Randi B. & LC: Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron & The Future Of Blogging

What’s good, brethren? On this episode, Randi B. and I were back on Facebook Live talking about Breonna Taylor, Daniel Cameron and the future of blogging. It evolved into a conversation that included Charles Barkley, Tomi Lahren, Candace Owens, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Justine Damond, Cardi B, Rodney King, Navid Afkari, Donald Trump, Dana White, Kyle Rittenhouse and Walter Scott. Check it out on YouTube below. Yessir!

A Real Question For The ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Delegation

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, deep thoughts can surface at the weirdest times, man. Somehow, UFC-sponsored violence led my brain to the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter delegations. Shit, the bad blood between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington brought out all of the social media warriors, fam. But, after wading through scores of unnecessary comments, I have a real question for the Blue Lives Matter crowd: do y’all really believe that cops are infallible?

Ok, as a quick summary, here’s what led me to this post. Now, Covington, a fighter in the UFC’s Welterweight division, is an avid Donald Trump fan and MAGA supporter. Woodley, the former Welterweight champion, took it upon himself to represent BLM. In the lead-up to the fight, Covington took to Twitter to say that he’s representing all police and military officers who’ve been “vilified.” In addition, after Covington put a thorough beating on Woodley, he proceeded to call BLM a “terrorist organization” and that Woodley was a “Marxist.”

Now, here’s where my confusion comes in. Real talk, I’ll never understand why (mostly) White people believe that BLM is some affront to law enforcement. Like, we’re literally asking for them to stop killing us and to be held accountable for misdeeds. That’s all. That’s literally all. Frankly, I don’t understand why they can’t support cops AND acknowledge when they do something wrong. Bruh, it’s ACTUALLY possible to do both. The way I see it, if Blues Live Matter really supported the police, they would want them to be fair and balanced with ALL of America‘s citizens.

I mean, why can’t people support cops and still admit that they fucked up when they killed Amadou Diallo? Why can’t people support cops and still admit that they fucked up when they killed Tamir Rice? Why can’t people support cops and still admit that they fucked up when they killed Botham Jean? Why can’t people support cops and still admit that they fucked up when they killed Philando Castile? Hell, the police KNOW that they fucked up with Breonna Taylor because they got rid of the no-knock warrant AND paid her family $12 million. Still, the Blue Lives Matter crowd won’t acknowledge ANY wrongdoing. It’s fucking baffling, son.

In the end, the division is this country is beyond toxic, man. Ultimately, we can’t agree on ANYTHING. By and by, we can’t even agree that unjustly killing people is wrong. At the end of the day, I’m reaching the point where I’m starting to believe that this nation is beyond saving. All in all, I’m just worried about making as much money as possible and contributing to Black generational wealth. Fuck all of this other shit, fam. That is all. LC out.

Miocic & Cormier: Why The Outrage Over Eye Pokes Now?

So, here we are, son. After two years and three fights, the rivalry between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is finally over. In any case, after nine rounds between these two fighters, we definitively know who’s the best: Miocic. However, despite the fact that Miocic has established himself as the best Heavyweight in UFC history, everyone is talking about something else: eye pokes. All I want to know is, where was all of this outrage when Cormier was stabbing the shit out of Miocic’s eyes?

Ok, before I continue, let me make something clear: eye pokes are fucked up. I mean, they’re a really unfortunate part of the MMA game, man. Shit, for years, people have debated on how to fix this problem. So far, I’ve heard suggestions like altering the gloves or increasing the penalties. Either way, it’s not a good look to have fighters poking each other in the eye, pun intended.

Now, with all of that being said, let’s get to Miocic and Cormier. Apparently, after their fight on Saturday, Cormier now has a torn cornea that may or may not need surgery. This occurred as a result of an eye poke from Miocic. With all of that being said, I’m seeing people on the internet losing their shit about Cormier’s injury. Hell, I’ve seen a lot of “how did this fight continue” or “Cormier would’ve won if his eye wasn’t messed up” comments. The way I see it, all of that is bullshit, fam.

