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Mike Tyson continues his long-term quest for financial stability in his later career, recently breaking ground on a marijuana ranch in Southern California. As reported on the Blast, it will be called “Tyson Ranch”, and will have “a hydro-feed plant and supply store, extraction facility, edible factory, premium "glamping" campgrounds and cabins, an amphitheater and the Tyson Cultivation School to teach new growers.”, in addition to 20 acres set aside to actually grow marijuana. It will be designed so that it “will allow master growers to have maximum control of their environment.” The plant became officially legal in California for recreational use on January 1st.
Tyson has a personal history with the drug, even being fined for it in 2000, and has admitted to smoking marijuana in his memoir. A firm believer in it’s healing qualities, he plans to focus on high-quality THC and CBD, as well as fund research into medicinal effects of the drug. California City mayor Jennifer Wood says she hopes the ranch will be a “rebirth” for the city, and the company that manages the property, Tyson Holistic, is comprised of mostly veterans. Providing jobs for previous members of the armed forces is a priority of the venture, especially as Edwards Air Force base is nearby.
Sage Northcutt welcomes 2018 with a piece of fruit and a knife.
Looking forward to 2018! pic.twitter.com/pHtPlJxGrs— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) January 3, 2018
Some fast facts for how much time you may have spent watching fights in 2017.
#UFC2017 Facts: If you watched all 457 UFC fights in 2017, you spent 83 hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds doing so.— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) January 2, 2018
2016 fight time: 91:31:14 (493 bouts)
2015 fight time: 83:33:40 (474 bouts)
2014 fight time: 89:01:49 (503 bouts)
... and how much time watching 1,045 commercials...
All together - Commercial Breaks: 1,045, Commercial Duration: 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 12 seconds.— Suzanne Davis (@SoozieCuzie) January 3, 2018
Now, this isn't the most scientific way to do this, but since the breaks/duration are surprisingly similar across events, I don't feel like it was a worthless venture. (6)
Khabib always gets a hero’s welcome back to Dagestan these days.
Khabib met at the airport in Dagestan. Now. pic.twitter.com/xRGEDV7ZDA— MMA MOVEMENT (@mma_movement) January 2, 2018
If Conor will fight with Tony, then I do not want to wait for the winner of this pair. I want to do another fight. If they do not fight, then I want to fight Tony. - now said Khabib.— MMA MOVEMENT (@mma_movement) January 2, 2018
The back and forth between these two has been entertaining, to say the least.
I slaughter your pets and wear them as coats. And I only wear them once. https://t.co/5IMAc3ysgN— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 2, 2018
Khabib found Mojahed’s video funny and reposted it on Instagram.
He had no shortage of ammunition for the meme warfare.
Whenever Conor watches someone relevant in his division fight, it seems to get him fired up. At least he’s posting about MMA again.
Cowboy Cerrone said the comments by Jackson-Winklejohn’s photographer about Cyborg being a man do not represent the gym he loves and fights for. That photographer later had his press credentials revoked by the UFC.
Dana the philanthropist
Dana White is in Phuket. He stopped by to visit the girl whose operation he paid for a few years ago pic.twitter.com/rnomscB8Uu— James Goyder (@JamesGoyder) January 3, 2018
Big if true!
Spoke to a source who tells me Alliance MMA has purchased Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). I've reached out to LFA for confirmation on this— James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) January 2, 2018
Slips, Rips, and Moat Fight Clips
Who among us does not love moat fights?
Kikuno is the king of Moat Fights
Ganryujima Fight Week.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 2, 2018
Kikuno/Omigawa 2 could be the biggest fight in the history of professional moat fighting. pic.twitter.com/P3DtsmqWEZ
Just lean back and... boop...
Sweet leg lock game, broski.
- “Meisha Delivering Tate’r Tot” is the best headline possible for this news. Well done, Jesse. Well done.
- I would give many things to see this fight, but Khabib wants three fights in 2018, while Aldo just wants out of his UFC contract. Oh, and Gaethje called out Kevin Lee. Would watch.
- Here’s the must-see video of Khabib shouting at Dana White during his fight with Edson Barboza. It’s something he makes a habit of.
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