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Johny Hendricks has not had the greatest couple of years since he held the welterweight belt. He has had so many missteps in terms of missing weight, losing fights, jumping weight classes and STILL missing weight, that he has evidently gotten tired of the negative stories the media write about him. So today, at early weigh-ins, he went on a bizarre rant, explaining why he had to take off his underwear to make weight. Parts of the rant were completely unintelligible to me, but hey. At least he DID make it this time.
I, so nobody writes a negative that I was running had to strip, because he missed weight. I misjudged last night that I thought I had some underwear that didn’t weigh anything. Well, I was wrong, so instead of losing 1.4 like I should have, I drank up 1.2, which was my fault. So I lost a 1.2, just not for the underwear count. Which means I should have lost 1.4, so I should have drank only one pound back. So, all you media people, I didn’t miss weight. I just misread the underwear. Okay? No negative! You hear me? No. negative.
We hear you, Johny. No negative. No negative.
Haters will say its photoshopped. Regardless, it ain’t cute. Stop doing this to yourself, James Vick.
It never fails. @JamesVickMMA always has that tongue hanging out of his mouth #UFC217 pic.twitter.com/PFICoyIikZ— Honky Extraordinaire (@Mr_Honky) November 3, 2017
None of us want to see Malignaggi box McGregor more than take an MMA fight, but he makes a point: McGregor can make an easy 30 million boxing him (probably much more) which highlights the strength of McGregor’s demands to become a promoter as well as a fighter.
"My guy" because of boxings ALi Act he keeps larger part of the gross in a boxing match. Due to these mathematics I'm 2nd highest pay option https://t.co/W39XtEVxCL— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) November 3, 2017
Some badass costumes here by Invicta fighters
Invicta fans! Vote for your top 2 favorite costumes by Sunday Midnight here: https://t.co/Jtqycu6Rsj pic.twitter.com/FBJWkpTETk— Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) November 2, 2017
That’s a lot of time and effort spent on one comment.
Bysshe Shelley https://t.co/5aR9BRmp44 pic.twitter.com/drWD63VqcZ— Phil Mackenzie (@EvilGregJackson) November 2, 2017
No disrespect to Hendricks, but this does seem like the most likely outcome here.
OK so Paulo Borrachinha's new nickname is "The Eraser". If he does the business against Johny Hendricks on Sat he's gotta drop this line. pic.twitter.com/moU3j1dXYG— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) November 1, 2017
Joanna Jedrzejczyk chokes out Ryan Seacrest
.@joannamma vs Ryan Seacrest pic.twitter.com/8d6PY9hv5u— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) November 3, 2017
Derrick Lewis would wear this.
Thank you @mcdonalds for the package lol #mcrib pic.twitter.com/CylDWCfTTt— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) November 2, 2017
Hooft’s strong mental fighters have included such leading lights as Anthony Johnson, who has never been broken in a fight.
Henri Hooft, the master of training unbreakable mental strength into fighters, gives his considered opinion on GSP. https://t.co/zbc3Uz9HKw pic.twitter.com/Z9MfsHcfmf— Phil Mackenzie (@EvilGregJackson) November 3, 2017
I’m good where I am.
Come on follow me . pic.twitter.com/Qj39IrL40Z— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) November 3, 2017
It’s more fun to watch than his fighting style...
The Faces of Davis. #Bellator186 pic.twitter.com/Z1yT1ME7QY— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) November 4, 2017
He better do it fast because the Mighty Whizbar isn’t lasting as a name. Until I see this, that one is the Mouse Trap.
Demetrious Johnson just Mouse Trapped me. I'm not allowed to tell you what it is, but it's legit. He's going to land it on someone soon.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) November 3, 2017
Jon Jones and Forrest Griffin
History happened. @jonjones and @ForrestGriffin pic.twitter.com/u0BhYZuXVf— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 4, 2017
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Best flying knee you will see today. Guess what? That’s his debut.
THAT'S how you start an MMA career! WOW @tclax149 #Bellator186 #FlyingKnee pic.twitter.com/1A2VQjl2Ep— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 3, 2017
Almost as fast as Andrew Richardson
Neck gets taken during wild scramble, that was fast.#ONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/uIP6lweujz— Jonnyboy (@Jonnyboy_6969) November 3, 2017
Yeah, sorry man. No crawling out of there.
escape ?— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) November 3, 2017
Anatoliy Malykhin > Reza Torabi – 1R TKO (GTC1) pic.twitter.com/pFtRfoLlTj
One of those fights where one guy just can’t stop the onslaught
Ye Thway Ne KOs Saw Thar Nge in 2R (ONE) pic.twitter.com/G25JnfjWYZ— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) November 3, 2017
Sittichai, master of eight limbs
Sitthichai #WuLinFeng pic.twitter.com/dM0efz79s2— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) November 4, 2017
Yi Long may not be a real monk, but he sure can fight
Yi Long #WuLinFeng pic.twitter.com/jJlM3vAJSG— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) November 4, 2017
Sitthichai knocked out Kunlun Fight tournament champion Superbon with a beautiful counter #WuLinFeng pic.twitter.com/zAkV5lRs9K— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) November 4, 2017
I would rather see an early stoppage than a late one.
Nicole Caliari wins in 2R by punching and elbowing Itzel Esquivel.— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) November 4, 2017
She should be allowed to do it little longer probably (LFA) pic.twitter.com/vAzvesh0A4
Podcasts and Video
TAM member and resident analyst Andrew Richardson and I preview UFC 217 on a special edition of the MMA Outsiders. Here’s the part where he explains why the knockout footage doesn’t matter as much as you think it does:
Cody Garbrandt's training video knockout of TJ Dillashaw doesn't matter as much as people think it does https://t.co/5wJSeFH0Sf pic.twitter.com/Y7JDzaV4AR— MMA mania (@mmamania) November 3, 2017
Listen to the whole podcast below! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel!
Flyin Brian J also previewed this fight. Follow MMA Mania on Youtube for more!
Just Bleed podcast
New podcast is up!— JustBleedMMA (@JustBleedMMA) November 3, 2017
We (@fookalo, @NickBaldwinMMA and I) discuss #UFC217, pro-wrestling and take your questions! https://t.co/sbs0sohmJZ
Raccoon eats too much, gets stuck in suburban sewer grate: Police https://t.co/0AxNwJKubj pic.twitter.com/RRSTzmdh55— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) November 3, 2017
Batman process. Colors by the always awesome @nathanfairbairn pic.twitter.com/wtwPuJxxKn— Jorge Fornés (@jfornes74) November 3, 2017
Do you find the artistic process more interesting to see, or the finished product?
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The finished product
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