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Midnight Mania! Holloway and Edgar launch the meme wars

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

We’ve got the heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC titles on the line tomorrow night, while possibly the two best welterweights fight in Bellator. I’m stoked. But there is more coming down the pike: the title fights at the upcoming UFC 222 and 223 cards are pretty damn awesome too; Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar at featherweight and Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight.

Max Holloway is winning the internet, if you haven’t been paying attention. He’s the hero featherweight deserves, and the one it needs right now.

He started out by trolling Frankie Edgar with this tweet:

Not nicknamed the Answer for nothing, Frankie Edgar had a pretty good response:

Since we on game show memes I think I like this one……..And New!! @ufc 222

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But Max had an answer for the answer, responding by pointing out Edgar’s perennial contender status at featherweight. The underrated part that really makes this tweet is that he made sure to point out he was using Pat Sajak’s voice.

Yeah, I can’t wait for this one.

I’m here for this post-Conor McGregor world. This is great.


Insomnia

Pretty cool video highlighting one of the many talented but undervalued flyweights, Dustin Ortiz:

You want to get something into Midnight Mania? Sometimes, it’s this simple. Pretty cool to see Khabib’s fans drive hours to see him. He’s got that “it” factor, whatever it is, that authenticity of charisma that makes him a star.

Deal of a lifetime

Longtime MMA trainer and former fighter Din Thomas with an important observation on race in America.

This longsword fight had some awesome choreography

HARD FIGHT ON LONGSWORDS

HARD FIGHT ON LONGSWORDS

Longsword VS Longsword from Ben Aycrigg & Adam Lytle

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Accurate

Paul Daley isn’t happy with Bellator’s kid glove treatment of Michael Venom Page.


Upcoming Fights


Slips, Rips, and Sumo Clips

Nice overhand

Armbars for days

Ouch. Ouch ouch ouch. My balls hurt just watching this.

Nice KO

Nothing like being choked and having your arm pinned to induce that sense of panic

Sumo can hurt


Good Reads

  • This profile of Stipe Miocic in his natural habitat at his firehouse and his gym peal back the curtain of his indifferent public persona to get at who he is- which is, as it turns out, someone who gets a huge kick out of being there for people in trouble. Trust me, you want Stipe Miocic on your zombie apocalypse team.
  • Bad news for combat sports athletes: CTE can happen independent of concussion; in other words, it’s death by 1,000 jabs. That’s according to a new study found by injury lawyer and combat sports enthusiast Erik McGraken.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Colby Covington received death threats after spoiling ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Even if it isn’t fight related, UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington seems to always get himself in hot water.

The controversial 170-pound fighter rubbed a ton of people the wrong way when he spoiled the ending of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” last week on Twitter. Despite his wrongdoing, Covington has no regrets for ruining one of the biggest movies of 2017 for one of the most dedicated fan bases around.

“Man, let’s be honest,” Covington said in a recent interview with BJ Penn Radio host Jason Kindschy. “Star Wars is for nerds and virgins. I did them a favor, Jason. They should be thanking me, instead of sending me death threats. And no, I didn’t watch it, Jason. I got laid. I went to Reddit, and all my haters are virgins, so it was an easy way to ruin their pathetic lives.”

“Come on, man. I ain’t got two and a half hours to waste in my fucking life on some retarded movie like that,” he said. “I’d rather just ruin it for all the nerds and virgins in the world. That’s all my haters, anyways.”

As a result of his social media trolling, Covington has been bombarded with egregious responses, including death threats and implications that he’d have a future encounter with ISIS.

“Yes, I did receive death threats,” Covington explained. “People said they were going to bomb my house in Oregon. People were saying that they hope ISIS burns my family and this and that.

“Yeah, ISIS,” he continued. “They said ‘I hope ISIS burns your family.’”

Just when you thought Covington was in the clear after getting pelted by a Fabricio Werdum boomerang he goes and sticks his neck again on social media. And even though Covington did his best to ruin the anticipation for “nerds” worldwide, his spoiling efforts still aren’t on par with this guy.

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Banned! Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz camps prohibited from water bottle wars rematch during UFC 202

If Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz want to run back their recent game of water bottle toss, it will have to happen outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because property officials probably want to ensure the safety of their other guests, as well as avoid potential lawsuits, banning members of their respective entourages from the building. The only exceptions are those individuals who have been licensed to corner the fighters during UFC 202, which takes this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016).

For the sake of clarity: T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. In other words, MGM has the authority — and the technology — to do as it pleases in regard to this situation.

Chris Avila — who is a Diaz protege — and Artem Levin — a McGregor disciple — were booked to battle for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, those two are now affected by this decision and neither one of them was seemingly involved in yesterday’s circus. Guilty by association, apparently.

To add insult to injury — at least in the case of Diaz — his older brother, Nick Diaz, will not be allowed in his corner. That’s because he apparently still owes Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) $ 100,000 related to his most recent settlement agreement. Therefore, technically, he is still considered suspended even though his sentence was up earlier this month.

