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Afternoon Video Dump: Tompkins on Vitor Belfort, Machida: The Next Generation + More

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Believe it or not, Vitor Belfort‘s trainer Shawn Tompkins says that he and Vitor had been pushing for a fight against Fedor Emelianenko three months ago — and now the opportunity may have dropped in their laps. "It’s Vitor’s way of proving that he is the best pound-for-pound champion," says Tompkins of Belfort’s desire to face the Last Emperor. The Xtreme Couture striking coach tries to convince Steve Cofield that going from Jorge Santiago to Fedor Emelianenko isn’t that big of a stylistic change for Vitor, but acknowledges that Fedor probably isn’t too nervous about the last-minute opponent-switch.

Also, fighting Emelianenko is far from a lost cause: "[Fedor's fight against Andrei Arlovski] really showed a lot of the kink in Fedor’s armor. Whether Fedor believes it or not, he doesn’t deal well with speed, and he doesn’t deal well with getting hit…it’s going to be hard to keep up to Vitor’s pace." And as for their previous refusal to take on Gegard Mousasi at light-heavyweight? Tompkins drops some real-talk on us: "What does Mousasi do for us in America? If Affliction sticks around, we’d like to renew our contract with them, but if they don’t, we want to go to the UFC. Beating Mousasi does nothing for us, getting beat by Mousasi…it’s not good for us at all."

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Here’s some footage of Lyoto Machida‘s new son, Taiyo. Awwww, he’s such a little pudge-ball! According to this Las Vegas Review Journal profile, Taiyo is already hard at work in the gym. Future UFC 400 headliner?

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Another video of BJ Penn training hard for UFC 101, this time featuring the Prodigy jumping off a really high diving board. You are so dead, Kenny

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Global Sports Fraternity correspondant Isiah Jones goes to the 2009 ESPYs and gets his mic in front of Gina Carano, Cris Cyborg, and the Iron Shiek, who insists that Hulk Hogan is "a gay."

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Surfin Dave- July 24, 2009 at 7:04 am
So BJ is showing us he knows how to take a dive?

And those Kinks in Fedor's armor, they wouldn't happen to be singing Superman, would they?
agentsmith- July 24, 2009 at 6:25 am
How is Vitor going to make heavyweight? Easy, don't cut to middleweight. All he has to do is weigh 206 or more, and he probably weighs about that right now.

As for their gameplan, it's true in theory... Arlovski was schooling Fedor in the standup. Right up until he got KTFO'd.
AussieJosh- July 24, 2009 at 1:51 am
if you want to know when BJ is jumping?, just look for the fat bald guy doing belly flops!
bunerzissou- July 24, 2009 at 1:31 am
to the depths georges!
crittino- July 23, 2009 at 7:44 pm
"kink in fedor's armor"? really? we can't say "chink" anymore? who complained about this one? this has gone too far
reddog- July 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Lyoto's baby has excellent crawling technique. His knee and hand work is impeccable, just like his dad. He doesnt telegraph his head bobbles, and no one seems to be able to crack his unorthodox, elusive giggles. His spit bubbles crush men's souls.
Under Banga- July 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm
Josh TskTsk, Vitor good luck ,Gina rip and Bj well.......The running under water with rock failed, bomb dives the secret to title defence. mmm?Just don`t get cocky Kenny!
Give It Up- July 23, 2009 at 4:47 pm
"YOU ARE GAY, AND FAGGOT!" -iron shiek

howard stern anyone?
Hamma Fist Elbow Bam-Bam- July 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Dude, everyone knows armor doesn't have kinks. It has chinks.
LukeTheDuke- July 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm
Ummm. Doesn't deal well with getting hit? Remeber that Fujita fight? I'm pretty sure he handled that pretty friggin' well.
Dubbs- July 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Come on now...are you honestly putting Kimbo on the same level as Fedor? Or are you saying that Petruzelli defeating Kimbo is on the same level as Belfort defeating Fedor?

Oh wait it doesn't matter...all paths lead to -> you are stupid.
Harry Russo- July 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Hulk Hogan is a hollywood blonde jabroni faggot. Worse than Michael Jackson.
Douchey McDoucherton- July 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm
Clearly Bj takes the cannon ball contest. 2nd place in the belly flop contest, imo.
Dante- July 23, 2009 at 1:50 pm
There is no parallel between Petruzelli and Belfort. Not even a small one. wtf
lilpo0ts- July 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm
lol i hope that video of bj is old, cause he is very fat.

lyoto kid is like expressionless, but cute as a puppy and a kittin in the same boot wrestling over an oversized crayon

lol fedor weakness is speed and getting hit...isnt that everybody's?

sheik is the man

gina is a box of smiley faces

cyborg didnt look so bad when shes done up..i still hope she scars caranos face
Eddi- July 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm
like i said Petruzelli is to Kimbo as Belfort will be to Fedor
schnetzler- July 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm
"how is vitor going to make to heavyweight in 1 week??..."

the same way Fedor does...double fisting ice cream cones
Pure Karate- July 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Nice to see BJ training with Wile E. Coyote MMA.

Florian by Fake Cave in Mountainside.
CJvsCP- July 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Gina looks like the prettiest tranny I have ever layed my straight eyes on. I would let her bang me with her thunder thighs!
Goog- July 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Really? Jumping into water?

NateGetsIrate- July 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm
I predict Belfort will try to fight from the outside, do some real quick in and out flurries, avoid counter-punches and takedown attempts for like a couple minutes. Then he'll get too comfortable later in the first round, which is when Fedor will get Belfort on his back and finish him with some long-arm-swinging GnP.
Poopchute Boxing- July 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm
GetUpAndKill- July 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm
BJ looks soooo FAT!!!
JPfighter- July 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm
I think what Tompkins is saying makes complete sense, in terms of one of the ways a fighter can beat Fedor. But realistically, can Vitor execute that game plan? He has the physical tools, but mentally he tends to fall apart. If by some freak chance Vitor can keep it together mentally, he has a chance. A slim chance, but a chance.

Fuckyerfrat- July 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm
oh yeah, and that's some pretty epic music for a "highlight" of BJ training (read: fucking around).