Midnight Mania! Mike Davis withdrew from UFC on ESPN 8 vs Giga Chikadze after complications of weight reduction


Welcome to the Midnight Mania!

Before the return of the events of UFC, there was a lot of speculation, some of me! – in terms of how to cheat the fighters with camps less than ideal in reservations with little advance notice. Two events in, and it seems that the general level of performance has remained high. There has been no case particularly unusual fatigue, since the shows have been pretty normal.

However, it seems that lose weight during a pandemic is more problematic than usual. According to a report by Combat (and translated usefully below by Aaron Bronsteter), Mike Davis has been removed from his fight with Giga Chikadze due to difficulties with his cutting weight.

Just two days ago, Karl Roberson failed to make weight and, subsequently, withdrew from the card. A week ago at the weigh-in of UFC 249, Jeremy Stephens bombed their cut of weight, it losing five pounds! That is a much larger scale than normal, but it is not difficult to understand why.

The majority of these fights have been booked in the last few weeks, which means that the wrestlers don’t have their usual amount of time to lose weight. In addition, it is likely that many begin to be more heavy than normal. It is also possible that while training at home, do not have access to certain equipment such as saunas that help the process.

Some wrestlers, such as Brian Kelleher and Ovince Saint Preux of yesterday, have opted for to fight a weight class due to the current circumstances. With luck, Dana White relaxes his disgust at the fights of weight, because it helps no one if the fights are almost routinely due to cuts of weight more hard than normal.


Looking back at the top lightweights of the decade of 2010:

No disrespect to the ultra-resistant Marlon Vera, but his reaction to the cotton swab of doom COVID-19 is the best so far.

Kelvin Gastelum shoot your shot:

Do you exercise for fitness or BDSM?

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships has a creative response to the pandemic COVID-19. Side note: the drive-in in my area has been killing during the close!

Stephens laughs from a tough weekend:

Slips, rips and clips KO

It is probably not commonly a known fact that the tornado-like movement is prior to Eddie Bravo for a long time! However, we thank you for popularizing the control of the back with a single leg.

Things didn’t work out last night to Anthony Smith, but that doesn’t mean we can’t admire the brutality of the elbow and this amazing camera angle.

A kick furtive, quick-change:

Earth random

A different type of clip art.

Music of midnight: I listened to an album for the melancholy among us (it could not be I): M. T. Hadley was almost completely unknown as an artist, and I only had a handful of tracks online when Frank Ocean presented his heartbreaking song “Janet” on the Radio Blonded 2017. Fast forward a couple of years, and their album was released in November. As promised, it is equal parts bleak and beautiful.

What a good night’s sleep maniacs! More insanity from martial arts is always on the way.