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Rivera: Garbrandt Should Lose His Spot For Stalling

Note to up-and-coming fighters: stop wasting time working your way up the ladder by doing stupid things like winning fights and building your brand.

Instead, try soliciting some of the major players in the UFC front office, because it’s not who you know, it’s who you … well, you get the idea. That’s according to top bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera, who takes issue with the way former champion, Cody Garbrandt, “earned” his title shot.

“Cody was the seventh-ranked guy that got lucky and sucked somebody’s d—k or something like that and got a f—king shot,” Rivera told “Inside The Cage” on BJPenn.com. “He ended up beating [Dominick] Cruz who can’t box and became champ. He defended his belt and lost it right away to Dillashaw, then he fought for it again and lost to TJ and they were quick finishes. So, I don’t think he’s one of the best fighters out there. I think he’s in the way and him not wanting to fight until next year, I think he should lose his spot.”

Rivera is sour because Garbrandt is sitting on the sidelines until 2019, a timeout designed to help his recovery from lingering injuries, which means “El Terror” can take a different fight, or ride the pine until “No Love” is good and ready.

That might be easier said than done, as the waters remain stagnant at 135 pounds with champion TJ Dillashaw dropping to flyweight for a Henry Cejudo showdown, while Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao run it back for the next crack at the crown.

Until UFC matchmakers come up with something better, check out the rest of the bantamweight Top 10 right here to see some of Rivera’s other options.

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Should Chuck Liddell Fight Again or Nah?

Legendary UFC fighter Chuck Liddell – oh ye of the iron chin and knockout punch – was forced to retire a few years back because he kept taking naps on the Octagon floor.

But this past weekend, he was coaxed out of retirement to clash with longtime rival Tito Ortiz at Golden Boy MMA. And though “The Iceman” beat Ortiz soundly a dozen years ago, things didn’t go so smoothly this time around. Yes, Liddell wound up napping yet again.

It was so sad, in fact, that I daresay there’s a single MMA fan out there that would want to see the Iceman fight again.

Of course, Liddell being Liddell (i.e., a man who’s only known fighting all his life), he refuses to rule out another bout somewhere down the line.

It’s easy to glamorize combat, but it’s much hard to accept the very real toll it takes on our favorite athletes. And with Liddell, it’s easy to see what that toll exacted. He’s a walking CTE bomb waiting to happen.

Should he fight again? Hell no! Will he? I hope not.

And if you have any morals, you should hope that, too.

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Should Chuck Liddell Fight Again or Nah?

Legendary UFC fighter Chuck Liddell – oh ye of the iron chin and knockout punch – was forced to retire a few years back because he kept taking naps on the Octagon floor.

But this past weekend, he was coaxed out of retirement to clash with longtime rival Tito Ortiz at Golden Boy MMA. And though “The Iceman” beat Ortiz soundly a dozen years ago, things didn’t go so smoothly this time around. Yes, Liddell wound up napping yet again.

It was so sad, in fact, that I daresay there’s a single MMA fan out there that would want to see the Iceman fight again.

Of course, Liddell being Liddell (i.e., a man who’s only known fighting all his life), he refuses to rule out another bout somewhere down the line.

It’s easy to glamorize combat, but it’s much hard to accept the very real toll it takes on our favorite athletes. And with Liddell, it’s easy to see what that toll exacted. He’s a walking CTE bomb waiting to happen.

Should he fight again? Hell no! Will he? I hope not.

And if you have any morals, you should hope that, too.

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Should Chuck Liddell Fight Again or Nah?

Legendary UFC fighter Chuck Liddell – oh ye of the iron chin and knockout punch – was forced to retire a few years back because he kept taking naps on the Octagon floor.

But this past weekend, he was coaxed out of retirement to clash with longtime rival Tito Ortiz at Golden Boy MMA. And though “The Iceman” beat Ortiz soundly a dozen years ago, things didn’t go so smoothly this time around. Yes, Liddell wound up napping yet again.

It was so sad, in fact, that I daresay there’s a single MMA fan out there that would want to see the Iceman fight again.

Of course, Liddell being Liddell (i.e., a man who’s only known fighting all his life), he refuses to rule out another bout somewhere down the line.

It’s easy to glamorize combat, but it’s much hard to accept the very real toll it takes on our favorite athletes. And with Liddell, it’s easy to see what that toll exacted. He’s a walking CTE bomb waiting to happen.

Should he fight again? Hell no! Will he? I hope not.

And if you have any morals, you should hope that, too.

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Conor McGregor Believes Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier Should Headline UFC 230

The announcement that Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks would headline UFC 230 came as a surprise to the MMA community, especially considering some of the other available options.
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Conor McGregor Believes Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier Should Headline UFC 230

The announcement that Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks would headline UFC 230 came as a surprise to the MMA community, especially considering some of the other available options.
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The Best Bellator Event of the Year Is Tonight – You Should Tune In

The UFC may have everyone salivating in anticipation of next week’s installment of Conor McGregor: Superhero, but Bellator’s got some big in store tonight. It’s definitely worth tuning in for.

