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June, 2016

VIDEO: This Backflip Guard Pass Is the Coolest Thing You’ll See All Week

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We’ve seen all varieties of guard passes in MMA over the years: Chad Mendes’ front flip, Mark Hunt’s atomic butt drop, and perhaps most impressively, Ze Wu’s flying cartwheel groin stomp. We’ve seen Mark Coleman put himself into guard for reasons that remain a mystery to this day, but the one thing that all of these guard passes all seem to have in common? They don’t really work.

Yes, it’s a sad fact that the world of stylistic guard passes are, well, more style than substance when it comes right down to it, but that’s something Russian lightweight Dzhihad Yunusov was looking to change while competing at an Akhmat event this morning. Squaring off against Konstantin Veselkin and finding himself stifled by his opponent’s guard, Yunusov opted to skip the foreplay and get right to the main event — to deliver an incredibly muddled metaphor — back-flipping over Veselkin’s legs and right into side mount in one of the sickest sequences you’ll see this year.

As if that wasn’t enough, Yunusov then went on to submit Veselkin with a god dang Ezekiel choke in the closing moments of the second round. I think it’s safe to say that we should all probably be keeping an eye on this kid.

After the jump The full fight between Yunusov and Veselki.


Dan Henderson Calls For Michael Bisping Rematch And If You Don’t Support This You Are Garbage

Fact: The single greatest moment in the history of MMA was captured in the above image, on the night of July 11, 2009 at UFC 100. It came approximately three minutes and eighteen seconds into the second round of a fight between Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping, and as luck would have it, so did nearly every red-blooded American who happened to be witnessing it.

A little backstory. You see, prior to this orgasm-inducing moment, Henderson and Bisping had been engaged in a war of words while coaching opposing teams as part of the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter. And by war of the words, I mean that Bisping spent the majority of the show talking trash, while Hendo opted to just kind of stand around silently while counting down the moments until he would lay a whoopin’ on this arrogant Brit’s ass. When the two finally met in the octagon, well, you know what happened.

Last weekend at UFC 199, both Henderson and Bisping picked up huge, incredibly violent wins over Hector Lombard and Luke Rockhold, respectively. But with the former nearing 50 and the latter suddenly finding himself the middleweight champion, rumblings have once pop up around the web of a potential rematch between the two.


Kimbo Slice Dead At 42. World Definitively Less Awesome. Sadness Reigns Supreme.

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There are a dozen or more ways I could describe my feelings as I write this post, but I think “heartbroken” says it best. Kimbo Slice is dead, and I’m honest-to-God heartbroken to be delivering this news to you.

It may sound overly dramatic considering how tangential of a connection we shared with the guy, but to hear that the street fighting legend has passed away at just 42 years of age and just three months after his last appearance in the cage is so sudden, so bewildering, that it seems to hit with a greater weight than many of the unfortunate deaths we’ve reported on over the years.

Details after the jump.


UFC 199 Aftermath: And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth…

(“Ehh budday, do you like apples?” (*holds tongue*) “Well go f*ck yourself, apple.” via Getty.)

“If…you believe the son of God came down to earth 2,000 years ago, and he killed himself for our sins, and he can walk on water…if you can believe that, then you can believe that I can knock the f–k out of Luke Rockhold two weeks from Saturday.”

When Michael Bisping first uttered these words to Luke Thomas after being called up on two weeks notice to face rival Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, they actually made a lot of sense. Surely, we were just as likely to see a man walk on water as we were to see Michael Bisping defeat a man who had absolutely obliterated him less than two years ago in their first meeting. And until very recently, I’d sooner commit the ultimate sin than see Bisping, a man whose assholery we have mocked for years, claim the middleweight title from anyone.

And yet, he did, and we’re honestly kind of stoked for him right now.


BREAKING: Brock Lesnar Returns, Faces MARK F*CKING HUNT at UFC 200

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(That moment when you realize you just agreed to fight the face-punchiest fighter on the planet, but don’t like to get punched in the face.)

We’ll have our full recap of UFC 199 up shortly, but before we do, let’s get right into a few of the biggest non-fight highlights of the night. Firstly, it was announced on Saturday that, after a fake retirement, a cancelled fight, and a series of brutal negotiations, the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will be going down for realsies at UFC 202 in August. Apparently all Diaz needed to make the fight happen was to literally smack The Baldfather like a bitch, which to Dana’s credit, he agreed to.

Easily more shocking than the announcement of McGregor-Diaz II, however, was the reveal that former WWE superstar-turned-UFC-heavyweight-champion-turned-current-WWE-superstar Brock Lesnar would be making his return to the UFC at UFC 200, 100 events after he first defended his title against Frank Mir in brutal fashion, to take on a TBD opponent.

This morning, Lesnar appeared on Sportscenter to announce who exactly that opponent would be, and if you have the type of incredibly specific dyslexia that prevents you from reading headlines, then head below to get the scoop.


Friday Link Dump: The UFC 199 Weigh-Ins, MMA vs. Boxing: Chapter LXVIII, Best Booze-Based Father’s Day Gifts + More

(The UFC 199 weigh-ins kick off at 7 p.m. EST.)

Fighters React to Earlier UFC 199 Weigh-In, New CSAC Rules

White Confirms ‘Frustrating’ Diaz Meeting: ‘Nate’s Trying to Blow up the Deal’ for Conor Bout (BloodyElbow)

Have MMA and UFC Surpassed Boxing as King of Combat-Sports Betting? (MMAJunkie)

UFC 199′s Championship Rematches Are Hard to Get Up For, Despite Tough Talk (Bleacher Report)

Five Reasons Michael Bisping Has No Shot At UFC 199 (Low Kick)


[VIDEO] Catch the UFC 199 Press Conference LIVE Right Here, Right Now!

Gather round, Nation! The official press conference for this weekend’s UFC 199 is starting right now. Featuring a pair of title fight rematches — middleweight champion Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping and bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber — and a slew of intriguing undercard bouts, UFC 199 is sure to keep the promotion’s current run of momentum going, so join us after the jump for what will surely be a trash-talk filled evening.