MMA: Inside the Cage #103: "Strikeforce's Last Stand"


Uploaded by MMAInsideTheCageTV on 20.07.2012

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(CYRUS) WELCOME TO MMA INSIDE THE CAGE, BRINGING THE
WORLD OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS STRAIGHT TO YOU.
THIS WEEK WE LOOK AT THE CLUSTERF, I MEAN THE
CONFUSING SITUATION THAT IS STRIKEFORCE.
IS THERE A FUTURE FOR THE ORGANIZATION OR IS IT ON
LIFE SUPPORT?
ALSO WE'RE GOING TO CHECK OUT TUFF N UFF, WHICH SHOULD
BE THE TOP AMATEUR ORGANIZATION IN THE
NATION TODAY.
I'M YOUR HOST CYRUS FEES AND AS ALWAYS I'M JOINED BY
THE REAL MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD MISTER
CASEY OXENDINE.
(CASEY) WELL LIKE MY BEARDED BROTHER, YOU KNOW I AM
A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER, BUT I'M ALSO A FIGHTER SO
DON'T GET ANY IDEAS.
(CYRUS) WE NEVER WOULD.
WE NEVER WOULD.
LOTS OF STUFF TO COVER THIS WEEK SO LETS DIVE RIGHT
INTO THE MMA NEWS FLURRY.
WELL THINGS ARE SHUFFLING IN THE UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT
DIVISION AS CHRIS WEIDMAN DEFINITELY MADE HIMSELF
A TITLE CONTENDER BY SMASHING MARK MUNOZ.
A LOT OF FOLKS HAD HIM A SHOE-IN FOR THE TITLE SHOT.
BUT THERE'S ANOTHER GROUP SAYING THAT HECTOR
LOMBARD COULD TAKE THAT SPOT IF HE TAKES OUT TIM
BOETSCH THIS WEEKEND AT UFC 149.
NOW CASEY, PUT YOURSELF IN DANA WHITE'S SHOES, DO YOU
PUT WEIDMAN IN THERE OR DO YOU PUT IN THE FORMER
BELLATOR CHAMP IF HE GETS THE WIN?
(CASEY) WELL I MEAN, WHAT ABOUT BRIAN STANN, AND
BISBING YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
(CYRUS) IT'S OUT THERE.
(CASEY) THOSE ARE TWO MORE GUYS UP THERE.
I SAY IT'S BETWEEN THOSE FOUR GUYS.
I THINK THAT HECTOR LOMBARD IS DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE
TO YOU KNOW REPRESENT HIMSELF THERE IN THE UFC FIRST.
HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO YOU KNOW GET SOME WINS.
HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK GOOD, NOT JUST GOING TO
HAND IT OVER YOU KNOW, TO A FORMER BELLATOR CHAMPION.
THEY'RE GOING TO WORK FOR IT.
(CYRUS) YEAH, I THINK YOU COULD BE RIGHT.
I THINK IF LOMBARD WINS, IF HE GETS THROWN IN THERE.
I JUST THINK IT'S JUST A BIG MONEY SITUATION OF
COURSE BISBING ALWAYS BRINGS BISBING AS WELL.
NOW WE HATE TO REVISIT IT, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE RESULT
ARE INCONCLUSIVE IN THE DEATH OF DUSTIN JENSON, OF
COURSE THE FIGHTER FROM SOUTH DAKOTA WHO DIED FOLLOWING
A MMA EVENT.
NOW ACCORDING TO THE AUTOPSY HE DIED FROM AN INJURY
ONE WEEK BEFORE THE FIGHT FROM BLUNT TRAUMA TO THE HEAD
STILL SUCH A SAD SITUATION, BUT YOU KNOW WE'RE
STILL TRYING TO HELP THE FAMILY AS YOU CAN SEE
THAT RIGHT THERE ON THE SCREEN.
GO TO GO FUND ME MAKE THAT HAPPEN, YOU GOT THE
FULL BEARD, WE'D LOVE TO SHAVE IT OFF.
