clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Midnight Mania! Michael Page made his opponent quit, but will he ever fight someone legit?

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

MMA: Bellator 200 - Michael Page vs David Rickels Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

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.


Insomnia

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.

Malibu’s Most Wanted

Jessica-Rose Clark teaches kids after a long day of training

Gators and snakes are waging war in the Everglades

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

Angela Hill training for TBD

Bringing back that #MuayThai grit next fight.

A post shared by Angela "Overkill" Hill (@angieoverkill) on

This weight cut is looking tough on Darren Till


Quick Hits and Good Reads


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

What a slam

This is some Ip Man “hit him in the arms so he can’t move” ish

This sumo battle was intense


Random Land

Both these feats are incredible acts of athleticism

Hell on earth- these seas of lava in Hawaii are so unreal

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania