Welcome to Midnight Mania!
For the second time in a week, a top UFC Heavyweight is featured in a commercial. Last time, it was fearsome Francis Ngannou pitted against a tiny little girl for a Las Vegas car commercial. This time, the situation has taken a turn towards the zany, as strap-hanger Stipe Miocic and his firefighting pals tackle mid-day fatigue and telekinesis with the help of some extra strong coffee.
Seeing as Miocic’s words are historically difficult to decipher, relying on screams, funny faces, and budget effects was perhaps the most efficient use of the Heavyweight champion. He could have danced another jig as well!
At any rate, Miocic is scheduled to settle his trilogy bout with Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 on Saturday (Aug. 8, 2020) inside UFC APEX from Las Vegas, Nevada. He may not be allowed to drink double-strong coffee prior to the fight due to USADA’s caffeine regulations, but maybe he’ll down a cup at the post-fight presser?
Speaking of Cormier, “DC” appears to be in real good shape ahead of their final showdown.
Edmen Shahbazyan has been working towards his goals for quite some time! Also, being the demo guy for such high-amplitude throws is not fun.
Another couple excellent “Guess The Fight” animations!
Guess the Fighter Guess the fight HARD MODE!
My First Patreon Supporter @EdwardGalloMMA suggested this one to me and he thinks not many people will be able to guess who it is.
Share with your friends and see who gets this one 🙂 pic.twitter.com/eqQyxgW5Wj
— Polite Vulture (@PoliteVulture) July 28, 2020
In something of a strange flex, Dana White purchased one of John Oliver’s “You Will Submit” onesies that was created following the duo’s battle of trademarks.
For all the dudes who love to comment about Joanne Calderwood’s accent constant, boy, do I have the video for you:
Slow-mo body shot!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
It’s not long until the return of One Championship, and their first event back is actually pretty killer!
Sitthichai won the first encounter via 2nd round KO
Superbon took the rematch eight months later by unanimous decision
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 29, 2020
Another case of death via smesh, courtesy of Khamzat Chimaev.
Is it really a “not falling for that again” situation if Melvin Manhoef didn’t fall for it the first time?
Show no fear!
Midnight Music: One of my favorite singers currently making music, Angel Olsen, announced a new album and dropped the first single:
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.