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Red-hot prospect, Khamzat Chimaev, has been looking for a fight. As of yesterday, it seemed he finally found one, as the stars appear to have aligned for a showdown with Neil Magny on December 19. Both men have agreed to fight, and the bout makes sense ... so that’s it, right?
Chimaev likes to double-book, and Dana White doesn’t mind making exceptions for him. Based on recent exchanges between the two, it seems like Chimaev may be returning to Middleweight after his bout with Magny, as Darren Till had plenty to say after “Borz” recently brought up his name.
we will see https://t.co/S6Jlj1eAjv— D (@darrentill2) October 15, 2020
Trust me @KChimaev will fall before my knees, it’s not even gonna be close.— D (@darrentill2) October 15, 2020
In addition to the above posts, Till made the curious decision to litter his Instagram with pictures of Chimaev, who quickly labeled Till his “biggest fan.”
You mean like this @darrentill2 ?— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) October 15, 2020
Because this really wasn’t close pic.twitter.com/GVNlLJQkL1
My biggest fan @darrentill2 pic.twitter.com/befkNelt5I— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) October 15, 2020
Of course, Till has his own obstacles to overcome before he can deal with “Borz.” He’s set to battle Chimaev’s team mate, the top-ranked Middleweight Jack Hermansson in December. If both Chimaev and Till emerge from their December bouts victorious, the two may be given the opportunity to do more than bicker on Twitter.
MMA is crazy. It wasn’t all that long ago that James Vick closed as the favorite opposite Justin Gaethje!
Per sources, James Vick has been released from the UFC.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 15, 2020
“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” - Dan Gable.
Francis Ngannou appears ready to fight far more often than the average Heavyweight — a side benefit of knocking everyone out so quickly!
Hopefully I'm going to fight again one day !— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) October 15, 2020
I could watch slick head movement all day.
A behind-the-scenes look into Andre Fili’s fight camp ahead of his Halloween bout with Bryce Mitchell:
I would prefer it if this clip were roughly 5x longer.
♂️ Super-middleweight Canelo Alvarez sparring with 15-0 heavyweight Frank Sanchez today…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 15, 2020
[ Henry Garcia] pic.twitter.com/2j8wVDS8fA
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Gator roll! Park faces John Phillips on Saturday night.
Jun Yong Park finished Ray Cooper III w/ an Anaconda R1 at PXC 56 (2017) #UFCFightIsland6 pic.twitter.com/PVRVHOuQa5— LORD HONKY HUMUNGUS (@Mr_Honky) October 15, 2020
A collection of some of the most famous knockout in internet history:
SUMO! ... but with extra violence.
The banner! It exists! It’s in my hands! Thanks again for the support everyone! It will be en route to its final home in Canada within the next couple days ...
This column teaches valuable life lessons. Tonight (and a week or two ago): don’t screw around in front of the water slide!
Midnight Music: Legendary producer and master sampler, Madlib, proved he — or at least, his alter ego Quasimoto — can rap back in 2000 on The Unseen. He did just enough psychedelics to think spitting pitch-shifted for an entire 63-minute LP was a good idea ... and he was right!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.