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Midnight Mania! Jon Stewart Makes Max Holloway Back Down

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC 145-lb. champion Max Holloway went on tour to entertain the troops with comedian Jon Stewart and Paige VanZant (among others) and got into a staredown with Stewart. Everyone was intimidated when the middle-aged comedian tore his shirt off, including the featherweight champion of the world, who found himself backing away from laughter… er… fear.

The experience seemed like a pretty positive experience for everyone.

Max Holloway faces Brian Ortega for the title in the co-main event of an extraordinarily stacked UFC 226 on July 7th.


Insomnia

It might be too much too soon, but Israel Adesanya is getting a big step up against Brad Tavares in a main event.

Houston traffic leaves me deeply existentially angry, but this guy found a way to make it fun.

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Robert Whittaker’s training location looks both incredibly hard to run up and incredibly idyllic.

It never gets easier , you just get better

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Khabib Nurmagomedov, world traveller

This guy works in one of my favorite genres, art memes.

MMA, but with guns looks fun

This was the first MMA fight I bet money on, and both because of that and because this was the peak of Matt Brown’s run as the Immortal, it remains one of my favorite fights ever.

Thanks Ryan Madigan for an amazing camp for this fight!

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Sage in the north, cutting logs with his bare hands.

How I feel rolling with a black belt in grappling.

Gunnar Nelson had to withdraw from his fight with Neil Magny, and of course both athletes were extremely respectful about it.

Will Brooks speaks up against racially biased police brutality.

Brooks’ old rival Michael Chandler (who he bested twice) was, to say the least, not impressed by Dillon Danis.

To be fair Danis’ toehold was pretty cool

My money is on Garry Tonon when this inevitably happens

Make it happen. @rich_chou @bellatormma @onechampionship @garrytonon @dillondanis

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Keep an eye out for my shirtless head shots, coming soon 2020

I was as happy as anyone to see Fedor Emelianenko get himself a KO win over the weekend.

Derrick Lewis should be doing Midnight Mania at this point.

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Whoops

Be careful which snowflake your punk ass decides to sling them slurs at, bruh.

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This is me

l What could it be tho??

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Some narrated Joe Rogan during his podcast and it’s pretty great.

Wow

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Deep cut

This is elite training

Jorge Masvidal gives his timeline for return


Podcasts and Video

Some of our podcast Friday is still relevant (and two out of three of us picked Fedor-Mir correctly)- Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

This looks really interesting and right at the intersection of my professional worlds.


Slips, Rips- all the Weekend Clips

Standing arm triangle? Don’t mind if I do.

I don’t know what this was, but I’m gonna slap all these highlights up here in random order so just get used to it.

EFC

Wrasslin’

All of Bellator 198 in two minutes.

Some single-leg takedown defense

Hellbows

Last weekend I was the guy in black and red shorts, getting my arm twisted off all day long. I tapped much more quickly than this though.

We love Kikuno kicks around these parts

Flying triangle to say goodnight.


Good Reads


Random Land

Zercher squats are supposed to be really good for MMA

Your daily dose of politics*

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*consuming entertainment is not doing politics.

Hyenas are massive animals up close.

Wow! Amazing… Video by @maxstrong #Destination_Wild

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Someone named Rodrigo Koxa set the world record for largest wave surfed and boy did he take his life in his hands.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Jon Stewart Makes Max Holloway Back Down

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

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC 145-lb. champion Max Holloway went on tour to entertain the troops with comedian Jon Stewart and Paige VanZant (among others) and got into a staredown with Stewart. Everyone was intimidated when the middle-aged comedian tore his shirt off, including the featherweight champion of the world, who found himself backing away from laughter… er… fear.

The experience seemed like a pretty positive experience for everyone.

Max Holloway faces Brian Ortega for the title in the co-main event of an extraordinarily stacked UFC 226 on July 7th.


