Midnight Mania! Rockhold Is New Face of Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrance

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Top UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold got a big career win recently- not inside the Octagon, where he was last seen falling victim to the thunderous punches of Yoel Romero- but in his modeling career.

Rockhold was named the new face of Polo Ralph Lauren’s new fragrance, #PoloBlue.

Rockhold has been modeling for a while, but this is by far his biggest gig to date. This must be the culmination of what he was talking about in 2016:

“I’m doing well. I’m here (in New York) next week for fashion week. I‘ve got some big contracts that we are working up right now. I’m meeting some top brands and talking about some deals we can potentially jump into in that market, as far as modeling. I’m talking about getting paid. We’ll keep it under wraps. But we are talking top tier brands.”

Polo Ralph Lauren is certainly a top tier brand. Rockhold may use this income to take time off and re-evaluate his next career move, with a jump up to light heavyweight a possibility.


Jon Bones Jones responded to Meisha Tate’s response to his response to her criticism:

I didn’t see this whole thing happen earlier- it was a lot more surprising than I had pictured in my head, BJ Penn jumping out to attack Cris Cyborg at open workouts.

The full masked @bjpenn attack on @criscyborg at open workouts #UFC222 • • • @1khathaway – @usatodaysports

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The right reaction to this Chuck Liddell to Bellator rumor:

I never heard of Bruce Connal but apparently he was lead producer on all UFC PPVs, the guy behind the scenes making it all happen.

Our UFC community is absolutely devastated after the unexpected passing of our good friend and mentor, Bruce Connal. Bruce was the lead producer for all of the UFC PPVs and big shows over the last 2+ decades. He was the anchor, the kingpin, and the man most of us took our cues from. I can’t believe he won’t be in my ear Saturday night, or ever again. This is just an unfathomable personal and professional loss for our tight-knit production team. Every piece of my heart goes out to the Connal family. And everything we do tomorrow at UFC 222 will be in Bruce’s honor. We love you, Brucey, and we will miss you more than you know.

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Please... no. As much as I want to see Mayweather get his ass beat... no.

Kevin Ross with the easy pad flow

Realised I hadn't thrown elbows in about 2 years, even on the pads. Gotta stay sharp cuz you just never know Thanks to @lilchuy77 for always giving me awesome work #kevinross #thesoulassassin #muaythai #kickboxing #onnit #onnitpro @onnit #Repost @lilchuy77 (@get_repost) ・・・ Getting it in with the man himself @dasoulassassin really fun to get pushed on pads keeps ya sharp.

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Darrion Caldwell is an insane athlete and this cameraman found that out:

Michael Chandler is also a really good athlete. Bellator does have a handful of them.

Dangerous with all limbs with @henrihooft #HKickboxing - #mma #striking #boxing #wrestling #bjj #kickboxing #jiujitsu #knockout #fitness #workout #motivation #inspiration #ironmichael #henrihooft

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My life (except I’m not at the gym every day):

Through years of diligence and training I can briefly nap with my eyes open and nobody has any idea

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