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Former Champ Ronda Rousey First Woman to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing.” Rousey will be the first ever woman MMA fighter to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
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Midnight Mania! Snoop Dogg Posts ‘First Fight’ Online

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

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., commonly known as Snoop Dogg, enjoys watching organized fighting, including MMA. He is a longtime weed-smoking friend of Nick Diaz, and even commentated Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender series show as part of the “Snoopcast” alongside former WEC champion Urijah Faber. He took a good deal of heat from professional fighters for that commentary, which was perceived by a number of fighters as disrespectful. What really ticked off a number of fighters, though, most notably Matt Brown, was a video he posted mocking Conor McGregor after Mayweather knocked him out.

The 49-year-old rapper is putting his hands where his mouth is, getting in the gym and training his boxing. While he doesn’t look great, exactly, he certainly looks better than a lot of 49-year-old strapping on gloves for the first times. He clearly has some understanding of boxing and is throwing his punches in combination, moving his head away from return punches. I’m not about to disparage anyone for going out there and actually training.

He probably shouldn’t take Matt Brown’s challenge at any time though, now or six months from now.


Insomnia

This is true. Covington has never really been about it.

Joe Duffy is back in sparring… tentatively

Cat Zingano relates heavily to this kid

This would be me…

A post shared by Cat Zingano (@alphacatzingano) on

Ouch

Junior Dos Santos’ physical preparation for UFC Boise appears to be going well

The martial arts life chose you

l I feel you, Pooh…

A post shared by Because jitsu (@because_jitsu) on

Dustin Poirier is speaking the reality he wants.

Mads Burnell may have fallen to a comeback ninja choke by Arnold Allen but he showed off some impressive skills- he’s one to watch at featherweight


Quick Hits

My notes on stories from today: Darren Till should be a middleweight; 165 is the only new weight class I support; Cyborg taking anger management classes could be sketch comedy gold; Good on Till and Thompson for drawing the numbers and absolutely wowing the watching crowds; and anyone who didn’t think the Mountain could crush McGregor is sipping something strong.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Rico Verhoeven and Marat Grigorian seem like terrifying human beings inside a ring.

Look at this kick

Look at this kick


Podcasts and Video

Andrew Richardson’s MMA debut documentary, the final episode! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

Jimmie Rivera’s left hook explained

Marlon Moraes’s use of the heel hook

Why doesn’t Dana promote any more?


Random Land

I heard there was a basketball game tonight

This made me laugh out loud

If your team lost in overtime let this heal your soul or at least distract you from your pain at coming so close

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

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Midnight Mania! Snoop Dogg Posts ‘First Fight’ Online

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

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., commonly known as Snoop Dogg, enjoys watching organized fighting, including MMA. He is a longtime weed-smoking friend of Nick Diaz, and even commentated Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender series show as part of the “Snoopcast” alongside former WEC champion Urijah Faber. He took a good deal of heat from professional fighters for that commentary, which was perceived by a number of fighters as disrespectful. What really ticked off a number of fighters, though, most notably Matt Brown, was a video he posted mocking Conor McGregor after Mayweather knocked him out.

The 49-year-old rapper is putting his hands where his mouth is, getting in the gym and training his boxing. While he doesn’t look great, exactly, he certainly looks better than a lot of 49-year-old strapping on gloves for the first times. He clearly has some understanding of boxing and is throwing his punches in combination, moving his head away from return punches. I’m not about to disparage anyone for going out there and actually training.

He probably shouldn’t take Matt Brown’s challenge at any time though, now or six months from now.


Insomnia

This is true. Covington has never really been about it.

Joe Duffy is back in sparring… tentatively

Cat Zingano relates heavily to this kid

This would be me…

A post shared by Cat Zingano (@alphacatzingano) on

Ouch

Junior Dos Santos’ physical preparation for UFC Boise appears to be going well

The martial arts life chose you

l I feel you, Pooh…

A post shared by Because jitsu (@because_jitsu) on

Dustin Poirier is speaking the reality he wants.

Mads Burnell may have fallen to a comeback ninja choke by Arnold Allen but he showed off some impressive skills- he’s one to watch at featherweight


Quick Hits

My notes on stories from today: Darren Till should be a middleweight; 165 is the only new weight class I support; Cyborg taking anger management classes could be sketch comedy gold; Good on Till and Thompson for drawing the numbers and absolutely wowing the watching crowds; and anyone who didn’t think the Mountain could crush McGregor is sipping something strong.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Rico Verhoeven and Marat Grigorian seem like terrifying human beings inside a ring.

Look at this kick

Look at this kick


Podcasts and Video

Andrew Richardson’s MMA debut documentary, the final episode! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

Jimmie Rivera’s left hook explained

Marlon Moraes’s use of the heel hook

Why doesn’t Dana promote any more?


Random Land

I heard there was a basketball game tonight

This made me laugh out loud

If your team lost in overtime let this heal your soul or at least distract you from your pain at coming so close

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

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Anastasia Yankova Staying Positive After First Career Defeat: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’

Anastasia Yankova tasted defeat for the first time in her young MMA career last week, as she dropped a unanimous decision to Kate Jackson at Bellator 200 in London.
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Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor

It seems like just yesterday that Irish hooligan Conor McGregor was going nuts in Brookyln, smashing the windows of a van, and exiting the 78th Precinct as a guest of the New York City Police Department. Ah, we were so innocent then…

But alas, McGregor has long since been out on bail, and though he’s got a court date set, the smart money is on the UFC superstar never seeing the inside of a jail cell for his crimes. Which is whatever. It’s Conor – what do you expect?

However, there’s also the matter of the UFC themselves punishing McGregor for his sins. I mean, he did knock three fights off the UFC 223 card. So, are they going to suspend him? Fine him? Make him drink Xyience?

According the UFC boss Dana White, it’s all about the wait-and-see, as in, they’re going to wait and see what punishment New York State levies upon McGregor before they do anything.

Take it away, TMZ!

The post Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor

It seems like just yesterday that Irish hooligan Conor McGregor was going nuts in Brookyln, smashing the windows of a van, and exiting the 78th Precinct as a guest of the New York City Police Department. Ah, we were so innocent then…

But alas, McGregor has long since been out on bail, and though he’s got a court date set, the smart money is on the UFC superstar never seeing the inside of a jail cell for his crimes. Which is whatever. It’s Conor – what do you expect?

However, there’s also the matter of the UFC themselves punishing McGregor for his sins. I mean, he did knock three fights off the UFC 223 card. So, are they going to suspend him? Fine him? Make him drink Xyience?

According the UFC boss Dana White, it’s all about the wait-and-see, as in, they’re going to wait and see what punishment New York State levies upon McGregor before they do anything.

Take it away, TMZ!

The post Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor

It seems like just yesterday that Irish hooligan Conor McGregor was going nuts in Brookyln, smashing the windows of a van, and exiting the 78th Precinct as a guest of the New York City Police Department. Ah, we were so innocent then…

But alas, McGregor has long since been out on bail, and though he’s got a court date set, the smart money is on the UFC superstar never seeing the inside of a jail cell for his crimes. Which is whatever. It’s Conor – what do you expect?

However, there’s also the matter of the UFC themselves punishing McGregor for his sins. I mean, he did knock three fights off the UFC 223 card. So, are they going to suspend him? Fine him? Make him drink Xyience?

According the UFC boss Dana White, it’s all about the wait-and-see, as in, they’re going to wait and see what punishment New York State levies upon McGregor before they do anything.

Take it away, TMZ!

The post Dana White Says New York Gets First Dibs on Punishing Conor McGregor appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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