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Midnight Mania! Watch that 24-second Rafael Dos Anjos blitz on Robbie Lawler from Bruce Buffer’s seat

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Rafael Dos Anjos is a monster. Robbie Lawler is an animal. When they collided at this weekend’s UFC event, there was a lot of anticipation. While Rafael dos Anjos ended up running away with the bout on the scorecards, the collision of dos Anjos’ endless cardio with Lawler’s limitless toughness did result in one of the most remarkable sequences I’ve seen in a long time.

It’s rare in MMA, with 4-ounce gloves, to get a blitz this long without a fighter either going unconscious or finding a way to break the attack. Lawler did neither, covering up, taking shots on his shoulders and simply absorbing what he couldn’t avoid. That’s his superpower, and it was on full display last night. Afterwards, all dos Anjos could say?

My hands are hurting because I hit the guy in the head. He’s got a pretty tough head.


Insomnia

Which option is next for Rafael dos Anjos?

??? #ufc #mma #bjj #welterweight #rda

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Poll

Who should Rafael dos Anjos fight next?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Tyron Woodley
    (360 votes)
  • 13%
    Stephen Thompson
    (101 votes)
  • 16%
    Darren Till
    (123 votes)
  • 19%
    A boomerang
    (141 votes)
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TJ Dillashaw memed himself

My reaction to the @raiders game last night!

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This should be immortalized, because it is truly the quintessential answer MMA deserves, from Kamaru Usman.

Stipe Miocic, fighting fires or fighting heavyweights. It’s all fighting.

Fighting is in my blood!

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Heavyweight boxer Ray Mercer knocked out Tim Sylvia, so he’s an authority in two sports and he had this amazing insight to share:

Throwback to this amazing video of boxing coach Eric Kelly.

John Wayne Parr compared himself to Mirko Cro Cop, because, well, why not. They do kinda look alike.

This qualifies as martial arts... right?

Widely respected MMA coach Robert Follis died this weekend. It was ruled a suicide. May he rest in peace. Many fighters have had remarkably good things to say about Follis’ impact on their lives, including Nate Quarry and Kevin Lee.

I have nothing to say about this.

I have nothing to say about this either, frankly, except that it was an awesome fight.

Daniel Cormier managed to piss off a lot of pro wrestlers over the weekend with his criticism of... whatever this is...

Oh, and he also admitted he thinks Yoel Romero would beat him in a straight wrestling match.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Safe to say he was not ready for this.

I love a good body shot.

A spinning wheel kick KO is special.


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