MMA fighter takes down aggressive Trump protestor at flag waiving ceremony

Tara LaRosa control woman at flag waiving in Portland

Mixed martial arts pioneer Tara LaRosa took down and restrained an angry protestor, who bit her on the chest, at a flag waiving gathering in North Portland on Sunday.

LaRosa was part of a group of demonstrators waiving flags in honor of Veterans Day on an Interstate 84 overpass. A woman that took umbrage with the group got into an argument with one of LaRosa’s counterparts, which then escalated into a physical altercation, according to a report by The Oregonian and which the Twitter videos below show.

As the incident escalated, LaRosa apparently took the confrontational woman to the ground and controlled her. In the midst of the scuffle, the woman apparently bit LaRosa through her sweatshirt, shirt and bra, leaving bite marks on her chest.

LaRosa remained on top of the woman and controlled her until she stopped fighting back, allowing her to get up and sit against the overpass fence. The woman continued to yell at LaRosa and her group, which was wearing the insignia representing the Proud Boys, a controversial group has been associated with the alt-right movement and been involved in violent clashes with other protestors.

Though there were antagonistic comments from the woman that LaRosa took the ground and from some of the persons wearing Proud Boys clothing, there is video of the incident showing LaRosa restraining the woman until she stopped fighting back.

LaRosa can also be heard telling members of her group to stop making comments and putting the middle finger in the woman’s face while she was on her back, in addition to telling the woman to “relax” and “stop, please calm down.”

Portland Police Sgt. Kevin Allen told The Oregonian that no arrests were made, but that the case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.

The unidentified woman can be heard telling LaRosa and her group that she is a professor and said, “You are antagonizing the city I live in.”

LaRosa said that she had just started live streaming prior to the woman’s alleged attack. She stopped to break up the fight and “put her down until the cops came.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms Tony Ferguson negotiation; outlines Conor McGregor rematch

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently confirmed that he is indeed in negotiations to fight Tony Ferguson when he returns to the Octagon. He also confirmed that there is a route to a Conor McGregor rematch. 

There are stumbling blocks along the road to both. 

A McGregor rematch seems the longest of shots. According to RT Sport, Nurmagomedov gave a path to a rematch, but at McGregor’s current pace of taking fights, the Dagestani champion would likely be retired well before the Irishman could meet the mark.

“As for a rematch (with Conor McGregor), to fight for a belt in the UFC, I remember I had something like nine or 10 fights. If he wins 10 fights in a row, then that’s completely possible,” Nurmagomedov said.

The title defense against Ferguson is much more likely to happen, although there are roadblocks in the current negotiation.

UFC president Dana White has openly admitted that they were working on Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson and targeting March 2020 for the bout. Nurmagomedov confirmed those details, but added that the UFC is pitching Las Vegas as the location for the bout.

Nurmagomedov is all well and good with all of that, but there is a stipulation. The Nevada State Athletic Commission must apologize to him.

Yes, you read that correctly. Nurmagomedov wants an apology for having been fined for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl that he was engaged in with McGregor’s team.

“We’re in talks now [for the Ferguson fight],” Nurmagomedov said. “They suggested having it in Las Vegas in March, but they have to issue me an official apology for fining me for the incident on Oct. 6, 2018.”

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Nurmagomedov was eventually suspended for nine months and fined $500,000 for having jumped over the Octagon cage and attacking McGregor’s cornermen after having submitted the Irishman in the fourth round. That hasn’t sat well with him. Nurmagomedov believes he’s owed an apology and appears ready to decline fighting in Las Vegas until he gets one.

“If they apologize, I’ll fight,” Nurmagomedov said. “If not, we’ll pick another venue. I’ll fight in April in New York. I’ll be ready in April, March if Vegas apologizes or gives me back my money.

“Those are my conditions. We’re in talks now.”

Max Holloway: ‘Alexander Volkanovski is the next cupcake’ (UFC 245 video)

Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway - UFC 245

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Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski are both extremely confident headed into their UFC 245 featherweight title showdown.

Volkanovski has been waiting a long time to get a crack at the Hawaiian and believes he knows how to the crack the code.

Holloway, however, has ruled over the featherweight division for several years. His last loss at 145 pounds was a decision loss to Conor McGregor in 2013. He has won 14 consecutive fights at featherweight and plans to make Volkanovski number 15.

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Hear what the UFC 245 co-main event fighters had to say at their kickoff press conference in New York City. UFC 245 takes place on Dec. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Amanda Nunes analyzes Germaine de Randamie ahead of UFC 245 showdown

Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie ahead of UFC 245

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Amanda Nunes gives her thoughts on her next opponent, Germaine de Randamie, as she defends her bantamweight title at UFC 245.