Insomnia

It might be too much too soon, but Israel Adesanya is getting a big step up against Brad Tavares in a main event.

Houston traffic leaves me deeply existentially angry, but this guy found a way to make it fun.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Robert Whittaker’s training location looks both incredibly hard to run up and incredibly idyllic.

It never gets easier , you just get better

A post shared by Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) on

Khabib Nurmagomedov, world traveller

This guy works in one of my favorite genres, art memes.

MMA, but with guns looks fun

This was the first MMA fight I bet money on, and both because of that and because this was the peak of Matt Brown’s run as the Immortal, it remains one of my favorite fights ever.

Thanks Ryan Madigan for an amazing camp for this fight!

A post shared by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on

Sage in the north, cutting logs with his bare hands.

How I feel rolling with a black belt in grappling.

Gunnar Nelson had to withdraw from his fight with Neil Magny, and of course both athletes were extremely respectful about it.

Will Brooks speaks up against racially biased police brutality.

Brooks’ old rival Michael Chandler (who he bested twice) was, to say the least, not impressed by Dillon Danis.

To be fair Danis’ toehold was pretty cool

My money is on Garry Tonon when this inevitably happens

Make it happen. @rich_chou @bellatormma @onechampionship @garrytonon @dillondanis

A post shared by As Shopped As It Gets (@as_shopped_as_it_gets_) on

Keep an eye out for my shirtless head shots, coming soon 2020

I was as happy as anyone to see Fedor Emelianenko get himself a KO win over the weekend.

Derrick Lewis should be doing Midnight Mania at this point.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Whoops

Be careful which snowflake your punk ass decides to sling them slurs at, bruh.

A post shared by Secret Moves (@secretmovesmma) on

This is me

l What could it be tho??

A post shared by Because jitsu (@because_jitsu) on

Some narrated Joe Rogan during his podcast and it’s pretty great.

Wow

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Deep cut

This is elite training

Jorge Masvidal gives his timeline for return


Podcasts and Video

Some of our podcast Friday is still relevant (and two out of three of us picked Fedor-Mir correctly)- Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

This looks really interesting and right at the intersection of my professional worlds.


Slips, Rips- all the Weekend Clips

Standing arm triangle? Don’t mind if I do.

I don’t know what this was, but I’m gonna slap all these highlights up here in random order so just get used to it.

EFC

Wrasslin’

All of Bellator 198 in two minutes.

Some single-leg takedown defense

Hellbows

Last weekend I was the guy in black and red shorts, getting my arm twisted off all day long. I tapped much more quickly than this though.

We love Kikuno kicks around these parts

Flying triangle to say goodnight.


Good Reads


Random Land

Zercher squats are supposed to be really good for MMA

Your daily dose of politics*

A post shared by Jessica Anteby Tebele (@beigecardigan) on

*consuming entertainment is not doing politics.

Hyenas are massive animals up close.

Wow! Amazing… Video by @maxstrong #Destination_Wild

A post shared by Destination Wild (@destination_wild) on

Someone named Rodrigo Koxa set the world record for largest wave surfed and boy did he take his life in his hands.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Iaquinta Shuts Down Dopey UFC Fans Who Snickered At Khabib’s Striking

Respect the Dagestani jab of doom!

Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, received heavy criticism for his inability to finish Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) main event earlier this month in Brooklyn, New York.

But one person who won’t shit on “The Eagle” is “Raging Al,” who was outstruck 172-43 in their five-round championship headliner (highlights). In fact, Iaquinta praised Nurmagomedov for his awkward (but accurate) style that made him hard to hit.

From his conversation with MMA Fighting:

“His standup was really good. I felt like I was a step behind him, just from the first two rounds of trying to get up and stay against the cage, he was kind of wearing on me a little bit. So I felt a little behind, but his jab is good. Every time I tried to let so combos go, he’s awkward, he’s got like the Russians — it’s just a different style of boxing. They were saying he’s got his head up. I connect with everybody. … It was hard to get to him. He’s tough, he’s tough. He’s got his own style. He’s awkward. Maybe it doesn’t look like it from the outside, but, he’s definitely, he’s fucking tough man. I knew we had a mutual respect on the standup when it was going back and forth, he was definitely worried about my power shots. But he kept me away with his jab and his movement was a little awkward and good.”