First off, in the three fights that these two men have had, Miocic has eye poked him once. In comparison, Cormier has eye poked Miocic AT LEAST a dozen times. Bruh, Cormier even did it the round before Miocic did. On top of that, after their second fight (which Miocic still won), Miocic needed surgery for a torn retina. Like, Cormier’s eye poking problem was so bad that the referee had to be put on notice beforehand.

Look, if we’re being honest, Cormier eye poked Miocic right before he knocked him out in their first fight. Frankly, I didn’t see all of these people complaining on behalf of Miocic. In fact, Miocic never made an excuse for any of it. He just came back and won both of the rematches. Real talk, it truly sucks that Cormier was injured during the match, but he’s in no position to complain, son. Keeping it a buck, he has like a 13-to-1 lead on Miocic when it comes to eye pokes.

In the end, this post isn’t really about Cormier or Miocic. Ultimately, it’s about the fans and media personalities who can’t keep their opinions straight. By and by, if people weren’t outraged about Cormier eye poking the bejesus out of Miocic, then don’t be outraged when the opposite happens. In addition, Cormier was a REPEAT offender, man. At the end of the day, it’s just an unfortunate byproduct of the sport. All in all, the powers that be need to find a way to fix it ASAP. That is all. LC out.

Now We’ll Never Get Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, this is a somber moment for me, man. I mean, while I’m a big Justin Gaethje fan, I’m pissed off for Tony Ferguson, fam. Like, how long have we waited for Ferguson to go up against Khabib Nurmagomedov? Shit, Dana White has tried to book that fight five times and five times that shit fell through. All in all, after UFC 249 and the beatdown provided by Gaethje, we’ll probably never see Ferguson take on Khabib.

Ok, for those who don’t understand my sorrow, let’s quickly breakdown the history of Ferguson and Khabib. Now, as I’ve previously stated, this fight has been scheduled five times. Four of those bouts were cancelled due to injury/illness. The last scrap was deaded because of the coronavirus. So, since Khabib has been “quarantining” in Russia, the UFC commissioned a fight between Ferguson and Gaethje for the Interim Lightweight Championship (a title that Ferguson already won before).

Now, to be honest, I was always worried about this matchup. Real talk, after those two losses to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier, Gaethje has been a different fighter, bruh. Hell, he still has bricks for hands, but he’s a lot more patient and way more calculated. Meaning, he’s picking his spots and THEN separating his opponents from their consciousness. So, I knew that he would be trouble for someone as reckless as Ferguson. The fact of the matter is, Tony walked into damn near EVERY punch that Gaethje threw, son.

Keeping it a buck, I have no idea how Ferguson lasted until the fifth round, man. The way I see it, any other mortal would’ve died in the first round against Gaethje. But, that toughness also comes with a price, fam. Frankly, Ferguson looked like a fucking car crash after that fight, bruh. All I can say is, Gaethje fought a perfect fight. Because of this, we’ll probably never get to see the chaos of a Ferguson and Khabib fight. *Sigh* Thanks, Justin Gaethje. Thanks a fucking lot.

In the end, I can only see one pathway to a Ferguson and Khabib match. Ultimately, as much as I hate to say it, Ferguson needs to go see Conor McGregor. By and by, if Ferguson can beat McGregor and Khabib survives against Gaethje, then the longstanding opponents might finally have their day in the sun. At the end of the day, Ferguson was a madman for accepting that fight against Gaethje. However, that’s also what made him a champion. Anyway, such is life, son. That is all. LC out.

P.S. I don’t believe Henry Cejudo when he says that he’s retiring. He, and his shenanigans, will be back (unfortunately). Good day.

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje Will Be Chaos

So, here we are, son. Another day and another failed attempt to book Tony Ferguson versus Khabib Nurmagomedov. I mean, maybe I’m a fool, but I really thought it was going to happen this time, man. Like, for ONCE, both athletes are healthy and didn’t have to pull out for personal reasons. But, the coronavirus happened, and now Khabib is “trapped” in Russia. Meaning, for the fifth time, the bout between him and Ferguson has been cancelled. With all of that being said, we need to thank the Lord for Justin Gaethje, fam. On a few weeks notice, he’s decided to take on Ferguson for the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship.

