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Midnight Mania! McGregor Congratulates Teammate On Leg Kick TKO

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Conor McGregor has been laying relatively low lately when it comes to MMA since his high-profile loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He seems mostly to be focusing on launching his new whiskey brand, which he recently had to apologize for. There is no official word on his next opponent, though Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone called him out after a win over Mike Perry, a potential bout McGregor opened as favorite in.

However, “The Notorious” is always good for a shoutout to a successful teammate. Today, he congratulated his teammate, fellow Irishman Cian Cowley, for getting a leg kick TKO tonight. A welterweight, Cowley won his Brave CF 18 bout in a round, an impressive result by any metric. His official pro record is now 2-1.


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Daniel Cormier wants you to tag his next opponent… who is buying that it will affect his decision-making in the slightest?

Kazushi Sakuraba is one of the Greatest of All Times.

One got good looks, the other got the fighting genes?

Is this most MMA nickname and shorts design ever?

This was funny because you could really picture Hannibal Buress saying it

This cat has claws

Never believe a Diaz is back until the get into the cage

I enjoy thinking of Darren Elkins as a superhero, but something of a cross between one from Super or Kickass, where he lacks the self-awareness to know how bad his chest tattoo is, but at the same time has built up a real superhuman toughness that keeps him in fights he has no business being in.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This spinning backfist is excellent- Kailan Hill sets it up with a lead hook and spins straight into his opponent.

This is not his first spectacular knockout- he’s one to keep an eye on!

One-two

It has been a while since I’ve seen a lead leg switchkick land this cleanly

Just keeping hitting, hitting, hitting

Tenshin Nasukawa is fighting tonight, and so are a couple fighters who pushed him to the limit

I had forgotten about how close this fight was- George St. Pierre ended his reign in a dogfight against Johny Hendricks. GSP came back to take Michael Bisping’s middleweight belt and retire again, while Hendricks won the welterweight belt, then fell off so steeply that last week he got knocked out in a bareknuckle boxing match.

Sumo!

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Former Teammate Sides With Khabib, Launches Mac Attack

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, likes to go hard when sparring in fight camp. But most combat sports fans already knew that after video leaked of “Notorious” pounding on former IBF and WBA World Champion Paulie Malignaggi.

Watch some of the footage here.

But it appears McGregor is better at dishing it out than taking it, if we’re to believe former Straight Blast Gym (SBG) Ireland teammate and ex-lightweight champion Myles Price, who claims “Mystic Mac” was chafed when “Magic” would return fire.

“I’ll be honest with you, I never really got on well with Conor within the gym because me and Conor sparred a lot. At the time, Conor was taking fights at lightweight,” Price told the Eurobash podcast (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Basically, with Conor, he’s quite narcissistic. He’ll see you as competition. He’s not very nice to be around in the gym. If you’re giving him hard spars, he won’t see you as a friend after a while.”

Price left SBG Ireland several years back and now trains alongside reigning UFC 155-pound titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov at the famed American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, Calif., where “The Eagle” prepares for his “Notorious” title fight.

Not surprisingly, he’s picking Nurmagomedov.

“It’s like having a wet blanket on you in every single session,” Price said. “When people commentate on his fights, it’s [very accurate] when they say it’s a shock when you feel what he feels like at first. I imagined what it was going to be like, but that was a whole other level of pressure. It’s calculated, it’s smart, it’s vigorous — it just keeps on coming at you over and over again.”

McGregor and Nurmagomedov will collide in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Price, meanwhile, is hoping to finagle a fight with SBG Ireland standout Peter Queally under the Bellator banner.

For much more on UFC 229 click here.

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Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Bellator 204 Results: Conor McGregor’s Cocky Teammate Talks Big, Gets Destroyed

It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

McGregor Teammate James Gallagher Reacts To Viral p0wning At Bellator 204

The internet was not kind to Gallagher after a display of bad sportsmanship ended with his KO loss. At least he handled the aftermath better.

Things did not go well for up and coming prospect James Gallagher, whom Bellator has been banking on to become the next Conor McGregor.

There are reasons for the comparisons … the two are teammates at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland, and Gallagher comes with a similar cocky style that could make him a star if he backs it up in the cage. Unfortunately for James and Bellator both, he didn’t on Friday night at Bellator 204.

Gallagher entered the cage pretty pumped up and decided to scream right in opponent Ricky Bandejas’ face before their fight.

