Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Calls Woodley ‘My N****’, Woodley Doesn’t Care

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So… Mike Perry is really excited to be able to say the N-word. He posted this tweet after going live with welterweight champion Tyr…

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So… Mike Perry is really excited to be able to say the N-word. He posted this tweet after going live with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Instagram. Perry, who says the N-word is in his vocabulary from growing up in Flint, Michigan, recently took a DNA test that found 2% sub-saharan African genetics. He says this gives him a pass to use the word.

Woodley, though? He doesn’t mind. He thinks it’s funny. He did take some time to explain the difference between a racially-motivated slur and Perry’s use of the word… it’s evident from the reference to the recent Kendrick Lamar concert that they don’t completely agree on the use of the word.

Woodley, who is from Ferguson, Missouri, has previously pointed out discrepancies in treatment from fans and the UFC due to his race.

It shouldn’t need to be said, but hundreds of years of an American racial caste system, only officially ended fifty years ago, is the reason the n-word is considered an extremely offensive racial slur. As a current resident of the American South, I can confirm that, contrary to what I naively believed growing up, plenty of white people still hold the same deeply racist views towards black people their parents held. And, of course, the socio-economic status of black people has never caught up to white people, who have a median net worth 10 times that of black families.

Perry, a professional fighter, is right that most people won’t do anything when he uses the word. That approach is not recommended for the average white person. Don’t try this at home, kids.


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UFC Liverpool Loses Main Card Bout

The injury bug simply couldn’t stay away from the UFC Fight Night 130 event — which is set to go down this Sunday May 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England.
According to MMA NYTT’s Jim Edwards, a bantamweight showdown between Manny Bermudez and…

The injury bug simply couldn’t stay away from the UFC Fight Night 130 event — which is set to go down this Sunday May 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

According to MMA NYTT’s Jim Edwards, a bantamweight showdown between Manny Bermudez and Davey Grant has been scrapped just three days away from fight night after Grant came down with a staph infection.

It’s the latest blow for Grant, who was ready to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon after over a year and a half way from action, as he was last seen losing to Damian Stasiak at UFC 204 in October of 2016.

As for Bermudez, he was looking to improve on his undefeated record (11-0, 1-0 UFC), though no word on if the promotion will look to find him a new foe on just three days notice.

UFC Fight Night 130 will be headlined by a Welterweight showdown that will see Darren till look to take out Stephen Thompson in front of his hometown crowd. To see who else is fighting at the Fox Sports 1-televised event click here.

Till Returns To Liverpool, Where He Was Stabbed Twice And Left For Dead

Maybe it was this guy? Who says you can’t go home again?
Local hero and undefeated welterweight up-and-comer Darren Till returns to Liverpool, England for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 130 headliner, held inside Echo Arena on Sun., May 27, …

Maybe it was this guy?

Who says you can’t go home again?

Local hero and undefeated welterweight up-and-comer Darren Till returns to Liverpool, England for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 130 headliner, held inside Echo Arena on Sun., May 27, 2018, on FOX Sports 1.

Fortunately, Till will have to fight just one man as opposed to 20, something that happened to the not-dumb cunt when he was a “fucking crazy” lad and looking to get his fight fix in the seedy night clubs of Liverpool.

“I was a troubled kid, hanging out with the wrong people, getting into trouble in Liverpool,” Till said. “Got into trouble in a nightclub, this guy comes up and just stabs me twice. I was in the hospital for like a week or two.”

Once he was released, his coach sent him to Brazil to train (sans distractions).

After racking up four wins in five appearances inside the Octagon (with one draw), Till (16-0-1) — who made headlines last fall for wrangling “Cowboy” Cerrone — earned his toughest test to date in the form of Thompson.

“Wonderboy” (14-2-1) was able to punch his way back into the win column with a unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217, following a pair of unsuccessful title attempts against reigning division champion Tyron Woodley.

We’re roughly 72 hours from fight night and at this point, we should forget about the weight cut and worry more about Till dying in a knife fight against a killing, fornicating Alpha Male like this guy.

