LifeAtComplex: Putting UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Through a Strength Test

On today’s episode, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic stops by the Complex office to talk with Tony about the 27th season of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, which airs April 18th on FS1. Tony puts Stipe through multiple rounds of trivia and strength test in between questions. Stipe Miocic may be the heavyweight champion but can he hang with Tony in a game of Connect 4?!

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LifeAtComplex: Are We Rap Battling? Feat. UFC Tyron Woodley

In this episode UFC fighter Tyron Woodley stops by to chop it up with Tony. We discover why fans love to boo Woodley. We also dive into the rumors of Tyron Woodley training Floyd Mayweather in MMA. Later on Tony and Tyron both spit a freestyle, not to mention Tyron gives his predictions on who is going to win at UFC 223. 

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Chris Brown Sympathizes With Conor McGregor: ‘We All Get Crazy Sometimes’

Conor McGregor's infamous bus incident is the topic on everyone's mind today, with 50 Cent in particular finding a lot of joy in the situation. Chris Brown, however, has a little more sympathy for the fighter, who just lost his UFC featherweight title. When confronted by TMZ, Brown was asked for his thoughts on the situation, and considering he's found himself in similar fits of rage before, he feels for McGregor.

“We all get crazy sometimes,” he responds, offering more support for McGregor than 50 Cent. On the same night, TMZ caught-up with Chris Brown again, this time showing him acting up once again.

In the video, Brown can be seen arguing with a valet parking attendant outside TAO Los Angeles, threatening to get violent with him. He was supposedly disputing the charge, saying at one point “I should knock you out.” It's not clear how much he was being charged, but he clearly wasn't happy. He goes on to say the valet “did [him] dirty” and was “trying to rape [him] right now.” He's collected during the ordeal, but it's clearly very tense.

Meanwhile, McGregor has been arrested after injuring several people during the outburst, placing his future in the UFC uncertain. UFC President Dana White has explained that he has no interest in helping McGregor out, reports ESPN. “Normally, yes, I would dive right in and do everything in my power to help one of my guys. But not in this situation,” he explained to ESPN.

With two fighters having suffered injuries at the hands at McGregor, White is not eager to sort things out for him.

“He came into the Barclays Center, attacked our fighters and attacked my staff with a bunch of guys. No, you don't get my help on this one,” he says.

Chris Brown previously threw a chair through a window at Good Morning America back in 2011 in a similar outburst. At the time he was on probation for the domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Recently he was spotted with hands around a woman's neck, although he insisted he was playing around.

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Brock Lesnar Coming Back for More UFC Action

It's been more than three years since Brock Lesnar said he was “closing the door” on his UFC career—but that door just keeps opening back up. Lesnar is returning to the UFC, the mixed martial arts organization's president, Dana White, revealed on FOX Sports Wednesday night.

“Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back,” White answered with a laugh when Daniel Cormier asked if the WWE star would return to the Octagon. “I don't know when, but he is.”

Lesnar has not fought in the UFC since July 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. He took Hunt down four times.

For that fight, Lesnar received what was a UFC record purse at the time: $2.5 million. (Conor McGregor has since broken that record.) After the fight, however, Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance, an estrogen blocker. The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined him $250,000 and suspended him from competition for one year. 

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Lesnar “retired” for a second time in February 2017. Lesnar's return details haven't been finalized, but Ariel Helwani—perhaps the most plugged-in MMA journalist on the planet—reports that he's really coming back.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound WWE star, who also had a cup of tea in the NFL, is one of the greatest athletes of this generation.

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LifeAtComplex: Choked Out By UFC Fighter Brian Ortega

On this episode UFC fighter Brian Ortega stops by the office to talk about UFC223. Brian is up next to fight for the title, with an undefeated record, he stands out as favorite to be a new champion in the featherweight division. Unfortunately for Brian, Connect 4 is not his strong suit, as Tony dominates him in the childhood game we all love. Later on Umami burger delivers to the office some of their new “Impossible Burgers”. And to top off the episode the fine folks from Corona treats Complex staffers to some new Corona Premier beers!

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LifeAtComplex: UFC Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gives No F*cks

On this episode former UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk stops by to play Tony in a little game we call “Sumo Kings”. This game was obviously made up for creative reasons. In preparation to UFC 223, on April 7th at the Barclays Center, Tony ask Joanna what was different about this training camp compared to her previous one. Tony even blesses Joanna with an assortment of nicknames, which is in fact still up for grabs if Joanna chooses to use for her liking.

