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I really have nothing to add to the following, except that I’m angry at this whole sport and another entire sports-entertainment industry I don’t even cover for making me watch it.
So my streak of good luck continues thanks to the @BellaTwins ... Nikki there are no more restrictions on my diet , let the wine flow , the moves fly , & our championship belts Unify ... do you smell what The Messenger is cooking . ♂️ @ufc @espnmma @BellaTwins @WWE pic.twitter.com/jzArQsXrlK— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 22, 2019
The backstory here is that Henry Cejudo went on Ariel Helwani’s show and admitted he had a huge crush on Nikki Bella. For some reason she responded to Henry Cejudo... favorably... Always shoot your shot, I guess. You never know. That has to be the lesson here, right? Other than maybe don’t flirt online like this where other people might see it. Please. Please.
I can’t decide which is worse, her video or his response. He’s even worse at ripping off the Rock than he is at... whatever this was. I also can’t tell if Bella is serious, or just doing this for clicks. Otherwise, why make a public video? Why subject us to this? This kind of flirting might work in the DMs... but not when all of us can see it, unless of course, that’s the point.
This is Cejudo and Nikki Bella; this is what they are putting us through, and the rest of us are the guy at the end.
I've watched this a thousand times and it just keeps getting funnier. pic.twitter.com/83imPv1lS1— Mike Primavera (@primawesome) January 21, 2019
Sometimes an athlete in combat sports pulls off something so spectacular that you have to watch it a few times to really take it in. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) was invented for.
Zhang Jinhu with the jumping kick KO against Singthongnoi at last nights Muay Thai Super Champ show. pic.twitter.com/z9rAmHrFW3— Yodsanan (@_Yodsanan) January 22, 2019
Tommy Toehold strikes again, with Laura Sanko doing her best Joanne Calderwood impression
The segment from the Postmortem feat. @laura_sanko as @DRkneevil. She killed it. #UFCBrooklyn pic.twitter.com/bIEENG2swt— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) January 23, 2019
I humbly submit that we can have both USADA and Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
January 22, 2019
This guy held two fully grown men like it was nothing. I’m the last person to have pro wrestling opinions, but since I’m on a Sumo kick, why don’t we see more Sumo or ex-Sumo guys in pro wrestling?
今日は墨田区の木瀬部屋さんで美味しいちゃんこを御馳走になりました。好奇心満々のミスティコとドラゴン・リーは道場へ降りて稽古を習いました。次の来日の時も稽古しに来たいと言ってました！#mistico #dragonlee #DragonLee #CMLL #fantasticamania #Fantasticamania2019 #FANTASTICAMANIA pic.twitter.com/Xcxk49VGZI— ミステル・カカオ@1/27・覆面MANIA 42 (@MISTERCACAO) January 22, 2019
Good point by Micheal Chiesa. “Donkey” was used by the creator, Miyamoto, to convey stubbornness; it was laughed at but the name stuck.
This isn’t conclusive by any means, but it could be concerning for combat athletes.
MMA and BJJ folks - this study suggests frequent chokes from grappling may lead to chronic cognitive dysfunction - https://t.co/I4cej5TXLE— Erik Magraken (@erikmagraken) January 22, 2019
Dustin Poirier is one of the hardest workers in MMA
@DustinPoirier Off Camp GPP utilizing Escalating Density Training (EDT) to build a base of strength and aerobic capacity along with technique efficiency to go into fight camp! #stayready #diamond #darustrong pic.twitter.com/PbOJikog3I— Phil Daru (@DaruStrong) January 23, 2019
Leslie Smith’s got a point, and that didn’t happen overnight. It took decades of fighting for the players to get to this point. I doubt MMA will ever get there.
LOOK HOW MUCH UNIONIZED ATHLETES MAKE— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) January 23, 2019
$30mil a year compared to ...what did @dc_mma get for becoming the Champ Champ? Was it $500k? The 'baddest man on the planet' would have to fight 60 times in one year to make as much as Mark Scherzer#whyunionizehttps://t.co/u8YnlawBgG pic.twitter.com/mMi3DRv1hS
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
I want to see more of this raised platform so we can get Sumo-MMA hybridization.
The reverse YAMMA at Bukovel Cup is saving lives. Plus who doesn't love slides? pic.twitter.com/wY994DWe8m— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 19, 2019
I love it when a beautiful knockout comes together
nice backfist— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 20, 2019
Estabili Amato TKOs Diogines Overeem in 2R – SFT9 pic.twitter.com/h9WB5Ok2gg
I love the bodyshot in combination like this
Wanderley MexicanoTKOs André Mustang in 1R - SFT9 pic.twitter.com/OGq8cVK6Yv— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 20, 2019
Sometimes the win is there for the asking
nice standing guillotine by Robson Negão -SFT9 pic.twitter.com/NHyi4LjjJm— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 20, 2019
Kickboxing highlights from 2018 from Johny Hendricks’ old coach:
Its Here! This is my 2018 Year in KickFighting Highlight. Here is the best from the world of kickboxing and Muay Thai. By vote, its long, so enjoy. Retweet and share. https://t.co/kkTbRXuV5L— Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) January 21, 2019
Speaking of old highlights, this one’s a doozy
Bigi Boy destruction #UFCFortaleza #UFCFightNight144 pic.twitter.com/rynETNc5Ar— LORD HONKY HUMUNGUS (@Mr_Honky) January 23, 2019
The full range of the genre
Day10 yet another great brawl. 3-6 #Asanoyama who I haven’t shown much of vs 6-3 #Onosho who was in yusho race just a few days ago. #Hatsubasho #sumo pic.twitter.com/QM53wPmuyl— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
Day10 lots of good brawls today. 4-5 #Komusubi #Myogiryu who easily beat #Ichinojo ystrdy vs #makuuchi personal fav #Hokutofuji who’s had 2 straight losses since his 2 straight fusensho wins. pic.twitter.com/ni1DP5KUl8— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
Day10 short but lots of energy expended. Last time’s #yusho winner #Sekiwake #Takakeisho can get KK if he can plow thru #ozeki #Takayasu who is flirting with kadoban. #Hatsubasho #sumo pic.twitter.com/aWh7vt921V— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
Who says yellow belts can’t beat black belts
Day10 great belt battle. 3-6 Ryuden (L) vs. 6-3 Endo. #Sumo #Hatsubasho pic.twitter.com/r7sDvaDi5l— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
The end of history
Day10 makushita. Fukuyama (L), going for his KK, is one to watch, you’ll see why. He does dynamic sumo like this quite a lot. He’s vs Yokoe. #Hatsubasho #sumo pic.twitter.com/1G4uA87pir— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
This looks almost like aikido. Also, ouch
Day10 juryo great TOTTARi (for definition see here: https://t.co/qIRzqmbBcr) from Arawashi (L) vs Chiyonoumi. But yes, another injury. It looks pretty bad in slo-mo. I’ll spare you.. #Hatsubasho #sumo pic.twitter.com/FPdKttuiKX— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
Day10 quite a slugfest Takagenji (L) up from juryo today, is vs shifty Kotoeko. #Hatsubasho #sumo pic.twitter.com/xMcYp0QCMe— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) January 22, 2019
下手すぎたwwwwwwww pic.twitter.com/SDzdk3g7uP— みんなの動画 (@minnano_dougaww) January 22, 2019
I love to look at pictures of snow a lot more than I liked living in the cold.
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