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Sean O’Malley is no stranger to controversy, but he’s really made waves with his latest move, working with viral rap star Tekashi69 to tattoo “69” on his shoulder (you can watch a fraction of said tattoo session in the video above). Whether one thinks it’s a bold maneuver to gather more Internet fame or a genuine expression of fandom, there are serious reasons to avoid linking one’s name to 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez.
In 2015, Hernandez pleaded guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance, a felony count. He was nearly added the sex offender registry but was awarded some leniency due to his age, but Hernandez again encountered serious charges of racketeering and drug charges in 2019. Facing up to 47 years in prison, the rapper traded information on fellow Nine Trey gang members for the alternative sentence of probation.
UFC Middleweight Sean Strickland, who headlines next weekend (Sat. July 31, 2021) against Uriah Hall, has an issue with the showing of support and thinks something should be said.
“You know what I’d like to say man, and no one is talking about this, but how much of a bitch is Sean O’Malley?” Strickland told James Lynch (via BJPenn.com). “I feel like no one is talking about that. He got a f*cking tattoo of like ’69’ on his shoulder. What a f*cking bitch, man. Like f*ck bro, you got a tattoo of a rapper’s name who was convicted of videotaping an underage girl. Like Sean O’Malley, what the f*ck is wrong with you bro? Have you been hit in the head too much, or are you just that much of an idiot? I just wanted to rant in a public forum and just tell him to f*ck himself. I don’t like to insult people that aren’t van-sized, but that needed to be said.”
O’Malley has yet to respond.
Does TJ Dillashaw look the same after 2.5 years on the sidelines?
Brandon Royval seems to be recovering well from his shoulder surgery, which can be a tough rehab. The Flyweight division is more fun with “Raw Dog” involved!
A lovely piece of news: knees to grounded opponents are coming to the US of A!
OK I can now call it 'breaking news'. Colorado confirms they have approved the ONE Championship ruleset. So ONE can come to Colorado and use their rules including knees to grounded opponents. Interesting. https://t.co/TMDNLCSTqj— Erik Magraken (@erikmagraken) July 22, 2021
Big ol’ Olympic wrestlers are definitely a problem for the Heavyweight division — Slim Trabelsi is one to keep an eye on!
Not many men can say they can take down Francis Ngannou AND Ciryl Gane!!— Levels Fight League (@LFL_MMA) July 23, 2021
Olympic wrestler Slim Trabelsi (1-0) fights in the co-main event this Sunday!! #LFL2
Live on https://t.co/LGBISaRpOD & @FiteTV!!@fernandlopez @JackSlackMMA @robinblackmma @BigMarcel24 @LaSueur_off pic.twitter.com/sjaUC5yDEa
Coach Khabib is an icon, living his best life in retirement.
Brandon Moreno working with Canelo is a pretty cool collab!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Big knee vs. big overhand almost always ends in disaster for SOMEBODY!
Kohei Tokeshi KO's Jonathan Valles countering his knee attempt with a huge overhand right. Lethwei fighters are afforded a "time out" after getting knocked out, which is why Valles' corner was trying to get him to the stool. Ref waved it off shortly after. pic.twitter.com/gFFDMd1n1w— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 22, 2021
Stood him up with the jab starting low, put him down with the follow up right hand:
Carlos Leal KO1 Diego Dias - LFA welterweight tournament semifinal #2 pic.twitter.com/NZDWppW4Wf— Streetfight Banned-cho (@streetfitebncho) July 19, 2021
When in doubt, just run at dudes with your forehead. It worked for Henry Cejudo!
Nice headbutt finish by Shuhei Higashi this morning at LETHWEI ✕ UNBEATABLE pic.twitter.com/rpzkOqEyWv— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 22, 2021
Perhaps this is the preparation required for a successful fourth meeting?
How Conor is conditioning his shins for his 4th fight with Dustin. pic.twitter.com/xPeRPlKUVR— Meat Daddy (@Marioisbald) July 23, 2021
Midnight Music: Some metal cover of “Dirty Diana” came on today at the gym — it was awful.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.