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Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson

Co-Main Event | Middleweight · 185 lbs

Ronaldo Souza defeats Derek Brunson via KO/TKO at 0:41 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza
Mmaweekly large Derek Brunson

Souza
KO/TKO
Round 1

15-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   9-1-0
Climbed to 16-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 9-2
-500 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +325 (Moderate Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil   Fighting out of   Albuquerque, New Mexico
32 years, 8 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   28 years, 7 months
186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   78.0" (198cm)
XGym   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
  • Date: Saturday 08.18.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mike Beltran
  • Venue: Valley View Casino Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 8 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Pat Militech
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Mauro Ranallo
  • Souza Total Disclosed Pay: $94,000
  • Brunson Total Disclosed Pay: $13,000
  • Event Links:

Souza vs. Brunson Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman saw former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza take on Derek Brunson in the middleweight division.


After some brief exchanges Souza clocked an oncoming Brunson with a right cross that dropped him. Brunson scrambled to get his wits about him but Souza was all over him and finished the job with additional punches on the ground, notching the emphatic KO victory.


The end came 0:41 into the first round.


Speaking with Mauro Ranallo following the win, Souza said, "All my training partners talk about my hands and I came very prepared for this fight. I am prepared for anyone, anytime. I am the former middleweight champ and I'm coming back for more."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Souza vs. Brunson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 944  
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KO/TKO
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Brunson
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Videos & Highlights

    Predictions  |  Betting Breakdown for Brunson vs Jacare report dead link

    MMA Oddsbreakers breaks down the betting odds for Derek Brunson vs. Ronaldo Souza with host Nick Kalikas and guests Luca Fury and Larry Pepe.

