Welcome to Midnight Mania!
2021 presented several unexpected scenarios in the world of combat sports, but perhaps the most surprising is the return of Nick Diaz. Older brother Diaz has been on the sidelines since 2015 and was widely considered retired. While rumors of a comeback swell every now and then, it was still a huge shock when Diaz officially announced that he would be playing Robbie Lawler again in September!
Before his second clash with “Ruthless,” however, Diaz has another public appearance to make. This Saturday evening (July 31, 2021) at 11 p.m. EST, Diaz will be working with adult website Stripchat to host a martial arts seminar. Specifically, the Self Defense Seminar is for cam girls, but anyone over 18 can watch it.
“I will be teaching these cam girls some important self defense lessons and other tricks so they can protect themselves if ever they are approached by unwanted scary men,” Diaz said in a press release (via Drake Riggs). “Once we have completed this training, I would advise against trying anything stupid with these models. “
Oddly enough, cam girls and their associated platforms surprisingly often intersect with MMA. Cam Soda is the prime example, having hosted the legendary and insane Fight Circus events as well as the Mike Perry slot auction.
I have to captivate this 18-34 year old male population in one way or another!
BKFC is extra violent at idle:
Dan Hardy vs. John Wayne Parr in a Caged Muay Thai match certainly looks like a fun watch!
Dan Hardy is one of the great guys in the sport and is looking for a dance partner in a cage Muay Thai match.
Considering we’re both older, it makes perfect sense that I welcomed him into a CMT style match.
If Mr. @yodchatri agree to do it on @ONEChampionship I definitely agree with that. https://t.co/mcMK8iUGdG
– John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) July 26, 2021
I don’t know what grappling art we’re looking at, but a Grand Slam is a Grand Slam!
Some big news from the world of jiu-jitsu: The Danaher Death Squad has been the most dominant no-gi fighting team in recent years, but they are no longer.
With Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 booked, is Leon Edwards vs. Gilbert Burns the fight to be waged?
My favorite part of this clip is how awfully it lands the first front roll.
Some killer photos from Saturday night’s main event between Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw:
Slip, tear and knockout clips
Hammers have been dropped:
Sometimes a quick, direct punch to the temple is enough.
This guy waited too long to deal with the choke, and he fell asleep as a result.
This Popeye fight is a tough guy.
Midnight Music: I spent time looking at the work of southern soul singer OV Wright, whose music has been fairly widely sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan.
Sleep well fools! The madness of martial arts is still going on.