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Nunes currently holds both the bantamweight and featherweight titles. The rematch with de Randamie is six years in the making. Nunes won their first fight – also a bantamweight bout – when she stopped de Randamie with a flurry of elbows in the first round of their UFC Fight for the Troops 3 bout.

Nate Diaz slams door on speculation that he’s retired

Nate Diaz UFC 244 post-fight

Earlier in the week, Nate Diaz made an ambiguous post on Instagram alluding to his retirement. Just a few days later, he’s shutting the door on any speculation.

“F*** a rematch, this s**t was over before it started. I’m goin on out on tour. Peace out fight game,” Diaz said, leaving many of us wondering if he was simply taking a break or had decided that he was done for good.

Diaz appeared frustrated with the way the fight game is going after his UFC 244 headlining bout with Jorge Masvidal was cut short by the cageside doctor. The New York official called a halt to the bout following the third round because of cuts over and below Diaz’s right eye.

Diaz and Masvidal both were quick to call for a rematch, but UFC president Dana White shunned the idea, saying Diaz would need plastic surgery and Masvidal would likely have other fights before a rematch were possible.

Diaz walked away with a craw full of frustration, alluding to the f***ery already beginning. He took to Instagram to make his “peace out” comment.

He returned to social media on Saturday tweeting a photo of him hitting Masvidal in the face and adding, “This is the time in the fight where him and I realized he didn’t wanna be in this fight anymore.”

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Nate Diaz is not retired!

Aside from taking the dig at Masvidal, Diaz also commented to ESPN, telling the outlet, “Who said I was retired? I’ll fight tonight.”

Riding a three-fight winning streak, Masvidal is edging into possible title contention. Diaz, however, remains a wild card. Following a loss to Conor McGregor, he stepped away for three years before returning to defeat Anthony Pettis and the fight with UFC 244 headlining fight with Masvidal.

Dana White flip-flopped on whether or not Nate Diaz was stopped early at UFC 244

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ONE Masters of Fate highlights: Joshua Pacio defends the belt!

ONE Championship Masters of Fate Fight Highlights

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ONE: Masters of Fate was headlined by an all-Filipino strawwweight title fight. Champion Joshua Pacio defended his title with a second-round submission of compatriot Rene Catalan, finishing the 40-year-old with an arm-triangle choke in the second round.

In the co-main event, former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang (22-8) snapped his two-fight losing skid with a technical decision win over Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa (5-2). The Filipino was cut by an unintentional headbutt midway through the second round, so the fight went to the scorecards.

There was also a big win for former champion Geje Eustaquio (13-8). He stopped Toni Tauru (11-8-1) with a spinning back kick to the midsection in the third round.

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ONE: Masters of Fate official results

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship: Joshua Pacio defeats Rene Catalan by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)  at 2:29 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Eduard Folayang defeats Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu by Technical Decision
  • Muay Thai Catchweight (68.0 KG) Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai defeats Azize Hlali by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Geje Eustaquio defeats Toni Tauru by Knockout (KO) at 2:11 minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex defeats Bi Nguyen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Li Kai Wen defeats Paul Lumihi by Knockout (KO) at 2:39 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Yoshitaka Naito defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Han Zi Hao by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds 
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Robin Catalan defeats Gustavo Balart by Knockout (KO) at 4:43 minutes of round 2
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeats Hiroaki Suzuki by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Kim Jae Woong defeats Rafael Nunes by TKO (Strikes) at 0:38  minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Kim Kyu Sung defeats Akihiro Fujisawa by Knockout (KO) at 1:08 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Roshan Mainam defeats Khon Shichan by Submission (Armlock) at 3:22 minutes of round 1

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson visits Jorge Masvidal backstage at UFC 244 (video)

Dwayne the rock Johnson and Jorge Masvidal UFC 244 backstage Diaries of a Streetfighter

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After defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met up backstage in this scene from “The Diaries Of A Street Fighter Part X.”

Masvidal and Diaz headlined UFC 244 in a rare non-championship pay-per-view main event. They fought for the fictitious title of Baddest Motherf—er, but that was more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. Gimmick or not, it brought a ton of eyeballs to the fight and even garnered the interest of former WWE Superstar and currently Hollywood action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who placed a $50,000 BMF Belt around Masvidal’s waist after he defeated Diaz.

The end was controversial, as the cageside doctor forced referee Dan Miragliotta to call a halt to the fight in between the third and fourth rounds because of cuts above and below Diaz’s right eye.

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