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Cuban cruiserweight boxer and WBA champion Yunier Dorticos accidentally knocked out his trainer during a pads session. According to Mookie Alexander of BloodyElbow.com, Yunier is currently 22-0, and scheduled to fight Murat Gassiev in Russia in February.
Eric Castanos, his trainer, just said these things happen in training.
Yurian is nicknamed “The KO Doctor”, after all.
The 3️⃣0️⃣ best KOs of 2017.— Boxing Fanatik (@BoxingFanatik) December 16, 2017
#️⃣ 1️⃣5️⃣. Check out this undefeated Cuban knockout artist, Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs). He won the WBA cruiserweight title by knocking out Dmitry Kudruyasshov who was (21-1, 21 KOs).
➡️ What's your favorite KO of 2017? pic.twitter.com/x0gAGCIroX
Conor McGregor is enjoying his holiday
Two-time bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw hitting pads
Sage with friends, including kickboxer Raymond Daniels, who is dating his sister.
What it takes to become a master in thugjitsu, Yves Edwards’ proprietary martial art:
Eddie Alvarez is raising his daughter right
Ishihara is going to bantamweight
Dennis Bermudez and Andre Fili will put on an extremely exciting fight.
Oh, by the way, Alan Jouban is fighting our own Ben Saunders.
I hope Bellator’s Daniel Straus is okay.
Thoughts and prayers to @danielstraus who was injured in a terrible motorcycle accident. Best of luck with the recovery, I hope you can be fully healed.— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) December 21, 2017
Jimi Manuwa claims some of the top light heavyweights turned a fight with him down. He wasn’t happy about it.
These pussys are declining fights to hold on to their positions. What’s the point in rankings if your not gonna fight the top guys. #pussys— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) December 21, 2017
Glover declined. Shogun declined.— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) December 21, 2017
El Oh El
I like the old Mike Tyson quote in this context:
Did Mickey Gall write these lines himself?
Record is stained but nothing has changed. I'm still workin the hardest still doin the most and will one day be regarded as one of the GOATs. I'm still the top prospect I'm out here laying it down puttin it on the line never running from anything. I'm gonna be the champ, in time. And I got time. Everyone takes L's, just watch how I bounce back #JustWatch #AndImBackOntheGram
Beautiful poster art for UFC 220
Mike Goldberg, never forget.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Mike Goldberg have a “chat” : pic.twitter.com/5qfQFCDdlL— FullContactMTWF (@FullContactMTWF) December 21, 2017
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Spinning elbow counters are the best counters
This kick is something else
That Phoenix card is headlined by Mounir "The Sniper" Lazzez who once sent a dude airborne with a kick in Desert FC. pic.twitter.com/9jQFwytRTl— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 22, 2017
Axe kick extraordinaire
The return of Alfie Davis, TOP FC vet Han Seul Kim, and Pavel Doroftei, who beat former GLORY champion Saulo Cavalari in his last fight. pic.twitter.com/Nsm5KsuHSh— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) December 22, 2017
This knee was one of the most surprising KOs of the year.
but then again, Shabliy's KO's were both so violent he could make the team. pic.twitter.com/LBbKy025K4— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 22, 2017
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