BUT REALLY WE JUST WANT TO HELP THE FAMILY.
(CASEY) YEAH AND IT'S GETTING THICK HERE YOU KNOW I'M
REALLY TRYING TO ENTICE YOU GUYS TO DO WHAT YOU CAN
TO HELP THESE PEOPLE AND IT IS VERY, VERY SAD.
IT SOUNDS LIKE A CLEAR CUT CASE OF SECOND IMPACT
SYNDROME IN MY OPINION, I'M NOT GOING ON RECORD AND
SAYING (CYRUS) YES, (CASEY) BUT THAT'S WHAT IT IS
AND THAT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW THAT HAPPEN.
YOU KNOW REMEMBER BOOM-BOOM MANCINI YEARS AGO, YOU
KNOW THAT HAPPEN THERE AND IT JUST ANYTIME THAT HAPPENS
ITS VERY, VERY SAD.
I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL YOU KNOW TAKE HEED AND
CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN.
(CYRUS) I THINK SO TOO.
NOW FINALLY A NEW MMA SHOW IS APPEARING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
IT'S CALLED ABU DHABI WARRIORS AND THEIR INAUGURAL EVENT
IS OCTOBER 26TH IN ABU DHABI IN THE U.A.E.
NOW IT'S ALL PART OF THE UAEJJ.
THEY HAD THAT BIG 2012 WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU
JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP, WHERE THEY GAVE ONE MILLION DOLLAR
IN PRIZE MONEY, NOT ONLY ARE THEY DOING THE MMA,
THEY'RE DOING ALL KINDS OF COOL EVENTS,
ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP REALITY SHOW, ALL KINDS OF COOL
STUFF, INCLUDING MAYBE SOME SHOWS IN THE US.
YOU KNOW IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA PARTNER.
THEY HAVE SUCH A COOL HISTORY YOU KNOW IN THAT AREA
WITH GRAPPLING THAT THIS JUST ALL REALLY MAKES SENSE.
(CASEY) YEAH LIKE 15 YEARS AGO THEY DID THE ABU DHABI
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND IT
REALLY, REALLY IT CHANGED THE FACE OF GRAPPLING BECAUSE
OF THE PRICE MONEY THAT THEY WERE GIVING OUT AND IT
SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE DOING THE SAME THING WITH THE MMA EVENT.
THERE'S SO MUCH MONEY DOWN THERE IT PROVIDES
THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO GET AN MMA ORGANIZATION OFF THE GROUND.
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT MEDIA TELEVISION, THE INTERNET
PUSH, EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED YOU KNOW WHO WOULDN'T WANT
TO GO TO ABU DHABI THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN THE
WORLD AND WATCH FIGHTS.
BUT WITH THE MONEY THAT IS BEHIND THIS, WITH SOMEBODY
WHO REALLY DOESN'T CARE IF THEY MAKE THE MONEY OR
LOSS THE MONEY THESE PEOPLE ARE BILLIONAIRES,
MASS BILLIONAIRES, YOUR TALKING ABOUT A PLACE
THAT COULD GO FROM WORST TO FIRST AS AN MMA MEGA
POWER REAL FAST.
(CYRUS) YEAH, MAN THAT'S A BIG STEP TO GO FIRST BUT
WHO KNOWS, LIKE YOU SAID, IF THEY'VE GOT THE MONEY THEY
CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.
AFTER THE BREAK WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO DISSECT STRIKEFORCE.
WE'RE GOING TO TRY.
DOES IT EVEN HAVE A CHANCE TO SURVIVE?
RIGHT NOW GET YOUR GUARD UP BECAUSE IT'S TIME FOR
THIS WEEK'S MMA INSIDE THE CAGE HIT PARADE.
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(CYRUS) AND WE'RE BACK SECOND ROUND TIME, YOU KNOW AFTER
A REALLY GOOD OUTING AT LAST WEEKENDS WITH ROCKHOLD
VERSUS KENNEDY FIGHT IN PORTLAND, STRIKEFORCE
SHOULD BE FEELING REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW.
BUT BEFORE THE EVENT EVEN GOT STARTED, YOU HAD TIM
KENNEDY VERY UPSET AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.
APPARENTLY THERE'S ONLY, HE SAID THERE WAS ONLY FOUR
OR FIVE PEOPLE OUT THERE TO COVER THE PRESS
CONFERENCE, WHICH THERE PROBABLY WASN'T VERY
MANY PEOPLE THERE.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE HE SHOULD BE UPSET ABOUT THIS?
(CASEY) STRIKEFORCE IS A VERY TOP TIER ORGANIZATION WHEN
YOU LOOK AT THE TALENT WISE.
(CYRUS) I AGREE.
(CASEY) THEY AREN'T ON TOP TIER AS FAR AS UFC'S TOP
GUYS, BUT THERE ARE LOWER LEVEL GUYS IN THE UFC
THAT WOULD GET SMASHED BY THE TOP TIER GUYS IN STRIKEFORCE.
SO I UNDERSTAND THE REASONING BEHIND TIM KENNEDY.
BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK, YOU'RE FOLLOWING A HUGE MMA
MEGA EVENT AT UFC 148, AS WELL AS THE EXPO, THEN YOU
FOLLOW IT UP WITH THE FUEL EVENT THAT THEY HAD
THAT WEDNESDAY, FOLLOWING.
(CYRUS) THEN 149 COMING UP THIS WEEKEND YEAH, SO A LOT
OF STUFF.
(CASEY) ABSOLUTELY, SO IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR
A STRIKEFORCE WHICH IS, IT'S ON SHOWTIME BUT THEIR
SHOWS, THEIR EVENTS ARE VERY FEW AND VERY FAR BETWEEN
TO GET THAT KIND OF PUSH.
REALLY THE BIG NAME IN STRIKEFORCE RIGHT NOW IS
RONDA ROUSEY.
SHE MAKES STRIKEFORCE BECAUSE OF HER TALK, BECAUSE OF
THE PUSH AND I THINK A LOT OF FIGHTERS OR FANS WOULD
WATCH THESE FIGHTERS FIGHT.
I MEAN, TIM KENNEDY, LUKE ROCKHOLD IS A MEGA SHOW,
A MEGA FIGHT, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST DIDN'T
KNOW BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN ECLIPSED BY THE UFC.
(CYRUS) WELL DO YOU THINK THEY NEED TO BE LIKE, I MEAN
I'M GOING TO PUT IT LIKE THIS WE'VE BEEN TO SOME OF
THEIR BIGGEST EVENTS.
WE'VE BEEN TO THE FEDOR FIGHTS.
WE'VE BEEN TO ROUSEY VERSUS TATE, WHICH WAS A CRAZY
EVENT AT THE ARNOLDS.
THEY DO KNOW HOW TO PUT ON A GOOD SHOW, BUT LIKE YOU
SAID IT'S SO FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.
DO YOU THINK THEY JUST NEED TO INCREASE THE TALENT POOL,
PUT ON SOME MORE SHOWS AND REALLY GET BEHIND IT
BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE IT'S JUST LIKE THE STEPCHILD
OVER THERE, THAT THEY JUST DON'T CARE ABOUT, EVEN
WHEN THERE'S A BIG FIGHT COMING UP THEY BARELY YOU
KNOW PUT ANY BACKING BEHIND IT AS FAR AS ADVERTISING.
(CASEY) I DON'T THINK IT'S THE FIGHTERS AND THE LEVEL
OF COMPETITION AT ALL, LIKE I SAID YOU'VE GOT ALL OF
THESE DIFFERENT CHANNELS AND YOU EVEN GOT SPIKE IN THE
MIX WITH BELLATOR AND THEY'RE A MEGA POWER.
SPIKE HAS ALWAYS BEEN UFC BUILT THEM.
SO, I DON'T THINK IT'S THAT, I THINK IT'S MORE SO IS THEY
ARE ON SHOWTIME BUT OF COURSE THAT IS A PREMIUM CHANNEL.
