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Michael Bisping has officially retired from MMA, so it’s time to revisit his odd encounter with Georges St. Pierre in a bathroom before a press conference. He spoke about it on the Joe Rogan Experience. Transcript via Fightful.com:
“I go to the bathroom and who comes next to the bathroom with us, it’s Michael Bisping! There is the camera that follow us in the bathroom. We’re taking a piss next to each other, we’re like this (puts hands on hips). Then, I turn around and see Michael Bisping. I’m like, ‘Oh, holy shit!’ Then I told him, I say, ‘Hey, you got a Range Rover?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, but now it’s in the garage.’ I’m like,’ Yeah, you need to get rid of it because after a while it start breaking down.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, I know... ok, gameface. See you later.’ (laughs),”
This is the kind of small, human moment you would want to know about if you were ever making a movie about either guy. And, while it’s pretty awkward that the cameras followed them into the bathroom, but that does make me wonder: does the footage for this still exist?
The candid car advice also reminds me of a certain executive telling another former UFC champion his luxury SUV was “a piece of shit”.
GSP’s victory over Bisping at UFC 217 netted him his second UFC belt. He’s not interested in fighting for money any more, but getting a third belt at lightweight might just tempt him back to the sport. If he does return at 155, Khabib Nurmagomedov is waiting.
New highlights of the Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson fight have emerged
Darren Till VS Stephen Wonder Boy Thompson #UFCLiverpool #ufc #animation pic.twitter.com/5n6qwpIgPb— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) May 29, 2018
The fight wasn’t fast-paced, but the memes have been nonstop:
Nick Diaz’ booking shot looks like Nick Diaz, all right.
Nick Diaz booking photo, just released by LVPD. pic.twitter.com/8O21k9BWtT— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 29, 2018
Now my life will never be complete now until I wrestle a tiger!
Lomachenko boxed eight rounds with a popped shoulder and still knocked out Linares?
Lomachenko told @danrafaelespn (ESPN) on Tuesday that he suffered the injury during the second round of the fight. He said his right shoulder popped out of place and back into place and gave him trouble for the remainder of the bout.https://t.co/uX4GxS0PTK pic.twitter.com/kNIdXmkzCL— UkraineAtamansBoxing (@UkraineAtamans) May 29, 2018
Why did the cop go for the arm bar here, though? Just keep top position.
Justin Golightly did something so great it made me wonder why no one had done it before: He wrote the mythology of the MMA Fighters who were larger than life, starting with Sea Level Cain, Chuck Liddell ‘with that look in his eye’, and Motivated B.J. Penn. They started as real life history, then Internet legends, but Justin has turned them into bonafide MMA myths.
Ilir Latifi got a serious videographer for this one:
This cop has some serious hands ... and he can really move!
Elias Theodorou really enjoyed being face swapped with Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, who is honest to a fault:
Sage’s captions legitimately kill me.
Angela Hill keeps coming up with creative ways to demonstrate she doesn’t have an opponent.
Combat sports this weekend include the rare Friday night UFC card:
Live Combat Sport Schedule: 5/30 - 6/3— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 29, 2018
Full schedule: https://t.co/P06Cea7skz pic.twitter.com/6bPquxy5gm
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Nathaniel Wood is making his UFC debut this Friday!
Nathaniel Wood #CW92 pic.twitter.com/enP8pit0gt— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) March 24, 2018
Nathaniel Wood vs Josh Reed - Round 1 September 16 2017— Rob Brown (@RobBrownBetting) November 14, 2017
My personal favourite of 2017 pic.twitter.com/RnZ21eGELM
Get that tap:
I didn’t realize these guys fought pre-UFC days ...
Jimmie Rivera gave up his back, got flattened out and finished w/ GNP vs Dennis Bermudez R2 in the fight to get into the TUF 14 house (2011) #UFCUtica pic.twitter.com/v10k5xlQKA— MR. HONKY HUMUNGUS (@Mr_Honky) May 30, 2018
Podcasts and Video
Andrew Richardson’s pro debut Episode 4! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube
The MMA Hour:
Nate Robinson had something to say about the predictability of talks about race in America:
I know I keep including footage of it, but this volcanic activity in Hawaii is unreal!
VIDEO: Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is moving at a rapid 27 meters an hour, threatening more homes and a power station pic.twitter.com/P8ND3D3XBe— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 30, 2018
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