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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Ronda Rousey ex-boyfriend Brendan Schaub zings Travis Browne

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Ronda Rousey’s ex-boyfriend Brendan Schaub fired back at Travis Browne over a random jab sent by Rousey’s current boyfriend.

On Thursday, Browne, who has been together with Rousey since last year, participated in the social media trend of “Throwback Thursday” by posting an old photo. The photo was of him beating Schaub in their 2014 fight. Browne captioned it by saying it was “satisfying” to shut someone up with his fists:

Schaub didn’t understand why Browne took a random shot at him by posting that photo. He addressed it on his show “The Fighter and The Kid” this week.

“It’s over. I have no hard feelings. I like him — he’s a nice guy, his girl. What’s there to say? Is there hard feelings because I dated your girl years ago? Move on, man. I don’t hold grudges. It is a bummer.

“I’m just glad he got a break from folding Ronda’s laundry to post.”

The origins of the issue here are unclear. What motivated Browne to post that? Was he trying to prove something? Who knows. Maybe Browne wanted to defend Rousey over these comments Schaub made about her.

H/T LowKick MMA, Bro Bible

Jon Jones arrested for violating probation after drag racing incident

Jon Jones

UFC star Jon Jones was arrested on Tuesday for violating the terms of his probation.

TMZ reports that Jones turned himself in after a judge issued a warrant in the wake of the former light heavyweight champion’s drag racing citation in New Mexico.

Jones has vehemently denied that he was drag racing when an officer stopped him last Friday. He was issued five citations in total. A video showed Jones in a heated argument with the officer after he insisted he merely revved his engine at a red light to acknowledge a fan. Jones swore at the officer and called him a “pig.” You can see the video here.

Jones was sentenced to probation last September after he reached a plea agreement in his hit-and-run case. The agreement allowed Jones to avoid jail time in exchange for extensive community service, and the terms also stated that he could not get into trouble with the law.

In a statement Tuesday, the agency that represents Jones expressed confidence that the 28-year-old will be cleared.

“Jon and his team are taking this very seriously and we will let the legal process play out,” EAG Sports said. “We are confident he will be released once he has an opportunity to explain to the judge the facts in this case.”

Jones had better hope that is the case. Otherwise, he could be suspended from the UFC once again.

Jon Jones called police officer ‘f—ing liar’ and ‘pig’ (Video)

Jon Jones

Jon Jones was hostile with a police officer who pulled him over for allegedly drag racing in New Mexico last week. Jones, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, was captured on video calling an officer a “f—ing liar” and “pig” during their dispute.

Jones was pulled over early Friday morning and issued five citations. He was initially calm when approached by the officer, but things became contentious when they argued over whether Jones was drag racing.

Jones acknowledged that he revved his engine at a red light, but he denied racing someone. The Albuquerque police officer insisted that he did.

Here’s a sample of how the exchange went via TMZ Sports:

Jones: “Calling my lawyer, to ask him about this paper work. I’m sure I have the right to do that, buddy … f**kin’ liar. I can’t believe you.”

Cop: “Well believe it, cuz I’m not joking.”

Jones: “For no reason. F**king with me for no reason. What’s your name?”

Cop: “Officer Brown. It’s on your ticket, sir.”

Jones was stripped of his UFC title last year after being charged with felony hit-and-run. He was reinstated by the UFC in October, but he has not fought since last January. He is currently under 18 months of supervised probation.

Here is video and audio from his hit and run case last year.

Nate Diaz gets custom bong from Illadelph Glass

Nate Diaz bong

Nate and Nick Diaz received the ultimate gift from a glass maker.

On Sunday Nate shared a photo on Instagram of the new custom bong he received from Illadelph Glass. The bong features his name, a silhouette of a fighter with his hands up, and the numbers 209, which represent the Diaz’s home area code of Stockton, Calif.

Thanks to @joingreenrush @illadelphglass @thecavesmokeshop for the personalized bong #100 ?️

A photo posted by natediaz209 (@natediaz209) on

A few days earlier, brother Nick shared his custom bong which appears to be the same:

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Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock both tested positive for steroids

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We already knew that Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock failed their pre-fight drug tests at Bellator 149 in Houston last month, but now we know what substances both were on.

MMA Fighting reports that both Slice and Shamrock tested positive for steroids. Slice tested positive for nandrolone and had elevated testosterone levels. Shamrock also tested positive for nandrolone and methadone, and he also had an elevated testosterone level.

Results of the failed drug tests were learned via a records request through Texas’ Licensing and Regulation department.

Kimbo won his Feb. 19 fight against Dada 5000, but the outcome was overturned to a no contest given Kimbo’s positive test. Dada 5000 cut 40 pounds to make weight for the fight and had severe health issues such as dehydration, which led in part to his third-round TKO defeat.

Shamrock lost to Royce Gracie by first-round TKO. He also tested positive for steroids following a 2009 fight.

Randy Couture says he saved family from car crash in Mexico

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Randy Couture was in Mexico filming a movie over the weekend when he found himself having to play the role of hero, but not on screen.

Couture told TMZ that he rescued several people who were trapped inside a car that had flipped over while driving in Cancun. He said he was on his way to his hotel after filming some scenes for the movie “Bruja.”

“I looked up and this minivan went off the road,” Couture explained. “It rolled over twice into the jungle. My driver pulled over and called the police. We busted into the woods and helped the two women and the kid.

“The vehicle was on its side, so everyone was climbing out the side door. One of the women seemed like she was in shock. She was really weak. So I carried her out of the van and to the road. I wanted to get everyone away from the car because I was concerned it was going to catch fire. There were all these fluids leaking from the van.”

Couture says there were six people in the car, and all of them emerged without serious injuries. TMZ has reached out to law enforcement agencies in Mexico to confirm the story.

This is the second intense story we have heard in the last two months about an athlete helping a car crash victim. You can read about the other incident here.

Assuming Couture is telling the truth, the family sounds fortunate that he was there to help. Bravo.

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Conor McGregor cancels planned movie appearance to focus on fighting

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor means business after losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this month.

According to a report, McGregor has cancelled his planned appearance in a Vin Diesel movie so he can concentrate on fighting.

McGregor was set to appear in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” which is due out next year.

McGregor has fought 2-3 times a year since 2012. With one fight under his belt already this year, it’s possible for him to fight another two times in 2016. There are already rumors about him facing Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200 in July. There has also been talk about him potentially rematching against Jose Aldo, which would be awesome after this trash talk exchange.