MMA: Inside the Cage #54 "Strikeforce Fedor vs. Henderson"


Uploaded by MMAInsideTheCageTV on 05.08.2011

Transcript:
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(CASEY) HELLO, I'M CASEY OXENDINE BACK WITH AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF MMA: INSIDE THE CAGE. OF COURSE YOUR ONE AND ONLY
SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. MY CO-HOST CYRUS IS AWAY THIS WEEK CELEBRATING HIS ANNIVERSARY OF 2 YEARS WITH
HIS LOVELY WIFE KAYLA. I HOPE YOUR GUYS ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME.. YOU DEFINITELY DESERVE IT PARTNER. NOW LAST WEEKEND,
WE MADE OUR WAY JUST OUTSIDE CHICAGO TO THE SEARS CENTER, TO COVER ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING CARDS THIS SPORT HAS SEEN IN A
WHILE. I'M, OF COURSE, TALKING ABOUT STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON. COUPLED WITH RUSSIA'S M-1 GLOBAL PROMOTION AND OF
COURSE SHOWTIME, THIS CARD WAS STACKED FROM START TO FINISH, WITH SOME OF THE WILDEST KNOCKOUTS AND BIGGEST UPSETS. WE NOT
ONLY SAW THE WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE CHANGE HANDS, BUT ALSO A STUNNING COMEBACK IN THE MAIN EVENT WITH DAN HENDERSON
SCORING A HUGE KNOCKOUT VICTORY OVER THE LEGENDARY FEDOR EMILIANENKO. WE ARRIVED ON FRIDAY FOR THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-INS
WHERE WE WERE WE PICKED UP A FEW INTERVIEWS FROM SOME OF MMA BRIGHTEST STARTS, INCLUDING MY ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE LAST
EMPERROR HIMSELF FEDOR. I WAS TRULY HONORED FOR MY OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH HIM PRE-FIGHT, AND FEEL THE ENERGY
AS HE PREPARED FOR THE BATTLE THAT WOULDENSUE. LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.
(CYRUS) WE ARE RIGHT OUTSIDE CHICAGO, IL FOR STRIKEFORCE AND M1 GLOBAL. WE BRING YOU FEDOR VS.
HENDERSON. RIGHT NOW LETS GO TO SOME OF THE INTERVIEWS THAT WE GOT RIGHT AT THE WEIGH-INS FOR STRIKEFORCE, FEDOR VS.
HENDERSON. (CASEY) ALRIGHT IM HERE WITH THE MAN WHO MANY CONSIDER TO BE THE GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF ALL TIME,
FEDOR EMILIANENKO LOOKING MUCH LEANER TONIGHT. YOU ARE SET TO FACE DAN HENDERSON TOMORROW, ANOTHER LEGEND IN THE SPORT.
WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU MADE IN YOUR TRAINING SINCE THOSE 2 TOUGH LOSSES AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO IMPLEMENT YOUR GAME
TOMORROW NIGHT?
[FEDOR SPEAKING NATIVE LANGUAGE. TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW.]
[FEDOR SPEAKING NATIVE LANGUAGE. TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW.
(FEDOR) WE'LL WE DIDNT REALLY MAKE ANY MAJOR CHANGES. EVERYTHING WAS MORE OR LESS THE SAME. I TRAIN WITH
THE SAME PARTNERS, THE SAME TEAM, THE SAME TRAINERS AS I HAVE BEFORE. WE ADDED SOME WORK IN HOLLAND AND HAD SOME TRAINING
THERE BUT OTHER THAN THAT, EVERYTHING ELSE WAS MORE OR LESS THE SAME. AS FAR AS TOMORROW NIGHT GOES, WE'LL SEE WHAT
HAPPENS IN THE CAGE. WE'LL GET IN THERE AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW NIGHT. (CASEY) RIGHT. WELL IT SEEMS LIKE
WIN, LOSS, OR DRAW YOU ARE TRULY BELOVED BY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SAY TO THE FANS
HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ACROSS THE WORLD THAT WILL BE WATCHING AND ROOTING FOR YOU TOMORROW NIGHT?
