Midnight Mania! Dillashaw says violence not the answer, Garbrandt calls him a little bitch

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Cody Garbrandt calling TJ Dillashaw a little bitch for choosing the Zen way, Conor McGregor offering boxing tips to his fans, Benson Henderson getting profane, Scripture Sage, knockouts, podcasts, and much more.


Insomnia

TJ Dillashaw is out here with a peaceful message surely no one can have a problem with… right?

Cody Garbrandt, though? After the tumultuous first episode of TUF aired, he wasn’t having this.

Not just that, but Garbrandt went further, talking about how Dillashaw apparently injured Chris Holdsworth in training. Holdsworth, once an undefeated prospect and TUF winner, has been out of competition since 2014 with concussion-related issues. Dillashaw does have a reputation as an aggressive sparring partner, one of the issues Urijah Faber mentioned when he banned Dillashaw from the gym.

The ironic thing about Garbrandt’s tweet, of course, is that he himself claims to have laid TJ out cold in sparring.

Accurate:

Also… Team Night Riders?

Team Knight Riders:

Dillashaw is unbothered with Garbrandt’s twitter jabs, posting about riding an ass to the top of the mountain. Presumably the ass is Cody. I’m not sure what #grandcanyon is supposed to mean, however. That’s as inscrutable as #TeamNightRiders to me. Perhaps it means he’s peacefully enjoying the ride from this point of his career. Maybe it means I need to tune in to TUF this time.


Bobs and Weaves

Conor McGregor offers a fan some boxing tips, and talks about his protege Artem Lobov’s upcoming fight:

Blaze it 4/20!

Tommy Toehold’s skit featuring the Diaz brothers contemplating some cars:

Joe Rogan, of course, is going to enjoy 4/20.

#420

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Amanda Nunes advocating for a kid in need:

What is this??? Benson Henderson, you’re cursing now? Since when? Who killed Ben Henderson and hacked his account?

While Benson is swearing on Twitter, young Sage Northcutt is taking up the mantle of the muscular Christian. Notice the Scripture on the wall behind him:

Take note, Ben. Choose you this day who you will serve.

UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad cracked me up with this PSA:

Update on Mark Hunt’s UFC lawsuit:


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

TJ Dillashaw sparring with the nearly anonymous top ten UFC bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera. Both guys look like they got some good licks in, but Rivera’s shots get the slow-motion treatment here:

They start them young in the East:

Slightly less professional, no less vicious.


Podcasts and Video

Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:

Episode two of the Naked Godcast, featuring Jed Meshew, Esquire, and the legendary Naked Gambler. I currently have an unofficial “Enemy of the Podcast” title and I hope to make it official in the coming weeks.

Little-known fact: Cub Swanson once tapped my former coach with his guillotine in the dying seconds of the third round, back in the WEC. Andy Richardson breaks the move down:

Fight Nerds episode three: UFC Nashville pre-fight show with Flyin Brian J (subscribe to MMAMania.com on Youtube)

Beer pairing for UFC Fight Night 108:


Quick Hits


Random Land

Stay woke, Maniacs!

jason