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Darren Till, who fights Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight championship in the headliner of UFC 228 on September 8, said with apparent sincerity that he doesn’t care about his family or daughter. His daughter, who lives in Brazil, hasn’t seen him in a year, his current girlfriend is seven months pregnant. Darren Till says he doesn’t care, he just cares about getting the belt and being the greatest.
I was starting to like Darren Till until this....— Izi (@MMA_Inciter) August 5, 2018
What a piece of shit. pic.twitter.com/cdHNNmsK1n
Transcript via MiddleEasy.com:
“I’ve got a girlfriend who’s nearly seven months pregnant. I don’t really care. I’ve got a daughter in Brazil right now who I haven’t seen for one year. I don’t really care. I just care about legacy and greatness. That’s what I’m in this for.”
There is a certain level of selfishness that just comes with the territory for elite fighters and athletes, but this goes beyond that. Till, if we can take his comments seriously, doesn’t see his family as motivation and a source of stability the way other fighters do. Everyone from Cody Garbrandt to TJ Dillashaw to Daniel Cormier to Robert Whittaker... hell, even Jon Jones is proud of his family and kids. He doesn’t consider them at all. I can’t think of any other fighter who would openly admit to being that bad of a father. At 25, Darren Till is well on his way towards being the greatest ... the greatest deadbeat dad in mixed martial arts (MMA) today.
Marlon Moraes calls his shot:
My resume:— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) August 6, 2018
1)John Dodson top 5 at the time
2) aljamain sterling - 1:07 seconds ESPN SC highlight
3)jimmy rivera :33 seconds also on ESPN sports center
You tell me who deserves this @danawhite @seanshelby
Zlatan called it!
Dillashaw memes were dominating the MMA interwebs:
Nate Diaz found a two-handed sword somewhere:
Chris Pratt really enjoys MMA!
♥️ Thank you to whomever took this photo of me ringside at last night’s @ufc event! I’d never been to a UFC event live before. And the face I’m making in this photo pretty much sums up how I felt all night. I don’t really get star struck by actors anymore. But UFC commentators like @joerogan and fighters like @dc_mma are another story. Congrats to the champions @tjdillashaw & @henry_cejudo on your spectacular performances and gratitude to @danawhite and all the fighters who put on such a wonderful show. Respect! Hope to be back!!
This must be an amazing feeling for Marlon Vera, though it also seems like he shouldn’t have to literally fight for the chance to get his daughter healthcare.
.@ChitoVeraUFC discusses what it felt like to finally see his daughter Ana Paula smile after years of fighting to save enough money for the surgery to treat her condition. Watch full interview: https://t.co/SK2uLode0A pic.twitter.com/YQuXWlJoiQ— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 5, 2018
Brett Johns lost, but he wouldn’t change a thing.
6 week diet.— Brett Johns (@36Johns) August 5, 2018
10 ponud Cut in 24 hours.
Getting beaten up in the staples Centre in front of 17,000 people.
Would I change anything?
This is a good callout -- Islam Makhachev vs. Alex Hernandez for prince of the grinders at 155 pounds.
Hey @TheGreat155 I want to examine you, if you really belong to the top of LW division. Let’s do it November MSG.— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) August 5, 2018
Rumors are flying that Claudia Gadelha and Brian Ortega are an item.
Nate Diaz and Rafael dos Anjos went back-and-forth over the weekend.
Nah I make money cause I made that shit happen then went and took that shit u couldn’t make it to war only the strong survive step ur game up u got slapped to start acting like it ...— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 4, 2018
Mike Perry is stoked for his fight with Donald Cerrone:
Everything changes now buddy. @cowboycerrone you a good man , or maybe you think you can beat me. I know you’re a crazy MF. Points is one thing. You and me gonna hurt each other. We gonna see if you can still take it old man. I’m gonna be in the gym everyday hitting so hard to break your bones every time I touch you. This the game we play and I’m the strongest , most powerful , #Platinum Competitor! A little motivation for you to #TrainYourAssOff #Ufc
Now that Khabib and McGregor are booked, look at this picture of Khabib utterly unimpressed in the crowd after UFC 194.
What a picture@TeamKhabib in the crowd at UFC 194@lthomasnews @arielhelwani @danawhite @ufc @John_Kavanagh @TheNotoriousMMA @bokamotoESPN @BrendanSchaub @robinblackmma @PaulMalignaggi @Seckbach @ChuckMindenhall @marc_raimondi @KevinI @joerogan @jimmysmithmma @TheTruthJackson pic.twitter.com/DUgW3Jq9I4— ph (@ph94ph) August 4, 2018
Great poster for a great event!
Here is my first 4 fighter cover feature! #dillashawvsgarbrandt2 and #johnsonvscejudo2 LIVE at Staple center! These fights will be epic!! - - - #ufc227 #mma #mmaart #ufcposter #comicbooks #comicbookcovers #comicbookart #artistsoninstagram #illustration #penandink #ink #drawingskills #codygarbrandt #nolove #tjdillashaw #henrycejudo #demetriousjohnson #goat #fightposium #marvelcomics #dccomics #photoshopart
A lot of faceoffs went down this weekend at the big 25-year anniversary press conference:
Colby Covington got his mug on the front page of CNN:
Colby on the front page of CNN pic.twitter.com/4gv8i3vjSX— ZombieProphet (@GIFsByZP) August 4, 2018
me when i find out a game has object physics pic.twitter.com/5S88EVWTBO— Neskimo (@NudeEskimo) August 3, 2018
Joe Rogan had some pretty good thoughts on redeeming people from hate cults like the Westboro Baptist church, who are protesting him.
Kansas City! Im getting protested at my show this Friday by the Westboro Baptist Church! SO EXCITING! The only thing I took objection to was that they said I’m an atheist. I have no idea if there’s a higher power, but I would have to assume if there is one he’s definitely not happy that these hateful twats are running around pretending that they speak for him/her. I honestly feel bad for them. All humans are on a path that’s largely determined by many factors outside their control, and these poor fucks have found themselves in a sad state where they seek out attention by showing up places with “god hates fags” signs. I had Megan Phelps on my podcast a while back, and she left the church. Her eyes were opened to how fucked up her beliefs were from talking to people on twitter of all places. It’s a fascinating conversation if you’re interested. Because of Megan, I choose to think of all these people as individuals that could be free with the right mindset and the right circle of friends and loved ones - free from foolish, constricting hate that occupies all your thoughts and steals your love and joy. If there is a god, he/she loves them, and wishes they would get their shit together like Megan has.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Just read @jsnation_'s lips after he ends this in RD2. #SpencerLutchmedial #PBConFOX pic.twitter.com/3yBz2mS5GA— PBC (@premierboxing) August 5, 2018
I remember this fearsome knockout by Koreshkov:
Podcasts and Videos
UFC 227 Highlights! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube
UFC 227 Post-fight show:
The Severe MMA podcast returns to talk McGregor vs. Khabib and UFC 227:
Episode 174 – Severe MMA Podcast@SeanSheehanBA & Graeme talk McGregor vs. Khabib, judging, #UFC227, Diaz vs. Poirier & more. https://t.co/jSpQoEsEGS pic.twitter.com/rciBypbQh8— SevereMMA.com (@SevereMMA) August 5, 2018
This looks fun!
Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes, 1930s pic.twitter.com/AgVY7KBdhX— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) August 5, 2018
This video went viral, then the narrator got fired:
This factory fired two Mexicans and the rest of them decided to leave with em, the best part of this video is the commentary pic.twitter.com/hzltLnE25C— . (@_kassbekillinem) August 2, 2018
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