Midnight Mania! Askren Owns McGregor By Own Logic

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Ben Askren just “by your logic-ed” Conor McGregor.

See, Conor McGregor came up with the bizarre take that ONE Championship president Chatri Sityodtong was responsible for the UFC shuttering its flyweight division, presumably because ONE ‘traded’ Ben Askren for former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Never mind that it was the UFC that made the decision to cut the 125-lb. division — McGregor insisted that ONE needed to take in all the released flyweights. It’s worth nothing that ONE is, in fact, interested in ‘cherry-picking’ some of the fighters cut by the UFC.

Ben Askren, the other party in the trade, pointed out the obvious problem with the Notorious’ logic here. Why would losing Demetrious Johnson mean the flyweight division was doomed? After all, the featherweight division moved on without McGregor himself; a title fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega is set to headline UFC 231 on December 8th.

I mean Featherweight survived without @TheNotoriousMMA in it, flyweight can’t survive without @MightyMouse ?? Are you telling us DJ>CM???

It isn’t often you see McGregor get owned this badly. Askren should enjoy this.


Insomnia

Georges St. Pierre is training knife fighting now

The perfect UFC fight doesn’t exist, because either Paulo Costa or Yoel Romero keeps getting injured. They were supposed to fight at UFC 230, but Romero had to pull out of the bout via injury. The two were still supposed to fight near the end of the year, but now it turns out Costa is injured, and out until March. “Borrachinha” thinks that Romero ought to return the favor and wait for him until March.

Joanne Calderwood is facing a former KSW champion, Araine Lipski, at UFC 233.

Alexander Gustafsson is training with fellow top ten lightweights Jimi Manuwa and Ilir Latifi to prepare for Jon Jones.

The ever-cheerful Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, is back this weekend against Yair Rodriguez

Yair is incredible- I walked into the stadium for the last part of this fight. I’ve never seen someone throw the kicks Yair was throwing.

The Korean Zombie is plenty creative himself

Floyd Mayweather evidently decided he didn’t want to fight this guy- and I’ll take any excuse to post a Tenshin Nasukawa highlight.

So… why did Floyd agree to fight Tenshin? Was it all a publicity stunt?

Ben Nguyen vs. Wilson Reis is going to be the farewell fight for the flyweight division?

Leslie Smith points out that flyweight disappearing would be the kind of decision that the fighters would have a say in with a collective bargaining agreement.

Israel Adesanya’s social media game is as strong as his wrestling.

When was the last time you saw someone hit a helicopter armbar in a fight??

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