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  • Andrei Arlovski coach talks 'greatest open workout in UFC history'

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter42 mins ago

      Andrei Arlovskipunched his way back into the top-ten last week with a knockout of Antonio "Pezao" Silva, but before he did that, he conducted what the UFC called "The greatest open workout in UFC history," with his Muay Thai Coach. The light-hearted open workout, which featured Arlovski's coach Said Hatim(view Hatim's most recent MMA fight in the video above) punching, kicking, elbowing and headbutting the fighter (video below) a couple days before the fight in Brazil, delighted the crowd of fans and media members in attendance.

    According to Hatim, the drill was equal parts useful and fun. "It was Andrei's idea to do it for the workout," Hatim said.

    "He wanted to do something fun. It gets crazy in Brazil and he didn't want to be serious. He just wanted to relax and have fun. This is something we do after training, sometimes, to just get the body ready to be hit.

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  • Tito Ortiz says Stephan Bonnar crossed a line with trash talk

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter2 days ago

    UFC Hall of Fame members Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar were involved in a bizarre incident inside a Bellator cage recently, to promote their fight against one another in November. Ortiz swung and missed with a shove directed at "RoboCop" after Bonnar insulted him with some very personal attacks and allegations.

    It used to be that Ortiz was the one insulting opponents as "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy." Now, the former light heavyweight world champion says Bonnar went too far, and personal with his words.

    "[Bonnar] started talking smack saying I need money to pay for my family because my chick took all my money or my ex-chick took all my money," Ortiz said in a recent interview.

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