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Tonight’s headline is a reminder to play to one’s strengths.
Look at Conor McGregor — rarely does one find an athlete more suited to combat sports. McGregor’s frame is perfectly built to deliver nasty knockout blows, and he’s made the most of his physique by developing the rangy, powerful kickboxing style that lead him to a pair of world titles. Consider his athletic potential reached!
Perhaps as a consequence of his single-minded pursuit of combat sports greatness, however, McGregor’s skills in more traditional sports have seemingly suffered. McGregor got some laughs for an awkward football toss at the Cowboy stadium, but his woefully inaccurate first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game tonight is far worse.
At least he can blame his broken foot this time?
Naturally, fans and fellow pro fighters alike have taken the opportunity to poke fun at the divisive star. For example, top Lightweight Justin Gaethje tweeted, “I cannot stop laughing at this. Every MMA fighter that has represented us doing this has looked terrible but this takes the cake.”
For some reason, I’m reminded of the “Woody Harrelson drying his eyes with hundred dollar bills” meme.
Matt Brown just might be the pound-for-pound most exciting fighter over the age of 40.
BREAKING NEWS— MMA DNA (@MMADNANL) September 21, 2021
An absolute banger in the Welterweight division is set to take place on December 4th. Matt Brown takes on Bryan Barberena. Both guys are never in a boring fight. This gonna be fireworks!!!
Article (in Dutch):https://t.co/F1MXHIu5si pic.twitter.com/q2X30ULGEw
If I’m interpreting “Suga Show” correctly, that potential fight vs. Brian Kelleher ain’t happening.
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) September 20, 2021
Keith Peterson approves the nonsense of his parody account, which his produced some pretty funny moments.
Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast has faced perhaps the most last-second visa problems of any fight I’ve ever seen.
Dear @usconsfrankfurt this is my last chance to make my fight on Saturday #UFC266 happen. I’m waiting for my Visa approval and I kindly ask to pick up my passport and visa. I understand that due to COVID 19 it’s difficult for the visa process right now but this is my last chance.— Nasrat Haqparast (@Nasrat_mma) September 21, 2021
Quick update - the @usconsfrankfurt needed “additional informations” from me. I just send the informations needed and pray that it gets processed and visa issued until tomorrow….. let’s go #MMATwitter— Nasrat Haqparast (@Nasrat_mma) September 21, 2021
I'm in Vegas, if Nasrat can't make the fight I can step up for that fight with Dan— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) September 21, 2021
Certainly a worthy addition to UFC’s Hall Of Fame fights:
Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson pushed each other to the brink eight years ago today at UFC 165.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 21, 2021
In two days, their instant classic bout will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/OAcauyxine
Jan Blachowicz is a master storyteller.
A long, long time ago, my friend in Rybnik kicked me to the balls. I couldn't stand up for like 30 minutes. It was horrible.— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) September 19, 2021
Can The Money Team improve Derek Brunson’s chances in an Israel Adesanya rematch?
Oh you want to box me , ok bet ! pic.twitter.com/rFHbIALoBx— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 20, 2021
How about the reaction time on Canelo? It’s like he’s a pro athlete or something.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Just an absolutely brutal, consistent attack on the liver! That is not a fun way to go down ...
Same target, but one big, well-timed shot instead of death by 1000 touches:
What did the five fingers say to the face?
We have liftoff.
Midnight Music: What is your favorite song over 20 minutes long? My answer is a fairly popular one (or at least, as popular as any 20 minute song can be).
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.