Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got a gruesome injury, Cody Garbrandt responding to criticism of his TUF 25 coaching, Mike Perry beefing on Twitter, Groovy Lando naming a return date, knockouts, highlights, podcasts, and much more.
Don’t Kick the Hip
MMA has had it’s fair share of horrifying injuries, but perhaps the most viscerally appalling are when limbs snap. I will probably never erase the memory of Anderson Silva’s leg snapping and everyone draining the bar in shocked silence at UFC 168.
This absolutely traumatizing leg break comes to us courtesy of the inimitable MMA Twitter regular Grabaka Hitman, who refused to GIF the moment, but did capture this still for you, and linked to the video.
Annnnnd here's a leg break that occured at One Pride MMA #3. I'll spare you the gif. pic.twitter.com/4JrmTDePGU— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2017
The fight-ending moment came as Ferdin, in the red shorts, threw a kick at Adi R Manurung, landing on the hip. Manurung caught the kick and dumped Ferdin to the canvas. Incredibly, Ferdin was still mentally in the fight, and even attempted a sweep. Manurung got into mount, and Ferdin can be seen asking him not to throw punches, while pointed at his broken leg to the referee. It took a couple seconds, but the referee finally came around to dragging Manurung off Ferdin. That’s one tough dude.
Skip to 5:18 for the leg break
Cody is not taking criticism of his coaching on the Ultimate Fighter 25 too kindly, stating he is a fighter, not a coach. See the recap for Episode 5 here
@Cody_Nolove Unless the show is heavily edited then you don't appear to be leading anything, TJ actually coaches his fighters where as you not so much— Matthew Thurlbeck (@m_tbeck) May 18, 2017
Tj is going to be a fucking coach that's what he has to fall back on after this fight!! I'm a fighter not a coach I've stated this! https://t.co/lqlPS99b6h— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 18, 2017
Lando Vannata wants to return in August against someone that gets his blood flowing.
Platinum Perry is beefing with Gerald Harris on Twitter, who called him out. For reference, Harris is the guy who landed this slam KO at a Legacy event.
Perry didn’t think much of his callout, though.
@PlatinumPerry Also, I'm from a neighborhood where you don't call nobody a Bitch unless you mean it. I'm not the one that afraid to take the fight.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) May 17, 2017
Go dig a hole, jump in and bury yourself bitch https://t.co/yIqRYEx0te— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) May 17, 2017
“Demian Maia, go away” -Tyron Woodley compares Demian Maia, rightly, to a backpack.
Who should he fight next? Demian Maia... obviously.
This is a well-matched fight.
Garbrandt’s fight at UFC 213 is definitely in jeopardy.
Garbrandt is currently in Germany getting treatment on his back. Three days straight and two days left. UFC 213 is less than 2 months away.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 18, 2017
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
This weekend in combat sports has plenty going on even without a UFC card.
Gorgeous spinning combination to end this one. A pimp slap with the foot, if you will.
Brando Mamana KO's Adi Paryanto at One Pride MMA #3 in Indonesia. Mental note: Never get hit by something like this. pic.twitter.com/giKbZaafco— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2017
This event had plenty of action besides the leg break
Another nasty KO from One Pride MMA #3. Galih Tornado starches Jeremia Siregar with a knee in 19 seconds. pic.twitter.com/ytV4dJAzFQ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2017
When just running forward and throwing bombs works.
Last one from One Pride MMA #3. Rudi Gunawan KO's Angga in the Welterweight tournament final. pic.twitter.com/cblOevHUXW— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 18, 2017
Great hype video for UFC 212
This is “fighting in a phone booth”
I feel bad for posting this... but come on. Who let them do this and then filmed it?
This is crazy bruh i've seen it all pic.twitter.com/hUEnhtNLtm— Fight Videos (@FunnyBrawls) May 17, 2017
Podcasts and Video
I got name dropped at 8:20 on Heavy Hands for describing what Stipe Miocic has improved on at . That’s right. Your boy is famous now.
Promotional Malpractice Live Chat
Jason Knight had to get his Mom to sign a permission slip to begin his MMA career.
UFC 212 Extended Preview
- Chavez got his 3 million dollar check stolen by three hotties who drugged or boozed him in a hotel room after losing his fight to Canelo. His check was replaced, but his $40,000 dollar watch is still at large. Next time, just go home with your wife, man.
- Schwan Humes breaks down Rory Macdonald’s game in considerable depth for Severe MMA. I got a shout from him on Twitter for helping kickstart the direction for this one.
- Rory Macdonald is making less in Bellator in sponsorships than he was in the UFC, because he’s being selective with his sponsors. He’s sure it will work out to his benefit in the long term
- Jack Slack is here with the GIF-loaded analysis of Jedrzejczyk’s best performance to date against Andrade at UFC 211
- Bisping says he is too injured to fight Yoel Romero. Why not just wait... for Georges St. Pierre? At this point, it’s pretty obvious to everyone what Bisping is doing. He’s not fooling anyone with this Abbott-and-Costello routine.
Stay woke, Maniacs!
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