UFC on ESPN+1 Fallout, Conor vs Cowboy – IF I DID IT

Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond. This week we discuss UFC on ESPN+1 fallout & Conor vs Cowboy. Welcome to IF I DID IT, where we analyze and solve PR ke…

Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond. This week we discuss UFC on ESPN+1 fallout & Conor vs Cowboy.

Welcome to IF I DID IT, where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond.

Join your host Alexei Auld, author of “7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators”, and his guests, the phenomenol John S. Nash, of Bloody Elbow’s Show Money Podcast, and of course rounding out the team we have the notorious Eugene S. Robinson, from ozy.com, The OZY CONFIDENTIAL PODCAST, and author of “Fight, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You Would Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”; Collectively, your MMA Puncholes.

This week The Puncholes feature…

You’re the OOF-SEE. How will you handle Henry Cejudo defeating your hired Flyweight division assassin TJ Dillashaw and ruining your destruction of the Flyweight division, live and in public, if you will? – 0:43 video, audio

You’re Conor McGregor. Of all potential opponents, are you really picking Donald Cerrone for your next fight and why? – 14:10 video, audio

REGULAR FEATURE: LEGION OF DOOM – 20:19 video, audio
REGULAR FEATURE: LOST BATTALION – 22:23 video, audio

*timestamps reflect times on both the VIDEO & AUDIO podcasts.

“We’ll be back next week with another installment of If I Did It and we don’t know what we’ll be talking about yet because the PR mistakes have yet to be made.”


Welcome to another episode of IF THE SHOES FIT; a show where we solve salacious situations by stepping into the shoes of the shaken…the chagrined…the kerfuffed! This week: Neo Troll, Kamala’s a Cop, and CNN Fake News. Join along while Alexei, Eugene and John to discuss PR issues in the non-MMA world!

Now let’s get to stepping!

Step into the shoes of Erykah Badu. You’ve been cancelled after offering a prayer for R. Kelly instead if his victim,, live and in public, if you will. Given your love for Bill Cosby and sympathy for Hitler, should you just embrace your brand transition from Nei-Soul to Neo-Troll? – 0:45 video, audio

Step into the shoes of Kamala Harris. Your position as a “Progressive Prosecutor” in your book The Truths We Hold is under attack given multiple questionable positions you took as Attorney General. What PR campaign do you need to take to reconcile your last with your presentation? – 7:37 video, audio

Step into the shoes of CNN. Is your recent pandering to right-wing Fake News a ratings ploy? – 20:02 video, audio

REGULAR FEATURE: LEGION OF DOOM – 33:09 video, audio
REGULAR FEATURE: #MISTYAF – 34:54 video, audio

*timestamps reflect times on both the VIDEO & AUDIO podcasts.

“Until next week, no matter how tight, loose, or uncomfortable, remember these words: on this show, the shoes always fit, so we can never acquit.”


THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOLLOW US on Twitter: Eugene-@EugeneSRobinson, Alexei-@AlexeiAuld, John-@heynottheface, and visit the Puncholes Facebook page as well, for all the latest shows involving your favorite hosts.

You can watch If I Did It and If the Shoes Fit at their own YouTube home LIVE AND IN PUBLIC, IF YOU WILL! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, GIVE US A THUMBS UP and leave comments at If The Shoes Fit on YouTube, iTunes and SoundCloud, visit us here on Bloody Elbow, buy 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration, buy OXBOW’S THIN BLACK DUKE and Bunuel’s Easy Way Out wherever fine music is sold, and listen to the LET IT ROLL PODCAST, and check out our If the Shoes Fit Patreon page.

*intro/outro music on the SoundCloud production of If I Did It/If the Shoes Fit was provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson.

The MMA Puncholes, Nate Wilcox, Alexei Auld, Eugene Robinson, John Nash, Stephie Haynes
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The MMA Puncholes, Nate Wilcox, Alexei Auld, Eugene Robinson, John Nash, Stephie Haynes

Midnight Mania! Nikki Bella is Flirting With Henry Cejudo (Yes It’s Cringe)

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight Welcome to Midnight Mania!
I really have nothing to add to the following, except that I’m angry at this whole sport and another entire sports-entertainment ind…

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

I really have nothing to add to the following, except that I’m angry at this whole sport and another entire sports-entertainment industry I don’t even cover for making me watch it.