YOU CAN'T JUST FLIP TO AND I JUST FEEL LIKE THAT
THEY AREN'T PUSHED AND PUBLICIZED THE WAY THAT A
LOT OF UFC SHOWS ARE.
(CYRUS) THAT'S IT, YEAH.
I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.
WELL THEY DO HAVE SOME GREAT TALENT AND THERE WAS A
REPORT THAT CAME OUT FROM DAVE MELTZER WHO IS HE'S A
TRUSTED REPORTER IN THE SPORT BUT HE SAID THAT FIGHTERS
LIKE RONDA ROUSEY, LUKE ROCKHOLD AND GILBERT
MELENDEZ WOULD BE BARRED FROM GOING TO THE UFC.
NOW DANA DID REFUTE THIS.
HE SAID THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
THERE'S A LOT OF CONTROVERSY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT
THE TRUTH IS THERE.
BUT I KNOW THAT'S SOMETHING THAT BOTHERS THOSE
FIGHTERS BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A GUY LIKE GILBERT MELENDEZ
AND HE'S A GUY THAT SAYS HE'S NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD
BUT DOESN'T GET ANYBODY TO FIGHT.
YOU KNOW HE'S GOING TO GET PAT HEALY BUT HE WANTS TO
FIGHT GUYS LIKE FRANKIE EDGAR, GRAY MAYNARD.
DO YOU BLAME HIM FOR BEING UPSET?
(CASEY) WELL IF THIS IS THE TRUTH WITH SHOWTIME
MAKING THAT DEAL WHENEVER ZUFFA ACQUIRED STRIKEFORCE,
I UNDERSTAND WHY SHOWTIME WOULD DO THIS, BECAUSE
THEY HAVE A PRODUCT IN STRIKEFORCE THAT
THEY'VE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH.
THEY WANT TO BE SURE THAT ALL THESE FIGHTERS AREN'T GOING
TO DO WHAT WE EXPECTED THEM TO DO AND THAT'S (CYRUS)
LIKE YOUR NICK DIAZ'S AND YOUR MAYHEM, MILLER'S, (CASEY)
TO MAKE THAT JUMP UP TO THE BIG SHOW, SO THEY, THERE
GOING TO PUT A LIEN ON THAT.
THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN BUT THEY
SAY THAT THEY'LL ALLOW IT TO BELLATOR BECAUSE THEY
DON'T FEEL THAT IS A MARQUEE COMPETITOR.
I DON'T KNOW, DANA WHITE SAYS IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
THERE'S NO PROOF THAT SAYS IT HAPPEN.
IF IT HAPPENED AND THE FIGHTERS DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT
IT, I WOULD BE VERY CONCERNED.
I WOULD BE VERY UPSET, BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY CONTROL.
WHY SHOULD WHERE YOU'RE FIGHTING NOW HAVE ANY CONTROL.
ONCE YOU'RE OUT OF CONTRACT HOW CAN ANYONE TELL YOU
THAT WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN'T DO.
YOU'RE NOT UNDER CONTRACT ANYMORE.
(CYRUS) FAIR ENOUGH, FAIR ENOUGH, I'LL TELL YOU
WHAT CASEY, THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON
WITH STRIKEFORCE WE'RE JUST GOING TO SEE HOW IT PANS OUT.
THEIR NEXT EVENT IS ROUSEY VERSUS KAUFMAN.
IT'S GOING TO BE AUGUST 18TH ON SHOWTIME, OF COURSE
THEY'RE GOING TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS FOR THAT ONE.
TUFF N UFF COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK AND YOUR GOING TO
LOVE THE MAIN EVENT, DON'T GO ANYWHERE, WE'LL BE RIGHT
BACK AFTER THIS.
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(CYRUS) WELL IT'S THIRD ROUND TIME, TIME TO IMPRESS
THE JUDGES.
WELL I THINK I CAN SPEAK FOR BOTH OF US, CASEY, WHEN WE
SAY THAT AMATEUR ORGANIZATIONS CAN BE JUST AS GOOD AS SOME
OF THE PRO ORGANIZATIONS IF DONE RIGHT HERE IN THE US.
