Welcome! This is Midnight Mania. Tonight, we’ve got tons of knockouts, tons of sumo; we’ve got some submissions, we’ve got a Russian mother slapping her son for losing a cage fight, Mousasi mouthing off, McGregor landing a new sponsor, Rousey shows off her engagement ring, and much more.
Safe to say that Viktor Kichigin did not have a good day. This is where we find him, after losing a cage fight in Russia. His mother makes the craziest sports mom you know look like a comforting teddy bear by comparison.
Jesus, that was a brutal beatdown at FNG. Grigoriy Kichigin got his ass kicked, and then his mom slapped the shit out of him afterwards. pic.twitter.com/TJgWyGKDx8— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
This is the most “Just leave me alone, Mom” moment of all moments.
Kichigin left the cage after this pic.twitter.com/1XsgDc1Nfr— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
To be clear, this was the beating he just endured, while his mom stood there and shouted at him to get up.
Get up! Get up! This is what Victor heard after this brutal GNP KO. Just Mom Kichigin way (FNG) pic.twitter.com/Tdafks4wHO— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
Incomparable Twitter user caposa documented all this for us
Correction: This was Viktor Kichigin, not Grigoriy. https://t.co/sKo3ScESLu— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
Some background information: the MMA Twitterverse has been onto Mama Kichigin for a long time. She’s geniunely insane.
For the record there are three Kichigin brothers, all partially trained by their mother apparently. She also has daughters that will fight.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
I mean no matter how bad your day is going, it’s not going this badly.
May 25, 2017
This is her pre-fight ritual- popping balloons with what looks like a blade on the end of a chain.
@traceytrudeau @SoozieCuzie @stormlandbrand she is definitely a nut. Used to come out and do a pre-fight ritual before their fights. pic.twitter.com/2RHZmmNE9N— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
Yeah. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is maybe excessive parenting.
Mama Kichigin, mother/trainer of her son Georgiy pic.twitter.com/Yh4SV3ezoJ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 19, 2017
Wanna win %50 off of @Reebok gear? Like/RT my pinned tweet to help convince them to make my cornermen #Rompers! Ends Friday @ mdnght! #TUF25— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) May 24, 2017
Always a great feeling when your family visits and hangs out with someone else instead...
Gokhan Saki just got signed by the UFC.
His takedown defense will be the chink in the armor, but his hands are insanely fast
@Grabaka_Hitman Insane :) pic.twitter.com/uKYQs7nBZq— HeadKick (@headkick_nl) May 25, 2017
What i do best #power #speed pic.twitter.com/cI65vU6kb2— Gokhan Saki (@gokhantherebel) November 29, 2016
McGregor landed a Beats sponsorship
Humble beginnings. Dangerous intentions. Welcome to the Beats Fam, Champ @TheNotoriousMMA. #BEHEARD pic.twitter.com/7gvbbeLdr1— Beats By Dre (@beatsbydre) May 26, 2017
Conor McGregor’s friend, the Olympian and now professional boxer Mick Conlan, fights again this weekend
.@TheNotoriousMMA’s advice will be on @mickconlan11’s mind once again this Friday on @SoloBoxeo. #TheConlanRevolution pic.twitter.com/JC59LHApHc— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 24, 2017
Wonder how many carats that diamond is.
Ronda showing off her rock pic.twitter.com/dpu7Sb3zcj— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) May 25, 2017
Stipe Miocic supporting Cleveland
Onto the next. Let's go @cavs !!!! #DefendtheLand #ClevelandAgainstTheWorld— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) May 26, 2017
Aljamain Sterling is rooting for Max Holloway as he prepares to fight Aldo’s teammate Barao
Holloway is the man! He will get a huge win over Aldo, and then I'll co Ronie the Nova Uniao beatdown! #BetOnIt #EasyFight? #FuckYou! https://t.co/1fdXzMNTPy— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 25, 2017
Gegard Mousasi bringing the fire on social media. He’s not happy about Robert “Bobby Knuckles” Whittaker getting the interim title fight over him.
If you want your future champion, show me the money. #NoMoneyNoHoney pic.twitter.com/TFLMMfcPq5— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 25, 2017
Yeah that’s a good line
That one too
Slips, Rips, and Awesome Clips
Tonight, enjoy this gumbo soup of sumo, knockouts and submissions.
Diego Brandao is not in boring fights. He either wins fast or gasses, and today he won. I didn’t know he has been trapped in Russia for a year with an expired passport, though.
