UFC on ESPN 1 Fallout – 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 the fallout from UFC on ESPN 1: N’Gannou vs Velasquez. Join your host Alexei Auld, author of “7 Secre…

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 the fallout from UFC on ESPN 1: N’Gannou vs Velasquez.

Join your host Alexei Auld, author of “7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators”, and his guests, the illustrious Kid Nate Wilcox, of Bloody Elbow and creator of The Let It Roll Podcast, and of course rounding out the team we have the infamous Eugene S. Robinson, from ozy.com 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. Walk us through your Heavyweight matchmaking plans, live and in public, if you will, in wake of last Sunday, the 17th of February’s, UFC on ESPN 1 main event. – 1:00 video, 1:18 audio

You’re the OOF-SEE on ESPN 1 Main Eventers. What should your next steps be in wake of your performances last Sunday night? – 10:03 video, 10:23 audio

REGULAR FEATURE: HEEL TURN – 16:40 video, 17:00 audio
REGULAR FEATURE: LOST BATTALION – 21:34 video, 21:55 audio

“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.”

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


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: Jussie Smollett Shenanigans and Shamima Angina. Join along while Alexei, Eugene and Nate discuss PR issues in the non-MMA world!

Let’s get to stepping!

Step into the shoes of Jussie Smollett. What PR steps do you need to make in wake of your racist and homophobic assault appearing to be an inside job, planned by you, live and in public, if you will? – 0:45 video, 25:05 audio

Step into the shoes of Theresa May. Should you allow nineteen year old Shamima Begum to come back home to the UK four years after willingly leaving it to be a bride for ISIS? – 8:49 video, 33:07 audio

REGULAR FEATURE: HEEL TURN – 18:32 video, 42:52 audio
REGULAR FEATURE: #MISTYAF – 26:23 video, 50:41 audio

“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.”

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


THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOLLOW US on Twitter: Eugene-@EugeneSRobinson, Alexei-@AlexeiAuld, Nate-@KidNate, 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, or listen to our audio broadcasts on Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, blubrry, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM – whichever one happens to be your listening platform of choice. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.

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! In Case You Wondered, Rousey Still Can’t Shadowbox

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Shadowboxing is an odd practice, and admittedly, not every fighter looks good doing it. Paulo Costa, to pull a random example, looks …

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

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Shadowboxing is an odd practice, and admittedly, not every fighter looks good doing it. Paulo Costa, to pull a random example, looks downright ridiculous in this amazing and underrated clip captioned ‘opening my way to sky brutally’. Former UFC bantamweight champion and current WWE star Ronda Rousey was able to score knockouts during her historic undefeated run in the UFC without ever developing the ability to look good punching the air.

Today being the two-year anniversary of Derrick Lewis’ infamous post-fight interview “Where’s Ronda Rousey’s fine ass at?”, I wanted to wish her well in her wrestling career, and I’m happy she is able to make money doing something she loves.

But she still can’t shadowbox.

And then, of course, there is this:


Insomnia

Jon Jones says, with the track record to prove it, that he would have gone after someone shoving him in the chest during a face-off. Still, he respects Anthony Joshua for his restraint.

I never thought about this possibility

Knight fight head kick??

Megan Anderson’s toe-in-the-eye victory win over Cat Zingano stands

Stephen Thompson appreciates quality video game content

Israel Adesanya gets props from Stone Cold Steve Austin

Is Al Iaquinta talking about unionizing… or going into real estate? Never can tell with him.

Accurate depiction of Cain Velasquez training


Random Land

This was cleverly done

Whoops

Thinking of booking this guy for my wedding

Tasmanian devil pups are just cute

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

Ev Ting Trades in Automotive Career for Mixed Martial Arts

ONE Athlete and lightweight contender Ev “E.T” Ting has plenty of tools at his disposal inside the ring. But as it turns out, the New Zealander of Malaysian heritage has just as many outside it. The 29-year-old had a passion for all things automotive and was once a promising mechanic with dreams of working with […]

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ONE Athlete and lightweight contender Ev “E.T” Ting has plenty of tools at his disposal inside the ring. But as it turns out, the New Zealander of Malaysian heritage has just as many outside it.

The 29-year-old had a passion for all things automotive and was once a promising mechanic with dreams of working with some of the globe’s most renowned manufacturers.

After earning his official qualification, Ting enjoyed stints with American car-makers Dodge and French powerhouse Peugeot before linking up with Porsche.

He had his sights set on a winning a highly-sought after apprenticeship with the famous German manufacturer until he had his hopes dashed by a classic case of nepotism.

“I went through two interviews and I was super close to getting it, and I’d already been working there for six months,” Ting recalls.

“Then I found out that they had given it to one of the bosses’ sons who didn’t even have an interview or any certifications.”

Ultimately, it became turning point in Ting’s life, one which steered him in the immediate direction of a lifelong commitment to martial arts.

“That was one of those moments where I thought – this isn’t for me. I’m going to do something where I can work and earn credit myself. At that time I was following MMA a bit, so it made sense,” Ting recalled.

