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Midnight Mania! Cyborg Goes Breaking Bad on Nunes: ‘I Am The Pressure’

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It is flying a little under the radar, because we are all getting stoked for Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 — a rematch five years overdue — but the UFC 232 co-main event superfight between women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is going to be fire. Cyborg will be facing an opponent with genuine knockout power, her toughest test to date. If she wins, she cements a legacy as the greatest female featherweight fighter of all time. If Nunes wins, she adds another belt to her collection and another superstar scalp to her legacy, having already choked Meisha Tate and blasted Ronda Rousey into oblivion.

Cyborg has done her homework, is confident ahead of the bout that she will give Nunes a fight the lighter fighter is not prepared for. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“I train for everything,” Cyborg said. “I have five rounds. I watched a couple fights of Amanda and I know she likes to do the pressure, but she don’t like when fighters put pressure on her. I’m the pressure. When she throws her best punch at me, I’m going to be the pressure. She’s going to feel that.”

UFC 232 goes down at the end of the year, on December 29th in Las Vegas. Who are you picking in the co-main event?


Insomnia

I thought this was a young Joe Rogan for a full few seconds.

Andrea Lee’s husband Donny Aaron is still at large.

Why has no one landed this knockout in MMA yet?

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One Minute Breakdown: Legal in Free Fighting!

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That Platinum dimension has Mike Perry’s name all over it.

Forrest Griffin is still funny.

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Just jog it off kid

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Is Cowboy vs. Notorious the fight to make?

I’m upset how this photoshop treats Nate Diaz’ face.

Chad Mendes trains his neck using this Space Age-looking contraption. Hey, if it works it works. His crackerjack matchup with Alex Volkanovski also goes down at UFC 232.

Old art edits are my favorite. Wrestling heads are insisting Ben Askren is better than Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Brian Kelleher has never been more relatable.

Combat sports this week and weekend:

These might be my favorite sumo moments


Random Land

You ever hear the myth of the chameleon?

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Chameleon lived in a forest, in the foliage he could hide. He knew he was different, when he looked at himself he knew he did not fit in. Hidden away he observed that the other creatures had similarities to others. Birds had wings, monkeys hands & antelope hooves. His feet were different. He chose to stay hidden away but catching food was limited when hidden under leaves. Each time he ventured out he was spotted by others that mocked him terribly. They picked on his feet, then his nose. These features everyone saw, those who studied him longer realised there was more wrong to him than that. His eyes moved independently & he had a swaying gait which made the other animals mock him as if he’d eaten too many fermented berries. Chameleon had never realised that his eyes moved differently or he wobbled as he walked, these features made him further worried about venturing out from home. Hidden in leaves he was happy, he liked his own company but the need for food, ever present. Chameleon began to worry. One day after an excursion he returned hungry & angry. The animals mocked him again. Something had to be done, so he turned to creator. Creator was shocked at chameleon, he had forgotten about this creation he had made after a heavy night, he instantly took pity & listened to chameleons request. Chameleon simply asked to be invisible. Creator granted his wish & chameleon could choose his appearance depending on the mood at hand, both happy for now, but it did not last too long. Chameleon found that he still needed to walk far to catch his food. His feet did not carry him fast at all & he realised covering distances made him giddy, he went back to creator. Chameleon was bashful to ask another request, after last visit he left happy for what creator had done. As chameleon appeared creator realised that the day he had made chameleon he must have not been well. Chameleons request was promptly met. To this day chameleon remains happy & hidden, his colour changing skin & extendable tongue means he never has to stray far from home.

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This thread on an 1800s Japanese version of the American Revolution is amazing, truly the best Twitter has to offer. You know it is about to be good when it starts picturing G. Washington with the Goddess of America, but it gets better- much, much better.

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UFC 232 Poster Highlights Jones-Gustafsson Rematch, ‘Cyborg’ vs. Nunes

UFC 232 is shaping up to be one of the year’s most anticipated cards, with two title fights at the top of the bill.
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UFC 232 Poster Highlights Jones-Gustafsson Rematch, ‘Cyborg’ vs. Nunes

UFC 232 is shaping up to be one of the year’s most anticipated cards, with two title fights at the top of the bill.
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‘Cyborg’ Calls for UFC to Have A Backup Ready if Amanda Nunes Pulls Out of UFC 232

The first-ever women’s super-fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes place at UFC 232 in December between featherweight champion Cristiane Justino, better known as “Cyborg,” and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
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Cris Cyborg Gonna Feast on the Bones of Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes

There is just one female superfight for the UFC to make, and it looks like they done made it!

According to featherweight champ Cris Cyborg, she’s signed on the dotted line and will face bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 in December.

This is a fantastic match-up. Nunes’ best weapon is her punching power, and Cyborg is perhaps the most dangerous female fighter to ever set foot in a cage thanks to her own striking skills. I think it’s safe to say someone is getting smoked in this fight.

Here’s Cyborg’s Instagram post announcing the bout:

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Midnight Mania! Nunes Gets Closest Cyborg Odds Since Carano

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Welcome, to Midnight Mania!

It is the era of the superfight. Women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes is happening, and the odds are closer for any fight Cyborg has had since she fought Gina Carano in Strikeforce in 2009.

The fighters will clash at the big end-of-year UFC 232 card, on December 29 in Las Vegas, so there is plenty of time for those odds to shift. Nunes brings legitimate knockout power with her to 145 lbs., where she faces perhaps the most feared woman in mixed martial arts. It isn’t the superfight Cyborg has been angling for all these years — the only way she faces Ronda Rousey is in the WWE ring at this juncture — but Nunes does represent the most credible challenge to the current biggest female draw in combat sports.


Insomnia

Andrea “KBG” Lee posted this today asking for privacy while she deals with the fallout from alleged domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Donny Aaron.

I wonder if McGregor still spends $ 300,000 on his fight camps

Suga Sean O’Malley working his elbows on the pads

Joanne Calderwood is back, possibly the quietest fighter on the UFC roster

Football wrestling

Suplex city

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Georges St. Pierre working on his gymnastics

Chael Sonnen vs. Fedor Emelianenko has a suitably over the top poster from Bellator.

Speaking of posters, Justin Gaethje is doing the heavy lifting in this one.

Michael Chandler will be staying put at Bellator, which is kind of a shame, but probably the best decision for him given how easy it would be to become lost in the shuffle in the UFC’s lightweight division.

Bryce Mitchell is keeping those bloody boxers, and he expressed it in the most Southern way possible.

It’s a living

Yoel Romero says he’s going to start charging USADA rent, they visit so often.

Matt Brown posted this clip of an excellent jiu-jitsu display in the face of aggression. What made me mad watching it was all the aggressor’s buddies trying to peel off his grips so their guy could break free and throw punches. If you are gonna let them fight, let them fight. Otherwise break it all the way up, but don’t just help out your guy.

Jiu-Jitsu for the win

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

I missed all these fight clips from the weekend so y’all can relive them now.

Moving backwards on one leg. Still getting the KO. Winning.

This fight got wild before the finish

Not bad at all.

Lethwei is even more brutal than MMA. No gloves, just hand wraps, head butts allowed.

Headbutts like this one…

When the light bill is due

Walking on a dream


Random Land

Imagine this guy thinks he can tell anyone anything about fitness.

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Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes Officially Sign to Meet at UFC 232 on Dec. 29

A long-rumored superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight titlist Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 is now official.
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Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes Officially Sign to Meet at UFC 232 on Dec. 29

A long-rumored superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight titlist Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 is now official.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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