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Midnight Mania! Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers United passenger dragged 6 possible defenses (Video)

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got some... interesting solutions if you ever find yourself getting dragged off an airline, Derrick Lewis memes, Michelle Waterson explaining her transition from ring girl to fighter, Yoel Romero ripping GSP, and much more.


By now you have seen the videos of that United passenger, David Dao, getting dragged off his United Airlines flight. It is “Black Mirror” levels of ghoulish, of course, and a symptom of wider problems within the industry. Because United and other airlines have a near monopoly, boycotting them is difficult. The solution to overbooking and generally treating customers like trash is more likely to come from a political solution that addresses root causes rather than a straight-forward boycott.

The Gracies are geniuses of marketing. They are quick to pick up on trending topics, and their breakdowns frequently feature a wide variety of viral clips ranging from serious to comical. While they do acknowledge the seriousness of this situation, their comical Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu-is-the-answer solutions seem a little exploitative here, and obviously impractical. Don’t helicopter armbar a security guard or a cop. It will only make things worse.

Derrick Lewis is, of course, up with the memes, and there are a lot of memes, because people are DRAGGING United for this, as they should.

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lol

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The first rule is...

This killed me.

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Fight events scheduled for this weekend. The UFC on Fox 24 card will be amazing.

This knockout is awesome.

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