Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Earlier today, WOWT reported that an Iowa man later identified as UFC veteran Timothy Gorman was arrested on Sunday night. Officers pulled over a vehicle driving on the shoulder and called a K-9 unit for “detected clandestine activity.” As a result of the eventual vehicle search, officers “uncovered 121 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of THC concentrate, two vials of steroids, a small amount of cocaine and $14,000 in cash.”
Gorman has been charged with “two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana — more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver and possession of money during a drug violation” and is currently held in the Buffalo County Jail.
Gorman’s stretch in UFC did not last long, though some of that was due to bad luck. An injury forced him off The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), but he was nevertheless brought back twice to compete in the Octagon. He suffered decision losses to a pair of tough customers in Mitch Gagnon and Thomas Almeida, earning a “Fight of the Night” bonus in the latter.
He won one more fight on the regional scene afterward but hasn’t fought since 2015.
Henry Cejudo trades insults with undefeated boxer Ryan Garcia. So much for the end of Cringe!
My guy Henry C is 5’4 you enter the ring with me you’ll end up retiring for good, just enjoy your championships in MMA
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) May 12, 2020
More tests for EPO, less for weed!
Jon Anik respectfully defends referee Keith Peterson from Dominick Cruz’s allegations:
Dominick Cruz is one of my most cherished friends. That said, I have so much respect for MMA referee Keith Peterson and his track record as one of the best in the business. It’s fair to question the stoppage, but I do not like to see his character getting assassinated. #UFC249
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) May 12, 2020
If anyone pulled off an impressive bet slip on Saturday, drop it in the comments! Donald Cerrone was my personal underdog pick of the night, and well … it almost happened.
Per Bovada, #UFC249 was the most bet on event in UFC history.
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) May 12, 2020
Based on Jorge Masvidal training with an expert wrestler like Bo Nickal, Kamaru Usman or Colby Covington seem likely as his next opponent.
Is the world ready for the ultimate possible Florida Man fight? I hope so.
I don’t know what you guys think. But I BADLY want to see this fight later this year. Violence vs. Violence.
Fifteen minutes of war. This fight should be a no brainer for the UFC to book.
— MaRCeL DoRFF (@BigMarcel24) May 12, 2020
Slips, rips, and KO clips
This climbed by hierarchy of favorite street fight clips almost instantly. The restraint and body kick at the end elevates it to pure art.
Shin to the chin, chin to the mat:
On this day … Vasyl Lomachenko picked up yet another title.
Interestingly, the comments on Twitter below this Tweet explained that the sunfish has such a small brain that it likely doesn’t even feel this assault. Weird!
Midnight Music: Dusty Springfield supposedly didn’t really like most of her Dusty in Memphis recording. The rest of the world (and I) does!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.