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Mike Chiappetta

on Tuesday
Here are the final UFC 187 disclosed payouts, per Nevada Athletic Commission: http://t.co/j1iIB5as54
on Tuesday
Sorry, I forgot to add Anthony Johnson making a $500K purse to face Daniel Cormier, who made $180,000 total ($90K fight, $90K win).
on Tuesday
Weidman shares in PPV points, so his final pay should be significantly higher. Donald Cerrone ($152K total) was next highest payday.
on Tuesday
Chris Weidman made disclosed $500K ($250K fight, $250K win bonus) for Saturday win over Vitor Belfort, who had a higher fight purse ($300K).
on Monday
Family selfie at the town Memorial Day parade. Hope you (Americans) are all enjoying a day we're fortunate to have. http://t.co/F2xZpf9IJ0
on Sunday
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.
on Sunday
Cormier has been toiling in gyms around the world for a long time, so he deserves all of that & his moment. Respect.
on Sunday
I guess the coolest thing out of DC getting the belt is that he'll get some PPV points & a nice payday when he fights Jones.
on Sunday
Daniel Cormier, whooped for five rounds in January, is now the UFC LHW champion. (But the No. 2 LHW in the world.) #UFC187.
on Sunday
I'm so curious if Jon Jones is watching this fight right now.
on Sunday
on Sunday
This fight is pretty intriguing. I'm thinking Rumble pulls a Chuck Liddell, uses his wrestling to stay upright & bungalows his way to a W.
on Sunday
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the Jon Jones placeholder championship. Two studs but JJ is the man 'til he loses.
on Saturday
Post-TRT Vitor ain't the same lion. Pretty smooth sailing for Weidman, who withstood early Vitor barrage & dominated on the ground. #UFC187
on Saturday
By the way, this to me is the main event. Usually don't care about fight order, but this is the only champ on the card. He deserved it.
on Saturday
I got Weidman by 3rd round finish here. Belfort's power always makes him a threat but it diminishes minute by minute in a fight. #UFC187
on Saturday
This should be fun if Makdessi can keep it standing. Cerrone will of course tangle on the feet, but should have a big ground edge. #UFC187
on Saturday
It's 2015 and Andrei Arlovski is a UFC heavyweight title contender. What a sport. What did we just watch!
on Friday
The young lion looks a bit more like a middle-aged house cat tonight. #UFC187
on Friday
BTW, if Weidman is like NASDAQ, it may close at a record high today, so maybe not the best metaphor Belfort could have used.
on Friday
"Vitor Belfort compares Chris Weidman to NASDAQ". Alright, @MMAFighting, here, take my click. http://t.co/VnN9CxeAAA
last week
Surprising thing isn't that Dana called his fighter-critics short-sighted on Reebok deal. It's that he thinks this will blow over. It won't.
last week
Major title fight, mmm kay? Lol. RT @Clutching_: @DamonMartin @MikeChiappetta exactly... Come on Mike
last week
Urijah Faber's first non-title fight loss since Sept. 2005. Hat's off to Frankie Edgar.
last week
I'm glad the media is so publicly thrilled for Munoz. It's OK to be human before being whatever your job is. (Now back to work!)
last week
Completely agree. RT @yay_yee: Congrats @mark_munoz Among the most genuine and unaffected people I've met in 15 years covering MMA.
last week
Great to see Mark Munoz ride off into the sunset on a win in front of such an appreciative crowd. Happy trails...
last week
Brandon Halsey wins Bellator middleweight title match, loses belt. #WeirdButTrueMMAHeadlines
last week
It's utter bunk when half of the fine for missing weight goes to a commission. The opponent is taking the risk & deserves the entire amount.
last week
I've had people doubting "mainstream" coverage. Here: http://t.co/JS4nVJBJbb, Here: http://t.co/JqKmGAVI3V Here: http://t.co/tvO4P5a5l6, etc
last week
They have about a month and a half to readjust. Seems they are taking in the feedback, so should be interesting to see how they respond.
last week
If pressure continues, UFC's going to have to relent & at least offer fighters the chance to sell 1 patch on their shorts. PR nightmare now.
last week
UFC-Reebok troubles continue on with mainstream media coverage. Reebok also has issue with Crossfit. Sports sponsorship ain't easy.
last week
HBO says early reports indicate 4.4 million buys for Mayweather-Pacquiao. Old PPV record was 2.48 million for Mayweather-DeLaHoya.
last week
Congrats to Ronda Rousey on her SI cover. Such dedication to her craft from a young age. Very deserving of the honor. http://t.co/w65KbTP9wd
last week
There's a few wrong/missing details in the @MikeMav22 story, but it was a pretty funny experience. I ain't mad at ya, Chiesa!
last week
Granted, it's the UFC's platform, but athletes take on cost of training camp, and should have a chance to have sponsorships underwrite it.
last week
That would minimize "NASCAR effect," keep clean look, but at least give fighters a chance to grow their own brand.
last week
Reebok/UFC deal numbers are underwhelming & the fighter backlash is understandable. Fighters should at least have 1 spot on uni to sell.
last week
Just torching some meats for #MayPac http://t.co/7JRJs6ZiZq
last week
??? RT @bokamotoESPN: Breaking: John Makdessi replaces injured Khabib Nurmagomedov, faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. http://t.co/CrBcpmWB16
last week
Stann should be his life coach RT @Jason_Floyd: Brian Stann on Jon Jones: I’d love to say I was shocked but I was not http://t.co/RhIleYiUu6
last week
Woke up to hear Jon Jones is no longer the UFC LHW champ. I'm fine with that. Glad he has time to himself, hope he uses it wisely.
last week
It's no secret that this sport draws some damaged souls, but no one is beyond redemption. Here's hoping he can turn it around. (7/7)
last week
And as fans, all we did is reject that as disingenuous. We all have different sides and fight our own inner battles from time to time. (6/7)
last week
Maybe we should be careful when we tell fighters to embrace their "heel.' Maybe he acted positively to move himself in that direction. (5/7)
last week
All that said, I wish JJ the best. His life has been a whirlwind for years. He needs to step back from his public self & find peace. (4/7)
last week
Those statements are extremely contradictory. You cannot control your professional life while having no control of your personal. (3/7)
last week
His attorney did him a real disservice by saying Jon wants to get down to training while adding that he's "taking all this" seriously. (2/7)
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