On Wednesday, UFC 170 took a huge hit when co-main eventer Rashad Evans injured his knee, throwing his bout against Daniel Cormier into the netherworld and making UFC 170 a show buoyed only by champ Ronda Rousey’s star power. But Cormier lobbied hard to stay on the card, saying he’d fight anyone and anything, and though it seemed at first as if he wasn’t going to get his wish, a fight did materialize. His opponent: Octagon newcomer Patrick Cummins, a credentialed wrestler with a whopping four fights to his name, but whose claim to fame is that he trained with Cormier when Cormier was an Olympian and allegedly “made him cry”.
While recovering from knee surgery, Conor McGregor appears to be keeping himself fit by practicing origami.
McGregor is featured in a commercial for Heineken, which is searching for the next Irish legend talent.
The Irish superstar is expected to return to action later this year surgery for a torn ACL.
Check out the video below to see McGregor in action, and feel free to enter, as a pretty nice prize is being awarded:
Ashton Kutcher might be more well known for his previous marriage to Demi Moore and his show, “Punked,” than anything else he has done.
However, Kutcher is learning some self-defense and other techniques, as evidence by the picture Cub Swanson posted of the two after a recent training session at Rigan Machado’s gym in Los Angeles.
Kutcher is the current star of “Two and a Half Men” and played the role of Steve Jobs in “Jobs.”
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) February 13, 2014
Gilbert Melendez, Strikeforce’s last lightweight champ and a top contender for the UFC belt, may be hitting the road soon thanks to stalled contract negotiations. Yes, “El Nino” is coming off a thrilling win over Diego Sanchez at UFC 166 on October 19, and sure, he fell short in his bid to take the belt from Benson Henderson by the narrowest of split decisions back in April, but as we’ve seen with Jon Fitch and Ben Askren, being one of the best fighters in a division doesn’t guarantee you a job with the UFC.
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Ronda Rousey shares a house with three other female fighters in Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
Collectively, the quarter has dubbed themselves “The Four Horsewomen” of MMA after long-time pro wrestling group, “The Four Horsemen.”
In fact, they have gone so far as to assign each one with a member of the male faction, including Rousey.
“Since Shayna moved in, our group activity is that we sit down and watch RAW and all this stuff together,” said Rousey, during a recent interview with AfterBuzz TV. “It’s like our little family time. Shayna totally converted our new house into a super pro wrestling house.”
Rousey added that the two had a disagreement over who would be Ric Flair and who would be Arn Anderson out of the pair, but eventually decided.
“I was like, ‘Sorry, I have to be Ric Flair, I gotta be Ric Flair,’” Rousey said. “Eventually we came to the conclusion that I could be Ric Flair and she could be Arn Anderson as long as I could be Goku and she could be Vegata.”
Hear the complete interview in the video below: