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Midnight Mania! Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 towel trick exposed, Liddell and Couture spar

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got Roan Carneiro showing off Cormier’s last minute weight loss program, Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture in the gym long after their epic rivalry a la Rocky-Apollo, Robbie Lawler sparring at Henri Hooft’s new gym, John Kavanagh talking McGregor vs. Mayweather, knockouts, podcasts and much more.


I Am Number Four

Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture had one of the most memorable trilogies in early mixed martial arts (MMA) history, with “Iceman” taking two out of three. Now, the UFC legends are going at it a fourth time in training ... albeit not with the intent to hurt each other. Via BloodyElbow.com:

Roan Carneiro explains and demonstrates how Daniel Cormier lost that last pound and change at UFC 210’s controversial weigh ins. It’s perfectly feasible, as you can see, despite Cormier’s bold-faced denial. Even though he is now retired, Anthony Johnson’s team wants 20 percent of Cormier’s purse for the shenanigans, which saved Cormier’s right to defend his Light Heavyweight belt.

Say what you will, but the trick worked for Cormier. Now, we just await the return of Cialis Boy.


Bobs and Weaves

Henri Hooft may have been the trainer for American Top Team rivals the Blackzilians, but it appears Robbie Lawler is now training under him at his new gym. Lawler is scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone on July 8, 2017, at UFC 213.

Here he can be seen in the background ahead of Johnson’s ill-fated clash with Cormier.

Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, says that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather is on, riffing about the Irishman’s desire to take on outsized challenges.

Bellator MMA plans on snapping up top Middleweights while UFC and Michael Bisping mess around with “super fights.”

Fabricio Werdum getting riled ahead of his trilogy fight with Alastair Overeem at UFC 213.

Tito Ortiz ... always ahead of the curve with forward-thinking questions:


Slips, Rips and KO Clips

I missed this one from the weekend:

Unrelenting:

This clip has a lot of rewatch value!

Another look at Lomachenko’s showboating ...

This guy also clowns and does crazy stuff, and I had never heard of him before. Apparently he fights in RIZIN this weekend!

An old classic:


Quick Hits


Podcasts and Video

“The MMA Hour,” lasting three hours, 39 minutes and 29 seconds!

The Co-Main Event Podcast:

The Monday Morning Analyst:


Random Land

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