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Paulo Costa Accuses Yoel Romero Of ‘Stalling,’ Pulling Out of UFC 230 For More Time To Train

Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Paulo Costa has taken a shot at Yoel Romero for pulling out of their scheduled fight at UFC 230 because he believes the Cuban wants to train more ahead of their much-anticipated clash
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UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux

Things were going great for Jimmie Rivera. He’d won all five of his UFC bouts, beating the likes of Urijah Faber and Thomas Almeida, and the fact that it had been nine years since his last loss meant that the dude had all the momentum of a runaway freight train.

Then came his fight against Marlon Moraes, and the 33-second knockout via head-kick that derailed the Rivera train in pretty definitive fashion.

But! Rivera is back in action at UFC 228, taking on John Dodson, and this could be a chance for the locomotive to pull out of the station and start chugging along again.

Since we know Rivera has the skills to beat Dodson, the only real question here is how the loss to Moraes has affected him. Because nothing can make a fighter gun shy like a KO, and boy did Rivera take it on the noggin’.

Will Rivera be too cautious to pull the trigger? Or will his desire to get back on track translate into him rolling over all who dare appear in his path?

Ponder this while watching this clip of Rivera in action.

The post UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux

Things were going great for Jimmie Rivera. He’d won all five of his UFC bouts, beating the likes of Urijah Faber and Thomas Almeida, and the fact that it had been nine years since his last loss meant that the dude had all the momentum of a runaway freight train.

Then came his fight against Marlon Moraes, and the 33-second knockout via head-kick that derailed the Rivera train in pretty definitive fashion.

But! Rivera is back in action at UFC 228, taking on John Dodson, and this could be a chance for the locomotive to pull out of the station and start chugging along again.

Since we know Rivera has the skills to beat Dodson, the only real question here is how the loss to Moraes has affected him. Because nothing can make a fighter gun shy like a KO, and boy did Rivera take it on the noggin’.

Will Rivera be too cautious to pull the trigger? Or will his desire to get back on track translate into him rolling over all who dare appear in his path?

Ponder this while watching this clip of Rivera in action.

The post UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux

Things were going great for Jimmie Rivera. He’d won all five of his UFC bouts, beating the likes of Urijah Faber and Thomas Almeida, and the fact that it had been nine years since his last loss meant that the dude had all the momentum of a runaway freight train.

Then came his fight against Marlon Moraes, and the 33-second knockout via head-kick that derailed the Rivera train in pretty definitive fashion.

But! Rivera is back in action at UFC 228, taking on John Dodson, and this could be a chance for the locomotive to pull out of the station and start chugging along again.

Since we know Rivera has the skills to beat Dodson, the only real question here is how the loss to Moraes has affected him. Because nothing can make a fighter gun shy like a KO, and boy did Rivera take it on the noggin’.

Will Rivera be too cautious to pull the trigger? Or will his desire to get back on track translate into him rolling over all who dare appear in his path?

Ponder this while watching this clip of Rivera in action.

The post UFC 228 Primer: All Aboard the Jimmie Rivera Train, Part Deux appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Says ‘F—k the Mayweathers’ After Floyd’s Offer to Train at Vegas Gym

If you thought that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were on their way to becoming drinking buddies, think again.
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Conor McGregor Says ‘F—k the Mayweathers’ After Floyd’s Offer to Train at Vegas Gym

If you thought that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were on their way to becoming drinking buddies, think again.
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Conor McGregor Says ‘F—k the Mayweathers’ After Floyd’s Offer to Train at Vegas Gym

If you thought that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were on their way to becoming drinking buddies, think again.
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Floyd Mayweather Invites Conor McGregor to Train at Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Conor McGregor will have the opportunity to get some tips from a former foe ahead of his title bout at UFC 229 if he so chooses.
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‘Easy’ Embraces MMA Hype, Motivated To Keep Train Rolling In Budapest

Bellator 196: “Henderson vs. Huerta” comes to Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, this Friday (April 6, 2018), featuring a main event between two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars of yore looking to improve their fortune in Bellator as Benson Henderson (24-8) takes on “El Matador” Roger Huerta (24-9-1, 1 NC) in Lightweight action.

