Mauro Ranallo at it again. Slaying the mic while calling NXT match

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You know how it is when Mauro Ranallo gets on the microphone… The dude is just slaying quotes and one liners every second. That’s just what he does. So, when he was announcing for NXT, there were no surprises when he dropped gems during the entire time he was being recorded.

Tom Morello and Rage Against the Machine references are just next level stuff. Ranallo lets it roll right off of his tongue like a seasoned linguist. Every time, too.

So, once again, enjoy watching the Bi-Polar Rock-n-Roller getting down on the mic and showing him doing what he does best; Spitting verbal pornography in your earhole and getting you amped for what he’s seeing.

Nunes vs Cyborg more monumental for Amanda Nunes than Rousey fight

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Amanda Nunes beating Ronda Rousey was a monumental moment in Nunes’ career. There is absolutely no disputing that. However, her upcoming fight with Cris Cyborg trumps all other career-related goals. A champion vs champion fight against arguably the baddest woman on the planet will be the pinnacle of Nunes’ fight career.

She seems focused on the task at hand and genuinely happy as well. TMZ, of course, have to ask the most irrelevant question ever when talking about Cyborg’s connection with Halle Berry; But if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be TMZ.

The fight between Nunes and Cyborg is the most important fight in women’s MMA history. It goes down next weekend at UFC 232 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Apparently, Halle Berry will be there too.

Where’s the beef?! Right here, between Oscar and Dana. Just heating up

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It’s a well-known fact that Dana White doesn’t take too kindly to competition. Once he sees a threat he personally attacks whatever promoter dares try their hand in the MMA world. Right now, that guy is Oscar De La Hoya. Since the inception of Golden Boy MMA, the Dana/Oscar feud has been heating up and looks to not be slowing down any time soon.

Oscar went on a radio show and explained the beef between the two and from his perspective, it’s very telling. Basically, Dana is doing what he does when he’s mad. He brings up something personal, either recent or relating to someone’s ancestors, and beats it to death.

Oscar laughs at the juvenile nature and claims that UFC fighters call him almost daily, saying they are unhappy. I guess Golden Boy MMA actually is a legitimate threat to the UFC.

Washington Redskins safety, Montae Nicholson, streetfight smashing

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Washington Redskins safety, Montae Nicholson, was arrested for his role in a streetfight. Nicholson was arrested and charged with assault and battery, as well as public drunkenness. This is just another blow to the NFL who are trying to clean up their image, but players off the field can’t help but screw up.

While the nation is in an uproar about these guys kneeling for the National Anthem, many players are off the field handling stardom very poorly. As crazy as it sounds, at least Nicholson wasn’t arrested for domestic abuse. A fight is just a fight and Nicholson will probably pay a fine and do some community service. A streetfight, he can bounce back from. Domestic violence… There’s no coming back from that.

He should also look into investing in martial arts training because he fights like shit. He literally won a streetfight by being a coordinated professional athlete.

Anderson Silva wants Conor or to box Roy Jones Jr. We say, give it to him!

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At this stage of Anderson Silva’s career, just give the man whatever he wants. For years he has wanted to fight Roy Jones Jr and even reiterates in this video that boxing RJJ is his dream. However, Anderson was called out by Conor McGregor not so long ago and now Silva is wondering where Conor has gone.

“I accepted the fight for McGregor. I say let’s go do. 180 (lbs), is perfect for me and I think it’s good for McGregor. Let’s go do it. It’s an amazing fight for the fans”.

Then, Silva is asked if the fight has ever been close to happening. As Silva says that it’s “Close to happening”, his manager Ed Soares is in the background shaking his head ‘No’ at the same time.

Silva then deadpans the camera and says, “McGregor… Come on, man. Let’s do this. Don’t run, man. You scared?”

It looks like McGregor opening Pandora’s Box may not have been a wise choice because the middleweight GOAT wants a crack at McGregor and the all of the money that comes with him.

Gracie JJ Breakdown that’s really just a BJJ clinic. Bully beware.

