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The weekend was filled with big sporting events, with Real Madrid winning their 13th champions league title to Chennai Super Kings winning the IPL, but the MMA world had its fair share of entertainment. Bellator celebrated their bicentenary event and UFC hosted their first ever event in Liverpool.
Here is a round-up of the happenings in the matrix, these past few days.
Khabib wants the red panty night
Khabib Nurmagomedov might be the new sheriff in town, but everyone wants the red panty night.
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When you see him, tell him: Conor the game has changed, now you have to play like a grown up man, there will no longer be locked buses with security inside and outside, now you have to solve these problems alone, and if you do not want it, just say so, everybody will understand. Когда увидишь его скажи ему: Конор игра поменялась, теперь тебе надо играть по взрослому, там больше не будет запертых автобусов с охранниками внутри и снаружи, теперь придётся тебе самому решать эти проблемы один на один, а если не хочешь так и скажи, тебя все поймут. #ufc #lightweightchampion #mma #sendmelocation
Kevin Lee eats a scorpion
Kevin Lee is coming off the biggest win of his career vs Edson Barboza, and Lee hit the streets of Bangkok to celebrate.
Kevin sure does live up to his surname.
GSP brings out his inner ‘Max Holloway’
GSP was interviewed by Joe Rogan recently on his podcast, JRE and GSP was animatic as we’ve ever seen him. He even brought his ‘Max Holloway’ out of him.
‘Blessed’ was mildly pleased.
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) May 26, 2018
Ragin’ Al talks potential Conor fight
Ragin’ Al Iaquinta other than being a total bad-ass in the UFC, is a certified realtor. A fan questioned him on a potential fight with Conor Mcgregor, and he didn’t miss the chance to pitch a sale.
You can bet your house and then I will help you find a better one https://t.co/SDXLvBdjIz
— Raging Al forgery (@IAQUINTAREALTY) May 29, 2018
Typical Ragin’ Al.
Colby Covington takes the mickey out of Darren Till
The MMA world was shocked when Darren Till walked on to the scale weighing 3.5 lbs above weight for his fight with Stephen Thompson. Fellow WW contender Colby Covington was not the least bit pleased.
‘Chaos’ took to twitter with a clever pun.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) May 28, 2018
Darren Till previously admitted to his weakness in-front of a cake.
Darren Till has failed to make the weight for his #UFCLiverpool bout v Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson.
This is what he told us earlier in the week about struggling to stay disciplined to make the weight. pic.twitter.com/pluhqdZXrh
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) May 26, 2018
50 cent claims Floyd Mayweather has run through his money once again
50 cent posted a series of photos of an ‘alleged’ conversation of Mayweather and himself.
Contrary to 50 cent’s claims, Floyd Mayweather posted a picture to celebrate himself joining the billion dollar league of athletes.
Michael Bisping retires.
Michael Bisping announced his retirement earlier in the day, and wishes poured out all around social media.
My guy @bisping is getting out of the game. Congrats on a great career my man. You earned it! You made people care one way or the other and you won and won a lot. That’s what matters man. Congrats my man! DC pic.twitter.com/sD1rwNtz20
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 29, 2018
Congrats to @bisping on his retirement ! He has accomplished so much in this sport and is def a future hall of famer! Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to fight in the octagon but it was a pleasure just to trash talk back and forth a few times ! Future is bright. Enjoy!
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 29, 2018
Congrats on your amazing journey @bisping was a pleasure to train and help you a bit on this journey. Much respect
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) May 29, 2018
First UFC event I covered in person was TUF 3 Finale, Bisping's official UFC debut. 12 years later he says goodbye. What a run — from winning TUF to building the UK market to winning the belt in the most improbable way — with nothing left to prove. Bravo, Mike. You did it all.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 29, 2018
Congratulations @bisping you fought them all and you proved your mettle time and time again. TUF Champ, most wins in ufc history, most fights in ufc history, @ufc middleweight champ. 👏 Time to enjoy your life even more. You earned it!
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) May 29, 2018
‘You’ve got to know when it’s time to walk away. I’m almost 40 years old. The time is now!
It’s official! Michael Bisping announces he’s officially retired from the sport. [Believe You Me Podcast] pic.twitter.com/i4FlC8zrgE
— Jade Morris (@JadeMorrisMMA) May 29, 2018
Bisping took all the plaudits and wishes in his usual – casual style.
Utterly blown away by all the beautiful messages regarding my retirement. I have so many people I need to thanks but right now, thank you for the kind words. I should retire more often 😂😂😂
— michael (@bisping) May 29, 2018
Thanks for all the memories Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping.
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