MMA: Inside the Cage #120 - "A Down South ROCKY Story"


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(VO)THIS WEEK WE PREVIEW EFC AFRICA'S LAST EVENT OF
2012, AND GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH VIRGINIA'S
OWN ROCKY STORY, DONNIE "THE DIESEL" LESTER.
ALL THIS AND 12 NEW CLIPS BATTLE IT OUT, ON THIS
WEEKS EPISODE OF M-M-A I-T-C!
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MMA ITC IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
(CYRUS) WELCOME TO MMA INSIDE THE CAGE, BIG SHOW THIS
WEEK, I'M YOUR HOST CYRUS FEES AND I'M JOINED BY THE
MAN WHO'S GOING TO BE TAKING ON A KANGAROO DOWN
IN AUSTRALIA THAT'S AMAZING CASEY.
GREAT!
(CASEY) WELL THERE COMES A TIME IN EVERY MAN'S CAREER
AS A MMA FIGHTER AT A CERTAIN AGE THAT YOU REACH WHERE
THE GIMMICK MATCH IS THE BEST WAY TO GO WITH THAT.
(CYRUS) YEAH THAT MAKES SENSE.
(CASEY) YOU KNOW AND, JUDGING FROM MY PERFORMANCE
LAST SUMMER DOWN THERE IN PASS-A-GRILLE, THE
MEAN STREETS OF PASS-A-GRILLE WHERE I TOOK OUT THAT ALLIGATOR.
I WRESTLED THAT ALLIGATOR DOWN.
(CYRUS) THAT'S ONE OF THE RICHEST, (CASEY) BROTHER
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THAT PLACE, WHEN
YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE GATED COMMUNITIES YOU GOT
BICYCLERS, ALL OVER THE ROAD.
YOU'VE GOT JAYWALKING, RUNNING CRAZY.
(CYRUS) HOW THE HECK DID YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
(CASEY) WELL I JUST IT'S THE SAME WAY I'M GOING TO
DEAL WITH THIS BOXING KANGAROO IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER.
I'M JUST GOING TO KEEP IT REAL.
(CYRUS) SOME HUGE NEWS STORIES LAST WEEK, SO LET'S DIG
RIGHT INTO THE MMA NEWS FLURRY.
FIRST UP ZUFFA MAKING HUGE MOVES.
THEY'RE ALWAYS MAKING BIG MOVES.
IT'S BEEN ANNOUNCED STRIKEFORCE WILL HAVE
ITS FINAL SHOW IN JANUARY.
FINALLY IT'S GOING TO BE OVER FOR STRIKEFORCE.
NOW THEY'RE GOING TO ADD RONDA ROUSEY TO THE UFC ADDING
WOMEN TO THE FOLD, THAT'S A BIG, BIG MOVE.
ALL RIGHT LET'S TALK ABOUT IT CASEY.
FIRST OFF STRIKEFORCE I THINK WE ALL KNEW IT WAS GOING
TO HAPPEN.
(CASEY) WELL YOU KNOW THEY CANCELED A FEW EVENTS
THIS PAST YEAR AND YOU KNOW RONDA ROUSEY MAKING SUCH
A GOOD PUSH.
I KNEW IF THEY TOOK HER OVER TO THE UFC THAT'S GOING TO
BE A HUGE LOSS FOR STRIKEFORCE PROMOTION.
SO HOPEFULLY YOU'RE GOING TO SEE GUYS LIKE DANIEL
CORMIER, AND MELENDEZ MAKING THAT JUMP ON UP TO THE
BIG SHOWS AND GETTING SOME MORE OPPORTUNITIES.
BUT I HEAR IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT SHOW IN THIS
FINAL OUTING FOR STRIKEFORCE.
I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE IT.
(CYRUS) I'M A LITTLE SAD TO SEE IT GO.
NOW WITH THE WOMEN INVOLVED DO YOU THINK WERE GOING TO
SEE CONSISTENT FIGHTS AND MAYBE EVERY EVENT OR DO
YOU THINK IT'S GOING TO BE EVERY OTHER, HOW DO YOU
THINK IT'S GOING TO WORK?
(CASEY) I DON'T, I THINK THAT IT IS GOING TO GO BASED ON
THE FAN APPEAL.
