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Midnight Mania! Boxing champ creates #McGregorChallenge after bizarre Conor McGregor warm up routine

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Terence Crawford, boxing champion and another talent in the “pound for pound” discussion, has gone all in on McGregor’s weird warm-up, with the “McGregor Challenge” for boxers. It is pretty great.

I challenge all boxers to the McGregor Challenge @stevennelsonboxing @redder402 @coach_chet_

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It’s already sweeping the internet, with other pro boxers getting in on the challenge

Not everyone is as good at having rubber arms as McGregor is

Crawford wasn’t the only one making fun of... whatever McGregor was doing.

Check out this boxing skill by McGregor:

Now watch this woman, Doris de Green, do better... in 1939:

And here is an 8-year old with better shadowboxing


Cody Garbrandt got called out for using the term “boy” to refer to Aljamain Sterling, just like Conor did to Floyd. Maybe we should just not use racially charged terms to refer to black men? That’d be great, especially in this current climate.

No, Cody... why would you leave just the mustache? Don’t do this to yourself

On the other end of the scale is Meisha Tate

Joanna knows how to have a good time in Florida

Tae Hyun Bang was released by the UFC and is now being formally charged for fight fixing, one of the few, if not the only, verified instances of fight fixing in the UFC. Memorably enough, it came in against Leo Kuntz, meaning the fight titled Bang-Kuntz was fixed.

Georges St. Pierre’s middleweight title bout may seem farcical to MMA fans, but it is officially happening. The winner is obligated to fight Sir Robert Knuckles, so at least we have that to eventually look forward to. Here is the early statistical breakdown for GSP-Bisping:

McGregor has an answer for everything, even how he carries his baby son

The response to that Malignaggi footage has been brutal reprisal from the MMA Internet, starting with Conor himself and rippling outward from there:

I mean that’s just schadenfreude by Conor McGregor fans

No wonder he was up all night tweeting at people

Wikipedia edits go in hard

Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Fights from this weekend

This takedown attempt was so bad the referee thought he was knocked out.

Multiple fighters in a cage can never be more than a dangerous, fun experiment

Invicta continues to post highlights as part of their 25-part series

Alrighty then

Honky Extraordinaire is posting old Mayweather knockouts; it might be worth checking his timeline for more.

This is also fun. Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are the real boxing match to watch

It is also never a bad time to post Archie Moore highlights, who was and still remains the longest reigning Light Heavyweight champion in history, from 1952 to 1962

Quick Hits and Good Reads

Podasts and Video

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst, about that ten seconds of knockdown footage

The CME podcast

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