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A hoarse Luke Rockhold, on the tail end of what clearly was a brutal weight cut, wasn’t happy that Yoel Romero didn’t complete his own weight cut. He rasped out:
Typical. Par for the course. Yoel Romero.
It didn’t change how Rockhold saw the matchup. He also unintentionally quoted this awesome song.
That’s all he knows, wrestling. I wrestled. I know wrestling. I know jiu jitsu. Wrestlers like that, it’s explosion... bring it. This is a different world, this isn’t wrestling, this is MMA, and I own the ground. I own the MMA ground.
I beat him on the feet, I beat him on the ground. I’ve just gotta be relaxed, gotta be patient, just gotta let him expose himself.
Yoel Romero never quite plays by the rules. He famously took an extra minute to recover from getting rocked by Tim Kennedy. He got caught for steroids, but managed to get off on a tainted supplement defense. This latest miss seems just another in a long pattern of skirting the edge of the rules.
Still... Yoel needs to learn some tricks from the master.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk looking strong ahead of her rematch with Rose Namajunas
Part 1 of @joannajedrzejczyk Physical Preparation day 6 getting ready for #ufc223 workin a full mobility, joint centration, and core stabilization warmup utilizing techniques and principles from #FRC and #KMS to fully activate the entire body to enhance the abilities to do the work ahead. _____________________________ Each session is predicated on achieving optimal movement quality along with strengthening the newly structured organism. Without proper biomechanics you won’t be able to fully achieve peak performance. And without proper programming of these curtain modalities you will not optimally achieve the desired stimulus response. ______________________________ For more information on program design for #MMA make sure to come out to @engineeringcombatathletes247 seminar on April 28th I will be presenting on proper programming and periodization for Combat Sports Performance along with my colleagues @coachpjnestler and @dangarnernutrition we are bringing a ton of knowledge and experience to everyone who attends... DM FOR TICKET INFO!! ______________________________ #mmastrengthandconditioningcoach #mmastrengthandconditioning #frc #FRCms #controlyourself #functionalrangerelease #functionalrangeseminars #strengthcoach #mobility #stabililty #movement #biomechanics #power #UFC #poland #darustrong #jjisback @functionalrangeconditioning @kinstretch @koncious_k @fightcampconditioning @kabukistrengthlab
Deadlift PR for the REAL champ @joannamma 180LBS easy single break down the form if you want to.. I dare you! Hahaha @MMAWeeklycom @lthomasnews @KabukiStrength @AmericanTopTeam @MMAjunkie @MMAFighting @Reebok @FCConditioning pic.twitter.com/oPBCCDD9ya— Phil Daru (@DaruStrong) February 9, 2018
Michelle Waterson did this impression and unexpectedly dropped some wisdom for the internet.
This guy, A. Serrano, inspires Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he should inspire you too.
This guy is big motivation for me. A.SERRANO you are the real Champ. Undisputed and Undefeated for life. My dream will meet you one day. ☝️ ❗️ Вот он настоящий Чемпион, очень мотивирует это видео и сам человек, который даже не думает о том чтобы сдаваться. Очень хочу увидеться с ним и просто пожать руку #ДУХ #Spirit #Sambo #unbreakable
Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr play spars with Chris Weidman
Roy Jones Jr. has some stories.
.@RealRoyJonesJr reveals that he and @holyfield once spoke about fighting each other for the Holyfield's HW title and that Evander turned down the fight! @CommishRandyG @gerrycooney #boxing #JonesSigmon pic.twitter.com/tKyoUNoTZR— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) February 10, 2018
Y’all seemed to like the BS self defense video I posted yesterday, so I went back to that account for more. Except, while I have no idea what he’s doing, I un-ironically enjoyed watching this guy do his thing.
By far the best part of this video is the music they laid over it.
Just an PSA:
Matt Brown offers to punch Snoop Dogg on sight.
Derrick Lewis has the best of the internet
This meme is true, but unionized fighters are much further in the distance, a speck over the horizon.
I take it back. Maybe it’s not so distant.
Leslie Smith and Lucas Middlebrook have a website - Project Spearhead - to try and get UFC fighters to unionize https://t.co/BDFDOWGKa4— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) February 9, 2018
Truth from Aljamain Sterling
If you’re driving on the highway...and you’re in the left lane, driving slower than everyone in the right lane. You are Effing up the flow of traffic!! Move your slow ass over to the right or middle lane Jabroni’s!!— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) February 9, 2018
Mike “The Count” Bisping also has the right memes at times.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Interim M-1 FlW Title Fight - Arman Ashimov KOs Mikael Silander in 2R pic.twitter.com/G60dsSFlBy— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 9, 2018
Rob Wilkinson can jump high
More Style Bender
"He's one of the best stand-up guys I've ever seen do this." @MeganOlivi and @ForrestGriffin break down the highly-anticipated debut of 'The @Stylebender' Israel Adesanya ➡️ https://t.co/RZnL2VJeHG pic.twitter.com/ZlaC5M3dXB— UFC (@ufc) February 8, 2018
Belated congratulations to my old coach, Travis Tooke, on this very slick takedown to submission at the 2017 Europeans!
- An investigation into the MMA death of Joao Carvalho found that a limited budget led to compromise of event safety standards.
- Read about, watch, and appreciate Israel Adesanya, perhaps the most gifted kickboxer to step into the cage, ahead of his debut tomorrow
- Mark Hunt fighting across the world? In Rizin? Yes, that would be fun.
Podcasts and Video
AJ and I preview Rockhold-Romero! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel!
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This first-person story about a black dude hitting the slopes for the first time ahead of the Winter Olympics really did make me laugh out loud.
Self-righteous anger is the funniest anger.
David Bowie waxes prophetic on the Internet in 1999
Unreal foresight from Bowie on internet culture, back in '99. pic.twitter.com/bVrRv2GHvf— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) February 9, 2018