IF THESE ARE FIGHTERS MAN OR WOMAN, IT'S KIND OF LIKE
THE 125ER'S AND 135ER'S WE DIDN'T SEE THEM FOR A
LONG, LONG TIME.
NOW THEY'RE THERE.
IF THEY PUT ON EXCITING PERFORMANCE THEN PEOPLE
ARE GOING TO WANT TO SEE, YOU KNOW SEE MORE OF THEM.
SO I THINK IT'S THE SAME THING WITH THE WOMEN.
YOU KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE HELD TO THAT SAME
STANDARD THAT MEN ALWAYS HAVE IF YOU CAN PUT ON A GOOD
FIGHT THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN THE UFC.
(CYRUS) NOW RUMOR IS NOW THAT STRIKEFORCE IS MOVING
AWAY FROM SHOWTIME THAT SOMEBODY'S GOING TO TAKE
THEIR PLACE IN THE MMA WORLD.
NOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT XFC.
WE KNOW THAT XFC VERY WELL.
JOHN PRISCO SAYS THAT THEY ARE DEFINITELY A MAIN PLAYER
TO GET THAT SHOWTIME SPOT.
THEY HAD THAT BIG SHOW COMING UP HERE THE NIGHT OF
THE CHAMPION SHOWING DECEMBER 7TH.
DO YOU THINK IT'LL BE A GOOD MOVE?
(CASEY) I'D LOVE TO SEE XFC IN THAT POSITION.
THEY'VE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE LAST TWO OR
THREE YEARS.
(CYRUS) I AGREE.
(CASEY) THE ROSTER, EVERYTHING AND JUST, IT'S JUST THE
WAY THEY PLAY THE GAME HAS IMPROVED A LOT AND YOU
SEE TAKE A LOOK AT STRIKEFORCE DISTENTION UP THE RANKS
OVER THE YEARS.
YOU SEE A LOT OF THE SAME THING.
THEY STARTED OUT AS A REGIONAL PROMOTION AND THEY MADE
THAT JUMP TO A NATIONAL LEVEL DEAL.
SO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE XFC DO IT.
I DEFINITELY LOOK TO THEM IN THE ACCESS TV GROUP TO BE
THE ONE SHINE AND MAKE THAT STEP UP.
(CYRUS) I THINK SO TOO.
I THINK THEY KIND OF STOOD OUT THERE IN THAT GROUP.
OFFICIAL XFC DOT COM, THAT'S THERE WEBSITE, FIND OUT
MORE INFORMATION ON XFC 21, NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS.
FINALLY BELLATOR IS IN THE NEWS BUT NOT REAL GOOD NEWS.
YOU KNOW THEY JUST REMOVED DAN MAQUANE.
HE WAS THE CONVICTED MURDER THAT THEY HAD ON THEIR ROSTER.
THERE'S A LOT OF CONTROVERSY WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM IN.
YOU KNOW AT ONE TIME THERE THEY HAD MAQUANE.
THEY HAVE WAR MACHINE.
YOU KNOW ALL HIS TROUBLES HE'S HAD WITH THE LAW.
BRETT ROGERS HAD THE DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE AGAINST HIM.
THEN YOU HAD THIS MAQUANE GUY'S WHO'S A CONVICTED
MURDER WHICH KIND OF TRUMPS EVERYTHING.
I DON'T THINK THIS A GOOD MOVE AND I WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE
ON THIS.
THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE THAT STEP TO SPIKE TV, GO TO
THE NEXT LEVEL AND THEY GOT THIS PR DISASTER ON THEIR HANDS.
IT'S CRAZY.
(CASEY) WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE ATHLETES AND ENERGY THAT
IT TAKES TO GET THESE GUYS TO THIS TOP LEVEL BECAUSE
ALL THOSE GUYS THAT YOU MENTIONED HAVE BEEN AT
THAT TOP LEVEL, THAT MARQUEE LINE.
SO THAT SAME ENERGY OFTEN SPURS THESE DEMONS AND
IT'S BEEN SEEN FROM YEARS GONE BY WITH GUYS LIKE SONNY
LISTIN IN BOXING, MIKE TYSON OF COURSE.
IT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP CONTROL, BUT YOU
KNOW IT'S NOT EXCLUSIVE TO BELLATOR.
YOU OF COURSE YOU SAW JEREMY STEPHENS AND HIS DEAL IN
THE UFC.
SO IT'S NOT JUST EXCLUSIVE.