Ok, for those who are unaware, despite the world being at home, Dana White and company are moving forward with UFC 249. Now, at this point, I have no idea where this card is taking place. Shit, there are reports that White got an entire island just to have this event. In any case, I can tell that he’s trying to overload our senses to make up for all of the cancelled events. As of right now, UFC 249 is going to host Ferguson, Gaethje, Francis Ngannou, Rose Namajunas and Greg Hardy‘s bum ass. But, it’s clear that Ferguson is the focal point of this show. Hell, it’s fucked up, but he’s out here trying to win ANOTHER interim title.

All I know is, as much as I like Gaethje as a fighter, I really hope that he doesn’t win. Bruh, I can’t live in a world where Ferguson and Khabib don’t fight, son. Frankly, they’re the two most dominant Lightweights in UFC history and they NEED to scrap, man. The truth is, I’m pissed off at Khabib for dropping out, fam. Real talk, he’s buddies with Vladimir Putin, brethren. The way I see it, he could convince Putin to take a private jet to rumble with Ferguson. In my eyes, if he’s really the best, then he needs to prove it against Ferguson.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, I’ll be here for UFC 249. By and by, I just need Ferguson to prevail, man. So, I need the MMA gods to get this one right, fam. At the end of the day, Ferguson MUST fight Khabib. It’s a fucking must, bruh. That is all. LC out.

Dominick Reyes Beat Jon Jones

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I’m not a Jon Jones fan. I mean, despite the fact that he’s the biggest fuckity-fuck in sports, he’s also the reason why I became a fan of MMA. The truth is, a lot of people have turned a blind eye to his shenanigans because he was seemingly unbeatable in the Octagon. With that being said, his run might be coming to an end, man. The way I see it, he lost that fight to Dominick Reyes.

Ok, for those who missed it, Jones just “defended” his Light Heavyweight championship against Reyes at UFC 247. Now, I put “defended” in quotations because he lost that fucking fight, fam. Look, if we’re going by the rules of the sport, in a five-round fight, whoever wins the most rounds should win the match, right? Well, in that case, Reyes won the first three rounds, bruh. Real talk, I have NO idea how these judges could’ve scored it any other way, son. Frankly, he was pressuring Jones the whole time and hitting him with some good left hands.

Now, it is true that Reyes started to run out of gas in the fourth and fifth rounds. By then, Jones was picking up the pace and Reyes was doing a lot of backpedaling. However, that doesn’t negate Reyes’ work in rounds one through three. Fam, one of the judges scored the fight 49-46 for Jones, meaning they believed that Jones won four rounds. Bruh, that’s fucking impossible. IM-POSSIBLE! Listen, Jones clearly won rounds four and five. I miiiiiight be able to see an argument for round three. But, there was NO way that Jones won any of those first two rounds. So, I’m fucking clueless as to how a judge could get the scoring so wrong, man.

In the end, I feel bad for Reyes, son. On one hand, I knew he had the physical attributes to give Jones problems. On the other hand, I doubted his chances because he should’ve lost his previous fight to Volkan Oezdemir. Either way, he put on the performance of a lifetime and should’ve gotten the nod against Jones. By and by, Jones is at a crossroads, man. Shit, this is now the second fight in a row where his opponent has a legitimate argument for beating him, fam. Like, Thiago Santos gave him hell on one leg, bruh. In addition, Jones might need to stay away from Heavyweight, people. Frankly, if he’s having trouble at 205, it would probably be best to stay away from heavy-handed muhfuckas like Stipe Miocic. All I can say is, at this rate, the downfall of Jones might come sooner rather than later, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Donald Cerrone Can’t Win The Big Fight

So, before I even begin, let me say that I’m a big Donald Cerrone fan. Now, I feel compelled to say that because the rest of this post is going to be rough on him, son. In any case, I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t objective, man. With that being said, it’s time to call a spade a spade, fam. The fact of the matter is, Cerrone just can’t seem to win the big fight, bruh.

