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UFC fighter cringes while reliving brutal knockout from Anthony Pettis

Published: 21/Mar/2020 12:59 Updated: 21/Mar/2020 15:19

by Andy Williams

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UFC superstar Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson looked back at his brutal Fight Night 148 knockout at the hands of Anthony Pettis during a Twitch broadcast.

The UFC boasts an extensive roster of some of the most gifted mixed martial artists in the world, showcasing their talents in front of millions.

Fighters at the highest level often come into fights sporting a bloodthirsty mantra, in a bid to scaremonger their opponent before they even step foot in the octagon.

Conor McGregor at the Aldo vs McGregor press conference for UFC 189.
Andrius Petrucenia (Flickr)
Conor McGregor was dethroned as UFC’s posterboy by Khabib back in October 2018.

Indeed, the stakes were just as high as both Thompson and Pettis were set to lock horns as two of the best Welterweight strikers in the division. It was always a matter of when (not if) we’d see either fighter land a devastating blow.

Given Thompson’s proficiency in karate and Pettis’ knack at taekwondo, plenty assumed it would be a kick that’d turn the tide in either fighter’s favor. Although it ended up being an audacious superman punch from Pettis that ultimately sealed the deal.

During his Wonderboy Thompson Takeover on March 20, the 37-year-old relived what it was like to be on the receiving end of such a lethal punch.

In the build-up to Pettis’ punch, Wonderboy could barely watch while reviewing the footage. “Here it comes,” the fighter repeated before stating how his body completely “stiffened up” in response to the blow.

After looking back at the footage, Thompson explained how Pettis’ momentum off the cage helped him generate the power behind his ‘superman’ punch.

Wonderboy then went on to say how it was the two strikes that were landed on him while on the ground that ended up hurting the most. “Somebody needs to put a meme of my soul rising up out of my body,” the fighter joked.

Many fighters would struggle to recover from such a traumatic knockout, especially since his face was quite literally “crushed” as Thompson aptly put it.

However, Wonderboy bounced back at UFC 244, as he seemed to be on top of his striking game once again — dominating Vincente Luque with his insane strike rate through all three rounds.

Looks like Thompson has well and truly learned his lesson, after he gave Pettis a little too much room in the octagon!

Gaming

Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.