I JUST THINK YOU KNOW ITS JUST WITH ATHLETES IN GENERAL
YOU REALLY, REALLY HAVE TO WATCH AND OF COURSE THE
WAY THEY'RE HANDLED AND YOU KNOW WITH YOUR DOWN TIME,
YOUR PRIVATE TIME YOU HAVE THESE EXTREME UPS WHEN
YOUR OUT THERE IN THE CAGE WINNING AND IF YOU'RE NOT
OUT THERE COMPETING OUT THEIR ON A REGULAR BASIS YOU
HAVE THIS EXTREME LOWS.
AND I THINK THAT THAT'S WHERE SOME OF THIS STUFF CAN HAPPEN.
(CYRUS) IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE
WHAT HAPPENS WITH BELLATOR GOING FORWARD.
BELLATOR DOT COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
FINALLY RICH FRANKLIN GETS KNOCKED OUT THERE AT UFC ON FX.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE WITH RICH FRANKLIN?
HOW MANY MORE FIGHTS DO YOU THINK HE HAS?
(CASEY) WELL I MEAN RICH LOOKED GREAT LEADING UP
TO THIS YOU KNOW.
(CYRUS) YEAH, THE SILVA FIGHT HE WAS GOOD IN.
(CASEY) HE LOOKED GREAT AND HIS CHIN HAD SHOWN THAT IT
WAS SOLID AND READY TO GO.
HE CAUGHT A HARD SHOT THIS TIME.
I WOULD SAY TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM.
YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM YOU KNOW TWO, THREE,
FOUR KNOCKOUTS IN A ROW AND THEN OF COURSE COMPROMISE
HIS HEALTH.
SO I WOULD JUST KEEP AN EYE ON IT BUT I MEAN THE WAY IT
LOOKS RIGHT NOW HE'S STILL AN INCREDIBLE COMPETITION AND
HE JUST, (CYRUS) I JUST DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM GO.
I DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM GO.
(CASEY) AND PROPS TO CUNG LE MAN.
CUNG LE HE FOUGHT HARD.
(CYRUS) I'M IMPRESSED WITH CUNG LE.
(CASEY) YEAH HE DROPPED THAT FIGHT TO WANDERLEI SILVA IN
A WAR.
HE COMES BACK AND GETS HIS BIG FIGHT.
THAT'S MMA FOR YOU.
(CYRUS) RIGHT THERE, I LOVE IT.
I LOVE IT.
CLOSE CONTEST FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK THIS WEEK.
ONE FIGHTER DID PREVAIL THAT FIGHTER IS MATT WALKER
FORM THE NINJA FIGHTING CHALLENGE, WITH HIS
EXPLOSIVE ONE PUNCH KNOCK OUT.
YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE FROM NINJA ON FACEBOOK.
CASEY WHAT CAN THEY WIN IN THAT PRIZE PACKAGE THIS WEEK?
(CASEY) OF COURSE YOU'LL TAKE HOME THAT ELEVATION
TRAINING MASK 2.O, PRE-WORKOUT FORMULA FROM GAMMA LABS AND
OF COURSE APPAREL FROM BAMF FIGHT GEAR, AND HUNTER MMA.
(CYRUS) WELL I'LL TELL YOU WHAT CASEY A REAL LIFE
ROCKY STORY STRAIGHT FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA
AFTER THE BREAK.
BUT FIRST IT'S YOUR FIRST FOUR CLIPS FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK.
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(CYRUS) WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW, IT'S SECOND ROUND
TIME AND NOT ONLY ARE CASEY AND I EXCITED
ABOUT COMMENTATING THE UPCOMING AFC 4 CARD
IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA, ONE OF THE NIGHTS CO-MAIN EVENTERS
IS FROM OUR NECK OF THE WOODS.
THE DIESEL DONNIE LESTER WILL BE MAKING HIS
PROFESSIONAL DEBUT ON A HUGE STAGE AGAINST THE
TOP INTERNATIONAL STAR PETER GRAHAM.
I SAT DOWN WITH DONNIE AND FOUND OUT WHAT MAKES THIS
A TRUE ROCKY STORY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA STYLE.
