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We’re nonetheless a lot more than two months absent from Ben Askren crossing in excess of to the boxing ring to scrap with YouTube star Jake Paul on April 17, but preparations are properly underneath way for every person. Askren has previously been posting training videos of himself leaping rope and improving his footwork, whilst Paul has taken a distinctive solution, trying to find out previous Askren foe Jorge Masvidal as his hottest sensei.
“He knocked out my opponent @benaskren in 5 seconds and now will assist me do it in fewer time,” Paul tweeted. “@gamebredfighter is training me his tricks … April 17th the combat will last less than 4 seconds and then we coming for @natediaz209.”
In the clip, Masvidal is demonstrating a change step to disguise a shifting overhand. Even though it could be intended for use opposite “Funky,” Masvidal himself is far better regarded for knocking Darren Till senseless with a incredibly similar set up and punch (Watch IT!). Of study course, Paul’s variation appears far more like an odd shovel uppercut, so ideally the two continued practising right after the video’s stop.
Gilbert Burns is placing in the function ahead of his title battle vs. Kamaru Usman subsequent month!
I’m no surgeon, but it appears to be safe to say we’re unlikely to see Dillon Danis in the cage or ring anytime soon.
Stephen Thompson retains his “NMF” title.
MMA is a bizarre position caught a ten years or two in the earlier.
I guess MMA is a line of work where you can publicly speak about whether or not you would have intercourse with a coworker in an completely degrading way and encounter zero effects.
Disgusting conduct and it is unfortunate that he’ll be preventing on my card in March. https://t.co/hJd1OuHIyD
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 28, 2021
I feel like this is the third time this battle has been booked, but it’s also the 3rd time I’m super down to check out it.
He may be favored by the odds makers to do so, but Francis Ngannou doesn’t have to get the title to have a documentary-worthy daily life tale.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
This is an complete superb incidence of “Anything you can do, I can do superior.”
From time to time the cans do not know they are cans!
KO’D ON DEBUT BY A JOURNEYMAN
Egyptian middleweight Abdul Hazem wasn’t expecting his pro debut to go down like this, his opponent lost the two of his past two by knockout but he resolved to force the fight on Hazem and stopped him in round 1. Get pleasure from boxing from Egypt pic.twitter.com/FLRltJsA8S
— Boxing King Media (@BoxingKingMedia) January 28, 2021
Some “Thugjitsu” at its best:
A cat on a snowboard.
Midnight Songs: I completed the aforementioned folk playlist tonight, and the nearer was Arlo Guthrie’s 18-moment speaking blues piece titled “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre.” Having just long gone into the track blind, I’d propose that as the very best option, but for any individual in will need of convincing: the observe influenced a film, was a short while ago preserved by National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, and has a few thousand text published up on it on Wikipedia. It’s amusing!
Slumber effectively Maniacs! Far more martial arts insanity is constantly on the way.