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Daniel Cormier is a national treasure. A truly likable and charismatic champion, Cormier has finally put Jon Jones behind him by winning heavyweight gold. Now, though, he has in front of him a potential trap fight: Derrick “the Black Beast” Lewis, who knows he isn’t supposed to win but also knows he can knock anyone out at any given time.
Lewis started his humorous feud with Cormier over Popeyes chicken, long before this last-minute bout was cobbled together to save UFC 230. Lewis said he was defending Popeyes honor after DC made a funny video dancing with Popeyes chicken, and that has netted him a sponsorship with the restaurant chain, including free meals for life at a local Cypress franchise. Cormier was jealous Lewis beat him to the punch on that deal.
It sucks. It really sucks that he got it done. I don’t know what happened. My managers need to get on their shit.
I wanted money. That might have been the problem. He got free chicken for life- that’s pretty impressive.
He does have a plan for revenge though: Carl’s Junior, who love him.
Since Popeyes wants to stick it to me, I’m going to go and do a signing and give away free burgers at Carl’s Junior, that’s what I’m going to do.
Whoever runs Carl’s Junior’s Twitter feed is on board, changing their Twitter name to include “Daniel Cormier fan account” and officially picking him.
Well why wouldn’t that make him content https://t.co/nfal2gxEGS— Carl’s Jr. / Daniel Cormier fan account (@CarlsJr) October 31, 2018
In fact, when they saw this interview they wanted to get Cormier on board before the fight
why wait til after you win? DMs are open DC let’s shake this out— Carl’s Jr. / Daniel Cormier fan account (@CarlsJr) November 2, 2018
Israel Adesanya often finds himself compared to Jon Jones, despite being the antithesis of Jones’ style and skillset. He is, however, one thing Jones is not: undefeated.
Adesanya can throw shins at faces:
It is a little strange seeing ‘Kru Bob’, as he is known in the Houston scene, in the headlines.
Derrick Lewis didn’t even swallow the Popeyes chicken in his recent Instagram video, because he’s eating healthy for this one!
There is a definite size disparity- but will it matter?
Ben Askren has been killing it with the welterweight callouts. He’s got plenty of options now.
It is absolutely insane to me how big NBA athletes are.
Georges St. Pierre getting some Halloween rounds in:
Ant-Man, the Wasp and the... Cockroach?
A fantastic short video on the karate-kicking cockroach and how it keeps zombifying wasps at bay. https://t.co/oRP6yHoN1h— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) November 2, 2018
Nate Diaz went old school for Halloween:
Cody Garbrandt with his wife and baby:
Ilir Latifi is training with fellow ranked light heavyweight, Jimi Manuwa. Those sparring sessions must be interesting.
I can’t get over Michael Bisping’s extended reaction here. He was really shook!
Daniel Cormier is truly the Daddest man on the planet.
Not sure if anyone spoke to Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) about this at media day, but his manager and coach Bob Cook told me he found time to take his kids trick-or-treating in NY last night. After 13 hours of media earlier in the week, and a title fight coming up Saturday.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 1, 2018
I’m not feeling the edits in this snippet from ONE about Demetrious Johnson
All the combat sports this weekend:
Podcasts and Video
Andrew Richardson explains Daniel Cormier’s high-crotch single:
What beer should you drink this Saturday? All of it! But what kind? Flyin Brian J has got you:
Heavy Hands for UFC 230: