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Five Crazy Things You Missed: RVP mural, fighter’s troll face, United ‘have wind’

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The look of victory: Mixed-martial arts remains a niche sport on these shores, but if anything’s going to help solve that, it’s combatants like Takuya Eizumi and his awesome troll face after overwhelming Yuesi Shimokawa at Pancrase 259 in Tokyo. Not even Sagat or Blanka could gurn like that. And why is he doing this? Well he is just that kind of a crazy guy.

Official - Man United have bad wind: Don’t worry, Wayne Rooney hasn’t farted. Yet. New manager Louis van Gaal has instead complained to the Manchester United board that their Carrington training complex is far too out in the open, allowing the wind and other weather conditions to adversely affect the players. If only David Moyes got a hold of that excuse first, eh?

Hell hath Fury: Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora rematch next weekend in a battle of two heavyweights who are no strangers to controversy. To hammer this home, the unbeaten Fury infuriated spectators and officials alike by turning the air blue. "I don't give a f*** how many women and children are in the audience. We're getting near to the fight and I'm in fight mode, kill mode,” was the highlight of his rant. Nice.

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RVP becomes an even bigger immortal: Robin van Persie’s ‘SuperVan’ diving header at the World Cup was iconic as soon as the moment the ball left his forehead. However, the stunning tributes continue to flow in as a favela in Brazil has put this breathtaking mural onto a wall and into our hearts:

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Joey Barton, Philosopher: Occasional Eurosport analyst Joey Barton’s Twitter feed is often essential internet reading, and his Tweet today about religion has sparked all kinds of debate. But then, religion has always been the original debate kickstarter.

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