The backstory here is that Henry Cejudo went on Ariel Helwani’s show and admitted he had a huge crush on Nikki Bella. For some reason she responded to Henry Cejudo… favorably… Always shoot your shot, I guess. You never know. That has to be the lesson here, right? Other than maybe don’t flirt online like this where other people might see it. Please. Please.

I can’t decide which is worse, her video or his response. He’s even worse at ripping off the Rock than he is at… whatever this was. I also can’t tell if Bella is serious, or just doing this for clicks. Otherwise, why make a public video? Why subject us to this? This kind of flirting might work in the DMs… but not when all of us can see it, unless of course, that’s the point.

This is Cejudo and Nikki Bella; this is what they are putting us through, and the rest of us are the guy at the end.


Insomnia

Sometimes an athlete in combat sports pulls off something so spectacular that you have to watch it a few times to really take it in. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) was invented for.

Tommy Toehold strikes again, with Laura Sanko doing her best Joanne Calderwood impression

I humbly submit that we can have both USADA and Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa

This guy held two fully grown men like it was nothing. I’m the last person to have pro wrestling opinions, but since I’m on a Sumo kick, why don’t we see more Sumo or ex-Sumo guys in pro wrestling?

Good point by Micheal Chiesa. “Donkey” was used by the creator, Miyamoto, to convey stubbornness; it was laughed at but the name stuck.

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This one got me good ??

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Accurate.

This isn’t conclusive by any means, but it could be concerning for combat athletes.

Dustin Poirier is one of the hardest workers in MMA

Leslie Smith’s got a point, and that didn’t happen overnight. It took decades of fighting for the players to get to this point. I doubt MMA will ever get there.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

I want to see more of this raised platform so we can get Sumo-MMA hybridization.

I love it when a beautiful knockout comes together

I love the bodyshot in combination like this

Sometimes the win is there for the asking

Kickboxing highlights from 2018 from Johny Hendricks’ old coach:

Speaking of old highlights, this one’s a doozy

The full range of the genre

Who says yellow belts can’t beat black belts

The end of history

This looks almost like aikido. Also, ouch


Random Land

Consummate skill

I love to look at pictures of snow a lot more than I liked living in the cold.

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Goodnight Moon

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Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

Manager: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Rematch ‘Needs To Be Run Back’

T.J. Dillashaw’s manager believes the whole UFC Brooklyn situation is ‘unfortunate’ But he is adamant that the two champions need to run is back no matter the weight class. Tiki Ghosn, Dillashaw’s manager, doesn’t care whether the rematch takes place at flyweight or if it’s at bantamweight. Bottom line, he just wants the two to […]

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T.J. Dillashaw’s manager believes the whole UFC Brooklyn situation is ‘unfortunate’

But he is adamant that the two champions need to run is back no matter the weight class. Tiki Ghosn, Dillashaw’s manager, doesn’t care whether the rematch takes place at flyweight or if it’s at bantamweight. Bottom line, he just wants the two to run it back.

“I think it definitely needs to be run back,” Ghosn told MMAjunkie Radio this week. “It needs to be run back at whatever weight – it just needs to happen again.”

An Unfortunate Situation

Henry Cejudo stifled Dillashaw’s bid to become the UFC’s fourth “champ-champ” when he lit up the bantamweight champ with strikes in the first round of their main event title fight last weekend. While some fans don’t have a problem with the 32-second stoppage, others, including UFC President Dana White, think referee Kevin MacDonald was premature with his stoppage.

“The whole thing is unfortunate – it sucks – and that’s not to take anything away from Cejudo,” Ghosn said. “Being a fighter, I know what these guys go through. I know they’re both prepared and trained their asses off for it. And if it was the flipside, too, and it was the other way around, it would suck. The whole thing’s unfortunate.

“As a fighter, you want to go until you can’t possibly go anymore. If it was one of those situations where he was knocked out cold, laying on the floor, there wouldn’t be any controversy. The controversial part of this is that they were still in the scramble. Yes, T.J. was in bad position and he had an Olympic wrestler on top of him. But this is MMA and T.J. scrambled out of some bad situations like that. Like when he fought Cody (Garbrandt the first time). He came back and finished him.”

Save Flyweight?

