Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Cody Garbrandt calling TJ Dillashaw a little bitch for choosing the Zen way, Conor McGregor offering boxing tips to his fans, Benson Henderson getting profane, Scripture Sage, knockouts, podcasts, and much more.
TJ Dillashaw is out here with a peaceful message surely no one can have a problem with... right?
Cody Garbrandt, though? After the tumultuous first episode of TUF aired, he wasn’t having this.
It's a fight you dumbass, quit acting like a little Bitch and pick the Charity!! https://t.co/M0QMcXjMqI— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 20, 2017
Not just that, but Garbrandt went further, talking about how Dillashaw apparently injured Chris Holdsworth in training. Holdsworth, once an undefeated prospect and TUF winner, has been out of competition since 2014 with concussion-related issues. Dillashaw does have a reputation as an aggressive sparring partner, one of the issues Urijah Faber mentioned when he banned Dillashaw from the gym.
The ironic thing about Garbrandt’s tweet, of course, is that he himself claims to have laid TJ out cold in sparring.
Also... Team Night Riders?
Team Knight Riders:
Dillashaw is unbothered with Garbrandt’s twitter jabs, posting about riding an ass to the top of the mountain. Presumably the ass is Cody. I’m not sure what #grandcanyon is supposed to mean, however. That’s as inscrutable as #TeamNightRiders to me. Perhaps it means he’s peacefully enjoying the ride from this point of his career. Maybe it means I need to tune in to TUF this time.
Bobs and Weaves
Conor McGregor offers a fan some boxing tips, and talks about his protege Artem Lobov’s upcoming fight:
Here is a reply video I sent one of my protégés who was seeking advice on some boxing only pad work footage they sent me. I believe you will like it. The focus has been solely boxing lately but make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts. Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something. But whatever that's another conversation. I like to build fighters and watch their progression. I have built many to this date, and all unintentionally. One is fighting in the UFC main event this weekend. When my son is born I will build him up into a multiple free fighting world champion also. Just like his old man. I look forward to it.
Blaze it 4/20!
Tommy Toehold’s skit featuring the Diaz brothers contemplating some cars:
Joe Rogan, of course, is going to enjoy 4/20.
Amanda Nunes advocating for a kid in need:
Instagram and Facebook @ameotutubolinha this kid has a very rare condition and needs surgery. Please go to his page and help if you can. pic.twitter.com/yLOW65c3lY— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) April 20, 2017
What is this??? Benson Henderson, you’re cursing now? Since when? Who killed Ben Henderson and hacked his account?
I'm gonna fuck everybody up when I come back...— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) April 20, 2017
You're all on notice...
While Benson is swearing on Twitter, young Sage Northcutt is taking up the mantle of the muscular Christian. Notice the Scripture on the wall behind him:
Take note, Ben. Choose you this day who you will serve.
UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad cracked me up with this PSA:
STOP TELLING ME YOUR NEWBORN'S WEIGHT AND LENGTH I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT INFORMATION.— Belal muhammad (@bullyb170) April 20, 2017
Update on Mark Hunt’s UFC lawsuit:
#UFC, Dana White trying to have Mark Hunt's discovery stayed until motion to dismiss is settled in May.— Paul Gift (@MMAanalytics) April 21, 2017
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
TJ Dillashaw sparring with the nearly anonymous top ten UFC bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera. Both guys look like they got some good licks in, but Rivera’s shots get the slow-motion treatment here:
They start them young in the East:
Slightly less professional, no less vicious.
Holy fuck that man was playing no games pic.twitter.com/vWFsYPxAZT— Thirty Sec Fights (@ThirtySecFights) April 20, 2017
Podcasts and Video
Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:
Episode two of the Naked Godcast, featuring Jed Meshew, Esquire, and the legendary Naked Gambler. I currently have an unofficial “Enemy of the Podcast” title and I hope to make it official in the coming weeks.
Little-known fact: Cub Swanson once tapped my former coach with his guillotine in the dying seconds of the third round, back in the WEC. Andy Richardson breaks the move down:
Fight Nerds episode three: UFC Nashville pre-fight show with Flyin Brian J (subscribe to MMAMania.com on Youtube)
Beer pairing for UFC Fight Night 108:
- Kuntz speaks out about nearly-fixed fight against Bang.
- No, Diego, pretty sure your heart problems were not due to smoking weed.
- Miguel Torres, legendary bantamweight, announced his retirement today
- Ronda Rousey is engaged!
Stay woke, Maniacs!