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There is quite arguably no fighter more decorated than Georges St. Pierre. The Canadian martial artist ruled the Welterweight division for the better part of a decade, racking up an absurd number of title defenses in the process, winning largely in effortless fashion. Then, he retired for a few years, returned up a weight class, and dethroned Michael Bisping to win another world title!
It was incredible work, but the odds makers don’t peg him likely to do it again. Dana White recently commented that he would be open to Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting “GSP” for his 30th pro fight — assuming he’s able to get passed Justin Gaethje on October 24th. Previously, both St. Pierre and Khabib expressed major interest in the match up, but White was the opposition.
With that major obstacle cleared, the bout appears much more likely, resulting in a surge of betting interest. As such, SportsBetting.ag has released opening odds for the match up, pegging Nurmagomedov as a 2-1 favorite at -200. Meanwhile, St. Pierre stands as a significant — but not overwhelming — underdog at +170.
While St. Pierre historically is almost never the underdog, it’s not difficult to see why this bout would be an exception. Khabib is undefeated after all, a dominant champion at the height of his powers. Alternatively, St. Pierre is 39-years-old and likely will have spent over three years on the sidelines by the time this bout materializes ... if it ever materializes.
A bit of boxing experience can go a long way in defending against a threat ... or multiple threats.
Not today pic.twitter.com/L2esDnijfp— InDeepMMA (@InDeepMMA) July 26, 2020
Robert Whittaker is ready for the return of soccer kicks and takes great joy in breaking legs. No wonder he’s so well-liked!
Aljamain Sterling continues the war of words against Petr Yan, this time with some photoshop!
Wait for it ...
Regardless of the fact that Valentina Shevchenko and Alex Volkanovski do at least part of their training elsewhere, it’s been a hugely impressive time for Tiger Muay Thai. Best team in MMA right now?
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Following UFC 251, we now have 3 Tiger Muay Thai sponsored fighters as reigning UFC champions! @alexvolkanovski - UFC Featherweight Champion, TMT sponsored fighter since 2014 @bulletvalentina - UFC Flyweight Champion, TMT sponsored fighter since 2014 @petr_yan - UFC Bantamweight Champion, TMT sponsored fighter since 2014 Tiger Muay Thai - The Den Of Champions! #tmtfightteam #ufc #champions #mma #tigermuaythai #phuket #thailand
It’s just a little bit of tough love!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
A mean right hand followed by some extra aggressive hammerfists:
Victor "Bulldoguinho" Perciliano first round TKO #ShootoBrasil pic.twitter.com/HH3te0raVg— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 27, 2020
Enjoy a couple more SUMO! clips for the night.
Day10: Quick bout, but love watching 5-4 #TokuShoRyu (R) finally starting to find more of that last second magic we saw in his out of the blue Jan yusho run. Did anyone tell foe Ikioi (who could go MK) that the magic is back? Shh... Kimarite is TOTTARI. #julybasho2020 pic.twitter.com/Oo7Jnt302x— SumoSoul 相撲魂 (@TheSumoSoul) July 28, 2020
Day10: Quick 'un. These two blurs are less than fiery red mawashi 4-5 EnHo (R) and 3-6 Kagayaki. It's yet another E'esque ending you don't see everyday. Watch gunbai, no monoii today. #julybasho2020 pic.twitter.com/gbIZogJ3hc— SumoSoul 相撲魂 (@TheSumoSoul) July 28, 2020
A look back at some “Knockout of the Year” candidates!
The Tesla Cybertruck’s version of a paint job:
Laser tattooing Cybertruck's 304L-ish stainless steel exoskeleton is gonna be a thing: a form of personalization & expression available to no other car or truck!— ALEX (@ajtourville) July 26, 2020
As if anyone would go unnoticed in a stealth armored personnel carrier from the future @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/5xPsFW5mhJ
Midnight Music: A killer track from Van Morrison ... before he was Van.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.