[FEDOR SPEAKING NATIVE LANGUAGE. TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW.]
[FEDOR SPEAKING NATIVE LANGUAGE. TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW.]
(FEDOR) WELL OF COURSE ID LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE FANS FOR SUPPORTING ME FOR
ALL OF THESE YEARS AND ALL OF THE KINDNESS, WARMTH, AND THE SUPPORT THAT THEY'VE ALWAYS SHOWN TO ME AND I JUST HOPE THAT
IF I HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING TO THEM, I HOPE THAT THEY WOULD TREAT OTHER PEOPLE WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF KINDNESS AND
GENEROSITY AND WARMTH AND LOVE AND NOT JUST FOR ME BUT FOR EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD THAT EVERYONE WOULD CONTINUE TO SHOW
MUCH APPRECIATION FOR OTHERS AS THEY DO FOR ME. (CASEY) ITS TRULY BEEN AN HONOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND GOOD
LUCK IN YOUR FIGHT TOMORROW. (CYRUS) THE MAN BEHIND STRIKEFORCE MR. SCOTT COKER. SCOTT I KNOW YOU HAVE TO BE VERY
EXCITED ABOUT THE BUZZ YOU HAVE HERE IN CHICAGO AND OF COURSE ANYTIME FEDOR IS HERE YOU GOT A TON OF FANS OUT HERE. TALK
ABOUT THS FIGHT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS. (SCOTT) WELL AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THESE FANS LOVE FEDOR AND THATS ONE THING HE HAS A
BIG FAN BASE AND I THINK THIS IS A FIGHT THAT THESE GUYS ARE GOING OUT TO THE CENTER OF THE CAGE AND THEIR NOT GOING TO BE
LOOKING FOR EACH OTHER FOR 3 ROUNDS AND YOUR GONA SEE SOME FIREWORKS I THINK IN THE OPENING ROUND. YOU KNOW WHAT DONT
BLINK. I THINK ITS GOING TO BE ALOT OF ACTIVITY. (CYRUS) VERY TRUE. ALOT OF HYPE BEHIND IT AND LETS ALSO TALK ABOUT THE
GRAND PRIX. YOU LOST OVEREM AND ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING, WHATS THE WINNER GONA GET AND WHAT GOING TO COME OUT OF THIS
ONCE WE DO HAVE A WINNER. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS OF WHATS GOING ON, IS IT AN AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT, ALL OF FANS ARE
SAYING TO THROW THEM INTO THE UFC IF THEY WIN THE TOURNAMENT BECAUSE THERES THAT POSSIBILTY NOW. WHATS GOING ON WITH THAT?
(SCOTT) WELL RIGHT NOW WERE NOT GOING TO COMBINE THE LEAGUES SO I THINK WE MADE THAT VERY CLEAR. AT SOME POINT, WOULD I
LIKE TO SEE THEM FIGHT.. OF COURSE, UNTIL IT COMES TO A DECISION TO HEAD THAT DIRECTION, CAUSE YOU KNOW WE HAVE A
GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH SHOWTIME, WE HAVE OBLIGATIONS TO OUR SPONSORS, TO OUR TV PARTNERS, TO OUR FIGHTERS. I THINK ITS
HEALTHY TO KEEP 2 LEAGUES AND YOU GET ALOT MORE FIGHTS. YOU GET A TON OF ACTIVITY A TON OF FIGHTS TO KEEP THESE GUYS
BUSY, KEEP THIS INDUSTRY WORKING. (CYRUS) OTHER THAN THE MAIN EVENT, THIS COULD BE THE SLEEPER FIGHT, TOMORROW THE PEOPLE
SHOULD REALLY BE WATCHING FOR ON THE MAIN CARD. (SCOTT) YOU SAID BESIDES THE MAIN EVENT? (CYRUS) YEAH THE MAIN EVENT.
