Bellator MMA

Try Not To Cringe While Watching Chandler Try To Fight His Way Through This

It was a strange weekend for MMA. Bellator MMA put on their second PPV event in the company's history in New York City and the event was... well, weird.

But nothing freaked out audiences more than watching Lightweight champ Michael Chandler do his best to fight through a terrible accident that happened early in the first round of his fight against Brent Primus.

The fight started off normal enough, with both Chandler and Primus feeling one another out. But it soon became very apparent that something wasn't okay with Chandler's leg — which started to buckle and made everyone watching at home and in the audience start to throw up a little bit in their mouth.

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Bally's Casino in Las Vegas likes to let tourists know where their casino is by plastering their name all over their hotel in giant bright letters.

Recently, it was noticed that the "Y" in one of the Bally's signs (specifically the one seen from the Grand Bazzar Shops), was coming loose. Rather than let the giant letter dangle off the building, Bally's decided to remove it, and not risk crushing their customers.

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The UFC President Was None Too Pleased On Sunday Night

Pretty safe to say, Mario Yamasaki will not be on Dana White's Christmas card list.

Not to say Dana White has one, but if he did, he surely wouldn't be so kind to the longtime UFC referee after a controversial stoppage in the main event of Fight Night in Oklahoma on Sunday.

Bitter rivals Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee were in the middle of a crazy battle (that itself, was the culmination of months of intense trash talk). Lee was able to get the better of Chiesa on the exchanges and secured a rear naked choke toward the end of the first round. When it looked like Chiesa was on the verge of either tapping out or going to sleep (and seemingly convulsing and waiving his arms), Yamasaki stepped in to stop the fight before Chiesa could tap.

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Puncture Wounds

With His New Passion Project, Le Is Bringing The High Stakes Scenarios From His Movies Into Real Life

Long before Gina Carano and Ronda Rousey were kicking ass and taking names on the big screen (and certainly way before UFC stars like Conor McGregor were remotely flirting with cameo appearances in Vin Diesel movies), Cung Le was showing audiences all around the world how to balance an active fight career in the cage with a thriving film career in movies around the world.

With a career that spans over twenty years in movies (beginning with his first credit on Sleight of Hand) and includes memorable stints on television series like Hawaii Five O, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Into the Badlands, Le has carved out an impressive and versatile resume in the entertainment industry.

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The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is one of the most popular EDM events around, held annually in Las Vegas. Hosting a dance festival in the desert, especially one with the kind of music that often promotes club-drug use, seems like an accident waiting to happen.

All festivals/concerts/satanic rituals have their share of injuries, seeing as how whenever large groups of people are gathered, injuries will simply statistically occur. But that doesn't make any festival fatalities any less awful.

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We've Seen Worse (But That's Not Saying Much)

Let's start with some positives.

Dana White is without question one of the greatest promoters in all of mixed martial arts. He speaks his mind, he's always on the circuit conducting interviews, and, more than anything, his love for the sport is unquestioned.

Now with that out of the way, he's not super great at swinging a bat.

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He Might Be Suing The UFC Now, But That Doesn't Mean He Didn't Try To Be The Ideal Company Man For The MMA Giant

Being asked to serve as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter is supposed to be an honor. But when it came time for mixed martial arts legend Cung Le to leave the states for an international version of the show (designed at breaking new ground in a lucrative Chinese market), he was unexpectedly faced with a conundrum that would pit his personal life against his professional one.

The day before he was set to leave for China to begin filming his role as a mentor for TUF, Le's wife began experiencing a set of pains in her stomach. Doctors scrambled to schedule an operation, but the thought of abandoning her just hours after her operation didn't sit right with him. Le phoned UFC President Dana White to ask if he could have another week to spend with his wife as she recovered. White told him he would call him back.

He didn't.

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An Old Interview With The Former Owner Of The UFC Brings A New Perspective To His Story And Management Style.

Lorenzo Fertitta sold his share to the UFC last July, but his influence on the sport is hard to deny. Along with his brother Frank, and Dana White, he changed the way that we look at mixed martial arts -- taking a business that was once referred to as "human cockfighting" and turning it into one of the most lucrative businesses in the world.

In fact, despite no longer being involved with the day-to-day operations of the MMA giant, he was recently cited as one of the key people who helped make the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather match happen.

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Diego Sanchez Has His First MMA Student

Diego Sanchez has a reputation for being an intense individual. He is, after all, the guy who walks out to the cage with this kind of conviction.

What you might not know about him, however, is that he is also the kind of guy who puts in rounds with a killer like Isaac "The Shermanator" Marquez.