(CASEY) I'VE PERSONALLY WITNESSED ONE THOUSAND
PLUS MMA EVENTS IN PERSON AND I CAN TELL YOU, FROM
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THERE ARE EVENTS THAT ARE ALL
AMATEUR THAT I'VE SEEN THAT COMPARE TO PRO EVENTS ALL
OVER THE WORLD.
THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE WOULD BE
THE ABSENCE OF THE ELBOWS AND THE ROUND COUNTERS.
(CYRUS) YEAH, (CASEY) AND REALLY TRULY IF YOU PUT
ON GOOD SEASON FIGHTERS, A FIGHT IS A FIGHT.
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY THIS GUY IS AMATEUR WHAT
LABEL THAT YOU PLACE ON THE FIGHT.
THE FIGHTERS ARE FIGHTERS AND WITH TUFF N UFF YOU'RE
TALKING ABOUT IN LAS VEGAS THESE ARE THE BIGGEST GYMS
IN THE UNITED STATES RIGHT THERE.
THEY BRING IN A TON OF TALENT.
THEIR WOMEN'S COMPETITION IS REALLY, REALLY TOP TIER A
LOT OF PEOPLE CONSIDER THAT TO ME THE WORLD CHAMPION
OF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MMA.
I THINK THAT AMATEUR MMA IS TRULY A FUNDAMENTAL PLACE,
HAS A FUNDAMENTAL PLACE IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND TUFF
N UFF MAY JUST BE THE MARQUEE OF THAT.
(CYRUS) I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.
WELL I'LL TELL YOU WHAT PRODUCTION WISE THEY'RE ON
PAR WITH ANY OF THE TOP SHOWS OUT THERE.
I MEAN VERY COOL, VERY HD FOOTAGE, ALL THE STUFF
THAT YOU SEE ON THE UFC OR A BELLATOR YOU SEE ACTUALLY
ON THE TUFF N UFF BROADCAST.
IT'S GREAT.
THEY'VE BEEN PUTTING ON SHOWS SINCE '06.
THEY PACK OUT THE HOUSE.
THEY PRODUCE SOME BIG TIME TALENT AND LIKE YOU SAID
THE WOMEN GREAT, THE LYBARGER TWINS, D'ALELIO,
JESSAMYN DUKE, SHE'S BEEN OVER THERE.
(CASEY) JESSAMYN DUKE.
(CYRUS) SHE'S AWESOME.
THERE WEBSITE IS TUFFNUFFTV.COM.
THEIR NEXT EVENT IS MAYHEM IN MESQUITE ON AUGUST 18TH.
BUT RIGHT NOW LET'S STOP TALKING AND GO RIGHT TO
THE FOOTAGE.
THEIR LAST EVENT WAS FESTIBRAWL INTERNATIONAL
FIGHT WEEK, HAD SOME KILLER FIGHTS.
SO INSTEAD OF ONE FIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU THREE
BIG FINISHES FROM THAT EVENT.
IT'S OUR MMA INSIDE THE CAGE MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK.

(REFEREE) DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
YOU TOUCH GLOVES, DO IT NOW, GO TO YOUR CORNERS.
(COM1) SO HERE WE GO IN THE FEATHER WEIGHT
DIVISION, HANSEL AQUINO IN THE BLACK TRUNKS, KYLE NEAL IN
THE WHITE.
(REFEREE) YOU READY?
YOU READY?
FIGHT!
(BELL RINGS) (COM1) THREE TWO-MINUTE ROUNDS SCHEDULED.
(COM2) OH (COM1) BIG RIGHT HAND TO AQUINO, (COM2)
THAT'S GOING TO BE IT.
(COM1) WOW!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) OH, NO KYLE NEAL IS HURT AND
SHAKING, (COM2) THAT IS A BRUTAL FINISH.
