Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Stephen Thompson stands out from the average UFC fighter. He has a different background and a different fighting style, sure, but a big part of “Wonderboy” is his friendly, lovable personality. In more than a decade on the roster, he has yet to say a negative word about anyone, and opponents have been largely respectful as well. Case in point: Thompson fights Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC Orlando this weekend, but that didn’t stop the duo from hosting a podcast together just a few weeks ago!
Before their main battle, Thompson made a rather shocking admission while joking with Holland, confessing that he had spent a weekend in prison! There are plenty of fighters one would expect in this news, but not the unofficial cutest mom!
“I had a weekend one time, and that was the worst,” Thompson said of his prison experience (via MMA Junkie). “Just a skinny bath. They had cameras and we had no idea. There were girls involved. They put cameras up because someone had vandalized the pool the week before so they were trying to get us .
“Wonderboy” followed the story with a solemn promise, “I’m never coming back!”
Alex Pereira and Glover Teixeira seem to have a great relationship, and it has produced two UFC titles!
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Li Jingliang is an absolute one game banger.
This pup came to his owner’s defense only to be petted by his opponent. Treason!
I don’t believe Paddy Pimblett is dodging Jake Paul, but telling him to come train at UFC PI was a weird move.
Tommy Fury slips away. Tyson Fury now trying to make me fight his dad instead?
Nate Diaz slips away. I heard he was boxing as a rookie YouTuber?
Paddy dodges a spar. Knows I can’t go to UFC HQ. I gifted him Jan 5th but happy to take him any day, he wants it to work for both of us?
—Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 1, 2022
A major lift from the front headlock:
The UFC has teamed up with the Spanish football league La Liga!
Daniel Cormier with a beautiful tribute to the late and great Anthony “Rumble” Johnson:
Slips, tears and KO clips
Tai Tuivasa put together an impressive highlight reel pretty quickly. Can ‘Bam Bam’ succeed this weekend against Sergei Pavlovich?
Probably my favorite fight of all time:
There aren’t too many powerful left kicks! By the way, getting your arm broken for zero bucks would suck.
This series constantly makes me laugh every time it appears on my feed.
Midnight music: RIP Christine McVie!
Sleep well fools! More martial arts madness is always on the way.
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