Welcome to Midnight Mania! It’s Friday again, and you know what that means- lots of knockouts. The fighting weekend is here, and bringing the good violence with it. Oh, plus we’ve got Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta getting itchy Twitter-fingers, Felice Herrig getting nasty with the tumeric and ginger, college wrestlers slapping, putting each other through tables, and much more.
Arguing on the Internet
Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta both hit pretty hard. Only one of them, however, got a bonus at UFC Fight Night 108, and that has led to quite the Twitter feud.
It seems to have started when Perry quoted Al’s “Fuck you” tweet to the UFC with some condescension.
Iaquinta hit back... with positivity.
Mike Perry is a great fighter! I pray he never has a potential career ending injury and has to find out the hard way who has his back!— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 28, 2017
Mike Perry.. Great fighter! He should really be concentrating on the 170 lb title, Picking on a faster more accurate lightweight... Sad!— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 29, 2017
You ain't say nothing about fighting me tho. It's cool your roommate says you want nothing to do with 170 https://t.co/mh8icBFx1v— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 29, 2017
Get off your knees you're embarrassing yourself $ https://t.co/4uFTo7cTQO— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 29, 2017
@ALIAQUINTA Listen I'm gonna move past this unless they call about the fight. Talking is 1 thing. You too small to show up. I'd crush you— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 29, 2017
@PlatinumPerry keep begging Dana, you just might get that call x— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 29, 2017
What do you think? Would this be a good fight for either guy’s career, or is it just more noise online?
Bobs and Weaves
Felice Herrig getting lit!
I didn’t know real wrestling involved tables or slaps.
No respect given! Crutchmer puts Dean through a table... pic.twitter.com/NgdymZBRgi— NICK VELLIQUETTE (@NickVelliquette) April 28, 2017
Daniel Cormier says he would have slapped him too.
I would have smacked him 2.The match is over. Why is he still pushing on him. Deshazer did right thing. Bet that won't happen to him again https://t.co/UfCAXcOVkj— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 28, 2017
This is unbelievably creepy.
This is pretty cool though.
Johnson vs. Klitscho will be fun.
Tyson Fury, nearly a hundred pounds over the heavyweight limit, is trying to make a comeback.
Tyson Fury Back in the Gym Hitting Mitts for His Comeback https://t.co/jjQ4OuYFgV— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) April 28, 2017
This is how old-school Heavyweight champ Joe Louis trained:
Angela Hill hitting pads:
You wouldn’t think women with h
Slips, Rips, and Knockout Clips
Tyson Nam (USA) KO's Ali Bagautinov pic.twitter.com/vyiCuH2Sbs— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2017
Tyson Nam KO's Ali Bagautinov at FNG 64. Literally AT THE BELL. pic.twitter.com/yzJhxAGBVa— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2017
So.. safe to say Tyson Nam is never being booked as a B-side again. pic.twitter.com/8loYr9pcZj— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 29, 2017
Tyson Nam joins the final round buzzer beater comeback highkick KO Hall of Fame alongside LC Davis's classic IFL winhttps://t.co/dOufJbf9SD— smoogy (@smoogymma) April 28, 2017
Maybe it was the training regimen. Ali B was like, Happy Birthday to the ground! And Tyson Nam replied, I knocked the rest of the fighter down too. No? Okay. Never mind. Just watch him throwing rocks at the earth.
Russians are weird.
Meanwhile, in European MMA...
MX – Nice knee to the body. Petchsing Singburi Muaythai School (THA) KOs Redouane Lagou (ALG) in 2R pic.twitter.com/C8pBnMBMbu— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 28, 2017
Ayub Gimbatov with the shove into the fence followed with a punch/forearm to the jaw. pic.twitter.com/kDgF0wt1OU— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2017
I had never seen this before.
Mehmen gave us this absolute classic against Rolles Gracie. Possibly the most hilarious KO ever. pic.twitter.com/NaNtgvWzg7— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 28, 2017
I had seen this one though.
This was casual.
Just like that he's out pic.twitter.com/hkMfWyL4NA— Thirty Sec Fights (@ThirtySecFights) April 28, 2017
If you want some vintage slugging, watch round 12 of Vassily Jirov -James Toney and try not to yell "HOLY SHIT!!!"https://t.co/TWy2jW0NWH— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) April 28, 2017
- Ben Fowlkes wrote about whether or not we can believe Dana White when he said he’s not in it for the money
- Johnny Hendricks wants to retire St. Pierre again, this time at Middleweight
Stay woke, Maniacs!