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Last night, things must have been quiet in the Bisping household. Fortunately, Michael Bisping is rarely one to let an opportunity to cause chaos slip by, so the former Middleweight champion ended his retirement from DJing and found his old turntables and mixer.
Check out his skills below:
Bored on The decks mixing some old skool. pic.twitter.com/rXbsm6l4fu— michael (@bisping) April 3, 2020
It’s something of a little known fact that Bisping used to DJ in London prior to his UFC career. Bisping reportedly had some beyond crazy experiences in that time, one of which he shared a couple years back on comedy podcast Legion of Skanks. Check out the absolutely insane transcription below via SportsJoe:
“So the club where I DJed was called Monroes and it was basically like Gangster’s Paradise,” Bisping said. ”When all the other regular nightclubs shut, all the doormen from everywhere all went to this club. Basically it was drug dealers, doormen, everything but it had the sickest music. People came from all over the country to hear the DJs. It was one of the original underground rave clubs but it was dodgy as fuck.
The shit that I’ve seen go down in there, the violence, you wouldn’t believe... people getting their arms cut off with samurai swords and all kinds of shit. I swear to God somebody got their ear bit off. I used to do two sets from 2-3 in the morning and then I’d have a break and do it again from 6-7 or some shit. What I’d do in those hours in between is hang out and talk to people.
But when I went back to do my second set, my records had been fucking stolen because there were a lot of scumbags in there from Manchester - a lot of gang people. I was fucking flipping out because at that moment in time that was like my pride and joy. That was all I had.
Back then I wasn’t known because Monroes was full of such crazy motherfuckers, I was just some guy from a small town. Nobody really knew me because I was just the fucking DJ but I knew that I could fuck everyone up in the club. So they stole my fucking records and I thought ‘You’ve fucked up here, motherfuckers!’
So I went outside to the car park because I knew they were in the trunk of somebody’s car and I went up to every car. I said ‘Open your trunk now!’ so they opened the trunk. Not there. So I went to the next car, because everybody used to go outside and smoke weed.
I go up to the next car - ‘Open the fucking trunk!’ Not there. This went on for some time. I get to one car and there’s two guys sat there. I said ‘Yo, open your fucking trunk now!’ and they said ‘Nah we can’t do that.’
I said ‘Open the fucking trunk!’. He said ‘Dude, I’m not opening the trunk.’ I said ‘Well now you’ve really got to open that fucking trunk because I think you’ve got what I fucking want in there. He said ‘Dude, I’m not opening the trunk.’ I said ‘Open the fucking trunk!’
He said ‘OK, I’m going to open the trunk but when you see what’s in there you just walk away and shut the fuck up.’ I said ‘Whatever!’ and we go to the back. He opens it up. And there’s a fucking dude laying in there tied up by his ankles with a gag and he’s moaning ‘Help me! Help me!’ I go ‘OK, you haven’t got my records. See you buddy.’
He lights his joint and just gets back in the car. That’s the type of place it was.”
In comparison, Bisping’s Hall Of Fame UFC career seems pretty tame!
It’s not clear who exactly this person is to Robert Whittaker, but the former champion continues to have a rough go of things.
It would seem that Yana Kunitskaya and Thiago Santos successfully April Fool’d us all. It was an easy one to believe!
Who’s excited for their 1200 bucks?!?!
Simple but miserable:
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#workoutoftheday - if you can’t move him...you won’t be able to beat him. - I picked this #dumbbell workout up from my coach in college. Every single rep is different and there isn’t really a “perfect technique” - just move the dumbbells. - 30sec “wax on” 30sec “was off” —30 sec rest— —5 sets— - See you at the top! #crushquarantine
Another Khabib meme for good measure!
Yet another challenge for those so inclined (and bored) ... also that doesn’t look like the Platinum Princess to me!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Old school “Gamebred” violence:
Eleven years ago today, @GamebredFighter ended Bellator's first event ever with a kiss Listen for @Jon_Anik on the call too— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 3, 2020
(via @BellatorMMA) pic.twitter.com/IqRP7qDw31
The central point of the clip below is Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith battering each other, but I cannot help but enjoy Lawler’s slick defense in the pocket.
Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith was a match made in violence heaven. pic.twitter.com/e5syUe2BrU— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 4, 2020
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Legalize soccer kicks in MMA please.pic.twitter.com/xJOub6mLWK— Cerebral Vigilante (@Delisketo) April 2, 2020
This type of video takes a tremendous amount of time and a level of patience that is nearly unfathomable.
Midnight Music: It shouldn’t even be a question.
Bill Withers is an artist I didn’t really get into until the last six months or so. I don’t have anything groundbreaking to say, only that Withers had a special gift for imbuing life and energy into song. As an MMA aside, Bill Withers also has an assisting role in one of the most legendary walkouts of all time with Anderson Silva and “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.