Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Lightweight Ultraviolence Brawler, Justin Gaethje, about to sign with the UFC, Tonya Evinger being funny, Demetrious Johnson getting confused for Yoel Romero somehow, grappling highlights, knockouts, and much more
Importing the Violence
According to World Series of Fi- I mean, Pro Fight League president Ray Sefo, Justin Gaethje is on his way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
What happened to this?
Ariel you should check with your sources before tweeting because Justin isn't a free agent... https://t.co/aAGZcPPODN— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) March 29, 2017
Regardless, it isn’t completely final yet
Justin Gaethje has not signed w/ UFC ... yet. But, like Moraes and Branch, I'd be surprised if he doesn't soon. UFC likes him, he likes UFC.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 27, 2017
However, when he does, there are no shortages of fun matchups awaiting him.
As per Ray Sefo, the UFC has apparently signed violence machine Justin Gaethje. pic.twitter.com/iemDVdy7B1— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2017
Also told (assuming he signs) Gaethje will fight anyone UFC wants, but his top choices would be Edson Barboza, Tony Ferguson or Al Iaquinta.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 27, 2017
I’m a huge fan of the Al Iaquinta matchup. Pay Al, put him in there with Gaethje and see what shakes out.
A highlight reel:
Tonya Evinger can be hilarious.
gettin mixed reviews on my suspenders..Some say I look stupid, some say I'm cute..to everyone that says i look stupid, umm no u look stupid— tonya evinger (@tonyaevinger) April 27, 2017
How do you mix these two up??
I honestly have zero idea what to make of these at this point.
Woodley seems to find them funny though
This reads like a plug for a martial arts school. But for Jason “Mayhem” Miller, this is just a way of life.
If you are truly a master of jujitsu you are comfortable at all times in all manner of situation.— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) April 28, 2017
Now that’s an interesting idea.
Twitter would consider adding live UFC fights on Thursday nights in place of the NFL. https://t.co/Fd7TS5GVqW— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) April 27, 2017
Scoggins, the most talented flyweight you can count on to lose fights he’s winning, is scheduled for a return to 125 after an ill-fated jump up to bantamweight.
Slips, Rips, and Awesome Clips
All the fights this weekend:
Podcasts and Video
Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:
The MMA Depressed-us:
Big John McCarthy explains the Weidman-Mousasi call and his role in it:
Relevant: How would Gaethje stack up in the UFC?
In other News
- Patrick Wyman wrote his last article for Bleacher Report describing the technical and tactical changes he’s seen in MMA over the course of the 100+ UFC events he’s analyzed.
- Why would Ovince St. Preux be touted as a possible UFC opponent? WHY??
- Tony Ferguson offered to jump up in weight and fight Tyron Woodley. He would either get knocked out by Woodley, or win easily. I would watch.
What is going on here??
Stay woke, Maniacs!