2011. október 26., szerda
After the last fight, Diego Brandao started to go slightly insane at Steven Siler. There seemed to be little provocation, but on TUF, there doesn't need to be provocation.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller stopped by the house to hang with his guys, but more importantly, to figure out who the mole is. He found out it was John Dodson, and decided to mess with him a bit. Instead of giving Brandao the fight he so clearly wants, they will give Dustin Neace a bout with Akira Corassani. However, they continues to make it seem like Siler and Brandao will be the fight.
At the Team Bisping practice, Miller's plan works out as Bisping's team discussed that Brandao will have the next fight.
So, do you guys want to read about prank wars? Really? OK. Corassani and Neace's problems started last week when they messed with each other's things, but Neace was especially angry when the special, special hat that Mayhem brought him went missing. He retaliated by taking a bunch of Corassani's food, and throwing it all over the Team Bisping ready room at the training center. This turned into a war of words where Corassani challenged Neace to a fight� "in the garden at 7:00. If he's a man, he'll come to the garden!" That's an amazing sentence.
Their jawing continued right until the fight match-ups, where a whole lot of bleeped out language is uttered. It veers from the misogynistic to the homophobic to just plain nonsensical. Fantastic. When Miller finally announces that they are fighting, they butt heads as they face off, then start fighting.
But wait! It turns into a more ridiculous bar fight. As Miller and Bisping try to break up the fight, one of Miller's coaches takes exception to Bisping pushing him, and Miller and Bisping start jawing. When it finally all settles down, Miller points out that Brandao vs. Siler will be the second fight.
Side note before the fights: Two of Bisping's fighters put an "M" for Miller on the handicapped parking spot. Miller then parks in it. That's disappointing, and karma will get you.
Fight one -- Akira Corassani (Team Bisping) vs. Dustin Neace (Team Miller)
Round 1: For two fighters who jawed so much, they spend quite a long time chasing each other around the cage. Finally, Neace tries to throw a back kick, which Corassani caught and used to throw Neace to the ground. After avoiding upkicks, Corassani goes into Neace's guard. Neace holds off Corassani with good grappling, and then grabs him in a leg lock. Team Miller says that Corassani tapped, but Team Bisping denies it. They return to their feet, and Neace ends it with a takedown.
Round 2: Corassani quickly pushes Neace's back into the cage, but does not accomplish much in the clinch. The two stand and trade until Corassani knocks Neace down with one punch. Neace goes to the ground and follows with several punches, but they're ineffective. The fight goes on this way, with Neace holding off Corassani, but Corassani remaining in control, for the rest of the round.
When the final horn sounds, Neace goes to his corner, but Corassani goes over to Neace and dances around, celebrating his (assumed) victory. Neace gets angry and goes after Corassani, but is held back by his coaches. Bisping yells that Miller needs to control his team. Um, Bisping? Remove the plank from your own eye, n'amsayin?
Keith Kizer, the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission, saw enough. He heads into the cage to tell Corassani that if he keeps it up, he will be suspended. Once every is settled down, Corassani's win is announced.
Team Bisping goes to the parking lot to celebrate and watch Miller's car get towed. What did I say about karma?
2011. október 25., kedd
Frankie Edgar was understandably excited when he TKOed Gray Maynard to defend the UFC lightweight belt. To celebrate, the 5-foot-6 fighter jumped onto the six-foot fence of the Octagon, grabbed a camera and gave it a big kiss. As his face had been bloodied early when Maynard had Edgar on his heels in the first round, Edgar left a bloody mess behind him.
MMA has its own charms that makes it different from any other sport. One of them is that its fans can see the beauty behind blood drops on a camera.
It's a tough world out there, and we're in need of a hero. We're in need of someone to stand up for what's right. We're in need of a trained fighter to ... dress up as a superhero and pepper spray people randomly?
Wait, no. That's not what this world needs at all. Unfortunately, Ben Fodor, who has an 11-0 amateur record, is that guy. Using the name Phoenix Jones, Fodor was arrested in Seattle for assaulting a group of people with pepper spray�while wearing a black mask with gold stripes and a bulging muscle bodysuit.
"Just because he's dressed up in costume, it doesn't mean he's in special consideration or above the law. You can't go around pepper spraying people because you think they are fighting," said Seattle police spokesman Det. Mark Jamieson.
Fodor said that he was breaking up a fight, but police said there is no indication that there was a fight. He released a shaky video of him "breaking up" a fight, but no fight is obvious from the video. Though some women hit Fodor with their shoes because they are angry about being pepper sprayed, no fight is clear.
Fodor's last MMA bout was in July of 2010. He has two wins by submission, with one listed as a choke and one omo plata. That means he should know jiu-jitsu well enough that he should be able to use a choke hold on drunk people in a fight, and not cover a crowd in pepper spray.
But this is a man who likes to dress up as a superhero and run around Seattle, "fighting crime" while angering police. It's safe to say reason and logic isn't his strong suit.