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Midnight Mania! Brock Lesnar is back on (actual) wrestling mats

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s been half a year since Brock Lesnar jumped into the cage and shoved newly crowned heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier, flashing decayed teeth as he cut a promo against the champion. The prospective bout with Cormier had a built-in roadblock, with Lesnar needing to finish out his USADA suspension for the anabolic steroids he was suspended for after UFC 200. (Mark Hunt is still angry about that, in case anyone was wondering). Six months on, its still unclear whether Lesnar will actually return to the cage. However, he did spend some time on the mats recently, which could be a good sign.

The skillset that brought Lesnar his fame and glory was developed in his college wrestling days. Now, Brock is back on the mats, practicing with Gable Stevenson at the University of Minnesota.

Could his motivation be to train for a bout with two-time Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier in the UFC’s Octagon? We will get our answer in 2019.

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Insomnia

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Cub Swanson had a solid entry

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This is the problem with superfights- the clog up the divisions every single time.

Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal is going to be an interesting staring contest

Lando Vannata drilling striking combinations

I don’t usually include John Danaher in Midnight Mania because he writes novels for captions, but something about the geometry in this triangle choke setup was aesthetically appealing.

Tony Ferguson needs to get his title shot in 2019, or we riot.

Anthony Pettis against Stephen Thompson seems like a mismatch, but Pettis is just here for the glory and the loot.

I love Dustin Poirier’s positive mentality.

Amanda Nunes was all over the place on Twitter today, but confirmed she seems to have no interest in a rematch with Cris Cyborg

Okay... what is going on with her account?

Megan Anderson says Nunes should be stripped if she won’t defend

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Ben Askren and Kelvin Gastelum went back and forth on Twitter

I had never seen this incredible one-shot fight scene

Sumo has questionable decisions too

Ouch

On this note...

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