(SCOTT) ILL TELL YOU WHAT. I AM A BIG FAN OF ROBBY WALLER, CAUSE I THINK HES GOT THAT ONE PUNCH KNOCKOUT POWER, AND IM A
BIG FAN OF TIM KENNEDY, WHO BY THE WAY WAS ON MUSCLE FITNESS IM NOT SURE IF YOU SAW THAT OR NOT. (CYRUS) YEAH OBVIOUSLY
FOR MANY REASONS (SCOTT) YEAH THAT GUYS PRETTY RIPPED UP.. I THINK THAT THOSE FIGHTS COULD BE A REAL EXCITING BAR BURNER
AND I THINK PEOPLE THINK IT MIGHT END UP ON THE GROUND. I THINK ITS GOING TO END UP BEING A STANDUP FIGHT. (CYRUS)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SCOTT COKER WITH STRIKEFORCE. THIS IS CYRUS FEES WITH MMA INSIDE THE CAGE. (INTERVIEWS) (CYRUS)
HERE WITH CODY MCKENZIE OF THE UFC. CODY LETS TALK ABOUT THIS LAST FIGHT YOU WERE GONA HAVE, YOU HAD TO PULL OUT BECAUSE OF
INJURY. TALK ABOUT THAT, TALK ABOUT YOUR INJURY, HOW YOUR FEELING NOW AND WHAT YOU GOT COMING UP. (CODY) YEAH I WAS
SUPPOSED TO FIGHT BART PALASZEWSKI, OR HOWEVER YOU PRONOUNCE HIS LAST NAME, BUT HES A GOOD FIGHTER, A GREAT VETERAN
ANOTHER VETERAN AND I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, I WAS STOKED ON IT. WE WOULD'VE PUT ON A GREAT FIGHT, COULD'VE GOT FIGHT
OF THE NIGHT, THATS AWESOME MATERIAL RIGHT THERE, BUT I BLEW OUT MY KNEE, POPPED IT A FEW TIMES. INJURIES HAPPEN TO THE
BEST OF US, I DONT KNOW TO MANY FIGHTERS IN THIS SPORT THAT HASNT PULLED AT LEAST ONE FIGHT AND IT SUCKS BUT WHATEVER.
(CYRUS) DANIEL CORMIA THE NEWEST ENTRENT IN THE STRIKEFORCE HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX. DANIEL MAN, THIS IS A BIG HONOR FOR
YOU TO GET INTO THIS GRAND PRIX. THIS IS A BIG STEPPING STONE, A MASSIVE, A BIG STEPPING STONE WITH BIGFOOT SILVA.
LETS TALK ABOUT THIS FIGHT A LITTLE BIT MAN UH YOUR GETTING THROWN IN THERE, ITS NOT VERY FAR AWAY, ARE YOU READY FOR
THIS FIGHT? (DANIEL) NOT RIGHT NOW BUT I WILL BE IN 6 WEEKS. I GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO GET MY GAMEPLAN TOGETHER, GET MYSELF
TRAINING PREPARED, BUT I WILL BE. IM GONA GIVE MYSELF THE BEST CHANCE TO COMPETE ON SEPT 10TH. (CYRUS) LETS TALK ABOUT
SILVA. WHAT ARE YOU GONA DO WITH BIG FOOT SILVA. HES ONE OF THOSE GUYS, HES HARD TO KNOCKOUT HES HARD TO TAKEDOWN, HES
GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING, GOT ALOT OF WEAPONS. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO COUNTER THAT? (DANIEL) HES A GREAT FIGHTER, A
