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Conor McGregor still does not have a fight booked yet, which may serve as motivation for him to jump on Twitter and line one up. Earlier today, McGregor took a shot at the upcoming BMF title fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal:
What date is that interim BMF title fight on again?— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 2, 2019
Obviously the short tweet is open to interpretation, but I think the clear implication is that McGregor himself is the “official” BMF belt-holder thanks to his 2016 victory over Nate Diaz. More importantly, McGregor is likely looking to line himself up for a bout with the victor. That’s a smart plan for McGregor, a big money bout that would not hold up any of the actual titles, meaning he’s more likely to receive his wish.
A win over the Diaz vs. Masvidal victor would likely set the Irishman up for a real title shot too. Not everyone is on board with that plan, however. Dustin Poirier has been angling for a rematch with McGregor, and he took an opportunity here to once again call him out.
3 years 10 days since you won your last fight. Do the math champ— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 2, 2019
Lamely, McGregor responded with the completely unrelated fact that he’s a very wealthy man.
Awesome bro. Now count my bank digits.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 2, 2019
Poirier, Frankie Edgar, Justin Gaethje, and plenty more have been requesting a bout with McGregor, but this is perhaps the first time McGregor has hinted at an interest against anyone other than Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s certainly a more realistic match up than an instant rematch with “The Eagle.”
He may not have won the belt, but it really does my heart good to see the MMA world embrace Thiago Santos. “Marreta” has been a personal favorite for a long time now, and that savage deserves the love. He’s also the only man worthy of his Mjölnir chest piece.
Yoel Romero wants a shot at “Stylebender.”
#iseeyousoonboi https://t.co/hJ7HLv2VQm— Peoples Champ (@YoelRomeroMMA) October 2, 2019
Speaking of Romero, this clip of Whittaker comparing their two battles is worth a watch.
After going 5️⃣ rounds with Yoel Romero, @robwhittakermma went 5️⃣ more #UFC243 pic.twitter.com/OQWJIb7TOc— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 2, 2019
This classic wrestling warm up is actually easier than it appears, but it’s a great way to practice popping the hips for a throw/lift. Full disclosure: I practice on my girlfriend sometimes because it’s really funny.
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 is one of the more difficult fights to predict in recent memory. Cormier did so well in most of the rematch, but Miocic also seemed to figure him out completely.
Few understand what this moment truly feels like. All eyes on me. So much goes into this. I love it. I have felt it 25 times. And I’m ready to feel it one last time. pic.twitter.com/frixAn4pNJ— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 1, 2019
Tony Ferguson is REALLY obsessed with the whole Tiramisu thing. This video is next level:
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Is there anything more satisfying than slick head movement?
It’s not entirely fair to judge an entire fight from a small clip, but this seems like an absolute mismatch.
Tai Tuivasa’s debut knockout was pretty incredible. Think he returns to form against Sergey Spivac on Saturday night?
This is pretty solid production for a joke Twitter video!
How They expect you to React When You get an Amber Alert pic.twitter.com/HO0AGTHB2k— Mark Phillips (@SupremeDreams_1) October 2, 2019
Shoutout to plants for keeping us alive and whatnot:
A view of the forest breathing from the sky for anyone out there that needs it. pic.twitter.com/XdmslF3oc2— Attractive Nature (@NatureAttracts) September 26, 2019
Midnight Music: Glam rock... forever.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.