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Midnight Mania! Darren Till posts candid pictures of quarantine induced weight gain

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Darren Till is no stranger to struggling on the scale. “The Gorilla” was a massive Welterweight, and that size advantage came at a cost. Till did miss weight twice while competing at 170-pounds, and on the occasions he did make weight, Till was so dehydrated that he was losing vision while in the sauna.

Luckily, Till has since relocated to 185 lbs., a division that fits his frame far better. Till’s debut at Middleweight was quite successful, as he dispatched previous title contender Kelvin Gastelum! In short, it’s an improved situation for Till.

An improved situation until this damned quarantine forces “The Gorilla” out of the Middleweight division! Being home alone has resulted in some poor nutrition choices from Till, who is bulking up.

I greatly admire and respect Till’s forthcoming nature, and he’s not alone. For every athlete posting home and solo workouts — which will continue to have a place on Midnight Mania — there’s a fighter whose weight-cut was just canceled. In the case of my co-worker Andrew Coyne, his April 11th bout being cancelled called for a triple-dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme.

Whether you’re handling the alone time with sweets or side planks, stay safe everyone!


Daniel Cormier wrestling up Ali Abdelaziz is sure to bring a smile to the faces of the many folks who despise the Dominance MMA manager.

I wonder if this was around the time Andrei Arlovski was training with Freddie Roach? Either way, a cool piece of history!

Apparently, Josh Barnett is in the whiskey business!

I don’t know if athletes of other sport’s would be cool with sharing a cup between three men, but it’s yet another interesting bit of trivia!

Speaking of, Ryan Bader is still finding ways to wrestle.

Tiger Muay Thai seemed to be one of the last remaining MMA gyms open, but they’re shutdown as well. Although, with all the fighters living within walking distance of the gym ...

Slips, rips, and KO clips

There are not many worse ways to go down than via liver shot.

Two comebacks for the price of one!

Man, these knees look particularly spearing and painful.

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Midnight Music: A fair question given our current circumstances!

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

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