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Midnight Mania! Even ‘Cowboy’ Knows ‘El Cucuy’ Deserves Title Shot

Midnight Mania! Even ‘Cowboy’ Knows ‘El Cucuy’ Deserves Title Shot

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

MMA is very often the sport of hurt feelings. Despite being some of the toughest individuals on the planet, fighters routinely get upset at mild trash talk and do not always bury the hatchet post-fight.

Thankfully, Donald Cerrone is not so sensitive. “Cowboy” still has fair reasons to be a bit peeved at Tony Ferguson, as their last bout ended in controversial fashion due to a strike after the bell. It was enough that Cerrone immediately began requesting a rematch with Ferguson, but given some time and a new opponent, it seems Cerrone has completely moved on.

Talking with MMAJunkie, Cerrone was adamant that Ferguson receive the next shot at Lightweight gold, exclaiming, “Hell yeah, man! Give the dude his dues!” Even with Conor McGregor lurking in the background (on Twitter), Cerrone doubled down and sided with “El Cucuy.”

At this point, it’s almost unanimous that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is the fight to make at 155 lbs. The only real dissenters are McGregor (for obvious reasons) and Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who wants his client to face off with Georges St. Pierre.

Will reason rule the day? One can only hope.

Insomnia

TJ Dillashaw details his recovery from a recent rotator cuff surgery.

Guess I’m a Cole Smith fan now!

Learned something new about Cole Smith. He loves Pokemon and explains how it helps him leading up to his fight. pic.twitter.com/uxdWDwMrzr

— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 12, 2019

These Saenchai side-by-sides will never stop being incredible to watch.

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Same skill @kittidett

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Mike Perry is more thoughtful than y’all give him credit for!

Petrosyan working the bag:

Did you know referee Mike Beltran was a jiu-jitsu brown belt? I did not!

A quick sketch of a champion:

Slips, rips, and KO clips

I have no idea how one overcomes a massive size disadvantage in SUMO of all things.

If you are not watching Enho you are missing out on one of the best things in sports right now pic.twitter.com/3XDSNzjEga

— MEGATON (Kai Asakura vs Tenshin @ RIZIN 19) (@BasedDongeezus) September 10, 2019

Natural Southpaws are the luckiest fighters. There is no better double threat in MMA than the left cross-left kick, which is why I end up talking about it on half of my technique articles/videos.

Roberto Soldic’s KO of Lew Long at #CW87 is actually terrifying! The man has some of the nastiest kicks in MMA. #KSW50pic.twitter.com/qLuugy6P91

— Andy Stevenson (@andyste123) September 12, 2019

China’s 20-year-old “legged king”, all wins all KO record only by this leg pic.twitter.com/SloFrmB9GO

— Glory of Heroes (@GOH_league) September 12, 2019

One last bit of Southpaw violence, this time in the ring:

Random Land

The claw is law.

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Caption this! by @lukevincentini follow @ifyouhigh

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Midnight Music: Some 90s dream pop from California alt. rock band Mazzy Star!

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.