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Midnight Mania! Ryan Hall calls out Dan Ige for Fight Island showdown

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Ryan Hall’s struggle to find a fight continues, as the jiu-jitsu ace has managed to compete just four times in five years on the UFC roster. He did win each of those fights, most recently handing Darren Elkins a decision loss in July of 2019. Per the man himself, half of the top 10 at Featherweight has turned down fights with him!

He’s now adjusted his target just outside those ranks, requesting a showdown with No.11-ranked Dan Ige. “Dan Ige is a warrior who always puts on a great show, has clearly demonstrated a willingness to test himself against the best, and we’re next door in the featherweight rankings,” Hall wrote on Instagram. “What do you think, @dynamitedan808? Fight Island in January?”

Last time out, Ige saw a six-fight win streak snapped by the heavy hands of Calvin Kattar. However, Ige has proven himself a well-rounded and very game opponent, a jiu-jitsu black belt who would likely stand as the toughest test in Hall’s career.

Whether Ige or someone else, Hall is 35 years old and currently ranked in one of the deepest divisions. It’s time to get that guy a fight!

Insomnia

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I don’t know what’s happening.

I really wish this clip existed when I wrote an article about the similarity in Anderson Silva’s most famous punch vs. his most recent loss.

Paulo Costa’s right kick has always impressed me in his fights ... but these kicks look a bit slow. Perhaps the end of a session?

Y’all didn’t forget about Tiramisu Tuesday, right?

A little recap on the UFC GOAT debate:

Slips, rips, and KO clips

It’s not often you see low kicks literally cut someone open!

A body-stiffening left hook right to the chin:

Close range head kicks are the coolest! High risk, high reward.

Random Land

Falling off a cliff ... under the sea.

Midnight Music: If you can separate the song from the brutal scene in Zodiac, it’s an absolute classic!

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