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Midnight Mania! Watch Daniel Cormier stumble around the Octagon after Jon Jones knockout loss

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If you thought that interview between Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier was painful to watch, you aren’t going to want to see this. For two minutes after he was left twitching on the canvas, Cormier was surrounded by strangers, unsure of where he was or what was happening -- and the overhead camera stayed on him the whole time. He later apologized to Big John McCarthy for his behavior.

Where was his team?? Why wasn’t he allowed to just leave the cage? How was he allowed to just stumble around the cage like that?

I have so many questions, and no satisfactory answers.


Insomnia

This was incredible. Cormier was indeed ended by leaning into the left head kick of Jones, dropping his hands in anticipation of anther powerful Jones body kick. This old footage is also the friendliest I can recall Jones and DC ever being.

A lot of the credit for Jones’ much sharper striking in this fight has to go to Jones’ excellent striking coach, Brandon Gibson:

Cormier is often hated and Jones is now loved, and I think I know why -- it is because Jones turned out to be telling the truth, while what Cormier hoped was true, that he was the best, turned out to be a lie. Some of you seem to resent Cormier for trash-talking Jones, but Jones has always been first, more acerbic and more effective than Cormier in that department. The difference? Jones won, and that, to fans, is often the only thing that seems to matter.

Volkan Oezdemir wishes them both some good. He hopes to put his hands on Jones in short order- respectfully, of course. He would also be amenable to a fight with Alexander Gustafsson for top contendership, in the meantime

Anthony Johnson still wants to fight Jon Jones too. And I’ll be honest, even coming off a loss to Cormier, I would watch Bones vs. Rumble in a heartbeat

A reminder that fighting has always been a sport with a damn expensive physical and mental price tag

That’s a price tag that Tyron Woodley has always done his best to avoid ... for better or for boring:

Today, Woodley got fed up with Dana White’s treatment and threatened to out some dirt he has on White. I have some pure speculation here- remember when Woodley got a title shot off a two-fight win streak, the last a split decision, by waiting a year and a half for it? Sure, it was a title shot he was promised (for some reason) after he beat Johnny Hendr- just kidding, after Hendricks missed weight- but when has Dana White ever kept old title shot promises? Thompson had actually knocked out Hendricks and was on a six fight win streak. Was this dirt Woodley says he has on Dana a part of getting his title shot? Did he blackmail Dana White into a title shot??

I’m just saying.

Tonya Evinger shutting stupid down. She was very disappointed in herself after the KO loss to Cris Cyborg, but that doesn’t mean she had to take this from Brendan Schaub.

Nothing to see here, just Josh Barnett throwing dudes into the crowd at a metal concert


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

A lot of fight sports happened this weekend, including RIZIN. KING Reina is one to watch. She walks out to her fights carrying a teddy bear and wearing a robe. MMA in Japan is so awesome and weird.

Come on, Gabi Garcia. This makes no one happy.

I told you MMA in Japan was weird!

UFC flyweight veteran Kyoji Horiguchi is knocking people out in Japan:

This was amazingly violent!

I’m not saying the guy throwing haymakers was good, but this guy’s head movement is what I aspire to in a street fight ...


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst

The CME Podcast

Tommy Toehold’s UFC 214 Press Conference


Random Land

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