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Midnight Mania! ‘The Gorilla’ Wants ‘Soldier Of God’ Next

Midnight Mania! ‘The Gorilla’ Wants ‘Soldier Of God’ Next

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Short, sweet, and to-the-point, Darren Till (18-2) has called for a fight with Yoel Romero (13-4).

Fresh off a successful Middleweight debut opposite Kelvin Gastelum, Till is looking to keep his momentum rolling and prove himself a top contender at 185 lbs. There’s no better way to do so than defeat Romero, who has only ever been dispatched by the very highest caliber of opponent

It’s a gutsy callout, as taking out Romero is truly a Herculean task. “Soldier of God” has an argument for winning both of his recent losses, and regardless of what you believe about those scorecards, fighting him is guarantee to absorb significant damage. The Cuban has a reputation as being one of the scariest fights possible, and that’s not without good reason.

Currently, Romero is gunning for a title shot opposite Israel Adesanya, and the Middleweight champion is open to the possibility. However, if UFC president Dana White stays true to his word about Romero requiring a victory before another title shot, this is pretty perfect match up.


Given last night’s debate on fight night mentality, Michael Chandler’s post is pretty relevant.

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A question I get all the time is “what is going through your head when you’re about to step into the cage?” – Here is a look into the last few minutes of warmup, right before prayer and right before I make the walk. – The goal is to keep the mind clear and TALK TO myself so I can control the narrative. It is up to me to control what my mind hears. – This particular fight I was warming up at @thegarden – where the greats like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson warmed up. The atmosphere was intense and nostalgic to say the least. Waves of history and great feats playing in my head. All the while I need to focus on it being MY night and MY opportunity to shine. – Clear mind. Clear conscience. Ready for battle. – Control the narrative inside your head. – See you at the top. – : @drewgabreski @speedwellmedia

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Everyone is working with boxing legends these days.

There’s nothing better than the hybrid scrambles of an athlete skilled in both wrestling and jiu-jitsu.

Greg Hardy did show actual improvement in his last fight, though I still don’t like his chances against “Drago.”

Not a bad place to shadowbox.

This will only hurt a bit …

Matt Brown has jokes:

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Michihiro Omigawa was really good at this tricky straight armbar.

Michihiro Omigawa vs Cole Escovedo (DREAM 16)

— MEGATON (Kai-1 Level Striking) (@BasedDongeezus) November 7, 2019

A really great knockout with a pretty unfortunate end.

Just a big lad throwing big punches:

Random Land

This is some prehistoric shit.

Midnight Music: Daft Punk appreciation night! To really celebrate, I need everyone in the comments to pick a three-to-six word phrase and repeat it a few dozen times.

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