While Ghosn is careful to not discredit Cejudo, he is quick to point out that any theories of Dillashaw’s weight cut affecting his chin are not true. He just believes Cejudo landed right on the button. As far as the rematch goes, Ghosn thinks 125 pounds makes the most sense, but at the end of the day, Cejudo is holding all the cards.

“Here’s the question, and here’s the challenge: If Henry wants to save the 125 division, then I think the rematch needs to happen at 125,” Ghosn said. “You could say (he already saved the division), except for the controversial stoppage.

“There are two ways to look at it: Did Henry Cejudo earn his chance to become a double champ? Yeah, I think he did. But it just comes down to what (Cejudo) wants to do moving forward. What are they going to do with the 125-pound division? That’s the catch.”

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Barboza Vs. Gaethje Headlines UFC Philadelphia

A hard-hitting Lightweight showdown is set to invade Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has officially booked a fight between Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje to headline UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30.
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A hard-hitting Lightweight showdown is set to invade Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has officially booked a fight between Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje to headline UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30.

Barboza recently snapped a two-fight skid after he dominated Dan Hooker from pillar to post before scoring a third round technical knockout at UFC on FOX 31 last December (see it). Currently ranked at No. 6, the Brazilian bomber has garnered the reputation as one of the most vicious and technical strikers in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), which is right up Justin’s alley.

Speaking of which, Gaethje also got back on the winning track in his last outing by knocking out James Vick in 87 seconds last August in Lincoln, Nebraska (see it again here). As expected, “Highlight” scored another $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check after making quick work of “The Texecutioner.”

Now, he will look to add to his already-impressive highight reel when he takes on a man who — like himself — prefers to stand-and-bang.

Also on the card, Michelle Waterson will face former women’s Strawweight title contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a pivotal 115-pound matchup.

Tyron Woodley’s Coach: Colby Covington Deserves UFC Title Shot

Tyron Woodley’s coach believes Colby Covington should’ve been next in line for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title. UFC 170-pound ruler Woodley will defend his gold against Kamaru Usman in the planned co-ma…

Tyron Woodley’s coach believes Colby Covington should’ve been next in line for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title. UFC 170-pound ruler Woodley will defend his gold against Kamaru Usman in the planned co-main event of UFC 235. The action is scheduled for March 2 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, […]

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Dana White & Henry Cejudo Have Two Very Different Takes On UFC Brooklyn Stoppage

UFC President Dana White and reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo have two very different takes on the ESPN+ 1 stoppage. Cejudo did more than just beat T.J. Dillashaw to retain his 125-pound strap in last weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 main event. He announced to the MMA universe that he is a legit pound-for-pound threat, […]

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UFC President Dana White and reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo have two very different takes on the ESPN+ 1 stoppage.

Cejudo did more than just beat T.J. Dillashaw to retain his 125-pound strap in last weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 main event. He announced to the MMA universe that he is a legit pound-for-pound threat, and he perhaps saved an entire division (at least for the time being).

His win, however, was not without controversy. Immediately after Cejudo KO’ed Dillashaw, the bantamweight king flew into protest mode over what he thought was clearly an early stoppage.

Uncle Dana’s Take

Dana White agreed with his bantamweight champion’s assessment.

“I thought it was an early stoppage, too. You’ve got two of the best guys in the world, two world champions in a super fight. Let them fight. Let them finish. I’m not taking anything away from Cejudo cause the fight went 20 seconds and Cejudo busted him up. I’m sure when you saw him sitting here, he looks like was in a three-round fight but Jesus Christ, let them fight. Horrible stoppage.”

As you might imagin, when Cejudo got his chance to speak at the post fighter press conference he didn’t see eye to eye with the boss.

“It was a great stoppage. I felt his body go limp. I went in at 146 pounds when I fought him, strong. Every blow that he took, he was eating some hammers. Personally, I thought it was a good stoppage because he was going to take another 10, 20 hits.

“Your body goes limp like that, you cut weight like that, thinking you’re going to go out there and take my belt from me, that’s not the way it works. I think it was a great stoppage. If I was to talk to that ref, you’re OK, we were both in there. We saw him go limp a few times. Watch it again. You’ll see it.”

We’ll never know if Dillashaw would have been able to weather the storm. We may find out, however, if he fares better in a rematch – either at flyweight or back up at bantamweight.

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