Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Jorge Masvidal and Jake Paul have a strange relationship. At one point, the two were friends or even something of training partners. Masvidal still doesn’t look kindly on Ben Askren, so when Paul was getting ready to face “Funky”, Masvidal offered him technical advice and instructions.
“Gamebred” was extremely satisfied with the result of this fight.
However, the situation changed when Paul agreed to fight Tyron Woodley. Masvidal and Woodley are longtime friends, share management and have both represented the US Top Team. In short, Masvidal was more loyal to “T-Wood”, predicting that the former welterweight champion ‘fuck it up‘of Paul before their fight.
Of course, that prediction didn’t come true, and now they are potential enemies! Elaborating on his new beef with Masvidal, Paul revealed that the two frequently spoke trash through Instagram’s direct messaging system.
“The most recent is Masvidal and I, literally in DMs coming and going with each other. He does not know how to type elsewhere. As if he can’t type, that’s the strangest thing. Paul said during a recent episode of the FULL SEND podcast (transcript via Medium Easy). “I said ‘Brother, you need a grammar book because all this writing is fucked up.’ I think he was drunk when he texted me. “
Paul then read such a message (h / t Bloody Elbow), which said “I fight because I like it, man. Money is not shit. I have tons of it.” I fight so I can brake (sic) the faces of the ‘fools And enjoy the ride. You know you could never see and change (sic).
Is this beef raising after Instagram? It’s a fairly marketable but certainly dangerous fight for Paul, and it would take permission from UFC President Dana White on top of that. Still, crazier things have happened!
The return of shameless self-promotion
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Nate Diaz remains surprisingly interesting in the Vicente Luque fight, the strangest game I would definitely watch.
An important reminder that scum can also climb the ranks in martial arts:
Brendan Allen announced his next fight against Brad Tavares in style.
Under the tutelage of the American Kickboxing Academy, Hasbulla will prove to be unstoppable.
Kudos to Paul Felder for crashing the Ironman game!
Mike Perry training with Lyoto Machida is certainly an unexpected duo:
This security guard took care of business!
Slip, tear and knockout clips
Very painful uppercuts courtesy of the great Larry Holmes!
If you keep your head low at your waist for too long after disassembly, the sash counter opens.
The headscarf holding chokes are one of those moves that are only meant to work for Aleksei Oleinik!
Rafal Haratyk succeeds in strangling the crazy return scarf against Azamat Bekoev. Everything was set up from a knee a few minutes earlier. The Russian never got over it and Haratyk just overwhelmed him. # ACA128 pic.twitter.com/Gkduld2MgN
– caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 11, 2021
Have fun with mushrooms!
Midnight Music: Freddie Gibbs dropped a freestyle to the beat of a new Drake album, so at least one good thing came out of this release.
Sleep well fools! The madness of martial arts is still going on.