Ronda Rousey appeared on a FOX Sports 1 program yesterday to promote Expendables 3. While she was there, she went outside and doused herself in ice water. (This is part of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.) She then challenged Dana White, Sylvester Stallone and Gina Carano to do the same.
MMA fighter War Machine (née Jon Koppenhaver) is wanted by the Las Vegas Police Department on seven charges, reports TMZ on Monday evening. This news comes after his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack posted a chilling account and graphic pictures to her Twitter account detailing a beating she allegedly sustained at the hands of War Machine last week.
Mack writes that she broke 18 bones around her eyes, a broken nose, lost (and broke) teeth and suffered a ruptured liver when War Machine showed up at her home last Friday. She also has slurred speech and cannot see out of her left eye. The full, beyond-stomach turning statement from Mack:
She also posted pictures from her hospital bed that are very graphic.
Cormier: I wish they would let me next door so I can spit in your f–king face.
Jones: You know I would absolutely kill you if you ever did something like that, right?
Cormier: You could never kill me.
Jones: Oh, I bet you I could.
Cormier: Then you should try, Jon. You really should try, Jon.
Jones: I will literally kill you if you spit in my face. Literally kill you.
Cormier: Let’s try that, Jon.
Jones: I’m not saying I would fight you. I said I would kill you if you do some silly sh-t like that.
It’s not 100% clear whether all of this stuff is scripted for publicity reasons, similar to what wrestling does, or real, but nonetheless, this is going to be the fight of the year. The match is scheduled for September 27th.
Former UFC fighter Joshua R. Grispi was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting his wife for the second time in the span of four days, reports the Tauton (Mass.) Daily Gazette. The Gazette reports Grispi had his pit bull trained to attack his wife according to Middleboro (Mass.) Police:
“It’s the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen,” police officer Richard Harvey said.
Grispi was also arrested last Friday for assaulting his wife, but released on $2,000 bail.
Harvey said the victim was “chewed up” by Grispi’s pit bull, which had been trained to attack her. She is in the hospital with serious injuries, he said.
The Gazette provides more disturbing details from the arrest:
When Middleboro Detective Simonne M. Ryder searched the house Monday, she uncovered a pot farm, weapons and ammunition, police said.
Grispi was ordered to, nicknamed “The Fluke.” hand over his weapons, many of which were not secured, after the second incident. He said Grispi 3-year-old was sitting next to a box of unsecured guns and ammunition when police arrived.
Grispi is charged with two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of violating a restraining order, animal cruelty, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, drug possession to cultivate marijuana and improper storage of a large capacity firearm and rifle or shotgun near a child.
Grispi went 0-4 in UFC and hasn’t fought since 2013.
Jones and Daniel Cormier got into real promotional brawl during a media event at the MGM today when things escalated during a standard on-stage stare down when their faces touched. Cormier shoved Jones and Jones to a real swing at Cormier before everyone went to the ground. The stage was torn down as the two huge men fought for free in front of the media in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel.
UFC security forces attempted to pull the men apart, but Jones continued throwing punches at Cormier. The challenger, arms held behind his back by security, flailed with his legs and tried to kick Jones in the head.
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Security finally pulled both fighters apart. Jones went back on the stage, raised his face to the ceiling and let out a ferocious howl.
Moments later the two fighters took it to Twitter.