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Midnight Mania! McGregor attacks fan, Anderson Silva says Netflix bought his script for action show

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we have Conor McGregor attacking a fan who approaches him, Anderson Silva saying he wrote a script that Netflix bought, which will have action, but has nothing to do with fighting (whatever that means to Anderson). We also have Valentina Shevchenko demonstrating insane flexibility, dance fighting, Angela Magana’s return to Twitter, Johnson jokes, knockouts, highlights, and more.

Front Line

Conor McGregor looks like he didn’t want to be bothered:

Maybe he wants his privacy ahead of becoming a father. (see his own father share what it was like watching his son become a man in MMA here)

Anderson Silva wrote a script? And Netflix bought it?? And it’s not fighting-related???

That’s exactly what he is saying, according to Combate (translation via

"My biggest dream, right now, is to maybe win an Oscar,” Silva said. “I got some auditions to do in Hollywood. I wrote a script for a series and Netflix bought it, thank God. I got other projects apart from fighting. It was always my dream to become an action movie actor. I have been studying that for a while and now things are finally happening."

Being an actor does pay really well- just ask Cowboy Cerrone- so it might be a viable post-fighting career for the 41-year-old star. However, script-writing? This is a surprising wrinkle, even from the eccentric and quirky character that is Anderson “The Spider” Silva. He has always been creative, and apparently that creativity isn’t just expressed inside the Octagon. Perhaps the most surprising part of all of it is that the script isn’t related to fighting... but somehow still an “action show”, whatever action means.

"It's an action show, but it has nothing to do with fighting,” Silva said. “It doesn't have a name yet, we're still adapting it to script and we'll settle on a name once it's all done. I had to stop for awhile, but I'm always working on it, you know, it's annoying. I'm always writing, putting ideas on paper, before I go to bed and after I wake up."

Is Anderson Silva our generation’s Brazilian Bruce Lee? Is he the Renaissance man of our time? It is yet to be seen. He has a long history of saying outlandish things, the most recent being that he is intent on fighting Conor McGregor. Before then, he lends his star power to UFC 208 in Brooklyn opposite Derek Brunson.

Can he bring this magic back?

Valentina Shevchenko is a talented woman.

Bet she could pull this off:

Looks familiar:

Bisping is out of knee surgery:

We posted a picture yesterday, but here is Joanna Jedrzejczyck knocking out the mascot:

Big Johnson jokes:

Speaking of inappropriate, Angela Magana is back on Twitter

Slips, Rips and Knockout Clips

It’s Friday, and that means regional (and Bellator 171) MMA:

Regional MMA: so bad it’s good.

Muay Xtreme, a Muay Thai with MMA gloves promotion we have mentioned before:

This was remarkable:

Maniacs are winners tonight:

What is this?

Quick Hits

  • UFC on Fox 23 Weigh In Results here
  • Thompson says that Michael Bisping gets the same or worse treatment than Tyron Woodley, Tyron’s race allegations notwithstanding.
  • Josh Thomson is fighting one of the Pitbull brothers at Bellator 172

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