Ok, for those who are living under a rock, Cerrone just fought Conor McGregor at UFC 246. Now, as I stated in a previous post, this was a huge fight, son. I mean, we have the return of McGregor and a big payday for Cerrone, the guy who holds most of the UFC‘s records. Anyway, I expected McGregor to win, but not like this, man. Like, Cerrone got absolutely ANNIHILATED, fam. For God‘s sake, the fight was over before it even started, bruh.

Look, we’re talking about 40 seconds, son. Real talk, 40 seconds is all it took for McGregor to beat the brakes off of Cerrone, man. Shit, after missing his opening haymaker, McGregor hit Cerrone with four-straight shoulder strikes to the face, then a head-kick and ended with punches on the ground. Listen, losing always sucks, but it’s gotta be especially trash to lose like this, fam. Hell, Cerrone went through an entire training camp, just to get finished before the one-minute mark. All I know is, that’s fucking tough, bruh.

But, as much as this hurts to say, I wasn’t really surprised, son. The fact is, Cerrone has never performed well in these big moments. Listen, during his career, Cerrone has gotten four chances at a world title (one with the UFC and three with the WEC). Frankly, he’s come up short every time, man. On the real, there are some fights were Cerrone looked fucking invincible. However, when the stakes reach their highest point, he doesn’t seem to perform the way I believe he’s able to. Fast forward to now and the same shit happened with McGregor. Yes, this wasn’t a title fight, but it was without question the biggest match of his career. Sadly, he couldn’t get it done, fam.

In the end, I don’t want this to seem like I’m just shitting on Cerrone, bruh. Ultimately, I really am a fan of his, son. By and by, I just wish his skills translated when the lights are the brightest, man. Then again, I’ll be right back when he fights again, fam. At the end of the day, I just hoped this would’ve been a better bout, bruh. That is all. LC out.

Conor McGregor Doesn’t Deserve A Title Shot

So, let’s just skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. On the real, enough is enough, man. Ok, yes, I completely understand that Conor McGregor is the biggest draw in MMA history. However, at some point, the nepotism has to fucking stop, fam. The fact of the matter is, McGregor does NOT deserve another title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov. At least, not right now, bruh. With that being said, can Dana White and the UFC stop trying to force this fucking fight down our throats?

Ok, for those who are living under a rock, McGregor is scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday. Anyway, this is a big fight for a couple of reasons, son. First, it marks the return of the most-bankable star in MMA. Second, it features Cerrone, a dude who holds a shit-ton of UFC records. This includes most wins, most finishes, most bonuses, most head-kick knockouts, etc. Third, despite being booked at Welterweight, the bout has MASSIVE implications on the Lightweight division. Now, this is where my beef stems from, man. The fact is, this match should have NO baring on whether or not McGregor fights Khabib for the belt again.

For one, no matter how McGregor tries to paint it, he got dominated by Khabib in their 2018 fight. Listen, in a bout that lasted nearly four rounds, McGregor only won one and ended up tapping out. In any case, that was McGregor’s last fight in the Octagon. Regardless, White is out here saying that a rematch with Khabib could be next if McGregor gets past Cerrone. In addition, White stated that McGregor will be on standby for the April 18 championship fight between Khabib and Tony Ferguson, in case either fighter backs out. *Sigh* What the flying fuck, fam? I mean, would Cerrone get a title shot if he beats McGregor? Probably not. So, why would McGregor, coming off of a loss, get another crack at the man who made him quit? This is fucking nonsense, bruh. Look, he hasn’t done ANYTHING in the interim to warrant a do-over.

Also, where does Justin Gaethje fit into this equation? Like, he’s ranked higher than McGregor AND he’s on a three-fight win streak. Correction, he’s on a three-fight knockout streak, INCLUDING Cerrone! So, beating Cerrone would get McGregor a fight with Khabib but not for Gaethje? Come the fuck on, son! For God‘s sake, White and the UFC don’t even TRY to hide their bias, man. All I know is, the company is playing with these fighters’ lives, fam. Real talk, people like Gaethje are actually out here putting in the work and a guy like McGregor, simply because of name-value, is stealing their shine. It’s GROSSLY unfair, bruh.

