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Midnight Mania! Think Gastelum Hits Hard? Watch ‘Style Bender’ Spar ‘Rumble’

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Have we got a show for you.

Israel Adesanya is set to face former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum in an interim middleweight title fight this Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 236. If he wins, he will face another former welterweight, Robert Whittaker. Facing hard-hitting former welterweights is nothing new for Israel, however. Back before his UFC days, when he was only 3-0 in mixed martial arts competition, he was flown in to imitate Jon Jones in sparring against now-retired light heavyweight contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.

It is clear they weren’t sparring at full power, but it is also evident how much power Anthony Johnson can generate. Adesanya is wholly unphased sparring with the bigger man, calmly rolling his shoulder, measuring the distance, and lining up his punches and kicks. It makes one wonder how Johnson would have done against Jones… and how Adesanya might do against Jones in a future matchup.

Will Adesanya’s striking wizardry and massive reach advantage prevail over Gastelum’s grit, power and one-two? We will find out, Saturday night. Until then, read professional fighter and resident analyst Andrew Richardson’s technical breakdown!


Insomnia

An old classic

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Wow!! Sticks and Stones do hurt

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Disney’s business moves now have implications for UFC fans, especially those with families:

The UFC leaving the PPV providers let boxing promoters shake them down for more money.

2018 was a pretty good year for the UFC

Charge. Definitely a charge.

Cody Garbrandt offers to take a lie detector test saying he’s never taken performance enhancing drugs while competing in the UFC. Professor Marston would be proud, but that wouldn’t prove anything.

Daniel Cormier claiming Brock Lesnar deserves a title fight? I’m willing to tune in and watch DC get his swan song money fight, but let’s not kid ourselves.

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Money Fights > Rankings

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The ol’ Bobby Hill tactic

Michael Chiesa was among those not buying TJ Dillashaw’s strength and conditioning coach’s Shakespearean diatribe.

The idea that the S&C coach didn’t know anything, doesn’t exactly hold water.

I wanted to write a whole translation article, but Artem Lobov summed it all up in one sentence.

USADA was very interested in Ali Abdelaziz’ very intelligent comments about knowing athletes on EPO.

What I had forgotten about this immortal moment was TJ’s sneer as he shrugged off Cody’s incensed accusations.

Unbelievably good round of boxing

Gary Busey??

That wig and glasses act ain’t fooling us, Dana!

Sean O’Malley hitting pads is always a pleasure to watch

This would be embarrassing

This is ridiculously impressive, but did she just stab her carpet??


Random Land

Touching

For some reason I can’t quite place, this seems like a bad idea.

Very modern art

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Midnight Mania! Think Gastelum Hits Hard? Watch ‘Style Bender’ Spar ‘Rumble’

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

Welcome to Midnight Mania! Have we got a show for you.

Israel Adesanya is set to face former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum in an interim middleweight title fight this Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 236. If he wins, he will face another former welterweight, Robert Whittaker. Facing hard-hitting former welterweights is nothing new for Israel, however. Back before his UFC days, when he was only 3-0 in mixed martial arts competition, he was flown in to imitate Jon Jones in sparring against now-retired light heavyweight contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.

It is clear they weren’t sparring at full power, but it is also evident how much power Anthony Johnson can generate. Adesanya is wholly unphased sparring with the bigger man, calmly rolling his shoulder, measuring the distance, and lining up his punches and kicks. It makes one wonder how Johnson would have done against Jones… and how Adesanya might do against Jones in a future matchup.

Will Adesanya’s striking wizardry and massive reach advantage prevail over Gastelum’s grit, power and one-two? We will find out, Saturday night. Until then, read professional fighter and resident analyst Andrew Richardson’s technical breakdown!


Insomnia

An old classic

View this post on Instagram

Wow!! Sticks and Stones do hurt

A post shared by Javier Mendez (@akajav) on

Disney’s business moves now have implications for UFC fans, especially those with families:

The UFC leaving the PPV providers let boxing promoters shake them down for more money.

2018 was a pretty good year for the UFC

Charge. Definitely a charge.

Cody Garbrandt offers to take a lie detector test saying he’s never taken performance enhancing drugs while competing in the UFC. Professor Marston would be proud, but that wouldn’t prove anything.

Daniel Cormier claiming Brock Lesnar deserves a title fight? I’m willing to tune in and watch DC get his swan song money fight, but let’s not kid ourselves.

View this post on Instagram

Money Fights > Rankings

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The ol’ Bobby Hill tactic

Michael Chiesa was among those not buying TJ Dillashaw’s strength and conditioning coach’s Shakespearean diatribe.

