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Midnight Mania! Female boxer Heather Hardy gets headkicked, nose broken in Bellator MMA bout

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Undefeated as a professional boxer, Heather Hardy was a highly touted prospect coming into tonight’s Bellator 185. She had finished her last opponent via TKO, and seemed to have star potential. However, tonight, she suffered her first defeat in either MMA or boxing at the hands of debut fighter Kristina Williams, who broke Hardy’s nose with a brutal head kick.

The fight was a kicking clinic for Williams. Heather Hardy earns points for being incredibly tough and staying on her feet despite taking shinbone to the noggin. It’s clear Hardy has some things to work on if she’s going to have a successful MMA career, though. The broken nose reminded many of Rory Macdonald’s fights with Stephen Thompson and Robbie Lawler.


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This is the best branding effort I’ve seen on the internet- and guess who is involved.

Your very own Herb Dean, referee to the stars.

Gegard Mousasi’s many emotions, y’all. Who else could display emotion with such range and depth? Gunnar Nelson? Rory MacDonald? Mousasi’s early mentor, Fedor Emelianenko?

McGregor, who is back in the gym, is enjoying time with his chubby baby.

“I’m gonna fight till I’m dead” – “Platinum” Mike Perry

Apparently, there was no one in the top ten who signed on the dotted line to fight Kamaru Usman, so Emil Meek stepped up.

Meek referencing Usman’s nickname, the Nigerian Nightmare

This guy makes a YouTube career out of tackling deadbeat dads. Honestly, I’m not sure how to feel about that. But it IS funny.

Rashad Evans focusing on the important things in life- helping his extended family.

I interviewed Phil Daru, Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s strength and conditioning coach, for next week’s MMA Outsider’s podcast. I can’t wait to share his knowledge with you Maniacs.

Joanna is the best female fighter in MMA, and she’s only getting better

Ummm… firstly, who calls Michael Page that? Secondly, “artisan striking bouquet” is not a series of words I ever hope to read in sequence again. I almost threw up.

Michael Page only wants to showboat against cans, and each time he does this I lose a little bit more respect for him as a martial artist and a competitor.

Not exactly Netflix and chill.

When @deanamasinger said let’s ‘chill out’ after training I didn’t know he meant this @rvcasport

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Demian Maia knows the history at stake in the next month.

Fighters with most wins in the UFC history. Lutadores com maior número de vitórias na história do @ufc .

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UFC Bantamweight Brian Kelleher reminding us all that weight cutting is bad for everyone and the sport as a whole.

Oh, that’s smart.

Renzo Gracie collecting trash bags for community service sounds like a fun time for everyone… even if he can’t sing for shit. It also sounds like garbage men are really inclusive.

CM Punk’s next opponent, with the odds opening as dead even.

BREAKING NEWS!!! Just added to UFC 218. How does this fight go down?

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Demetrious Johnson is getting a free custom-themed PS4.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

When you think you are Tony Ferguson

Elbows from hell, as demonstrated by Nathan Corbett.

Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett Knockouts

11-Time Muay Thai Champion Nathan Carnage Corbett, also known as the man with the golden elbows.

Posted by Muay Thai Authority on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When it’s just not worth all that.

Random technique day

Fun in grappling

throwback to an instant classic that gave MMA fans a window into how deep the leg game can go

Posted by T.P. Grant on Friday, October 20, 2017


Podcasts and Video

One last time- the MMA Outsiders podcast with Whitney Miller

Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till by the numbers. Follow MMA Mania on Youtube for more

Din Thomas explains how he feels about working with domestic violence abuser Greg Hardy


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UFC 219 Gets Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza on Dec. 30

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will lock horns with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.
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UFC 219 Gets Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza on Dec. 30

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will lock horns with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.
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UFC 219 Gets Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza on Dec. 30

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will lock horns with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.
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UFC 219 Gets Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza on Dec. 30

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will lock horns with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30.
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Midnight Mania! Jimi Manuwa would consider changing weight classes if Gustafsson gets title shot

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Jimi Manuwa, who fights Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214, says he will go up in weight or even take boxing matches rather than fight teammate Alexander Gustafsson for the belt.

