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Midnight Mania! Weigh-In Drama, young Nunes fan has creepy message for Rousey, Nurmagomedov sounds off

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! One day more, and we will have the year-end extravaganza that is UFC 207. I cannot wait. Today we’ve got the drama from the weigh-ins, a creepy message for Rousey from a young Nunes fan, Nunes’ weird lion mask, and a few of the RIZIN highlights you might have missed from late last night.

This is good photojournalism.

Another great by @allelbows , natch. #UFC207 pic.twitter.com/0rUtWD2yOP

— Yellow Power Ranger (@Sugarhigh5me) December 29, 2016

Videos of the face-off:

Here’s the Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey face off at the #UFC207 ceremonial weigh ins. pic.twitter.com/feTylKkIId

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 29, 2016

NUNES vs ROUSEY!!! TOMORROW night on PPV! pic.twitter.com/Ugl3WmycLO

— Dana White (@danawhite) December 29, 2016

On the same day we got the weirdness that was RIZIN, it is nice to see the UFC seemingly loosening the vice grip on non-Reebok apparel. Let the fighters show their personalities.

Cool to see that Reebok is now making jeans and animal masks.

— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) December 30, 2016

Ronda’s social media game is one point

Thank you everyone who came out to support at the weigh-ins today. Looking forward to proving you all right tomorrow. It’s going to be the happiest New Year ever. #FearTheReturn #FridayDec30 #ufc207 #rouseyvsnunes Pic by @hansgutknecht

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on Dec 29, 2016 at 4:23pm PST

… But its got nothing on this cute-turned-creepy video of a little girl telling Nunes Ronda is going down. Watch till the end.

@bingbingdonkeykong thank you! minha linda pic.twitter.com/HMo4HCSAe6

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) December 30, 2016

Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt continued their feud today right through the weigh-ins. The next time we see them, they will be locked in a cage together.

They collided earlier in the day, at the actual weigh-ins. Or more correctly, Cruz’s teammate Jeremy Stephens (who the fook is that guy) got into it.

According to Garbrandt’s coach Justin Buchholz, the scuffle in the hallway was Jeremy Stephens (Cruz teammate) going after Cody.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 29, 2016

That was not exactly the way Jeremy Stephens told it.

Apparently the confrontation was fueled by a misunderstanding… about a scarf?

“Cody Garbrandt tried to attack Dominick Cruz today backstage the early weigh-ins, fueled by a missing scarf. Cody thought Dom took it”


— G.rip (@ItsG_Rip) December 29, 2016

It was also fueled by yesterday’s confrontation on-camera, where Cody stormed out and tried to get at Cruz in the next room. The Embedded episode revealed that Stephens was also involved in that confrontation.

The segment with Cruz, Garbrandt and Stephens starts at 6:50:

Here’s the video of the actual weigh-ins:

Cruz and Garbrandt have a lot of beef to settle

Dana’s view:

This fight is going to be RIDICULOUS! CRUZ vs GARBRANDT!!! TOMORROW night on PPV! pic.twitter.com/Gb2CZnCrzM

— Dana White (@danawhite) December 29, 2016

Another view:

Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt got heated quick #UFC207 pic.twitter.com/NjzfdCr4lY

— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 29, 2016

I cannot wait.

This was not the only weigh-in drama. Johnny Hendricks once again failed to make weight. This has been an awful year for him.

He and Magny were, well, not chilling together. The sauna looks anything but chilly, or pleasant.

BFF’s @NeilMagny @JohnyHendricks cutting weight @ufc @MusclePharm @ElevationMMA pic.twitter.com/LcFENfeIEU

— Leister Bowling (@LeisterBowling) December 29, 2016

Oh, the brutal interwebs.

Backstage at #UFC207: tempers flare as Johny Hendricks argues with his nutritionist while cutting the last few pounds. pic.twitter.com/RLpocpY0a1

— Chris Colemon (@ChrisColemon) December 29, 2016

Ah, what could have been…

Damn @CoachEdmund pic.twitter.com/rqwhVlHlbZ

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) December 29, 2016


First of all, a full replay is still available of the event here

And you can watch the main event finish, Cro Cop TKOing King Mo Lawal, here

But I’ve got a little bit of the weirdness right here.

First off, Baruto is a gift.

@LegKickTKO Important video content: https://t.co/ZwkCyAtmbf

— KoreaKonas (@dynamic_jonas) December 29, 2016

He will be fighting Cro Cop on New Year’s Eve. DO NOT MISS THAT.

#RIZIN2016 pic.twitter.com/BcEhFgIHOZ

— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 24, 2016

Rin Nakai is a weird fighter, but she is pretty athletic, clearly.

HELL YEAH RIN#RIZINdopeASfuck420blazeIT pic.twitter.com/lLXbDUA6Sl

— Jessica Hudnall (@LegKickTKO) December 29, 2016

Bobs and Weaves

Max is the new Mr. Clean

Coming to a store near you pic.twitter.com/9O6AkwTyCn

— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) December 30, 2016

Gadelha is throwing up the weights these days

A little bit better. Learning with this beast @bail.dragon // Um pouco melhor. #teamclaudia #teamgadelha #stroudcrossfit #teamreebok #reebokbrasil #reebok #ufc

A video posted by Gadelha Claudia (@claudiagadelhaufc) on Dec 29, 2016 at 8:36am PST

This dude has one leg but that’s far from making him an easy target.

Yeah… not gonna mess with that dude.

Nice knockout combination from an all-time great.

#TBT to my favorite combination ever… @RealRoyJonesJr KOs Vinny Pazienza pic.twitter.com/Ym4Sx65wif

— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) December 30, 2016

I’m a huge fan of both fan artwork and the beautiful destruction Swanson and Choi executed in the cage at UFC 206.

Fight of the Year pic.twitter.com/rY0O6UwEx8

— adam nelson (@GorillaTheBear) December 30, 2016

Speaking of art, this old photoshoot went pretty far for artistic effect:

And what a shoot it was @allelbows @SHOsports #rouseyvskaufman @ekc pic.twitter.com/IffeplH3P5

— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) December 28, 2016

Khabib Nurmagomedov is not going to accept any BS from the UFC. He wants Tony Ferguson, period the end.

Khabib Nurmagomedov just wrote this message to the UFC via his Instagram account. pic.twitter.com/1r0HfMlPHj

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 30, 2016

Podcasts and Audio-Visual Content

The MMA Vivisection with Connor Ruebusch and Phil Mackenzie, two of my favorite technical analysts:

MMA Mania’s livechat with Flyin’ Brian J and Wesley Riddle, giving out year-end awards


This is the ultimate gotcha moment.

Eagle yanks a crane by the beak pic.twitter.com/GxCMQPhQC5

— Nature is Scary (@TheScaryNature) November 5, 2016

Save this bad boy for the next time someone tries you.

Hahahaha is the only reaction to this.

Oh Kemba Walker will be seeing this on highlights for all the wrong reasons for a long time to come. pic.twitter.com/kbjp94FUFO

— Will Manso (@WillManso) December 30, 2016

There’s always someone stronger in the gym.

When you finally break your 1 rep Max PB!!!

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Stay woke, Maniacs.

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