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Midnight Mania! Anthony Johnson fires back at Daniel Cormier: “take your cry baby ass on”

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Anthony Johnson responded today to DC’s accusations that he is f***ing soft after word got out that Johnson met with UFC executives to discuss a heavyweight comeback fight. The gist of Cormier’s complaint was that if Rumble wanted people to believe his retirement story, he should have stayed gone longer; coming back six months later meant that he must have just been mad about losing to DC.

Johnson said that is not the case, and claims Cormier is only salty because he talks to Jon Jones. From his Facebook page:

Damn D.C. didn’t know you were salty cuz I talk to the 1 guy that knocked you out. Fucking soft is what you called me, oh well that’s your opinion.Saying I gave Jon advice lol buddy what advice is there to give him? I wasn’t fighting either one of you, so there’s no point of giving advice. That’s not my style! I believe in fair fights period.Friend’s? We were NEVER friend’s! I’ve respected every man in the sport no matter what. I’ve shown JBJ respect through his tough times and have shown you respect the same way.I retired cuz I have other thing’s in life I want to do but just cuz I met with UFC and talked you have an issue.So take your cry baby ass on and praise God that Jon screwed up and you got the belt back that way!


Justin Gaethje gets it

I missed this gem, also from Gaethje:

My primo @robertothecomic dropping by the gym to teach some new technique #gladiator #gladiatorsunleashed #mma #fight #fighting

A post shared by Justin Gaethje (@justin_gaethje) on Sep 22, 2017 at 1:07pm PDT

So… just bread? Just soft bread? Grain free? What is it made of? Dangit, I guess this sponsored post worked, because now I have questions.

Each personality is reflected in each picture: crazy Tony Ferguson, styling Kevin Lee, focused Demetrious Johnson, aggressive Ray Borg.

The easiest way to gain social media approval when a lot of people don’t like you? Post puppies. Can’t nobody be mad at puppies.

Hello from #chunkBrowne

A post shared by travisbrownemma (@travisbrownemma) on Oct 5, 2017 at 5:54pm PDT

Cung Le’s instructional clips on Instagram are actually pretty good tips for utilizing his unique approach to MMA.

Setting up the #power #sidekick & getting of the center line to set up your #boxing or what’s open #flow #mma #kickboxing #fitness #training #hardwork #mindset @evoketactical @gyv_biogenesis @mrssuzannele @helpmerhondapr

A post shared by Cung Le (@cungle185) on Oct 5, 2017 at 1:43pm PDT

John Moraga’s walkout song got censored due to the Las Vegas shooting

“Notorious” will be in theaters in November

Great matchup at bantamweight

Matt Brown is asking the important questions. I don’t care, this is extremely my jam either way.

#nerdy or #badass ??? Tell me in comments

A post shared by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:18am PDT

Cub Swanson is fighting out his UFC contract in December.

Nice poster from Boss Logic

This is quite the sales spiel from Shane Carwin

Makdessi feeling confident after training with Duke Roufus

Russian MMA is just so weird

Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Can’t wait to see Derrick Lewis just stand up from under Werdum this weekend

Great MMA sequence

When life hands you knockouts


Zabit Magomedsharipov

His UFC Shanghai opponent Sheymon Moraes

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Podcasts and Audio

Relevant: Andy Richardson breaks down Tony Ferguson’s signature D’Arce choke:

The Fights Gone By podcast:

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