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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje has (almost) signed with the UFC

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Lightweight Ultraviolence Brawler, Justin Gaethje, about to sign with the UFC, Tonya Evinger being funny, Demetrious Johnson getting confused for Yoel Romero somehow, grappling highlights, knockouts, and much more

Importing the Violence

According to World Series of Fi- I mean, Pro Fight League president Ray Sefo, Justin Gaethje is on his way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Wishing @Justin_Gaethje all the best fighting for @UFC & excited to crown a new $1 million Lightweight champion

— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) April 27, 2017

@SugarRaySefo @ufc Thank you boss. Will always be grateful for the opportunities I was presented with.

— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) April 27, 2017

What happened to this?

Ariel you should check with your sources before tweeting because Justin isn’t a free agent… https://t.co/aAGZcPPODN

— Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) March 29, 2017

Regardless, it isn’t completely final yet

Justin Gaethje has not signed w/ UFC … yet. But, like Moraes and Branch, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t soon. UFC likes him, he likes UFC.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 27, 2017

However, when he does, there are no shortages of fun matchups awaiting him.

As per Ray Sefo, the UFC has apparently signed violence machine Justin Gaethje. pic.twitter.com/iemDVdy7B1

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2017

Also told (assuming he signs) Gaethje will fight anyone UFC wants, but his top choices would be Edson Barboza, Tony Ferguson or Al Iaquinta.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 27, 2017

I’m a huge fan of the Al Iaquinta matchup. Pay Al, put him in there with Gaethje and see what shakes out.

@capscarfnbadge Gaethje is about that rolling thunder life pic.twitter.com/cWGnurYwEy

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 27, 2017

A highlight reel:


Tonya Evinger can be hilarious.

gettin mixed reviews on my suspenders..Some say I look stupid, some say I’m cute..to everyone that says i look stupid, umm no u look stupid

— tonya evinger (@tonyaevinger) April 27, 2017

How do you mix these two up??

At @theweeknd concert in Seattle and just got asked if I was @YoelRomeroMMA

— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) April 27, 2017

I honestly have zero idea what to make of these at this point.

Touch Butt Animation @NateDiaz209 @nickdiaz209 @TWooodley @TheNotoriousMMA @mma_gifs_ #ufc #animation pic.twitter.com/cvBIhYGvGV

— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) April 27, 2017

Woodley seems to find them funny though

Never gets old!!!! https://t.co/jxA4ds7iTb

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) April 28, 2017

Nunes too

@TWooodley hahahahahahaha funny

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) April 28, 2017

This reads like a plug for a martial arts school. But for Jason “Mayhem” Miller, this is just a way of life.

If you are truly a master of jujitsu you are comfortable at all times in all manner of situation.

— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) April 28, 2017

Now that’s an interesting idea.

Twitter would consider adding live UFC fights on Thursday nights in place of the NFL. https://t.co/Fd7TS5GVqW

— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) April 27, 2017

Scoggins, the most talented flyweight you can count on to lose fights he’s winning, is scheduled for a return to 125 after an ill-fated jump up to bantamweight.

UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. Who’s coming with me maaaaan #ufc #864

A post shared by Justin “Tank” Scoggins (@scogginsflow) on Apr 27, 2017 at 8:11am PDT

Slips, Rips, and Awesome Clips

All the fights this weekend:

Live Combat Sport Schedule: 4/28 – 4/30https://t.co/bYOvZTr1NO

Fight cards, start times, and streams updated all week. pic.twitter.com/qeA7ob4077

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 26, 2017

#RT 1 Day to Go till [email protected] #LionFight36 LIVE @FoxwoodsCT @AXSTVFights @fightnet World’s Best #MuayThai #TimeToShine @chipthesurgeon pic.twitter.com/U3zxVjtIl4

— Scott Zerr (@scottmaxfight) April 27, 2017

A backflip 5?! pic.twitter.com/57oAT6aDDx

— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) April 27, 2017

Mini highlight of Koga, some throws in his career I’ve not typically seen in his HLs #judo #bjj

A post shared by BJJ SCOUT (@bjjscout) on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:45am PDT

Podcasts and Video

Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:

Tommy Toehold:

The MMA Depressed-us:

Big John McCarthy explains the Weidman-Mousasi call and his role in it:

Relevant: How would Gaethje stack up in the UFC?

In other News

  • Patrick Wyman wrote his last article for Bleacher Report describing the technical and tactical changes he’s seen in MMA over the course of the 100+ UFC events he’s analyzed.
  • Why would Ovince St. Preux be touted as a possible UFC opponent? WHY??
  • Tony Ferguson offered to jump up in weight and fight Tyron Woodley. He would either get knocked out by Woodley, or win easily. I would watch.

Random Land

What is going on here??


— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) April 25, 2017

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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