(CYRUS) I AM SITTING HERE ONE ON ONE WITH DONNIE LESTER
THE DIESEL AS YOU GET READY, DECEMBER 7TH
AUSTRALIAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TAKE ON
PETER GRAHAM, A K1 LEGEND, A CHAMPION ALL OVER THE
WORLD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS
FIGHT DONNIE BECAUSE ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON
THE BIG STAGE, YOU'RE RELATIVELY UNKNOWN.
YOU KNOW, AROUND THIS AREA, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA,
EAST TENNESSEE, YOU'RE VERY WELL KNOWN FOR WHAT YOU DO
BUT ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL YOU ARE STILL UNKNOWN.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET STARTED HERE BY TELLING US HOW YOU
GOT IN TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND COMBAT SPORTS AS IT IS?
(DONNIE) WELL WHEN I WAS YOUNG MAN, MY FATHER HE RAISED ME
AS TO START BOXING AND I STARTED BOXING WHEN I WAS
VERY YOUNG.
I WAS AROUND EIGHT YEARS OLD.
THEN EVENTUALLY IT JUST GREW INTO A COMPETING IN
THE TOURNAMENTS WE HAVE AROUND HERE, SOME OF THE ROUGH
AND ROWDY BRAWL, THE TUFF MAN COMPETITIONS AND I
JUST STARTED WALKING THROUGH GUYS.
YOU KNOW WITH SKILLS, KNOCKING THEM OUT IN THE FIRST ROUND
IN 10, 15 SECONDS, JUST FINISHING QUICK.
(CYRUS) WHAT'S THE PREPARATION BEEN LIKE FOR YOU, GOING
INTO THIS FIGHT AND I UNDERSTAND YOU'VE BEEN
LIVING AT THE GYM.
IS THAT RIGHT?
(DONNIE) THAT'S CORRECT.
I LIVE AT THE GYM.
I TRAIN TWICE A DAY WITH TEAM MEMBERS OF OXENDINE.
SOME NIGHTS I'LL GET UP AND I'LL TRAIN BY MYSELF.
THIS IS TO ME, THIS IS THE KEY TO ALL THE DOORWAYS,
THE ACCESS TO ACTUALLY TO SUM IT THE HALL OF FAME AND
THAT'S MY GOAL.
I'D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO STEP UP, NO DISRESPECT TO
GRAHAM BUT TO FINISH GRAHAM, MOVE ON, TAKE THE AFC
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AND THEN FROM THERE WHO
KNOWS, YOU KNOW.
THIS TRAIN DOESN'T WANT TO STOP.
I WANT TO TAKE IT AND I'M HOT AND I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF.
MY PERFORMANCE IS REALLY COMING ON AND YOU KNOW
THEY ALWAYS SAY STRIKE WHEN THE IRON'S HOT AND I'M STRIKING.
(CYRUS) THIS HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN A LOT
OF FIGHTERS WHEN THEY MAKE THAT TRANSITION EITHER
FROM GOING TO THE RING TO THE CAGE OR THE CAGE BACK TO
THE RING, SOMETIMES THEY HAVE PROBLEMS READJUSTING.
DO YOU THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU?
(DONNIE) I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR
ME BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I STARTED.
I STARTED INSIDE THE RING, YOU KNOW.
SO I ACTUALLY STARTED INSIDE THE, OUTSIDE ON A COAL
FIELD AT THE, ON WHAT WE CALL A SLATE DUMP AROUND HERE
IN THESE MOUNTAINS YOU KNOW.
JUST OLE' DIRT COAL BUT INSIDE THAT RING THOUGH, NO IT'S
NOT GOING TO GIVE ME A PROBLEM.
(CYRUS) NOW FINALLY YOUR OPPONENT PETER GRAHAM.
YOU KNOW HE'S GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS VIDEO, NO
DOUBT ABOUT IT, SEND A MESSAGE TO PETER GRAHAM.
(DONNIE) WELL PETER I'M JUST GOING TO LET YOU KNOW THAT
I WATCHED SOME OF YOUR VIDEOS.
I'M HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH A LOT OF YOUR TALENT AND
YOUR SKILLS THAT YOU HAVE AND I'VE ALSO SEE THAT YOU
TAKE SOME REALLY GOOD SHOTS AND KEEP COMING AT A MAN.
YOU KNOW THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS DON'T UNDERESTIMATE
ME BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW ME, DON'T KNOW MY SKILLS AND
I HAVEN'T HAD THAT NATIONAL EXPOSURE OR WORLD
EXPOSURE THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO
BE SOMETHING JUST TO WALK THROUGH YOU KNOW IT'S GOING
TO BE A FIGHT.
