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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Fedor exploring nature and visiting the Apple store, McGregor revealing some of his… other interests, Shevchenko sporting a “Bullet” outfit, knockouts, breakdowns, podcasts, and much, much more!

Insomnia

Fedor Emelianenko faces off with Matt Mitrione ahead of Bellator 172:

#Bellator172 pic.twitter.com/Xh8jJsNFBO

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 17, 2017

Via BloodyElbow.com, we see Fedor arriving in the US and acclimatizing for his upcoming Saturday evening fight with Matt Mitrione. He doesn’t need to cut weight, so he’s just relaxing, enjoying himself, taking pictures in the redwoods.

As the Last Emporer mingles with the shopping mall crowds, one has to wonder if the people milling around him know that this placid-looking bald-headed man is the most revered heavyweight in MMA history. If they have any clue how he destroyed opponents in the ring, going ten years without a loss in the most capricious weight class in the fight game.

Enjoy the heavyweight GOAT relaxing, and then hitting some pads at the end

Conor McGregor is at the pinnacle of the sport:

@gqstyle

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:08pm PST

Conor McGregor reveals his “softer” side:

#GOAT pic.twitter.com/stAORciZrC

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 17, 2017

How to defeat Internet pirates:

The only thing I would want to see happen in a Conor-Floyd fight:

This is the only thing I think I’ll ever need to write on Conor vs Floydhttps://t.co/Qo9vD0VTCD pic.twitter.com/S5qTr3xOAX

— Phil Mackenzie (@EvilGregJackson) February 16, 2017

Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne are the main event of UFC: Halifax. Here’s how they stack up:

Heavyweights always seem to have extreme stats. True for this Sunday’s #ufcHalifax main event.

Travis Browne -110
vs
Derrick Lewis -110 pic.twitter.com/TF687Q2VFt

— Fightnomics Reed (@Fightnomics) February 16, 2017

Felice Herrig looks to have finally gotten the mental aspect of her game together, and the results have been extraordinary so far. It’s clear her anxiety was a big obstacle to her, and it will be interesting to see how far she can go with a steady hand and a clear eye.

Warming up in my locker room for #ufchouston The crazy thing is I use to get so nervous for fights that I didn’t really like to warm up. I also didn’t train with my coaches at all during fight week. I liked to just focus on my weight cut and not think of the fight at all. Now that I’ve gotten my anxiety under control it’s weird for me to go back and think about all the things I did wrong for so many years and wonder how things could have been different . But this is my path. I have always been a fighter. Not just in the cage but in life.

A post shared by Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) on Feb 16, 2017 at 10:54am PST

Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko sporting a classic-looking Bullet getup fit for a superhero… or the next challenger to Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight throne.

Have mercy on my soul @BulletValentina pic.twitter.com/4eXZ9d8Cvh

— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) February 16, 2017

Woodley, who according to Dana White is a drama queen and also not a victim of racism at all, is dragging the UFC for their promo video.

Let me know when you guys do my version of the extended promo and I’ll retweet it. His came out great https://t.co/mIVGv5QI8S

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 16, 2017

Bas Rutten’s old self defense video is still amazing and hilarious, particularly in light of Chris Weidman’s story below in Quick Hits:

Quick Hits

  • The Naked Gambler gives a history of Sambo practitioners in MMA, from Fedor to Nurmagomedov.
  • Read about the time Chris Weidman got into a bar fight with some wannabe gangsters
  • Read this special piece on Bleacher Report by Karim Zidan, detailing the UFC’s failed quest to sign Fedor Emelianenko.
  • Tarverdyan may not be cornering Travis Browne in Halifax this Sunday

Slips, Rips and KO Clips

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KNEES here at #AFC129! Jarel Askew is the welterweight champ! Heavyweight title up next! pic.twitter.com/Y5492LWCkH

— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) February 16, 2017

A barrage of strikes and a kick to the body brings things to and end quickly at #AFC129 on #UFCFIGHTPASS! pic.twitter.com/RNM6IXQi8B

— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) February 16, 2017

Erick Sánchez vs Andrés Quintana #Combate11 pic.twitter.com/Kyb8VZIh95

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 17, 2017

Javier Garcia vs Donte Stubbs #Combate11 pic.twitter.com/c6IRT6TdK5

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 17, 2017

Looks like a fun event

#Combate11 pic.twitter.com/z7MM1hPWZW

— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) February 17, 2017

Ribbit … Ribbit … @froggy_mma strikes again with a slick finish! #Combate11 pic.twitter.com/aXvEnTYMIU

— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) February 17, 2017

The Muay Thai is lit too

MT Fighter – a knee to the body and thank you ! – Mathias Djanoyan (France) KO’s Fahsai Kiatnakornchon pic.twitter.com/kC7R7YBT3p

— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 15, 2017

@DavePella @JTBKK @lucas_bourdon @Jolassanda And they continue to let him fight! #letwei pic.twitter.com/Gy6HrvtyNM

— Demylinating Dane (@r_baenen) February 16, 2017

Hey, @Jolassanda , our “casual” kickboxing friends are missing out on letwei. @DavePella @FightTimes @Bestrafer7 @KiksieDB @JTBKK pic.twitter.com/32wFRP6FaP

— Demylinating Dane (@r_baenen) February 16, 2017

Podcasts and Video

Luke Thomas’ Promotional Malpractice video

The MMA Vivisection with Zane Simon and Eddie Mercado

Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne breakdown with Flyin Brian J

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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