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Rose Namajunas’ efficiency final weekend (Sat. Could 7, 2022) at UFC 274 was baffling. Seemingly in a position to defend her opponent’s takedowns and high management with out a lot effort, “Thug Rose” nonetheless refused to let her offense fly and misplaced a split-decision to Carla Esparza in consequence.
Who’s guilty? Some pointed to the nook of Pat Barry and Trevor Wittman, who appeared to present Namajunas conflicting messages and informed the previous champion that she was profitable. Barry responded to those claims on The MMA Hour, pointing to a slippery canvas as holding Namajunas’ up.
Barry additionally addressed one other concern: the origin of his relationship with Namajunas. Lately, outspoken Middleweight contender Sean Strickland accused Barry of grooming Namajunas, and the previous kickboxer wished to set the file straight about once they began courting. He additionally laid a few of the blame for UFC 274 at Strickland’s ft!
“This complete Sean Strickland factor that’s everywhere in every single place,” Barry mentioned (through BJPenn.com). “Years in the past, Rose did an interview and mentioned ‘I joined Rufussport after I was 14 years in the past, after which I left Rufussport for a couple of years. Then I got here again to Rufussport, to pursue my MMA profession, and that’s the place I met my fiancee Pat Barry’. When the man wrote the interview up, he wrote ‘Rose Namajunas joined Rufussport when she was 14 years outdated the place she met her fiance Pat Barry, when she was 14 years outdated’.
Pat Barry continued, “That’s the place everyone seems to be getting this s—t from, a botched interview. That’s the place everyone seems to be getting all that from as a result of somebody determined to jot down it that manner. It should’ve appeared credible they usually simply run with it. It’s these varieties of issues in every single place that trigger Rose to get into the battle with Carla, and be emotional.”
By no means one to remain quiet, it didn’t take Strickland lengthy to reply to the above quote. Unsurprisingly, Strickland didn’t recant, as a substitute doubling down on his earlier accusations.
Here is the factor guys 99 % of what I say is often flawed.. This isn’t that point.. @rosenamajunas @TheAspenLadd like my put up in the event you need assistance. I will deal with Pat Berry and Jim West like they deal with minor.. With out consent, though it will not be behind closed doorways lmao! https://t.co/caZfbGiWLn
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) May 12, 2022
There’s a 100% probability that Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal is a BANGFEST!
One other top-tier slugfest, this time courtesy of the Light-weight division:
Drakkar Klose vs Diego Ferreira slated for UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 12, 2022
I want I didn’t discovered Paulo Costa’s social media presence so humorous. The road between genius and fool is so skinny …
Watch out with chokes!
Daniel Cormier making an attempt to disclaim Towel Gate with a straight face is hilarious. It labored and also you received! Time for the inform all.
Thiago Alves is releasing an instruction sequence. “Pitbull” is an energetic BKFC champ and appears to have an necessary teaching position at ATT as nicely — good for the veteran!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
“El Cucuy” could also be a bit cuckoo these days, but it surely’s greater than value clicking by means of this thread for the highlights of all his UFC finishes from the nice ol’ days.
Day5: Yokozuna Terunofuji (L) is expending extra effort to beat foes, besides remains to be a reduce above foes. Hokutōfuji is just 1-3 to this point and hasn’t beat TNF since again in 2017 when TNF was hobbled by his knee troubles, since TNF’s resurgence he’s received all 8 instances straight. pic.twitter.com/RmUWI6IyWc
— Sumo Soul 相撲魂 (@TheSumoSoul) May 12, 2022
Day5: Endō (L) vs ōzeki Shōdai. It’s a 5-10 matchup favoring SD. Endō likes left hand inside grip and good at catching foe off guard. SD mixes it up however likes a proper hand inside grip. SD lastly received ystrdy, the same state of affairs to final basho. #natsubasho2022 pic.twitter.com/Xh1cjhVbbx
— Sumo Soul 相撲魂 (@TheSumoSoul) May 12, 2022
A “Groovy” Lando KO from a decade in the past:
Perspective is a difficult factor.
Midnight Music: My mother put forth a suggestion or two … Put up-punk, 1983
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