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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.


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Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr play spars with Chris Weidman

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Just an PSA:

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@iamtheimmortal is gonna pop it like it's hot when he rolls up on @snoopdogg

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Run Dana Run

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I take it back. Maybe it’s not so distant.

Truth from Aljamain Sterling

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Too good

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