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Midnight Mania! Woodley calls Nate Diaz ‘scared,’ signs UFC 219 bout agreement

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Tyron Woodley is serious about this Nate Diaz fight. He appeared on TMZ’s “The Hollywood Beatdown” to express his feelings towards Diaz, revealing that he signed the contract given him- all that remains is for Diaz to come to terms with the UFC. Woodley used the classic Diaz line, “Don’t be scared, homie” to accuse the younger Diaz brother of being... scared.

Diaz, however, is in the catbird seat, and has been ever since his two fights with Conor McGregor made him a millionaire. To get him out of retirement for any fight other than a trilogy with the Irishman, he has said he wants 20 million dollars. That isn’t a figure the UFC is likely to approach, so the negotiation still seems to face a huge gulf in differing expectations.

It is also probable the UFC used the possibility of Nate Diaz vs. Tyron Woodley as a negotiating chip to get Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg made; that fight is now the “likely” UFC 219 headliner. Of course, given the injury history the UFC has had, especially lately, backup is always welcome.


Jon Jones went IN on Colby Covington, his former college roommate. First, he congratulated Werdum for hitting him with a boomerang.

Then, hours later, he hit Covington with all this.

He concluded by telling Covington to tell his mom, Bones says hello.

Someone suggested he hurl a boomerang at Covington, but Jones said “I’ll pass”

The internet in general has been savaging Covington. Derrick Lewis posted this one:

The memes didn’t take long to get going

Stipe seems more concerned about countering Werdum’s boomerang abilities

Conor McGregor’s head movement got brought up

Wikipedia had an edit to Covington’s page:

Jake Shields scorned Covington for calling the police and filing charges

Mitch Clarke thinks more people should be hit with boomerangs.

Grabaka Hitman brought up this old classic:

Supercalo is one of the best internet trolls there is

Robert Whittaker hits hard

Old man, straight right to the jaw.

Just... what??

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