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Midnight Mania! Holloway and Edgar launch the meme wars

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

We’ve got the heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC titles on the line tomorrow night, while possibly the two best welterweights fight in Bellator. I’m stoked. But there is more coming down the pike: the title fights at the upcoming UFC 222 and 223 cards are pretty damn awesome too; Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar at featherweight and Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight.

Max Holloway is winning the internet, if you haven’t been paying attention. He’s the hero featherweight deserves, and the one it needs right now.

He started out by trolling Frankie Edgar with this tweet:

Not nicknamed the Answer for nothing, Frankie Edgar had a pretty good response:

Since we on game show memes I think I like this one........And New!! @ufc 222

A post shared by Frankie Edgar (@frankieedgar) on

But Max had an answer for the answer, responding by pointing out Edgar’s perennial contender status at featherweight. The underrated part that really makes this tweet is that he made sure to point out he was using Pat Sajak’s voice.

Yeah, I can’t wait for this one.

I’m here for this post-Conor McGregor world. This is great.


Pretty cool video highlighting one of the many talented but undervalued flyweights, Dustin Ortiz:

You want to get something into Midnight Mania? Sometimes, it’s this simple. Pretty cool to see Khabib’s fans drive hours to see him. He’s got that “it” factor, whatever it is, that authenticity of charisma that makes him a star.

Deal of a lifetime

Longtime MMA trainer and former fighter Din Thomas with an important observation on race in America.

This longsword fight had some awesome choreography


HARD FIGHT ON LONGSWORDS Longsword VS Longsword from Ben Aycrigg & Adam Lytle Authors Our channel

Posted by WMFC Knights on Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Paul Daley isn’t happy with Bellator’s kid glove treatment of Michael Venom Page.

Upcoming Fights

Slips, Rips, and Sumo Clips

Nice overhand

Armbars for days

Ouch. Ouch ouch ouch. My balls hurt just watching this.

Nice KO

Nothing like being choked and having your arm pinned to induce that sense of panic

Sumo can hurt

Good Reads

  • This profile of Stipe Miocic in his natural habitat at his firehouse and his gym peal back the curtain of his indifferent public persona to get at who he is- which is, as it turns out, someone who gets a huge kick out of being there for people in trouble. Trust me, you want Stipe Miocic on your zombie apocalypse team.
  • Bad news for combat sports athletes: CTE can happen independent of concussion; in other words, it’s death by 1,000 jabs. That’s according to a new study found by injury lawyer and combat sports enthusiast Erik McGraken.

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