Welcome to Midnight Mania! Wherein we have Chris Brown and Soulja Boy apparently setting up a celebrity boxing match, McGregor’s grappling coach gunning for a match-up with Jon Jones, Michelle Waterson poking good fun at her mom, Herb Dean shutting down critics, and more.
Being famous for other things and deciding to fight is something that has a definite market, even when the participants are terrible at fighting.
...Which is a good thing for Soulja Boy.
Yo, is Soulja Boy training with @CoachEdmund? pic.twitter.com/otN5Qg2TsX— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) January 6, 2017
You know how Amanda Nunes pasted Ronda Rousey? She would do the same to Soulja Boy, judging only by this clip and inferring from it the sum total of his fighting ability. My girlfriend’s take? “He isn’t good at rapping, and that’s his occupation. Why would you expect him to be good at fighting?”
Bosslogic went and made a MUCH better poster, as he does
Many requested it, I'd watch for sure :D @FloydMayweather @chrisbrown X @souljaboy pic.twitter.com/GY891PIXav— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 5, 2017
The pair have been feuding on social media for awhile now...
Looks like I got Chris Brown in this matchup...
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Soulja Boy is the one doing the most promoting on social media, but judging from this caption Chris Brown is completely down to fight him. Or, to be more precise, box him.
@adamscherr99 @wweaallday21 @spifftv it's been amazing to see how many people tune in to negativity. NOW THAT WE HAVE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION.... BOXING MATCH SET. Legally. Man to Man. NO MORE DISSING AND NO MORE BULLSHIT. ME AS A BLACK MAN, looked back at my actions on social media and what I though of myself is this... "CLOWN". SO THIS ISNT AN APOLOGY. IM TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY IGNORANCE. @adrienbroner @floydmayweather @50cent WE IN THE RING WIT IT. TAKE YA BETS NOW. #CELEBRITYBOXING CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. #stayclassy #OHBSPORTS @twincharlo @futureofboxing
Soulja Boy is going to need all of the training Mayweather can give him.
The champ said I got this pic.twitter.com/7FAxZuouGi— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 5, 2017
I can only take that about as seriously as I take this:
Tag a friend who would try this pic.twitter.com/RSP0ng4Mhi— Soa The Hulk Palelei (@soathehulk) January 6, 2017
At least he has a better coach than Ronda Rousey:
This man shouldn’t be coaching anyone at a high level, much less Rousey.
Back to MMA
Isolating precisely what happens in these moments is so difficult in the chaos of a fight even on video.
Here's the best evidence I've seen that the cut over Dominick Cruz's eye came from a Cody Garbrandt head kick: https://t.co/RfglTyJWup— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) January 6, 2017
Herb Dean has a response for Michael Rappaport’s idiotic comments:
Lorenz Larkin is a free agent, but rumor has it Bellator isn’t interested. All respect to Bader, but I would much rather watch Larkin violence:
Lorenz Larkin pic.twitter.com/NTdcxkcviV— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) January 5, 2017
Sweet, sweet knees to the body:
KF MMA 8 Title fight - Weili Zhang (China) def. Veronica Grenno (Paraquai) by 1R T/KO pic.twitter.com/UzD1UQvLmn— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 5, 2017
Everyone loves a good knockout.
Goodnight pic.twitter.com/hyo04ljnoC— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 5, 2017
Submissions are great too though, especially in sloppy, everyone-is-gassed funfests.
KF MMA 8 - what a funny fight ! (Bolin Li def. Sergey Ionel by 1R sub. (armbar)) pic.twitter.com/lSWI7xCAcT— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 5, 2017
KF MMA 8 BW Title fight - Meixuan Zhang (China) def. Kirihito Kodama (Japan) by 2R sub. (guillotine) HL pic.twitter.com/ajLUimfOgW— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 5, 2017
HOLY MUAY THAI THIS IS AMAZING
January 5, 2017
Someone come get your child please...
Bad ass pic.twitter.com/XktXft30R8— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) January 5, 2017
I live in Houston, so seeing my local radio station morning show post about Alexa Grasso promoting her upcoming fight against Felice Herrig, the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 104 in H-town on February 4th at the Toyota Center, the day before the Super Bowl, was both a little jarring and pretty cool.
All Moms are the same:
So Michelle Waterson is not only a top ten strawweight following her win over Paige VanZant, but also incredibly funny.
This wrestling looks like a work... but it’s mostly just bizarre to watch.
Speaking of the grappling arts, who wouldn’t watch this? McGregor’s grappling coach and world champion Dillon Danis vs Jon “Bones” Jones? (Watch Jones submit Dan Henderson here)
Here is a mock up of @dillondanis X @JonnyBones fight poster pic.twitter.com/HHsApcbPN1— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 5, 2017
Danis came to MMA fan’s attention after joining McGregor’s team after his submission loss at UFC 196 to Nate Diaz
It would be a very interesting matchup, even if Jon Jones doesn’t want to face high level black belts just yet...
Absolutely just looking for a reasonable match up. No need fighting high level black belts just yet. https://t.co/VR8wDNm7E3— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 1, 2017
Snoop Dogg interviews Nick Diaz! The pair have been tight for a minute now, and Snoop Dogg is a frequent fan of MMA and the best possible person to replace Mike Goldberg as the play-by-play guy.
Opinionated MMA reporters Helwani, Thomas, and Snowden joined for a podcast discussing, who else, Ronda Rousey.
The Fights Gone By podcast by Jack Slack is back!
- Cris Cyborg feels so bad for Rousey that she has invited her to come train together
- Woodley explains his continued quest to defend his title against Nick Diaz
- Jack Slack put together his coveted year-end awards, the 2016 Slacky Awards
Perhaps this man should consider a different gig:
Autocorrect. Get you every time.
We know @YahooFinance will delete that tweet, but the internet never forgets.https://t.co/8JBMt67MIp— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) January 6, 2017
This has never been more appropriate, but stay woke, Maniacs!