MMA: Inside the Cage #97 "You Down Wit' XFC, Yeah You Know Me!"


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(VOICEOVER) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
(CYRUS) WELCOME TO MMA INSIDE THE CAGE, BRINGING THE
WORLD OF MIXED MARTIAL STRAIGHT TO YOU.
I'M YOUR HOST CYRUS FEES, NEXT TO ME THE MAN WHO IS
NEVER AFRAID TO CHALLENGE THE ESTABLISHMENT.
I'M TALKING ABOUT CASEY OXENDINE.
(CASEY) YOU KNOW BROTHER I WAS THINKING ABOUT THROWING MY
HAT INTO THAT PRESIDENTIAL RACE THIS YEAR MAYBE,
BEING LIKE YOU KNOW A WRITE IN, (CYRUS) WRITE IN BALLOT.
(CASEY) YEAH, EXACTLY.
(CYRUS) I'D WRITE YOUR NAME IN THERE CASEY.
(CASEY) THE BIGGEST THING IS MAN; I'VE SEEN ALL THOSE
GUYS WARMING UP IN THE MORNING.
YOU KNOW DOING THEIR LITTLE MORNING JOG AND ALL THAT
AND AS FAR AS THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS CONCERNED THERE IS
NO WAY THEY'RE GOING TO BEAT ME MAN.
I RUN SIX MILES A DAY.
(CYRUS) YOU THINK IT'S A FOOT RACE?
(CASEY) YEAH, THESE DUDES ARE ABOUT 50 YEARS OLD,
PLUS (CYRUS) YOU'VE GOT IT.
YOU'VE GOT IT BRO.
(CASEY) COME ON.
(CYRUS) I THINK YOU COULD WIN.
WELL THIS WEEK WE WILL PREVIEW XFC 18, MUSIC CITY MAYHEM.
THE BIG EVENT'S SLATED FOR JUNE 22ND IN
NASHVILLE TENNESSEE AND WE'LL TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT
THE DEATH OF DUSTIN JENSON AND SOME OTHER SERIOUS
INJURIES AND HOW POSSIBLY TO PREVENT THEM.
BUT LET'S CHECK OUT THE NEWSWIRE AND GIVE YOU
THIS WEEK'S MMA NEWS FLURRY.
FIRST UP MICHAEL CHIESA CHOKED OUT AL IAQUINTA TO BECOME
THE NEWEST ULTIMATE FIGHTER.
THIS SEASON WAS NEW, HAD THE LIVE FORMAT, MOVED STATIONS
TO FX.
BUT IT ALSO DID SOME OF THE LOWEST RATINGS IN THE
SERIES HISTORY.
CASEY, DO YOU THINK THEY NEED TO CHANGE IT UP?
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO KIND OF GET THEM BACK UP THERE?
(CASEY) ULTIMATE FIGHTER WAS GROUND BREAKING.
YOU KNOW IT TRULY USHERED MIXED MARTIAL ARTS INTO
THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
(CYRUS) YEAH, (CASEY) BUT YOU KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT EVERY
YEAR IT'S MORE DIFFICULT TO KEEP THINGS NEW AND FRESH
AND WITH YOU KNOW WITH UFC SIGNING WITH FX AND FUEL
AND WITH FOX AND YOU KNOW REALLY PUSHING THAT
PRODUCT ABROAD SO MUCH.
IT'S JUST DIFFICULT.
SO YOU KNOW THEY REALLY DO NEED TO KEEP IT FRESH BUT
YOU KNOW IT'S STILL A GREAT PRODUCT.
(CYRUS) YEAH, I THINK SO TO.
STRIKEFORCE PRESIDENT SCOTT COKER RECENTLY ANNOUNCED
THAT HE FELT THAT RONDA ROUSEY VERSUS CYBORG SANTOS WAS
GOING TO HAPPEN, FOR SURE.
EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE THIS FIGHT.
THERE'S ACTUALLY A TWITTER WAR GOING ON.
YOU HAD CYBORG SAYING THAT ROUSEY'S NEXT AND THEN
YOU HAVE ROUSEY SAYING THAT CYBORG MAY HAVE GENITAL,
MALE GENITAL.
DO YOU SEE ANY HANG-UPS WITH THIS FIGHT?
BECAUSE IT COULD BE A REALLY GOOD FIGHT.
DO YOU THINK MAYBE A WEIGHT PROBLEM MIGHT BE THERE?