The still-undefeated Nurmagomedov is best known for his unstoppable takedowns and punishing top game, but the Dagestani champion seemed content to bang it out on the feet against a legitimate knockout artist.

Granted, Iaquinta entered the bout on super short notice after both Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway were pulled from the UFC 223 fight card, but he was already scheduled to compete in “The Empire State” and was not coming in cold.

Is it time to give Nurmagomedov more credit for his striking prowess?

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UFC Fight Night 128 Primer: Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Lee vs. Barboza

Trash-talking lightweight wrestler Kevin Lee and Brazilian face-kicker Edson Barboza are set to clash in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128 this weekend, with the winner likely taking one step closer to becoming a legitimate contender for the belt and the loser easing comfortably into “gatekeeper” status.

Since he’s making all the media rounds to hype TUF 27 and his upcoming superfight against heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier is in the hot seat for a break down of Lee versus Barboza. And sure, it’s obvious what’s going to happen in this fight: Lee is going to try to stymie Barboza’s striking with aggressive hugging, while Barboza is going to try to kick and knee Lee’s head off. But there are nuances! I promise!

So here’s Cormier, touching upon those nuances a little bit.

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UFC Fight Night 128 Primer: Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Lee vs. Barboza

Trash-talking lightweight wrestler Kevin Lee and Brazilian face-kicker Edson Barboza are set to clash in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128 this weekend, with the winner likely taking one step closer to becoming a legitimate contender for the belt and the loser easing comfortably into “gatekeeper” status.

Since he’s making all the media rounds to hype TUF 27 and his upcoming superfight against heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier is in the hot seat for a break down of Lee versus Barboza. And sure, it’s obvious what’s going to happen in this fight: Lee is going to try to stymie Barboza’s striking with aggressive hugging, while Barboza is going to try to kick and knee Lee’s head off. But there are nuances! I promise!

So here’s Cormier, touching upon those nuances a little bit.

The post UFC Fight Night 128 Primer: Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Lee vs. Barboza appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Jedrzejczyk Delivers Message to Other Strawweight Contenders: ‘Bow Down, I’m the Queen’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk may have an 0-2 record against the current strawweight champion, but she believes there’s still no comparison between her and the rest of the division.
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Jedrzejczyk Delivers Message to Other Strawweight Contenders: ‘Bow Down, I’m the Queen’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk may have an 0-2 record against the current strawweight champion, but she believes there’s still no comparison between her and the rest of the division.
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UFC 223 Primer: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk

Thanks to some Irish dude going crazy and throwing things at vans, we almost didn’t have a fight between strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223 on Saturday night.

You see, Namajunas was in the van parked within the bowels of the Barclays Center when McGregor and company went on their rampage, and though Michael Chiesa suffered a cut from broken glass after McGregor shattered one of the windows, Namajunas was pretty shaken up.

But she’s a tough cookie (obviously), and remains on the card.

So! A breakdown of the fight… Namajunas is going to want to punch Jedrzejczyk in the face again, or submit her (which is actually her specialty), and the former champ is going to want to avoid those two outcomes at all cost.

UK commentating team Dan Hardy and John Gooden of course can give you better insight into the intricacies of the match-up. And here they are!

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Max Holloway Couldn’t Turn Down ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Opportunity to Fight at UFC 223

There was no way Max Holloway was going to turn down a chance to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 — even on short notice.
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B.J. Penn Wouldn’t Turn Down Opportunity to Fight at UFC Event in Hawaii

There’s at least one opportunity that could convince B.J. Penn to step Octagon one more time.
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