Jimi Manuwa on not fighting teammate Alexander Gustafsson

Jimi Poster Boy MMA Manuwa förklarar varför han inte vill tävla mot sin klubbkamrat, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. Det är en komplicerad situation för de båda men Manuwa ser andra möjligheter om inte en titelchans skulle uppenbara sig.

Se hela intervjun med Jimi här: https://www.kimura.se/mma-panelen-ufc-214-jimi-manuwa/

Posted by Kimura.se on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Manuway sums up the way he sees it:

Do you know what? We don’t even need to talk about it, what if you get the belt or whatever. We’ve got an understanding on that. For me anyway, there’ll be no problem, there’ll be no problem. There’s other people to fight; the belt is what we want, but if one of us gets it, then there are other ways around it. Maybe I’ll go up or come down, or do a boxing fight, or whatever. For me, it’s no problem. It’s really no problem. We’ve got love for each other, you know? Training together is more important, and helping each other to win our fights is more important. The belt is what we want, but it’s not everything, you know?

That loyalty is significant. In a hyper-competitive sport, this is rare. We’ve seen it before, notably when Daniel Cormier himself dropped to light heavyweight rather than stay in a division where he might have to challenge Cain Velasquez for the belt. It wasn’t a loyalty Jon Jones extended to Rashad Evans. In the case where ambitions come into conflict with camp loyalties, everyone handles the situation differently. Some fighters change camps before a fight, or split coaching staff, as was the case with Tyron Woodley before he challenged Robbie Lawler.

Manuwa, who lost to Gustafsson back in 2014, is now teammates with the lanky Swede, and in his mind, changing weight classes is preferable to jeopardizing the relationship he has with Alex. If he does win against Oezdemir, Manuwa will find himself within touching distance of a title shot. The only man more likely to get the coveted opportunity (aside from a possible trilogy fight if Cormier beats Jones) is Gustafsson, who is coming off a fourth-round knockout win over Glover Texeira.

Manuwa also hates fat bullies like Daniel Cormier, who he feels is condescending. Cormier certainly seemed above it with his reply…


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Poirier calls out Michael Chiesa after Chiesa got his appeal denied to overturn the result of his loss to Kevin Lee

Will Gastelum make weight though?

McGregor has infinite self belief, I’ll give him that.

McGregor Sports and Entertainment. We do it all.

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GSP is still in training, even though his fight with Bisping is off

At Tristar gym training with @firas_zahabi, @robinblackmma, @zach_makovsky @jamie_boomboom and @duffymma!

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HBO featured Karim Zidan’s work exposing how Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov is using MMA for his political ends.

Normally, this would go under “good reads” but I’m just going to include it here. Zidan is doing journalistic work of consequence- go read his piece up on Deadspin!

Sage looks like he belongs on the cover of a paperback romance novel from the 90s

This video of Jack Dempsey in color is incredible


Slips. Rips. Awesome Clips.

This shows just how much slapping can happen in sumo.


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

Flyin Brian J previews Weidman-Gastelum. Hate to say it, but I’m going with Gastelum here.

Submission Radio


Random Land

These swords are from cartoons

I’m convinced Florida is the worst place on Earth by incidents like this

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Bellator 185 Gets Mousasi-Shlemenko Headliner, ‘King Mo’ vs. McGeary Co-Main Event

In his quest to become Bellator middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi will make his promotional debut against a former titlist.
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Jarod Cannonier Gets New Opponent at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 25’ Finale

Jared Cannonier will face a new opponent at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale following a late withdrawal by original foe Steve Bosse.
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Jarod Cannonier Gets New Opponent at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 25’ Finale

Jared Cannonier will face a new opponent at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale following a late withdrawal by original foe Steve Bosse.
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Jarod Cannonier Gets New Opponent at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 25’ Finale

Jared Cannonier will face a new opponent at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale following a late withdrawal by original foe Steve Bosse.
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