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MMA has a big gym culture that sees a lot of top fighters migrate to centralized super-camps to train with other top-flight mixed martial artists.

One such super-camp is Combat Club, a relatively new gym headed by Henri Hooft in central Florida. Hooft, a top level kickboxer, is one of the best-regarded striking coaches in the game.

Watch Volkan Oezdemir, who Cormier has decided is the next contender, spar Luke Rockhold and Matt Mitrione, plus footage of Gilbert Burns, Michael Johnson, and several other high-level fighters. Luke Rockhold looks huge next to “No Time”, who is a weight class above the AKA contender. Rockhold also spars Cormier at his home gym, American Kickboxing Academy, showing just how small and connected the world of MMA is at the highest levels.


Jimmie Rivera’s wife came at Aljamain Sterling on the Twitter dot com and they had what can most aptly be described as an exchange. It got real personal real quick.

It started out with Aljo explaining why he turned down a fight with Rivera in the past. Samantha Rivera, Jimmie’s spouse, jumped in to reply.

She was clear to point out her status as Rivera’s spouse.

“She said it first”

Aljamain Sterling responded that he has had the same girl for almost seven years, and suggested Mrs. Rivera fight his sisters.

He ended by going full circle back at Jimmie Rivera.

I’m not sure why Cyborg tweeted out the number “143”, but Chase Sherman was ready with another random number.

Cub Swanson, contrary to recent reports, isn’t fighting Ortega... or at least, nothing has been signed yet.

Here was the original rumor, and let me be clear: this fight would rock.

Time for this guy’s weird animations again:

Jessica Eye puts Ariel’s calls for a DC-Miocic fight down. Consider this, though: the size difference between Cormier and Miocic is roughly the same as between Miocic and Ngannou

And you thought American politics were dysfunctional...

Here is a video of the encounter, which saw one man dragged out bodily by other suited men. Chaos reigned.

How Conor saw the Nate Diaz fight, version Galactus

MMA Mania started this when Ferguson quoted this story.

Pretty ironic that Ferguson is correcting grammar, considering:

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