(COM1) KYLE NEAL GOING TO TRY TO STAND UP AGAIN, LOOKS
LIKE HE IS (COM1) STILL A LITTLE WOBBLY (ANNOUNCER)
THIS IS WHAT THESE FIGHTERS DO FOR YOU.
(COM1) AND LOOK A HUG, NEAL GOES OVER TO
AQUINO (ANNOUNCER) THEY DO IT WITH HEART AND THEY DO IT
FOR FREE, AND THEY DO IT FOR THE FANS, FOR THE LOVE OF
THE SPORT.
LET'S HEAR IT FOR THESE TWO FIGHTERS.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) UNPARALLELED.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM2) FOR KYLE NEAL BEING ASSISTED
OUT, BUT HE'S OKAY.
(ANNOUNCER) AFTER SEVEN SECONDS INTO THE FIRST
ROUND YOUR WINNER BY KNOCK OUT, HANSEL AQUINO!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) SO JUST SEVEN SECONDS.
(COM2) FOR HANSEL AQUINO TO PICK UP A WIN, HIS
AMATEUR DEBUT.
(COM1) 170 POUNDS ACTION JUSTIN DRIGGERS IN THE
BLACK TRUNKS, ZACH THE RIPPER HOLBROOK IN THE PURPLE,
THE JOE SULLIVAN THE REFEREE IN THE CAGE.
BOTH FIGHTERS LOOK LIKE THEY WANT TO STRIKE.
GOT THE ANKLE WRAPS ON.
(BELL RING) LET'S DO IT.
HOLBROOK VERY POISED AND CALM.
(COM2) CRISP RIGHT HAND FROM DRIGGERS, (COM1)
DRIGGERS LOOKS LIKE A LOADED GUN.
(FIGHT SOUNDS AND CROWD NOISE) (COM1) JUST WALKS FORWARD
WITH NO CONCERN WHATSOEVER DELIVER THAT STIFF RIGHT HAND.
(COM2) ACTION NOW AGAINST THE CAGE, DRIGGERS GETS THE
TAKE DOWN, SETTLES ON TOP.
ZACH HOLBROOK WITH A CLOSED GUARD, HIS BACK AGAINST
THE CAGE.
(COM1) NOTICE TO, IF YOU CAN THE TOES OF ZACH
HOLBROOK, MATCHING PURPLE TO THE TRUNKS.
(COM2) STYLISH.
JUSTIN DRIGGERS ON TOP RIGHT NOW TRYING TO CREATE SOME SPACE.
YOU CAN SEE ZACH HOLBROOK UNDERNEATH TRYING TO TIE
UP THE WRISTS TO PREVENT ANY DAMAGE BUT DRIGGERS IS
GETTING IT, THOSE HANDS THROUGH, DRIGGER DECIDES
TO BACK AWAY.
HE'S GOING TO LET HOLBROOK FOLLOW.
HE WANTS THIS TO BE A STRIKING CONTEST.
(COM2) YEAH, LOOK AT THE GRINDING.
HE'S DOING SOME SERIOUS STRIKING.
SO I GUESS HE WANTS IT TO DO THAT ON HIS FEET NOW.
(COM1) INTERESTING DECISION BY DRIGGERS WHO WAS IN
DOMINANT POSITION HE WAS DOING A LITTLE BIT OF
DAMAGE, HOLBROOK WAS DOING A DECENT JOB OF TYING THE WRISTS.
(COM2) INTERESTING BOTH GUYS MUAY THAI BACKGROUND BUT
THE STANCE OF HOLBROOK A LITTLE MORE LIKE MUAY
THAI WITH THE BONDS, SHOOTING FOR THE BACK FOOT.
DRIGGERS VERY BOXINGESK IN HIS STANCE AND HIS BALANCE.
(COM1) DID BRIEFLY GRAB A THAI PLUM THERE, KICKS TO THE BODY.
DRIGGERS HAS THOSE NICE STRAIGHT PUNCHES.
MOVES INSIDE, (COM2) SOMETIMES WHEN TWO GUYS COME IN TO
THE SAME FIGHT, WITH THE SAME SKILLSET AS A STRONG SUIT
ONE NEUTRALIZES THE OTHER.
YOU SEE THE (COM1) OHHHHH!
HIGH KICK RIGHT HAND AND THAT'S GOING TO DO IT!
JOE SULLIVAN STEPS IN TO CALL IT CONTEST!
JUSTIN DRIGGERS WITH THE SPECTACULAR HIGH KICK!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) FOLLOW UP WITH STIFF
PUNCHES AND HOLBROOK COMING TO NOW, BUT HE WAS DEFIANTLY
OUT NO PROBLEM WITH THAT STOPPAGE REFEREE JOE SULLIVAN.
(ANNOUNCER) AGAIN FIRST ROUND YOUR WINNER BY KNOCK OUT
IN THE BLUE CORNER, JUSTIN THE GRAVE DIGGER, DRIGGERS!
(COM2) WELL IF YOU'RE GOING TO CALL SOMEBODY THE
GRAVE DIGGER, THAT'S SOMEBODY YOU WANT TO BE PUTTING
PEOPLE AWAY.
(COM1) ALL RIGHT 205 POUNDS TITLE ON THE LINE, IS
CORY HENDRICKS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS, ANDREW STRAMLER IN
THE BLACK.
(COM2) STRAMLER ODDLY HAD HIS LAST FIGHT AND VICTORY
LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS AGO.
(COM1) STRAMLER YOU CAN SEE WITH THE PRESSING
BACKGROUND AS HE MENTIONED, LOOKING FOR THE TAKE
DOWN RIGHT AWAY.
(COM2) HENDRICKS IN THE WHITE, STRAMLER IN THE BLACK
AND HENDRICKS WAS AWARE OF IT THAT THE BACKGROUND OF
A WRESTLER WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO
CONTEND WITH.
HE'S ALREADY SEEING HINTS OF THAT.
(COM1) HENDRICKS DEFIANTLY LOOKING SPRAWL AND BRAWL
HE'S WAITING ON VICTORY TONIGHT.
YOU CAN SEE THE TALLER FIGHTER TRYING TO USE THAT RANGE
TO HIS ADVANTAGE.
STRAMLER LOOKS TO BE THE STOCKIER MAN WE DON'T KNOW
IF THAT WILL TRANSLATE DIRECTLY INTO STRENGTH.
(COM2) YEAH, STRAMLER TRY'S TO CLOSE THE DISTANCE AND GET
THE SHOT, HE'S TRYING TO GET THE TAKE DOWN.
HOWEVER THE MOVEMENT OF HENDRICKS FOR ONE, HIS SIDE
TO SIDE OF IT AND HE'S REALLY WELL AWARE OF THE SHOT.
SEE RIGHT THERE, HE KNOWS ITS COMING.
(COM1) ABSOLUTELY, STRAMLER'S CORNER WANTS HIM TO CALM DOWN.
OBVIOUSLY THESE ARE THREE-MINUTE ROUNDS VERSUS
THE TRADITIONAL TWO-MINUTE ROUNDS IN THE AMATEUR RANKS.
SPENDING A LOT OF ENERGY EARLY, LOOKING FOR
THAT TAKEDOWN, NOT NECESSARILY SETTING IT UP.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) DON'T HAVE TO SET THAT UP!
HAMMER FIST COMING IN AND THAT'S GOING TO BE THE FIGHT.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) AND IT'S A GOOD STOPPAGE,
BECAUSE CORY HENDRICKS DOESN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE IS
OR WHY HE'S THERE.
(ANNOUNCER) AFTER A MINUTE, EIGHT INTO THE FIRST
ROUND, YOUR WINNER BY TKO AND NEW TUFF N UFF
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, ANDREW STRAMLER!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) EVANS-SMITH IN THE BLACK
GEAR WITH THE BLUE TRIM, ROTHERNHAUSLER IN THE
YELLOW AND BLACK.
YOU SEE THE DECIDED HEIGHT ADVANTAGE FOR ROTHERNHAUSLER.
