Welcome to the wacky world of MMA.
We are just one night away from the much anticipated first press conference between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 229 Buildup
Conor Mcgregor has been posting pictures of his hard training lately, and he posted a few more in the last couple of days.
Wonder how such an art piece found its way to a garage?!
Conor also went against the UFC in announcing his own plans for the first presser.
The press conference will be open to the public.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 18, 2018
But it turned out to be just a marketing ploy for his new business venture.
The ticket for entry is a bottle of @ProperWhiskey.
2 bottles and you skip the Q to the top.
My soldiers will be outside making sure this rule is strictly adhered to.
Radio city Hall. UFC 229 Press conference.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 19, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov on the other hand seems to be mentally prepared for their first showdown.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 19, 2018
Big Nog does his best Conor/Khabib impression
We knew he was a budding restaurateur, but we didn’t know he had a acting career lined up as well.
Big Nog trying his best to impersonate Conor McGregor & Khabib Nurmagomedov. Bless his heart pic.twitter.com/J2hqGkZG53
— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) September 19, 2018
Conor finally launches his Whisky Brand
Aside from the training for his big fight, Conor also had some business announcements for us.
After much hype, his line of Whisky was finally released to the world, ‘Proper No.12’.
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Proud day! Today “Project Notorious” finally comes to life with the introduction of my new Irish Whiskey; Proper 12. I have spent a lifetime studying this craft under the tutelage of my late Grandfather on my mother’s side, Christopher “Jakes” Moore, and I have put just over 3 years into the making of this liquid alone. I introduce to you @ProperWhiskey! Proper Irish Whiskey, from a Proper Irish man! Born and bred in the Dublin suburb of Crumlin, Dublin 12. Proper Twelve is who I am. I wanted to make an Irish whiskey emblematic of Irish culture as a whole, and something that would showcase the great skill we possess of distilling the best Whiskey in the entire world. One of the many amazing skills we possess on this great island. Proper Twelve is crafted at Ireland’s oldest distillery. It is made with the Isle’s freshest spring water and finest golden grain and single malt – it is pure liquid gold! This is Ireland’s whiskey, and it is my gift to the world. Another proud announcement for me in this venture is that with each case we sell, my company will donate to the first responders in each district the case is sold in. This donation plan will be in operation all over the world. These are the men and women who run into buildings while everyone else is running out. They are our real life heroes – Proper Heroes I look forward to joining all of you in a PROPER salute soon. Sláinte 🥃🇮🇪
Nick Newell delivers some good news
Moving on from Conor and Khabib…
My sons ultrasound showed two hands & two feet. Already off to a better start then his daddy.
— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) September 14, 2018
GSP pays homage to his Sensei
Your sensei will always be your sensei no matter how much success you end up having. Mine gave me the foundation for triumph. Always remember where you come from. pic.twitter.com/BqIF1i6yeR
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) September 18, 2018
Cejudo gets reunited with his baby
Henry had lost his belt and baggage due to an airport luggage mishandling, last week.
He was finally reunited with his UFC belt yesterday.
After 8 long days I had a happy reunion this morning. #meandmybaby #gotmybabyback #reunitedanditfeelssogood #thankyounelsonandbigQ @MMAjunkie @MMAFighting @ufc @ufcespanol espn… https://t.co/CjLjYLCMwX
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) September 18, 2018
He gave a stern warning to his belt, when they finally met each other.
TJ Dillashaw posted a witty message with regards to Cejudo’s plight
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) September 18, 2018
Colby Covington once again proves he is the true American
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 18, 2018
‘Borrachinha’ calls out Romero again
Where are you Romero? I'm waiting for you, show up!
Onde estava você Romero? Estou apenas te esperando, bota a cara cubano. https://t.co/evYMRgjNjr
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) September 18, 2018
We say, its time for the two superhero looking characters to fight.
Cyborg stokes the fire for potential superfight with Ronda Rousey
But…not in MMA, but at next years WrestleMania.
Cyborg vs. Rousey at WrestleMania?
Here’s Cyborg’s response to the rumors.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 18, 2018
Wonder if Cyborg will play by the WWE script..
Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto no more
The MMA world was shocked last night, when news hit that Kid Yamamoto had succumbed to cancer and passed away at the young age of 41.
Kid was a pioneer of the lower weight divisions and will be sorely missed.
The MMA world poured out their feelings.
RIP…. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto 😞 pic.twitter.com/K8OJblm0ip
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 18, 2018
Sad news, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto passed away. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIPower Kid! pic.twitter.com/47OwJe3ifm
— Bas Rutten (@BasRuttenMMA) September 18, 2018
RIP Kid Yamamoto, Osu !! My condolences to the family !! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/a0tWlhnN1w
— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) September 18, 2018
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 18, 2018
RIP “Kid” Yamamoto. Sad day. Looked up to this guy, he was the real pioneer of the light weights. Legend! Wish I would’ve known he was in bad condition, life is fragile! #cancersucks @… https://t.co/Ati9ypXTyN
— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) September 18, 2018
RIP Kid Yamamoto. MMA legend. Succumbed to cancer at just 41. Here's the famous 4 second knockout. pic.twitter.com/Qt0qLurb1J
— Doc 𝙂𝙤𝙡𝙛𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙡/𝙂𝘼𝘼 𝙂𝙆 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 (@GolfCentralDoc) September 18, 2018
Sad news “Kid” Yamamoto light weight mma legend lost battle to cancer.
_____ Lenda “dos leves” Kid Yamamoto perde batalha contra o horrível câncer.
— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) September 18, 2018
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) September 18, 2018
RIP. A true legend of the sport. pic.twitter.com/obBHmSPDxF
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) September 18, 2018
Sad day! RIPKID https://t.co/99a3P7CXLE
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) September 18, 2018
A true legend of the sport, RIP Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto.
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) September 18, 2018
RIP Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto.
In his prime, Kid was one of the best fighters in the world. pic.twitter.com/81WiyhcITV
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) September 18, 2018