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Dana White said the melee after UFC 229, which saw Khabib leap into the crowd like an eagle to attack McGregor’s grappling coach Dillon Danis — after he tapped McGregor- was a big deal, but no one seemed to care except him. Transcript via For The Win:
For me personally, all the work I put that I put into this the last 20 years of my life… I didn’t want to see it go down like that. I was upset about it. I was the only one. The rest of the world could care less.
For me, it was just our biggest moment, the most people watching ever, and that’s just not who we are. And it’s not even who Khabib is. He said many time after the fight that he went crazy after the fight and it happens sometimes. This is the fight business.
But yeah, I was the most upset guy on the planet after that fight. Nobody else cared.
There were, in fact, a wide range of reactions after the melee, some of which condemned Khabib, some of which pointed to the lack of consequence McGregor had faced for throwing a dolly through a bus window, which was at least as serious an attack. McGregor himself, who threw punches and was attacked in the cage by Khabib’s teammates, declined to press charges.
White also addressed who he thought should be next for Khabib (Tony Ferguson, let’s try it again for the first time!) and his perception that Derrick Lewis’ last-second knockout and personality turned him into a huge star at the historic event. He also praised Cormier and said fans are guaranteed to get their money’s worth from the Lewis-Cormier fight, as well as gave his thoughts on Nate Diaz.
Time for a little game of who does it better- Conor McGregor’s erstwhile movement coach Ido Portal, or absolute madman Tony Ferguson?
Derrick Lewis truly is a remarkable man.
Two of the best strikers in women’s MMA are training together- sparring sessions between Cris Cyborg and Valentina Shevchenko would be fascinating to watch.
First look at @BulletValentina and @criscyborg training together this weekend for their respective title fights. Cyborg built a private facility in California for this camp. We’ll talk to Shevchenko about how it’s going on the show today. (Photo credit @CrisCyborgGym.) pic.twitter.com/iMSoSOUzww— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 22, 2018
This sounds almost as interesting as Renato Moicano vs. Chad Mendes, which had been the rumored bout. Mirsad Bektic is a powerful wrestler and a legitimate prospect in his own right.
Moicano vs Bektic confirmed for UFC 231 per Combate https://t.co/MI0mLgPl32— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 22, 2018
This little mongoose chasing several lions made my day.
Good morning everyone have an absolutely furious mongoose pic.twitter.com/fCkPJgavUz— ᴴᵃʳᵘ⛅ (@Peacharu_) October 18, 2018
As someone in the comments on Instagram pointed out, did Gina Carano just repost the Jerry Bruckheimer logo?
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I was born in a tornado warning, which I like to say there were about 6 tornados touching down that we didn’t know about. it also means while I was coming into the world my older sis was locked in the closet at home with the baby sitter while my grandpa raced home, basically breaking every traffic violation to get there I prefer moody weather, it doesn’t lie, it can be everything and it lets you know exactly what it is with full confidence.. everytime.. I always loved that.. We should build safer places and make better game plans to be more prepared to try and manage the magnificence.. cause it’s not going to stop showing us it’s true self. ♥️ #Repost @naturesalbum ・・・ This was taken yesterday, 5-19, west of Ardmore, OK. Storms were amazing yesterday but WOW, there was A LOT of rain and tornado warnings were going off all around us. This storm became tornado warned shortly after this shot was taken. #storm #stormchaser #starysky #stormchasing #oklahoma #roadtrip #countryroad #ig_stormclouds #hailstorm #landscapephotography #supercells #weather #weatherchannel #tornadoalley #itsamazingoutthere #thunderstorm #supercell #tempestchasers
Some thoughts on Artem Lobov, the GOAT.
He got back up... but that’s a concussion.
Lyoto Machida being a cool dad
Dustin Poirier’s experience with fans confirms what we already know: some of y’all earn the title, Maniacs.
A glimpse into the maniacs that message me on social media pic.twitter.com/PqcRXNsw7i— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 21, 2018
The Lakers’ player landed a nice left hand but in my heart I know Houston would have won if it wasn’t instantly broken up.
Rondo and CP3 threw hands in Lakers-Rockets brawl pic.twitter.com/Z0eWmxDdTH— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2018
Renato Laranja doesn’t make it in Midnight Mania often, but this was just too good, because extreme pole dancing does look like something Tony Ferguson would try on a dare.
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Jose Aldo was hanging with my favorite player circa Konami’s Winning Eleven 9: Kaka, who somehow was also a Ballon D’Or winner in 2007.
Conor McGregor was very impressed with Ireland’s own Katie Taylor.
I saw this clip right after watching ‘Blade’ and it’s amazing how well the impossible fighting scenes blended with gorillas flying at each other.
One Minute #BREAKDOWN: @UFC #FightNight Omaha #ZOO- Eric vs Steve!— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) June 16, 2018
To a #Silverback #Gorilla a #Fight is just a dominance game.
Enjoy The Hostilities My Friends.@danawhite @joerogan @TheRock @garyvee @TheNotoriousMMA @BrendanSchaub @stipemiocic #Fight #Animal #Nature #MMA pic.twitter.com/VwgVphQI5P
You can’t blame Derrick Lewis for saying whatever comes into his brain to the media. Some of these questions are boring.
Never mind the caption, why does Anderson Silva look like an amnesiac Jason Bourne washed up on the beach here?
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Fala meu povo está oração e uma incrível reflexão. Dai-me, Senhor, meu Deus, o que Vos resta; Aquilo que ninguém Vos pede. Não Vos peço o repouso nem a tranquilidade, Nem da alma nem do corpo. Não Vos peço a riqueza nem o êxito nem a saúde. Tantos Vos pedem isso, meu Deus, Que já não Vos deve sobrar para dar. Dai-me, Senhor, o que Vos resta, Dai-me aquilo que todos recusam. Quero a insegurança e a inquietação. Quero a luta e a tormenta. Dai-me isso, meu Deus, definitivamente; Dai-me a certeza de que essa será a minha parte para sempre, Porque nem sempre terei a coragem de Vo-la pedir. Dai-me, Senhor, o que Vos resta, Dai-me aquilo que os outros não querem. Mas dai-me, também, a coragem E a força e a fé”. Ainda que nem todos sejamos paraquedistas propriamente ditos, todos temos que “saltar” no desconhecido quase todos os dias, em atos de coragem e fé. Esta oração, portanto, nos cabe perfeitamente. Beijo meu povo... @ricardo_rcview @coachfabiomelo @spiderkick
As Joe Rogan commented, maybe subliminally she wanted to punch him in the face. Maybe not. Either way, it’s funny.
Nothing to see here, just Mike Perry posting a video of people riding whale sharks
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Mergen Bilyalov KOs Zhao Cun in 1R— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) October 22, 2018
(Kunlun Fight -75 kg Tournament 1/4 Finals) pic.twitter.com/FLD2hph5bY
The more traditional check hook
Mateusz Głuch sleps Włodkowski with nice head kick (TFL15) pic.twitter.com/4pGWzDucp2— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) October 20, 2018
The jump-off-the-cage superman punch
LFA brings the fighting
Down he goes. Bareknuckle boxing is the best boxing ruleset (even if it doesn’t host the best boxers)
Sometimes it’s as simple as ‘get in his face and punch him till he falls over’
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That is impressive from Josh Emmett. I’m not sure how this guy survived four knockdowns though, so I’m not sure which to be more impressed by.
Best correction on Twitter goes to Sean Astin
Weird game but impressive skill
They said I couldn’t touch the trash can pic.twitter.com/ChcVwXlnjb— Luke Bletscher (@lukebletscher) October 21, 2018