Underneath these 30-plus fight veterans there’s a young star on the rise who has been anointed as part of Bellator’s “Fab Five” of collegiate wrestlers. He won three national titles while wrestling at Penn State University and returned home to “Happy Valley” last year to score a second round knockout win in front of the Nittany Lion faithful. We are of course speaking about Ed Ruth (4-0).

In today’s interview with MMAmania.com, Ruth starts off by talking about how satisfying it was to return home last year and score a knockout win over a more seasoned and experienced foe.

“It was actually very satisfying. You know, to be able to go home, and to show people that I can put people away on my feet using my boxing alone, you know that was a huge win for me.”

Ruth says he’s still so young in the sport that the fans watching haven’t seen anything yet.

“It’s only the tip of the iceberg. I like to tell people this straight up — my evolution is going to be something that people have never seen before. I just want to bring a whole new dimension to fighting that people have never (seen). Me, personally, I definitely know I can do that and its definitely within my skill set. I’m also always pushing myself to the next level. I’m never satisfied where I’m at. It’s always a big deal for me to prove that not only am I good at this, but I can always get better. I’m always learning, because I’m a student of this sport.”

One thing that doesn’t intimidate Ed Ruth is a more experienced opponent. He relishes facing guys who have been around and done more in mixed martial arts (MMA) than him.

“You know, if anything it made me want to fight him more. Every time people tell me that somebody has more fights I’m like, ‘Okay, that’s the guy I should be fighting.’ If it’s somebody who has only like you know four or five fights, then it’s like, ‘Ehhh, is this really pushing me to the next level?’ Because I want people to see that this is an ongoing thing. Not only am I stepping up to the plate with guys who are now just starting out their debut, but I also step up to the plate against veterans, against people who are doing it right now.”

Ruth will have exactly that opportunity at Bellator 196. He’s fighting seasoned veteran Ion Pascu (17-7) at a Catchweight of 175 pounds. Pascu comes in off back-to-back wins in BAMMA. Up until a few weeks before Budapest, though, Ruth didn’t even know he was on the card.

“I kinda found out about it the same time that everybody else did. You know they saw that I was still in the room, I was still plugging away and still working out, and I guess they were just like, ‘Hey — you want to be on this card?’ I never say no.”

Pack your bags young man, you’re headed to Hungary. It won’t be his first time traveling overseas, though, as he went many times as an amateur wrestler and to Bellator 168 in Florence, Italy.

“Going overseas is just a whole new level of adversity and I had to do a lot of that for wrestling. Every time I went over there something different happened. You can either lose your clothes, or you don’t have your wrestling shoes, or the mats aren’t up to par, or the electricity’s out in the building you’re supposed to be in. You know all that adversity builds a wrestler or builds an athlete into what you really are.”

Ruth enjoys the character building more than the frequent flier miles. For him these are the hidden perks that people don’t account for that make them better competitors.

“There are so many different factors that you have to weigh in when you’re going over there competing. When you’re home you get used being comfortable, getting your full night of sleep, and I feel like when people get spoiled like that and they go overseas and they lose, they’re just not used to that lack of sleep and change in time difference or even the food over there is different. You’re not going to get all the same food that you get here in the U.S. overseas. I like going overseas because it gives me that experience.”

In fact, Ruth’s mentality about losing in general is different from a lot of other fighters. He’s not worried about whether or not he remains undefeated, and it’s not from a lack of confidence in himself.

“I think all fighters should think about their first loss. I think they all should consider it, and consider what they’re going to do after it. I see a lot of fighters that get their momentum train going, and then they take that first lost, and then they’re lost amongst the rest of the sea of fighters. And everybody’s like, ‘Oh what happened to this person?’ I want to win-win-win-win-win, but if there’s a loss in there, I’ll take it! I’ll keep my head held high and I’ll push past that. I’ll show everybody that winning isn’t the only thing that makes me. What makes me is ME.”

Even though he’s from the “Fab Five” and currently undefeated, Ruth relishes the extra attention.

“It actually makes me happy to have that hype. If you don’t have it then nobody knows who you are. The whole point of this sport is to have everybody know who you are. I felt like by me coming in with that whole hype from the ‘Fab Five’ I thought it was a great thing. You know it kind of got me started. It gives you something to feed into. At that point in time when they said, ‘Hey ‘Fab Five’ coming in’ you know I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m a part of that!’ It feels GOOD to be a part of something.”

