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This MMA fan tagged Rory Macdonald and Ben Askren in a tweet and started a string of trash talk between the retired former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion and the current 170-lb. Red King of Bellator. Rory said he is absolutely down for a fight with his fellow crypto-currency believer, who has been trash-talking him for years.
im good with that to— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) April 18, 2018
MacDonald’s “i disagree” reply here is genuinely hilarious because being succinct is always better online.
i disagree— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) April 18, 2018
Askren said to tell Bellator president Scott Coker, to which Rory promptly tagged Scott Coker and said he has talked to Coker about getting Askren to return to Bellator.
i have asked @ScottCoker about getting you in bellator for a fight, i guesse you need to do your part— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) April 18, 2018
Then the discussion got personal. Rory Macdonald said he challenged Askren face to face, and Askren tucked his tail between his legs and said “I only fight for money”.
woah woah you remember the day we were face to face, and i challanged you there on the spot and you put your tail between your legs and said i only fight for money and walked off, the only one stalling is you, if u want it to happen make a deal with bellator and im ready to go— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) April 19, 2018
Askren called the Rory’s tweet “fake news” but didn’t exactly deny Rory’s account either.
Fake news. I approached you and I told you that you would be an easy nights work. You would be an easy nights work. https://t.co/fiLnAdhzYD— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 19, 2018
I agree with Brian Stann and Big John McCarthy- this is a fight Bellator should absolutely make. Askren’s wrestling ability, as a former Olympian, has never been in question, but he never got the chance to prove himself against elite competition. Rory Macdonald is undeniably elite competition, and one of Bellator’s most credible and interesting champions. He holds a lopsided win over Askren’s college buddy, UFC champion Tyron Woodley. And there is the outside chance he might be a route to get to MacDonald’s teammate Georges St. Pierre, a fight Askren has been campaigning for and GSP has been so far totally uninterested in.
Love to see this. C’mon @ScottCoker work some magic https://t.co/DxPXgyOG2T— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) April 19, 2018
I think I would love to see this too!! https://t.co/WSm9Cu4wWR— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) April 19, 2018
Dana White introducing Daniel Cormier as the greatest light heavyweight of all time has to have both Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell scratching their heads.
Gustafsson doesn’t agree with Dana White:
#Bones RepostBy @powerfuljoerogan: "With DC stalling light heavyweight by fighting Stipe, @alexthemauler is hoping for @jonnybones return. Says beating Jon Jones would be better than winning belt. Agree? cc: @jacksonwink_mma _______________________________________ #JRE #MMA podcast episode 23 with @joerogan #alexandergustafsson on 04-16-2018 _______________________________________ #joerogan #joeroganexperience #joeroganpodcast #powerfuljoerogan #thejoeroganexperience #youngjamie #jiujitsu #jiujitsu4life #mmamemes #ufc #ufcmeme #mixedmartialarts #fightlife #mmaworld #onefc #eddiebravo #10thplanet #graciejiujitsu #mmalife #bjjlife #gustafsson #jonjones #danielcormier #jacksonwinkmma #stipemiocic
Tony Ferguson healing up like Wolverine
He says he’s over kicking steel pipes. This was a man as ready for Khabib as anyone just prior to a freak injury can be.
“Just For Kikz” Old #ufc223 Training Camp Cool Down Clip (Pre-Knee Injury) Just in Time For #TiramisuTuesday (No Steel Poles Were Kicked During Camp BTW, I’m Past That Stage ) Doc Appointment Tomorrow To Check On My Wolverine Healing Powers Stay Tuned Crew B# #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™️ #SnapDownCity #TeamElCucuy Still Our Mat. -Champ D’arcemus Maximus W/ The Assist, Didn’t Even Flinch #BulliesLife
Kevin Lee is using the best conditioning training known to man
Javier Mendez wants us to know Cormier has a heart of gold, not fiat currency.
You gotta be kidding me. Whatever else you can say about this proposal- at least she didn’t see it coming!
She said yes @mr99wins pic.twitter.com/tQMf8T1Txb— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) April 18, 2018
These dubs are terrible and hilarious, but the eyebrows are what make this scene.
Some prefer Chuck Norris’ choreography.
Israel Adesanya had fun touring Philly
Fabricio Werdum says this is the last time he talked to Lyoto Machida.
These armbar slams wouldn’t work on me, as I am a whopping 170 pounds. Check and mate.
I call these Armbar slams.100lb and 150lb dumbbells. They are to simulate being caught in a cross-body arm bar and picking the person's body up and slamming them in the ground to force them to let go. You can see I used two different grips one on the wrist and one across the top of the fingers. The idea is to keep the arm bent just like in defending against an armbar so you don't let the bicep or the elbow get straightened. Keep the whole arm tense to keep it bent. Then lift the dumbbell overhead keeping it away from the body like lifting a human woud be (huge bicep pump) and forcefully slam it down. I really like the combine lifting and slamming motions. And it was fun. Probably not a good idea to try at Planet Fitness lol. You want greater strength or an unchained life? THINK. Use your mind to Find the ways to get them. And Join #NoahsArmy and become a #blooddonor and #organdonor today!! #fighttraining #slam #armbar #defense #bigarms #isometric #strength #oldtimestrongman #strongman
This cop choke slamming and then actually choking this teenager unconscious is something to behold. “You can’t tap on the beach against cops”
Dustin Poirier working mental conditioning at American Top Team prior to a bout with Justin Gaethje that tested his very limits of mental toughness.
One of the more technical drills we used with @dustinpoirier in his prep for @ufconfox Glendale ! While he only has to add up small numbers, this drill is a little more complicated than it looks. Being able to stay calm while executing is key and you can definitely say Dustin knows how to keep his composure in tough scenarios! Training the mental is just as important as training the physical! Get Your Mind Right! @dubthaprodigy on the production and equipment used: @fitlighttraining #bodybraintrain #mindbody1 #mrmentalmuscle #ufc #lightweight #dustinpoirier #fitlighttraining #cognitiveconditioning #hardwork #champion #motivation
Joe Rogan Experience retweeted a compilation of his somewhat biased commentary at UFC 223
Watch: Joe Rogan's 'Bias' In Commentary Of Nurmagomedov At UFC 223 Highlighted In Compilation - Pundit Arena https://t.co/V6IBRd3zwm pic.twitter.com/h3mzjXV8LH— Joe Rogan Experience (@JREpodcast) April 18, 2018
Some never-released pictures of the time eight years and a day ago that Nick Diaz brawled with Jason “Mayhem” Miller
I don't think anyone has ever seen these. I don't remember releasing any at the time but eight years ago, a "brawl" broke out at Strikeforce: Nashville. I was not really photographing, I was mostly trying to figure out whether to intervene and my shutter speed was slow for a group shot and I was also forgetting to focus. It was... surreal, being in the cage.
Nate Diaz says he and his brother originated the “G shit”
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
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I had forgotten about what a unique fighter Andy Hug was
One of the most charismatic karatekas & kickboxers in the world. The one and only Andy Hug ! pic.twitter.com/0YVRLa2AuQ— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) April 18, 2018
Just gonna put this entire string of old RINGS highlights here.
This did not end as I expected
Heart of a #Throwback to @Karl_Moore_FAI's Cage Warriors debut at CW62! pic.twitter.com/Fi44bsh9fz— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) April 18, 2018
Throwback to Vasyl Lomachenko and UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw sparring. I wish I could see all the rounds of this.
Vasyl Lomachenko sparring T.J. Dillashaw pic.twitter.com/ddgiIkcumh— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) April 17, 2018
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