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With the help of Joe Rogan and his own 11-fight career as a UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub has established himself as one of the most popular voices in MMA. His podcast, “The Fighter And The Kid,” was pretty successful, and Schaub also appeared on Showtime as an analyst and comedian.
What Schaub is not, however, is a scientist or researcher on diseases. Despite his qualifications outside the epidemiology field, Schaub nevertheless spoke several times about the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing about the statistics and generally downplaying the whole thing.
Cases don’t just count deaths. Imagine the f * ck outside or hiding in your house while everyone is back to normal. EDUCATE YOURSELF and watch the downward trend in deaths. 7000 people die every day in American NO corona. There have been 600 deaths due to the crown https://t.co/biaFWR75Xu
– Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 9, 2020
No, I drag too much on the real statistics and not a giant panic
– Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 9, 2020
In the clip above, Schaub pleads for the organization of UFC events: “Let’s say everyone has had Corona … in the worst case, everyone on the map has had Corona. 97% chance, it will be fine. Would you bet on it? Look at the odds that you get into a wrecked car on the way to work … that’s how I see it, just statistics. I get my emotions out of it and look at the statistics. Yeah, I would put it on. ”
It turns out that Schaub’s lack of concern for the virus did not protect him. Schaub recently admitted that he contracted COVID-19, although he believes he is “almost 100%” after a three-day battle with the virus.
Well … I have the crown. After the third day, I almost returned to 100%. Connect to TFATK today!
– Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) July 2, 2020
Will Schaub touch the virus to change his perspective? Either way, I doubt it. However, it should at least be more difficult for Schaub to write it as a hoax entirely after his own experience.
USADA is everywhere, including Fight Island.
– Michael Fiedel (@MichaelFiedel) July 2, 2020
There has never been a bad time for Matt Brown against Carlos Condit, a fight the UFC has been trying to book for ages now.
Marlon Moraes calls Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt:
Trying to imagine what a show it would have been in person is difficult.
99 YEARS AGO TODAY: Jack Dempsey knocks out Georges Carpentier in the first million dollars in boxing.
91,000 attended Boyle’s Thirty Acres, NJ pic.twitter.com/t1Q1LILIYR
– Against the ropes (@ATRboxinguk) July 2, 2020
Francis Ngannou switches between trying to hit technically (and hitting very hard) and simply trying to kill people (and hitting really hard). Anyway, don’t let this guy land!
Break down the recent surgery of Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr and go back to his league debut:
See this post on Instagram
Hip resurfacing and return to kick-boxing. Having a long and long career in Muay Thai (147 fights between kickboxing, Muay Thai and boxing), his body finally broke down and could no longer bear the rigors of combat preparation. Originally, it was announced that he was going to have a total hip replacement. . Typically, hip replacements are postponed until an individual is in their 60s. The idea is that most replacements last 15 to 20 years, so if the replacement occurs too soon, they may need to make several revisions, which is not ideal. Also due to the risk of dislocation with certain hip movements, this effectively ends an athlete’s career. The hip position most prone to dislocation is a fully flexed, adductive and internal rotating hip (same position as a round kick). . However, after getting a second opinion, Parr chose less invasive surgery, hip resurfacing, which would allow him to continue participating in combat sports. . Advantages of hip resurfacing: the femoral head is not removed, but rather is adorned and capped with a smooth metallic coating. The damaged bone and cartilage inside the socket is removed and replaced with a metal shell. With a complete hip replacement, they also replace the femoral head. This means that less material is “replaced”. There is also less risk of accidental dislocation of the hip with extreme hip movements. . Parr is currently recovering from surgery, but has signed up with @onechampionship and plans to make his debut when his hip is ready for the rigors preparing for a fight.
Briefs, rips and KO clips
82 years and a few weeks because I haven’t seen that until today – still very cool! But man, the referees really hated the brain back then.
On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany threatened the world. The HW Champ is fighting an opponent who Hitler claims to represent his nation and who once defeated him. Outside the Yankee Stadium, the planet is watching. 82 years ago today Joe Louis KO’d Max Schmeling. Ali was great, Louis the greatest. pic.twitter.com/d30mSnfA5i
– Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) June 22, 2020
Jiri Prochazka against Volkan Oezdemir is going to be FIRE!
It’s a better fight scene than any Marvel movie.
This guy: 1
Midnight Music: this week’s “Discover Weekly” cup, courtesy of Kevin Ayers, founding member of the English psychological rock group The Soft Machine.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.