Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Dana White is planning on taking the opportunity while in Liverpool to sit down with ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor to discuss if and when McGregor will return to combat sports. That conversation will not, however, include any of McGregor’s legal issues, which Dana White now says are his own business. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:
“We’re going to sit down and talk about his future and what’s next.
I have nothing to do with the legal issues, he’ll need to figure that out on his own.”
McGregor got into some legal trouble after hurling a dolly through a UFC charter bus window in Brooklyn prior to UFC 223, injuring multiple fighters, getting put into cuffs and, oddly enough, providing cover for the FBI agents who raided Trump’s lawyer’s office. At the time, Dana White called the event the most despicable thing to happen in UFC history. However, McGregor, the 100-million-dollar man, no longer plays by the same rules as most fighters, so the issue is clearly behind White, though McGregor’s legal team will no doubt continue to clean up behind the superstar for some time.
“Obviously, he has to deal with [his legal situation] in June,” White said. “I’m flying to Liverpool this weekend for a fight there, and he and I are going to meet in Liverpool.”
Liverpool’s own Darren Till and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 130 this Saturday, live and free on Fox Sports 1.
This is a slapping championship, which seems like possibly an even more painful idea than MMA. I bet the Diaz brothers would clean up in their weight classes though.
My girlfriend saw this meme and told me not to come for the Controller.
Holly Holm is looking shredded ahead of her pivotal featherweight matchup with Invicta champion Megan Anderson.
Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski remains one of the craziest one-round fights in UFC history.
#OnThisDay in 2015: @AndreiArlovski & @TravisBrowneMMA went to WAR in one of the craziest HW fights you'll ever see! pic.twitter.com/bsWz1ah2VE— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) May 24, 2018
This qualifies as MMA training, right?
When you're playing Kilted Pirate and doing your heavy one arm snatches with a 150lb dumbbell and simultaneously shooting a watermelon.....but you overloaded your pirate pistol and it blows the foregrip off from the percussion... Because your "Noah's Fuel" coffee still has you zooming...and it's Wednesday. Pirate humpday. And safety precautions were observed so don't get your panties in a wad. Yeah the snatch looked a little tougher than it should but it was still safe.... But the foregrip only came off because of the percussion and the original screw was shorter than it should be and it's no big deal. Just looks crazy. Make the most of life. Join #NoahsArmy and become a #blooddonor and #organdonor today. #strongcoffee #strongman #oldtimestrongman #pirate #kilt #scotsman #viking #boom #shooting
George Foreman on why he named all his kids George Foreman; it makes sense.
Making preparation for memory loss— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) May 18, 2018
Frazier, Ali, Holyfield & Cooney all hit me; how many name could you memorize? Hahahahaha https://t.co/2YEtG3ElsI
The Great and Powerful Georges St. Pierre
A reminder that the UFC wanted 450 million for their new deal, but they were always unlikely to get it.
This new UFC-ESPN TV deal is for substantially less - about 50 percent less - than WME-IMG was hoping for when they bought the UFC, but it's as much as they could reasonably expect with seriously declining ratings.— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) May 23, 2018
Follow MMA Mania on Twitter to see stuff like this infamous long pants karate fight between Stephen Thompson and current Bellator kickboxer Raymond Daniels.
My favorite Wonderboy moment pic.twitter.com/Zex6t0Ykwb— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) May 23, 2018
Dennis Bermudez in training
Meisha Tate doing some pregnant mitt sessions. She should join Donald Cerrone and his wife wake-surfing.
Check out Miesha Tate and her baby bump boxing pic.twitter.com/rjLhmNv9MV— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) May 23, 2018
Podcasts and Video
The top three UFC Fight Night 130 fights! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube
Michael Chiesa is an analyst for UFC Tonight now. Maybe this is unfair, but it strikes me as an odd choice.
Bamboo scaffolding around a small skyscraper is something I have never seen before
If you travel a lot and Asia you get used to seeing this… But the first time you see it, it’s really pretty amazing. This is all bamboo construction scaffolding on a high-rise. Bamboo is incredibly strong, in some cases stronger than steel, but if you’re not from here you are likely not used to seeing organic material used in this way. There’s lots of people out there trying to promote bamboo is a mainstream construction material… And some really incredible designs… But really, this is a pretty incredible design itself.
This is adorable
lemme bless y’all with this video pic.twitter.com/lwUIY3rwPj— chris’ real name is chris (@kostka_chris) May 22, 2018
Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality