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Neil Magny’s recent main event opportunity did no go as hoped for the veteran Welterweight contender. Despite his best efforts, Magny was unable to deny the grappling attack of Michael Chiesa, coughing up a decision loss just a couple weeks ago at UFC Fight Island 8.
Khamzat Chimaev was less than sympathetic. At one point, Chimaev and Magny were potential opponents. Though UFC went in a different direction, it appears that line in the sand was drawn nevertheless.
Today, Magny responded to the tweet, firing back at the up-and-coming talent. “You finally found a pair of balls, huh,” Magny tweeted. “I don’t hand pick opponents like you do, I’ve fought the best guys in the UFC for the 8 years. Something you know nothing about.
“Make sure you keep that same energy when you see me in person! I’ll give you my word, that I’m slaaping (sic) you on sight and teaching some respect!”
Currently, Khamzat Chimaev is recovering from COVID-19 and will face Leon Edwards in a “Fight Night” main event on March 13. If he wins, it seems unlikely he’ll take a step back to face Magny, but a loss could set up a potential grudge match between the two.
Darren Till gives his take on the absurdly ironic Uriah Hall criticism of Israel Adesanya:
As much as I think Uriah hall is a tough fight for Adelasagne in fact for anyone in the division.— karen Till (@darrentill2) February 1, 2021
Adelasagne ain’t picking his opponents.
He’s fought all killers.
Just my opinion.
The Khabib vs. Daniel Cormier rivalry/friendship is one of the few consistently funny and wholesome things in MMA.
Destroying knee ligaments WITH THE BOYZZZ!
Did y’all see this weekend’s brawl at KSW 58?
These meme format is picking up steam.
"Yoel just stand still for the whole round" pic.twitter.com/KRCB9LVkJ4— Callum (@Callum_JN) January 31, 2021
“Hey tony pretend to throw sand” pic.twitter.com/mrQNOk9uMl— stubMMA (@longlegstub) February 1, 2021
Snippets from the Team Alpha Male controlled sparring sessions are usually pretty fun:
Tyson Fury talks strategy opposite Anthony Joshua, a fight we’ll probably not see until after it’s interesting.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Half guard is not the best place for a crucifix-style arm trap, but if the guy just lays there ...
A quick hook to the chin is all it takes in small gloves.
Some of the shortest, choppiest calf kicks I’ve seen, but clearly they were working!
【RISE】2021.1.30 -53kg— (@kixaboxa) January 30, 2021
大﨑孔稀 vs 京介 pic.twitter.com/IEgdLrmqWI
Flow with the go.
Midnight Music: This Isaac Hayes instrumental track should be instantly recognizable to any fans of Southern Hip Hop.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.