IT'S GOING TO BE A MANLY FIGHT.
(CYRUS) NOW CASEY YOU SAW THE INTERVIEW, HE'S SO HUMBLE
BUT YOU CAN TELL HE'S SO HUNGRY.
THIS IS YOUR FIGHTER.
THIS IS A BIG OPPORTUNITY.
YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN HIS CORNER.
WHAT'S THE KEY TO THIS FIGHT?
(CASEY) THIS IS A GREAT GUY.
THIS IS SOMEONE WHO AS A TEENAGER AND YOUTH HAD A
GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE AN ATHLETE AND THINGS HAD
SLIPPED THROUGH HIS FINGERS AND NOW FINALLY HE HAS
THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GO OVER SEES AND DO IT BIG TIME
AND I'M SO PROUD OF HIM AND OF COURSE I'LL ALWAYS HAVE
HIS BACK.
YOU KNOW THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE BEST DUDES IN THE
WORLD AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM MAKE BIG WAVES.
(CYRUS) CAN I GET A PREDICTION ON THIS FIGHT?
(CASEY) DONNIE LESTER, DONNIE LESTER WINS.
(CYRUS) BY KNOCKOUT?
(CASEY) THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING FOR.
(CYRUS) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT NEXT WEEK.
MORE COVERAGE ON AFC 4 BUT UNTIL THEN FOLLOW THEM
AT AFCMMA DOT COM DOT AU.
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WATCH THAT FIGHT LIVE ON STREAM
ON EPICENTER DOT TV.
EFC AFRICA 17 PREVIEW NEXT ROUND, BUT HERE'S FOUR
MORE FINALIST FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK.
(FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS)
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(CYRUS) THIRD ROUND TIME, TIME TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES AND
I TELL YOU CASEY WHEN I THINK OF THANKSGIVING, WHICH IS
MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY.
I THINK OF TURKEY.
I THINK OF FOOTBALL, ALWAYS AND I ALWAYS THINK OF
EFC AFRICA RIGHT, JUST A MAINSTAY.
(CASEY) WELL BROTHER I SAID IT BEFORE AND I'LL SAY IT
AGAIN, IT AIN'T COOL BEING NO JIVE TURKEY SO COOL
TO THANKSGIVING.
(CYRUS) NEVER (CASEY) SO IF IT'S DOWN AROUND THE
HOLIDAYS YOU'VE GOT TO DELIVER AN EFC, DEFINITELY DELIVERS.
(CYRUS) THEY ALWAYS DELIVER, COMING UP IN A FEW
WEEKS, NOVEMBER 23RD EFC AFRICA 17 WILL COMMENCE
FROM CARNIVAL CITY SOUTH AFRICA, AND YOU WILL BE
ABLE TO SEE IT RIGHT HERE ON FIGHT NOW TV.
NOW THEY ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE SHOTS ON THIS ONE.
TWO TITLES ARE UP FOR GRAB AND FORMER TITLE HOLDER IS
BACK AFTER LOSING HIS BELT JUST LAST MONTH.
NOW LET'S START RIGHT THERE, JADYSON COSTA, HE WAS
THE CHAMPION.
HE JUST DROPPED HIS TITLE IN THE MICHIEL OPPERMAN.
NOW HE'S RIGHT BACK IN THE CAGE, THIS TIME AGAINST
MARTIN VAN STADEN.
I MEAN THAT'S IMPRESSIVE JUST TO COME RIGHT BACK IN
THERE AND GET INTO A PREMIER FIGHT AGAINST VAN STADEN
WHO'S A HUNTER MMA GUY, WHO WE KNOW REAL WELL.
(CASEY) I THINK THAT THAT'S WHERE COSTA'S AT.
I MEAN HE IS A VERY, VERY SOLID GUY.
IT WAS A TRAGIC LOSS AGAINST OPPERMAN BUT ONCE AGAIN
THIS GUY IS A TOUGH, TOUGH DUDE.
HE'S OUT THERE.
HE WANTS TO BE COMPETITIVE.
I'M SURE HE WANTS HIS BELT BACK AND THEN VAN STADEN
TOUGH GUY LIKE YOU SAID HUNTER MMA GUY, WE'RE HUNTER
MMA PEOPLE.