And at Bellator 196 “Henderson vs. Huerta” he’s part of the main card facing Ion Pascu. Be sure to catch his fight this weekend on Paramount Network. Meanwhile, complete audio of our interview is embedded above, and complete coverage of “Henderson vs. Huerta” resides here at MMAmania.com all week long.

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Midnight Mania! Olympic Gold Medalist Offers to Train McGregor for Nurmagomedov

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If Conor McGregor ever does get as serious as he says he is about returning to the Octagon- or, more accurately, if the UFC ever gives him what he’s asking for in negotiations- then he has a wrestling coach qualified to teach him how to stop Khabib Nurmagomedov’s takedowns. (Assuming, of course, that Khabib ends up with the belt after UFC 223 in Brooklyn, instead of Tony Ferguson).

Kyle Snyder is not only the youngest Olympic gold medalist in American wrestling history, but also won the World Championship, the NCAA, and the Olympics in a single year, an incredible feat. Snyder may have an ulterior motive in offering to train McGregor- he has expressed a desire to compete in MMA at some point, and exposure to the game from the world’s most Notorious mixed martial artist could only be a boon to those plans. Snyder competes at 97 kilograms, or 213 pounds, which would make him a heavyweight or light heavyweight. Maybe by the time Jon Jones returns from suspension, he will face an Olympic gold medalist. Or, perhaps Brock Lesnar will return to face a wrestler qualified to stop him. Just… please… don’t be the next Dillon Danis on social media.


Insomnia

Speaking of Khabib, here he shares what Daniel Cormier’s pre-fight hype routine looks like

Let’s go @dc_mma DC what is it? This happen before his last fight in Boston #ufc220

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Why does Conor think this looks cool?

This made me laugh. A+ MMA meme work

Jacare vs. Gastelum? I’ll take it. Gastelum is the real threat to Robert Whittaker at middleweight.

No, Tito Ortiz. Stay retired. We already saw the Chuck Liddell fight twice.

Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee does sound fun, just like pretty much any top lightweight fight.

John Dodson sparring Michelle Waterson

I thought the fighters did have medical insurance?

Why boxing pay is so different from MMA pay, and the single biggest reason McGregor hasn’t returned to the Octagon yet:

Stipe Miocic is just a natural

Andre Fili’s new ink is bleeding

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This spinning wheel kick is gorgeous

Speaking of spinning shit, Raymond Daniels scored what remains one of the most spectacular knockouts I’ve ever seen.

I did not expect this outcome

Melvin Manhoef was a monster back in the day

Great body punches

Bulldog chokes are awesome

So are inverted triangles

Slick boxing

That’s some tenacious grappling


Podcasts and Video

Stephens vs. Emmett beer pairing! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

Heavy Hands

The MMA Ratings Podcast with special guest, ESPN’s Phil Murphy


Random Land

Funny joke…

Now I want to try this someday

Iron meditation or Extended time isometrics. Seated overhead press. 230lbs pressed hard against the top bars for 30 seconds. Very big pump and muscle fatigue. Most people do isometrics with nearly no or no weight for a long time or very heavy weight for very short holds but I honestly have found it to be most productive with a moderately heavyweight held for a much longer time until failure and building up the time over a few sessions to a full minute hold. You should do all three as well as isometrics in completely non-traditional nonlinear movements. It’s not as exciting as lighting something on fire but it’s killer training. Pressing hard into that second bar is what really makes it. Call that a functional or isontonic isometric. I’ve actually done two full courses on isometrics because they’re that powerful and that little is known about them in the training world. Also one of the primary effects and physical training is to learn about your own mind and if you want to learn about how you react to things try holding an isometric for extended period of time. It has a unique way of unifying mind and body and if you hold it long enough even spirit because you can concentrate on a whole different level. If you’ve ever done Chi Gong they can be like a strength meditation. Join #NoahsArmy today! Become a #blooddonor and #organdonor !! #isometric #presses #bigshoulders #strongman #oldtimestrongman #pump #beyondphysical #chigong

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