A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA Twittersphere.
JOSH THOMSON: BOBBY LASHLEY IS A BETTER WRESTLER THAN BROCK LESNAR
"bro, do u know anything about wrestling? Lashley was 5th on the olympic ladr for a couple yrs where Brock wldnt have a chance...Lashley is a betr wrstler than brock period. fighter is a dif story but wrestler i have no doubts..." -Josh Thomson, stands by his statements that Lashley is a better wrestler than Brock Lesnar, and that the Champ only has a "Punchers Chance" against Cain Velasquez.
"Like i said ur comparing wrestling to what theyve done in fighting. Cant do that. Lashley did more aftr college than brock." -Josh Thomson, debating that Lashley's troubles against Jason Guida and other weaker opponents doesn't matter.
"Just saw Lesnar v Carwin fight for the first time. I cannot wait for September!!!" -Dave Camarillo, confirming the rumors of a Lesnar vs Velasquez bout for UFC 119 this September? (Oh wait: Dana just said reports that it will be at 119 aren't true)
SHANE CARWIN'S BODY SEIZED UP, HAD AN ADRENALINE DUMP, & BRONCHITIS
"My brief 116 recap is now up on shane-carwin.com" -Shane Carwin, an excerpt is found below.
"When I had him in trouble the ref keep saying he was going to stop it and then towards the end of the 1st my body began to seize up. In between rounds I could not move my legs and had what felt like a whole body cramp. My cardio was fine but my body was not. What can you do? You have to stand up and face your opponent... Heading into the second I knew I need to finish the fight or I was going to be in trouble. Much like the Champion he is I am sure Brock was thinking the same thing. I had zero take down defense as my legs were dead to me and the rest is as they say history." -Shane Carwin, from his blog.
"I put in the time on this camp i just blew my wad on trying to finish.... was more of a adrenaline dump then a cardio thing... " -Shane Carwin, talked about slowing down after trying to finish Brock Lesnar... For what it's worth, I think if Lesnar's pace on the first Mir fight lasted until the end of the round, I think he would have punched himself out too. Like what happened after Brock's first loss, I think Shane will learn a lot from this one and would come out more controlled (and scarier) on his next bout.
"35 may be the new 90... My Dr thinks I have Bronchitis (life long non smoker). Look for the Carwin Mobility Chair in stores soon!" -Shane Carwin
"no ideas on my next fight but hitting the gym as soon as I am better from bronchitis." -Shane Carwin
A FEW TWEETS, AND A FIGHT BEFORE GETTING LOCKED UP FOR A YEAR
"Alcohol feels goos right now. Man I'm getting hungry again tho...I'm such a fat pig...lol I'm gonna start writing my autobiography in jail." -War Machine
"Laying in bed watching Harsh Times love this flick. Been depressed lately...no wonder why..lol Jail for a year coming and about to fight the best opponent I ever faced on short notice...lol Not ideal but lucky I'm tough as a motherfucker cuz my heart is the only way I'll be able to win this one! Love all my fans out there I really appreciate all of you. Sorry I let y'all down...I'll be back tho and stronger than ever. The Machine will be rebuilt and I'll climb to the top where I belong. Can't wait to get out and open my gym in Texas! Gonna be so sick! " -War Machine, is reported to be fighting John Alessio this weekend before he gets locked up in Jail for a year.
"Anyway just finished training. Now gonna go relax...train again later. Fight in 5 days!!!" -War Machine
"Good work today in the gym alot of dudes on the floor today..Glen "big baby" Davis from the Boston celtics was working out cross training today..." -Jay Hieron
"Me and Marius... I'm 190 in that pic." -Jon Fitch, these two are on the same weightclass?
HOW TO CATCH A MEXICAN
"Hair don't grow an my balls cause hair don't grow on steel." -Miguel Torres
"Girl at coffee shop asks me what does the saying 'when less is more' mean?...I sit & ponder this concept for a brief moment... There are many ways I could answer, but I use the best analogy & say it is like when I take my pants off... I think I just confused and insulted this girl. I love coffee." -Miguel Torres
"How to set a trap to catch a Mexican." -Miguel Torres
"Memories from 04" -Miguel Torres
KENNY FLORIAN: NEW UFC OCTAGON GIRL
"What do u guys think of the new ring girl? @ariannyceleste has serious competition... It's hard being really really really ridiculously good looking... @AriannyCeleste u don't want none of this. I got more moves than u-haul." -Kenny Florian, meh... I still think Clay Guida is better.
RASHAD EVANS ROMOSHOP
"@kenny_florian messed up letting me get a hold of his highschool pic. @Migueltorresmma will b jealous of his mullet" -Rashad Evans
"Since it's Micheal Jackson's death anniversary & @Migueltorresmma live in Indiana he decided 2 pay homage" -Rashad Evans
"I don't know what it is but since @Migueltorresmma has been getting better wrestling he been looking like Kos" -Rashad Evans
TARA LAROSA, ROXI MODAFFERI & MEGUMI FUJII
"Went to my very first pole dance class tonight, since Fight Factory was closed. It was awesome... very intense workout, core and upperbody!" -Tara LaRosa
"Random Tara LaRosa fact #56: Earbuds do not fit into my ears due to cauliflower issues." -Tara LaRosa
"I guess I better clear this up also, I am not moving up to 135 yet, unless I have a really good reason. I'm looking for my next fight at 125... I don't know why... but I'm still holding my breath waiting for Scotty Coker to make good on his notion for a 125lb weight class... I hope he'll do it after the 135 tourney. Half the chics in it will be able to make 125... besides, I'm hunting for Carina Damm" -Tara LaRosa, will end up having really strong lungs because Coker probably won't have that one done.
"Times have changed my man! The 135 chics are walking at 150+ Rox and I were the last of the mohicans, n I bailed and went to 125." -Tara LaRosa
" I don't think Bellator likes me. Oh well, their loss, literally... I'm less expensive to fly around than the foreigners." -Tara LaRosa
"Project for the summer: major strength & conditioning program, put on some size. Long term goal: To fight at both 125 and 135lbs" -Tara LaRosa
"typical Sunday morning Roxy+ bird pen,Pepsi nex" -Roxy Modafferi
"started regular English lessons w/Megumi.good student" -Roxy Modafferi
DOES DANA HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST PINKYS? #BringLoganAndNatashaBack
"Yah buddy!! Get 'm Lesnar ;)" -Natasha Wicks
"My summer must have! I won't hit the beach w/out 'em ;)" -Natasha Wicks
"Hope your not talking about my pinky ;) haha ...@ its been that way since I can remember! Its my crooked friend ;)" -Natasha Wicks
TWITPICS & TWITVIDS
"I forgot to post my blog the other day after MMAthletics....sooo ummm ....here. My bad :)" -Rachelle Leah
"The best video ever made. Me explaining "The Upgrade" to a grandma." -Miguel Torres
"I uploaded a YouTube video -- Jon Fitch watches Josh Thomson get his Black Belt" -Jon Fitch
"We pulled over in Zion park for a few." -Jay Hieron, doesn't he own a shirt? (I'd be embarrassed if people knew this was an eclipse reference, but come to think of it, I doubt they'd be brave enough to mock me and openly admit they understood it also)
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