SO WE'RE ANXIOUS TO GET OUT THERE AND GET BEHIND HIM.
BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH, TOUGH FIGHT.
(CYRUS) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.
NOW THE CO-MAIN AND THE MAIN EVENT ARE TITLE FIGHTS.
FIRST COSTA IANNOU IS DEFENDING HIS TITLE
AGAINST THE VERY EXCITING LEON MYNHARDT.
NOW IANNOU IS A STUD, UNDEFEATED GOING FOR
HIS FOURTH TITLE DEFENSE BUT MYNHARDT WE REMEMBER FROM
THAT BATTLE WITH KABULU, WHICH WAS LIKE OUR FIGHT OF THE
YEAR JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS FIGHT.
HOW DO YOU SEE IT GOING DOWN?
(CASEY) WELL IANNOU IS A TRUE, TRUE CHAMPION AND A GUY
THAT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO KNOCK OFF.
MYNHARDT THOUGH HAS A LOT OF HEART.
HE'S GOING TO PUSH AND HE'S GOING TO MAKE THIS
FIGHT ACTION PACKED AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GOING
TO HAPPEN.
(CYRUS) IT COULD BE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT, NO DOUBT ABOUT
IT AND THE MAIN EVENT THE PIT BULL IS BACK TO DEFEND
HIS BELT, JEREMY SMITH WILL DEFEND AGAINST DARREN DOUBLE
D DANIEL.
BOTH GUYS ONLY ONE LOSS BUT I THINK THE EDGE HAS TO GO
TO THE CHAMPION.
(CASEY) WELL THE EDGE ALWAYS GOES TO THE CHAMPION.
THESE GUYS BOTH COME TO THROW AND THAT IS WHAT DREAMS
ARE MADE OF FOR OUR MAIN EVENT AND THIS IS WHAT IT'S GOING
TO BE RIGHT HERE.
(CYRUS) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THAT ONE.
HUNTER MMA ALSO HAS SOME SERIOUS REPRESENTATION ON
THIS EVENT BOTH CONNAVIN AND WESLEY HAWKEY ON THE CARD,
NOT TO MENTION ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES DALLAS JAKOBI.
(CASEY) I LOVE DALLAS JAKOBI THAT GUY COMES.
HE BRINGS IT.
HE'S GOT SO MUCH HEART AND SO MUCH SOUL WITH THIS SPORT
AND HIS FANS LOVE HIM DEARLY.
(CYRUS) HE'S A HUGE FAN FAVORITE AND OBVIOUSLY
HE WANTS TO MAKE ANOTHER ROUND OF THAT TITLE.
IT'S EFCAFRICA DOT COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS
FIGHT AND REMEMBER YOU CAN CATCH IT ONLINE OR RIGHT
HERE WITH FIGHT NOW TV.
MAIN EVENT FEATURES ONE OF THE TOP FIGHTERS FROM EFC AFRICA 17.
SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED.
IT'S YOUR MMA INSIDE THE CAGE MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK.
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(ANNOUNCER) MUSCLE PHARM PRESENTS LEON MYNHARDT
VERSUS ALEX CHEBOUB.
(REFEREE) YOU READY TO START, LET'S START!
(COM1) MYNHARDT IN THE WHITE TRUNKS, CHEBOUB IN THE
BLACK TRUNKS.
HERE WE GO THE LIGHTWEIGHTS ARE UNDERWAY.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) CHEBOUB IMMEDIATELY CLOSES
THE DISTANCE FROM MYNHARDT.
TRADITIONALLY VERY, VERY LIGHT ON THE BALLS OF HIS FEET.
CHEBOUB COMING IN WITH THE INSIDE LEG KICK.
GOOD SHOT LANDED BY MYNHARDT, CHEBOUB TRYING A SPINNING
BACK KICK.
SHOOTS FROM A MILE AWAY, MYNHARDT SPRAWLS VERY
NICELY, CHEBOUB GOT A HOLD OF HIS ARM THOUGH.
MYNHARDT LET GO OF IT, THEN HE IMMEDIATELY BACKS OFF
BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TO STAND AND TRADE AS
ALEX CHEBOUB, LANDED BY MYNHARDT.
(COM2) CATCHES THE FOOT.
(CROWD NOISE AND FIGHT SOUNDS) (COM1) CATCHES A FOOT
AND LET'S IT GO.
