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If Conor McGregor ever does get as serious as he says he is about returning to the Octagon- or, more accurately, if the UFC ever gives him what he’s asking for in negotiations- then he has a wrestling coach qualified to teach him how to stop Khabib Nurmagomedov’s takedowns. (Assuming, of course, that Khabib ends up with the belt after UFC 223 in Brooklyn, instead of Tony Ferguson).
@TheNotoriousMMA if you are ever going to fight Khabib, let me know. We can work on techniques to defend all of his takedown attempts. Best of luck.— Kyle Snyder (@Snyder_man45) February 22, 2018
Kyle Snyder is not only the youngest Olympic gold medalist in American wrestling history, but also won the World Championship, the NCAA, and the Olympics in a single year, an incredible feat. Snyder may have an ulterior motive in offering to train McGregor- he has expressed a desire to compete in MMA at some point, and exposure to the game from the world’s most Notorious mixed martial artist could only be a boon to those plans. Snyder competes at 97 kilograms, or 213 pounds, which would make him a heavyweight or light heavyweight. Maybe by the time Jon Jones returns from suspension, he will face an Olympic gold medalist. Or, perhaps Brock Lesnar will return to face a wrestler qualified to stop him. Just... please... don’t be the next Dillon Danis on social media.
Speaking of Khabib, here he shares what Daniel Cormier’s pre-fight hype routine looks like
Why does Conor think this looks cool?
I am fighting again. Period. I am the best at this. I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn't enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need. I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game. Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. On top of the fighting. I am here. It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here. Yours sincerely, The Champ Champ™
This made me laugh. A+ MMA meme work
Jacare vs. Gastelum? I’ll take it. Gastelum is the real threat to Robert Whittaker at middleweight.
No, Tito Ortiz. Stay retired. We already saw the Chuck Liddell fight twice.
Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee does sound fun, just like pretty much any top lightweight fight.
Atlantic City, Rio and Chicago have all been discussed as possible landing spots.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 22, 2018
John Dodson sparring Michelle Waterson
I thought the fighters did have medical insurance?
@danawhite @ufc When are we gonna get some medical insurance? I kept my mouth shut last February when I tore my LCL 2 weeks before the Houston card and y'all never got me an MRI. Now I'm hittin up the local drug dealer for amoxicillin, c'mon man!! @SuckerPunchEnt @BrianButler_Au— Justin Ledet (@JustinLedetMMA) February 22, 2018
Why boxing pay is so different from MMA pay, and the single biggest reason McGregor hasn’t returned to the Octagon yet:
Looking at Golden Boy's court docs Canelo walks away with around 80% of the net profits (or 2/3 total revenue) GB receives.— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) February 22, 2018
Somewhat common. Most big boxing star's contracts call for them to receive a 70-85 percent split with their promoter.— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) February 22, 2018
Stipe Miocic is just a natural
Andre Fili’s new ink is bleeding
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
This spinning wheel kick is gorgeous
Speaking of spinning shit, Raymond Daniels scored what remains one of the most spectacular knockouts I’ve ever seen.
At number 2, Raymond Daniels delivers a two-touch spinning back kick knockout. Is this your KO? pic.twitter.com/jZzBqeUc4Y— GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) February 22, 2018
I did not expect this outcome
2016/9/30 Krush.69— 新生K-1bot (@New_K1_bot) February 22, 2018
KANA vs キル・ビーpic.twitter.com/AKQ7VNBkB7
Melvin Manhoef was a monster back in the day
Here’s the real life version of this thanks to Melvin Manhoef pic.twitter.com/8PZbTzZSgD— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 23, 2018
Great body punches
The evolution of CSA’s #SilkESmooth @the_eddie_abasolo_show has been televised!!! Repost @the_eddie_abasolo_show ・・・ Heres a flash back friday. Short clips from my fights last year on @lionfightmuaythai lets see how 2018 will be. Who wanna see me fight? #silk_E_smooth #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #muaythai #thaiboxing #athlete #fighter #Smooth #vallejo #bayarea #filam #flashbackfridays #fbf
Bulldog chokes are awesome
So are inverted triangles
That’s some tenacious grappling
Podcasts and Video
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The MMA Ratings Podcast with special guest, ESPN’s Phil Murphy
This footage of Keanu Reeves training to be a teacher in his next movie is pic.twitter.com/rgFVJRHG0J— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) February 22, 2018
Now I want to try this someday
Iron meditation or Extended time isometrics. Seated overhead press. 230lbs pressed hard against the top bars for 30 seconds. Very big pump and muscle fatigue. Most people do isometrics with nearly no or no weight for a long time or very heavy weight for very short holds but I honestly have found it to be most productive with a moderately heavyweight held for a much longer time until failure and building up the time over a few sessions to a full minute hold. You should do all three as well as isometrics in completely non-traditional nonlinear movements. It's not as exciting as lighting something on fire but it's killer training. Pressing hard into that second bar is what really makes it. Call that a functional or isontonic isometric. I've actually done two full courses on isometrics because they're that powerful and that little is known about them in the training world. Also one of the primary effects and physical training is to learn about your own mind and if you want to learn about how you react to things try holding an isometric for extended period of time. It has a unique way of unifying mind and body and if you hold it long enough even spirit because you can concentrate on a whole different level. If you've ever done Chi Gong they can be like a strength meditation. Join #NoahsArmy today! Become a #blooddonor and #organdonor !! #isometric #presses #bigshoulders #strongman #oldtimestrongman #pump #beyondphysical #chigong