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UFC featherweight contender Alex Volkanovski is not scared to take on any and all comers. He saw Jose Aldo destroy Renato Moicano and thought to himself, that’s a guy I want to fight. Aldo, though, didn’t seem to know who he was when asked about him, something Volkanovski said he wasn’t offended by.
Of course, he would take a title shot against Max Holloway immediately with no complaints. Right now, he has the best case for a title shot in the division, coming off a knockout win over Chad Mendes, and before that, a lopsided win over Darren Elkins. At 19-1, no one in the UFC has been able to stop him, as he’s racked up a 6-fight win streak. Max hasn’t faced a dedicated wrestler since his split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez in 2013, and if fellow cardio machine Volkanovski could find success with his takedowns, he could make a fight with Max really interesting.
However, he seems more concerned with staying busy than waiting for a title shot, confident one will come his way after one more win at most. A bout with Brian Ortega was suggested as well, and Volkanovski was open to it, but said he didn’t want to wait until Ortega’s hand healed.
“I’m not scared of anyone in the division. Anyone that’s gonna move me forward.
To be honest, I think Frankie Edgar’s the most likely, the most realistic. He’s the only one that can fight anytime soon. Aldo doesn’t- that’s why I said, if you want a quick turnaround, I just want to fight.
Frankie Edgar would be a fascinating matchup as well, as both wrestle-boxers are known for their cardio, pace, and nigh-unbreakable wills, though Edgar has compiled a much longer, more illustrious record at this point in their respective careers.
I like hearing Israel Adesanya talk up Anderson Silva up. Legends deserve respect.
How cool is this??
Let’s hope Cory Sandhagen vs. John Lineker isn’t one of those cursed fights like Condit-Brown or Khabib-Ferguson.
UFC is hoping to rebook the Cory Sandhagen vs. John Lineker fight that was originally scheduled for Jan. 19, sources say. Current frontrunner date is April 27, but the fight isn’t signed just yet.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 7, 2019
Speaking of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov...
I’m liking kickboxing-meets-soccer
This was a crazy fight, Brunson had Whittaker in trouble before he rallied
A reenactment of you versus your button-mashing younger sibling. pic.twitter.com/Rzy6ScR9tm— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) February 7, 2019
This is a Mortal Kombat level finish
Beautiful finishing sequence by Nongchamp. pic.twitter.com/76Pe5OQnAw— Yodsanan (@_Yodsanan) February 7, 2019
Kelvin Gastelum has an impressive body of work
Renzo Gracie has a sense of humor
That’s how Brazilian Jiujitsu was created Of course if it was a little less windy they could have done better— Renzo_Gracie_BJJ (@RenzoGracieBJJ) February 7, 2019
E foi assim que o JiuJitsu Brasileiro foi criado.. É claro que estivesse ventando um pouquinho menos eles iam lutar muito melhor... pic.twitter.com/ixsJ96HpF7
Israel Adesanya could have a second career as a pro wrestler if this MMA thing doesn’t pan out
Tecia Torres has an impressive sumo deadlift
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Weekly progressions another 10lb PR set by @teciatorres 265lb sumo deadlift increasing maximal strength to increase force production getting ready for #ufc235 ______________________________________________ If you think maximal strength isn’t helpful in MMA let me explain.. if shes able to handle weight 3 times body weight sitting at 123lbs and her opponent is around 135 (fight night) then that’s less energy she has to spend getting takedowns or stopping them. On the other hand if max effort weight she can handle is 135lbs she’s going to expel way more energy in same sequence of events. Absolute strength increases relative strength, and increasing force will improve power production. Watching this girl get stronger is a metrics we use to gage progression. We keep getting stronger we improve output! _____________________________________________ FOR COMBAT SPORTS PROGRAMS: LINK IN BIO! @iron.army @apemanstrong @apemanmma @fightcampconditioning @lockhartandleith #mmastrengthandconditioningcoach #mmastrengthandconditioning #ufc #teciatorres #sumodeadlift #power #performance #strength #conjugate #conjugatemethod #strengthcoach #progressions #fightcamp #combatsports #americantopteam #darustrong
Khabib Nurmagomedov grappling with Luke Rockhold, who he calls “fat boy”
Andrew Richardson breaks down Kelvin Gastelum’s game
I don’t have a desire to be in a place this cold unless I’m snowboarding, but this is beautiful.
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• •❄️ ✨• Snow Seeker • What happens when you throw up boiling hot tea into the air when it’s below freezing? Magic that’s what. Because the water in the air is super energetic, it freezes instantly and dances in the light creating this super cool effect. Easy to see why everyone loves doing this when it gets cold outside. I couldn’t decide on what frame I loved best, so I posted a couple of my favorite angles of this interesting phenomenon. Let me know what angle is your favorite ? @ourfinland @rukafinland Stay Adventurous Dear Friends!!