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Midnight Mania! Video: grocery store spitter served immediate justice in the form of slap knockout

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These are dark times, full of bad news and general paranoia. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about ugly reactions from many around the globe, such as panic-induced hoarding of basic essentials or those goofy Florida spring-breakers who continued to party and put others at risk.

It can be disheartening, which is why the video below comes as such a joyous occasion, a wonderful moment of instant karma. Not long after spitting onto oranges, thus confirming himself a garbage person, and potentially spreading the virus, the hand of an angry shop keep — or perhaps, the hand of God — struck down with a dizzying blow.

The account that posted the video included this additional context in a reply, “.... here’s what I know. I got it in an email, explaining he spat on oranges, was told off by a female - he got abusive with her & got slapped for both. But the person who recorded it only started after voices were raised. That’s why he didn’t capture the entire conflict.”

Aside from the general joys of watching justice distributed, it’s an excellent reminder: keep your fluids to yourself!

Insomnia

A great thread breaking down the UFC’s finances and potential losses due to COVID-19.

Darren Till with the accuracy:

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Not many can do this challenge.

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Given all the sensual photo shoots between these two I’ve seen while gathering content, this is the least surprising news of the year.

Commentary reactions are endlessly entertaining.

Somehow, I don’t remember seeing this story back when it happened. Regardless, imagine being that little dude and squaring off with a gigantic boxer known for hellacious punching power — time to rethink some life decisions.

Angela Hill brought the heat with this amazing sketch of Chase Hooper’s lineage.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

It’s generally easier to hit an opponent that is moving forward, which is particularly important at Heavyweight where it really only takes one shot. A lot of big men steamroll early opposition until they run into someone with even a bit of counter punching skill ...

Two examples!

When in doubt, yank!

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That's ✌️

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I think a lot of fans don’t understand that taunts and showboating can be more about feeling the moment of the fight rather than actual disrespect.

Random Land

Midnight Music: I saw this on Twitter today commemorating a combat sports legend ...

... and figured I’d use this as a chance to share one of my favorite Miles Davis albums: A Tribute To Jack Johnson. The follow-up to Bitches Brew, 1971’s Tribute moves even further from jazz fusion to jazz rock with a brilliant pair of 25-minute tracks.

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