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Midnight Mania! Watch Brock Lesnar Back in Training

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s been half a year since Brock Lesnar jumped into the cage and shoved newly crowned heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier, flashing decayed teeth as he cut a promo against the champion. The prospective bout with Cormier had a built-in roadblock, with Lesnar needing to finish out his USADA suspension for the anabolic steroids he was suspended for after UFC 200. (Mark Hunt is still angry about that, in case anyone was wondering). Six months on, its still unclear whether Lesnar will actually return to the cage. However, he did spend some time on the mats recently, which could be a good sign.

The skillset that brought Lesnar his fame and glory was developed in his college wrestling days. Now, Brock is back on the mats, practicing with Gable Stevenson at the University of Minnesota.

Could his motivation be to train for a bout with two-time Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier in the UFC’s Octagon? We will get our answer in 2019.


Insomnia

Alexander Volkanovski wins the ten-year challenge

Dana White’s entry was pretty funny too, courtesy of Michael Chiesa

Cub Swanson had a solid entry

Aljamain Sterling has stepped his beard game up

I never realized Angela Hill was an animator

This is the problem with superfights- the clog up the divisions every single time.

Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal is going to be an interesting staring contest

Lando Vannata drilling striking combinations

I don’t usually include John Danaher in Midnight Mania because he writes novels for captions, but something about the geometry in this triangle choke setup was aesthetically appealing.

Tony Ferguson needs to get his title shot in 2019, or we riot.

Anthony Pettis against Stephen Thompson seems like a mismatch, but Pettis is just here for the glory and the loot.

I love Dustin Poirier’s positive mentality.

Amanda Nunes was all over the place on Twitter today, but confirmed she seems to have no interest in a rematch with Cris Cyborg

Okay… what is going on with her account?

Megan Anderson says Nunes should be stripped if she won’t defend

Tatiana Suarez is the strawweight champion in waiting

Ben Askren and Kelvin Gastelum went back and forth on Twitter

I had never seen this incredible one-shot fight scene

Sumo has questionable decisions too

Ouch

On this note…

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

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Lesnar Has Yet To Pay $250,000 Fine For Failed Drug Test

Before WWE superstar Brock Lesnar even thinks about stepping foot back inside of the Octagon he’ll need to pay that pesky $ 250,000 fine he was dished out after failing drug tests for UFC 200 back in 2016.

Lesnar was also suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), but that obviously won’t affect his return to the cage considering Lesnar’s UFC 200 clash with Mark Hunt happened over two years ago.

According to a recent report by MMA Weekly, Lesnar has yet to open his wallet and hand over the $ 250,000 to NSAC. That means that Lesnar remains indefinitely suspended.

“(Lesnar) is still suspended based on his fine,” NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Weekly back in July. “He is required to pay the fine or set up a payment plan with the Attorney General’s Office (to get cleared from the suspension).”

Seems like Lesnar needed all of the $ 2.5 million he earned for UFC 200.

While Lesnar has already been linked to a return title fight against current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, nothing can be finalized until “Beast Incarnate” settles the score with the Nevada Commission. Until that happens, any proposed superfight or rumored comeback will be put on the back burner.

Of course, if it really came down to it, I’m sure UFC would pick up the bill should Lesnar decline to pay.

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Lesnar Has Yet To Pay $250,000 Fine For Failed Drug Test

Before WWE superstar Brock Lesnar even thinks about stepping foot back inside of the Octagon he’ll need to pay that pesky $ 250,000 fine he was dished out after failing drug tests for UFC 200 back in 2016.

Lesnar was also suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), but that obviously won’t affect his return to the cage considering Lesnar’s UFC 200 clash with Mark Hunt happened over two years ago.

According to a recent report by MMA Weekly, Lesnar has yet to open his wallet and hand over the $ 250,000 to NSAC. That means that Lesnar remains indefinitely suspended.

“(Lesnar) is still suspended based on his fine,” NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Weekly back in July. “He is required to pay the fine or set up a payment plan with the Attorney General’s Office (to get cleared from the suspension).”

Seems like Lesnar needed all of the $ 2.5 million he earned for UFC 200.

While Lesnar has already been linked to a return title fight against current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, nothing can be finalized until “Beast Incarnate” settles the score with the Nevada Commission. Until that happens, any proposed superfight or rumored comeback will be put on the back burner.

Of course, if it really came down to it, I’m sure UFC would pick up the bill should Lesnar decline to pay.

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Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar Remains a Possibility, UFC President Says

Jon Jones proved in emphatic fashion that he is indeed back with a dominant win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Jon Jones: ‘Huge Money Fight’ vs. Brock Lesnar is ‘Always Appealing’

Before Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar was a thing, it was Jon Jones who called out the World Wrestling Entertainment star following what appeared to be a victory over “DC” at UFC 214.
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Midnight Mania! Why Is A Brock Lesnar USADA Sample Missing?

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It could just be an error, but one of Brock Lesnar’s USADA samples is missing from the USADA database.

It is noteworthy mostly because of Lesnar’s history with USADA and the UFC. He was granted a special testing exemption in order fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200, a fight he handily won, only for tests to return afterwards positive, a result USADA could have sped up, but chose not to. Mark Hunt is currently in the process of suing Lesnar and the UFC over the entire incident.

Now, he is back in the testing pool in order to potentially face UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier sometime in 2019. Naturally, suspicions run high around another MMA return for the 41-year-old athlete. Daniel Cormier wants to ‘drug test the hell out of him’, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz says he’s absolutely doping.

This is something to keep an eye on.


Insomnia

Good on the UFC for still paying Renato Moicano for training to be the backup fighter, even though he missed weight by a pound. That’s more generous than they needed to be.

Derrick Lewis shot his first day on his first TV show.

It was instantly meme-worthy stuff.

Tenshin Nasukawa hitting pads at Floyd Mayweather’s gym

The story of a man who beat Carlos Gracie- and paid the price.

Mayweather was asked a great question- why wasn’t he kickboxing Tenshin when he had been posting clips of training in an Octagon? He quickly revealed his true colors, confirming what we knew to be true- that the MMA rumors were, in his own words, “bullshit”.

Snow sparring

Michelle Waterson wishes a happy birthday to Claudia Gadelha, who fights tomorrow night.

Leslie Smith on Full Frontal:


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This really could have been stopped at least half a minute before it was.

Under normal MMA rules, this would have been a finish.

Those uppercuts…

Elbows are like the shotgun blasts of striking: You can only land them at close range but man are they effective.

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

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Manager Paul Heyman Dismisses Rumors Of Brock Lesnar Withdrawing From Fight With Cormier

It seems the mega fight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar early next year may be in jeopardy.
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