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How much longer can Warner Bros. pretend Superman isn’t in Justice League?

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Just show him already

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TheUnchosenOne
2 days ago
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Hopefully until release, like God intended (stop spoiling things in trailers)
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Bisping to GSP: ‘When you wrestle, that’s you trying to hide from fighting’

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Michael Bisping rips on Georges St-Pierre’s fighting style during the pre-fight presser in Toronto on Friday.

The heat is building between UFC 217 headliners Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre. After their pre-fight press conference in Toronto on Friday, the two men got into a verbal altercation backstage, showing a usually subdued St-Pierre being a lot more aggressive.

Their demeanor towards each other during the actual presser was a lot less intense, albeit still hostile. During one of the moments, Bisping took shots at St-Pierre’s fighting style.

“You’re going to waste all your energy trying to take me down,” Bisping said (via MMA Fighting). “See, when you wrestle, that’s you trying to hide from fighting. I don’t hide from fighting. And Georges is going to have to fight me.”

“You know, I tried watching his fights, I fall asleep all the time. I swear to God, I do. I sit there, I have a coffee, which is a stimulant to keep me awake and I still can’t do it. I fall asleep every time.”

St-Pierre did promise to “put everything he has” into scoring a finish over Bisping, especially since he is coming into the fight as the underdog with something to prove. But for the champion, he is not expecting anything he has not seen before, and is confident that he will end up scoring the knockout finish.

“Listen, here’s the thing. I don’t doubt you’ve been working on other things because that’s what we do as martial artists, but at the end of the day you can’t reinvent the wheel,” Bisping said. “The fundamentals are still the same, the same kicks, the same punches, the same submissions. What? Have you invented a new submission I’ve never seen before? A kick I’ve never seen? What exactly are you going to do?

“You’re going to jab, jab, double leg, bore everybody to sleep. I, on the other side, am going to try and knock you out.”

UFC 217 takes place on November 4th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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TheUnchosenOne
6 days ago
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I honestly don't think Michael Bisping actually understand what MMA is
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Kansas City mayor gives 1,000 Amazon products five stars in hopes of securing second headquarters

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Following the trend of desperate cities vying for Amazon to choose them as its second headquarters, Kansas City’s mayor bought 1,000 Amazon products today and reviewed them on the company’s website. But don’t worry, all the products are going to charity.

Amazon is asking cities to woo the company by October 19th with incentives like tax credits, relocation grants, fee reductions, and more in order to get chosen as the company’s second headquarters. Amazon’s main headquarters is Seattle, Washington, so that state is probably out of the running, but other major contenders include Dallas and New York.

Mayor Sly James is quite on trend, promoting his efforts on Facebook and Twitter, even branding his video as an “unboxing” video, like what...

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TheUnchosenOne
9 days ago
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Oh boy, this is extremely sad
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In lashing out at Jason Aldean, Dana White manages to screw up an otherwise perfect night

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UFC 216 was a night for healing and unity in the city of Las Vegas. But it was also a regular old UFC event, which means UFC President Dana White had to go and get mad at someone.

This time that someone turned out to be Jason Aldean, the country singer who was performing onstage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a mass shooting started Oct. 1 in Vegas.

As White told TMZ.com,  the UFC had tried to get Aldean to sing the national anthem at UFC 216 on Saturday night. With a reported 1,500 first responders in attendance at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas, as well as some of the victims of the shooting, UFC executives apparently thought it would be a nice step toward closure for Aldean to perform at the event.

Aldean turned down that offer, opting to appear on “Saturday Night Live” instead (via YouTube):

It threw White into one of his trademark rages.

“His image was more important then coming back to Vegas and playing for the people who are his fans and who got shot watching him play,” White told TMZ. “(Expletive) you, Jason Aldean. Stay out of Vegas.”

So much for unity. And so much for showing compassion to the people who lived through the worst mass shooting in modern American history, of which Aldean is certainly one. If you make White mad, I guess it doesn’t matter what you’ve been through. You’re just another scumbag.

The thing is, otherwise the UFC handled the difficult situation perfectly. It offered somber tributes on the broadcast. It decked out fighters in “Vegas Strong” T-shirts to show support. It got Everlast on board to sing “America, the Beautiful,” which he chose instead of the national anthem, for some very good reasons. White even opened the show with a recorded message that struck just the right tone.

All in all, the UFC managed to show support for victims and for the city it calls home, and in a way that was respectful and appropriate. But White just couldn’t resist taking a shot at someone.

The way White told it, Aldean had turned his back on victims and fans by choosing “SNL” over the UFC. His reasoning seems to be that since the attack happened in Las Vegas, and since some of the people who were there would also be at the UFC event, Aldean was somehow obligated to prioritize the UFC over everything else.

In fact, according to White, none of the country music artists the UFC reached out to would agree to perform.

“Those are people who buy your albums, and none of you country music people could sing the anthem in front of survivors and first responders?” White said.

