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Sage Northcutt is a weird fighter for so many reasons. He never stops smiling. He respectfully calls everyone “sir” or “Mister” and does effortless flips and gainers after his fights, and rolls up frying pans. He has frosted tips in 2017. He’s gotten an inordinate amount of attention for an MMA fighter, including Chrissy Teigen laughing at his ability to crush fruit in his hands. He’s also just... weird.
He’s also unusually jacked, and that affords him opportunities outside of MMA he has taken full advantage of. These opportunities include sponsored appearances at events like the 2017 Arnold Classic, where he demonstrated his martial arts skills and grappled with gigantic bodybuilder Blessing Awodibu. Blessing moves very well for a guy his size, but he’s no match for Sage’s wrestling skills.
Darren Till had a good weekend:
You know your in some sick shape because of all your hard work when people are accusing you of taking steroids. #ProudMoment— Darren Till (@darrentill2) October 22, 2017
So did Karolina- looks like they both had sweets on the brain
Kowalkiewicz: I never feel pressure in the fight, it’s what I love to do. i feel pressure when I’m on diet and can’t eat cookie. #UFCGdansk— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 21, 2017
I never understand what is going on in these videos, but they are amazing.
Woodley is taking a stand against Trump and raising awareness for Puerto Rico.
Man it’s time to #ThumpTrump Insulting a widow, Puerto Rico is still w/o power, and let’s NOT even talk about the US Virgin Islands!! Unlike our president, lets make our actions as a country, speak louder than out tweets‼️ The #TrumpTrippin campaign is meant to build awareness and a portion of the proceeds will go to those effected by the natural disasters of #PuertoRico & #USVirginIsland PLEASE go to www.trumptrippin.shop to grab your shirt & help the cause
Speaking of welterweight, this is a very specific promise by Colby Covington.
In any fight I’ve never been out boxed. Mayweather khan fight would be a game of chess. Speed movement and accuracy will cause him problems— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) October 23, 2017
Angela Hill meeting Ice T at a gaming convention. Who would have guessed it?
Hill’s next fight is with Nina Ansaroff, whose relationship spats with partner Amanda Nunes online never fail to crack me up. It seems Nunes is much more stoked to watch the US women’s soccer match than Nina is.
Can’t wait— Nina Ansaroff (@NinaAnsaroff) October 23, 2017
Max Holloway with nice kicks
Gastelum takes heat from Mike Perry for picking Ponzinibbio over “Platinum”
Everyone is sleeping on Ponzinibio! He'd sleep both of em but no one is talking about it https://t.co/RhrUpnKjAR— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 22, 2017
Lol not hating! No reason to!— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 22, 2017
“Pulling guard is for people with low testosterone” is a strong take, but one I fundamentally agree with.
This one is perfect:
BREAKING: Iditarod officials identify 4-time champ Dallas Seavey as musher whose dogs tested positive for banned drug.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 24, 2017
All you musherfuckers are on steroids https://t.co/id9HvS6xix— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 24, 2017
That’s a serious insult
The running man punch
BOOM. Caught him with a straight right. pic.twitter.com/km0x3zYsLL— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) October 22, 2017
Buakaw going full Shaolin monk
This is what Buakaw is doing now. His fight with Fabio Pinca is in 6 weeks time pic.twitter.com/zSEurf6Hro— James Goyder (@JamesGoyder) October 22, 2017
Eddie Bravo on Harvey Weinstein victims: “most of them girls are fucking trash.”
When people ask "Why didn't women say anything about Harvey Weinstein earlier?" It's because of stupid reactions like this: pic.twitter.com/F4szl4ZsBL— Yellow Power Ranger (@Sugarhigh5me) October 22, 2017
Eddie Bravo can suck a bag of dicks through his tinfoil hat.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Shlemenko had a very close fight with Mousasi in Bellator this past Friday. The decision, controversially, went to Mousasi.
Instead of thinking less of Mousasi after Friday, maybe try giving some credit to Shlemenko. pic.twitter.com/vOPblYJfem— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 23, 2017
Unbelievable double knockdown.
Omg! Better than a movie...wow..don't miss this... pic.twitter.com/PD3a2c76hT— Bolivita Direll II? (@BarbosaBox) October 20, 2017
I won’t ever tire of watching this:
New angles of Hussam Qashou's incredible head kick KO (from Oct. 7th) pic.twitter.com/49hT1XwBXS— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 22, 2017
good night— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) October 22, 2017
Everton Rodrigues KOs Guilherme Doin in 1R (Shooto Brazil) pic.twitter.com/l2RZMyMLUb
On This Day 10 March 1986 Marvelous Marvin Hagler & John The Beast Mugabi went to WAR in Las Vegas. Round 6 was absolutely breathtaking pic.twitter.com/suPMHgMwXH— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) March 10, 2017
Marc Diakese vs. Dan Hooker is a great bout
Young Mike Tyson in sparring
Urijah Faber’s spirit animal
That didn’t take long
Never concede the takedown
Are you kidding me pic.twitter.com/9JId8gDSon— The Wrestling Nomad (@wrestlingnomad) October 22, 2017
Almost as quick as Andrew Richardson
Josh Emmet got four (4!) knockdowns in this round
Quick Hit and Good Reads
- Alright, so Juliana Pena almost named her daughter after Valentina Shevchenko, but didn’t because one judge voted Amanda Nunes way? Talk about the butterfly effect. This is such an odd world.
- Dana White went off on fans, calling them... well, I’ll just let you read it.
- TJ Dillashaw and Cub Swanson are opening a new kind of gym for professional fighters- a non-profit, where family and money won’t mix. It stands in stark contrast to Team Alpha Male, where Urijah Faber takes a cut from his fighters, but also calls his for-profit model a family. That was a big part of the Dillashaw-Faber beef after TJ left the team. It’s a fascinating idea, and will be interesting to see if it catches on.
Podcasts and Video
The MMA Hour
The Monday Morning Analyst
UFC Gdansk highlights:
Top ten moments from UFC: Gdansk:
If your day was like this...
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