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Gina Carano has dealt with controversy in the past, but her recent Instagram story comparing the hardships endured by modern Republicans and Jewish Holocaust victims brought an especially large outcry against her. As a result, Carano lost her role as Cara Dune on Disney+’s wildly successful Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. There was rumor of a spinoff as well ...
Well, things are already looking up for the women’s MMA pioneer. After blasting the “totalitarian mob” that canceled her, Carano has found a new home with Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire, where she will work on producing her own film. In addition, Carano has seemingly found an unlikely ally in UFC President Dana White, as the two have feuded in the past over contract negotiations.
Naturally, White also found an opportunity to take a shot at ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, a different longtime foe of the promoter.
“Leave Gina alone,” White said (transcription via MMAJunkie). “Listen, we make mistakes. We all make mistakes. For everybody to go in on her – I love how Ariel Helwani made it all about him. It was all about him. Such a douche.”
This is dope.
A great fight, but it’s still a bummer that Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal could not be worked out.
“We’re looking at Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards.” — Dana White— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 12, 2021
Amanda Nunes throws some weight around:
It cannot be easy to falter on the big stage.
UFC cameramen getting footage of the losing fighter at one of their lowest points in life for The Thrill and Agony series pic.twitter.com/J06keOy5j4— The Strangle Squad (@_StrangleSquad) February 12, 2021
Speaking of Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz really shouldn’t be in a position to roast him like this ...
Is this the best Heavyweight boxer on the planet?
Some new Tony Ferguson vs. Conor McGregor trash talk from out of the blue:
It’s El Popeye Bish’ Just Can’t Help It Huh? Such an Attention Whore. # BeGon’Thot # BeYourselfBrutus - People Will Like You More # GP - Champ Champ Shit Only™️ Thee “Gold Standard” pic.twitter.com/D9PBwYhedP— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 12, 2021
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Slammed his way out of the guillotine/triangle combo ... only to circle right back into the guillotine.
This is perhaps the most violent finish in an amateur women’s MMA fight that I’ve stumbled across. Holy beatdown!
Toes digging into the belly hurt quite a bit.
Avalanches are no joke.
Midnight Music: I cannot remember why, but I’ve had the post-punk album Savior by Soft Kill saved to my Spotify library for ages and finally played it today. I liked it!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.