Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Let this go down in history as the fastest feud in light heavyweight history.
In the aftermath of Jan Blachowicz’s knockout victory over Dominick Reyes (look at him!), Some remain unimpressed with the new pivot. Notably, Jon Jones suddenly began to question his move to heavyweight in favor of reclaiming his title, while former champion Daniel Cormier recently discussed the Polish athlete with Ariel Helwani on their podcast.
“Jones defeats Blachowicz. Too slow. (Blachowicz is) too slow to beat… because the thing about Jones, people don’t realize he has a good chin, ”Cormier said (transcribed via MMAJunkie). “You can hit him. I hit him. Many of us hit him. He can take hits, man. If Jan Blachowicz is there and he’s too slow, Jones would separate him. If I was still fighting at 205 – or if I was still fighting today – and you said, “DC, you can fight Jan Blachowicz,” I would probably fight Jan Blachowicz. No disrespect. “
Blachowicz didn’t appreciate the remarks of the retired “DC”, and he offered to give Cormier a taste of his skills.
This is precisely how fighters are put back into the mix, but Cormier seems pretty steadfast and content in his current position, respectfully stepping back away from the potential opportunity.
No chance of a champion, congratulations on a great victory. You are the man! You are the king now, you shouldn’t worry about what an old retiree says. Great job to get this title! https://t.co/9upejqah5P
– Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 29, 2020
Fortunately, Blachowicz did not hold a grudge for a long time, immediately abandoning the issue and offering his respect himself.
While Blachowicz might not have secured his next title challenger with this little trade, he might have a future in conflict resolution!
Guys, stop with the jokes. It’s just “rude and unnecessary”, and it hurts Paulo Costa’s feelings!
Chael Sonnen would like never seek to provoke a fight or annoy Jon Jones. Never!
Izzy allegedly whipped JJ. If there were 5 hits, IZZY wins all 5.
– Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) September 29, 2020
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has forced Rizin star Tofiq Musayev to join the army.
Just a little explanation here.
It is not Musayev’s fault. It is a rule of the government. Remember Korean Zombie / Do Hoo Choi’s compulsory military service.
Same case but ringing now Azerbaijan calls on reservists to fight in the Armenian conflict. https://t.co/Wfxg3ILRdo https://t.co/ruTZxmTxm4
– Bruno Massami (Bruno Massami) (@BrMassami) September 29, 2020
Cool animation meets good technical analysis!
Darren Till helpfully providing tonight’s portions of “Weird and Wild!” “
Dustin Poirier is rightly still a little salted on his negotiating issues.
Briefs, rips and knockout clips
Awesome use of uppercuts along the ropes:
Another great use of the uppercut, this time on the counter after taking a clear photo!
Taunt is high risk, high reward.
Mark your calendars!
Midnight Music: This Billy Stewart track closed my Discovery Weekly playlist, and it’s a BANGER!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts craze is still going on.