(COM2) AFTER YOU SAW EVAN-SMITH, WATCHED HER, OHHHHH!
(COM1) RIGHT HAND AND THAT'S GOING TO DO IT!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) INCREDIBLE STRAIGHT RIGHT
HAND FOR ROTHERNHAUSLER, WOW!
(COM2) BEFORE I CAN FINISH A SENTENCE SHE GOT CLIPPED!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) INCREDIBLE FINISH, YOU CAN
SEE A MOUSE ALREADY DEVELOPING UNDER THE LEFT EYE OF
ASHLEY EVANS-SMITH.
ROTHERNHAUSLER DROPPED HER WITH A CRISP RIGHT HAND.
(ANNOUNCER) AFTER FIVE SECONDS INTO THE FIRST ROUND,
YOUR WINNER BY KNOCK OUT, AND NEW TUFF N UFF
WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION VERONICA ROTHERNHAUSLER!
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(CYRUS) WELL IT'S TIME TO PUT A FINISH ON THIS
EPISODE, THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO DO IT WITH THE
CURTAIN CALL, CASEY KNOCK IT OUT.
(CASEY) WELL THERE IS AN OLD SAYING ROLLING AROUND
THE BLOCK THAT SAYS THAT THE KEY TO RUNNING A
HEALTHY BUSINESS IS LOCATION, LOCATION, AND LOCATION AND
IN THE CASE OF MMA THIS SEEMS TO BE THE CASE, AT
LEAST FIGURATIVELY.
THE UFC IS BY FAR THE FLAGSHIP PRODUCT OF THE SPORT.
WHILE THEY SHOWCASE THE FIGHTERS THAT ARE
UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED AS THE BEST ON THEIR PAY PER VIEW
AND FOX SHOWS, THEY ALSO SERVE TO GROOM THEIR RISING STARS
IN LOWER TIER OUTINGS BROADCAST ON THE FUEL AND
FX NETWORKS.
AND OF COURSE THEY EVEN OPERATE AS THE FIGHTER
CABBAGE PATCH WITH THEIR ULTIMATE FIGHTER REALITY SHOW.
ALL OF THESE EVENTS SERVE TO PROVIDE EXPOSURE TO
EVERY FACET OF THIS BURGEONING PRODUCT.
THEN ON THE OTHER HAND YOU HAVE THEIR SISTER
ZUFFA PROMOTIONS, STRIKEFORCE.
THIS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BASED PROMOTION WAS ONCE SLATED
AS UFC'S ONLY POTENTIAL RIVAL BEFORE BEING SWALLOWED UP
BY THE BIGGER FISH.
NOW THIS COMPANY STANDS IN PURGATORY OF SORTS.
WHILE THEY BOAST SOME OF THE HOTTEST NAMES IN THE
BUSINESS SUCH AS GILBERT MELENDEZ, RONDA ROUSEY,
AND LUKE ROCKHOLD THEIR INFREQUENCY OF EVENTS
HAS ECLIPSED THEIR ABILITY TO MAINTAIN THE FANS FOCUS ON
THE PROMOTION AS A WHOLE.
EVEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SHOWTIME
NETWORK, STRIKEFORCE SEEMS TO BE ENCOUNTERING A NUMBER
OF DANGEROUS ROAD BLOCKS.
SO THE QUESTION IS WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR
THIS ORGANIZATION?
WILL THEY PICK UP THE BALL AND FINALLY FIND THEIR NICHE
IN THIS EVER CHANGING BUSINESS?
WILL THEY BE FURTHER ECLIPSED BY THE MASS EXPOSURE OF
ANY AND EVERY EVENT PENNED WITH THE UFC TRADEMARK?
WILL THEIR REMAINING MARQUEE FIGHTERS REMAIN OR JUMP SHIP?
OR WILL STRIKEFORCE RETURN AS THE NO-CAL REGIONAL
PROMOTION WITH A STRONG CULT FOLLOWING THAT MAY JUST
SERVE AS THE FUTURE UFC GATEKEEPER.
ONLY TIME WILL TELL.
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