(CASEY) I THINK THAT IF THAT FIGHT HAPPENS, BAR DONE IT
YOU KNOW IT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST MOST HUGE FIGHT
THAT HAS EVER HAPPEN IN WOMEN'S MMA.
YOU KNOW THEY'VE TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW DANA WHITE
HAS EXPRESSED THAT HE MIGHT POSSIBLY HAVE A RONDA
ROUSEY FIGHT ON A UFC EVENT.
IF HE PUT TOGETHER ROUSEY AND CYBORG THAT COULD BE
ENORMOUS, YOU KNOW.
OF COURSE, (CYRUS) IT WOULD DO GOOD.
(CASEY) YOU KNOW SHE'S GOT TO PASS THE PED TEST AND
YOU KNOW, (CYRUS) WHO TAKES THAT FIGHT?
(CASEY) I MEAN THEY'RE GOING TO SAY CYBORG.
YOU KNOW JUST ON PHYSICALITY ALONE.
BUT MAN, RONDA ROUSEY SHE HAS SUCH TECHNICAL ABILITY IF
IT GOES TO THE GROUND, I BELIEVE THAT RONDA ROUSEY
CAN SUBMIT ANYBODY YOU KNOW WITHIN HER WEIGHT CLASS.
(CYRUS) SHE'D ARM BAR IT YOU THINK?
(CASEY) I DON'T KNOW MAN.
(CYRUS) IT COULD HAPPEN.
(CASEY) IT COULD HAPPEN.
(CYRUS) WELL FINALLY OUR BREAKING STORY OF THE
WEEK, JUST IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE'VE SEEN
THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT K1 IS GOING AWAY.
BUT THEY STILL HAD THEIR K1 MAX EVENT, WHICH MIRKO CRO
COP DID GET A BIG KO, WHICH WAS FANTASTIC NICE TO SEE
HIM ON TOP FOR ONCE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.
EVEN MORE THAN THAT THE SUCCESSOR TO PRIDE IN
JAPANESE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS DREAM IS REPORTEDLY DEAD.
NOW THERE'S NO OFFICIAL DETAILS TO WHY THAT IS, BUT
IT IS BIG NEWS, BECAUSE DREAM ACTUALLY DID PUT OUT SOME
GOOD EVENTS AND SOME GOOD TALENT, LIKE SHINYA
AOKI, JOACHIM HANSEN, YOU'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HIM.
HE'S ALWAYS COOL TO WATCH AND IT JUST SUCKS TO SEE
A PROMOTION FALL OFF LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW.
BECAUSE THEN IT'S EVEN MORE UFC, AND THERE'S JUST NOT
MANY OTHER PLACES TO GO FOR YOUR MMA.
(CASEY) YEAH, WELL K1'S GONE.
DREAMS GONE.
(CYRUS) YEAH (CASEY) BUT LIKE YOU SAID UFC IS BIG TIME.
(CYRUS) IT IS.
(CASEY) YOU KNOW THEY DID HUGE NUMBERS IN JAPAN AND YOU
KNOW JAPANESE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WAS FALLING OFF
PRETTY BAD, PRETTY STEADILY FOR A LONG TIME, YOU
KNOW AFTER THE, (CYRUS) HEY, REEMS IS STILL THERE BROTHER.
(CASEY) BUT AFTER PRIDE DROPPED OFF, IN IT'S HAY
DAY, IT YOU KNOW JAPAN HAS REALLY STRUGGLED TO KEEP
THAT SCENE GOING.
I THINK THAT UFC IS REALLY GOING TO PICK UP THE BALL
AND CARRY IT AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE OUT OF
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN.
(CYRUS) IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE YOU KNOW, WHERE SOME
OF THERE TOP TALENT ARE GOING TO END UP.
NOW NEXT ROUND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SAD
STORY OF DUSTIN JENSON, THE FIGHTER WHO DIED IN
SOUTH DAKOTA FOLLOWING A FIGHT AND LATER WE'RE GOING TO
CHECK OUT XFC 18, MUSIC CITY MAYHEM, JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS.
IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR GUARD UP CAUSE IT'S YOUR MMA INSIDE
THE CAGE HIT PARADE.
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(VOICEOVER) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
(CYRUS) WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM.
YOU KNOW WHEN DUSTIN JENSON STEPPED INTO THE CAGE ON
MAY 24TH AT THE RING WAR 74 EVENT IN RAPID CITY,
SOUTH DAKOTA, HE HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD BE HIS LAST EVENT.
