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Nick Diaz is putting his problems out of mind the old-fashioned way: ingesting shrooms.
Nick Diaz in Hunter S. Thompson glasses eating shrooms. pic.twitter.com/uKqqSMg1UN— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) June 5, 2018
Yep, Greg Hardy, the man too violent towards women to stay in the NFL, is getting open arms from UFC matchmakers on the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series.
UFC matchmaker @Mickmaynard2 speaks about ex @dallascowboys star @GregHardyJr and his recent leaps in improvement since transitioning to MMA.— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) June 5, 2018
Watch him fight for a @UFC contract LIVE in Week 1 of @DanaWhite's Tuesday Night #ContenderSeries on #UFCFIGHTPASS! pic.twitter.com/H6lff9LJr5
Dana White said that Al’s insistence that he make more money to fight higher ranked guys is unreasonable, and is the reason the Justin Gaethje fight won’t be happening. Al disagrees and Justin Gaethje retweeted his response.
Lmao if I shouldn’t get paid more to fight higher ranked guys in main events, why did they pay more for me to fight khabib?! We haven’t talked since he shook my hand & thanked me for taking the fight in the cage... Pick up the phone “boss” @danawhite https://t.co/At6SXzWxo0— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) June 5, 2018
Dana White once gave a talk to the business community about keeping fighters financially dependent on the next fight so they couldn’t afford to turn any matchup down, or negotiate from strength.
UFC definitely can’t afford fighters sitting out ahead of the ESPN deal.— McKinley Noble (@KenTheGreat1) June 5, 2018
Dana and WME putting the squeeze on their “contractors.” pic.twitter.com/XQo7t36D0d
Mitch Clarke has been killing it with the GIF replies
Fun Fact for #UFC225— Fightnomics Reed (@Fightnomics) June 6, 2018
In his second UFC appearance, Phil "CM Punk" Brooks has the opportunity to land his first significant strike, and/or first distance strike in the Octagon.
McGregor boxed once last year, lost badly, and still managed to come in fourth on the world’s highest paid athlete list. Remarkable.
According to @Forbes, @TheNotoriousMMA is the world's FOURTH highest-paid athlete, ahead of Lebron James, Steph Curry, Roger Federer, and plenty others.— FloCombat (@FloCombat) June 5, 2018
Not bad, eh? (h/t @SecretMovesMMA) pic.twitter.com/u5GrnNyv4h
Clay Guida has energizer bunny energy.
Clay Guida in between rounds is sometimes better than the main event pic.twitter.com/yw8rIB9zL0— #UFC225: Whittaker vs. Romero II (@btsportufc) June 5, 2018
It’s crazy to me that Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier are the same height.
People who never wrestled will never truly understand re-shooting. Most wrestlers will never pull guard. When you combine the two it’s nearly impossible to stop. pic.twitter.com/4cQ8iHFGVj— Micah Brakefield (@micahbrakefield) June 5, 2018
Eddie Alvarez liked the early weigh ins and is mad to see them go.
Early Weigh inns were the best thing to happen to this sport . You are either accountable or Not . Missing weight has nothing to do with the structure is has to do with the individual. ♂️ #baddec #makeweight— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 5, 2018
Not the structure, not the hot tubs , not the suanas, not the meal prep guys , not the UFC , not the plane ride . If You miss weight it's All Your Fualt . Why are we blaming the system ??????? Please help me here guys— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 5, 2018
Eddie doesn’t seem to take into account short notice fights.
Proper weight cuts start months in advance not the week of the fight , We sign contacts wayyyy in advance and are told the requirements . If You miss Its Your Fucking Fault !!!!!!!— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 5, 2018
Tough is a requirement to be a fighter , if you are not tough or can't handle tough things then maybe sell insurance . Right— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) June 5, 2018
I like Angela Hill’s idea.
How about we get to weigh in all day, early or late, as long as it’s before ceremonials. Most fighters seem to want to get it over with as quickly as possible.— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 5, 2018
So does Shane Burgos
Agreed.. I’ll co sign on that— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) June 5, 2018
John Danaher breaks down technique in extraordinary detail with these very long captions.
Auxiliary systems: Most of you know that I am a big proponent of a linked subsystems approach to jiu jitsu. Classical BJJ is a system based approach to combat. I build upon this through the use of subsystems - systems built around specific areas of the game that create tremendous expertise in that domain that can enable an athlete (often with less overall experience than his opponent) to trap his or her opponent within that system where they have a significant knowledge, skill and experience advantage due to specialization and can win from there. As these subsystems grew in complexity I divided them up further in various ways that aided students in learning and applying them. One of the more interesting types of division was that between MAIN systems and AUXILIARY systems. In the case of our BACK SYSTEM, the main system is built around a set of arm traps that allow an attacker to pin his opponent’s defensive arms to facilitate the use of the most high percentage back finish - the rear naked strangle (mata leão/hadaka-jime). There is no question this is our main method of attacking the back and the one that has garnered the most success in competition. However, in cases where we cannot get the breakthrough by this main route, there are four AUXILIARY systems that go in a totally different direction. Instead of facilitating the breakthrough of one submission in one area (rear strangle around neck) they employ a diverse array of submissions OVER THE WHOLE BODY. This play between the narrow focus of the main system and the diverse applications of the four auxiliary systems is a big part of what gives our overall back system its character. Here, Garry Tonon shows his skills with one of those four auxiliary systems- the rear triangle (ushiro sankaku) as he locks in an impressive looking strangle in training.
Wanderlei Silva looks back on his third fight with Kazushi Sakuraba
Rory Macdonald has trademarked the Red King and designed a logo
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Guatemala is in trouble
Praying for Guatemala— Antonio Arellano (@AntonioArellano) June 4, 2018
One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash — authorities say the death toll could rise. pic.twitter.com/ywGTS3CLUc
This obituary went from 0 to 100 real quick
Paragraph 1: ok— Stu (@RandBallsStu) June 5, 2018
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Paragraph 4: OH
Paragraph 5: *airplane flies overhead with a banner reading WELCOME TO HELL MOM* pic.twitter.com/ppV45htrda