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Midnight Mania! Throwback Thursday: Weidman Wishes Anderson Happy Valentines Day

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Okay, I can’t say for sure whether Weidman’s enthusiastic holiday greeting is for Anderson specifically, or whether he, in his effusive show of love, meant it for all.

Okkkkk… Been tagged in this picture enough today and it’s time I just post it myself. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

In less romantic news, Weidman has lately been criticizing Israel Adesanya’s win over Anderson, claiming Israel is ‘just a tad bit overrated’, then doubling down and claiming there is no way Adesanya beats him.

Weidman is 1-4 in his last five, coming off a KO loss to “Jacare” Souza. His most recent win came against Kelvin Gastelum. Adesanya is undefeated, having won his first five bouts in the UFC in a year’s time, and says he is willing to wait for his title shot after beating Anderson Silva in a Mortal Kombat-esque affair.


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Paul Felder being a cool dad

TJ Dillashaw wants to prove Cejudo’s win over him wasn’t a fluke… I mean… wait…

Whoever runs the UFC’s Twitter account deserves a medal and a raise

Dominick Cruz will apparently teach you his weird-ass footwork for money

Robert Whittaker calling Kelvin Gastelum ‘adorable’ is a great quote from the champion

Bellator is doing the superfight thing too, with Michael Chandler vs. Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull. That should be a good one, as Patricio has his brother to avenge.

Conor McGregor wishes a happy Valentines day to his ride-or-die, Dee Devlin.

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Happy Valentine’s Day my Queen ❤️

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Kamaru Usman really did this to Demian Maia.

Dennis Bermudez just went for it and the ringside commentator paid the price

Zabit Magomedsharipov’s kung fu background explored!

Always a step ahead

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Stack …wha…Triangle

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Japanese kickboxer Takeru hitting pads

Weird nature Joe Rogan might be my favorite Joe Rogan

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks

Octopus are also nature’s stealth fighters

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Weidman: Adesanya Is A Bit Overrated

Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva put on an unexpected dazzling performance during last night’s (Sat., Deb. 9, 2019) UFC 234 main event in Melbourne, Australia (highlights), with both men pulling out some of their best moves, much to the delight of the all the Aussies in attendance.

While former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman was pleased with the show put on by both men, he isn’t all that impressed with Adesanya overall.

It’s a pretty harsh critique from “All American,” as Israel has shown he’s the real deal by reeling of 16 straights wins to remain perfect in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, including winning all five of his UFC fights rather convincingly.

During the post-fight presser, UFC president Dana White was asked about potentially booking a third fight between Weidman and Silva. And much to the surprise of some, he was all for it.

“Yeah, I would do that fight again if they both wanted it. It’s a fun fight,” stated White. Chris, though, isn’t too interested after going up 2-0 on “The Spider.”

While it’s understandable for Chris not wanting a third fight with Silva, many aren’t quick to give him his just due after “The Spider” suffered a broken leg in the middle of their rematch.

As for Weidman, he hasn’t had the best run as of late, going 1-4 in his last five outings, including suffering a knockout loss to Ronaldo Souza in his previous fight inside the Octagon. The former champion recently underwent neck surgery, so it could be a while before he returns to action.

As for “overrated” Adesanya, he punched his ticket to his first-ever UFC title shot, though it will be a bit before he actually gets to take part in after Robert Whittaker underwent emergency surgery to take care of a hernia that forced him out of his fight against Kelvin Gastelum.

For complete UFC 234 results and coverage click here.

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Highlights! Jacare Finishes Weidman In Wild Brawl At UFC 230

Jacare Souza outlasted Chris Weidman in a wild middleweight brawl last night (Sat., Nov. 3, 2018) at UFC 230 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, by finishing the former UFC champion via third-round TKO.

Weidman looked really sharp on his feet throughout this fight, but no matter how many times he hit Souza the Brazilian remained dangerous with power. While Weidman impressively absorbed a lot of damage in the second half of the bout he couldn’t push through a Jacare right hand to the forehead in the third round. Weidman fell to the canvas like a sack of potatoes, referee Dan Miragliotta somehow didn’t step in for the stoppage, and Souza had to land a few more punches for the official finish.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Jacare gets back in the 185-pound win column after losing a split decision to upcoming title challenger Kelvin Gastelum back in May. The 38-year-old continues to prove he’s one of the very best middleweights on the planet so hopefully this finish over a former UFC champion will turn into Jacare’s own UFC title shot. He may have to win one more fight to get there, but this will certainly help.

For complete UFC 230 results and coverage click here.

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UFC 230: Could “Jacare” Souza Lock up a Title Shot? Now That He’s Facing Chris Weidman?

A couple of weeks ago, chances are not too many people were talking about “Jacare” Souza’s title shot prospects. But, now that the perennial contender’s set to face Chris Weidman at UFC 230, that appears to be changing.

Souza was initially booked to fight David Branch at the November 3rd card. But, after Luke Rockhold was forced out of his bout with Chris Weidman, Souza was moved into the co-headlining spot. Branch, meanwhile, will now face Jared Cannonier.

Since the changes were made, the Souza spoke with MMA Fighting, and while doing so, he had this to say about facing Weidman, and whether a win could lead to a championship bout.

“…Whoever wins will be up there. That’s a fact and I don’t even need to talk too much about it. I want to go up (in the ranking). I want to get in there, win — and win convincingly — and then say ‘brother, I’ll sit down and only call me if you’re going to talk about the belt.’

“Everyone else is injured, there’s no one else to fight. My focus is on this fight (with Weidman), of course, but everybody knows that this fight will take me up there.”

“My fight with Kelvin Gastleum was close, I could have gotten the win,” Souza added. “My body language was weird in the third round and could have mattered for the judges, I understand that, but I landed more strikes. I beat (Yoel) Romero. Every time my fight is close, I lose. I have to go there and win, and win for real. I can’t just kind of win.”

Now, Souza didn’t come out and say that a win over Weidman will definitely, deliver him a title shot. But, could a victory over the former champ lead to that? That depends.

First off, Souza will need to go out and score an emphatic, dominant victory over Weidman to get people buzzing about him fighting for the title. While Souza’s losses to Gastelum and Romero were extremely competitive, he’s not long removed from a stoppage loss to the champ, Robert Whittaker. So, if the latter does defeat Gastelum in early 2019, would most fans really be pumped for Whittaker – Souza 2? Maybe?

Now if Gastelum defeats Whittaker, however, and Souza starches Weidman, then, “Jacare’s” chances of getting a title shot will jump up considerably (on account of the fact their bout was so close). That said, don’t be surprised if the UFC takes a look at say, Israel Adesanya, if he defeats Derek Brunson at UFC 230. Or if Paulo Costa ends up facing and defeating Romero, then he’ll definitely be in the running as well.

UFC 230 will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman Claims He Will Receive Title Shot with Win Over ‘Jacare’ at UFC 230

Chris Weidman could be one step away from a UFC middleweight title shot.
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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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