JENSON TAPPED TO A TRIANGLE HOLD IN ONLY HIS FIFTH
FIGHT IN THE FIRST ROUND.
HE WATCHED THE NEXT TWO FIGHTS AT THE EVENT AND THEN HE
WENT INTO A SEIZURE WHILE BACKSTAGE.
HE WAS DECLARED BRAIN DEAD THAT NIGHT AND WAS PUT INTO
A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA TO REDUCE THE SWELLING AND
NEVER WOKE UP.
NOW THERE ARE NO DIRECT LINKS TO MMA COMPETITION HERE
BUT STILL TESTS NEED TO BE DONE.
BUT DO YOU THINK THAT STUFF LIKE THIS AND YOU'RE ABOUT
TO TELL US ABOUT ANOTHER SITUATION THAT HAPPENED JUST
A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.
DO YOU THINK THIS SETS THE SPORT BACK AT ALL?
(CASEY) I THINK IT ALWAYS SET THE SPORT BACK WHEN
SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS.
BUT THIS IS THE ISSUE THAT I HAVE WE DON'T KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT WENT ON IN THIS EVENT, BECAUSE THIS EVENT
WAS NOT SANCTIONED.
IT WAS NOT CONTROLLED AND REGULATED BY ANY
SANCTIONING BODY, STATE REGULATION, SO WE DON'T
KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.
WE ARE JUST GOING BY WHAT WAS SAID AND YOU KNOW, AND
THAT'S WHAT'S BAD YOU KNOW WHEN SOMETHING GOES DOWN
LIKE THIS BECAUSE IN THE CASE OF MICHAEL KIRKHAM WHO
PASSED AWAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON.
IT WAS JUST AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT YOU KNOW THERE
WERE HUNDREDS LITERALLY HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF
MMA FIGHTS THAT GO ON EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND IN THE
UNITED STATES AND MOST OF THESE ARE REGULATED BY
SOME SORT OF SANCTIONING BODY, WHICH IT NEEDS TO BE THAT WAY.
BECAUSE IF NOT THEN YOU GET THIS MYSTERY THAT'S GOING
ON RIGHT NOW IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND IT'S VERY, VERY UNFORTUNATE.
(CYRUS) WELL YOU KNOW WERE GOING TO KEEP YOU UPDATED
ON THIS STORY AS MORE DETAILS EMERGE.
BUT WE WANTED TO GET A PROFESSIONAL OPINION ON
THIS STORY, SO WE TALKED TO FIGHT DOCTOR NATHAN
ELLIOTT AND GOT HIS EXPERT OPINION.
LET'S GO TO THAT.
(DOCTOR) FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE
FIGHT DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO IT.
I MEAN IT'S HARD TO SAY UNTIL WE GET THE AUTOPSY RESULTS BACK.
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE YOU KNOW SPECULATION IS IT POSSIBLY
AN ANEURISM AND YOU KNOW THOSE THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW
GOING INTO THE FIGHT.
OBVIOUSLY AS A PHYSICIAN WE LIKE TO HAVE PHYSICALS
DONE BEFORE HAND.
WE LIKE TO SEE BLOOD PRESSURES AND THOSE SORTS OF THINGS
ON THE FIGHTERS, SO THAT WE KIND OF GET AN IDEA OF
WHAT'S GOING ON.
BUT ANEURISM'S, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS, YOU JUST NEVER
GOING TO KNOW.
THE OTHER ISSUE IS THERE IS THIS THEORY OF
SOMETHING CALLED SECOND IMPACT SYNDROME, WHERE SOMEONE GETS
A CONCUSSION, DON'T COMPLETELY RECOVER FROM THE
CONCUSSION AND THEN THEY GET ANOTHER HIT, DOESN'T HAVE
TO BE A HARD HIT, JUST SOMETHING MINOR EVEN A
BODY BLOW THAT CAUSED THE HEAD TO JERK A LITTLE BIT
CAN ACTUALLY IN THEORY AT LEAST, CAUSE SOME
PRETTY SIGNIFICANT BRAIN SWELLING, WHICH APPEARS TO
BE WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH IN THAT CASE.
MY UNDERSTANDING IN THIS CASE IS THEY HAD EMT'S ON SITE
BUT NO PHYSICIANS ON SITE AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN
AMBULANCE ON SITE.
THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO CALL AN OUTSIDE AMBULANCE CREW IN.
ALL THE FIGHTS THAT WE DO LOCALLY HERE THAT
ARE SANCTIONED AND REGULATED WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE,
USUALLY TWO PHYSICIANS ON SITE.
