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Midnight Mania! Ortega Could Be Out Six Months

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UFC 231 medical suspensions are in, and in what should be no great surprise, a couple fighters got potentially lengthy ones. Brian Ortega, who took a record-breaking beatdown at the hands of Max Holloway, is suspended for 180 days or until medically cleared. Jimi Manuawa is suspended 60 days, and Alex Oliveira is suspended 30 days; both need medical clearance.

The full list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 231, originally reported by MMAFighting.com, include:

Max Holloway: Suspended 30 days

def. Brian Ortega: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 30 days

def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended 30 days

Gunnar Nelson: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

def. Alex Oliveira: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Hakeem Dawodu: Suspended 14 days

def. Kyle Bochniak: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: Suspended 14 days

def. Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance

Nina Ansaroff: Suspended 14 days and needs medical clearance

def. Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 14 days

Gilbert Burns: Suspended 14 days

def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: Suspended 14 days

Jessica Eye: Suspended 30 days

def. Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 30 days

Elias Theodorou: Suspended 30 days

def. Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Brad Katona: Suspended 14 days

def. Matthew Lopez: Suspended 30 days

Dhiego Lima: Suspended 14 days

def. Chad Laprise: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Diego Ferreira: Suspended 14 days

def. Kyle Nelson: Suspended 60 days

Aleksandar Rakic: Suspended 14 days

def. Devin Clark: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance


Insomnia

This meme by Ben Askren made me chuckle.

Elias Theodorou goin’ nowhere, goin’ nowhere…

Katlyn Chookagian explains how you know who your true friends are

Conor McGregor congratulates Max Holloway on his win.

Some McGregor tweets are much less coherent.

Johnny Walker is back in action against Justin Ledet, which sounds like a good slow build for the Brazilian.

Brian Ortega has nothing if not heart.

I love how Tony Ferguson put the same words in the caption of his Instagram post as were in the screencap. Also, this would be one insane fight, but I want to see Ferguson vs. Poirier first.

I would prefer Holloway stay at featherweight if he can, but I’ll watch him fight anywhere.

Gunnar Nelson is one cold fighter

Some photoshop work of the Blessed One, Max Holloway.

This is a great idea from Angela Hill.

It’s always interesting to see what weight fighters actually weigh when they step into the cage to face each other.

Ben Henderson tried out a new cup

Oh, that’s it then. No more scrutiny or criticism, the boss man said so. We will all shut up and accept his wise decision now.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Some really remarkable stuff went down this weekend.

Firstly, Vasyl Lomachenko is a god among boxers

Speaking of excellent boxing combinations…

Max Holloway is becoming a truly remarkable boxer in his own right

Sometimes things get wild

Rakic may be a hot prospect at 205 but he got wild and sloppy here. Still, aggression is good to see on any young gun.

When was the last time you saw a triangle choke with no arm in?

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No fist inside even

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This one was slick too- the definition of tying someone up in knots

A gogoplata will always make a ‘cool submissions’ list


Random Land

Wild, if true

This is a funny prank

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Joe Rogan: Mayweather Could Have ‘Terrible Night’ Against Nasukawa If Kicks Are Allowed

The combat sports community is still abuzz after Rizin Fighting Federation announced undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather would square off against unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve.
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UFC 230: Could “Jacare” Souza Lock up a Title Shot? Now That He’s Facing Chris Weidman?

A couple of weeks ago, chances are not too many people were talking about “Jacare” Souza’s title shot prospects. But, now that the perennial contender’s set to face Chris Weidman at UFC 230, that appears to be changing.

Souza was initially booked to fight David Branch at the November 3rd card. But, after Luke Rockhold was forced out of his bout with Chris Weidman, Souza was moved into the co-headlining spot. Branch, meanwhile, will now face Jared Cannonier.

Since the changes were made, the Souza spoke with MMA Fighting, and while doing so, he had this to say about facing Weidman, and whether a win could lead to a championship bout.

“…Whoever wins will be up there. That’s a fact and I don’t even need to talk too much about it. I want to go up (in the ranking). I want to get in there, win — and win convincingly — and then say ‘brother, I’ll sit down and only call me if you’re going to talk about the belt.’

“Everyone else is injured, there’s no one else to fight. My focus is on this fight (with Weidman), of course, but everybody knows that this fight will take me up there.”

“My fight with Kelvin Gastleum was close, I could have gotten the win,” Souza added. “My body language was weird in the third round and could have mattered for the judges, I understand that, but I landed more strikes. I beat (Yoel) Romero. Every time my fight is close, I lose. I have to go there and win, and win for real. I can’t just kind of win.”

