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Midnight Mania! UFC 206 faceoffs, Conor McGregor’s role on ‘Game of Thrones’ and more!

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Welcome to Midnight Mania, where the .GIFs come down like rain and the knockout clips echo like thunder. Today we have boxers hurling tables, Conor McGregor (not really) punching kangaroos (and landing a perfect role on “Game of Thrones”) and Donald Cerrone and Matt Brown getting heated at the weigh ins.


You all know this clip. But, not like this:

Iterations. That’s the word I stress with memes. “Mighty Mouse” as a superhero? Yeah, I can completely see it. He’s low key enough that no one would even notice.

Also, Hobo Dominick Cruz is such a great moniker for Tim Elliott and his funky style. I hear the Congressional hearing went well …

GSP’s involvement in MMAAA is possibly already paying dividends for him.

So, it wasn’t just a rumor: See details on McGregor’s role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (Hint: He’s going to be the Westeros equivalent of a Viking)


Fight Hype

Brown got in Cerrone’s face at the media day face-offs. That’s going to be an insane co-main event.

This is how Cerrone’s last fight ended:

Here’s a closer look:

Make sure you read Andrew Richardson’s full breakdown on that one. Cerrone, meanwhile, could easily do to Brown what he did to the “other” Cowboy:

That was Brandon Gibson’s first fight as Cerrone’s head striking coach. Check out my in-depth interview with Gibson about how he came to coach Cerrone, Cub Swanson and more here.

This next free fight was insane.

I had $ 50 on Brown and I could almost see it going up in smoke, until “Immortal” somehow survived and came roaring back.

UFC 206 “Embedded” episode three is up:

The night before UFC 206 we have that Albany card and the faceoffs happened today. This is amusing from the look on his face of the soon-departing matchmaker Joe Silva:

Cub Swanson’s running prank is to tag everyone with his Killer Cub stickers … and its pretty great:

Can you dig “Groovy” Lando’s “Groovy” hair in this “Groovy” fight?

Jordan Mein returns from retirement at UFC 206. Here he is taking out Evangalista Santos with brutal elbows back in Strikeforce days:

Derrick Lewis just doesn’t care sometimes.

Y’all mofos not slick

A video posted by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Division within the ranks? Kennedy doesn’t agree with Rebney’s approach:

Good news for the suspended Light Heavyweight great: Jon Jones is suspended one year by NSAC, too.


Four years ago today…

On a lighter note, here’s another throwback:


MMA Vivisection:

Another Grabaka_Hitman regional KO:

Some guys fake throwing chairs, others actually throw tables. This is wild.


Quick Hits

Stay woke, Maniacs.

My email is VorpalManiac@gmail.com. You know, just in case.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

The post Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC 205 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk retains belt against game Karolina Kowalkiewicz

For three rounds on Saturday night, Joanna Jedrzejczyk looked like every bit the invincible champion she’s assumed to be.

The UFC strawweight champion put on a clinic against her fellow native of Poland, Karolina Kowalkeiwicz, for 15 minutes, using her trademark mix of kicks, elbows, and punches, complemented by superior footwork and movement.

Then Kowalkiewicz clobbered with Jedrzejczyk with a huge right hand on the button at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and it was on.

Jedrzejczyk survived the fourth, then clamped down to retain her title. Sporting a swollen eye and a likely broken nose, she won battle of previously undefeated fighters via unanimous decision via across-the-board, 49-46 scores.

“I wasn’t hurt that badly, but you never expect the knockdown, you know?” said Jedrzejcyzk (13-0). “Polish girls are the toughest in the world, and I’m glad she has the chance in the UFC.”

With the victory, Jedrzejczyk has now successfully defended her championship four times. At 18 months, her title reign is second-longest among current UFC champions, trailing just flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

“I work hard every day, I challenge myself every day, I stay humble, and that’s why I’m the champion,” she said.

Kowalkiewicz, for her part, was gracious after a game effort in dropping to 3-1 in the UFC.

“I am proud, I think I gave a very good fight,” Kowalkiewicz (10-1) said.

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Conor McGregor: Except for me, ‘everyone in this game does what the f*ck they’re told’

The level of autonomy given to Conor McGregor by the UFC is perhaps greater than any other fighter in the promotion’s history — and McGregor knows it.

With the exception of his removal from UFC 200, the reigning featherweight champion has largely called his own shots since winning the belt late last year, from obtaining his rematch against Nate Diaz to successfully refusing to vacate his title ahead of UFC 205′s champion versus champion superfight against Eddie Alvarez. Those are simply privileges that come with being the UFC’s biggest ever financial draw, and McGregor is unapologetic about what he sees as deserved.

“Listen, everyone in this game does what the f*ck they’re told. Everyone but me, because I run this game,” McGregor said ahead of UFC 205. “So I don’t give a f*ck about all of that. They told you you’re on the prelims, you’re on the f*cking prelims. They told you to fight, now you’re on the f*cking Fight Night. Nobody has no say in this but me. I’m the only one who can say anything about anything. Everyone else does what they’re told, and rightfully f*cking so.

“I run this whole sh*t. I run New York. I’m the reason we’re even here in the first place. I’m the reason this whole thing is happening. If I wasn’t here, this whole ship goes down. And that’s the truth. That’s facts. There’s no one else out there. There’s no one but me.”

McGregor, 28, has shattered several UFC ratings and financial records on his rise to the top. Just within the past year alone, has he headlined three of the four highest-selling UFC pay-per-views of all-time, with his UFC 202 rematch against Diaz potentially topping the long-held benchmark for pay-per-view success held by UFC 100. McGregor has done it all while still being one of the busiest top-tier fighters on the roster, competing an average of every four months since returning from a knee injury in mid-2014.

And while rumors have swirled that McGregor may take some time off after the UFC’s blockbuster entry into New York on Nov. 12, he indicated that he has no intention of slowing this train down anytime soon.

“I love it. I don’t stop. It’s all I do,” McGregor said. “I don’t do nothing else. I continue to show up, I continue to fight, I continue to put these amazing events for the amazing fans of this sport. Of course I love what I do, and not only am I not getting tired of it, I’m actually getting better at it.

“I’m understanding. I’m a lot more in control of everything, and that goes right down the line from the media content I’m giving out, just everything. I’m in control of absolutely everything in my life. I keep getting better, and that’s at everything. Not just skill-wise, not just cardio-wise, not just nutrition-wise. Everything. Every aspect of my life. Business, media, everything. You name it, I get better each and every day.”

With so much going on, it would be easy for McGregor to want to look ahead of UFC 205 and begin plotting his next move. A victory over Alvarez at UFC 205 would be a historical accomplishment and would open the door for a seemingly endless number of possibilities with McGregor as a two-division UFC champion. But with so much opportunity riding on the line, McGregor insisted he is remaining grounded on the task at hand.

“It’s never hard for me to focus on this,” McGregor said. “It’s the entire package, it comes with it. I remain focused. I remain motivated. And that’s why I doing what I’m doing. That’s why we are where we are, so it has not been hard for me to stay focused, to stay motivated. History is on the horizon.”

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