In the end, there’s only one way to derail this train, son. Ultimately, Cerrone has to pull off a miracle and beat McGregor, man. By and by, the bullshit has to stop, fam. At the end of the day, McGregor has done NOTHING to earn the position that the UFC is trying to put him in. Frankly, I don’t care about what he’s accomplished before. Keeping it a buck, the division has passed him by and other fighters have WORKED for their current spot. So, stop fucking over the ones who truly deserve it. Then again, money reigns supreme and everything I’ve just said probably won’t matter, bruh. *Sigh* Only McGregor nut-huggers want this shit to happen, brethren. Needless to say, I’m not one of them. That is all. LC out.

UFC 245 Was NUTS!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I don’t even know where to start, man. The fact is, UFC 245 was fucking nuts, fam! Now, I know that the fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington was worth the price of admission. But, the rest of the card was also crazy, bruh. All in all, I was thoroughly entertained by Saturday night’s chaos (pun intended).

Ok, as folks can probably assume, I’m here to recap Saturday’s shenanigans. Anyway, let’s begin with the bout between Geoff Neal and Mike Perry. Now, to be frank, I’m a big Mike Perry fan, son. I mean, he doesn’t always win his matches, but he’s always fucking exciting, man. In addition, he’s normally durable as shit. Well, Neal put a stop to all of that shit, fam. All I can say is, he hit Perry with a head kick that ended the night quick, bruh. The fact is, Neal is going to be a problem at Welterweight, people.

Next, we had Petr Yan versus Urijah Faber. All I know is, that fight went exactly the way that I thought it would, son. Seriously, Faber had no business fucking with a dangerous dude like Yan, man. In any case, another head kick put another fighter down, fam. Shit was brutal, brethren. From there, José Aldo got robbed against Marlon Moraes. Look, Aldo kept chasing Moraes around because Moraes refused to engage, bruh. The way I see it, you can’t backpedal for an entire fight and earn a decision, folks.

After that, the G.O.A.T. Amanda Nunes took on Germaine de Randamie for the Bantamweight title. Now, if I’m being honest, I thought that Nunes would steamroll de Randamie, son. Ok, yes, it’s been six years since Nunes first beat her. But, based on Nunes’ last couple of years, I thought this would be light work, man. The truth is, the bout was a lot closer than the scorecards would suggest, fam. Like, I know that Nunes won four rounds, but it wasn’t easy, bruh. Shit, there were a few times where Nunes was in real danger, folks. From submission attempts to upkicks to well-placed right hands, de Randamie held her own against the champ. However, she couldn’t stop a takedown to save her life, people. Honestly, that’s the area where Nunes dominated.

Moving on, we got to see Max Holloway scrap with Alexander Volkanovski for the Featherweight strap. Keeping it a buck, I had no idea how this fight would go, son. Yes, Holloway has been a dominant champion, but Volkanovski is a motherfucker, man. With all of that being said, Volkanovski kept Holloway at bay with copious amounts of leg kicks. Real talk, Holloway couldn’t really put his offense together because his legs were getting brutalized, fam. To me, Holloway won Round 4 and maaaaybe Round 2. Other than that, Volkanovski did more than enough to dethrone the champ, bruh. From my vantage point, it was a brilliant strategy, folks.

Now, let’s get to the main event, son. *Wooooo* I’ve been waiting for this shit for a while, man. Truth be told, I didn’t have a clue on how Usman versus Covington would play out, fam. Like, they’re both dominating wrestlers with relentless pressure. Hell, I thought that the winner would be determined by who got tired first. In any case, I didn’t see this fight turning into a straight standup battle. For nearly five rounds, both men went back-and-forth with no wrestling, minimal kicks and a TON of punches to the face.

When it comes to their styles, it was basically power against volume. Usman had the power and Covington had the volume. When it was all said and done, the power won out, bruh. In Round 3, Usman broke Covington’s jaw. In Round 5, Usman knocked him down twice before finishing him. Despite a respectable effort, Covington couldn’t keep taking those hits to the face, son. Regardless, I was fucking happy to see Covington go down, man.

