Sergio Pettis collected his fourth straight win yesterday; Rashad Evans his fourth straight loss. Seven first-round finishes combined with razor-thin decisions to deliver a fight card high on violence and suspense, but low on general impact. Sergio Pettis may be next in line for his flyweight title shot, but it wasn’t a performance I could bring myself to believe portended success against the great Demetrious Johnson. Niko Price demonstrated that he is a breakout talent at welterweight; he should be facing ranked contenders next.
Meanwhile, Paul Malignaggi was active yesterday responding to Twitter users after leaving Team McGregor August 3rd. He says the non-disclosure form he signed was “null and void” because he never got paid.
The non disclosure is void dipshit I never got paid lol https://t.co/Ux8QCUf4OV— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
I didn't get paid, I'm not worried about it though. I paid him with the ass beating he recieved from me on Tuesday lol https://t.co/HnsfUGKMKk— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 5, 2017
If true, that would seem to be a huge oversight by McGregor and company; the only thing keeping Malignaggi from ‘telling all’ about Irishman’s technique are his ethics. (and the fact that he said he wouldn’t). Those ethics aren’t keeping him from giving “the story straight about stuff” though.
I won't speak tactics of his, that I wouldn't do, I still have some ethics I'm not Conor but def will give the story straight about stuff. https://t.co/qjwVMN6n5I— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
Malignaggi confirms what many thought- his faint praise of McGregor was indeed damning.
Truthfully I was tryin hard 2 not make him look bad but if u listen 2 me b4, the praise is hollow, there wasn't much substance 2 that praise https://t.co/X88XmfIi19— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
He promised more insight into their last sparring session, starting with this nugget: “he whimpers like a girl when he gets ripped to the body lol”
Yea but this coming week I'll actually start to discuss a bit what happened Tuesday, he whimpers like a girl when he gets ripped to body lol https://t.co/lfcuILlubJ— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
Malignaggi feels he got played... which should be obvious at this point.
When I look back at the experience as a whole, not just sparring but as a whole, yes there was definitely an agenda beyond shadow of a doubt https://t.co/x3IRuFXscO— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
Vasyl Lomachenko beat up Miguel Marriaga last night and made it look easy.
Loma clowning. #Boxing #LomachenkoMarriaga pic.twitter.com/oJgGKugJrP— RoundByRoundBoxing (@RBRBoxing) August 6, 2017
End of Round 6 and Lomachenko's got the Ali shuffle going on. Watch the rest on ESPN, the ESPN app or here: https://t.co/oGMLK1XxBN pic.twitter.com/v9LV1tA4Bp— ESPN (@espn) August 6, 2017
This knockdown ended it. Marriaga quit on the stool after the sixth round.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Miguel Marriaga #LomachenkoMarriaga Multiple angles pic.twitter.com/NlHDd7Yg9A— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) August 6, 2017
This stat doesn’t seem right, but it is. Will Pettis the Younger surpass Pettis the Elder? He’ll need a UFC title first, but at only 24, he’s come a long way.
Sergio Pettis wins in the UFC - 7— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) August 6, 2017
Anthony Pettis wins in the UFC - 7
Oh man. That’s just unfair to Todd Grisham.
Who wore it better? #UFCMexico pic.twitter.com/BgPrNakQ0M— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) August 5, 2017
This was an insanely painful knee the face ...
One more brutal knee KO by Edilson Texeira (vs. Richard Godoy) from Katana Fight today pic.twitter.com/7aq7sDciki— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 6, 2017
Magomadov put him out cold with ground strikes.
Absolutely brutal GNP KO by Viskhan Magomadov. Uhhhh ref? #ACB66 pic.twitter.com/rTIP5TA9LK— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 5, 2017
I love knight fights.
The past and future of combat sports #M1Medieval pic.twitter.com/asTxnMeQ2Z— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 5, 2017
I don’t think historical knights did all that much ground work, but they also never fought in a ring so I’m okay with this.
and this is medieval GNP apparently pic.twitter.com/PhqBuNyTtZ— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 5, 2017
This white knight is not having a good day.
The Black Knight appears to have the superior ground game. Opponent is a white belt. pic.twitter.com/76XJeHnOQQ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 5, 2017
Hayato Suzuki Taps Joshua Pacio in 1R - ONE pic.twitter.com/BF3tjUSe7J— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 5, 2017
It's Tim Nasty time. If this stays standing, not gonna go well for Ando pic.twitter.com/eZzGa0Al3m— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 5, 2017
Enjoy your Sunday, Maniacs!