GREAT ATHLETE, VERY WELL ROUNDED AND I RESPECT HIM ALOT. A GREAT GUY ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAGE TO BUT IVE GOT MY
ADVANTAGES IN THIS FIGHT. I THINK I HAVE A SPEED ADVANTAGE, I THINK I HAVE A WRESTLING ADVANTAGE AND I ALSO THINK IM MORE
MOBILE AND ATHLETIC THAN HE IS. AND I HAVE TO USE THOSE SKILLS, THATS MY AVENUE FOR VICTORY. SO I HAVE TO WORK AS
HARD AS I CAN IN THOSE AREAS AND KEEP THE FIGHT THERE AS MUCH AS I CAN TO GIVE MYSELF A CHANCE TO WIN. (CYRUS) WERE HERE
WITH JEFF CORAN, ONE OF THE LEGENDS OF THE SPORT. YOU'VE HAD YOUR UPS AND DOWNS BUT NOW YOUR BACK IN THE UFC OF COURSE
HERE WITH LITTLE JEFF RIGHT? (JEFF) THIS IS JACOB. THIS IS MY YOUNGEST JACOB. (CASEY) SO TELL US LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU GOT
GOING ON. YOU PICKED UP A FIGHT WITH SCOTT JORGANSON. WHAT ARE THE DETAILS AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO TRAIN FOR THIS
FIGHT? (JEFF) WELL WE SIGNED A MULTI FIGHT DEAL AND IVE BEEN WAITING SOMEWHAT PATIENTLY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE ON
OUR SIDE BUT STARTING OUT ON OCT 29TH AGAINST SCOTT JORGANSON AND WE'LL GO ONE FIGHT AT A TIME. HES 4 IN THE WORLD AND I
DEFINITLEY THINK I CAN BEAT HIM SO HOPEFULLY THIS PUTS ME RIGHT BACK IN THE MIX WHERE I BELONG. (CASEY) ALRIGHT IM HERE
WITH THE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING KING MOD WALL SPORTING THE BLING TONIGHT, AS ALWAYS. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU GOT
GOING ON. THE WORD IS YOU GOT HADRA GRACY COMING UP. (KING) YEAH MAN I WAS SUPPOSED TO FIGHT ON THIS CARD OUT HERE IN
CHICAGO BUT IT FELL THROUGH CAUSE I GUESS HE GOT HURT SO THEY WENT AHEAD AND PUSHED IT BACK TO SEPT. 10TH SO IM GONA GO OUT
THERE AND BANG AND GET MY HAND RAISED. (CASEY) SO THATS WHAT YOUR GONA DO, YOUR GONA GO AFTER IT YOUR GONA TRY TO DO IT ON
YOUR FEET, ARE YOU GONA SLAM HIM? THE WORD IS HE CAN WRAP ANYBODY IN THE WORLD UP, HES THE BEST IN THE WORLD ON THE
GROUND WHATS YOUR STRATEGY? (KING) WHATEVER WORKS. IM DOING EVERYTHING DOG. IM RUNNING UP MOUNTAINS WITH 40 POUND BALLS I
DONT CARE WHERE THE FIGHT GOES, IM GONA GO DO MY THING WHATEVER WORKS IS GONA WORK FOR ME. IM GONA GET THIS VICTORY.
