Highlights! ‘Pooh Bear’ Smokes Sato With Massive Head Kick KO

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Bryan Battle pushed his Octagon record to 3-0 with a monstrous head kick knockout finish over Takashi Sato earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at UFC Vegas 59 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from insid…


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Bryan Battle pushed his Octagon record to 3-0 with a monstrous head kick knockout finish over Takashi Sato earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at UFC Vegas 59 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The two welterweights went back-and-forth for a few moments before Battle launched a high right kick that caught Sato directly on the neck and head. Sato tumbled to the canvas and “Pooh Bear” moved in for some insurance shots before the referee pushed him off for the stoppage.

Check out the final moments above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.

Battle, who won The Ultimate Fighter Season 28, is now 3-0 as a member of the UFC roster with two of those victories being finishes. The 27-year-old is looking better each time he steps inside of the Octagon, but there’s still work to be done. Battle barely broke a sweat in this fight so he’s likely to make another UFC appearance by the end of the year.

For complete UFC Vegas 59 results and coverage click here.

Highlights! Massive Upset At East Vs. West 4 Arm Wrestling Event

Kydirgaly Ongarbayev pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent arm wrestling history earlier today (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at East vs. West 4 live on Coresports from Istanbul, Turkey, when the Kazakhstan athlete defeated legen…



Kydirgaly Ongarbayev pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent arm wrestling history earlier today (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at East vs. West 4 live on Coresports from Istanbul, Turkey, when the Kazakhstan athlete defeated legendary American arm wrestler John Brzenk in the main event.

Brzenk took an early lead 1-0 lead with the straps coming out in the opening round. Ongarbayev fought for position in the second and ended up getting the point to even the score. Ongarbayev committed an elbow foul in Round 3, but rebounded to grab yet another point on the American. A final pin by Ongarbayev in the fourth round allowed him to collect the 3-1 main event victory.

Check out the full match video highlights below:

Brzenk had won East Vs. West 3 this past May and is widely considered one of the best in the history of the sport so knocking him off is a massive feather in the cap of Ongarbayev. It’s undoubtedly the biggest victory of the 27-year-old’s arm wrestling career and an indicator that the 58-year-old Brzenk could finally be on his way out.

Video! Rahman Jr. Drops Jake Paul Sparring Session

Video footage has leaked of a sparring session between Hasim Rahman Jr. and Jake Paul, revealing some interesting takeaways from the professional boxer and social media star.
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Video footage has leaked of a sparring session between Hasim Rahman Jr. and Jake Paul, revealing some interesting takeaways from the professional boxer and social media star.

Paul has been doing his best to prove that he’s a legitimate boxer over the past few years. The competition he has faced inside of the ring has left fight fans wanting more to see if “Problem Child” really is a problem for some high-ranked boxers. That’s why Paul’s previously scheduled tilt with former training partner, Hasim Rahman Jr., this weekend at Madison Square Garden was so important.

Unfortunately, the bout was canceled last weekend after Paul’s team cited weight issues with Rahman Jr., the son of a former heavyweight world champion. Rahman Jr. has pleaded his case over the past few days stating that his weight wasn’t going to be a problem. That has led a long list of combat enthusiasts believing that Paul wasn’t able to sell enough tickets for his main event scrap at MSG. Arena officials may have tried to throw water on that fire, but the verdict is still out.

Now, it appears Rahman Jr. is doing what he can to salvage his name and put Paul on blast. His latest effort was releasing an old sparring session on social media Saturday afternoon. The video footage is a little less than two minutes long, but it gives fight fans enough insight into how things went between Paul and Rahman Jr. As expected, Rahman Jr. landed some crisp shots on the social media influencer and he may have even been taking it easy. They were more like pop shots, but Paul was out of position for most of them.

Check out the video above courtesy of Rahman Jr. The professional boxer also issued a statement along with the sparring footage.

“This boy puts out what he wants to put out, but he ‘beat my ass’ in sparring. I told y’all I had the training wheels on with this goofy. The first opportunity he had to run from this fight he took it! Now he’s running to fight @ksi this boy never wanted no smoke.”

Early Saturday, it was announced that social media influencer KSI needed a new opponent for his Aug. 27 boxing match after his previous opponent, Alex Wassabi, suffered a concussion. Paul offered to step in on short notice, but it is unknown at this time if the two will come to an agreement.

As for Rahman Jr., he may have missed his chance to earn a big payday and the opportunity to end this Paul-a-palooza once and for all. At least he has the video proof that he was the better boxer in sparring.

Musk Drug Tested For A Year After Rogan Smoke Session

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Elon Musk had to endure one year of federal drug testing after smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
Musk, who is the richest man in the world and one of the most influentia…


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Elon Musk had to endure one year of federal drug testing after smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Musk, who is the richest man in the world and one of the most influential personas around, appeared on Rogan’s infamous podcast back in 2018. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX opened up for an intimate interview with Rogan like most guests do. Musk and Rogan talked about a variety of topics before UFC’s color commentator introduced a little weed to the situation. Most speculate this was the first time Musk every tried the devil’s lettuce.

