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Kevin Lee is one of the top Lightweights in the world, a quickly improving kickboxer with one of the best and most punishing top games in the sport. As it turns out, Lee is also making moves in his spare time as a political activist, as it was revealed earlier today that Lee will introduce National Campaign Co-Chair Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz at presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ upcoming rally in Las Vegas.
UFC lightweight Kevin Lee has been announced as a special guest of presidential candidate @BernieSanders for his upcoming rally in Las Vegas this weekend along with @AOC.— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 20, 2019
He will be introducing National Campaign Co-Chair Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz at the rally. pic.twitter.com/EvVwTZeXGZ
Interestingly, this likely relates back to Lee’s knockout victory over Gregor Gillespie back at UFC 244 on November 2nd. Immediately after scoring one of the best head kick knockouts of the year, Lee posted a photo of the knockout with the caption “BERNIE SANDERS YOU BASTARDS.”
President Donald Trump was in attendance that night for Lee’s spectacular knockout, which seemingly prompted the post.
Love or hate Kevin Lee and Bernie Sanders, one must admit that scoring a highlight reel head kick knockout is perhaps the coolest way to jump-start a career in politics.
Yair Rodriguez with the skillz.
Here’s wishing Cub Swanson a healthy recover from his Quintet injury.
Bryce Mitchell breaks down his Twister submission with comedian Theo Von:
The “Suga Show” returns February 8th, 2020.
Lessons such as these are also why Teruto Ishihara’s brand of English is so hilarious.
Daniel Cormier may be a nice guy and all, but “DC” does seem to have a knack for antagonizing too! I blame the sport of wrestling — no one messes with each other like wrestlers.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Volkan Oezdemir’s patient punishment of Ilir Latifi was one of the more impressive performances of his career. Think “No Time” gets it done opposite Aleksandar Rakic in a few hours?
No Time like the present for @volkan_oezdemir to get back in the light heavyweight title picture ⏰ #UFCBusan pic.twitter.com/rCq7Pco8MK— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 19, 2019
I have no plans to head into a boxing gym and start antagonizing boxers, BUT if I were so inclined, I probably wouldn’t challenge a highly-ranked Heavyweight knockout artist.
A lot of times slam knockouts are really caused by headbutts, like the infamous Quinton Jackson slam of Ricardo Arona from back in PRIDE. That was technically illegal, but if the ref doesn’t see it ...
Two points for the takedown.
The funniest show on TV (well, Hulu or Crave depending on your location), Letterkenny, returns unexpectedly next week on Christmas. If you have five minutes and don’t mind foul language, the teaser trailer needs no context and is perfect on its own.
Midnight Music: A cover doesn’t have to eclipse the original for it to be a pleasant, pretty song.
Don’t go to sleep Maniacs! We are just two hours away from the start of UFC ‘Busan,” so strap in and watch those fights!