Damn that was fast. Diego Brandao makes quick work of Vener Galiev in the FNG 67 main event. 39 second KO pic.twitter.com/KLFKgTBKV2— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
This is awesome
Priscila Cachoeira 6:0 now TKO's Karoline Martins in 1R. Pure violence (FLC) pic.twitter.com/p6ZSqFKJ8G— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 26, 2017
I’m not even sure what this choke is. A bulldog choke? A modified bulldog choke? Someone enlighten me.
Murad “The Strangler” Machaev strangles Ary Santos in 1R (FNG) pic.twitter.com/88Ank3OLCB— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
This I know. This is a flying triangle and it’s awesome
Gadzhimurad Olohanov submits Muhammad Pashaev via Flying Triangle at ACB 59 pic.twitter.com/ZqgTL0A6pE— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
This is an Ezekiel choke and it’s one of my favorite chokes in the gi, but notoriously difficult to hit without a gi
Aslan Shogov submits Bagavdin Saidov via Ezekiel choke from half guard at #ACB59 pic.twitter.com/CWIRwH23sj— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
Facepalm, definition: my palm to your face
May 25, 2017
Takayasu hits the magic number, expect to see him as an Ozeki next basho pic.twitter.com/HEHGOSlV40— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) May 25, 2017
Day 12 lower div action Tsubakifuji nice throw for his KK majority wins! #Sumo #natsubasho pic.twitter.com/ADbAEIZjBU— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) May 25, 2017
This was a thudding knockout
brutal 1R KO by Baysangur Vakhitov (vs. Igor Litoshik ) #ACB59 pic.twitter.com/CgfKhWVbbY— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
Watch this guy slump to his knees. It’s weird what the body does when the brain shuts off.
DAMN. One hitter quitter KO by Kurban Omarov at Fight Nights 67 pic.twitter.com/XJhBuaYERI— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
A choke named after a French execution device proves to be inescapable
Makhadzhiev is sleeping— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
Nice 1R guillotine by Sukhrob Davlatov #ACB59 pic.twitter.com/YhdDuArBhK
This one almost did decapitate him
Daud Shaikhaev was ruthless with this guillotine (vs. Michael Bobner) #ACB59 pic.twitter.com/Bc6fvxDV54— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
Not for this guy, who counters a guillotine with a power slam that puts his foe out cold.
Ayer en Fusion FC 27, Rudy Gavidia gano con un KO terrible ante Vicente Vargas!! pic.twitter.com/DzwEyyaGsX— Barrele la pierna (@Barrelelapierna) May 25, 2017
Just another Thursday, dropping elbows like he’s hammering in a railroad spike.
Kubanych Abdisalam elbowing Usman Bisultanov – 2R TKO #ACB59 pic.twitter.com/xRwOaHlBDN— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 25, 2017
Kneebars make me nervous, and this is why
Wow. Beautiful rolling kneebar by Rustam Gadzhiev #ACB59. So many sick submissions at this event. pic.twitter.com/xujz2SIwNJ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 25, 2017
Day 12, too many stellar bouts today! Black #Chiyonokuni vs green #Yoshikaze#Sumo #natsubasho pic.twitter.com/X0PC2C0Rgn— SumoSoul (@TheSumoSoul) May 25, 2017
Podcasts and Video
Fight Nerds Episode 8
Andrew Richardson breaks down Gustafsson’s kicking game
British promoter Eddie Hearn talks boxing
EDDIE HEARN RAW! ON SECURITY MEASURES, JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO REMATCH, BROOK-SPENCE, FURY, TAYLOR-DAVIES: https://t.co/kLnvg0Itts via— iFL TV™ (@IFLTV) May 23, 2017
BJJ Scout interviews Ben Askren, who breaks down Demian Maia’s game for Tyron Woodley
Flyin Brian J breaks down Glover Texeira and Alexander Gustafsson
The MMA Ratings podcast
- Remember that Tai Chi master that got knocked out by the MMA fighter, setting up a possible Ip Man take-on-all-comers scenario? Well, the Chinese government may have shut that down.
- Oscar De La Hoya thinks McGregor-Mayweather will ruin boxing
- Conor McGregor told Dana White that Ferguson was a bum for not fighting Michael Johnson after Khabib pulled out of their UFC 209 fight. At least, that’s how Dana White told it. He didn’t mention the part where he refused to pony up the money for Tony to fight Johnson
the true reason for weight classes pic.twitter.com/CP9f9IJBDj— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) May 25, 2017
This made me laugh harder than I have for a week. Wait for the music to hit. Kingtrillax appropriates white people dancing- I mean, I’m pretty mad about it, because it’s dead on.
White people stay stealing black people dances so I decided to take one of theirsPosted by Kingtrillax on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Stay woke, Maniacs!