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Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St. Pierre has a lot of experience in scary situations, but none of his fight training prepared him for this: he was charged by a gorilla in the jungle. The former champion made no pretense of unnecessary toughness, adopting a submissive posture and ducking out of the way.
This video was taken in Africa seconds after an alpha gorilla charged me. I had to take a submissive posture and get out of his way. One of the most frightening and incredible experiences of my life - even with all the fight training in the world I wouldn’t have been a match!
This video was taken in Africa seconds after an alpha gorilla charged me. I had to take a submissive posture and get out of his way. One of the most frightening and incredible experiences of my life - even with all the fight training in the world I wouldn’t have been a match! pic.twitter.com/pn5N8X2J1t— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) June 12, 2018
In the background, the smaller gorillas continue casually playing and wrestling with each other. It’s evident from the video St. Pierre’s fear was justified- unlike the movie ‘“Tarzan”, there is no chance even a lifelong martial artist and athlete like GSP would have against a foe clearly out of his weight class.
St. Pierre has teased a return against a foe more his size, Russian lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who, incidentally, grew up wrestling bear cubs in the Caucasus mountains. The fight, if it comes to fruition, won’t solve the age-old question of whether a gorilla would beat a bear, but it might determine the best MMA wrestler in history.
Welterweight Darren Till, nicknamed the Gorilla, couldn’t resist cracking a joke in GSP’s direction.
What’s up with Canadian fighters exploring the wilderness today? Here’s Ragin Kajan Johnson doing some hardcore parkour.
Luke Rockhold’s leg is gruesome. You might not want to see this. Oh well...
Tony Ferguson has a lot of mats. He’s like the supervillain of mats, like the Joker on his pile of cash.
Cody Garbrandt has the traumatized smile of someone who has gone through this.
Dana White has jokes! Well, everyone has jokes about this. Here’s hoping the optics of international diplomacy actually leads to a better world.
Because I’m a more recent fan, I didn’t know this story, and I appreciated reading it.
Jun12.2010 Rich Franklin puts an end to the legendary career of Chuck Liddell, when he finishes him at UFC 115. Going into his fight with Franklin at UFC 115, Chuck Liddell had lost two consecutive fights by knockout. Dana White stated that this was a do or die situation for Liddell, and he needed to win to remain fighting. Liddell looked great in the fight, as he mixed up his wrestling & his striking. It looked as if Liddell would finally end his losing streak. However, it was not enough. Liddell could not absorb the same punishment like he did in the past. Franklin countered him & put him away. During the bout, Liddell broke Franklin's arm with a kick. In great spirits, Liddell signed Franklin's cast a few weeks after the fight. Both men are class acts.
Paige VanZant fought through her broken arm injury, evidently didn’t give it time to heal, and now she will have to have more serious surgery. Hopefully it goes well for her.
❗️Arm Update❗️ I unfortunately and sadly have to inform all of my fans who have been standing by my side that my arm surgery has failed. For whatever reason my bone still is totally broken in my arm and shows no sign of healing or progression. All that we can guess is that I went back to training too quickly and didn’t give my arm the proper time to heal without any motion. This is the downfall of athletes, pushing through pain when they should not. I will be going in for another more serious surgery next month where they will take bone fragments from my hip to fill the break and put another bigger plate in. I will take the time off to heal this go around. I will be back to the UFC and I will fight many more fights in the future. Send some prayers up for me for recovery. Thank you.
Angela Hill working her push kicks
Frankie Edgar’s dog is one resourceful canine
Jonny Bones has been training in his garage for a while, but with that Brock Lesnar fight in the offing he seems to have upped his social media posts.
He doesn’t think Lesnar’s weight and strength will be a problem- bird legs or no.
Don’t let these bird legs fool you https://t.co/Ct7VyWAr1N— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 12, 2018
How long has he been waiting to spring this joke?
No, that would make me Jon “bones your mom” Jones https://t.co/exAcWr0GGS— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 12, 2018
Gegard Mousasi vs. Robert Whittaker would be an awesome fight, and a reminder that Bellator has managed to snag top five fighters across several divisions. They may not have the deepest rivals, but their best champions- Rory Macdonald, Mousasi, Michael Chandler- could beat UFC champions on a given night.
Apparently Charlie Chaplin’s version predated the infamous meme by a century.
Lando Vannata with some incredible martial arts tips.
Some equally valuable travel advice here
Slips, Rips, and Comeback Clips
It’s generally rare to see comebacks so this regional MMA comeback was pretty fun to watch
A reversal is a comeback right?
This was a comeback of much higher stakes and skill
Podcasts and Video
Ariel Helwani’s final MMA Hour
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I guess we are really doing this: Dana White not really caring about the ethics of promoting an unrepentant domestic abuser like Greg Hardy because he is, surprise surprise, good at violence, is both predictable and symptomatic of our sport.
This 19-year-old long jumped so far he almost flew out of the pit! pic.twitter.com/geKQ9FDKzB— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 12, 2018
Coming to you live from Minnesota: Hopefully a raccoon that doesn’t jump. This is happening as I finish up so I hope to wake up and find out the little guy made it.