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Midnight Mania! Daniel Cormier rips into Alexander Gustafsson for calling out Luke Rockhold

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If you come for Daniel Cormier’s teammates, you better be ready for Cormier’s comeback.

I loved Gustafsson’s callout of Luke Rockhold, in which he did mention that he thought Cormier was holding up the light heavyweight title picture.

Cormier, though, wasn’t having it, reminding Gus that the lanky Swede last fought DC for the title coming off a loss with the hashtag #thegustafsonway

Of course, DC also fought for a title off a loss to Jon Jones. The difference, in his mind? He won his fight.

DC also thinks, trash talk aside, Luke Rockhold should take some time off.


An MMA Valentine’s Day

We can’t all be romantics.

Mackenzie Dern heart hands

Dang, Chas Skelly. That’s cold.

These cards by Justin Golightly are perfect. Dana White expresses love for McGregor.

Khabib love.

A lot of MMA fighters really love their families. They should.

No words can describe how much I love my girls ❤️

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6’6” sumo wrestler turned MMA fighter Baruto plays a gay man in a Japanese sitcom? As long as he’s practicing punches under waterfalls.


Insomnia

Will Brooks is out of the UFC and into that high-dollar PFL tournament.

For those of you who have been asking when my next fight is... well, I'm not sure when the next will be but it will not be with the UFC but rather with the @profightleague in the Million Dollar tournament. I've been doing this for a while now and I understand the business side of it. I didn't do the job that was expected of me and like all jobs I was released, rightfully so. Unfortunately, I under performed with the UFC and didn't achieve the goal I wanted to with that opportunity. I regret nothing, I took a chance at something I wanted and came up short. The fighter/competitor in me is highly disappointed with myself for allowing things to get away from me. The UFC chapter is closed for now... I'd like to thank the UFC staff for treating me so well during my employment. From day one I was treated well and with respect. I appreciate that greatly. Now with that being said, I am moving forward toward the next chapter. I'm extremely excited and fired up to be part of the @profighteague and their rebirth. The timing is perfect because I'm in my own rebirth process as well. As always I'm going to represent this organization as professionally as I possibly can. I look forward to being a pivotal part of the PFL's growth in this sport. All praise and glory to God. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. - Psalms 121:1-2 At my highest and my lowest, He's been with me and seen me through to lands of milk and honey. Thank you God for blessing me with this incredible opportunity for my family and myself. Now let's go secure this bag!!!! #Godisgood #hardwork #dedication #mma #ufc #PFL #professional #athlete #Godsplan #winningatlife

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Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha is a good matchup.

It’s official! UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago

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Jon Jones has his date with destiny.

Interesting insight from Jeremy Stephens

Elias Theodorou kinda, sorta called out Israel Adesanya, who he may or may not have been kinda, sorta talking shit about during Israel’s debut fight.

This ain’t right, UFC. Don’t do Sage Northcutt like this.

Such a potty mouth, that @SuperSageNorthcutt! #UFCAustin

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Eh... I changed my mind, go for it, UFC.

K-1 champion Takeru’s sparring looks intense.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This effortless old-school boxing:

It’s grainy, but this toehold is cool from Francisco Trinaldo:


Good Read


Seems like a good clip to end on tonight. Yes, I know a lot of you hate Luke Thomas. But the advice is relevant.


Random Land

Okay, one more before you go to sleep:

Smdh

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