WE HAVE AN EMT CREW IN.
WE HAVE AN AMBULANCE ON SITE.
SO I, WOULD IT HAVE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE?
MAYBE NOT, BUT I THINK ESPECIALLY IN BRAIN
INJURIES, TIME IS A BIG ISSUE, WITH ANY KIND OF
SUBMISSION HOLD REALLY MAKES ME NERVOUS WHEN I'M
SITTING THERE WATCHING THE FIGHT.
BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE GUYS THEY DON'T WANT TO TAP AND
I MEAN OBVIOUSLY THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE BUT YOU
ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT IT, A LOT OF THESE GUYS ARE
AMATEUR FIGHTERS.
THIS IS NOT WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING AT LEAST NOT AT
THIS POINT AND SO IF YOU HURT YOUR NECK, YOU HURT
YOUR SHOULDER, YOU HURT YOUR ELBOW, YOU KNOW YOU'RE OUT
FOR A WHILE AND SO THE BIG THING IS JUST YOU KNOW
LEARN TO TAP.
YOU HAVE TO KIND OF PUT PRIDE ASIDE SOMETIMES AND BE ABLE
TO TAP ON TIME.
YOU KNOW BEING PUT TO SLEEP BY CHOKE; I'VE SEEN A COUPLE
OF GUYS THAT ACTUALLY GO OUT.
IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL, I MEAN AS LONG AS THE REF'S
STOP THE FIGHT AND THE CHOKE GETS RELEASED.
BUT YOU KNOW JOINT INJURIES ARE A WHOLE ANOTHER ISSUE
WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT MUSCLES, TENDONS,
LIGAMENTS, IN THE KNEES, AND OR IN THE NECK, AND THE
ELBOW IS THE OTHER ONE THAT I SEE PRETTY OFTEN.
THOSE ARE PRETTY HARD INJURIES TO RECOVER FROM.
(CYRUS) I WANT TO THANK NATHAN ELLIOTT FOR GIVING US A
FEW MINUTES OF HIS TIME.
WELL JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO ANOTHER MMA FIGHTER
DEVIN JOHNSON WAS PARALYZED WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE
A GUILLOTINE CHOKE.
NOW MANY FIGHTERS DO TRY TO SLAM THEIR WAY OUT OF SOME
OF THESE MOVES AND CASEY BEING A COACH DO YOU HAVE ANY
SORT OF POINTERS TO FIGHTERS OUT THERE TO BE A LITTLE
BIT MORE SAFE YOU KNOW.
I KNOW WHEN YOU'RE IN A FIGHT THINGS ARE GOING REALLY
FAST AND IT'S HARD TO THINK ABOUT IT.
BUT WHAT CAN YOU TELL FIGHTERS?
(CASEY) THIS IS SOMETHING I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN WORKING ON
WITH MY GUYS, YOU KNOW AND REALLY STRESSING RECENTLY
IS THAT YOU NEVER, NEVER SLAM YOUR WAY THROUGH A GUILLOTINE.
YOU KNOW AS SOON AS A GUY GRABS YOU KNOW YOUR NECK GET
A HOLD OF THAT WORK YOUR WAY OUT OF THAT BECAUSE
THINGS LIKE THAT CAN HAPPEN.
I HAD ONE OF MY FIGHTERS THAT WAS REAR MOUNTED, A GUY
WAS WORKING A REAR NAKED CHOKE AND HE ATTEMPTED TO
SLAM FORWARD YOU KNOW AND ACTUALLY CATCH THE GUY
THAT WAS ON HIS BACK AND HE ENDED UP SLAMMING HIM ON
HIS OWN HEAD.
HE SAID HE FELT YOU KNOW NUMBNESS GO DOWN HIS
HANDS, HIS FINGERS, AND HIS LEGS AND IT SCARED HIM
TO DEATH AND THAT CAN HAPPEN.
IT IS EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WHEN YOU HAVE
THE WEIGHT OF YOUR BODY AND THE WEIGHT OF YOUR OPPONENT
ON TOP OF YOU AND YOU'RE TRYING TO SLAM YOUR WAY
OUT AND THAT JUST GOES INTO GOOD COACHING AND YOU
KNOW SOMETIMES THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN
YOU ARE IN THE HEAT OF IT OR NO MATTER HOW WELL
YOU'RE COACHED OR WHAT YOU KNOW YOU WANT THAT GUY
OFF YOUR BACK AND YOU TRY IT, BUT IT IS SO, SO DANGEROUS.
