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Oh boy, right here we go once more! Lower than a month after Curtis Blaydes fired pictures at feminine athletes like Paige VanZant for utilizing look to obtain promotional advantages, we have now an identical beef on our arms.

It’s unimaginable to observe MMA on Twitter or Instagram with out ultimately working throughout Bellator prospect Valerie Loureda (2-0). The 21-year-old Flyweight has attracted a reasonably substantial on-line following, and it might be dishonest to say that at the least a few of these followers are fascinated with greater than her Taekwondo skills. In any case, her bio describes her as a mannequin and actress in addition to fighter.

A good quantity of her content material is analogous in nature to the dance under:

For no matter motive, UFC Bantamweight and Final Fighter (TUF) champion Macy Chiasson (6-1) discovered this specific publish particularly egregious, and replied to sentence the message it despatched.

This prompted a protracted debate between the 2 athletes. Loureda argues that she is selling herself in a male-dominated trade and insists there may be nothing unsuitable with being ‘extraordinarily female’ whereas concurrently being a cage fighter. Chiasson, nonetheless, believes that Loureda’s posts and ones prefer it damage the game’s picture and deny the seriousness of its feminine opponents.

Right here’s the complete alternate:

On a lighter be aware, UFC double-champ Amanda Nunes is a coaching accomplice and good friend of Loureda. “Lioness” herself has stripped down on Instagram prior to now too, however I don’t assume anybody of their proper thoughts would attempt to knock her skills or legitimacy as a fighter.

Loureda replied, “I find it irresistible.”

As with the Blaydes’ criticisms, I discover it tough to fault any fighter attempting to make an additional greenback in a profession that’s not often profitable in the long run. Plus, all Bellator occasions are at the moment postponed, so it’s not like Loureda could possibly be within the cage proper now anyway.

Insomnia

Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas appears like a enjoyable struggle to me!

I’d fortunately pay to observe Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal’s sparring classes.

Francis Ngannou stays an actual enigma. How a lot has he improved since his loss to Stipe Miocic, during which he was uncharacteristically aggressive? It’s unimaginable to say given how rapidly he destroys his opponents.

Typically, altering instructions/turning the nook with a double leg is rather more efficient than driving straight by way of the shot.

I like watching Colby Covington struggle (his chain wrestling is sensible!), however not even I can learn this with a straight face.

Anthony Rocco Martin is able to clear up the Neil Magny drawback subsequent week at UFC 250.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

The flattened out again mount place actually is MMA’s model of “Checkmate.”

… one other piece of proof under, however this time Korshuk confirmed off his grappling inexperience by failing to finish the sprawl after which giving up his neck simply.

Triangle choke > spastic flailing

Random Land

That is the true Man Vs. Wild!

Midnight Music: Few bands make music as fairly and chill as Seaside Home.

Sleep effectively Maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is at all times on the way in which.





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