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The 2017 Electric Daisy Carnival just went down in Las Vegas over the weekend. It must've been one hell of a party because it literally sent over 1,000 people to seek medical treatment. Of the thousand, 16 of those people had to be taken to a hospital for further treatment. The remaining hundreds of festival-goers were treated on-site.

Seeing as how the temperature in Vegas was nearly 100ºF at freakin' midnight (after reaching about 108ºF during the day), it's understandable that a lot of dehydrated, dancing, mollied-out partiers needed to hit the medical tent.

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It's 2017, and that means I don't know a single person who would ever be embarrassed about going to an Elton John show — he's a damned icon, and you would be lucky to see him during your lifetime. If you're from Vegas or thinking about visiting soon, well the good news is that Elton is coming back to Sin City, specifically The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, starting in October.

If that's all you need to hear, and now want the dates, here you go:

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For me, one of the most interesting things about sports betting in Las Vegas is what I've seen in movies, because I've never actually done it. I'm talking about a bunch of loud people in a room filled with TV screens, hollering bets at people in the room or over the phone as they watch what's going on, live. I picture it like the stock market floor.

I'm probably super wrong about it, but I'm not afraid to admit that — I'll also admit that I wasn't 100% positive I was saying the word "Szechuan" right out loud earlier either. It was tripping me up, regardless if I had eaten it plenty of times.

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Just when I think I've got a handle on all the sports in existence (things like Footsball, Hotdog Eating, and Blitzball, naturally), something always seems to pop up where I go "wait, is that a real thing?"

Today, that pop up was Pickleball — and it's seemingly taking Vegas by storm. Just last year the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas even dedicated a huge portion of their rooftop pool area to the sport, installing 16 Pickleball courts for the dozens of people on the planet who know what it is.

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Vacations are great if you can execute them properly. If you book one that's too short, you can come back bitter that you haven't had enough time to relax. On the other hand, if you book one too long, you can end up hating your entire family, your spouse, and yourself (for all the garbage food you've been eating. You're on vacation! Eat what you want!). The key is to know where you're going, have enough for you to do, and to know your limits.

Luckily, Vegas straight trounces the competition when it comes to travel distance, things to do, and weather — which is why it earned the #1 vacation spot in 2017 according to a recent WalletHub study.

Does this comes as a shock to you? No. Las Vegas is fucking awesome.

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Online poker is sometimes seen as Poker Lite, just because you aren't sitting across from your opponents and you don't have to work on your presence to help deceive or read your opponents.

That's cool and all, but it's time to get off your high horse about online poker, because it involves some serious money. In fact, Pokerstars recently announced it had its biggest day in online poker history when it hit more than $39 MILLION in prize pools. This means it beat the the guarantee of $28 million by almost 40 per cent.

Let that sink in.

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Journalists Beware: It's NOT A Good Idea To Train With Jose Aldo And His Team

A word of caution to all reporters who go to cover UFC fighter Jose Aldo: there may come a time when he asks you put on some gloves and step in a ring with him.

Under no circumstances: put on a pair of gloves and go into a ring with him.

I know it might sound good to get the exclusive, but I'm here to tell you, it's not worth it. No, I don't have any personal experience. I just happen to have two eyes and a growing suspicion of patterns.

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SB Nation

The Golden Boy Gives Zero F**ks About This Match

Well, there's not much he can do about it now, but Oscar De La Hoya wanted to make sure that it was put in printed word exactly how he felt about a potential match up between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

Now Oscar De La Hoya is a boxing legend. That much is indisputable. In his day, he brought some of the most entertaining fights to the ring and had a rabid fan base that would always tune in to see his fights. His days out of the ring have definitely seen ups and downs, but there De La Hoya has never been too far from the sport that he loves so much. He currently serves as a boxing promoter and always seems to champion those he feels are the next big thing.

So it would seem that a boxing enthusiast like him might have an opinion or two about Mayweather vs. McGregor. The kind of opinion that might have some weight and get picked up by sporting outlets even when he puts it on his Facebook.

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What's better than a four-on-the-floor drumbeat, a thick bassline, and all sorts of synthesizer craziness when paired with bright Vegas lights, ringing slots, and sidewalk solicitors slapping around those pamphlets advertising escort girls? Nothing. Nothing is better than that, because that's what happens when good dance music comes to Vegas.

So, you like EDM? Do you like Las Vegas? Well guess what… some of your favorite EDM artists are coming to Vegas! You really didn't know that? EDM has basically taken over the Las Vegas club scene, and concert scene, and pretty much everywhere else music is being played. Hell, Vegas hosts one of the biggest EDM festivals on the planet—but we'll get to that a little later.

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