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Is This Proof Conor McGregor Will Make a WrestleMania Appearance?

Conor McGregor has plenty of free time on his hands right now. With no UFC bout on the docket and a rematch with Floyd Mayweather still just a pipe dream, he has been waiting in the wind for the right opportunity to come along. Could that opportunity present itself at WrestleMania in early April?

The idea of McGregor taking his talents to the WWE isn’t exactly new. People have been speculating about the possibility of McGregor making the jump to the WWE for years now, even though he hasn’t exactly shown a lot of love to pro wrestlers. Just last week, John Cena said McGregor would put him—and a bunch of other wrestlers—out of work if he ever decided to wrestle full time.

 

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But it sounds like McGregor might finally be ready to take the plunge into the world of pro wrestling—if you believe the latest betting odds. The online gambling website Oddschecker just announced that they’re giving McGregor 7/4 odds of appearing at WrestleMania 34. For those unfamiliar with betting odds, that isn’t exactly a slam dunk, but it is an indication that a WrestleMania appearance for McGregor is far from out of the question.

It would make all the sense in the world for McGregor to surprise everyone at WrestleMania. As we mentioned, he doesn’t have a whole lot else going on at the moment. Ronda Rousey will also be featured prominently at the event this year, which means a UFC takeover could be on deck.

But whether McGregor pops up or not, this latest rumor proves that the McGregor-to-the-WWE chatter is going to persist. And it’s starting to feel like it’s only a matter of time before he shows up at a WWE event.

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Gil Violates; Jon Jones Knocks Himself Out; Fixing the NFL | Out of Bounds

The NFL is getting something right for a change?! Word is the league’s competition committee is serious about changing its confusing and controversial catch rule. Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew discuss that, as well as some other potential rule changes that they don’t all support (not everybody gives AF about player safety, apparently). Then, following LeBron’s comments that the NCAA is “corrupt” and young players need a viable alternative to college and overseas leagues, the team talks about how realistic it is for the G League to become a farm system. In discussing his experience at the University of Arizona, Gil learns that he may have violated a whole gang of rules, before explaining why he hates Duke and Coach K with a passion. Next, the guys look ahead to the weekend’s big Celtics-Rockets primetime matchup in “In Play” and wonder if Boston’s stout D can stop Houston’s roll, and Gil explains his problem with Kyrie Irving. Finally, in the wake of the California State Athletic Commission punishing former UFC champ Jon Jones for his second positive steroid test, OOB checks his excuses and tries to decide if he’s the most disappointing athlete to squander their talent.

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UFC Fighter Mike Perry Tried to Pull Down Rival’s Pants at Weigh-In

It’s typical to see UFC opponents engage in some trash talk or feign a pre-fight brawl during their weigh-in, but Mike Perry took things to comically new heights Friday by attempting to “pants” Max Griffin after his portion of the weigh-in.

As you can see in the clip above, Perry initially follows the normal weigh-in routine by handing off his clothing and stepping on the scale. Griffin and Perry then engage in the typical stare down, with Griffin appearing to throw in some trash talk for good measure. Then things take a bizarre turn at the 36-second mark, as Perry stoops down and tries to pull off Griffin’s sweatpants. The move appears to also catch the weigh-in commentators by surprise.

“Is he trying to pants him?” one commentator asks.

Given that Nate Diaz nearly smoked marijuana on live television, a pantsing during a weigh-in is almost par for the course by UFC standards.

Per Jay Reddick of the Orlando Sentinel, Perry is a heavy favorite to beat Griffin when the two square off Saturday night. Griffin is a former corporate real estate worker with a career 1-2 record.

“A lot of people are really excited for me,” Perry said, during a pre-fight press conference covered by the Sentinel. “I’ve earned this. That’s the way I look at it. I worked my [expletive] off to make sure I perform on Saturday for the hometown … so I can sleep at home, wake up on fight day, pet my dogs, go to war and return victorious. A comfortable fighter is a dangerous fighter and that’s what I am. I’m a dangerous mother [expletive].”

Griffin and Perry’s welterweight match will be a part of UFC Fight Night, which begins Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in Orlando with bouts airing on UFC’s Fight Pass streaming service and Fox.

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Daniel Cormier Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex | Sneaker Shopping

UFC Champion Daniel Cormier goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Sole on Ice in San Jose, and talks about having the best sneakers in the UFC and his favorite shoes growing up.

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