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Did... did former Trump aide Sam Nunberg just quote Conor McGregor?

Yes, evidently he did.

“Can you report this?” he asked me at one point during our conversation, his voice taking on a gleeful tone. “You have to report this: The champ champ does whatever the fuck he wants.”

“The … who?” I asked.

“The champ champ!”

The “champ champ” turned out to be a reference to one of his favorite UFC fighters.

We already reported that, from the original UFC fighter who said it... but I guess we aren’t the Atlantic. This is far from the only link the UFC has to the Trump administration, as Dana White counts Donald Trump his long-time personal friend.


A number of fighters are officially gone from the UFC, including some unexpected names, such as Galore Bofando.

Here’s what the UFC is missing without Galore Bofando:

Mike Perry’s girl broke up with him at some point between now and his last UFC fight a couple weeks ago. Mike’s wandering eye wondered too far.

⚠️PLEASE READ IN FULL!!⚠️ Mike & I are no longer together. I wanted to explain what is going on because there are so many people who have shown me/us so much love and support and have invested into us, and felt like you guys deserve answers. I also don’t want to get hundreds of comments on my photos from here on out about, “where’s Mike” “why aren’t you together” and such. I am a huge believer in God & that everything happens for a reason and everyone in your life is there for a reason. Mike and I are not meant to be together in a relationship but only to be friends and support each other through life. No one can ever know what happens behind closed doors, no matter how great things may seem through social media. We are human and we all make mistakes, Mike unfortunately has a wandering eye and this time it wondered too far and I couldn’t accept anymore. No physical cheating happened but enough was said that I hit a limit I couldn’t return from. I am not mad. I don’t hate him at all. I hope to remain friends and be someone he knows will always tell him how it is and can always receive honest advice from. I have no regrets at all, only wonderful memories of good times. I wish him nothing but the very best and still know that one day he will achieve his dream of becoming UFC welterweight champion. “Que sera, sera” whatever will be will be, the futures not ours to see. I am excited to embark on my new life journey. I have no idea where it will take me, the places I will go, or the people I will meet. If you would like to come along with me on this journey I invite you to stay and see where it goes and if you have no interest I can completely understand. Thank you for the continued love and support. Xo (This did not happen this week or weekend, it’s been awhile. There is also no need and I really prefer no one dm me things about what he’s doing or putting on his story etc) thank you.

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Mike Perry didn’t waste any time.

... which is too bad for this Reddit theory.

This is some grade A photoshop.

Max Holloway is looking for that Wendy’s sponsorship.

Anthony Pettis liked this caricature of himself.

Forrest Griffin always asks the relevant questions.

Choose one.

E. All of the above Credit: @thestranglesquad

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Important fact about Gegard Mousasi.

I hope Darren Till does fight Stephen Thompson, purely for the stylistic challenge for each fighter.

Good advice for Canelo:

Canelo is the only boxer I’ve ever seen get away consistently with this look-away right hand slip.

As ‘Murican as it gets.

Combat sports this week:

Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Crop Cop vs. Emelianenko the Younger was a great fight, especially knowing what we know now about Aleks.

Good Reads

Random Land

Thor sets a new powerlifting record- with ease.

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