Souza vs. Brunson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

#ImReallyGoodAt keeping it real
5 days
after
Losing was apart of the process and growth , but we're not getting used to it . Time to go streaking without getting nude #teamLAYnSLAY
5 days
after
by switching to Geico?“@MMAWeeklyRadio: On the positive side of this,I just saved $55 for the month.”
5 days
after
"daddy did u win"..."not this time", ..."why didn't u win"(took the time to teach a life lesson) "you can't always win,but try your best"
5 days
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@KCBanditMMA 4 n 5 they're some little gangstas
5 days
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At kindergarten orientation with my mini #tears http://t.co/vtKcVOqz
5 days
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@MackDaMenaceMMA haha
5 days
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The life of a MMA fighter brutal #ufc151
5 days
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@lastcall155 classic
5 days
after
#TeamGregJackson
5 days
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@KingMoFH Is a G !
5 days
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@KCBanditMMA Ughhh f no .
5 days
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@KCBanditMMA yeah that's a joke
5 days
after
Let's fight & make money #MoneyTeam
5 days
after
Chael Sonnen continues to impress with his thuggery #WellDone
5 days
after
My shoe game game is on trt and hgh . Check outta my new Jordans on my Instagram @DerekBrunsonMMA
5 days
after
#ThingsINeverGetTiredOfSeeing money
5 days
after
Rousey vs Cyborg is the new Mayweather vs Pacquiao ! #Strikeforce
5 days
after
Only Santa Claus is allowed to use the word "ho" when talking to females #HaveSomeRespectGuys
4 days
after
the escort , she has a job “@JimmyClarke: @DerekBrunsonMMA Whose in the lead the thief or the escort lol?”
4 days
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You'll aren't gonna believe this one . Cute Girl #2 . Later in conversation Me:"So what do you do for work" Her:"I'm a escort" #WellIBeDamn
4 days
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I sure did “@PROMMA: @DerekBrunsonMMA get her # ?”
4 days
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well duh .... “@PROMMA: @DerekBrunsonMMA get her # ?”
4 days
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Met a cute chick . Later in conversation she said "I want to be honest I just got out jail for robbery" *pause* #ThugLife #WellIBeDamn
4 days
after
#ThingsISayToMuch "can I get a refill"
4 days
after
@dc_mma @strikeforce you're to good , you should be banned !
4 days
after
#NoteToMyEx look at me now !
4 days
after
I'm trying to fight October 27 in @Strikeforce gotta get back after it . #Leggo
4 days
after
#ThingsISayToMuch young mula babe
4 days
after
I'm like a bad poker player , I will not fold !
4 days
after
I have a friend who's 23 and she's on divorce number #2 , I'm starting to think it's her LOL !
4 days
after
@julesk_fighter thx Julz lovs you too sis
4 days
after
*dials 911* :-)“@Voila_MAGIK: Haven't stalked @DerekBrunsonMMA in a while. Blame it on work and school, lol.”
3 days
after
that can't be good lol“@_ashville: @DerekBrunsonMMA heard your name on tv today ;)”
3 days
after
This sweet tea I just consumed was so sweet it had me switchin . #Damnnn
3 days
after
@JorgeGurgel valeu mesmo pela torcida e mês que vem vou esta torcendo muito por vc. #GoGurgel
2 days
after
Dear @krispykremeUK we should do a photo shoot . I have abs and I eat you all the time . Good day mate
2 days
after
It's a brand new day !
2 days
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I'm not tripping on 1 loss. I have things I need to work on. What's good world !
2 days
after
Eu quis dizer #TEAMBRADNAO BoOm @DiegoBrandaoMMA
2 days
after
Claro que sigo sou super Fã do Renzo @MatheuzinhoCRVG: @JacareMMA Por favor Segue? #TeamRenzoGracieJiu-Jitsu @RenzoGracieBJJ
2 days
after
Para quem ainda não assistiu minha Luta. http://t.co/My5aNTAB
1 day
after
http://t.co/iJIfavKQ #meuprimeiroKO
14 hours
after
@Galvaobjj Queria que vc estivesse aqui pra gente comemorar junto valeu Deco. #meuprimeiroKO
14 hours
after
@Minotouromma Valeu mesmo pela torcida estou muito feliz com essa vitoria. #meuprimeiroKO
14 hours
after
Eu, Dana White e minha equipe logo após minha vitoria no #StrikeForce San Diego. http://t.co/72xBNB45
11 hours
after
My last tweet for tonight.Thank all you people who support me and spread positivity .This is a tough sport but I must continue to grow
8 hours
after
At the end of the day .I must thank God for all the lessons he's taught me in life and enjoy the struggle so I can appreciate the Good times
8 hours
after
And I deserve to be roasted , have at it !
8 hours
after
@JacareMMA Thx for the fight , you're one of the world's best . Go get your title and I'll work on keeping my chin down
7 hours
after
Stupid mistake . Thanks for the support . Sorry all . Back to the gym
7 hours
after
Headed to the arena . LETS Goooooooooooooooooo !
2 hours
after
I really appreciate all the positive vibes my followers are sending . I'm gonna go hard for you guys and get this W. Thanks
41 minutes
before
HEADED TO THE WORKOUT ROOM WITH GREG JACKSON & @mmacoachwink TO GET AN EARLY FLOW ! #leggo
1 hour
before
GET CRUNK !!!
2 hours
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#IdLike2WakeUpAs Strikeforce's #1 Middleweight Contender
2 hours
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Today i am ready to rock! É hoje e estou pronto para a Batalha. http://t.co/PI4vootS
2 hours
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Thanks for all the love and support , now let's get this W .
21 hours
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Time to eat !
21 hours
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@rogerbowling Could breast feed with those pecks #nohomo
22 hours
before
6'1 1/2 , 78' reach ... not bad
22 hours
before
@AndreiArlovski @julesk_fighter @mmasarah @zumacoach @bigwood13 @jacksonsmma thx bro
23 hours
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yeah buddy “@Onnit: Hey @derekbrunsonmma, ready to tear it up? @strikeforce”
23 hours
before
Event flyer . #fire http://t.co/WeyA3jlw
23 hours
before
On weight feeling great !
1 day
before
LIVE weigh-ins today at 6:45 ET/3:45 PT http://t.co/D3yzKTi3 http://t.co/U5Qji6jr @SHOsports @Strikeforce
1 day
before
I want to thank all my sponsors for my fight this Saturday night @BytoxPatch @LexaniTV @RBP @kristysMVP @RYU_Rocky @ABQLasik @LexaniWheels
1 day
before
Time to cut some weight !!!
2 days
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Luta histórica muita inspiração !!! http://t.co/IP5j44q3
2 days
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Press conference ! http://t.co/6jzDyy0n
2 days
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IM READY TO BANG ! #WAR
2 days
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Press conference time ! @Strikeforce
2 days
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http://t.co/XSofJsRT Preciso da torcida de vocês! #FinalizaJacare
2 days
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RT @JonJonesBrasil: @coachdiogomma @JacareMMA É hora de recuperar o cinturão. Esse é o meu plano! #FinalizaJacare
