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Kevin Lee was asked how he would fare against CM Punk. His answer was very, very honest. Maybe a little too honest.
That can’t be a real question. I go over to Roufusport to cross train a lot. I try n help the guy out. He need it.
Those last ten words are a succinct summation of CM Punk’s skills, and a quiet indictment that speaks volumes.
The whole AMA is great, including this gem
And this one:
At some point you should stay retired and your fifties is probably a good cutoff time, Renzo Gracie. (Yoel Romero is the lone exception to this rule and will never retire)
CM Punk vs. Holly Holm
That’s one kind of pre-fight interview...
Marcos Galvao's prefight prefight video showed him explaining that he had to sell his pet monkey because it used to get aroused when looking at his sister. I can only assume he's fighting this fight for him. #PFL1— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) June 7, 2018
Max Holloway thought this knockout was, and I quote, “damn”
I’m Jimmie Rivera over John Dodson by decision (low kicks)
UFC is targeting Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson in August/September, sources confirm. First reported by @bokamotoESPN. Not finalized yet, but this is a fight that they’ve tried to make in the and Rivera wants to get back on the horse rather quickly, I’m told.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 7, 2018
K-1 champion Takeru sparring with Cub Swanson as Duane Ludwig looks on.
I included this picture just for the hair
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Yoel Romero with the Cuban hip thrust
I didn’t know Donald Cerrone did breakdancing
Old man still got a mean left hook
Mirko Cro Cop is Extremely Salty about Mike Kim, the owner of K-1.
Bellator uber-prospect Aaron Pico working with Freddie Roach
I’m extremely stoked for Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II.
No can defend
Meisha Tate was in labor for 67 hours. The baby was clearly worth it though!
Justin Gaethje’s got ideas to solve fighters missing weight
I love adding that if the overweight fighter wins it becomes a no contest. Brilliant!— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) June 7, 2018
This weekend in combat sports
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Brutal body kick knockout- right in the breadbasket.
1R liver kick KO – 6 points !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) June 8, 2018
Jack May > Josh Copeland pic.twitter.com/Zj5CzQOAeX
Jump knees might be the scariest strike in MMA
2R flying knee KO – 5 points !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) June 8, 2018
Alex Nicholson > Jake Heun pic.twitter.com/DI33Uea07C
The duck and counter
1R KO - 6 points !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) June 7, 2018
Kelvin Tiller > Caio Alencar pic.twitter.com/LMzykuOJfe
Oliveira is one of the most exciting grapplers to watch, win or lose, his fights almost never suck.
A kid who sold cheese salads in the "Bronx" favela, Charles Oliveira debuted in the UFC at 20. Eight years later, he's tied for the second-most subs (9) in its history. Armbars, slicers, and chokes of varying plight await Clay Guida on Saturday night. #UFC225 pic.twitter.com/WPvXKmjeL8— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) June 6, 2018
One of the most poetic uppercuts in UFC history
Fight Yoel Romero, they said.— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) February 11, 2018
You'll get a title shot, they said. pic.twitter.com/Oc0c5aw4Mh
Another breadbasket blow
Good Reads and Quick Hits
- Dana White keeps trying to play Georges St. Pierre with this passive-aggressive schtick and it never works.
- Schwan Humes, the premiere WMMA analyst, breaks down Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
- Now I really want to see this fight: Yoel Romero is down to fight Daniel Cormier (It won’t happen)
Podcasts and Video
Top ten UFC fights to watch this month! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube
UFC 225 pre-fight show
Yoel Romero’s leg kicks explained
This woman got the catch of a lifetime
I don’t generally care much about cars but this I need this one in my life.
This is incredible dedication
Archeologist spends over 35 years building enormous scale model of Ancient Rome. Scale 1:250. Most of it is based on the Forma Urbis, a huge marble topographical plan made during the empire of Septimius Severus. pic.twitter.com/CVmoOgwktJ— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) June 4, 2018