YOU REALLY HAVE TO WATCH IT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR
SPINAL CORD AND YOUR NECK.
(CYRUS) WELL THIS IS WHERE YOU KNOW YOU GET A LOT OF
THESE BACKYARD GUYS THAT ARE TRAINING IN THEIR BASEMENT
AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD COACH TO KNOW
THINGS LIKE THIS.
(CASEY) SURE (CYRUS) BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOUR
SELF IN TROUBLE, ESPECIALLY THE UNREGULATED FIGHTS.
I MEAN THERE'S JUST SO MANY VARIABLES THAT GO INTO IT.
(CASEY) AND IT MIGHT BE, (CYRUS) BUT IT CAN BE
VERY DANGEROUS.
THIS IS NOT A SPORT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.
(CASEY) YEAH, BUT IT MIGHT BE THAT YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF
THE REGULATED BODIES, SANCTIONING BODIES MAY STEP
IN AND START TO YOU KNOW CITE RULES THAT SAY THAT YOU
CAN'T SLAM IN CERTAIN, YOU KNOW POSITIONS AND STUFF
AND THROUGH THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPORT, I THINK THAT'S
WHAT HAPPENS YOU KNOW A LOT OF TIMES THEY'LL SEE THINGS
THAT ARE YOU KNOW ARE DANGEROUS AND THEN THEY'LL
ADD RULES AS THEY SEE FIT.
SO THAT MAYBE THE INSTANCE.
I MEAN IT'S AWFUL TO SEE SOMEONE PARALYZED EVER.
(CYRUS) IT IS YOU'RE RIGHT.
WELL WE CERTAINLY HOPE FOR A GOOD RECOVERY FOR DEVIN
AND NEXT ROUND OUR MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK IS ON TAP FROM
THE XFC AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK IN DEPTH AT XFC 18 MUSIC
CITY MAYHEM SET FOR JUNE 22ND IN NASHVILLE.
KEEP IT RIGHT HERE ON MMA INSIDE THE CAGE.
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(VOICEOVER) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
(CYRUS) WELCOME BACK TO MMA INSIDE THE CAGE, CYRUS
FEES ALONGSIDE CASEY OXENDINE.
IT'S THIRD ROUND, WHICH MEANS IT TIME TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES.
ONE SHOW THAT CONSTANTLY IMPRESSES IS THE XFC,
THE XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP AND BEFORE
WE TALK ABOUT THEIR NEXT EVENT CASEY, I THINK THE XFC IS
ON THE TEAR RIGHT NOW.
A LOT OF THEIR SHOWS HAVE BEEN REAL GOOD.
THEY'VE HAD SOME FIGHTERS COME THROUGH THE RANKS THAT
ARE REALLY YOU KNOW DOING BIG THINGS, NOT TO MENTION
THEY'RE STANDING NOW WITH THE HDNET.
YOU KNOW THERE IS TITAN, AND LEGACY AND ALL THOSE.
IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP RIGHT NOW.
(CASEY) RIGHT, EXACTLY, YOU KNOW THAT THE XFC THEY
STARTED KIND OF HIDDEN FROM YOU KNOW THE MASSES.
BUT THEN THEY YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, YOU KNOW A LOT OF
FIGHTERS ARE COMING IN TO THE RANKS AND THEY'RE GOING PLACES.
YOU KNOW AND THAT'S THE THING YOU KNOW OF COURSE
THE RESURGENCE OF JAMIE VARNER THAT'S DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED
TO HIS PERFORMANCE IN THE XFC.
JUNIOR ASSUNCAO IS ANOTHER ONE.
YOU KNOW OVINCE ST.
PREUX CAME FROM THE XFC ORIGINALLY.
SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE PRODUCING A VERY GOOD PRODUCT AND
EVERY TIME YOU SEE AN AWESOME CARD YOU SEE GREAT FIGHTS.
(CYRUS) JOHN PRISCO IS DOING IT RIGHT.
THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON A TOUR THROUGH TENNESSEE.
THEY'RE NEXT STOP IS NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY MAYHEM IS THE
18TH SHOW AND HAS SOME OF THE TOP RISING STARS IN THE
SPORT TODAY.
STARTING AT THE TOP, THE MAIN EVENT JOHN SALTER,
REGGIE PENA, TWO STUD MIDDLEWEIGHTS.
