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Midnight Mania! Anderson Silva thinks UFC career could last 7 more years – ‘I have energy!’

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA …

Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we have Anderson Silva just saying things, allegations of fight-fixing from Bellator 170 reaching Viacom’s legal eagles, rumors of Mike Goldberg moving to Bellator, Yoel Romero calling into Michael Bisping’s radio show to shout trash at him, GSP bowing down to Fedor, Team Alpha Male visiting a pot farm, and much, much more.


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, thinks he could keep fighting for another six or seven years, according to Maybe? He doesn’t know. But, the 41-year-old Brazilian legend feels good!

“I’m so happy because in my heart I have energy. I have a lot of energy for fights… And I talked to my family. My family gives me support [to] finish my contract in the UFC. I think I have energy for fight for more years. I think maybe six, seven years. I don’t know. But, I have energy. This is more important. I have energy. I have passion and I love my job.”

This is a good example of the eternal sunshine of the fighter’s mind. Fighters, especially highly successful fighters, have nearly endless supplies of self-belief and optimism. It’s a necessary trait to succeed in this brutal sport, but it also ensures very, very few retire on top. Keep in mind: Silva’s last victory was against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 back in 2012. He faces Derek Brunson at UFC 208 this Saturday.

Bobs and Weaves

Scott Coker does have intentions to sign one of the most well-known commentators in MMA history, Mike Goldberg. It would be quite the coup for Bellator. But, it is not yet a done deal, so we will have to wait and see.

Coker also said the promotion is in talks with former UFC play by play commentator Mike Goldberg.

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 9, 2017

Yoel Romero continues his unilateral assault on Michael Bisping, this time via radio. That’s right — he called in to Bisping’s own radio show to talk trash.

Bellator was supposedly working on Daley vs. Page, but then the promotion flipped the script and announced Daley vs. Macdonald instead, which promises to be just as awesome … if not more.

The Red King is coming.

— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) February 9, 2017

However, there were also more worrying developments raised today about Bellator. Looks like I wasn’t the only one raising concerns about the controversial Ortiz-Sonnen fight, concerns that even Dana White initially laughed off.

Not sure how far this will go but Scott Coker did say accusations of Bellator of fight fixing have been passed on to Viacom legal right now.

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) February 9, 2017

In case you need to know all the things happening in combat sports this weekend:

Live Combat Sport Schedule: 2/8 – 2/12. ONE. SFL. LFA 3. ShoBox. Road FC. Tanko FC. UFC 208.

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 8, 2017

Demetrius Johnson making the most of his new role promoting this “For Honor” video game.

Live on @twitch streaming some @forhonorgame open beta come get some!!

— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) February 10, 2017

I knew Faber was chill … I didn’t know he was THIS chill.

Cody Garbrandt, Urijah Faber, Andre Fili & Clay Guida Tour A Marijuana Growing Business

— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) February 9, 2017

Maybe that’s why “No Love” gets along so well with the Diaz brothers.

Always good to catch up with the homie @natediaz209 @representltd #ChangingTheGame X thanks to everyone that came out to the signing @lvfightshop #UFC202

A photo posted by Cody Garbrandt (@cody_nolove) on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:44pm PDT

You know when you can see disaster coming, but can’t do anything to stop it? That’s how this video felt.

Must see, KO via bucket of Ice

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 9, 2017

All-time great Georges St-Pierre literally bowed to his knees upon meeting “Last Emperor,” Fedor Emelianenko. Meanwhile, another contender for G.O.A.T. still wants a fight with GSP, though, a former champion who happens to fight this weekend.

Enough said.

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 9, 2017

I would second guess this too, Chris.

@chrisbreezymma is not sure if he wants to help @bebelaced because @alistairovereem is not easily conquered. #canon #canonusa #1dxmarkii #photography #canon_photos #canonphotos #combatsportsphotography #mma #ufc #jacksonwinkmma #itrainhere

A photo posted by Mark Aragon (@ma2_media) on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:27pm PST

Valentina Shevchenko’s sister trains, too!

#MuaythaiSisters @KO_Antonina @MuayThaiAddict #traininggear

— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) February 10, 2017

No words.

Mulher Perfeita Mulheres… Existem mulheres lindas… Mulheres gostosas… Mulheres sensuais… Mulheres dengosas… Mulheres inteligentes… E existe Você… que tem tudo isso e mais um pouco. Sendo assim você é uma MULHER PERFEITA. Tenha um lindo dia senhora PERFEIÇÃO. – Ney Forever —> Lisa Hights #mulherfelizbrilhamais #beyourself #allwomenarebeautiful #cantstopwontstop #lutadorasdejiujitsu

A photo posted by Mackenzie Dern (@mackenziedern) on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:45pm PST

Slips, Rips and KO Clips

Even though UFC inexplicably refused to feature Holly Holm’s historic knockout of Ronda Rousey in this highlight video, these knockouts are still legit

Most of these are from the same incredible fight:

International Trials fighters Shinji Sasaki and Chang Hyun Kim’s wild fight back at ROAD FC 21 #ROADFC36

— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) February 9, 2017

— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) February 9, 2017

— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) February 9, 2017

— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) February 9, 2017

More of Chang Hyun Kim

— MEGATON (@BasedDongeezus) February 9, 2017

Timing is everything:

Yuta Nezu lands an absolutely brutal head kick against Seiji “Oz” Ozuka at GCM Cage Force EX (2-28-2009)

— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 9, 2017

Knockouts that age well:

Riki Fukuda crushes Oleg Bazayev at GCM D.O.G. 2 (6-11-2005) #ROADFC036

— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 9, 2017

Quick Hits

  • Dustin Poirier says he has a new emphasis on his defensive responsibilities after his knockout loss to Michael Johnson and sparred less in this camp than he ever has to prepare for his UFC 208 clash with Jim Miller.
  • Andy Richardson’s analysis of the co-main event between Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson at UFC 208 is worth your time.
  • Patrick Wyman’s .GIF-filled breakdown of Holly Holm vs. Germaine De Randamie at UFC 208 is on point.
  • In case you missed it: Texas finally released Kimbo Slice’s medicals from before his bout with Dada 5000.

Random Land

This was predictable!

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 9, 2017

Regardless of your political affiliation, this interview by Breitbart has the worst and most hilariously bad production I’ve ever seen. My little brother produced cleaner content when he was 12 … seriously.

Ok I just ripped the whole Breitbart interview because as many people should be able to enjoy this as humanly possible

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 10, 2017

Not her day.

This UCLA Cheerleader fell pretty badly, and then the guy carrying her off the floor tripped and dropped her again

— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) February 10, 2017

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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