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The upcoming “Baddest Motherf—ker” belt is really an unprecedented event. Nate Diaz — ever the visionary — called for a title defense of his “baddest motherf—ker in the game belt” opposite Jorge Masvidal after beating up on Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. Shockingly, UFC pretty promptly booked the fight, which is something of rarity on its own given Diaz’s mercurial nature, and is actually going ahead with the BMF belt!
As a result, UFC filed for trademarks on the phrase “BADDEST Motherf—ker.” In addition to naming the belt and event after Diaz’s quote, UFC intends to create merchandise as well. Check out trademark attorney Josh Gerben break it down a bit below:
The UFC has filed 3 trademark applications for ‘BADDEST MOTHERFUCKER.’ @ufc claims the phrase will be used for:
1. The name of an event
2. A championship belt
3. A brand of toys (?!)
— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) September 17, 2019
This is definitely a smart move from the promotion, a guarantee that it will profit off all the weirdness — otherwise, why bother with the whole thing? However, one hopes that Diaz, whose quote started it all, will also see some extra cash as a result of his unique genius… I would not bet on it though.
Another master of his craft who happens to hail from “The Garden State.”
Based on this video, I’ve been training completely wrong.
For those interested in digging into financial numbers, this is a great thread:
No one man should have all that power.
Technique tip from pro Muay Thai fighter Eddie Abasolo:
A sweet highlight video of “The Female Khabib.”
Slips, rips, and KO clips
“Jacare” was a force to behold during his days as a jiu-jitsu competitor.
An interesting angle on the elbow in this Muay Thai KO:
A core concept in wrestling and grappling states: where the head goes, the body follows. It applies to Sumo as well.
Looks like a rough landing:
Midnight Music: My Spotify Discover Weekly kept it pretty classic this week! For any fans of Young, his online archive is really neat to explore.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.