The idea that the S&C coach didn’t know anything, doesn’t exactly hold water.

I wanted to write a whole translation article, but Artem Lobov summed it all up in one sentence.

USADA was very interested in Ali Abdelaziz’ very intelligent comments about knowing athletes on EPO.

What I had forgotten about this immortal moment was TJ’s sneer as he shrugged off Cody’s incensed accusations.

Unbelievably good round of boxing

Gary Busey??

That wig and glasses act ain’t fooling us, Dana!

Sean O’Malley hitting pads is always a pleasure to watch

This would be embarrassing

This is ridiculously impressive, but did she just stab her carpet??


Random Land

Touching

For some reason I can’t quite place, this seems like a bad idea.

Very modern art

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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UFC 230 Embedded Ep. 2: “DC” Hits New York

We’re another day close to UFC 230, and as a result, another Embedded video has gone up.

In Episode Two, cameras are on hand as the headliners get some more training in, and as the champ-champ, Daniel Cormier, arrives  in New York City.

UFC 230 will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City. In the main event, heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will challenge the champion, Cormier.

The post UFC 230 Embedded Ep. 2: “DC” Hits New York appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
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Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Curtis Blaydes: Francis Ngannou Hits Harder Than UFC 221 Opponent Mark Hunt

There’s a new player in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and he possesses two valuable commodities for a big man: a durable chin and a strong wrestling base.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Max Holloway hits back at Conor McGregor on Twitter with sick Mayweather burn

Don’t be dragging Max Holloway into your social media beefs because he brings the fire.

Conor McGregor isn’t fighting in the featherweight division any more, but that didn’t stop him from throwing some shade at current 145 pound champion Max Holloway on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after Holloway was forced off UFC 222 with a leg injury (his first pull out in 18 fights with the UFC), McGregor posted this:

When there is no referee to save you.

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”When there is no referee to save you,” the caption read – a not so subtle jab at Floyd Mayweather, who has been teasing an MMA rematch against the Irish UFC champ.

Holloway didn’t appreciate being dragged into the beef, and here’s how he responded…

”When there is,” he said with a picture of McGregor being saved from Mayweather by the ref in the 10th round of their boxing superfight.

McGregor beat Holloway back in 2013, but Max can take a little pride in being the only UFC featherweight the Irish fighter didn’t manage to finish. Since then Holloway has gone on an impressive 12 fight win streak, taking the 145 pound title off Jose Aldo and then defeating him again in a rematch six months later.

We doubt Max and Conor will meet in the cage again now that McGregor is fighting at moneyweight, but you have to wonder how he’d fare against Holloway these days.

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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones hits pads in a garage as steroid hearings loom

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Jon Jones is the specter that haunts the light heavyweight division. He has only fought twice in the past three years, one win and one no-contest. The no-contest ruined what had been a tremendous fight and victory over his biggest rival, Daniel Cormier.

Now, Cormier is moving on, to face Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight superfight this summer. If “DC” wins, it will shift his legacy, putting Jones in the rearview mirror, at least for the moment. The move to heavyweight was one Jones had been hinting at his entire career.

Good better best.

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Does his caption, “Good better best” refer to Stipe Miocic, Daniel Cormier… and himself? It’s entirely speculation, but Jones still believes his best days are ahead of him. Much hangs on the length of Jones’ suspension, but is that the fight he will look for when he does return from exile? Jones’ striking coach Brandon Gibson certainly thinks so.


Insomnia

Good to see Robert Whittaker feeling better. Let’s hope Sir Bobby Knuckles returns to rule middleweight quickly.

I like this sweep from Derrick Lewis. Machida hit it in his very early career; it’s got that combination of effortless and effective.

Working on a lot of new stuff #ufcaustin

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I don’t like this from Lewis though:

Promotions are promoting their fighters, and former fighters, which means you get to watch highlight clips:

Valentina Shevchenko is getting the most tune-up fight of tune-up fights this weekend, but watching her style could be fun.

Boxing has both changed so much and remained the same since these halcyon days:

Perfect translator. Sorry, Ben Askren.

This might be true. Serious times for Anderson Silva. His offence is far clearer in nature and intent than Jon Jones’ is.

He will never get the chance to surpass CM Punk:

Was this cake… was it… what was it??? At first I thought the Ws might represent her UFC wins, but I guess it probably means the “wrestling” in the letters “WWE”?

Accurate depiction of what Floyd’s first day in MMA training would look like:

Be careful @floydmayweather MMA is different .

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Podcasts and Video

I keep telling you to listen to this interview with Nate Quarry, because it’s really good… especially the last 15 minutes! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube

Brian Stann lays out why fighters on PEDs cost clean fighters money:


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