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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones: ‘Yo, that’s actually pretty good’ to Justin Bieber armbar, Internet blasts Bisping vs St-Pierre

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got Justin Bieber showing off his fearsome arsenal of combat skills, the Internet ethering the Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre match up, Teruto Ishihara definitely not training naked, posters, hype videos, podcasts and more.


Via comes this tale of celebrity and bone-breaking submission holds.

Justin Beiber is known to the combat sports world for walking Floyd Mayweather out to his boxing matches and getting pimp-slapped by Nate Diaz in memes. I hear that he’s sorta big in the pop music industry, too. However, did you know he could armbar the shit out of you? That’s right, Justin Bieber has legitimate skills.

Tap out scooter

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The Biebs was obviously just messing around, but he did get a shout-out from Light Heavyweight legend Jon “Bones” Jones:

Bieber gets respect from everybody ... even Nate Diaz squashed their beef.

All good doe

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Oh, no big deal, you say. He may be snapping arms like the Goddamn Jacare, but I could still smash that prettyboy. I would just avoid going to the ground with him.

Think again.

Game over, man. Game over.

Bobs and Weaves

UFC brought this on themselves. They asked for .GIF reactions to the Bisping-GSP announcement, and the Internet, as always, delivered.

(See Ryan’s summary of Twitter’s other responses)

This may not have been quite what they were looking for.

This was my reaction, too.

I wanted Anderson Silva. I got Bisping.

Yoel Romeros’s actual response:

Bisping didn’t want to fight a guy who failed a drug test anyway. Let’s be real, this fight warrants all these reactions and more.

I’m still in denial honestly.

This classic .GIF:

The H-town response .GIF:

Khabib sums this up pretty well. Much better than Jacare.

How well that went for UFC’s social media team?

Slips, Rips and KO Clips

Ishihara being Ishihara.

Great fan promo to get you hyped for UFC 209:

GSP on becoming the Canadian Jean Claude Van Damme:

Amazing poster when you think about it:

Just one more!

Quick Hits

Podcasts and Audio

Heavy Hands!

Promotional Malpractice:

The MMA Ratings podcast, including an interview with Steven “Warman” Wright:

The latest UFC 209 “Embedded:”

Tommy Toehold’s Bushido Talk:’s Andrew Richardson breaking down Thompson’s lead leg kick technique:

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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