MMA Roundup: Who said what? (2/17/2018)

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Michael Bisping on the Believe You Me Podcast –  I think it is laughable that Chris Weidman thinks that he should get the title shot. He got knocked out in 3 out of his last 4 fights.

You’re not eligible for a title shot. Rockhold said this week that Romero, Whittaker and himself have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Weidman got pissed off at that.

There is a picture making rounds on the internet of Chris Weidman being super-smug and happy watching Romero knock Rockhold out. Weidman was finished by Rockhold and Romero. Now, Rockhold got finished by Romero. So, it takes the sting off Weidman.

He is delusional. He has no case of getting a title shot. Dana has announced that the next fight will be Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker 2.

James Vick speaking to Matt Serra – I think it’s a good fight and Khabib will win it. The problem with Tony is that he is on his back too much. He is too confident in his rubber guard and his elbows from the bottom.

If Khabib loses, it will be because Tony would have cut him or something from the bottom. People don’t understand this about Khabib and they think that he is some superhero. People can get up  when he takes them down.

Maybe Barboza did not do it but he fought Abel Trujillo and people look at Khabib taking Abel down 21 times. I saw Abel getting up 21 times. People can get up.

Tony’s problem is that he does not get up in fights. Danny Castillo held him down. He got mounted by Kevin Lee. It won’t be easy to get up from Khabib but I guarantee you that he can’t hold me down for 5 rounds when I have got my back against the cage.

Tony will either get beat up on the ground and lose the fight or lose a couple of rounds initially and pull off a submission in the later rounds.

PC: bloody elbow

Malki Kawa speaking to MMA Junkie Radio – Yoel was not feeling well before the fight. Up until 3 hours before the fight happened, I was told that he was going to fight anyway.

People do not know that Yoel did not actually want to fight initially. He did not sleep because of the time change that was messing with him. His body took a beating trying to make weight.

He was trying to rehydrate but he could not sleep well. He told me that he was not feeling 100 percent but I will put on a show. But as soon as he stepped in the octagon, I felt confident that Yoel was going to knock him out.

Joe Rogan on his podcast – If Floyd and CM Punk fight, that would be epic. It would seem almost not realistic. Floyd has a real chance of knocking him out.

Yoel Romero is a real thing. He is an elite wrestler in a superhuman body. He is way more athletic than everybody else. He finished Luke Rockhold, Chris Weidman, Tim Kennedy. It’s a pleasure to watch someone that has excellent technique. He is very explosive. Cuba does not fuck around. Imagine this guy at 30.

About the Li Jingliang eye gouge – You can’t gouge your opponent because its cheating. If you are blacking out, you are supposed to tap.

Tyron Woodley speaking to Ariel Helwani – I can say that I want to fight GSP. Bisping fought him and he did not even fight anybody before getting the title shot. It was a direct fight for him. Look at all the fighters that have done it. Nick Diaz fought GSP off of a loss. He did not win in 5 years. He came back off of a suspension and fought Anderson Silva as main event. I guarantee that if he comes back, he will fight whoever the hell he wants. It was continuous at the time. I remember being at that fight card. Johnny Hendricks fought Carlos Condit. Johnny Hendricks steamrolled everybody, Jon Fitch, Kampmann. Condit had a victory over Diaz. Holly Holm fought back to back title fight off of losses. What I feel is that there is no sport anymore. Quit playing with me as if this is a sport.

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