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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Conor McGregor styling it up on the pads and ripping boxing’s limited ruleset, Tyron Woodley announced he is fighting someone, longer footage of TJ Dillashaw sparring Vasyl Lomachenko, the Karate Hottie being a hottie, Nick Diaz doing straight up Ninja stuff with nunchucks, knockouts, podcasts, and much more.
The Unlimited Man
Myself and @sbgcharlestown have been working together on unrestricted, unarmed fighting, since we are kids. Not much will change when I fight under the famed, yet very limited, Queensbury rules. No disrespect to single discipline fighters, from boxing to kicking to grappling, just know that understanding one style of fighting is simply not enough. You are lying to yourself. You are easily dismantled in a true fight. A fight with no rules to protect you. In a straight fight, you do not possess enough tools to keep you alive. You will be dismantled and killed. Like the late, great Bruce Lee once said: “When you are talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then baby, you’d better train every part of your body”
A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Apr 26, 2017 at 5:16pm PDT
Conor McGregor quoted Bruce Lee to disparage boxing’s limited ruleset when applied to a real fight. The caption reads:
Myself and [striking coach Owen Roddy] have been working together on unrestricted, unarmed fighting, since we are kids. Not much will change when I fight under the famed, yet very limited, Queensbury rules. No disrespect to single discipline fighters, from boxing to kicking to grappling, just know that understanding one style of fighting is simply not enough. You are lying to yourself. You are easily dismantled in a true fight. A fight with no rules to protect you. In a straight fight, you do not possess enough tools to keep you alive. You will be dismantled and killed.Like the late, great Bruce Lee once said: “When you are talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then baby, you’d better train every part of your body”
This argument is not unfamiliar to proponents of mixed martial arts, and indeed, though boxing is a critical component of the sport, MMA has generally chewed up pure boxers who enter the Octagon without bothering to learn auxiliary skills. There are exceptions, of course. But typically, one needs more than one skillset to compete well in the cage, which McGregor claims is much closer to being an accurate representation of unarmed combat.
McGregor needs to establish this narrative if he ever does box, of course, because in all likelihood a dedicated boxer, much less Floyd Mayweather, will chew him up under the boxing ruleset.
Bobs and Weaves
Tyron Woodley with a mystery opponent in July… is it just the winner of Maia-Masvidal? Or is it someone else?
Tyron Woodley says he is fighting in July and “can’t say who.” Teases announcement soon #ChampCamp @TWooodley pic.twitter.com/32bHnJxKSC
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) April 26, 2017
TJ Dillashaw is definitely finding the most athletic guys to work with. First it was a sparring session with Lomachenko; now he’s working with featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic.
New Lomachenko footage has emerged, by the way:
#Repost @tbudcrawford ・・・ Gym full of champions @mirsadbektic @redder402 @sosori_ano @tjdillashaw @trev_cole @shakurstevenson @brianbomac @badassventura @fortune402
A post shared by tjdillashaw (@tjdillashaw) on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:56pm PDT
Gotta love a confident girl in heels.
Just in case you wasn’t sure who’s the finest chick in the UFC ✨@karatehottiemma #wcw #bjj #mma #valetudo #karate #muaythai #ufc #womensmma #womensbjj #thickfit #fineashell #karatehottie #michellewaterson
A post shared by Renato Laranja (@renato_laranja) on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:54pm PDT
Nick Diaz doing ninja shit.
#NinjaShit Video credit: @ograskal #NickDiaz #UFC #PuffPuffPass #MMA #AsRealAsItGets #JustBleed #BJJ #JiuJitsu #Boxing #Wrestling #MuayThai #Sambo #Judo #TaeKwonDo #Karate
A post shared by As Shopped As It Gets (@as_shopped_as_it_gets_) on Apr 26, 2017 at 1:46pm PDT
Cody Garbrandt is engaged!
Soon to be Mrs. Garbrandt ❤#Repost @pimsanguan with @repostapp ・・・ I’m so happy! We’re engaged #sedona #spritquest @cody_nolove #ST
A post shared by Cody Garbrandt (@cody_nolove) on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:25am PDT
This is great
When you heard your opponent broke his hand.. & you know its cuz you have balls of steel.. @MMARoasted @PBFighters #wednesdaymotivation pic.twitter.com/rgjmBScRtR
— PrettyBoy Ej (@ejizzle149) April 26, 2017
— RoundByRoundBoxing (@RBRBoxing) April 26, 2017
Cris Cyborg and Brian Stann aren’t getting along, currently. Stann is on record saying Cyborg is difficult to work with, and Cyborg didn’t much like that.
Oh I figured out why Brian Stann was on an American radio denigrating me.
Now I know why he does not like Brazilians! pic.twitter.com/NjBKpa7oeJ
— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) April 26, 2017
Al Iaquinta doesn’t like how Sage Northcutt, a less successful fighter in the same division as him, gets paid far more. That’s not exactly how he said it, of course.
Al Iaquinta is too fuckin’ real for Anton Chigurh. #NoCountryForIaquinta pic.twitter.com/2yZ3Tc67dz
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) April 26, 2017
Fedor’s brother is still a horrible human being, apparently.
Per Russian media, convicted rapist Aleks Emelianenko, who trained w/ Kadyrov & Akhmat last week,skipped out on a bar bill in Moscow airport
— Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) April 26, 2017
Slips, Rips, and Fight Clips
TUF Redemption highlight
Hard work. Dedication. @TomGallicchio def. @TruckMMA_UFC by submission! #TUFRedemption https://t.co/yXZGJSC7I6
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 27, 2017
No dia 13 de maio, @junior_cigano encara o campeão dos pesos-pesados @stipemiocicufc na luta principal do #UFC211 > https://t.co/RWaXA6hZkX pic.twitter.com/VhrfVMo8NM
— UFC Brasil (@ufc_brasil) April 26, 2017
Podcasts and Video
Tommy Toehold’s Bushido Talk
New #BushidoTalk!!! We play International Fight Week matchmaker + a lot more!!! https://t.co/GGbIM1bdbO @NayaWritesStuff @Pit_Master
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) April 27, 2017
Diego Sanchez doesn’t want to retire. That’s Diego Sanchez’ prerogative. If he’s going to keep fighting, I just want the UFC to not match him up against guys that crack like Iaquinta cracks. Let’s see him against the grapplers for a while.
Here’s my convo today w/ @DiegoSanchezUFC. As candid as can be. He states his case for why he isn’t done. LISTEN: https://t.co/FlOI5ltc0l
— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) April 26, 2017
The Promotional Malpractice Live Chat
- I’ve seen this several times, and it’s always held my attention. Check out these stellar martial artists in action.
- This post is most definitely NSFW.
Stay woke, Maniacs!
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