Midnight Mania! ‘Gangster’ Bobby Green demands UFC Austin replacement opponent, former champion answers the call

Midnight Mania! ‘Gangster’ Bobby Green demands UFC Austin replacement opponent, former champion answers the call

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  • novembre 22, 2023
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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC Austin is a great card, but one of its best fights just fell apart when Dan Hooker’s recently broken arm was re-injured in training. Subsequently, Bobby Green doesn’t have a dance partner right now, and UFC is looking for a replacement opponent. “King” has stepped up on very short-notice in the past, and he took to his Instagram story to call out another “gangster” to do the same.

“I want to see who’s gangster like me,” Green said (via MMA Junkie). I fought on 10 days’ notice. I went on two weeks’ notice. I done made weight, passed the f—k out, my lungs collapsed and everything on two weeks’ notice. I done did it all. Let me see who gangster like me. I guarantee don’t nobody step up. Let’s find out.”

There are at least a handful interested. Most notably, former Lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos responded and agreed to step up on short-notice — a very “RDA” move! However, dos Anjos did request that the bout take place at 165- or 170-pounds, so he didn’t exactly fulfill all of Green’s gangster qualifications.

In addition, former foe Jared Gordon is offering to rematch Green. Gordon just fought and won quickly a couple weeks ago, so he’s presumably in good shape and close to 155 lbs. Just as importantly, the two have a storyline, as Green knocked out Gordon earlier this year with an inadvertent head butt, resulting in a “No Contest” and some considerable controversy.

Finally, Terrance McKinney is champing at the bit for a short-notice opportunity. The up-and-coming Lightweight knockout artist cites his own history of short-notice fights as qualifications, and that’s a guaranteed fun match up.

At the time of writing, no official replacement has been named, but he’s got at least a handful of good options. Who would you like to see Green face?

Insomnia

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Rejoice fight fans, for Dude Wipes are BACK!

Kelvin Gastelum is looking lean and mean ahead of UFC Austin. I don’t doubt his ability to make weight this time when the pressure is on, but I wonder if he can do it more than once …

What’s your favorite moment in Bellator history? Chandler vs. Alvarez 1 is my pick, but this is objectively superior.

Caio Borralho vs. Jack Hermansson seems like a reasonable booking to me.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Head kick stunned him, liver shot finished it off.

Every time Jesse Ronson gets cut from the UFC, he goes and terrorizes the local Canadian scene.

Francis Ngannou having no idea how to fight and still destroying folks on the regional scene is incredible stuff.

Random Land

Wish you could have seen Yosemite a few decades ago? Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park might be your best options.

Midnight Music: Not the most famous version of this song, but a good one nevertheless.

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

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