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Tony Ferguson spoke with TMZ and said Kevin Lee’s staph infection didn’t deter him in the slightest during UFC 216’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event this past weekend (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In fact, he saw it as a target.

“I wasn’t sure what it was — something protruding from his chest. I was like, ‘Well sh*t, just aim for that sh*t.'”

Don’t get it twisted — he did think it was disgusting. So much so that his trainer bought him anti-bacterial soap afterward and he has taken “like 50 showers” since then. He just wasn’t about to let anything deter him from taking home his UFC interim lightweight title.

He did say to take this as a lesson: Clean your mats, gym owners.

Infection … I mean, Insomnia

Did you hear the news about the U.S. soccer team failing to qualify for the World Cup?

Mark Hunt isn’t happy about being pulled from his upcoming UFC fight and has words for Dana White. A lot of words, many of them the four-letter variety.

An excerpt from his last post:

. “I’m disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago. And spent 100,000 on camp. The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn. The interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink I’m fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total bullshit fuck you Dana, you’ve always hated me you dog”

There are two ways to look at this: one is that fighters should have more protection from their fights being cancelled. The other is that Mark Hunt wrote this piece prior to being pulled from the bout; the headline “If I die fighting, that’s fine” isn’t going to fly with any sports commission paying attention.

On that topic, Rico Verhoeven vs. Bigfoot Silva should never be happening.

At least Cormier recognizes when he’s met his match

There is nothing new under the sun; Eddie Bravo points out that Demetrious Johnson’s amazing suplex-armbar looks very similar to this old Gracie instructional.

Tony Ferguson is out here mixing it up with EVERYONE on Twitter. He made fun of Daniel Cormier, pointed out that he already weighs over 200 pounds just two days after fighting at 155, and then said he would beat Tyron Woodley in the 40-year dash. That was after he tweeted at Pauli Malignaggi. It has been a full weekend for “El Cucuy”.

I have to be honest… I’m taking Woodley in the 40-yard dash.

This is great TV

I just finished the third “Berserker” anime movie on Netflix but this is still the most disturbing thing I saw all day.

Yoga in the park with the elderly”- was that the line?

@angelinagervasi @nick_diaz_academy #yoga #nickdiazacademy

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Will Brooks is saying he DID get paid by the UFC. My point yesterday remains that the UFC is not contractually obligated to do that.

Slips, Rips, KO Clips

What a headkick

Watch the dumbest guy on the Internet get knocked out

Impressive debut from Heather Hardy

Old school boxing

I love this combination

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Ferguson makes the case for the McGregor fight.

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