Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we have Derrick Lewis taking shots at Travis Browne on “The MMA Hour,” Valentina Shevchenko is revealed to have yet another surprising skill, Rampage Jackson goes “there,” UFC Fight Night 104 headliner Dennis Bermudez asks Tom Brady a question, knockouts, submissions, randomness, and everything else you need to fuel your sleeplessness.
Lewis says motivation for his main event match against Browne, which headlines UFC Fight Night: “Halifax” next month (details here) comes from “Hapa” allegedly beating women. However, Browne was cleared of domestic violence against his ex-wife after a UFC-funded investigation. That, however, did not stop Lewis from using the accusations as fuel.
"I look at him beating his wife & I could look at this fight as motivation since he like to hit on women." - Derrick Lewis. WOW. #TheMMAHour— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) January 30, 2017
“Black Beast” admits he’s no saint, though:
"Why don't you call one of my ex I cheated on like 4 times?" - Derrick Lewis #TheMMAHour— Champions MMA (@ChampionsFight) January 30, 2017
Browne has already said he is taking this fight personally, and that Lewis is going to find out what this shit is all about. Except, now “Black Beast” really has made it personal. This could get real fun ... for as long as it lasts.
Oh, and by the way, that came after this craziness on “The MMA Hour:”
Ariel Helwani is talking to Rampage's ex LIVE on air... #TheMMAHour pic.twitter.com/q7WNRWVM3I— Champions MMA (@ChampionsFight) January 30, 2017
Rampage blaming Ariel Helwani for his relationship problems and saying things I don't think we can repeat here. #TheMMAHour pic.twitter.com/xM8GvIzpX5— Champions MMA (@ChampionsFight) January 30, 2017
All that happened amidst Rampage’s anger at UFC for killing his sponsorship market with the Reebok deal.
January 30th, 2017. Mark this day as the moment when The MMA Hour officially jumped the shark.— Jared Jones (@JJWritesStuff) January 30, 2017
Watch it all here:
Bobs and Weaves
Ronda Rousey — the former female 135-pound champion-turned political activist — is no fan of Trump’s immigration ban.
Speaking of female Bantamweights, here’s Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko, a woman of many talents:
Bullet's coach gave her the nickname based on her love of guns and she actually has a lot of medals in competitive shooting. #TheMMAHour pic.twitter.com/bc3bMlTQm7— Champions MMA (@ChampionsFight) January 30, 2017
#UFCDenver #BulletValentina #armbar pic.twitter.com/CxFWQ2Y784— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) January 30, 2017
Oh, and she can dance, too.
Dennis Bermudez seems to be making offers on Dana’s behalf ahead of his pre-Super Bowl fight night headliner versus “Korean Zombie.”
So @MenaceBermudez just asked Tom Brady that Dana could have anything he wanted . Tom asked if he could help them win— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) January 31, 2017
Tom Brady Gets Emotional During #SuperBowl #OpeningNight Press Conference Scrum Dana Question at 32:35 https://t.co/vxOfgJoetb— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) January 31, 2017
This is great social media game from Derek Brunson, who faces Anderson Silva in the co-main of UFC 208:
2 weeks until go time. Who's ready for #UFC208 #UFC #BrooklynNY #CashMeOusside pic.twitter.com/DCbhdhvFDV— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 30, 2017
Trump has been going crazy with the executive orders, but I never knew he’d go this far. And after his own supporter, Dana White, vaguely threatened McGregor with an “epic fall,” too.
From theChive.com, see this hilarious glitch from EA Sports UFC 2:
Slips, Rips and KO Clips
Ian McCall is officially cursed. All of his opponents get injured, even those who never get injured.
UFC signs 12-0 Jarred Brooks. Fights Ian McCall UFC 208. pic.twitter.com/FACr5z2xZ4— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 30, 2017
Jarred Brooks also does cartwheel shit during fights pic.twitter.com/oe0mkpuTrZ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 30, 2017
Do you remember this?
Oh that's cheeky... https://t.co/BbrHfi0hLp— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) January 30, 2017
I love elbows!
Petdam KO's Paranchai with a nasty elbow at Lumpini: pic.twitter.com/nXk6JQ8xAD— Joshua Yandle (@JoshYandle) January 30, 2017
Old highlights are still good highlights
Diego Brandao submits Murad Machaev via helicopter armbar pic.twitter.com/PukG6tWlRm— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) January 28, 2017
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Podcasts and Video
The Severe MMA Podcast:
The Co-Main Event podcast:
On this CME, is warning of an "epic fall" the exact wrong way to deal with someone like Conor McGregor? https://t.co/cklOBphhxE— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 31, 2017
- That Conor McGregor PPV, where he literally charged money to talk, ended in a massive brawl. Way to play into stereotype, Ireland. Wonder if pints were involved.
- Jack Slack’s .gif-filled breakdown from the weekend was excellent
- Jorge Masvidal beat Cowboy Cerrone, but then had to face his grandmother!
Marshawn Lynch playing the bagpipes in Scotland is the greatest thing I never knew I needed to see. pic.twitter.com/gCiX69nj4w— #LetMyPeopleGLO ⚡️ (@MichellCClark) January 30, 2017
Stay woke, Maniacs!