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Midnight Mania! Mackenzie Dern Credits Breastfeeding For Improved Weight Management

Midnight Mania! Mackenzie Dern Credits Breastfeeding For Improved Weight Management

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Though just two victories into her UFC career, jiu-jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern has already made more headlines than most. The ADCC champ’s missed weight badly for his second UFC bout, showing up close to the Flyweight limit for her 115-pound bout. Not long after, Dern announced her pregnancy alongside her intent to return to combat shortly after.

True to her word, it’s been less than four months since the birth of her daughter, and Dern is set to compete on Saturday night opposite fellow grappler Amanda Ribas. This time around, Dern promises there will be no issues with her weight, and she actually credits breastfeeding for helping her keep the weight down. Here’s the quote courtesy of BloodyElbow: “I give her some powdered milk to help, because you lose some nutrients while dieting. But I’ve been breastfeeding normally, and that helps me to stay slimmer. Your weight comes off and it helps a lot. Sometimes a kick to the breast can hurt, or during a grappling session, but I’m used to it now. I don’t even feel the pain anymore. My body is reacting quite well. My weight is doing great, I’m at 116.8, and the limit is 116, so I’m not even struggling when it comes to weight cutting.”

We frequently see athletes credit their children with serving as inspiration to make it to the gym more often or push deeper in the tough moments of the fight, but this is a whole new positive!

Insomnia

Kron Gracie doesn’t have a ton of sympathy for Cub Swanson after “Killer Cub” was turned away from multiple jiu-jitsu gyms.

Cub Swanson has said some jiu-jitsu gyms wouldn’t let him train there because he’s fighting a Gracie at #UFCTampa.

Here’s @gracie_kron‘s thoughts on that: pic.twitter.com/IMyyXexgwJ

— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 10, 2019

Weili Zhang shows off her hand speed:

I don’t know what year this picture was taken, but I’d much rather the bout have taken place then compared to now.

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Old school

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Exciting news for all the degenerate gamblers reading!

JUST IN: The @UFC has built its first-ever live betting product. Developed with fellow Endeavor unit @IMGArena, the product will add some much-needed live betting option to UFC’s fights.https://t.co/7lIHXbRIQE #SportsBet

— Eben Novy-Williams (@novy_williams) October 10, 2019

More short jokes from Dominick Cruz. Think “Triple C” is offended?

Look, I’m too soft towards animals to ever personally ride a bull, but Luke Rockhold legitimately pulled off some grappling technique here against an angry bovine.

Luke Rockhold literally swept a bull into full mount pic.twitter.com/e6auEXKqli

— Rob Brown (@RobBrownBetting) October 10, 2019

Michelle Waterson doesn’t seem to worried about all the weigh-in drama.

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WAITING… #MOMCHAMP #ufctampa

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Slips, rips, and KO clips

A perfect counter head kick KO from Saenchai.

Saenchai gif of the day. pic.twitter.com/S7tQ0emjM7

— nojillnolife (@nojillnolife) October 10, 2019

A rare finish from the rubber guard:

Gin Hirayama armbars Kamikaze Tobimaru pic.twitter.com/GFSUHIFYpE

— MEGATON (Bellator please let PRIDE die) (@BasedDongeezus) October 9, 2019

Brutal, close-range violence from Saygid “Dagi” Arslanaliev.

Random Land

Apparently the solution for all problems is to leap in from 30 yards away/out of frame!

Your GLORY 69 co-main event, ladies and gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/EaqxhoAyKE

— Beyond Kickboxing (@Beyond_Kick) October 10, 2019

Midnight Music: It’s the 50-year anniversary of the greatest prog rock record of all time, King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King, so tonight’s listening material was a very easy choice.

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