Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got Cris Cyborg claiming she’s going to fight Germaine de Randamie at UFC 214, Mike Jackson’s dramatic callout of C.M. Punk, “Mighty Mouse” commentating his own highlights, Nick Diaz memories, knockouts from Japan and much, much more.
Is Cris Cyborg just bluffing to get the ball rolling or does she know something we don’t? Earlier today, she posted the following picture on Instagram.
Cris Cyborg posted this on Instagram earlier and then quickly deleted it. Says she's fighting GDR at UFC 214 in Anaheim. pic.twitter.com/Zfl2sjMdaC— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 18, 2017
However, according to Damon Martin of FOXSports.com, the bout is far from official. No announcements have appeared from official UFC channels (Meaning Dana White would tell you to ignore all this noise) and women’s Featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has remained silent.
From all accounts, it appears this is a fight Cyborg is merely gunning for rather than one already booked, as her UFC contract is running out. Indeed, it would seem that UFC would want her to first agree to a contract extension before booking her in a world title fight so that she can’t win the belt and then sign with a rival promotion.
Bobs and Weaves
Demetrious Johnson breaks down his own brilliant fight with Wilson Reis:
Remember Nick Diaz? His Strikeforce brawl was seven years ago today. He’s without doubt one of MMA’s most distinctive personalities. Let’s hope we see him again in the Octagon someday soon.
Mike “The Truth” Jackson calls out C.M. Punk (again) in the most extra wrestling-style promo you will ever see:
RIZIN fighter King Reina won her bout last weekend ... in her sleep.
King Reina in her natural habitat pic.twitter.com/EvpaALUd3O— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) April 18, 2017
Matt Brown training plyometrics and such:
#hardwork today with @prime_time9999 lots of jumps and some fun things we didn't record like pushing heavy shit punching shit and all around general man shit. That's how we do at @musclepharm cause #welivethis every day every night and every in between... By the way, I suck at editing videos but can't go wrong with @lambofgod and @chinomoreno_
Tim Kennedy will never stop hunting Hitler, despite rejoining the Special Forces now that Mattis and Co. are in command.
@EliasTheodorou I will continue to hunt that bastard till we find him.— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) April 18, 2017
Valentina Shevchenko enjoying her time on the beach with a ukulele? Get me that life!
This weekend in combat sports:
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Offering fruit to the gods in the ring is, of course, how you know a fighting event is going to be lit.
Heads in work !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 18, 2017
Saw Nga Man (MTB) TKO's Teruhiko Kubo (JPN) pic.twitter.com/UgCWXYpBWB
crazy ppl must ️ ️ it !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 18, 2017
Sa Lai Chan Myae Ko (MTB) def. Baki (Japan) by 3R TKO (Lethwei Japan 3) pic.twitter.com/GeXEYgJ8Dj
Fall down seven times, get up eight (never mind about arithmetic, or the ref stopping the fight):
Hikaru Hasumi doesn't know what “give up” means .— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 18, 2017
Ta Pwint won by TKO (Lethwei Japan 3) pic.twitter.com/OwqiH8TvZQ
What a fight! I don't believe it lasted all 5 round !— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 18, 2017
Phyan Thwei (MTB) x ARANA (USA) - Draw pic.twitter.com/cpF4UaZGbo
It always reminds me how tough these fighters really are when someone reacts like a normal human being to getting punched really hard in the face.
Kyar Ba Hein (MTB) TKO's Cody Moberly (USA)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 18, 2017
(Lethwei Japan 3) pic.twitter.com/BAZj5QGIoB
Fight Motion from UFC on Fox 24 is awesome
- That terrifying FEDOR robot really is RoboCop. Or the Terminator. Either way, he’s frighteningly accurate when dual-wielding pistols.
- Demetrious Johnson is willing to step up and fight ... Conor McGregor? Sure, why not call him out. Everyone else is. Or at least let Cody Garbrandt cut down to fight him. There is no one else left. If ever a division has been cleaned out in MMA, “Mighty Mouse” has cleaned out Flyweight.
- Check out our latest UFC Fight Night 108 undercard predictions and preview!
Stay woke, Maniacs!