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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, Garbrandt brings TJ’s mother into the trash talk, Ben Askren questions GSP’s protruding belly, Junior Dos Santos training with Anthony Joshua, Cub and Ron Swanson face-melded, Al Iaquinta trashing lightweight fighters, knockouts, and much more.
The buildup to the bantamweight title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt is truly no holds barred. They have breached gym etiquette, aired dirty Team Alpha Male laundry, called each other all sorts of names, shoved each other, and dragged mutual coaches and teammates into the fray. Now, they’ve involved family as well. Garbrandt has been telling Dillashaw to pick a charity for when Garbrandt sells the footage of himself knocking TJ out in the gym. (TMZ apparently offered 50K for the footage). Dillashaw responded with a suggestion to give the money to kids without fathers, so they wouldn’t turn out like Cody.
Now Garbrandt has brought TJ’s mother into the fray.
@SellingLikeSeth @TJDillashaw she praises tj for being a snake pic.twitter.com/XBVezZXSZF
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) April 26, 2017
This came after a back-and-forth exchange in which Garbrandt accused Dillashaw of not being original with his insults, and Dillashaw blew Cody off as only using snake emojis.
@Cody_Nolove Says the person and all his fans that can only use Snake and emojis. Super original there. Sometimes I wonder how you get through life.
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) April 25, 2017
Meanwhile, Chris Holdsworth, who Garbrandt claimed had his career ended by a Dillashaw cheap shot, denies this narrative and wants us all to mind our own business and keep his name out of it.
@UltimoNagel @TJDillashaw @Cody_Nolove No one ended my career!! You don’t know what you’re talking about.
— Chris Holdsworth (@HoldsworthMMA) April 23, 2017
How about every1 mind their own fucking business. Media will play things out how they want to play it. Pls keep my name out of the drama.Thx
— Chris Holdsworth (@HoldsworthMMA) April 25, 2017
Bobs and Weaves
Ben Askren calling attention to GSP’s Chuck Liddell-like figure, implying possible steroid use.
What causes a protruding stomach like that ??? https://t.co/gEDXIzftpH
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 26, 2017
Going live today from the @Hayabusacombat Facebook and YouTube! Drop me some questions below and follow along with #TeamHayabusa! pic.twitter.com/GG20kpQWHU
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) April 24, 2017
Not Bad pic.twitter.com/Tb1dk4kaX4
— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) April 25, 2017
How Sage sees himself
Thanks @farasafarov you’re talented! pic.twitter.com/xnL6eyXzcY
— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) April 26, 2017
Someone finally did it. The Swansons are badasses, fictional and real.
Congrats @cubswanson.. #ufcnashville #photoshopsteve #cubswanson #ufc #mma #ronswanson #parksandrecreation #nonsense
A post shared by PhotoshopSteve (@thephotoshopsteve) on Apr 23, 2017 at 4:08am PDT
Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta would be a good matchup.
Diego is the easiest fight in the division. No wonder Al came back for this one
— Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) April 23, 2017
Kevin lee couldn’t throw a punch to save his life
— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) April 25, 2017
Cyborg trash talking.
Interesting fact @ALIAQUINTA sat out 2 years without fighting and still has more twitter followers than @UFC champion @IronLadyMMA
— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) April 23, 2017
Junior Dos Santos training with Anthony Joshua
Junior Dos Santos JDS Getting Striking Tips From Boxing Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua https://t.co/pAI4EkLz77
— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) April 25, 2017
Dustin Poirier getting work in
@DustinPoirier working agility, explosive power, power endurance. #UFC211 #Diamond pic.twitter.com/Lxxps0ZpMk
— Phil Daru (@DaruStrong) April 25, 2017
Slips, Rips, Knockout Clips
Artur Kyshenko – Kunlun Fight 60 pic.twitter.com/KkB8JB5yhn
— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) April 24, 2017
When Floyd Mayweather was young, he was a lot more aggressive.
.@FloydMayweather was a BEAST from 130-135 pounds #boxing #history pic.twitter.com/galhPvR3oS
— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) April 25, 2017
Sometimes life comes at you fast
When you think you’re about to beat someones ass and then life catches up with you pic.twitter.com/3reC1uI2si
— Thirty Sec Fights (@ThirtySecFights) April 25, 2017
simply Tolea Ciumac (RXF) pic.twitter.com/J0MyKTemnv
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 25, 2017
RXF – Bogdan Barbu KO’s Maris Ciprian in less than 1,5 of 1R pic.twitter.com/qrVJyCYeX9
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 25, 2017
Since Steve Bosse and elbow KO’s are in the news, here’s him flattening Houston Alexander. pic.twitter.com/RpdUrg8rCi
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 25, 2017
Podcasts and Video
Jason Knight almost fought Conor McGregor? You know, I wouldn’t mind watching that.
Our @shillthethrill1 spoke with #UFC211 fighter, @Jasonthekid23. tells about how he almost fought @TheNotoriousMMA https://t.co/uvcXJ3h9Ad
— TheMMATakeover (@themmatakeover) April 26, 2017
This is amazing pic.twitter.com/JNDhjTSBVg
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 26, 2017
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