Somehow, I doubt that’s the main concern for those people right now.

Less than a week out from a national tragedy, the important thing is not who sings the national anthem. For White to lash out at a victim of that attack, all because he refused to show up when and where White wanted, that’s just petty. It smacks of an inflated ego and a sense of entitlement. It undercuts an otherwise appropriately somber message of support from the UFC.

It’s embarrassing, this completely unforced error, all because White couldn’t keep his anger and resentment to himself, and at a time when both are least appropriate.

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.


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TheUnchosenOne
12 days ago
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God but Dana White is a real piece of garbage
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Daniel Cormier: ‘I’m not going to be f—king friends’ with Anthony Johnson anymore

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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier explains why he’s finished being friends with Anthony Johnson.

Earlier this week, it was revealed by manager Ali Abdelaziz that Anthony Johnson was looking to end his extremely brief retirement and return to the UFC. Should we see “Rumble” back in the Octagon, it’ll supposedly be at heavyweight, having twice failed to defeat Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight title.

On his Talk and Talker podcast, Cormier ripped into Johnson’s behavior on the eve of UFC 214, with DC gearing up for his highly-anticipated rematch with Jon Jones. Evidently, Johnson’s all-too-friendly behavior with Cormier’s biggest rival did not sit well with him at all.

Via MMA Fighting:

“I walk into the back of the weigh-ins for UFC 214, and there’s Rumble. And I go up to Rumble and he says ‘What’s up DC? You look good.’ Give him a hug, and I say ‘Hey man, I hope you’re enjoying your retirement. You seem happy. I wish you nothing but continued success,’ and I go about my business, much as you’d expect two guys who have competed and have respect for each other would interact.

“Then in walks Jon Jones, and I expect him to - a guy he was supposed to fight, and may at some point still fight - give him the same type of conversation and kind of keep it moving, as a man. But Jon walks in, they give each other the shake and the hug, and they talk a little bit, and the conversation seems like Anthony is almost giving him advice. . .

“[Later], I guess Jon’s putting on his shoes or something, and then Rumble walks up to him again but now they’re hugging. Legitimately hugging! Rumble’s leaning over while Jon’s tying his shoes, and Rumble’s leaning over and giving him advice.

“What the f**k kind of advice are you giving him? F**king what the f**k? Why are you so friendly? This is a guy that at some point you may have to fight. You’re his friend now? Why the f**k are you his friend? Are you just hoping that he wins because I beat you? What the f**k are you doing?”

If you remember the brawl between Jones and Cormier before UFC 182, Jones and Johnson staged a fake brawl before their (eventually cancelled) UFC 187 matchup. Cormier was critical of Johnson’s role in that prank, so whatever happened at UFC 214 was the final straw.

“I’m done dude. Rumble and I have no more relationship. What the f**k are you so friendly with a guy in your weight class for? F**k that. The competitor in you shouldn’t allow you to be that nice to that guy. In my mind, that dude is f**king soft. You should never be that f**king friendly with somebody, especially if it’s somebody that you may end up fighting. We can be respectful but you don’t need to be f**king friendly bobbing all over the place.

“The reality is, that s**t pissed me off. I’m not gonna be f**king friends with him anymore, I’m not gonna be f**king respectful with him anymore because who needs to be that f**king nice. Anybody that’s that nice has an ulterior motive, that’s my thought. F**k that.”

While Johnson’s future looks to be at heavyweight, Cormier was recently reinstated as light heavyweight champ after Jon Jones (again) failed a drug test. Cormier’s next title defense hasn’t been booked, but Volkan Oezdemir appears to be the leading choice.

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TheUnchosenOne
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Nobody more closely resembles the stereotype of teenage girls than professional MMA fighters
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Dana White shuts down rumors of Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy fight at UFC 219

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Dana White says he is not looking to book a trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in December.

There seems to be a trend whenever UFC president Dana White rushes to denounce something: it ends up coming true.

White, the UFC’s longtime head promoter, denied the possibility of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor until the fight was announced earlier in June.

Yesterday, White was quick to shoot down the rumors of McGregor vs. Diaz III, after betting website Team FA reported that the trilogy bout had been booked for UFC 219 on Dec. 30.

McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, lost last month to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his professional boxing debut and speculation has been rife as to whether ‘The Notorious’ will return to the Octagon to defend his title.

Before the Mayweather bout McGregor hinted at a trilogy fight with Diaz or a UFC debut in Russia against undefeated Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is currently ranked as the No. 1 lightweight contender in the world. It’s also possible the Irishman could return to the boxing ring for another massive paycheck.

Diaz, his biggest rival, submitted McGregor at UFC 196 but hasn’t fought since he lost in the blockbuster rematch at UFC 202 last year.

McGregor will likely reveal his future plans in his upcoming exclusive interview with Dan Hardy on Sept. 30 in London, England.

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TheUnchosenOne
26 days ago
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McGregor-Diaz trilogy fight confirmed for UFC 219
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