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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.
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
That’s a lot of time and effort spent on one comment.
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
Derrick Lewis would wear this.
Hooft’s strong mental fighters have included such leading lights as Anthony Johnson, who has never been broken in a fight.
I’m good where I am.
It’s more fun to watch than his fighting style...
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
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Best flying knee you will see today. Guess what? That’s his debut.
Almost as fast as Andrew Richardson
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
Yi Long may not be a real monk, but he sure can fight
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:
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Just Bleed podcast
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