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Midnight Mania! Mayweather-McGregor press conference announced for July 11

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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is going to have a press conference in just four days — July 11, 2017. The theatrics are going to be insane. Presumably this will kick off the multiple-city world tour, which will also see a stop in London ... but not Dublin. Enjoy the build up. The fight itself is not the point with this one. Tickets will cost as much as $79,000. I’m not sure I’ve made that much money in my lifetime.


Justin Gaethje’s flex to middle finger here is masterful.

That’s pretty great cosplay. Too bad Angela Hill isn’t allowed to do that on stage.

That’s a pretty creative poster by Elias Theodorou. I’m noticing a common theme here with fighter’s creativity in self-promotion being stifled. Blame Reebok? Blame Reebok.

Daniel Cormier echoes the sentiments of us all, especially after Jones continues to troll him.

Diego Sanchez is just as insane as he ever was.

@diegonightmaresanchezufc going all savage on himself! #1dxmarkii #canonusa #jacksonwinkmma

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Great quote from Cris Cyborg: “I can take out teeth no problem.”

UFC 213’s headliner this Saturday night has some interesting statistics. Valentina Shevchenko is the best defensive striker at bantamweight, but can she withstand the onslaught of Amanda Nunes this time around? Andrew Richardson breaks down Shevchenko’s game:

This Gabi Garcia fight is absurd and shouldn’t be sanctioned, but it’s Japan. The size difference is almost as stark as McGregor vs. Diaz.

The only good option here involves fighting Cyborg, which means there are no good options.

The story of Kazuki Sakuraba’s one UFC fight is an extraordinary one. Now he’s being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame ...

So is Joe Silva. If you ever wondered what UFC’s long-time matchmaking mastermind sounds like, wonder no more.

Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Imagine doing this in a fight with a professional. Bud Crawford is on the boxing pound-for-pound list.

Classic guillotine:

“Felony” doesn’t care.

Doesn’t mean he won the fight!

Just keep swinging, just keep swinging, just keep swinging ...

That back kick looked like it hurt!

This looks like one to watch ...

Wow that one IS nasty. The overhand right slept her.

Podcasts and Video

Don’t deny the fat boy within:

Tommy Toehold’s show, Bushido Talk:

Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:

Quick Hits

Random Land

The Pygmy hippo is adorable and you can thank me in the comments.

No, there isn’t.

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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