3 days
before
Quero ver todos na torcida porque sábado vou lutar e preciso muito do apoio de vocês. #FinalizaJacare
3 days
before
Acabo de fazer um treino na Team Nogueira San Diego. Obrigado pelo suporte TeamNogueira! http://t.co/nuRzAE3g
3 days
before
Cheaters never win , told ya . HA http://t.co/OKp7nxLK
3 days
before
#strikeforce #showtime #mma #bjj #jiujitsu http://t.co/aXxQJheG
3 days
before
Follow @UFCmag to win 2 tickets to my fight this weekend in San Diego. @SHOsports @Strikeforce . RT everyone !
3 days
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About to do an interview on the @ScottFerrall show talking about my fight this weekend.Hide yo kids Hide yo wives! @SHOsports @Strikeforce
3 days
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@KCBanditMMA @mmasarah @Strikeforce all day thx homie
3 days
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Just lost at least 2 pounds during my video / photo shoot thanks @SHOsports @Strikeforce @allelbows
3 days
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Just posted a photo http://t.co/kvwmuaAU
4 days
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Lil Wayne looks like he dressed himself in the dark #NickiMinajNow
4 days
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@ikevallieflagg @SixGunGibson @julesk_fighter GOOD CALL OLD MAN LOL
4 days
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. @bytoxpatch thx for sponsoring my upcoming fight @Strikeforce @SHOsports
4 days
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#BJJ #mma #strikeforce http://t.co/nWmsejI1
4 days
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Acabei de publicar uma foto http://t.co/1cTMI26q
4 days
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San Diego , CA . Here we go !
4 days
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While flying over LA, CA I noticed every house I saw had a pool . They might've had a $14.99 pool from Walmart but they had a pool !
4 days
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Headed to San Diego . I can feel it
4 days
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that's what my twitter is all about ! #OneLove “@CBKT: Laugh as often as possible!”
4 days
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10pm et on @SHOsports “@val13_: @DerekBrunsonMMA are u going to fight on sunday?!!!?! What time? Where can i see it :( wanna see youuu”
5 days
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#SheLeftYouBecause she can do better by herself
5 days
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thx appreciate it “@mmaoverload: @DerekBrunsonMMA good luck this week. Co- main event !!!!”
5 days
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#SheLeftYouBecause you won't make it Facebook official
5 days
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#SheLeftYouBecause you won't commit
5 days
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#MentionSomeoneYouLoveAndCareAbout @DerekBrunsonMMA ha
5 days
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you learn something new everyday “@gwennieb24: @DerekBrunsonMMA yep, any chick who says she just wants to cuddle is lying!!! 😉”
5 days
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I Can Only Be Me !
5 days
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I tell these girls , "I'm not T.E.D go somewhere else with that cuddling stuff" :-)
5 days
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I feel like the matador amongst these red lip stick wearing females ! #Olay
5 days
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Jason "Mayhem" Miller is the first person to survive a night of "bath salt"
5 days
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Walkout song for this weekend , any suggestions ? Showtime Networks Strikeforce
5 days
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Walkout song for this weekend , any suggestions ? @SHOsports @Strikeforce
5 days
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Working my cardio for this Saturday @strikeforce @shosports http://t.co/C7UIP1RI
6 days
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#YoureAKeeperIf you can twerk
6 days
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#YoureAKeeperIf my Mom approves
6 days
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@ikevallieflagg @kylenoke @izzystyle show me that money the bish
6 days
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@KyleNoke @izzystyle try me lol
6 days
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One bad choice in life can ruin what you've worked a lifetime to achieve . #BeSmartPeople
6 days
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I Don't Always Do Stupid Stuff , But When I Do, I Prefer To Use My Head - Chad "Ocho Stanko" Johnson
6 days
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Chad Johnson knows better than to be head butting people with that big ol head !
6 days
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#IfICouldGoBackInTime I would've made you mines
6 days
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#IfICouldGoBackInTime I would've walked right by you
6 days
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#ThingsThatKeepMeAwakeAtNight the Olympics
6 days
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I'm about to smash this Allstar breakfast from Denny's though :-) goodnight all !
7 days
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And FYI I didn't care who won. I just knows what it's like to be a fighter and the sacrifices we make !
7 days
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lol “@AshleyJanell_: @DerekBrunsonMMA Built like a fckin Greek god”
7 days
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@MackDaMenaceMMA 49-96 Edgar = 4 rounds - 1 round . 49-47 Henderson = 3-2 3 rounds hend . That's a huge difference .
7 days
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Fighters train to hard for judges to show up in their suits and collect free money ! #accountability
7 days
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We need to have a point system in Mma , how can one judge have it 49-46 Edgar & others 48-47 Henderson. It makes no sense
7 days
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Ouch Charlie , Charlie bite me #UFC150
7 days
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...... And New UFC Lightweight Champion @FrankieEdgar #Congrats
7 days
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2 - 2 . Lets go Edgar ! #UFC150
7 days
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Cerrone “@James3B1: @DerekBrunsonMMA i havent seen one person pick Melvin. who u got?”
7 days
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Melvin Guillard . 2 Chainzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz #UFC150
7 days
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Donald Cerrone vs Melvin Guillard coming up . I like both guys . GOOD LUCK to both ! #UFC150
7 days
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I think Dana should give a bonus for "best hair" Ed Herman or Melvin Guillard ladies or gents ? #UFC150
7 days