(CASEY) RIGHT. WELL THERES A RISING STAR ON THE RISE THAT THEY CALL OSP, OVINCE ST. PREUX, THERE HAD BEEN SOME WORD
ABOUT YOU GUYS POSSIBILY MEETING. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS GUY? (KING) OVINCE, THATS MY BOY HES COOL BUT ID FIGHT
HIM. HES A RISING STAR STILL A RISING STAR. IM UP THERE HES STILL WORKING HIS WAY UP. SO OVINCE ONCE HE GETS UP THERE
WHICH HE WILL BE SOON, WE'LL END UP MEETING AND IT'LL BE A GOOD BATTLE ILL GET MY HAND RAISED ON THAT TOO. (CYRUS) IM
STANDING NEXT TO MICHAEL JOHNSON, ONE OF THE RISING STARS IN THE UFC, JUST PICKED UP A WIN IN PITTSBURGH AND NOW YOU HAVE
ANOTHER FIGHT COMING UP ON THE UFC VERSUS 6. LETS TALK ABOUT THAT FIGHT A LITTLE BIT MAN. (MICHAEL)YEAH I JUST GOT THE
CALL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND LIKE I SAID I CONSTANTLY TRAIN ALL THE TIME SO IM GOING AGAINST A REAL TOUGH OPPONENT, PAUL
SAZ FROM ENGLAND, HES ABOUT 11-0 HES GOT 8 WINS FROM TRIANGLE SO ILL SEE HOW THAT ONE GOES. TALLER GUYS ARE KIND OF MY
KRYPTONITE BUT IVE BEEN LEARNING TO DEAL WITH THEM LATELY SO.. (CYRUS) ITS ALL ABOUT TAKING THOSE CHALLENGES AND
OVERCOMING THOSE THINGS SO THATS FANTASTIC STANDING NEXT TO ME, MIESHA TATE, THE BIG CO-MAIN EVENT FOR THIS BIG
HENDERSON/FEDOR FIGHT. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE CO-MAIN. TO GET PUSHED UP TO THE SECOND TO LAST FIGHT? (MIESHA) ITS
AMAZING. I CONSIDER IT A HUGE HONOR TO BE FIGHTING ON THE SAME CARD AS DAN HENDERSON AND FEDOR. DEFINITLEY HISTORY IN
THE MAKING I THINK TOMORROW IS GOING TO MAKE FOR AN EXCITING CARD. (CYRUS) ABSOLUTELY. NOW LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR OPPONENT
THE ONE AND ONLY, SHES THE CHAMPION RIGHT NOW, MARLOES HAS A VERY DIVERSE GAME, VERY TALENTED GROUND GAME, HOW ARE YOU
GOING TO ATTACK THAT, HOW ARE YOU GONG TO GO AT HER? I SAW AN INTERVIEW WHERE YOU SAID YOU WERE OUT THERE TO KILL HER. SO
IT IS WHAT IT IS I MEAN YOUR GOING INTO THE CAGE WITH HER SO LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR STRATEGY GOING AGAINST MARLOES COENEN.
(MIESHA) YEAH I KIND OF THINK THERES SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU IF YOUR GOING INTO THE CAGE WITHOUT ANY AGENDA BASICALLY YOUR
IN THERE TO KILL THE OTHER PERSON, YOUR IN THERE TO FIGHT SO IM GONA BRING EVERYTHING I HAVE TO THE TABLE AND LEAVE IT ALL
OUT THERE AND GOD BE WILLING ILL WALK AWAY THE CHAMPION. I KNOW IVE WORKED REALLY HARD FOR THIS FIGHT, IVE HAD SOME
TURBULANCE IN MY TRAINING CAMP ITS BEEN VERY HARD BUT YOU KNOW THATS WHAT MAKES YOU STRONGER. ITS WHEN YOU HIT ROCK
BOTTOM AND YOU CLIMB YOUR WAY BACK UP TO THE TOP AND THATS WHERE IM AT. IM AT THE TOP RIGHT NOW AND READY TO BE THE
WORLD CHAMPION, I FEEL LIKE ITS MY TIME TO SHINE AND I DONT FEEL LIKE THERES ANYTHING SHES GONA DO TO ME THAT HASNT
ALREADY BEEN DONE.M READY TO GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT UNTIL I GET THAT BELT... (CYRUS) IM STANDING NEXT TO A MAN, ONE OF
THE LEGENDS, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CAGE AND RING ANNOUNCING GAME MR. JIMMY LENNON JR. UH JIMMY HOW BOUT THIS FIGHT. WHAT
A GREAT BUZZ WE HAVE HERE FOR HENDO VS. FEDOR. TALK ABOUT THE BUZZ GOIN ON HERE IN CHICAGO RIGHT NOW. (JIMMY) YEAH ITS VERY
