Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:
Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.
PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.
But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.
The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.
The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.
With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.
Alastair Overeem waxed poetic on the highs and lows of MMA after Luke Rockhold’s KO loss.
This absolutely nails it! Perfectly captured & surmised wording, HUGE respect to @Alistairovereem the range of emotion involved in MMA is like no other sport on earth. It sets us apart. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aX92YHovlb— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) February 12, 2018
Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.
I only had 2 fights in @ufc and I had 5 opponents turn me down for April 7th including @FuryJury @Arnoldbfa @panteraufc @TouchyFili the only guy who accept is @RusHammerMMA but his team decline. No disrespect to none I just want to fight. Please Call @seanshelby @arielhelwani— ZabitMagomedsharipov (@zabit_mma) February 12, 2018
I love good head movement.
Kazakh talent Dimash "Lightning" Niyazov working on head movement with an old school towel technique pic.twitter.com/pVyzGFdVfw— Against The Ropes (@ATRboxinguk) February 12, 2018
We used to admire this man.
I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.
He even posted a reply meme!
Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.
Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.
Start the week off right #kevinross #thesoulassassin #muaythai #kickboxing #Repost @muaythai_555_magazine (@get_repost) ・・・ #SweepSunday with a few of my favourite Flips, Trips and Throws @dasoulassassin @liam_badco @saenchaithailand @lerdsila_ptt @youssefboughanem @trainor103 @yothin2522 #Muaythai #Sweep #Masters
Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.
Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:
Briefly reminded of what it was like covering the top levels of MMA in 2013. https://t.co/od1lscNauZ— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) February 12, 2018
Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.
UFC 3 best video game never— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 11, 2018
Seems like everyone is making money off my likeness except me.— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 12, 2018
Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.
No I have the balls to say what every fighter wished they could say. I’m in a video game and I’m not getting paid for the hard work, blood sweat and tears that got me there... You are nothing compared to me and will never understand— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) February 12, 2018
Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.
I was that factory worker. So I changed my profession. Just like workers have 40 hour work weeks, safety standards and other worker rights OTHER PEOPLE have fought for, now it’s our time.— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) February 11, 2018
And a hundred years ago it was “Fire exits!? Spoiled brats!!”
I wonder if the “average fan” would be happy with a 20k salary if they know they directly profited the company millions of dollars for each day they put in?— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) February 11, 2018
Israel Adesanya has a social media game.
Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.
Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.
Aftermath of two warriors who put their health and pride on the line to chase dreams in front of millions. Hoping that a lifetime of work would payoff inside of a 25 minute battle of will and skill.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 11, 2018
All you cowards talking shit. https://t.co/PoNN9lWZMq
The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.
When you get cornered by an obnoxious person you don’t really know at a party and you’re looking around for the host to come save you. pic.twitter.com/qJgqW8YCfC— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) February 11, 2018
In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?
Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?
enjoy this little video I shot with Luke Rockhold pre-fight before his title defense against Keith Jardine https://t.co/M7uGwmUtv2— E. Casey Leydon (@ekc) February 10, 2018
Violence everywhere I look on this poster.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
This combination is unreal from Tenshin.
the sound of this body punch makes me sick pic.twitter.com/XsYMif1D02— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 12, 2018
A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:
I can’t remember if I posted this yet
One of the craziest fights of 2018 that you probably aren't even aware it took place: Itchaku Murata vs Junji Ito (Shooto 28/01) pic.twitter.com/K677O5kdmQ— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) February 11, 2018
I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.
dead— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 10, 2018
one of the most brutal hellbow KO I've ever saw
Saksit Sitthongpond KOs Padejsuek Jaomookasethod
(The Champion MT) pic.twitter.com/oPXomJ3pbq
Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.
This kid is incredible
This was fun
What is the Greatest Submission of All-Time?— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) February 12, 2018
#3 Seed: The always exciting @KoreanZombieMMA pulled off something never before seen inside the Octagon when he met Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night! A Twister! pic.twitter.com/g0PmytTLMe
Good Reads, Home of the Good Reads
- Julie Kedzie writing about the 11-year anniversary of facing Gina Carano, the first high-profile women’s MMA fight on TV, is well worth five minutes of your time.
- I love Curtis Blaydes’ honesty here.
Podcasts and Video
The Monday Morning Analyst
We don’t have flying cars in 2018 but we do have terrifying robot dogs
OK so we're all going to die pic.twitter.com/qdC1E0ohtE— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) February 12, 2018
Treat your fears like this guy treats his cobras.
Hold my beer this Cobra Snake is about to attack me. pic.twitter.com/bL9p4SUStR— Hold My Beer (@HoldThisBeer) February 12, 2018
I want to visit:
Today, we're exploring the wreck of the SS City of Adelaide on @magneticislandtourism in @queensland - looks pretty amazing, right?! The ship was run aground in Cockle Bay back in 1916, and the remains have since been taken over by mangroves. #MagneticIsland is surrounded by 20 known shipwrecks, which have been integrated into a shipwreck trail. Signs around the island's bays tell the stories of the many vessels and give an insight into the region's fascinating maritime history. Photo: @conormoorephotography #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines #explore #travel
These Nollywood (Nepalese Hollywood) videos make my day every time I watch them.