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Here are some of the raw reactions from the MMA community to yesterday’s featured stories.

Covington set to cement legacy at UFC 268 alongside Lil Wayne

Colby Covington and Lil Wayne

During an interview with Submission Radio published yesterday, Colby Covington revealed that Lil Wayne will accompany him to the Octagon for his title fight against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 268. Although neither Lil Wayne nor his representatives have confirmed this news, we have there was no choice but to accept the risky proposal to take Colby Covington’s word in the meantime. Here’s how the MMA community reacted to this random news.

Daniel Cormier believes McGregor’s recent actions are a cry for help

Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier
Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier

Yesterday on ESPN’s DC and RC, UFC co-host and legend Daniel Cormier voiced his take on Conor McGregor’s recent unhinged actions, namely the controversial tweet in which the Irishman apparently shot Khabib Nurmagomedov while referencing the death of his late father.

Being that Cormier is close to Khabib, he naturally had a strong reaction to McGregor’s tweet in addition to some of his behaviors of late, such as targeting Dustin Poirier’s wife. Cormier even theorized that McGregor’s behavior is a cry for help. Here are some of the MMA pulse reactions to it.

Belfort & Triller in multi-deal talks, Holyfield fight discussed

Vitor Belfort Evander Holyfield
(via Zuffa LLC and AP)

Yesterday we posted a story about MMA legend Vitor Belfort potentially having a fight against boxer great Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield as part of a multi-fight deal that is being negotiated between Belfort and Triller. Belfort already has a fight against another member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Oscar de La Hoya, lined up on September 11, and the prospect of Belfort taking on Holyfield has Roots a bit hesitant on who to back.

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