Following his appearance on Rogan’s podcast, Tesla’s stock plunged around 9 percent after investors and stockholders witnessed Musk’s smoke session with Rogan. It cost the company billions.

Earlier this week, Musk made an appearance on the “Full Send” podcast and revealed to the Nelk Boys that his smoking adventures on Rogan’s podcast also led to a year of federal drug testing.

“I did get a lot of backlash, because it’s still federally illegal,” said Musk.

According to the billionaire investor, the government drug tested him for just about everything due to the federal contracts tied to SpaceX. It was simply bad optics and Musk had to atone for his blunt-smoking ways.

“SpaceX has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like, ‘Why aren’t you doing anything? Look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast’,” Musk said.

“They drug tested me for everything.”

Musk, who is currently worth more than $260 billion, has recovered nicely from the incident. However, it just goes to show how a few moments on Rogan’s podcast could land even the wealthiest man in the world in hot water. With 11 million listeners per episode, Rogan’s Spotify podcast has that type of reach.

Tyson Praises White For Refusing To Promote Hulu Series

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Mike Tyson has offered his praise for Dana White after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president reportedly turned down millions to promote the upcomi…


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Mike Tyson has offered his praise for Dana White after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president reportedly turned down millions to promote the upcoming Hulu series Mike.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Mike it’s certainly worth a watch (see HERE). The limited series is coming to Hulu on Aug. 25 and will tell the story of Tyson’s life from his childhood to his infamous boxing career. Tyson has made it known that he’s not happy with the way his life is being portrayed in the series by calling it a “tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of my life story,” per Entertainment Weekly.

Unfortunately, “Iron Mike” doesn’t own his life rights anymore and is unable to have a say at this point in time.

“We actually couldn’t talk to him because his life rights were already taken, so that was never on the table. I would hope that if he watches it that he would change his opinion,” executive producer Steven Rogers told reporters earlier this week. ”For me, as a writer, as a storyteller, I don’t really like to be reliant on just one source. I really like to do the research and get all these different opinions and then put a story around all of that. I don’t like to be beholden to just one person.”

Tyson offered another comment through his rep after learning about Rogers’ take on the entire ordeal. Let’s just say the former heavyweight champion was not happy.

“They say this story is an exploration of a Black man,” said Tyson. “It’s more like an exploitation of a Black man. Hulu thinks their tracks are covered by hiring Black sacrificial lambs to play the part as front men for their backdoor robbery is appalling. I will always remember this blatant disregard of my dignity.”

On Friday night, Tyson took to Instagram to reveal that White was offered millions to help promote the upcoming Mike series. According to Tyson, the UFC president turned down the offer in support of their friendship.

“Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life,” wrote Tyson. “He turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity. I’ll never forget what he did for me just like I’ll never forget what Hulu stole from me.”

It’s not like White needs a few measly million at this point in time, but it’s nice to see him take friendship over finance. Tyson and White have been connected for quite some time so it makes sense for the UFC president to step up when he was needed.

Another UFC Vegas 59 Bout Bites The Dust

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A women’s flyweight bout between Ariane Lipski and Priscila Cachoeira has been scrapped from the main card later tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at UFC Vegas 59 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside …


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A women’s flyweight bout between Ariane Lipski and Priscila Cachoeira has been scrapped from the main card later tonight (Sat., Aug. 6, 2022) at UFC Vegas 59 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Per an initial report by Combate, Lipski was deemed medically unfit to make the walk tonight at UFC Vegas 59. This comes after the Brazilian fighter missed weight for the first time in her UFC career during Friday’s official weigh ins (results HERE). Lipski reportedly battled COVID-19 during her training camp for this fight and her team believes that prohibited her from successfully hitting weight. After Friday’s miss, Lipski did not feel well and was brought to the hospital for evaluation.

Lipski vs. Cachoeira has been rescheduled for next weekend’s Fight Night event in San Diego. It is the second UFC Vegas 59 fight to be pushed to next week in the past 24 hours. As a result of this cancelation a lightweight tilt between Terrance McKinney and Erick Gonzalez will be promoted to UFC Vegas 59’s main card.

Lipski, 28, was hoping to win her second-straight Octagon appearance after beating Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision last September. The former KSW women’s flyweight champion hasn’t quite lived up to her hype since entering UFC back in 2019. Lipski was hoping to build on her 3-4 UFC record, but she’ll have to wait one more weekend to do so.

As for Cachoeira, 33, she was coming off a Fight of the Night performance back in February when she defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision. Cachoeira has also produced a 3-4 record since her Octagon debut back in 2018 so she’ll be looking to make some noise in San Diego next weekend as well.

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