Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got retired former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate giving her thoughts on participating in WWE, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) mistaking Tom Lawler for Robbie Lawler, Derrick Lewis excited about his fight with Mark Hunt, another mass brawl on the Caucasus mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, videos, knockouts, podcasts, and much more. In addition, a Maniac shares how MMAMania.com brought him to the girl he’s engaged to.
Miesha Tate has it all. Talent, good looks, a resume as both a Strikeforce and UFC champion, and a high-profile job as a studio commentator, honing her skills on the mic. Now, she is looking for her next adventure and is seemingly up for anything. Anything that sounds fun, that is. According to FoxSports.com, her definition of fun includes a possible appearance in WWE.
At a Q&A in London, Miesha was asked about it and she appeared very open to the idea.
“I would love to. It would be fun. I would love to. I’m open to all kinds of things like that. It would be a lot of fun.”
Tate’s rival Ronda Rousey, of course, is no stranger to WWE, appearing at Wrestlemania in 2015 to great effect (view from 1:18 in the video below).
Could these two UFC female legends meet in the ring someday?
Bobs and Weaves
I’m not the only one who gets confused. USADA (or possibly UFC) addressed “Filthy” Tom Lawlor as Robbie Lawler in a recent email regarding athlete whereabouts.
Hey @usantidoping what's up with this? Why am I getting this email? Makes me wonder..... pic.twitter.com/5bWcneWSb2— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) March 20, 2017
Derrick Lewis is stoked about his upcoming match-up with Mark Hunt, which is set to headline a June 10, 2017, card. This is how stoked:
Nate Diaz, setting the record straight.
This fucker can't stop making shit up about me and I haven't been offered any fights except the one Iaughed at pic.twitter.com/7gRskEXEP9— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 20, 2017
Stipe Miocic has no shortage of desire
Me, my family, and my team have sacrificed too much to give this up. I want it more than anyone else plain and simple. #AndStill #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/osGBCL7bZh— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) March 20, 2017
Has “Uncle Creepy” finally found love? He thinks so!
You guys are so fucking goals @Unclecreepymma @AliciaNicole79 pic.twitter.com/ibqpxn3TzR— Mr. Santos (@NYCitizen07) March 20, 2017
“War Machine,” a piece of trash human being by all legal accounts, was found guilty of nearly all the abuse charges leveled against him by Christie Mack. The attempted murder charges didn’t go through, however, resulting in a hung jury. I wonder how prison will treat him this time around.
#WarMachineTrial Verdict: Counts 21-23 Guilty; Count 24 Not Guilty; Count 25 - Guilty; Count 26 No Response; Count 27-30 Guilty pic.twitter.com/Z41b7d0pkN— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) March 20, 2017
There was another mass brawl in Dagestan.
Dagestan. Today. The second coming in a month)) @Grabaka_Hitman @RyanCagePages @ZidanSports pic.twitter.com/uh0tI7rgQq— MMA MOVEMENT (@mma_movement) March 20, 2017
2nd mass brawl at MMA show in Dagestan this month. 3rd in N. Caucasus if Ingushetia included,which occurred in front of republic’s president https://t.co/8LipRFiGZX— Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) March 20, 2017
John Dodson has some crazy, but appropriate, dreams at night.
7:02 AM #USADA woke me up from an amazing dream of eating pizza & hanging with #TMNT SO I can get tested. #competecleanorgohome pic.twitter.com/JB70qA3QRD— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) March 20, 2017
Cub Swanson is in the same boat ahead of his headlining bout opposite Artem Lobov.
They woke me up this morning too https://t.co/awVsjy6rGM— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) March 20, 2017
Angela Hill got the dream care package. I guess Street Fighter did take care of her.
This is the face of unbridled happiness. @StreetFighter just sent me THE ULTIMATE CARE PACKAGE!! I can't stop smiling! #StreetFighterV #PS4 pic.twitter.com/UypGmzVNAs— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) February 10, 2017
Yeah, still the most impressive sequence of the weekend
OHHHH MYYYYYY!!!! @Marc_Diakiese STIFLES Packalen w/ a right hand in the FIRST ROUND! What. A. KO!!! #UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/c9wPu0j1uW— UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2017
This is a wild fight
Askerov knocked down in 1R, dominated the last 2R, defends his Title. Good fight (Russian Challenge 3) pic.twitter.com/fnxOKCGPDC— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 19, 2017
Faceplant ! Sergey Veselkin KO's Ruslan Kostin in 1R ( Russian Challenge 3 ) pic.twitter.com/Of0pW64Tv0— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 19, 2017
- Chris Weidman recounts the time he beat up three goons and got arrested by the cops (audio and transcript).
- Watch highlights of Golovkin-Jacobs this past weekend.
- Wanderlei Silva will finally meet Chael Sonnen at Bellator 180 on June 24, 2017. Hopefully, they are both clean this time. Guess who’s in the co-main? Their names rhyme with Medor Mitrionenko and Fat Emelitrione.
Podcasts and Audio
The MMAMania.com post-fight show
The MMA Hour
Joe Rogan brought to tears with his passion for the UFC
March 20, 2017
Top Fan Post
The top Fanpost of the day has to go to this one by A.K, who describes how MMAMania.com led to him meeting the love of his life and moving out of frozen North Dakota to be with her. Now they are engaged. Life is crazy, sometimes it is beautiful, and their story makes me happy.
Stay woke, Maniacs!