But halfway through the first round, Bandejas got sweet revenge, catching the Irish prospect and then putting him out with what a side kick many are noting is a carbon copy of WWE legend Shawn Michaels’ ‘Sweet Chin Music.’

That of course, resulted in the internet taking the piss out of young James, who attempted to make lemonade out of lemons with his statement following the loss.

”I talked a big game and got the big fall, that everyone is scared to do,” he wrote. “If I hadn’t of talk none of you would be talking about me either. It’ll be the best thing that ever happened me!! I’ll take it on the chin (literally) and move on.”

But before we move on? A little more internet savagery.

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Midnight Mania! McGregor Teammate Taunts Opponent, Eats Side Kick to Face

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This was a truly glorious knockout rendered more glorious by what transpired before. Conor McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher got in Ricky Bandejas face at Bellator 204, trying to intimidate him.

It didn’t work out for him.

The man has become a meme, and not in the good way.

Sweet chin music

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That’s just how the sport goes. Bandejas is now 11-1 at bantamweight and someone to keep an eye on. Check out the full Bellator 204 recap with GIFs!


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Pankration, the original MMA, fought naked and sometimes to the death.

This guy, Bud Jeffries, and Tony Ferguson might get along

Great drawing but I can’t decide if it looks like Darren Till or not.

What Canadian maple syrup nonsense was happening at this old Kajan Johnson weigh-in faceoff?? Steve Claveau looks like he came straight from a cabin in the wilderness for this fight.

Sorry man, Palhares will not be outmuscled.

l This isn’t even his final form…

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Mike Perry has big ambitions

A mans gotta have goals @platinummikeperry

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Justin Gaethje is training at altitude with featherweight prospect Cory Sandhagen for his upcoming main event with James Vick.

Ido Portal, Conor McGregor’s erstwhile movement coach, on his new sleeping style.

That would get some attention.

Bantamweight prospect Petr Yan is getting his second UFC fight after a first round KO in his first.

All gloves should be banned from competition, it’s the repeat head trauma that’s the problem.

Oooh this is nasty. The classic “duck into a knee” Aljamain Sterling style KO (sorry Aljo)


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This kind of skill will always amaze me.

The goose is loose

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Rory MacDonald Discusses Teammate Georges St. Pierre’s Legacy, Fighting Future

Georges St. Pierre’s long-time friend and Tristar Gym training partner Rory MacDonald doesn’t believe the former welterweight and middleweight champion is done with the sport.
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Midnight Mania! Marcelo Garcia suspends McGregor teammate Dillon Danis

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we have Marcelo Garcia suspending top student and McGregor’s grappling partner Dillon Danis,


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Marcelo Garcia, one of the greatest no-gi grapplers ever to compete, has suspended his student Dillon Danis, who trains with Conor McGregor and helps with his grappling coaching. Danis was originally brought in to help McGregor prior to the Diaz rematch. A decorated competitor in his own right, Danis is slated to face Jake Shields in a headlining bout at SUG 4, and also recently signed with Bellator MMA. While his profile has certainly risen since partnering with the brash Irishman, Danis has adopted what many would describe as a knock-off version of McGregor’s schtick. This divisive approach that has alienated some fans and BJJ competitors, a community that often prides themselves on camaraderie and a culture of martial arts-inspired respect.

Garcia, in typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor fashion, announced the decision in a long-winded, semi-philosophical speech that fully laid out the reasons behind the decision. See the full video below:


Bobs and Weaves

This is an absolutely fantastic bout. Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao is a matchup that puts Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion, within touching distance of a title shot if he wins. With charismatic new champion Cody Garbrandt on the throne, and Moraes and Duquesnoy joining the ranks of the division, UFC’s 135 pound weight class looks extremely promising over the next couple years.

Donald Cerrone with Claudia Gadelha:

Cub Swanson freezing:

It’s RIZIN fight week and that means some pageantry.

I don’t recall exactly when this was, but Jon Jones and Anderson Silva were having a little fun.

Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones!

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Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr and Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh are just shooting the breeze when a fight breaks out right in front of them.

Yoel Romero, or more probably Malki Kawa on his twitter, talking trash at Michael Bisping.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Moraes is a man of exceptional violence.

Ouch.

The reason Demetrius Johnson is as good as he is, especially in the clinch, is thanks to Matt Hume

Another reminder: RIZIN

That’s a lot of punching power

Suplexes too?

Not sure what the rules are with these big gloves but suplexes and chokes both seem to be legal so I’m down

Fight Motion is pretty violent this time


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