Justin Gaethje Guarantees James Vick Will Be “Humbled Turd” at UFC Lincoln

As we embark on fight week for UFC Lincoln, it is time to put up or shut up for the combatants in the main event of the evening, James Vick and Justin Gaethje. But most of the talking has been done by James Vick, and Justin Gaethje is eager to put up a…

As we embark on fight week for UFC Lincoln, it is time to put up or shut up for the combatants in the main event of the evening, James Vick and Justin Gaethje. But most of the talking has been done by James Vick, and Justin Gaethje is eager to put up and also do […]

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10 Biggest Post-Fight Meltdowns In MMA History

Check out the 10 biggest post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

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From the very beginning, there has been a fair share of post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

Whether it was MMA’s original bad boy, Tito Ortiz, nearly inciting a riot with the Lions Den after his victory of Guy Metzger or Ronda Rousey going AWOL after losing the women’s bantamweight title, post-fight freakouts are must-watch TV.

The term meltdown or even freakout is a bit subjective. So for the purpose of this list, we will define meltdown as ‘a sudden loss of control over one’s feeling or behavior.’

So with that in mind, we scoured the combat sports landscape to bring you 10 of the biggest post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

The list starts here, enjoy.

Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier

Before Daniel Cormier became the undisputed “baddest man on the planet” by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 and thus becoming the first man ever to hold both the light heavyweight title and the heavyweight strap at the same time, he was one of the internet’s hottest memes.

Cormier met his longtime rival Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at July 2017’s UFC 214 from Anaheim, California. Although “DC” faired well in the early going of the five-round fight, Jones was the better man on that night. He knocked Cormier out with a third-round head kick to regain the title before testing positive for ********.

Sadly, the image of a grown man in tears is what most people remember from UFC 214.

The crying face Cormier meme quickly became the web’s newest way to express one’s unpleasantries, joining the famous crying Michael Jordan meme in the process.

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Khabib: McGregor ‘has only one chance, a lucky punch’

“He has only one chance. A lucky punch. He has only a left-hand. That’s it.” Conor McGregor might be the No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the most feared knockout artist in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, …

“He has only one chance. A lucky punch. He has only a left-hand. That’s it.”

Conor McGregor might be the No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the most feared knockout artist in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, but Khabib Nurmagomedov believes the Irishman’s only chance in their upcoming title bout at UFC 229 is to land a ‘lucky punch’.

The undefeated Dagestani dismissed McGregor’s chances of winning in a recent UFC video promo. Check it out below.

After promoting his lightweight title defense vs. McGregor as ‘the biggest fight in UFC history’, Khabib said it is his dream to ‘smash’ ‘The Notorious’ and make him quit.

“My dream is to smash this guy,” Nurmagomedov continued. “My dream is to make this guy chicken inside the cage.”

Nurmagomedov has broken many of his opponents inside the cage with his overwhelming grappling and ground and pound, and was even heard telling former lightweight contender Michael Johnson to quit while pummeling him against the fence.

McGregor, however, is a different kettle of fish. While the former lightweight and featherweight champion has struggled with grapplers in the past, losing to Nate Diaz via submission at UFC 196, the SBG Ireland product has a striking arsenal unlike anything Khabib has ever seen before. McGregor’s precision, timing, and footwork could pose all kinds of problems for Nurmagomedov as the current champ looks to advance and secure the takedown.

All questions will be answered at UFC 229, which takes place on October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Cory Sandhagen on Iuri Alcantara: “I Think I’m Going to Pick Him Apart”

Cory Sandhagen will be facing off against Iuri Alcantara this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 135 (UFC Lincoln), and it will be his second appearance in the Octagon following a successful debut victory over Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox 27. When it comes to …

Cory Sandhagen will be facing off against Iuri Alcantara this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 135 (UFC Lincoln), and it will be his second appearance in the Octagon following a successful debut victory over Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox 27. When it comes to experience gaps, you won’t find much wider than this fight, […]

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Cory Sandhagen on Iuri Alcantara: “I Think I’m Going to Pick Him Apart”

Cory Sandhagen will be facing off against Iuri Alcantara this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 135 (UFC Lincoln), and it will be his second appearance in the Octagon following a successful debut victory over Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox 27. When it comes to …

Cory Sandhagen will be facing off against Iuri Alcantara this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 135 (UFC Lincoln), and it will be his second appearance in the Octagon following a successful debut victory over Austin Arnett at UFC on Fox 27. When it comes to experience gaps, you won’t find much wider than this fight, […]

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Gaethje: ‘I Learned My Lesson’ Against Alvarez And Poirier

On the verge of a three fight losing streak, Justin Gaethje is promising changes leading up to his fight with James Vick in Nebraska later this month. We all love Justin Gaethje. That’s a given since the former WSOF champ arrived in the UF…

On the verge of a three fight losing streak, Justin Gaethje is promising changes leading up to his fight with James Vick in Nebraska later this month.

We all love Justin Gaethje. That’s a given since the former WSOF champ arrived in the UFC with a perfect 17-0 record and beat the brakes off Michael Johnson in a thrilling back and forth FOTY contender. But since then he’s gone 0-2 with knockout losses to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. What’s frustrating to fans is that he was well on the way to winning both fights when his opponents turned things around and managed to starch him.

Once being touted as a potential superfight opponent for Conor McGregor, Gaethje now finds himself in the middle of the pack and at risk of being relegated to Stephens, Cowboy, or even worse: Guillard status. Now in a wide ranging interview with FloCombat, he says he’s identified the problem and is making changes to address it leading up to his UFC Fight Night 135 fight with James Vick on August 25th.

”Really, what I’ve been focused on is not becoming too complacent and not having too much fun out there,” Gaethje told FloCombat. “Right before that knee [against Alvarez], I landed some huge uppercuts and I got too relaxed. In my mind, he was going away and you cannot do that at this level, especially against guys like Eddie Alvarez. Same thing happened with Dustin [Poirier]. I should have learned my lesson, but I get in there and I get too comfortable.

”I need to go in there and I need to be scared at all times. I need to understand that it can happen with one shot and that one shot can happen at any time, especially when I’m fighting guys in the top 10 of the UFC. So just staying focused, staying vigilant in my positions has really been my focus in this camp.”

”It’s disappointing more than anything,” Gaethje said about the criticism he receives. “As much as I want to say I do it for the fans, I don’t do it for the fans, I do it for myself. I do it for my family. This is just the person that I am. I couldn’t change the way I fight if I wanted to. I can be more vigilant about staying in better positions at all times. I cannot become comfortable and I can’t have fun.

”It needs to be a job to me. It can’t be a complete pleasure for me. I’ve got to go in there and I’ve got to make it a job.”

There’s definitely a wide middle ground between swang and bang madness and complete technical restraint, one that we hope Gaethje can find a new place to live as his UFC competition continues.

James Vick made headlines when he called Justin “the Homer Simpson of MMA,” and while that’s obvious hyperbole there’s enough truth in that assessment to sting a little. And while we have our doubts Vick will be able to do what Alvarez and Poirier managed, there’s limits to how far a Homer can go, and we want to see Gaethje in his rightful place at the top of the sport.