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Any time you have someone with no BJJ experience and they take on someone who is trained in BJJ… The person who trains BJJ wins that fight 10/10 times. Such is the case in this video that Rener Gracie has posted to the Gracie Breakdown YouTube page. While it may look like another streetfight, it’s just a clinic that shows how someone knowledgeable in BJJ can put the wood to someone who is not trained in the arts.

As per the YouTube, the story goes like this:

“Xavier Pa-Jarvis has been a student at our CTC in Hawaii, Central Oahu BJJ, for 2 years. He’s 12 years old (7th grade) and was getting bullied by a 16-year-old (10th grade) for 2 weeks. His parents contacted the school administrators to get it to stop, but nothing changed.

On this day, the older kid approached Xavier at the bus stop with his shirt off and kicked him, so Xavier stood up for himself. Double leg takedown, mount to back mount, rear naked choke (opponent’s friends stepped in to force choke release), immediate Stage 1 punch protection from guard, Stage 4 kick-out and back to the feet. They threw a few more punches and then friends broke it up.

Moral of the story: Teach your child to avoid street fights at all costs, but if they are physically attacked, make sure they have the tools to defend themselves.”

Moral of the story: Jeans shorts are not a good look at any age for any generation.

Ronda Rousey’s Open Challenge becomes a high stakes Gauntlet Match

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Ronda Rousey needs competition. In the WWE, no one has been able to solve the Rousey puzzle. Until they do, Ronda continues to hold on to the strap and issue open challenges to whoever wants a crack at her belt. Last night, all the women wanted a shot. Therefore, WWE chairman, Stephanie McMahon held a high stakes gauntlet match.

The winner of the gauntlet match would face Ronda for her title. Sounds good, right? Uh-oh… There was trouble in Paradise.

Ronda’s RAW BFF is Natalya and she won the 8-woman gauntlet match. This means that Ronda will have to square off against a friend. Ronda isn’t the biggest fan of wrestling against someone she likes because usually, it results in her getting screwed over. I guess we will see what Natalya brings to the table when the two ladies face off next week on Monday Night RAW.

With USADA thankfully out of the way, you knew Vitor was un-retiring

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USADA is the worst thing to happen to MMA. Literally, ever. Vitor Belfort was an absolute killer when he had a TRT exemption but USADA came into play and changed all of that for UFC fighters. Vitor retired this year and is now able to peruse the free agency market and USADA (thankfully) is no … Read moreWith USADA thankfully out of the way, you knew Vitor was un-retiring

Edson Barboza’s gut wrenching body shot KO of Dan Hooker

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If you missed Dan Hooker getting knocked out by Edson Barboza you missed a brutal gut wrenching KO. What’s even crazier is that Hooker received way more shots to the breadbasket before the knockout and stayed standing. However, in typical Edson Barboza fashion, he chopped Hooker down over time.

Amazingly, with all the damage Barboza did and Hooker being a damn Terminator, these two guys were robbed of Fight of the Night honors. If a fight makes you wince when shots are landed and ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’… FOTN should be academic.

All I know is that Dan Hooker’s body and legs will never be the same after sharing a cage with Edson Barboza. My goodness.

Umm. Hey ref! WTF are you doing?!? Are there any good refs remaining?

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all from MMA referees, they shock you once again. It really does make you ask yourself if there are any good ones remaining in the sport. Off of the top of my head, I can think of about 5. After that, it’s just a bevy of incompetence and a wildly ridiculous lack of knowledge.

So, here’s the latest and greatest referee gaffe. While the competitor is getting armbarred she decides to forgo technique and use raw power to combat it. Channeling her inner Rampage Jackson on Ricardo Arona, she lifts her opponent with the intent to slam.

This is where the ref comes in and for no reason that is obvious to me, holds her like a bouquet of flowers.

UFC on FOX: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 weigh-in results and faceoff from Wisc

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The early weigh-ins for UFC on FOX: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 from Milwaukee, Wisc, have been completed. They were met without incident except for one. Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee has been cancelled, due to Clark being unfit to compete.