EXCITING AND THERE SHOULD BE AS STRIKEFORCE CEO SCOTT COKER SAYS, ITS THE BEST FIGHT CARD HES EVER PUT ON AND ITS RIGHT
HERE IN CHICAGO. AND ILL TELL YA, TOP TO BOTTOM I LIKE ALL THE FIGHTS BUT THE MAIN EVENT I JUST CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY
JOB DONE. SIT DOWN AND WATCH IT UNFOLD. FEDOR VS.HENDERSON ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT FIGHT. (CYRUS) THATS VERY TRUE. YOU
KNOW IM AN ESPIRING CAGE ANNOUNCER, IVE BEEN ANNOUNCING FOR AWHILE NOW AND DO YOU THINK YOU NEED A GOOD CATCH PHRASE? DO
YOU THINK THATS WHAT IT IS? I MEAN YOU GOT SHOWTIME, BUFFERS GOT HIS THING. DO YOU THINK THATS WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE THAT
NEXT STEP? (JIMMY) WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, NO. FIRST YOU GOT TO DEAL WITH QUALITY AND THE CATCH PHRASE CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH
THAT AND CAN ENHANCE IT. I SEE TO MANY PEOPLE MAKING THE MISTAKE AND STARTING WITH THE CATCH PHRASE AND NOT LEARNING
THE BASICS AND THE QUALITY OF IT BUT NOTHING WILL SUPRISE ME WHAT I SEE BUT I DO EXPECT TO SEE YOU IN THE CAGE ALOT MORE.
(CYRUS) OH MAN. WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU TOMORROW NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING.
THIS IS CYRUS FEES AND JIMMY LENNON JR. FOR MMA INSIDE THE CAGE... WELL THOSE ARE SOME OF THE INTERVIEWS AND RIGHT NOW
LETS GO TO THE MMA ISIDE THE CAGE PUNCH OF THE WEEK.
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(ANNOUNCER) ANYTHING YOU GUYS WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF? OOOOHHHHHH!
HENDERSON KNOCKED FEIJOU WITH THAT RIGHT
AND THE GROUND AND POUND
HENDO CAN ADD THE STRIKEFORCE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT TO HIS
MANTLE
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(CASEY) WELCOME BACK TO MMA: INSIDE THE CAGE. I'M CASEY OXENDINE AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE CARD THAT
WAS STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS HENDERSON. TEAM HENDO'S TAREC SAFFIEDINE KICKED OFF THE MAIN CARD WITH A VERY DOMINATING
UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER THE ALWAYS-TOUGH SCOTT SMITH. SAFFEIDINE USED A VARIETY OF FLUID LATERAL MOVEMENT AND
STANCE SWITCHES TO KEEP SMITH OFF BASE, AND PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING HIS GAME OFF THE GROUND. NEXT UP WAS TYRON WOODLY
MEETING PAUL DALY, IN WHAT WAS PERHAPS THE MOST COMPETITIVE BOUT OF THE EVENING. IT WAS WOODLY PUSHING FOR THE TAKEDOWN
AND CONTROLLING THE ACTION THROUGHOUT THE FIGHT. THOUGH PAUL DALY DID HAVE HIS MOMENTS, PARTICULARLY HIS TAKEDOWN DEFENSE
TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIGHT, IT WOULD BE WOODLY THAT DRIVES HOME THE UNANIMOUS DEC VICTORY IN THIS ONE. LETS HEAR FROM
TIM KENNEDY WAS UP NEXT, SNAGGING A UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER "RUTHLESS" ROBBIE LAWLOR.
ALTHOUGH A LITTLE BLOOD APPEARED ON THE FACE OF KENNEDY FROM A SHOT TAKEN IN ROUND TWO, HE PRESSES THE ACTION FOR THREE
ROUNDS AND A BIG WIN. LETS HEAR FROM THE ALWAYS CLASSY TIM KENNEDY IN THE THIS GRIPPING POST FIGHT INTERVIEW.
