As Independence Day hits the United States, barbecues will be fired up, brews will be shared, fireworks will light the sky and the Kardashians still have a television series. Oh, and current Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is in quite a bit of pain.
Before the stars align for a massive UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) on July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring the recently instituted interim featherweight title match-up between No. 1 contender Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes (because of this Aldo broken rib), the combatants on the fight promotion's roster spent some time soaking up the sun of summer this fourth of July weekend.
Below are a few tweets prominent UFC stars put out:
Happy Independence Day #america #freedom #usa #4thofJuly #1weekout #ufc189 @ufc pic.twitter.com/ofWxPWhTwS— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) July 4, 2015
Happy 4th of July from UFC Octagon Girls @AriannyCeleste & @BrittneyPalmer #IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/YLmw5uywCV— UFC (@ufc) July 4, 2015
Evidently American flag speedo's aren't something you can just pick up anywhere :-( #4thofJuly— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) July 4, 2015
Not only is there one, but two title fights! Reigning Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler faces off with Canadian striker Rory MacDonald for the second time in the evening's co-main event.
Find out all your pertinent UFC 189 information here and be on the lookout for our fighter breakdowns, as well as any other breaking news content, on Mania throughout next week.
And remember don't give two fucks like ring girl Arianny Celeste. Have fun, but be safe Maniacs!