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Midnight Mania! Video: Steve-0 wrestles Holly Holm and Jon Jones

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Steve-O may be retired from his “Jackass” days, but the entertainer remains a glutton for punishment. He’s also a huge mixed martial arts (MMA) fan — Steve-O broke the news of “Shogun” vs. Nogueira 3! — and once again, his love of suffering and MMA fandom have crossed paths.

Steve-O visited the famed Jackson-Winkeljohn Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico to challenge some of its premier athletes. First up, Jon Jones can consider this his first victory since his abrupt retirement.

Naturally, Steve-O giggles through the manhandling.

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Steve-O took on another former champion in Holly Holm. Did he perform any better against a much smaller foe? Well, he at least managed to attempt a brief takedown ... that immediately saw him reversed and put into a terrible position.

That’s title shot worthy grappling from “The Preacher’s Daughter!”


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