SALTER'S HAD A FEW APPEARANCES IN THE UFC AND STRIKEFORCE.
YOU KNOW I THINK THINGS MAIN EVENT IT'S GOING TO BE A
GOOD MATCHUP.
(CASEY) MAN I'VE SEEN JOHN SALTER FIRST HAND WORKOUT
WITH SOME OF MY GUYS AND THAT DUDE IS TRULY A STUD.
I MEAN VERY, VERY STRONG, GREAT WRESTLER, AND HAS
VERY, VERY UNDERRATED JIU JITSU TO BOOT.
I THINK THAT SALTER'S GOING TO MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION
ON THAT SHOW.
(CYRUS) I THINK IT'LL BE REAL GOOD YOU KNOW, AND A GUY
YOU KNOW REAL WELL, SCOTT THE BEAR BARRETT LOOKS TO GET
BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK.
IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY, THOUGH.
HE'S GOING AGAINST GABE SALINAS JONES.
WHAT DOES SCOTT HAVE TO DO TO GET BACK TO PROMINENCE?
(CASEY) WELL HANDS DOWN SCOTT NEEDS TO GET ON TOP.
YOU KNOW AS YOU SAW AGAINST UFC VET, MIKE WESSEL, BACK
IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK, I MEAN
HE ABSOLUTELY DOMINATES WHEN HE GETS GROUND CONTROL.
HIS LAST FIGHT, I MEAN, YOU KNOW SCOTT'S GOT A BIG
OLD NECK AND HE CAN REALLY TAKE A SHOT.
(CYRUS) THEY SAY HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A NECK.
(CASEY) YEAH, BUT HE CAN TAKE A BIG SHOT BUT THE PROBLEM
IS THAT IS YOU KNOW IF YOU DON'T LAND MORE PUNCHES
THAN KICKS THEN YOU DON'T WIN THE FIGHT.
BUT WHEN HE GETS ON TOP HE DOMINATES.
(CYRUS) NO DOUBT, THE LADIES I'M EXCITED TO SEE
SOFIA BAGHERDAI WHO HAD A HARD FIGHT AT INVICTA, TAKING
ON ONE OF THE XFC'S BRIGHTEST STARS HEATHER JO CLARK OUT
OF JACKSON'S CAMP.
THE LADIES ALWAYS SEEM TO PRODUCE AND BOTH THESE
GIRLS ARE GOING TO COME IN AND THROW BOMBS.
(CASEY) ONCE AGAIN YOU KNOW THE XFC HAS PRODUCED A
GREAT AMOUNT OF TALENT INCLUDING ON THE WOMEN'S
SIDE OF THE CARD AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT.
(CYRUS) IT'LL BE A GOOD ONE NOW.
LOOKING DOWN THE CARD WE HAVE TO BE EXCITED TO SEE
SCOTT HOLTZMAN IN HIS 2ND FIGHT, THIS TIME AGAINST
THE MATT METTS.
HOLTZMAN HAS TO BE THE FAVORITE IN THIS ONE.
THIS GUY JUST LOOKS UNTOUCHABLE RIGHT NOW
AND WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM IN THE MAIN EVENT.
(CASEY) YEAH, SCOTTS ANOTHER GUY THAT I'VE WORKED WITH.
HE IS VERY, VERY ATHLETIC, HAS A VERY, VERY WELL ROUNDED
GAME AND HIS MINDSET, YOU KNOW HE'S GOT A GOOD HEAD,
VERY MATURE FIGHTER YOU KNOW FOR AS SHORT AMOUNT OF
TIME THAT HE'S BEEN IN MMA AND SO I'M LOOKING FOR BIG
THINGS OUT OF THIS GUY.
(CYRUS) IT'LL BE GREAT.
ALSO ON THE CARD YOU GOT COREY ROBINSON OUR OF SPRING HILL,
A BJJ STUD.
YOU HAVE JUSTIN PENNINGTON, BILLY MULLINS FROM THE
FIT FACTORY.
IS THERE ANYBODY THAT YOU'RE EXCITED TO SEE, MAYBE
DUSTIN WEST?
THERE'S JUST A LOT OF GUYS ON THIS CARD THAT YOU KNOW
THAT CAN PROVIDE THOSE FIREWORKS.
(CASEY) YOU KNOW FOR ME, I'M JUST HAPPY TO SEE A LOT
OF NAMES THAT I'M FAMILIAR WITH IN OUR REGION, GO
OUT THERE AND DO IT ON TV AND MAKE BIG WAVES SO.