That led to Ting heading along to Auckland MMA, where he first crossed paths with Hamish Robertson – his mentor and head trainer to this day.

“I showed up and told coach Hamish that I really wanted to give this a shot, I wanted to make this a career. He put me through a fundamental program then developed me through this journey. He’s definitely been a big guidance through my career,” said Ting.

Ten years later, the Kiwi has worked his way to the upper echelon of ONE Championship’s talent-laden lightweight roster and is one of eight athletes involved in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix tournament, all vying for supremacy in Japan this March.

Ting will get formalities underway with his bout against rising star, Dagestani Saygid “Dagi” Arslanaliev at ONE: Call to Greatness in Singapore on February 22.

Arslanaliev is fresh off an impressive win over the dangerous Timofey Nastyukhin, but Ting believes he has the edge in experience.

“I’ve been training hard and I feel like I have more ring time and cage time – hopefully I can drag him into the deep waters,” Ting concluded.

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Watch: Drake hits the pads in boxing training

Drake brushes up on his boxing combinations. It is time to get Conor McGregor or Max Holloway to stand in Drake’s corner.
Drake is always upping his street cred, from his days as a wheelchair bound high school student on Degrassi to his r…

Drake brushes up on his boxing combinations.

It is time to get Conor McGregor or Max Holloway to stand in Drake’s corner.

Drake is always upping his street cred, from his days as a wheelchair bound high school student on Degrassi to his rise as one of modern hip-hops premiere stars. Now, it seems Drizzy is brushing up on his boxing combinations to compliment his braggadocios lyrics.

Professional boxer and trainer Hino Ehikhamenor posted two videos of Drake hitting the pads. The “God’s Plan” rapper’s technique is not half bad either. He hits the mitts with power and turns his hips into the cross; however, he might want to keep that $120 million chin down.

The Toronto-native is a big combat sports fan. He hyped up Floyd Maywhether and McGregor’s World tour stop in Toronto and wore the Irish flag at the UFC 229 weigh-ins. Drake also cheered on Holloway at UFC 231 and alludes to the UFC featherweight champion in “8 Out of 10” from his Grammy nominated double album Scorpion.

Drizzy already has a number of people he could throw down with in the Octagon. There is his wildly popular beef with fellow rapper Kanye West. Then there is Eryk Anders, who once called Drake the “ultimate bandwagon fan.” Perhaps Khabib Nurmagomedov would like smash the rapper for siding with McGregor. Or maybe, just maybe, Drake is staying fit and is content being one of the wealthiest hip-hop artists of all-time.

This all raises an interesting question: does the Drake curse exist if Drake is the one fighting?

Vicente Luque Talks ‘Throwing Strategy Out The Window’ In Phoenix

Vicente Luque talks throwing ‘strategy out the window’ in his epic war with Bryan Barberena last Sunday (Feb. 17, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 1. It was one of the more memorable fights in some time. Both Luque and Barberena left it all in the Octagon on Sunday night. After a “Fight Of The Night” […]

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Vicente Luque talks throwing ‘strategy out the window’ in his epic war with Bryan Barberena last Sunday (Feb. 17, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 1.

It was one of the more memorable fights in some time. Both Luque and Barberena left it all in the Octagon on Sunday night. After a “Fight Of The Night” performance like that, you would think everyone in “The Silent Assassins” camp would be stoked.

Well, almost everyone, as Luque explained, because his fiancee was none too pleased that he decided to stop Barberena’s punches with his head just a few weeks before their wedding day.

“I’ve got to ice my face up to look good,” Luque told reporters after the fight (via MMAjunkie). “She’s going to be – she is mad at me. She talked to me right there, she said, ‘What’s going on? What fight was that,”” he explained. “This is MMA. Sometimes you go in there and you get the quick finish. Sometimes it doesn’t happen.”

Both men earned an extra 50K for their efforts on Sunday night. Perhaps Luque can splurge a bit extra on his fiancee during their honeymoon to make up for his facial imperfections.

Luque went on to explain that he had a gameplan for Barberena. But as the Mike Tyson saying goes, everyone has a plan until they get hit in the face.

“I knew he was a tough guy,” Luque said. “Obviously when we’re in there, and we hit him with the best shot we have and the guy keeps moving, we don’t expect that, but I knew he was a tough guy and he was going to bring the fight,” he added.

“Once he knocked me down the first time, I said, ‘Hey, I’m going to fight this guy.’ I threw strategy out the window and said, I’m going to fight him,’ and give a show to everybody and show that I’ve got heart and that I’ve got what it takes to be one of the best over here in this division.”

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Cat Zingano Loses Appeal of UFC 232 Loss to Megan Anderson

More bad news has been handed down to “Alpha” Cat Zingano, as the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has upheld Megan Anderson’s victory over her from UFC 232 last December. Cat Zingano appealed the TKO loss due to Megan Anderson’s toe going d…

More bad news has been handed down to “Alpha” Cat Zingano, as the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has upheld Megan Anderson’s victory over her from UFC 232 last December. Cat Zingano appealed the TKO loss due to Megan Anderson’s toe going directly into her eye, a freak accident that Zingano equated to an eye […]

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