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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Nate Diaz gets custom bong from Illadelph Glass

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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.

Ronda Rousey shows she is able to bite an apple again (Video)

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When Ronda Rousey described the beating she took from Holly Holm back in November, she noted that her face was so injured that she could not even eat an apple. On Monday, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion showed the world that she is on the mend.

In a video she recorded for Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted, Rousey proved that she is now capable of taking a big bite of an apple.

“This just as of last night. No problem,” Rousey said proudly. “I’m biting apples again. I’m pretty excited about this.”

Rousey has clearly come a long way over the past four months. It’s good to see her in seemingly good spirits, especially after the disturbing revelations she made in a recent talkshow appearance (video here). Don’t be surprised if she comes out and dominates in her next fight.

Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock failed pre-fight drug tests

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There were all sorts of issues with the Bellator 149 card in Houston last month, and now we can add two other problems to the list.

MMA Fighting reports that Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock failed pre-right drug tests and have been suspended accordingly.

Fighters submitted urine tests before their fights. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is not releasing the information behind the substances that led to the positive tests.

Kimbo defeated Dada 5000 in a controversial ending. Dada 5000, real name Dhafir Harris, was fatigued and lost mostly because he ran out of energy. He was taken to the hospital after the fight and went into cardiac arrest, though he has since made a recovery. That fight has been overturned from a victory for Kimbo to a no-contest.

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

Jon Anik gets Nate Diaz 209 tattoo, makes good on promise

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MMA broadcaster Jon Anik made good on his word.

In the week leading up to the UFC 196 fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor fight, Anik was so sure that McGregor would win, he vowed to get a “209” tattoo if the Irishman lost.

209 is the area code of Stockton, Calif., the hometown Nate and brother Nick Diaz so proudly represent.

From the looks of things, Anik got the tattoo on his forearm:

A photo posted by Jon Anik (@jon_anik) on

That is Anik’s first tattoo, and what a choice it was. That ought to teach him a lesson about making guarantees like that in the future.