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Midnight Mania! Marcelo Garcia suspends McGregor teammate Dillon Danis

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we have Marcelo Garcia suspending top student and McGregor’s grappling partner Dillon Danis,


Insomnia

Marcelo Garcia, one of the greatest no-gi grapplers ever to compete, has suspended his student Dillon Danis, who trains with Conor McGregor and helps with his grappling coaching. Danis was originally brought in to help McGregor prior to the Diaz rematch. A decorated competitor in his own right, Danis is slated to face Jake Shields in a headlining bout at SUG 4, and also recently signed with Bellator MMA. While his profile has certainly risen since partnering with the brash Irishman, Danis has adopted what many would describe as a knock-off version of McGregor’s schtick. This divisive approach has alienated some fans and BJJ competitors, a community that often prides itself on camaraderie and a culture of respect.

Garcia, in typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor fashion, announced the decision in a long-winded, semi-philosophical speech that fully laid out the reasons behind the decision. See the full video below:


Bobs and Weaves

This is an absolutely fantastic bout. Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao is a matchup that puts Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion, within touching distance of a title shot if he wins. With charismatic new champion Cody Garbrandt on the throne, and Moraes and Duquesnoy joining the ranks of the division, UFC’s 135 pound weight class looks extremely promising over the next couple years.

Donald Cerrone with Claudia Gadelha:

Cub Swanson freezing:

It’s RIZIN fight week and that means some pageantry.

I don’t recall exactly when this was, but Jon Jones and Anderson Silva were having a little fun.

Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones!

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Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr and Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh are just shooting the breeze when a fight breaks out right in front of them.

Yoel Romero, or more probably Malki Kawa on his twitter, talking trash at Michael Bisping.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Moraes is a man of exceptional violence.

Ouch.

The reason Demetrius Johnson is as good as he is, especially in the clinch, is thanks to Matt Hume

Another reminder: RIZIN

That’s a lot of punching power

Suplexes too?

Not sure what the rules are with these big gloves but suplexes and chokes both seem to be legal so I’m down

Fight Motion is pretty violent this time


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