With Werdum Out, Aleksei Oleinik vs. Mark Hunt Set For UFC Moscow

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Mark Hunt has reportedly been finalized for UFC Moscow after initial plans were derailed. The UFC had penciled in former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum to do battle with Oleinik on Sept. 15. “Vai Cavalo” was then h…

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Mark Hunt has reportedly been finalized for UFC Moscow after initial plans were derailed. The UFC had penciled in former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum to do battle with Oleinik on Sept. 15. “Vai Cavalo” was then hit with a flag by the U.S. Anti-Doping Policy (USADA). Due to Werdum’s provisional suspension, the […]

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Prazeres happy with 170 showing, but wants drop back to 155

Michel Prazeres still wishes to go back to the lightweight division, even after defeating Zak Cummings at welterweight. Michel Prazeres does not feel like sticking around at the welterweight division. Even though the Brazilian managed to s…

Michel Prazeres

Michel Prazeres still wishes to go back to the lightweight division, even after defeating Zak Cummings at welterweight.

Michel Prazeres does not feel like sticking around at the welterweight division. Even though the Brazilian managed to score a split decision win over a much larger opponent, Zak Cummings, ‘Trator’ would like to go back to the lightweight division despite having missed weight three times before.

Although Prazeres told Combate that he felt good during the fight and didn’t have much of a hard time with his size and reach disadvantage against Cummings, he still wishes to go back to the lighter division and expects a response from the UFC in the next few days.

“I liked the fight. My opponent will always have a bigger reach. Even at lightweight, I was always smaller than everyone else. So the reach didn’t really get to me, I’m used to that. I think I fought a good fight, but I’ll try to return to lightweight. I didn’t feel anything different at welterweight, I just want go back to my winning streak at lightweight. My manager talked with the UFC and they’ll give me an answer this week. Welterweight is too convoluted.”

Before facing Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 129, Michel Prazeres (25-2) was on six-fight winning streak at lightweight. During that run, Trator defeated the likes Desmond Green, Josh Burkman and Gilbert Burns, among others. The Brazilian also had his UFC debut at welterweight, in a fight he lost to Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision.

Stephen Thompson Says He’s On A Different Level Than Darren Till

It appears as if Stephen Thompson has something to prove:

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No. 1-ranked UFC welterweight contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, who’s challenged divisional champion Tyron Woodley twice to date, was hoping to receive a chance to fight for the interim 170-pound title, but he’ll instead be taking on 25-year-old rising star Darren Till in the main event of this Sunday’s (May 27, 2018) UFC Fight Night 130 from Till’s home of Liverpool, England.

And while some have questioned whether or not the fight made sense for Thompson given him and Till’s respective spots in the rankings, ‘Wonderboy’ recently said that he’ll be looking to prove why he’s ranked at the top:

“That’s what I’m out there to prove to the fans and everybody around the world. There are levels to this,” Thompson told Damon Martin of MMAWeekly. “I’m going to go out there and I’m going to do work. You’re going to see the level of that No. 1 and No. 8. UFC’s giving him a chance so I know he’s going to be coming prepared. Anybody in the UFC has a chance to knock you out. So I’m not going to take this guy lightly.

“I’m going to prove to everybody this is why I’m No. 1 and there are levels to this game.”

In terms of the fight itself, many are expecting a striking contest due to the fact that Thompson comes from a karate and kick boxing background and Till comes from a Muay Thai background, but ‘Wonderboy’ didn’t seem like he’d be surprised if Till attempted to wrestle him:

“I know that pretty much everybody I face is going to wind up wanting to take me down eventually,” he said. “I know in some of Till’s earlier fights, he has tried to take people down. I know he prefers to stand up, which is something I want to do.

“He wants to prove he’s the better striker than me and that puts a smile on my face. I hope that’s his plan.”

UFC Fight Night 130 will take place from the Echo Arena and be aired live on FOX Sports 1.

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