What a tangled web the Diaz brothers weave.

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Banned! Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz camps prohibited from water bottle wars rematch during UFC 202

If Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz want to run back their recent game of water bottle toss, it will have to happen outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because property officials probably want to ensure the safety of their other guests, as well as avoid potential lawsuits, banning members of their respective entourages from the building. The only exceptions are those individuals who have been licensed to corner the fighters during UFC 202, which takes this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016).

For the sake of clarity: T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. In other words, MGM has the authority — and the technology — to do as it pleases in regard to this situation.

Chris Avila — who is a Diaz protege — and Artem Levin — a McGregor disciple — were booked to battle for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, those two are now affected by this decision and neither one of them was seemingly involved in yesterday’s circus. Guilty by association, apparently.

To add insult to injury — at least in the case of Diaz — his older brother, Nick Diaz, will not be allowed in his corner. That’s because he apparently still owes Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) $ 100,000 related to his most recent settlement agreement. Therefore, technically, he is still considered suspended even though his sentence was up earlier this month.

What a tangled web the Diaz brothers weave.

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Pic: UFC champ Ronda Rousey becomes jedi knight to celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’

Or is that Sith Lord?

Jedi mind tricks?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey is looking forward to the next Star Wars movie (see the latest trailer here). In fact, “Rowdy” is a big enough fan of the franchise that she’s willing to celebrate “Star Wars Day” by photoshopping herself into a jedi.

Happy Star Wars day!! #maythe4thbewithyou #teamdarkside

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

I was hoping for that Leia/Jabba bikini get-up, but according to her post, she’s “Team Dark Side.”

That kills my Han Mole-o joke, but whatever, Bethe Correia already went there. Speaking of which, “Rowdy” will get her chance to make millions of Brazilian voices suddenly cry out in terror — by suddenly silencing “Pitbull” at the UFC 190 pay-per-view (PPV) event this August (more on that fight here).

Many Bothans died to bring us this information (it’s an older joke sir, but it checks out).

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Michael Bisping Still Has Some Wars Left in Him

Somewhere between the Dan Henderson KO and his definitive loss to Luke Rockhold, we figured out that TUF 3 Michael Bisping was never going to get a crack at UFC gold. And that’s fine for someone willing to mix it up and entertain the fans, but what about a fighter who’s been in the game for […]

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Bernard Hopkins/Sergey Kovalev KO’s UFC, GLORY in TV Ratings Wars

Like we said last week, you had a lot of options if you wanted to watch a good fight last weekend. The UFC offered two fight nights featuring some big names of mixed martial arts: Michael Bisping, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Luke Rockhold, and Ovince St. Preux. Boxing counter-punched with a light heavyweight title unification bout, […]

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Bernard Hopkins/Sergey Kovalev KO’s UFC, GLORY in TV Ratings Wars

Like we said last week, you had a lot of options if you wanted to watch a good fight last weekend. The UFC offered two fight nights featuring some big names of mixed martial arts: Michael Bisping, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Luke Rockhold, and Ovince St. Preux. Boxing counter-punched with a light heavyweight title unification bout, […]

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Monday Night Wars Alert: UFC and Bellator to Go Head-to-Head in September


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The UFC will be heading to Connecticut on September 5th. The card will air on FS1. Normally we wouldn’t cover such a banal, uninteresting announcement, but something makes it very special: September 5th also marks the date of Bellator’s season 11 debut, and it’s also being held in Connecticut to boot—a mere 10 miles away.

To say this is a big deal is an understatement. Perhaps Bellator’s rumored 100k PPV buys for Bellator 120 turned the UFC’s head, and now they view the promotion as a threat? And what about ratings? Will Bellator and SpikeTV be able to out-draw the UFC and FOX Sports 1?

It’s difficult to answer any of these questions at the current moment, especially since neither the UFC nor Bellator has announced a main event. The only fight announced for Bellator 123 is Brennan Ward vs. James Irvin, which isn’t super-appealing in all honesty.

It seems that the only way Bellator can hope to compete with the UFC is if they—forgive the use of this cliche—stack Bellator 123. They’ll have to put Rampage Jackson on the card, and perhaps even Tito Ortiz as well. But if Bellator puts its top draws on the card for free, it’ll cost quite a bit. The UFC is going head-to-head in order to force Bellator into a pace its roster can’t sustain, it would appear.

These are just musings, of course. We have very little information right now. We’ll be sure to update you when we get more.

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Twitter Wars: Diego Sanchez takes shots at Nick Diaz and camp

Following the battle we witnessed in the headline at UFC 154, the usually reserved Nick Diaz took to Twitter to take a shot at champ Georges St-Pierre. “@NickDiaz209: I am not impressed by your performance @GeorgesStPierre“ Diaz will be looking to make his return in March 2013 to the UFC after a one-year suspension, and …

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