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.
Francis was previously training at the UFC PI and with his coach in France. Looks like he’s now at Syndicate ahead of his return in July. https://t.co/iNqt5BY4Mr
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) May 7, 2018
should go to uFc performance institute instead, could train on treadmill also a swimming pool.
— superCalo (@superCalo) May 7, 2018
Derrick Lewis, for his part, is ready to open up with the heavy firepower against Ngannou.
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
“Man, I think he’s untouchable.”
Lomachenko returns to the ring & ESPN this weekend vs. Jorge Linares.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) May 7, 2018
This is a good quiz. I’ll take 2 and 6
— FloCombat (@FloCombat) May 7, 2018
Matt Brown takes his right and left elbows
Middleweight Julian Marquez found himself defending Batman against Max Griffin’s slander. Nerd.
Woah, take it easy.
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) May 7, 2018
Well done, whoever turned Kevin Lee’s stanky leg into this. (It was apparently a guy who calls himself @rayrod747)
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.
Honestly………… I don’t know. But, I hear the last person I knocked out may be fighting for an interim belt. If he wins I’m in. I’m 225 right now and pretty ripped. Never making 185 again. https://t.co/OWz2gxfSUZ
— michael (@bisping) May 5, 2018
Lando Vannata working the angles on the pads
How will Colby Covington slap Joe Rogan when he can’t see him?
I spent the last 6 days bow hunting axis deer in Lanai dressed like a @sitkagear ninja. These animals are originally from India and were brought to Hawaii as a gift from Hong Kong to King Kamehameha V in the 1860’s. They evolved while being preyed upon by tigers and because of that they’re mind-bending fast. There are 3,000 people on Lanai and 20,000 deer. They obviously don’t have any tigers in Lanai so they rely on people to keep the population of these magnificent animals in check, and it’s one of the most difficult challenges in bow hunting. They’re also arguably the most delicious animals on the planet, and are very nutritious with each 8 ounce portion having 52 grams of protein. Shout out to the great and powerful @nockontv for the photo credit.
Melvin Guillard has fallen on bad times.
Daniel Cormier celebrates eight years with his wife
8 years seems like a lifetime ago my love, I don’t even recognize the people in the photo on the left. I’ve been with the old photos lately lol. I met you at 1-0 now look at us haha. Guys what changed? We look so much different, I think we just matured lol. Couple my friends @jamill_kelly thinks it’s something else lol @peechypie
How Carlos Condit spent his weekend
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Obligatory slow-motion footage of Gennady Golovkin’s knockout
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) May 6, 2018
On this Day 2005, Diego Corrales unified the WBO and WBC Lightweight titles with arguably the comeback of all time to stop Jose Luis Castillo in Round 10pic.twitter.com/gCPRU3PU7l
— KO Kings (@KOKINGS4) May 7, 2018
Emanuel Augustus, the Drunken Boxer
Emanuel “Drunken Master” Augustus pic.twitter.com/CPQ6O3FN3H
— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) May 4, 2018
Is this cop Mark Hunt in disguise?
Who’s this fat cop gonna fuck up? Come at me bro! pic.twitter.com/BOeAitZ2bf
— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) May 7, 2018
Or maybe it’s this guy
A lot of steam on this short uppercut
— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) May 8, 2018
Pass the guard, go straight to armbar, collect 200 dollars
- Machida vs. Belfort breakdown by Andrew Richardson
- An early breakdown of Raquel Pennington vs. Amanda Nunes
- Jon Fitch makes his Bellator debut this weekend and he’s ready to put his wrestling chops to work
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