Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Michael “Venom” Page is a master of theater, of tricks, of props, of self-promotion, of looking really good against opponents who shouldn’t be in the cage with him.
He’s not a man ever in a rush for a step up in competition.
That was never more clear than tonight at Bellator 200, as he styled on David Rickels, eventually causing Rickels, after a taunt, to turn to the ref and say he had had enough. That kind of “No Mas” moment rarely happens in MMA (Vasyl Lomachenko does it routinely to world class opponents in boxing) and it was a sign of just how far below his skill level ‘MVP’ is punching.
A ‘real’ opponent, Paul Daley, who has fought the best foes available- sometimes to his detriment, as in his last fight- is still angling for a fight with the Brit. Somehow, despite Bellator’s desire to book him against MVP, he has not managed to get locked in a cage with Page thus far. Let’s hope it finally happens.
You guys know who the real MVP is. You fight undersized/over the hill fighters. All I’ve been fighting is the best in the world. #Bellator200— Paul Daley (@Semtex_170) May 25, 2018
Update on Ray Borg’s daughter from Borg himself:
Nick Diaz has been arrested for domestic battery, which doesn’t look good, and the UFC, very diligent on these matters, promises us they are going to investigate. Yes, Greg Hardy is still fighting on the Dana White contender series, why do you ask?
This report from Diaz’ associate Justin Golightly (not the one from the internet) makes me wonder- is this, by chance, the same girl I wrote about in 2017 that said she was sort-of married to Diaz. Obviously that wouldn’t exonerate Diaz, if the charge is true.
Big John with the Big commentary
Gerald Harris explains to Mike Perry that not everyone is giving him a pass on his foolishness.
This is like when the white homie in one hood may say it, but then they go to another part of town and he gets checked. You don’t get a pass from everyone just because a few people let you say it. You can piss off a whole new audience talking like this.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) May 24, 2018
You broke the code bitch, if you really from the hood you would know that rule. I know people get passes but you want to be accepted so bad that you jumped on social media with that bullshit. You lame as hell and when your UFC days end so will you.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) May 25, 2018
Malibu’s Most Wanted
Jessica-Rose Clark teaches kids after a long day of training
Gators and snakes are waging war in the Everglades
Bad Spot For A Nap— Nature is Scary (@TheScaryNature) May 25, 2018
Gator vs Snake pic.twitter.com/jqpqIITkXj
Joanne Calderwood jokes that she got kicked out of Scotland the last time she mooned someone.
Conor McGregor was nowhere in attendance, but Chris Pratt showed up
Been informed by Bellator officials that the following guests will be sitting cageside for #Bellator200 tonight:— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 25, 2018
- Conor McGregor
- Paul Daley
- Chris Pratt
- 50 Cent
- The cast of Geordie Shore
- Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones)
Angela Hill training for TBD
This weight cut is looking tough on Darren Till
Quick Hits and Good Reads
- Combate Americas withdrew an offer for Yair Rodriguez that would have been more than the UFC paid... but they provided no reason as to why, or even what the figure had been.
- Andrew Richardson breaks down the interesting and unique game of Stephen Thompson in substantial depth.
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Maybe he shouldn’t have worried so much about his mouthpiece right that moment
This is nice
This wheel kick did not pay off
spinning shit punisched— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 26, 2018
Kevin Aguilar KOs Thanh Le (LFA) pic.twitter.com/9BebyUUwAY
What a slam
This is some Ip Man “hit him in the arms so he can’t move” ish
This sumo battle was intense
Both these feats are incredible acts of athleticism
LeBron gets his revenge on Rozier ❌ pic.twitter.com/KhyxVsP8mK— LeRob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 26, 2018
Hell on earth- these seas of lava in Hawaii are so unreal