Now, Souza didn’t come out and say that a win over Weidman will definitely, deliver him a title shot. But, could a victory over the former champ lead to that? That depends.

First off, Souza will need to go out and score an emphatic, dominant victory over Weidman to get people buzzing about him fighting for the title. While Souza’s losses to Gastelum and Romero were extremely competitive, he’s not long removed from a stoppage loss to the champ, Robert Whittaker. So, if the latter does defeat Gastelum in early 2019, would most fans really be pumped for Whittaker – Souza 2? Maybe?

Now if Gastelum defeats Whittaker, however, and Souza starches Weidman, then, “Jacare’s” chances of getting a title shot will jump up considerably (on account of the fact their bout was so close). That said, don’t be surprised if the UFC takes a look at say, Israel Adesanya, if he defeats Derek Brunson at UFC 230. Or if Paulo Costa ends up facing and defeating Romero, then he’ll definitely be in the running as well.

UFC 230 will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Dana White: Nurmagomedov Could Be Stripped Depending on Length of NSAC Suspension

UFC 229 ended on a sour note as an all-out brawl broke out between Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s corner and Conor McGregor‘s corner. The ending brought a lot of controversy to what was supposed to be the biggest UFC card ever.
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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall Is the Best BJ Penn Fight We Could Hope For

Hawaiian fighting legend-turned-Hawaiian slow-motion punching bag BJ Penn is a shadow of his former self, and one of the saddest cases of a fighter who should retire but won’t around. But the UFC is pairing him up against TUF winner Ryan Hall for UFC 232, and that is the greatest BJ Penn fight we can hope for.

If you’ll recall, the greatness surrounding Penn began to crumble around when he first lost his lightweight belt to Frankie Edgar. He ended up losing to Edgar two more times, and in his last five fights, has remained win-less.

Penn has gotten the “L” against Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver, and some of those losses were both heartbreaking and ugly. Because Penn, you see, can no longer take a punch…

…Which makes this Hall match-up so awesome. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, Hall’s jiu-jitsu is a solid eleven. However, on a scale of one to ten, Hall’s striking is about a two – which means that maybe he’ll beat Penn, but he BEAT Penn into a sad pile of hamburger meat.

When it comes to the UFC re-using these formerly retired fighters over and over again until they’re dead, this is the best possible match-up we could have hoped for. If Penn wins, it’ll be via his jiu-jitsu, and he’ll have defeated a recent TUF winner; if Hall wins, it’ll be via jiu-jitsu, and Penn will emerge from the cage without a scratch (or at least without a concussion).

At this stage, what more can you ask for in a BJ Penn fight?

Here’s the UFC’s official release on the fight:

A UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend will return to the Octagon on December 29, as BJ Penn battles former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Back in the Octagon for the first time since June 2017, Hawaii’s Penn storied career has seen him defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Matt Serra and Caol Uno en route to a pair of UFC titles at lightweight and welterweight. This December, “The Prodigy” will attempt to hand Hall his first UFC loss. A high level and decorated grappler, Hall will make his first UFC start in two years at UFC 232 as he hopes to add another win to a perfect Octagon record that has seen him defeat Artem Lobov and Gray Maynard.

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Got $5 Million? You Could Buy Anderson Silva’s Los Angeles Home

Are you in the market for a new home? Got several million dollars you can put towards said property? If so, you could potentially take ownership of UFC legend Anderson Silva’s Los Angeles home. Nestled in the bosum of Palos Verdes, the sprawling estate is being listed for sale at $ 4.9 million.

For an extensive gallery of the property, click here. The Los Angeles Times has the rundown on some of the more extravagant features:

The multilevel house, completely reimagined three years ago, packs a well-rounded punch with vibrant marble and wood surfaces, two kitchens, an open-air gym and a sauna room. High ceilings, walls of windows and skylights give the polished interior a sense of spaciousness.

The 7,100 square feet of living space also includes six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. There are living rooms with motorized glass doors on each level.

According to public records, Silva bought the house for $ 1.76 million back in 2011. While we imagine it’s nothing compared to the mega-compound Dana White is bulldozing into existence in Vegas, it’s pretty fancy and gives you a taste of what the high life looks like when you reach the top of the sport.

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Midnight Mania! Of Course Logan Paul Thinks He Could Fight In The UFC

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Logan Paul thinks he could fight either CM Punk or Conor McGregor in the UFC, because of course he thinks that. He’s done athletics his whole life, you see.

The professional attention-seeker and poster boy for white adolescent A-holes everywhere said, that after his planned boxing matches against fellow Youtuber KSI this fall, he wants to fight a UFC fighter. Via SI.com:

“I want to fight a UFC fighter. I want to get in the octagon,” Paul said. “Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. For real for real. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life.

“Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”

The sad thing is, Paul probably is a better athlete than CM Punk, who had no athletic background whatsoever. There is a huge audience for whatever it is he does besides get banned from Japan for filming in their suicide forest. Paul also mentioned the circus of a boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor as proof anything is now possible in this world.

He’s already got takers. Resident good-looking long-haired Canadian Elias Theodorou volunteered his services, and he would be near the weight class Logan said he would fight at. Mike Jackson, who of course fought CM Punk at welterweight, also volunteered to handle it.

Paul is currently training for his boxing match and can be seen knocking down a sparring partner here


Insomnia

Dustin Ortiz doesn’t like the matchup between Joe Benavidez vs. Ray Borg being billed as a fight for a title shot.

Alex Volkanovski doing a cool thing for charity on eBay, so if anyone has disposable income, feel free to buy the glove.

I’m a little worried John Dodson III with hair grown out might have superpowers

Aaron Pico is facing his most legitimate challenge yet, Leandro Higo, at at stacked Bellator 206 that also includes Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory Macdonald, Rampage vs. Wanderlei 4, and Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, who are in the opening round of Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix.

Zabit Magomedsharipov getting in some body shots. Better Ramazan than me.

Darren Till and Mike Perry had a little trouble with the accents; Till thought Perry wanted to go to the spa with him. But of course they happily went back to the hotel and sparred, boxing glove on their power hand and MMA glove on their lead hand.

It will be interesting watching Darren Till go at it with Israel Adesanya once he inevitably moves up to middleweight.

Young Blood

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This lady just trucked this guy.

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Gunnar Nelson is either in training or a horror movie, either would work.

Im almost ready

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Random Land

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Midnight Mania! Of Course Logan Paul Thinks He Could Fight In The UFC

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Logan Paul thinks he could fight either CM Punk or Conor McGregor in the UFC, because of course he thinks that. He’s done athletics his whole life, you see.

The professional attention-seeker and poster boy for white adolescent A-holes everywhere said, that after his planned boxing matches against fellow Youtuber KSI this fall, he wants to fight a UFC fighter. Via SI.com:

“I want to fight a UFC fighter. I want to get in the octagon,” Paul said. “Yeah, bro, I wrestled my whole life. For real for real. Bro, there’s no reason I can’t. I literally did athletics my whole life.

“Dana White, you watching this, bro? Pick a fighter for me, dude. Late next year.”

The sad thing is, Paul probably is a better athlete than CM Punk, who had no athletic background whatsoever. There is a huge audience for whatever it is he does besides get banned from Japan for filming in their suicide forest. Paul also mentioned the circus of a boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor as proof anything is now possible in this world.

He’s already got takers. Resident good-looking long-haired Canadian Elias Theodorou volunteered his services, and he would be near the weight class Logan said he would fight at. Mike Jackson, who of course fought CM Punk at welterweight, also volunteered to handle it.

Paul is currently training for his boxing match and can be seen knocking down a sparring partner here


Insomnia

Dustin Ortiz doesn’t like the matchup between Joe Benavidez vs. Ray Borg being billed as a fight for a title shot.

Alex Volkanovski doing a cool thing for charity on eBay, so if anyone has disposable income, feel free to buy the glove.

I’m a little worried John Dodson III with hair grown out might have superpowers

Aaron Pico is facing his most legitimate challenge yet, Leandro Higo, at at stacked Bellator 206 that also includes Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory Macdonald, Rampage vs. Wanderlei 4, and Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, who are in the opening round of Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix.

Zabit Magomedsharipov getting in some body shots. Better Ramazan than me.

Darren Till and Mike Perry had a little trouble with the accents; Till thought Perry wanted to go to the spa with him. But of course they happily went back to the hotel and sparred, boxing glove on their power hand and MMA glove on their lead hand.

It will be interesting watching Darren Till go at it with Israel Adesanya once he inevitably moves up to middleweight.

Young Blood

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This lady just trucked this guy.

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Gunnar Nelson is either in training or a horror movie, either would work.

Im almost ready

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Random Land

This is a great series of photos


Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality. Support my Kickstarter

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