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Colby Covington’s gimmick for the very last number of many years now has been to garner as significantly inexpensive warmth as attainable, declaring anything offense and insulting to any one in his standard vicinity in the hopes of some response. Looking at as he been given a telephone simply call from President Donald Trump just after his newest get, it’s surely operating to an extent, but “Chaos” pushes the line a little bit farther each individual time.
Covington’s write-up-struggle conversation with former opponent and latest Welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman was notably unattractive. The complete transcription is accessible Listed here, but asking Usman about “his tribe” and “smoke singles” pretty considerably handles the condition.
UFC’s other Nigerian champion, Israel Adesanya, has a issue with how media has taken care of Covington’s statements vs. his individual controversial remarks.
“I imply, it just shows you the landscape of the media and what it is correct now,” Adesanya said (transcription by means of MMAJunkie). “I produced a joke about dropping Romero like the Twin Towers, and everyone shed their brain, even if I said it was a joke and it was fairly amusing, but individuals took it as like I was becoming offensive and digging, but I was producing a joke.
“This male has immediately insulted my tradition, my brother and quite a few other cultures and stuff and no a person states anything at all, but it just exhibits you a mirror to you men. So yeah, I do not genuinely care. Kamaru Usman broke his jaw.”
In normal, the absence of coordinated reaction from UFC/Dana White with regards to Covington’s remarks has been disappointing. On the other hand, media has — at the very least to my understanding — unanimously condemned Covington’s responses. Hell, we in all probability continue to have folks debating on the MMA Mania Facebook webpage, yelling at us for labeling the Covington feedback “racist.”
In the end, neither guy suffered actual penalties for their responses, which appears to be to be the existing UFC strategy for dealing with controversy.
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Some quite clean Israel Adesanya artwork … in two different forms.
Man on fruit violence!
This match up reads like a common “Stefan Struve receives defeat up for the initially round then scores a submission” battle. An oldie, but a goodie!
Put up-combat interviews are again on in the cage in Fight Island, which tends to make sense offered their significantly stricter quarantine protocols than Las Vegas.
Here’s celebrating the return of Thiago Santos, who is COVID cost-free and all set to ultimately scrap with Glover Teixeira.
The periods, they are a-changin!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
As soon as the leg stops listening to the command to test/evade, issues are only heading to go even more downhill.
A piece of boxing heritage:
I believed these life cycles of fruit had been interesting and aesthetically pleasing!
Midnight Audio: I do not significantly like the new music ‘60s teen idol Bobby Vinton general, but I do appreciate his observe “Mr. Lonely.” This not too long ago launched address does it justice:
Slumber nicely Maniacs! Much more martial arts madness is often on the way.