(COM2) DOESN'T WANT TO CLOSE THE GAP AND RISKS A CHANCE
FOR A TAKEDOWN.
HIS INTENTIONS ARE CLEAR.
(COM1) AND CHEBOUB AGAIN COMES IN AND AGAIN HE CAN SEE
ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WANT TO TAKE IT DOWN.
MYNHARDT THAT ONE LANDED AND CHEBOUB LOOKS ALMOST
WORSE FROM THAT SHOT.
(COM2) I CAN'T BELIEVE HE FELT THAT.
(COM1) NICE!
(COM2) OHH!
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) THAT ONE CAUGHT HIM AND IT HURT
HIM BADLY.
(COM2) MYNHARDT LANDING SOME SHOTS FROM THE BOTTOM,
(COM1) CHEBOUB COMING IN ACROSS THE TOP A FAKE
ELBOW, NOT CONNECTING THAT TIME.
(COM2) NOT TOO MUCH DAMAGE TO MYNHARDT.
(COM1) TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET.
CHEBOUB ANXIOUS WITH THE TAKEDOWN KEEPS ON
PUSHING MYNHARDT BACK UP THERE.
CHEBOUB TRYING TO DRAG MYNHARDT TO THE GROUND.
NICE WIZARD THROW, JUDO THROW BY ALEX CHEBOUB, MYNHARDT
NOW ON TOP.
NOW HE DRIVES THE ELBOW INTO CHEBOUB, GETS BACK TO HIS
FEET LANDS A NICE SHOT.
(COM2) HAPPY TO STAND (COM1) MYNHARDT SETS UP AN ARM
BAR, THINKS HE'S GOT IT.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) HAS HE GOT THE ARM BAR?
CHEBOUB JUMPS OVER THOUGH.
VERY HIGH, CAUGHT CHEBOUB A LITTLE BIT BY SURPRISE.
(CROWD NOISE)
10 SECONDS LEFT OF ROUND ONE
THE AMERICANA KEY LOCK.
(AIR HORN) (COM1) END OF THE ROUND, THAT WAS (COM2) ACTIVE.
(REFEREE) READY TO START?
READY TO START?
LET'S FIGHT, (AIR HORN) (COM1) ALEX CHEBOUB MAKES ONE
SMALL MISTAKE AND HE CAN TAKE YOU OUT WITH A SICK SUBMISSION.
BIG KICK AGAIN BY MYNHARDT.
(COM2) NOW CHEBOUB THREATENS WITH THE HANDS AS LEON
BIG UPPER CUT BY CHEBOUB'S.
(CROWD NOISE) (COM1) SO WINDING UP A BIG UPPER
CUT SHOT TO THE BODY AND AGAIN A CHEBOUB GETS THAT TAKE
DOWN, DRIVES THROUGH, GRABS A HOLD OF MYNHARDT ARM.
(COM2) HE'S GOT TO BE CAREFUL.
(COM1) TRYING TO SET UP THAT KIMURA IS WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO.
CHEBOUB DRIVING THROUGH.
OHHH!
WOW, CLOSE GUARD, HE MIGHT HAVE IT THAT LOOKS TO BE TIGHT.
(COM2) HE'S GOING TO SUBMIT, (COM1) OHH!
HE'S GOT THIS.
LEON MYNHARDT STUFFED OUT ALEX CHEBOUB!
UNBELIEVABLE, NO ONE WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT COMING.
WHAT A HUGE WIN FROM LEON MYNHARDT, TOO GOOD FOR CHEBOUB.
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(CYRUS) WELL IT'S TIME TO CALL THIS EPISODE A WRAP BUT
BEFORE WE DO LET'S CHECK OUT THE LAST FOUR FINALIST
FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK.
(FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS)
(CASEY) NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VERY, VERY
DIRTY DOZEN, ALL 12 FINALIST FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK.
(FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS)
(CASEY) NOW GET OVER TO MMAINSIDETHECAGETV DOT COM
AND CAST YOUR VOTE.
(CYRUS) FIND US ON FACEBOOK, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT
MMAITC AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT.
I'M CYRUS FEES.
(CASEY) I'M CASEY OXENDINE (CYRUS) WE'LL SEE YOU
NEXT WEEK (CYRUS & CASEY) INSIDE THE CAGE.
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