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The past two days have seen an escalating online feud that saw Conor McGregor mock Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife and her traditional religious head garment (details), Khabib call Conor a rapist, and Conor speculate that perhaps under the thick veil, Khabib had married a goat. Khabib’s manager tweeted that McGregor didn’t realize he was insulting 1.5 billion Muslims. Conor eventually deleted several of his earlier tweets and posted this message of unity instead, perhaps after Dana White and Co. stepped in to try to enforce something resembling UFC’s “Code of Conduct” again through back channels.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds. All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 4, 2019
All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.
It is one world and one for all ❤️
Now see you in the Octagon.
Whether mostly a public relations move or a genuine acknowledgement that many of his comments crossed some lines, McGregor’s message of unity with each other can be appreciated. He still ended with “see you in the Octagon,” which makes one wonder why he bothered to announce a retirement if he’s going to keep picking fights like this. He might as well be Michael Scott shouting, “I declare bankruptcy” for all it means.
It is also worth noting that Khabib’s tweet alleging that Conor is a rapist — based on very real sexual assault allegations against the Irish star — is still up at the time of writing.
Garry Tonon himself commented and solved the mystery: It was the back of his cup.
Max Holloway recalls being just a scared young kid fighting Dustin Poirier in his UFC debut. It’s fascinating which fighters grow to become greats and which equally gifted fighters do not. Poirier and Holloway have both surpassed all expectations in overcoming career adversity.
There’s not much @BlessedMMA remembers about his first fight with Dustin Poirier other than trying to stay calm when hearing his named called.— UFC News (@UFCNews) April 4, 2019
“My knees felt so weak. I was like, ‘Don’t faint, Max.'” #UFC236 pic.twitter.com/pQpm58wCJP
Tony Ferguson posted some self-affirmation. Hopefullym he makes it back alright.
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Champ Shit Only They told me I couldn’t do it, but I’m stubborn. Two Weight Division Champ Lightweight @ufc World Champion “The Ultimate Fighter” Welterweight Tournament World Champion NCWA Individual Wrestling National Champion NCWA Team Wrestling National Champions MHSAA State Football Champions MHSAA State Wrestling Champion Husband, Father, Artist, Academy Owner Accomplished athletes “make the grade & play w/ courage to succeed at anything”. Good coaching & understanding of “The Game” is how they find a way,.. True athletes know how to bounce back from anything. They fall, take the blame,..dust themselves off and get back In the game for the same reason they started, Glory. On the field, on the mat, no matter where it’s at. #TUFguys know. Maintain the lane, and seek out the “Victory” ladies & gentlemen. Find a way & keep the Faith. Play hard or go home -XTA- Hometeam ‘Merica Don’t Have To be an Athlete to be a Champion,, all you gotta do is believe & achieve
I must regretfully report Sage Northcutt has turned to violence.
This was posted by a parody account, but it is pretty funny to imagine nonetheless.
Lol pic.twitter.com/QDUFTe2B3p— StipeTapped.com (@Stipe__Tapped) April 2, 2019
When I saw it, I winced.
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@the_eddie_abasolo_show doing what he does #SilkESmooth #Repost @the_eddie_abasolo_show @get_repost ・・・ Stay creative in your craft. I’ll be back to this very soon. Stay tuned. We push as hard and as fast as we can but sometimes there still has to be an element of timing. Timing is the hardest thing to maintain when we’re tired af! P.S. my new @triumphunited bag gloves are the shiznit!! #conditioning #flow #boxing #bagwork
This sequence of pictures from Johnny Walker is physical comedy:
Retired UFC fighter Brad Pickett is killing it in bareknuckle boxing.
Brad Pickett isn't known as "One Punch" for nothing!— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) March 30, 2019
What a KO at #BKB16!!! pic.twitter.com/zlc9LBkgb3
I don’t have anything for this tonight except to watch “The Legend of Cocaine Island” on Netflix. I have a feeling a lot of y’all would enjoy it.
Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality