Midnight Mania! Georges St. Pierre opens as a major underdog for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Arguably, there is no wrestler more decorated than Georges St. Pierre. The Canadian martial artist ruled the welterweight division for the better part of a decade, piling up an absurd number of title defenses in the process, largely winning effortlessly. Then, he retired for a few years, returned to a weight class, and dethroned Michael Bisping to win another world title!

It was an amazing job, but the odds makers don’t consider it likely that I’ll do it again. Dana White recently commented that she would be open to Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting “GSP” for his 30th professional fight, assuming he can pass Justin Gaethje on October 24. Both St. Pierre and Khabib previously expressed great interest in the showdown, but White was the opposition.

With that major hurdle cleared, the fight seems much more likely, resulting in increased betting interest. As such, SportsBetting.ag has released starting odds for the match, setting Nurmagomedov as a 2-1 favorite at -200. Meanwhile, St. Pierre stands out as a significant, but not overwhelming, loser at +170.

While St. Pierre is hardly ever the underdog historically, it’s not hard to see why this fight would be an exception. Khabib is undefeated after all, a dominant champion at the peak of his powers. Alternatively, St. Pierre is 39 years old and it is likely that he has spent more than three years on the sidelines by the time this combat materializes … Yes ever materializes


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Aljamain Sterling continues the war of words against Petr Yan, this time with some photoshop!

Wait for that …

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It’s just a little hard love!

Slips, rips and KO clips

A bad right hand followed by some extra aggressive hammer fists:

Enjoy a couple more SUMO! clips for night

A look back at some “Elimination of the Year” candidates!

Random land

Tesla Cybertruck’s version of a paint job:

Midnight Music: A murderous song by Van Morrison … before it was Van.

Good night, maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.