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You may be forgiven if you think Conor McGregor’s supposed desire to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia is for publicity, that it’s not genuine. But according to coach Owen Roddy, he’s really about it. Via Sports Joe:
“Conor’s a mad thing. He’s very funny. He turned around to me and he’s like, ’There’s talk of me fighting Khabib. I might do it in Russia’.”
”And he’s like, ’You know what we’ll do? We’ll do it like Rocky, we’ll go to Siberia. We’ll train in the snow and I’ll get one of those yokes that you put on your shoulders to get the lats’.”
This sounds like a joke, but Roddy says McGregor was serious.
“He was serious. He was like, ’Let’s go!’
”I says, ’I’m not going to Siberia!’
”But that’s it. He could go. Conor does mad things, and that’s what we love him for. There’s not many people would do that but Conor’s like,’I’ll go to Russia and fight you in your back garden just to prove who I am’.”
Of course, McGregor was most recently in the public eye for throwing a dolly at a bus window to try to get at Khabib, an attack that injured two fighters and got McGregor arrested.
A legal update on McGregor’s situation:
Here is McGregor's Notice of Removal, which is an automatic removal to Fed Court so long as it satisfies requirements. It does based on diversity of jurisdiction and that Plaintiff claims damages in excess of $75K https://t.co/1b39D6XhCm https://t.co/rnjEBjKPea— MMA Payout (@MMAPayout) April 27, 2018
Dana White honors a modern day hero James Shaw Jr., the guy who stopped the Waffle House shooting
I missed this from yesterday’s CamSoda event. He doesn’t go by Krazy Horse any more, just Charles “Felony” Bennett.
Krazy Horse warming up for his fight tomorrow, which will be streamed on a porn site... pic.twitter.com/WSheL4Uhsu— Rob Brown (@RobBrownMMA) April 26, 2018
A special Friday episode of the poop shoot : pic.twitter.com/mKWESfupbb— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) April 27, 2018
Covington should be scared after spoiling another movie, Infinity Wars.
Garry Tonon’s got jokes.
Actor, WWE wrestler and one-time MMA fighter Dave Bautista can dance a little.
In case you forgot how weird a fighter Dominick Cruz is
ELBOWS ARE RUTHLESS • Raemboh’s ‘KO’ of NumThai on tonight’s Rangsit stadium @petchyindee show ————————————— Direct online bookings for @sitsongpeenongphuket_muaythai http://sitsongpeenong.com/muay-thai/ ————————————— #muaythai #bangkok #thailand #amazingthailand #siamfightnews #sitsongpeenongphuket #boxing #champion #sitsongpeenong
The NJSACB has rejected the appeal by Dvalishvili's team on the Simon technical submission from #UFCAC. pic.twitter.com/1wyvOKkqIM— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) April 27, 2018
A reminder of what Jacare is capable of.
Jacare obviously has some of the best grappling in his division as a former World Champion in grappling. But do not under estimate his striking. Kelvin may have the edge with his hands but Jacare has KO'd some tough guys and hung on his feet with the best of them. Who you got? - MMA content updated daily! - Regrann from @canalcombate - De 0 a 10, que nota você dá para esse NOCAUTAÇO do @ronaldojacare? . . Assista ao brasileiro em ação no UFC Rio, dia 12 de maio, ao vivo e EXCLUSIVO no Combate! Se garanta agora na torcida! (link na bio) #UFCnoCombate . . Via @ufc_brasil - #jacaresouza #derekbrunson #kelvingastelum
Lando Vannata gets some cool pics
The UFC is not about to match Kajan Johnson up with soft matchups. He draws Islam Makhachev of the Dagestani knuckle-game cartel.
July 28th it’s going down in Cow Town! That’s Calgary for all you non Canadians. I’m very excited to test myself against Islam, another very skilled and respectful martial artist. Let’s go! . . . . . #ufccalgary #gotime #anothaone #islammakhachev #kajanjohnson #ufc #mma #tristarvancouver #kajanvsdagestan #sniper
Always good to see another Pearson back in the cage.
My next bout it’s official. Going to test my skills on July 28 in Calgary Canada stay tuned... @UFC_CA @UFCTonight @UFCONFOX @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby #TEAMBULL #ROUFUSPORT pic.twitter.com/Cl809xofP4— John Wayne Makdessi (@JohnMakdessi) April 27, 2018
Knife throwing is martial arts, and the forward roll makes it mixed.
Hitting exploding a swinging soda can with new throwing knives...and some misses too lol. Found some throwing knives while out running errands and decided to pick them up. The idea here was 5 things. 1) Throw the new knives 2)Hit a can of soda swinging on a rope and bust it 3) Hit the can of soda and try to stick the can and knife to the target boards behind them at the same time 4) Throw the knives and hit the can of soda while coming out of a forward somersault 5) Have fun and do something at athletically cool. All goals accomplished. Was especially happy to be able to acquire the target and hit it quickly and at least wants on the first throw with the target still moving coming out of the Foward roll. Athletically this requires smoothness, speed, target acquisition, fast reorientation, gracefulness and accuracy. Those traits are the point of this kind of training. Noah and I did this a few times throwing knives at swinging cans. It was just too much fun with him. Really love him and could never have asked for a better son. Join #NoahsArmy become a #blooddonor and #organdonor today. Be the kind of person those close to you truly truly love. #knifethrowing #tumbling #strongman #oldtimestrongman #impossibleshots
None of the Maniacs would ever do this.
The Sweet Life of Sage and Cody
Tony Ferguson’s Knee Update
TJ Dillashaw on the bag
Junior Dos Santos training his wrassling
F...... AWESOME wrestling session with coach @mikebrownmma and @junior_cigano .... tonight . Also coach Mike shows some dancing skills ...)) Btw he is good ..;) Who dance better Junior or coach Mike ....???? I was camera man ... It was fun ....../ Ещё раз , вечером поработали над техникой борьбы, а также разучили кое-какие танцевальные ПА ....;))) #AndreiThePitBullArlovski #OriginalPitBull #warlovski #foreverfighting #mma #ufc #wrestling #mycoachhasdancingskills #hardworkandfun #reebok #americantopteam
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This article about Japanese rent-a-relative actors was an amazing, surreal read.
And this is just a cool picture
Octopii are cool
One smart way octopuses hunt is by stretching out their arms like a parachute across the ocean floor. They then blow strong currents of water from their mantle (head) to flush out their prey from all the little crevices they hide in. Whoosh! - little shrimp get blown into their webbing and the suckers act as a conveyor belt bringing the shrimp to the octopuses beak. Another astounding thing about this video is the color changes— look at that green nation! The octopus is matching the color & texture of the ocean floor beneath it. be sure to tag some friends below Nation! : @ian_goostk #️⃣ #OctoNation @upliftinganimals #squid @dr.evanantin #Octopus #Scuba #cephalopod #discoverocean #diving @discoverocean #octopustattoo #teamcanon #hawaii #hawaiilife #NationalGeographic #NatGeo #blackjaguarwhitetiger @animalonearth @worldofanimal.ss #animalonearth #tentacles @wildlives #oceanconservation @naturee #seacreature #NatGeoWild #theellenshow @theellenshow @fathomlesslife #shotoniphone #stem #upliftinganimals #animals @ellenpompeo #underwaterlife
You’re in for a long life, kid.
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