(CYRUS) DEVAN PLAISANCE YOU KNOW, (CASEY) YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
ALL THESE GUYS I'M EXCITED TO SEE AND REALLY SHOW THAT
THE TALENT POOL HERE IS VERY, VERY GOOD, A CUT ABOVE.
(CASEY) COMPARABLE, YEAH ABSOLUTELY YOU KNOW THE
EVENT WILL GO DOWN JUNE 22ND FROM THE NASHVILLE
MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM.
IT'S MUSIC CITY MAYHEM YOU NEED TO PICK UP YOUR
TICKETS AT TICKETMASTER DOT COM AND YOU OF COURSE CAN
TAKE THE BROADCAST LIVE ON HDNET FOR MORE INFO GO TO
THE OFFICIAL XFC DOT COM.
NOW SIT BACK AND GET YOUR POPCORN AND CHECK OUT
THIS WEEKS MMA INSIDE THE CAGE MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK.
(BELL SOUND) (COM1) THEY TOUCH GLOVES.
I'VE BEEN IN ORTHODOX STANCE, RIGHT HANDED FIGHTERS.
(FIGHT SOUNDS) IN THE BLACK TRUNKS OF HOLTZMAN, THE
WHITE TRUNKS OF DEMASTES.
HOLTZMAN LOOKING FOR A INSIDE THIGH KICK, THOUGHT
TWICE ABOUT IT.
THEY'VE JUST BEEN FEELING EACH OTHER OUT HERE.
LOTS OF MOVEMENT, LOTS OF POSTURING, NO ONE
LANDING INDICATES THERE'S THE FIRST REAL STRIKE
OUTSIDE THIGH KICK, NICE AND HIGH FROM HOLTZMAN.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) ANOTHER GOOD ONE FROM HOLTZMAN.
DEMASTES TIES HIM UP WITH DOUBLE UNDER HOOKS, DRIVES
HIM BACK AGAINST THE GATE.
(COM2) BOTH OF THESE GUYS FIRST SAW A PRETTY
INTENSE GRAPPLING MATCH OVERALL, EVEN THOUGH THEY
BOTH CAME OUT LOOKING PRETTY GOOD WITH THERE MOVES
FOR STRIKING.
I THINK WE SAW A GROUND WAR.
UNDERHAND RIGHT STRAIGHT DOWN THE CENTER, NICE RIGHT
HAND THERE FROM HOLTZMAN (CROWD CHEERING)
(COM1) DEMASTES MOMENTARILY SHOCKED.
(COM2) THERE IS STRIKING, COMING IN LOW UPPERCUTS
OVER THE TOP, GOOD KICKS.
THE KIDS CRISP.
(COM1) HOLTZMAN TRANSFERRING AND HE THROWS IT TO
THE OUTSIDE RIGHT THIGH.
HOLTZMAN BACK TO HIS FEET.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) LEAVES THE LEG IN BUT
SPINS OUT NICELY.
(COM2) DEMASTES HAD TO WORK AWFULLY HARD TO GET
THAT POSITION BACK.
(COM1) WELL HOLTZMAN ALLOWING TO STAND UP BUT WILL HE
ENGAGE IN THE GROUND AGAIN, GOING FOR THE JUGULAR.
GREAT POSITION TO WIN THE ROUND FOR SCOTT HOLTZMAN.
DROPS ANOTHER ELBOW, LOOKS TO NAIL, CAN HE GET THE LEG OVER?
YES HE DOES.
BUT DEMASTES PUTS HIM ON HIS BACK.
HOLTZMAN NOW TRYING TO SET UP TRIANGLE IN THE THIRD STAGE
OF THE OPENING ROUND, (AIR HORN) (COM1) AND THAT'S HOW
IT ENDS.
WHAT A FIGHT!
(CROWD CHEERING)
(COM1) AND SCOTT HOLTZMAN IN CONTROL.
I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING ALL THE ACTION OF THE PRELIMS
OF XFC 16 FROM KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE.
SOME SWELLING ON THE RIGHT CHEEK OF BRANDON DEMASTES.
HOLTZMAN WAS CONTROLLING THE STAND UP AND THE GROUND IN
THE FIRST AND ONCE AGAIN GOES TO THE INSIDE THIGH, FAKES
A LEFT, TRACKS TO THE OUTSIDE THIGH.
KICK AGAIN, GOOD THREADED LEFT HAND, CATCHES A KICKING LEG.