TIM YOU WENT RIGHT AT HIM IN THE VERY BEGINNING ALOT OF STRAIGHT KICKS. ALSO YOU OUT WRESTLED THE
WRESTLER. (TIM) YEAH HE BLOODED ME UP FOR IT. IM GLAD THE JUDGES SEE THAT THIS IS JUST BLOOD. I GET CUT IT JUST HAPPENS
SO GET OVER IT IM GONA BE IN HERE AND IM GONA FIGHT TIL THE END OF THE FIGHT AND ROBBY LAWLAR IS AN AMAZING ATHLETE I WAS
HUMBLED TO BE IN THE CAGE WITH HIM AND THAT GUY HITS PRETTY HARD. BUT ALL THAT ASIDE, WE HAD WOUNDED WARRIORS MY BUDDY
MIIKE FITZ RIGHT HERE, COME HERE MIKE. I LOVE FIGHTING AND YOU GUYS COME OUT HERE AND WATCH ME FIGHT, WHO CARES ABOUT
ME.. THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT NEED ALL THE RECOGNITION, THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT REALLY SACRIFICE EVERYDAY. THIS IS JUST
STUPID BLOOD. THESE GUYS RISK THEIR LIVES, THEIR LIMBS, EVERYTHING. IM GONA COME IN HERE AND FIGHT EVERY TIME. THIS
IS ME, THIS IS HOW I ROLL. IM GONA GO UNTIL THE JUDGES SAY, "GAH GET THAT BLOODY GUY OUT OF THE CAGE" BUT IM JUST GONA
KEEP FIGHTING, JUST LIKE THESE GUYS. (CUT) (CASEY) THEN IT WAS TIME FOR THE WOMEN'S WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT,
FEATURING JIU JITSU SPECIALIST MIESHA TATE TAKING ON THE CHAMP MARLOES COENEN. THE FIGHT WAS BACK AND FORTH, WITH TATE
PICKING UP ROUND 1, THE CHAMPION CONTROLLING THE ACTION IN 2, THEN TATE RALLYING BACK IN THE THIRD. MOVING INTO THE
CHAMIPONSHIP ROUNDS, MIESHA TATE LANDS A TAKEDOWN IN ROUND 4 AND SUCURES A BEAUTIFUL ARM TRIANGLE SUBMISSION TO TAKING THE
WIN AND THE THE STRIKEFORCE BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. THIS WIN WAS HUGE, AND WITH CYBORG AND GINA CARANO ON
HIATUS, PLACES MIESHA TATE AS THE NEW FACE IN WOMEN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
(CYRUS)MEISHA TATE GETTING READY FOR A BIG FIGHT WITH MARLOS COENEN TOMORROW... i'M CYRUS FEES FOR MMA ITC.
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(CASEY) WELL THE CROWD WAS ON THEIR FEET AS BOTH DAN HENDERSON AND FEDOR EMLIANNENKO MADE THEIR
WAY TO THE CAGE. AS USUAL, THERE WAS A HUGE TURNOUT OF FANS FROM FEDOR'S NATIVE COUNTRY, AS THE RUSSAN FLAG COULD BE SEEN
ALL OVER THE ARENA. HOWEVER IT WAS HENDO THAT GARNERED THE MAJORITY OF THE CHEERS DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS REAL
LIFE ROCKY/IVAN DRAGO SHOWDOWN. AND THE FIGHT THAT ENSUED WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AN ACTION MOVIE. LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE
FOOTAGE FROM DAN HENDERSON VS.FEDOR EMELIANENKO IN YOUR MMA: INSIDE THE CAGE MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK!! (FIGHT) (ANNOUNCER)
TONIGHT, 2 FIGHTERS WHO HAVE DEFINED THE SPORT, PREPARED TO SUBMIT THEIR LEGACY FEDOR VS. HENDERSON. ITS A CLASH OF MMA
TITANS. (REFEREE) PLEASE WELCOME TO THE CAGE, ONE OF MMAS ALL TIME GREATS, DAN HENDERSON. (COM) DAN HENDERSON ENTERING THE
CAGE. HES THE STRIKEFORCE LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION. ONE OF THE TRULY GREAT FIGHTERS IN MMA HISTORY AND HE TOLD US A WIN
AGAINST FEDOR WOULD BE MORE THAN HE WOULD'VE EVER EXPECTED IT WOULS ALSO SERVE AS A BENCH MARK FOR HIS CAREER. (REF) AN
NOW HERE IS MMA'S ICON, THE LAST EMPEROR FEDOR EMILIANENKO. (COM) FEDOR EMILIANENKO/ DAN HENDERSON, 2 LEGENDS OF MIXED
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(COM) FEDOR EMILIANENKO/ DAN HENDERSON, 2 LEGENDS OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. (COM2) WELL ITS THE REACH OF FEDOR EMILIANENKO
THAT MAKES ME NERVOUS FOR DAN HENDERSON. HES GOT 3 1/2 INCHES ON HIM AND HES ALSO GOT 6 YEARS IN AGE, HES 6 YEARS YOUNGER..