Setting aside Bellator 206‘s  co-main event of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, which is a joke of a fight, there’s the main event of Gegard Mousasi versus Rory MacDonald.

In case you forgot, Mousasi is the organization’s middleweight champ, while MacDonald is the welterweight champ. And they were top contenders in the UFC when they decided to jump ship and dominant in Bellator.

They are literally two of the best middleweights and welterweights around.

Also… HOLY CRAP MACDONALD IS MOVING UP A WEIGHT CLASS TO FIGHT ONE OF THE BEST! THAT’S INSANE!

I think MacDonald might have bitten off more than he can chew with Mousasi, just based on the size difference. But if there’s anyone on the Bellator roster that can beat Mousasi, it’s MacDonald, so…

If the notion of that ultra-compelling fight doesn’t move you, there’s also a rematch between two of Bellator’s other elite welterweights, Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. Lima was champ when he knocked out Koreshkov, but now that MacDonald is king, the Brazilian is back in the mix with this, the first fight on Bellator’s welterweight tournament.

Finally, there’s Aaron Pico. The superstar wrestler will forever be living down that dismal Bellator debut last year, but the three subsequent KO/TKOs are helping his cause.

Tune in. I certainly will be.

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The Best Bellator Event of the Year Is Tonight – You Should Tune In

The UFC may have everyone salivating in anticipation of next week’s installment of Conor McGregor: Superhero, but Bellator’s got some big in store tonight. It’s definitely worth tuning in for.

Setting aside Bellator 206‘s  co-main event of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, which is a joke of a fight, there’s the main event of Gegard Mousasi versus Rory MacDonald.

In case you forgot, Mousasi is the organization’s middleweight champ, while MacDonald is the welterweight champ. And they were top contenders in the UFC when they decided to jump ship and dominant in Bellator.

They are literally two of the best middleweights and welterweights around.

Also… HOLY CRAP MACDONALD IS MOVING UP A WEIGHT CLASS TO FIGHT ONE OF THE BEST! THAT’S INSANE!

I think MacDonald might have bitten off more than he can chew with Mousasi, just based on the size difference. But if there’s anyone on the Bellator roster that can beat Mousasi, it’s MacDonald, so…

If the notion of that ultra-compelling fight doesn’t move you, there’s also a rematch between two of Bellator’s other elite welterweights, Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. Lima was champ when he knocked out Koreshkov, but now that MacDonald is king, the Brazilian is back in the mix with this, the first fight on Bellator’s welterweight tournament.

Finally, there’s Aaron Pico. The superstar wrestler will forever be living down that dismal Bellator debut last year, but the three subsequent KO/TKOs are helping his cause.

Tune in. I certainly will be.

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Midnight Mania! Should Khabib Fans Be Worried About This McGregor Training Video?

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Conor McGregor is gearing up for his MMA return, and it seems he is not pulling punches in the gym. I mean that literally, as he is shown dropping training partner(s) in this heavily edited and condensed training montage.

He is seen throwing an elaborate spinning roundhouse kick, practicing his bodyshots, pairing his kicks with his punches, throwing jumping switchkicks like the version of McGregor that fought Max Holloway, sticking his training partners with side-kicks to the gut, and doing a LOT of wrestling. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis can be seen prominently attempting to take him down, among others, and McGregor appears to drop one training partner with a shot to the head and seems to buckle another with a body blow.

Are Khabib fans worried, or confident?

McGregor faces Khabib at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, on October 6th.


Insomnia

Is Khabib jacking Conor’s style?

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Brutal body knee in sparring by a world class Muay Thai athlete

Mark Hunt talks Brock Lesnar, JDS vs. his teammate Tai Tuivasa, and much more.

Mike Perry isn’t quite convinced the 9/11 conspiracy theories aren’t real but he is promoting a message of positivity here no matter what.

Gunnar Nelson has a creepy way of welcoming you to his fight team

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Welcome to Mjölnir my sweet boy

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BJJ Scout breaks down Conor McGregor

CM Punk has been paid more in his MMA stint than most other athletes who have trained MMA their entire careers.

Chad Mendes killed this elk to feed his family for half a year.

CSA has prepared a gameplan for Cris Cyborg against Amanda Nunes

The real ‘I’ll take his head clean off’

I’m confused now which is the real image

These people are insanely talented and incredibly skilled

Khabib still doesn’t like rap concerts. Russia can be a reactionary place, and Khabib’s views seem especially reactionary.

I don’t know how staged this is, but the choke slam was hilarious.

Imagine the sparring


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Classic Pride fight, with Liddell on loan from the UFC back when they did cross promotion.

Classic

What a battle


Random Land

Enjoy

Amazing spot.

This guy is cooler than I will ever be

This article on the anniversary of 9/11 was utterly extraordinary

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Robert Whittaker: UFC Should Do More To Deter Fighters From Missing Weight

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker believes fighters will keep missing weight in the UFC because the punishment is not severe enough. The 27 year-old Australian had first-hand experience with an opponent missing weight when he took on Yoel Romero at UFC 225 back in June.
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