MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

December, 2007

F.o.t.D: Rich Franklin vs. Ken Shamrock

I just felt like posting a video of Rich Franklin actually winning a fight, so here y’go. Let’s not take anything away from the moment by pointing out that Ken was about eight years past his prime at this point, and couldn’t stay on his feet to save his life. That part at the 4:06 mark where he basically falls into Franklin’s fist? Genius.

(Rich Franklin vs. Ken Shamrock, TUF1 finale, 4/9/05)

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Quinton Jackson Can’t Announce Nothin’

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Via MMAMania:

Jesse Holland (MMAmania): Dana White mentioned that he’s got “big plans” for you in the near future. What’s he alluding to?

Quinton ”Rampage” Jackson: I love Mexicans. I love tacos, burritos…I don’t know man, I don’t know what the hell Dana’s talkin’ about.

Jesse Holland (MMAmania): So you’re not prepared to announce your role as coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter?

Quinton ”Rampage” Jackson: I can’t announce none of that. I can’t announce the new Rampage energy drink that’s coming out, I can’t announce my new deal with Affliction, I can’t announce the Rampage rims for your ride. I can’t announce nothin’.

Way to keep the cat in the bag! I think when you look up “discretion” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Quinton Jackson, enjoying a delicious Rampage energy drink.

Note: The opinions expressed above are solely those of Quinton Jackson, and in no way represent an endorsement of Mexicans by the UFC.

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Ross Pointon Loses Axe-Fight at Cage Rage 24

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(From MMAWeekly.com via Fightlinker)

At Saturday’s Cage Rage 24, Murilo “Ninja” Rua choked out Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Elvis Sinosic got KO’d in 21 seconds, and Ross Pointon dropped his one-fight win streak after Marios Zaromskis ripped off a significant chunk of his forehead. Despite the fact that his record drops to 5-10 and he’ll be bleeding out of that gash for the rest of his life, Pointon wants to get right back in the cage, telling MMAWeekly “I want that fight again. I know I can beat him and want the chance to prove it. He didn’t hit me with anything I couldn’t handle.”

Ross Pointon is like The Black Knight reincarnated as a too-stupid-for-his-own-good brawler. (“‘Tis but a scratch.”) Please, Ross, retire while you still have your…whatever it is you still have. Because the way you’re headed, it won’t be long before we find you sitting outside of a bus station somewhere with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a “punch me in the face, £2″ sign in the other. After a while, the people will get tired of punching you in the face, and they’ll want to do other things to you. Then, they’ll get tired of those things. And then where will you be?

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Gina Carano Joins ‘American Gladiators’

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Apparently tired of being America’s most highly regarded female mixed martial artist, Gina Carano has decided to to try her hand at firing tennis balls from a cannon. The American Gladiators blog (yes, such a thing exists) reports that “The Beautiful Disaster” has joined the cast of the legendary athletic competition show, which is being re-made by NBC in light of the ongoing WGA writer’s strike; AG premieres on January 6th, and Carano’s gladiator name will be “Crush.” Her fellow female gladiators — Siren, Stealth, Venom, Helga (?), and a pre-op transsexual named Fury — all come from a bodybuilding background. No word yet on who will play the deaf one.

It’s sad to consider it, but this is undeniably the beginning of the end of Carano’s MMA career. Nobody would put themselves through the humiliation of crawling around inside a metal hamster-ball while wearing hot-pink spandex unless they had network television ambitions to begin with. Carano most likely saw Gladiators as her ticket to a guest spot on Law and Order: SVU, followed by roles in romantic comedies as Sandra Bullock’s younger sister. And I really hope it’s worth it for her, because her hiatus/retirement would mean that women’s MMA loses its marketable mascot. So let’s all be bitter at Gina, and console ourselves with the fact that she’ll be spending the winter dealing with douchebags like these:

(Mike “Titan” O’Hearn)
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(Don “Wolf” Yates)
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