(COM) ROUND 1. FEDOR TRYING TO JUMP ON HENDERSON QUICKLY... LEFT HOOK BY HENDERSON... BACKS UP FEDOR. (COM2) NEITHER ONE
OF THESE FIGHTERS HAVE EVER BEEN KNOCKED OUT... AN AMAZING ATMOSPHERE AND AMAZING STATISTICS, EACH OF THEM IN THEIR 36
PROFESSIONAL FIGHT. THEY BOTH WERE IN THE RING ORGINIZATION IN JAPAN, THEY BOTH WERE COMPETING FOR THE PRIDE FIGHTING
CHAMPIONSHIP..BUT ITS HERE AT STRIKEFORCE ON SHOWTIME. (COM) THIS IS THE GAME THAT DAN HENDERSON WANTS TO PLAY. (COM2)
HENDERSON BREAKING...FEDOR COMING IN RIGHT HAND AND THAT BACKS UP DAN HENDERSON. THE RIGHT HAND LANDING..HENDERSON
TELLING US IM NOT GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUT, HES NOT GOING TO KNOCK ME OUT..THIS MOST LIKELY WILL BE THE FIGHT THAT GOES
THE DISTANCE AND IT WILL HAVE TO BE A DECISION MADE. OVERHAND RIGHT... EMILIANENKO KNOCKS HENDERSON DOWN.. FEDOR JUMPS ON
HIM.. BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE BY HENDO.. WOW!!! WOAH!! THEY STOP IT!! HENDERSON STOMPING FEDOR EMILIANENKO IN THE FIRST
ROUND.. WHAT A FIGHT! (COM2) WE GOT TO SEE THE END AGAIN CAUSE IT WAS FAST. THEY WENT TO SCRAMBLE AND I FULLY EXPECTED
DAN TO POP UP HERE INTO A WRESTLING POSITION BUT WHAT HE DID WAS HIT HIM WITH A UPPER CUT THAT STUNNED HIM. AND DROPPED
HIM AND THESE HAMMERING BLOWS FINISHED HIM OFF. (REF) WELL FANS WE HAVE THE TIME OF 4 MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS IN ROUND
#1. OUR REFEREE IN CHARGE, HERB DEAN STOPS THE CONTEST, HE IS THE WINNER BY WAY OF TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT, DAN HENDERSON.
[CROWD CHEERS]
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(CASEY) ALRIGHT, THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS WEEKS EPISODE OF MMA: INSIDE THE CAGE. REMEMBER TO CHECK US
OUT ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.. AND EMAIL ALL QUESTIONS TO MMA INSIDETHECAGE@GMAIL.COM. NEXT WEEK MY CO-HOST CYRUS FEES WILL
BE BACK BY MY SIDE AS WE DELIVER THE BIGGEST FIGHTS TO YOU FROM ACROSS THE NATION AND ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS IS CASEY
OXENDINE AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.. INSIDE THE CAGE.
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