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Midnight Mania! Watch Dana White back President Donald Trump in fiery RNC speech (video)

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For the second time in four years, UFC President Dana White appeared at the Republican National Convention (RNC) to support President Donald Trump, a longtime friend of White’s and UFC.

In his speech, White expressed his belief that it is “critically important to re-elect President Trump.” In addition, White spoke of his support for first responders and police officers, praised Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and labeled Trump a loyal, hard-worker.

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There have also been several interesting side effects of White’s high-profile speech on an unusual platform. For instance, a fair amount of people learned what exactly a “UFC” is per Google Trends.

Additionally, Politico reports that the RNC initially planned to follow UFC’s lead in Jacksonville, both in terms of location and testing procedure.

Insomnia

MMAmania’s Facebook replies to the latest Colby Covington quote about “privileged” NBA players severely contradicts this market research study.

In case y’all thought for some reason that the Justin Gaethje fight would see Khabib lace up his boxing gloves, the champ is training with elite wrestling talent.

This is a pretty cool way to train ground striking! Also, that unfortunate pad holder is always the one who commonly is wincing from Francis Ngannou’s power strikes. I hope he’s paid well!

Longtime fans like to say stuff like “they don’t make ‘em like Robbie Lawler anymore,” but really, there has only ever been one “Ruthless.”

Ion Cutelaba can always be trusted to aggressively do something hilarious.

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Part two goes down Saturday night. #UFCVegas8

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Anthony Joshua showing off a mean left hook:

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When opportunity knocks

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Slips, rips, and KO clips

Shoutout to KSW for consistently providing muscle-y, tattoo-covered big man violence! On a serious note, this is a really clean roll into the choke!

Former Midnight Mania host Andrew Pearson shared this great clip with me. In my humble opinion, the corner’s job is to provide advice and insight, not mandatory instruction. Whether the fighter/boxer acts on that advice is entirely up to him, the athlete who is feeling the flow of the fight ... but he probably shouldn’t do so immediately in a largely silent arena where the opposing man can easily hear the aforementioned advice.

At any rate, killer body hook!

Teep kick compilation!

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See all the best teeps in ONE Championship history!

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Random Land

Baby barnacle geese go hard (yes, it survived the jump).

Midnight Music: I still haven’t heard the new Nas album.

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