FOX Main Card

Kevin Lee (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156)
Edson Barboza (156) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
Rob Font (136) vs. Sergio Pettis (135)
Jim Miller (155) vs. Charles Oliveira (152)

FS1 Prelims

Dwight Grant (169) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
Jessica-Rose Clark** vs. Andrea Lee
Bobby Green (155) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Jared Gordon (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (155)
Jack Hermansson (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (186)
Jordan Griffin (146) vs. Dan Ige (146)

UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Adam Milstead (204) vs. Mike Rodriguez (203.5)
Zak Cummings (185) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Juan Adams (266) vs. Chris De La Rocha (253)

**Clark ruled unfit to compete by UFC doctors. Fight cancelled.

“I ain’t afraid to wrestle with no man” – Kevin Lee on Khabib

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UFC lightweights are out there and are legitimately afraid of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Why shouldn’t they be? The dude is terrifying. However, it’s mainly the wrestling of Khabib that strikes fear in the hearts of the division. UFC lightweight, Kevin Lee, says that Khabib has nothing that he hasn’t seen before and he sees holes in Khabib’s game.

However, everyone says that about Khabib until they are in the cage with him getting mauled like a bear on a bunny. Lee needs to not be thinking too far ahead, as he’s facing Al Iaquinta this weekend. Al already beat Lee in 2014 so Lee has an uphill battle from the get-go. The last thing he should be talking about is what’s next.

UFC vs Golden Boy MMA? Bring it on! – Oscar De La Hoya

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How would Golden Boy MMA do against the UFC? Golden Boy CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, says, “Bring it on!”. While the clear winner in talent and top tier fighters certainly belongs to the UFC, De La Hoya insists that Golden Boy is paying fighters what they deserve. That pay, he feels, will drive more fighters to his promotion.

The almighty dollar is no joke when it comes to fighter career decisions. As time goes on in a fight career, fighters lose the ‘I’ll fight for free’ mentality and start thinking about getting paid what they are worth. Oscar De La Hoya looks to be tapping into that market and welcoming fighters with open arms and treating them the way he feels they should be treated.

It may sound crazy but this is the stuff that Conor McGregor has been talking about for years.

Master Ken at Santa Fe Comic Con. Smashing groins and calling BS!

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Master Ken has provided us with years of entertainment through his tutorials. He made his way to the Santa Fe Comic Con with his pal, Todd, and did what he does. He showed that everyone’s martial art discipline is bullshit and that he is the best at what he does; Insult people and re-stomp the groin.

Master Ken (and Todd) ran into former WWE wrestler-turned-actor, Nathan Jones, as well as a slew of other people. Master Ken showed everyone that they are beneath him and he put his martial arts prowess on display.

After embarrassing Jones, Master Ken (and Todd) met with former Power Ranger, David Yost. Yost showed some of his moves and realistically, none of them really impressed Master Ken. Ken did take it easy on Yost, but alas, Todd wound up on the floor after receiving a nut-shot from the Blue Ranger’s helmet.

I can’t wait for next week’s show when the GOAT, Erik Estrada, will be on.

Oh my God, Ronda is stupid famous. Way bigger WWE star than UFC star

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We talk about it all of the time on MikeSwick.com. Ronda Rousey does the biggest numbers of anyone on the WWE roster. Ronda gives an inside look to her life on the road and to say she’s famous would be an understatement. She is a friggin superstar of epic proportions.

When fighting in the UFC, Ronda was already a mega-star. After her run there, she began doing movies and television spots. She seamlessly transitioned into a WWE superstar and she couldn’t be more popular.

Ronda now has entire arenas chanting ‘Ronda Rousey’ and people of all ages wearing her merchandise. It’s mind-blowing how awesome she’s doing but it’s totally deserved. I especially love that she rolls down the window of her car to high-five and interact with her fans.

Rousey absolutely loves her job and her life. Who wouldn’t?