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Midnight Mania! Dana White: ‘Nobody cared but me’ about Khabib-McGregor brawl

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Dana White said the melee after UFC 229, which saw Khabib leap into the crowd like an eagle to attack McGregor’s grappling coach Dillon Danis — after he tapped McGregor- was a big deal, but no one seemed to care except him. Transcript via For The Win:

For me personally, all the work I put that I put into this the last 20 years of my life… I didn’t want to see it go down like that. I was upset about it. I was the only one. The rest of the world could care less.

For me, it was just our biggest moment, the most people watching ever, and that’s just not who we are. And it’s not even who Khabib is. He said many time after the fight that he went crazy after the fight and it happens sometimes. This is the fight business.

But yeah, I was the most upset guy on the planet after that fight. Nobody else cared.

There were, in fact, a wide range of reactions after the melee, some of which condemned Khabib, some of which pointed to the lack of consequence McGregor had faced for throwing a dolly through a bus window, which was at least as serious an attack. McGregor himself, who threw punches and was attacked in the cage by Khabib’s teammates, declined to press charges.

White also addressed who he thought should be next for Khabib (Tony Ferguson, let’s try it again for the first time!) and his perception that Derrick Lewis’ last-second knockout and personality turned him into a huge star at the historic event. He also praised Cormier and said fans are guaranteed to get their money’s worth from the Lewis-Cormier fight, as well as gave his thoughts on Nate Diaz.


Time for a little game of who does it better- Conor McGregor’s erstwhile movement coach Ido Portal, or absolute madman Tony Ferguson?

Derrick Lewis truly is a remarkable man.

Two of the best strikers in women’s MMA are training together- sparring sessions between Cris Cyborg and Valentina Shevchenko would be fascinating to watch.

This sounds almost as interesting as Renato Moicano vs. Chad Mendes, which had been the rumored bout. Mirsad Bektic is a powerful wrestler and a legitimate prospect in his own right.

This little mongoose chasing several lions made my day.

As someone in the comments on Instagram pointed out, did Gina Carano just repost the Jerry Bruckheimer logo?

Some thoughts on Artem Lobov, the GOAT.

He got back up... but that’s a concussion.

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That’s a stiff right

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Lyoto Machida being a cool dad

Dustin Poirier’s experience with fans confirms what we already know: some of y’all earn the title, Maniacs.

The Lakers’ player landed a nice left hand but in my heart I know Houston would have won if it wasn’t instantly broken up.

Renato Laranja doesn’t make it in Midnight Mania often, but this was just too good, because extreme pole dancing does look like something Tony Ferguson would try on a dare.

Jose Aldo was hanging with my favorite player circa Konami’s Winning Eleven 9: Kaka, who somehow was also a Ballon D’Or winner in 2007.

Conor McGregor was very impressed with Ireland’s own Katie Taylor.

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Ireland’s Katie Taylor

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I saw this clip right after watching ‘Blade’ and it’s amazing how well the impossible fighting scenes blended with gorillas flying at each other.

You can’t blame Derrick Lewis for saying whatever comes into his brain to the media. Some of these questions are boring.

Never mind the caption, why does Anderson Silva look like an amnesiac Jason Bourne washed up on the beach here?

As Joe Rogan commented, maybe subliminally she wanted to punch him in the face. Maybe not. Either way, it’s funny.

Nothing to see here, just Mike Perry posting a video of people riding whale sharks

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Check uppercut!


The Hangman

The more traditional check hook


The jump-off-the-cage superman punch

LFA brings the fighting

Down he goes. Bareknuckle boxing is the best boxing ruleset (even if it doesn’t host the best boxers)


Sometimes it’s as simple as ‘get in his face and punch him till he falls over’


That is impressive from Josh Emmett. I’m not sure how this guy survived four knockdowns though, so I’m not sure which to be more impressed by.

Random Land

Best correction on Twitter goes to Sean Astin

Weird game but impressive skill

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