Welcome to Midnight Mania!
UFC 250 presented a ton of action top-to-bottom, but the show was stolen by the Bantamweight talent. Aljamain Sterling picked up a quick submission to secure his title shot, while Cody Stamann earned an exciting decision victory to break into the top 10. In addition, Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley picked up pretty incredible walk-off knockouts.
As a result of their big finishes, there’s talks of a match up between the two. Before all that, however, both men have gone on the record arguing their punch was better.
“Mine was way better,” Garbrandt told TMZ Sports. “Way vicious. My dude couldn’t get up. I knew that as soon as I started that punch, the trajectory of where it was going, the force and the speed, it was going to connect and knock him out. It was a picture-perfect punch and just a nice walk off.”
Garbrandt also argued that his knockout was more impressive because of the caliber of his opponent, “Stylistically, Assuncao is leap years ahead of any adversary that “Suga” has ever fought. There’s no comparison. Hats off to him. He did good, went out there and performed, got a knockout victory, but you can’t compare when you’re fighting the Top 5 in the world, and he’s never fought anybody in the Top 15, so that’s a huge difference when you’re able to starch people like that at each level.”
O’Malley, meanwhile, argued that his punch was cleaner technically, comparing Garbrandt’s right hook to “something you’d see in a bar fight.” He also did a parody video of Garbrandt’s punch, which has spread around social media.
i respect this level of pettiness pic.twitter.com/B3m0X9sBV0— Hektic_One (@hektic_one) June 10, 2020
His looked like something you’d see in a bar fight, mine was clean pure technique.— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) June 7, 2020
Rather than offer my own input, I’ll leave this to our readers. Watch the clips again and vote!
Who landed the better knockout at UFC 250?
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10th Planet’s Kyle Boehm wrestled no-gi jiu-jitsu kingpin Gordon Ryan a few nights ago. He lost, but apparently he did so while high on mushrooms ... which is the most jiu-jitsu sh*t I’ve ever heard of!
Kyle deadass took shrooms before his match with Gordon Ryan... bruh ☠️ pic.twitter.com/Wnv55agTeu— Nav (@NavDosanjhh) June 6, 2020
Darren Till has abandoned his quarantine dad-bod!
Mike Tyson turned down an $18 million dollar offer from Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, because he unsurprisingly wants to fight gloved. The bigger question: where did BKFC get all this cash?
Speaking of “Iron,” here’s the boxing legend working out with Henry Cejudo:
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Michelle Waterson stands in for a kettle bell in this Turkish getup!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Some more boxing clips from yesterday, starting off with a vicious pair of body shots.
OVER! SHAKUR STEVENSON FINISHES CARABALLO WITH A VICIOUS BODY SHOT!!— Lifelong TOMpa Bay Buccaneers fan (@FTBeard1) June 10, 2020
Caraballo was in some serious pain. Sheesh! pic.twitter.com/v3j1Y9RAQR
A Southpaw barrage of left straights and right hooks:
It’s hard to top a well-timed spin kick!
The old bait and switch!
Midnight Music: A bit of psych-rock from 1970s Nigeria!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.