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Social media can be brutal at times . I think Social media has more KO than fighters
7 days
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Domestic Violence is not cool . Men be a man and stop assaulting females . K thanks !!!
7 days
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@NikLentz very nice win bro
7 days
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Erik Perez might've made history in the UFC with a :17 sec KO , but those type of behaviors wouldn't be celebrated in the bedroom #UFC150
7 days
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Lets go @Goyito_Perez @THEBUDDYROBERTS @Cowboycerrone #UFC150 #TeamJacksons
7 days
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My iPhone has a chin , I dropped it like 20 times and it's still functioning properly !
7 days
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My training camp pictures courtesy of @willfox , dude takes great pictures follow this guy ! #PictureThat
7 days
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See the target , be the target ! http://t.co/4z9XOFb8
7 days
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Breathe !!! http://t.co/gQrz1KAy
7 days
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Just posted a photo http://t.co/q4KmvpFh
7 days
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Blocked ! http://t.co/qzxv13YO
7 days
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Locked in ! http://t.co/8jnTstMy
7 days
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Finish like a champ http://t.co/lFr53Fsl
7 days
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Some people I just don't take seriously in Words With Friends . I'll play a word near a triple word score without any worries !
8 days
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#MyFamousQuoteInSchool "another fire drill , wth "
8 days
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100% “@cusmith25: @DerekBrunsonMMA you ready??”
8 days
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My last strength & conditioning session . August 18 let's get it http://t.co/sNQXvTNu
8 days
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#MyFamousQuoteInSchool lunch time !
8 days
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#FinalizaJacare http://t.co/pIjb9KmV
8 days
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Pronto para a guerra dia 18 !!! #xgym #Bjj #strikeforce #mma Obrigado Deus , meus treinadores, meus parceir http://t.co/NasQEclb
8 days
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#ItWasNeverCool to be on Teen Mom
8 days
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#ItWasNeverCool to wear crocs
8 days
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#ItWasNeverCool to wear shades at night
8 days
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Finished my last strength & conditioning circuit.It's been a great camp.Thanks @JacksonsMMA @mmacoachwink @SixGunGibson @PCSPtraining @CBKT
8 days
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#ItWasNeverCool to disrespect your parents
8 days
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#ItWasNeverCool to wear skinny jeans
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays why are your eyes red
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays Do I look like a maid ?
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays Don’t make me come down there!
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays Because I said so !
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays I expect better behavior from you, you are far too old to act this way.
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays You’re not going anywhere until your bed is made
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays I'm not running a taxi service
8 days
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#ThingsEveryMomSays go clean your room and wash those dishes
8 days
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#SinceEverybodyLyin I convinced OJ Simpson to pull over the bronco
9 days
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#SinceEverybodyLyin MySpace > twitter
9 days
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#SinceEverybodyLyin I taught cali swag district how to dougie
9 days
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#SinceEverybodyLyin I traded Dwight Howard to the Lakers
9 days
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#SinceEverybodyLyin I'm Michael Phelps swim coach
9 days
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Wiz Khalifa is on the Chelsea Lately show with some skinny jeans so tight , they make spandex jealous !
9 days
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. @chelsealately Show is actually funny #impressed !
9 days
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@NathanMarquardt going very well thx
9 days
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@PhillipeNover @shosports @strikeforce thx bro
9 days
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#MentionSomeoneYouTrust GOD !
9 days
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#MentionSomeoneYouTrust this one is easy , My Mom . THE END !
9 days
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I'm pretty sure some of these kids in the little league world series are in college !
9 days
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The best thing about having pothead friends is that they forget everything . Try borrowing money from one , they'll never remember !
9 days
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I'm ready to scrap now . Can't wait until next Saturday @SHOsports @Strikeforce
9 days
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#DontComeToMyHouse all sweaty then try to sit on my furniture
9 days
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#DontComeToMyHouse talking about "Man, I got these cheeseburgers, man I'll ..."
9 days
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#DontComeToMyHouse unannounced
9 days
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#DontComeToMyHouse putting your feet on my furniture , eating up my food or changing my tv channels
9 days
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#DontComeToMyHouse talking about "bean pie my brother?"
9 days
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Last sparring session in the books . Next Saturday will be my next ! #TeamLAYnSLAY
9 days
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Gosto muito de brincar de carrinho! http://t.co/bTPmdDkW
9 days
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. @allysonfelix Wins the gold in the 200m #olympics
10 days
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Allyson Bolt is about to come up in the Women's 200m , I meant Allyson Felix #olympics
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Usain Bolt out there jogging #Olympics
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May and Walsh wins their 3rd consecutive Olympic Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball . Amazing #3Peat #TeamUSA #Olympics
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