World Series of Fighting certainly had an interesting evening. Kicking the night off with Josh Burkman asking for his release, a spat between UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes and WSOF Vice President and match maker Ali Abdel-Aziz quickly spiraled out of control into an uncomfortable and frankly embarrassing back and forth.
Chiming in on Burkman's contract situation, Magalhaes pegged Abdel-Aziz as the impetus for the welterweight wanting out of the promotion. Once Abdel-Aziz responded the action really took off (Warning: Some language below is NSFW).
Thankfully, it seems cooler heads prevailed before things went further.
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But was it Ali? Or his manager?
.@MuhammadAli U sir are the original EVERYTHING! Ur the reason combat sports is where it is 2day Greatest tweet ive ever recieved Im honored— Dana White (@danawhite) April 3, 2014
WSOF was mostly good 2 me n good 4 my career. I hope U continue 2 support them n there fighters. Many good people involved @MMAWorldSeries— Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) April 4, 2014
Make it happen.
Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) April 3, 2014
Eddie might have a point here.
Thank you Gracie Mag for your incredible completely un-bias choice in action pics of my match at Metamoris!! pic.twitter.com/4DJB0HU3hi— Eddie Bravo (@eddiebravo) April 3, 2014
Just finished up my Fist Ograph http://t.co/IEStYk2qcq— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) April 4, 2014
Alptekin Ozkilic (@alpozkilicmma) April 4, 2014
Can't sleep up thinking about Ross and how were gonna bang it out.— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) April 4, 2014
Man bang as in try and take each other out not tip tap for points— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) April 4, 2014
Ok you guys are all very sick .... Bang it out define, 2 fighters punch in the face very hard, looking to knock one another unconscious— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) April 4, 2014
Announced yesterday (Apr. 3 2014)
Ruslan Magomedov vs. Viktor Pesta at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi
cancelled Dustin Ortiz vs. Alptekin Ozkilic at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson
FANPOST OF THE DAY
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Phil Davis, "Mr. Wonderful", has been airing his grievance that he deserves a title shot. Victories over Machida, Lil Nog and Alexander Gustafsson support his argument. His defeat from Rashad Evans indicates that he may need some development before a title shot. Can Phil Davis wrestle with Jon Jones?
The fact that Davis compares Jon Jones to "gingerbread" shows that he may be overlooking a dangerous opponent in Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. In his last five wins, Johnson owns three impressive knockouts. Johnson has serious power at light heavyweight. Certainly, he has more striking power than "Mr. Wonderful". Johnson was able to outstrike a fairly technical, yet chiny, Andrei Arlovski.
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