Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Welterweight drama probably accounts for roughly half of my Midnight Mania posts as of late. Everyone wants a piece of everyone! Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington’s beef will finally be settled (hopefully) on Saturday night, but Jorge Masvidal and Covington have been trading barbs frequently as well.
The former friends, room mates, and training partners have not held back, but early today, it was Masvidal who referenced their shared history to make Covington look weak. Continuing with his “Street Jesus” theme — or “Street Judas,” if one were to ask Covington — Masvidal ominously tagged his final tweet with “The Crucifixion.”
Remember when I used to let you sleep on the couch? #hitemup you were crying cause those Brazilian girls punked you and I put you on. I fed you, clothed you and you sold out for 7 likes sad that’s all you got for a title fight. 13th disciple is a bitch #theresurrection— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 12, 2019
Remember when your ass got tried on south beach and me and Ike had to save your ass from some real goons fucking you up? When tibau whooped your ass so hard in sparring and you came crying to me asking if it’s ok to be scared like a bitch? #thecrucifixion— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 12, 2019
Given the ever-increasing frequency of insults between the two, a showdown between them is looking more and more likely, even with Masvidal’s admission that he’d prefer money fights to a title shot. If Covington walks away from UFC 245 strapped with gold, don’t be surprised if “Gamebred” is next in line.
We’re just a few hours shy of weigh-ins, so it’s time for ALDO WATCH!
In my opinion, it’s goofy to compare male and female MMA in terms of pound-for-pound lists and Greatest Of All Time positions — they’re almost different sports currently. That said, Nunes has WMMA GOAT status on lock ... for now.
Respect to the legend:
Kazushi Sakuraba receives his UFC Hall of Fame jacket. pic.twitter.com/l0PrHiE8WU— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 12, 2019
Like the Jose Aldo picture above, Mike Perry posted plenty of pictures with his fellow fighters, but this one is my favorite.
Sean O’Malley won nearly 30 grand in a celebrity Fortnite competition (by taking 8th place!) and donated the lot to charity. Good for “Suga Show!”
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EXCITING UPDATE! Raising Special Kids was incredibly honored to receive a very generous donation today from Mr. Sean O’Malley @sugaseanmma ! Sean is not your average visitor to the office, he is an MMA fighter and video game enthusiast who placed 8th in the Fortnite World Series and donated all of his winnings to Raising Special Kids. We are thankful for his big heart and humbling generosity. Thank you Sean! Your donation will directly support Arizona special needs families #raisingspecialkids #standupforfamilies
I take back what I said a couple nights ago, THIS is real humility.
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Here is the video, as promised.. me getting dropped by @gustavo11lopez... If you are going to ask “why would you post a video of yourself getting dropped” the answers is easy, I would have posted the video of me dropping my teammate, so it’s only fair to post the video of my teammate dropping me!!
The photos from Ilima-Lei MacFarlane’s pool workouts are always so cool.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
A legend falls ... but also this is an excellent idea!
Regardless of Aldo’s iffy weight cut, a Marlon Moraes high kick can sleep just about anyone.
There are a lot of great fights set to take place at UFC 245, but be careful not to forget the return of Matt “The Immortal” Brown.
I don’t believe I’ve ended on an adorable note in a while:
Baby Fennec Fox with ears larger than life pic.twitter.com/REfPWPAgUX— 41 Strange (@41Strange) December 12, 2019
Midnight Music: I have never been a massive Arcade Fire fan, but I still quite like Funeral!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.