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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje pays off student lunch debt for two schools in Denver

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Student lunch debt is a controversial issue in the US, even considered a crisis. Many students suffer severe consequences in school for being unable to pay for their daily meal, an issue largely recognized as beyond their control. With no universal solution available as of yet, some districts have been forced to rely on the generosity of their staff, community, and even professional athletes.

Add top Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje to the list of benefactors, as “The Highlight” forked up over $1500 dollars to help out Colorado’s West Early College middle and high school.

West Early College families received a wonderful holiday gift today. Shout out to Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje who is...

Posted by West Early College on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gaethje currently lives and trains in Denver at Elevation Fight Team under the tutelage of Trevor Wittman. Gaethje has won his last three fights via first-round knockout, and he’s currently knocking on the door for a Lightweight title shot.

Unfortunately, Conor McGregor may just interrupt those plans.


I see speculation on Twitter that the potential opponent is Demian Maia, which would make for one of the highest level jiu-jitsu fights of all time!

What’s your favorite variation of this Jorge Masvidal art? I dig the white suit.

Not every balding middle-aged man is a fake martial arts instructor, but every fake martial arts instructor has precisely this hairline:

I didn’t even think of the obvious Chan Sung Jung and Train To Busan connection until “The Korean Zombie” pointed it out!

Cynthia Calvillo shared a pretty gross recap of the unpleasantness suffered in her last fight camp.

Dapper Scrappers recaps UFC 245:

I’m still pretty psyched about just how incredible Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington turned out to be, one of the most brutal wars of attrition I’ve seen.

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Gut Check

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Slips, rips, and KO clips

Let’s stay optimistic, at least his head didn’t bounce off the canvas.

... Can’t say the same for this poor lad.

Per the comments, the knocked out fighter got up after his allowed two-minute time out period and kept fighting. Lethwei is f***ing crazy!

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Brutal KO Shwe Sai vs Lone Chaw

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Random Land

Ladies and gentleman, it’s been yet another weird year.

Midnight Music: At the end of the year, I like to go back and check out all the critically acclaimed albums I was too lazy to listen to upon release. Tonight, that number included London rapper Little Simz’s third studio album Grey Area, which features some pretty tight rhyming and was overall a real solid listen.

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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