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Midnight Mania! Dana White thinks Golden Boy would be ‘f***ing nuts’ to promote Canelo vs. Kovalev against UFC 244

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November 2, 2019 is set to be a big day for combat sports fans. At UFC 244, the promotion heads to Madison Square Garden and features the main event debut of the BMF title, pitting fan-favorites Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz opposite one another. On the West Coast, superstar Canelo Alvarez will fight for WBO Light Heavyweight title opposite Sergey Kovalev.

The two bouts may actually air at the same time, a decision UFC President Dana White takes issue with:

Realistically, I have to say that White best hope DAZN and Golden Boy choose to air their main event later in the night. Diaz may be a needle mover, but Alvarez is the highest paid athlete on the planet for a reason. Going head-to-head with boxing’s biggest star will likely hurt UFC 244’s buy rate more than DAZN’s viewer numbers, though anything is possible.


If forced to choose, what will you be watching on November 2?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Diaz Vs. Masvidal
    (1495 votes)
  • 16%
    Alvarez Vs. Kovalev
    (303 votes)
  • 3%
    (61 votes)
1859 votes total Vote Now


As of posting, the bid is at $26,100. Anyone feel like ponying up for a good cause?

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“El Cucuy” weirdness is always an instant inclusion.

Aljamain Sterling does not like his former manager, Malki Kawa.

Does this qualify as a sled pull?

Speed kills!

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Chandler has one of the meanest suplexes in the game.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Let me introduce a submission most probably haven’t seen before: the Persian pry bar. Once a certain level of positional dominance is attained, the finish can be as simple as yanking any nearby limb in an unpleasant direction.

This Aussie boxer has some slick moves.

Watch this 45-year-old killer throw spinning elbows and beat up his foe:

Random Land

One of my S&C coaches, Ben Claridad, wrote an article about the training and value of grip strength. It’s aimed at Olympic weightlifters, but grip strength is a valuable asset in martial arts as well. Check it out HERE! or just watch Ben pick up heavy stuff with his hands below:

Not a bad view!

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Midnight Music: Stereogum’s Tom Briehan set himself the task of writing up a short column on every Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single since the chart’s inception in 1958. He’s currently in the era of disco, but I went back to his first articles (nearly two years old at this point) and will catch up soon. The variety of songs that have hit No. 1 is pretty incredible. Some are great, some are truly annoying (The Chipmunk Song topped the charts?!?). It’s been fun so far!

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

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