Look, before I continue, I want to address the MAGA crowd that loves Covington. Listen, I guess it’s only right that they subscribe to “fake news,” fam. Shit, on social media, I’m hearing cats cry about an “early stoppage” and that Covington would’ve won a decision. Now, factually speaking, going into Round 5, the three judges had it 3-1 Usman, 3-1 Covington and 2-2 even. On top of that, based on the two knockdowns alone, Usman was winning the fifth round. So, even without the knockout, Covington would’ve lost a split decision. Side bar, anybody who thought that Covington won three rounds is a fucking joke, bruh. That’s literally nonsense, son. Anyway, Usman saved everyone the trouble and put the clown on his ass.

In the end, I’m glad that I gave ESPN my $59.99. Ultimately, damn near all of the fights were entertaining as shit, man. By and by, we’ll probably get a Usman/Covington rematch down the line. For now, I’m just glad to see the dumbass squirm, fam. Viva la UFC! That is all. LC out.

P.S. There’s something truly disheartening to see Candace Owens, a whole Black woman, call Usman the “Nigerian cry baby” in Covington’s Instagram comments. *Sigh* I won’t even expound further, son. I’ll just leave that there. Good day.

P.P.S. I wonder if Donald Trump will return Covington’s calls now that he lost. Probably not, right? Ha!

Jorge Masvidal Schooled Nate Diaz

So, it really happened, son. I mean, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz really went at it for the “Baddest Motherfucker” belt. Side note, I really hope that Dana White and the UFC compensated Diaz for that trademark, man. On the real, we ALL know who invented that title, folks. In any case, outside of that maddening doctor stoppage, the fight went exactly the way that I thought it would. All in all, Masvidal is a much better fighter than Diaz, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, Masvidal and Diaz headlined the UFC 244 card. Now, keeping it a buck, I’d have to write an entirely separate post to talk about all of the other fights, bruh. Anyway, when it came to the main event, it was a pretty one-sided affair, son. Like, through the first three rounds, Masvidal was easily handling Diaz, man. Between the body kicks, the faster hands and the harder punches, Masvidal was straight piecing Diaz up, fam. Listen, I don’t think the doctor should’ve stopped the fight, but I also don’t see how Diaz could’ve changed the result, bruh. Yeah, his cuts were bad, but Masvidal deserved to finish the brilliant fight that he was fighting, brethren.

Now, to my confusion, I keep hearing Diaz fans say that he would’ve turned it around in the fourth and fifth rounds. Shit, even Diaz himself said that his game plan was to tire Masvidal out and then take it to him in the championship rounds. Well, I have some bad news for Diaz fans: there’s literally NO evidence to support that theory, son.

Look, based on my research, Diaz has fought six five-round fights in his career (Masvidal, two against Conor McGregor, Benson Henderson, Jim Miller and Hermes França). The truth is, he’s lost four of those fights, man. In fact, the two fights that he did win (against McGregor and Miller), he finished in the second round. Meaning, there was no last-minute onslaught that secured the victory for him. So, the way I see it, he didn’t have a fucking prayer against Masvidal, fam. Frankly, Jorge proved that he’s a way more talented fighter than Diaz, bruh.

On another note, Diaz always has some excuse for why he loses fights. Listen, before he clashed with Masvidal, Diaz said that he previously lost matches because dudes wanted to “hug him” and not actually scrap. Well, Masvidal didn’t do any of that, son. In actuality, he sonned Diaz in a mostly stand-up battle. If anything, I’m mad at the doctor for giving Diaz a way out, man. Real talk, I wanted to see Masvidal finish that dominating performance, fam.

In the end, Masvidal is in his prime right now, bruh. Ultimately, he should absolutely get a title shot against the winner of Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. By and by, I’m not really interested in a rematch between Masvidal and Diaz. At the end of the day, there was no proof that Diaz could do anything against him, son. All I know is, Diaz and his fans need to come to grips with reality, man. Then again, that’ll probably never happen, fam. That is all. LC out.