Midnight Mania! Mac Beefs With Masvidal Over Steroid Accusations

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Conor McGregor seems fairly infatuated with the idea of fighting at 170 lbs. While recovering from his broken leg, McGregor has been hitting the weights hard, putting on some size as a result. Now, it’s become somewhat questionable if the former Featherweight will ever bother returning to Lightweight.

McGregor’s extra muscle has raised some eyebrows. In a recent interview, Jorge Masvidal accused McGregor of using steroids, and that accusation didn’t sit right with the Irish star. In a since-deleted tweet, McGregor quickly responded, labeling Masvidal, “An absolute pigeon brain this guy is. Stupid beyond belief.” (via MMAJunkie)

Masvidal wants that fight, so naturally, it didn’t take long for “Gamebred” to respond.

“This pea brain is the biggest fight of your life,” he tweeted. “So you’re either too scared or too stupid to get this check.”

At this point, the McGregor vs. Masvidal fight makes perhaps more sense than any point previously. If McGregor is indeed set on a Welterweight return, Masvidal is a better style match up for him than most top-ranked Welterweights, a fellow striker who is on the tail end of his career. Plus, Masvidal has carried some major pay-per-views (PPVs) himself, so the recipe for a massive payday for both men! Expect Masvidal to keep the Twitter fingers moving in hopes of baiting McGregor into a fight.

If nothing else, it’s a more fair fight than Kamaru Usman.

McGregor is still looking to return in the fall, while Masvidal remains embroiled in his assault charge vs. Colby Covington.

Insomnia

Aleksandar Rakic’s chance at a title shot evaporated when his knee exploded, and now he likely faces a year on the sidelines. That’s a bad night at the office.

While not busy beefing with Masvidal, McGregor is having fun at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Tony Ferguson wants a rematch vs. Michael Chandler, which will likely never happen.

Do you think Rolando Romero should have been able to continue after Gervonta Davis’ perfect counter punch?

Translation: Paulo Costa would like to fight dudes who are lighter than him.

Pitting martial artists vs. big strong guys is always fun to watch.

Dr. Zabit has hops!

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Hit this man with the Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne backfist!

Old school Wanderlei Silva violence!

The initial left hand inside the big swing was slick, and he never let his opponent off the hook.

Random Land

An incredible new style of dodgeball (kind of?) is born.

Midnight Music: Like a huge percentage of people, I’ve been watching the new season of Stranger Things, which prominently features “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush — the greatest pop song of the greatest pop decade (and a song that’s previously been featured in this column). I’ve been listening to Hounds of Love as a result!

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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