MUAY THAI WITH A HIGH KNEE AND DEMASTES WITH A TAKE DOWN.
(CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) HOLTZMAN REVERSE A NELSON.
BY WORD PAT, I AM SO IMPRESSED BY SCOTT HOLTZMAN.
(COM2) YEAH, GREAT HIPS, HE KICKED HIS HIPS OVER THERE.
THREW THE HIPS HIGH AND CAME OVER ON TOP, DEMASTES WAS
THE GUY THAT STOPPED SCRAMBLING AT THAT POINT
AND LOST THAT TAKE DOWN BECAUSE OF IT.
(COM1) DEMASTES GIVES HIS BACK NOW AND HOLTZMAN IS
GOING TO RIDE IT.
HE'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME HERE, SCOTT HOLTZMAN TO LOOK FOR
A FINISH.
DEMASTES IN ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE AND AGAIN HOLTZMAN
NOT RUSHING.
IT IS A MARK OF EXPERIENCE WELL BEYOND HIS YEARS
PAT, THAT HE'S NOT RUSHING ANYTHING HERE, SCOTT HOLTZMAN.
(COM2) YEAH, I MEAN HE'S GOT SOME EXPERIENCE AS AN
AMATEUR BUT NOT A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE.
SO THIS KID, HE'S BEEN, HE'S BEEN TRAINED BY SOMEONE
THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
(FIGHT SOUNDS) (COM1) COMING FOR THE REAR NAKED CHOKE,
THE HOOKS ARE IN (CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) AND IT'S
GOOD NIGHT IRENE!
WHAT A PRO DEBUT.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS MAN, SCOTT HOLTZMAN.
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(VOICEOVER) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
(CYRUS) TIME TO WRAP THIS ONE UP AND THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY
TO DO IT IS CASEY YOUR CURTAIN CALL, GIVE IT TO US.
(CASEY) OKAY, WELL LIKE FOOTBALL, HOCKEY, RUGBY AND
SO MANY OTHERS, THE SPORT OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IS
TOUGH, VIOLENT AND INHERENTLY DANGEROUS.
HOWEVER, THE JOINT EFFORTS OF SANCTIONING BODIES
AND ATHLETIC COMMISSIONS HAVE MADE A STRONG PUSH
ACROSS AMERICA TO MAKE THIS SPORT A SAFE AND MANAGEABLE
AS POSSIBLE.
YET, THERE ARE SOME PLACES THAT HAVE SLIPPED THROUGH
THE CRACKS OF REGULATION, WHICH LAST WEEK RESULTED
IN THE LOSS OF LIFE FOR ONE OF ITS COMPETITORS.
THIS IS WHY I IMPLORE THAT MMA IN EACH STATE SHOULD
ALWAYS FALL INTO ONE OF TWO CATEGORIES, REGULATED
OR PROHIBITED.
LIKE ALL SUPPORTERS OF THE SPORT I STRONGLY BACK
THE LEGISLATION FOR EVERY STATE, REGION, NOOK AND
CRANNY OF THIS COUNTRY BUT NOT AT THE COST OF LIFE.
THAT'S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EVERY FIGHTER,
SENATOR, AND HUMANITARIAN TAKE A HARD LOOK INTERNALLY AT
WHAT IS GOING ON.
IF YOU'RE STATE HAS ESTABLISHED A COMMISSION
WITH CERTIFIED REFS, JUDGES, AND REPRESENTATIVES THEN
YOU SHOULD RELAX IN KNOWING THAT INJURIES WILL BE KEPT
TO A MINIMUM AND CAUSALITIES ALMOST NON EXISTENT.
BUT IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE AND YOUR STATE IS TELLING
YOU THAT MMA IS LEGAL BUT THEY WANT NO HAND IN IT,
THEN PLEASE TAKE HEED BECAUSE WHEN THIS IS THE CASE
EVERYONE INVOLVED WILL SOON BE SKIDDING ON THIN ICE.
(CYRUS) THAT WAS A GOOD ONE CASEY.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT
MMAITC, SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT,
CHECK OUT CASEY'S MYSPACE, I HEAR THAT'S DOING REALLY
WELL AND GO CHECK OUT OUR NEWLY REVAMPED WEBSITE,
THAT'S MMAINSIDETHECAGETV DOT COM.
I'M CYRUS FEES.
(CASEY) I'M CASEY OXENDINE.
(CYRUS) AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK (CYRUS & CASEY)
INSIDE THE CAGE.
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