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

And Now He’s Fired Too: Keith Jardine


(Too weird to live. Too rare to die. Photo courtesy of MMAFighting.com)

We crossed our fingers and held our breath, but we were not able to stave off the inevitable. As first reported by MMAFighting, longtime UFC veteran Keith Jardine has been cut by the UFC following his fourth consecutive loss, a majority decision against Matt Hamill at the TUF 11 Finale.

Jardine has competed exclusively for the UFC since entering the organization through The Ultimate Fighter 2 in 2005. Since his stint on the reality show, Jardine has gone 6-7 in professional competition, scoring notable victories over Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, and Brandon Vera. But in recent years, the Dean of Mean repeatedly fell short against the elite of the light-heavyweight division, suffering defeats at the hands of Quinton Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, and Thiago Silva, among others. Said Dana White of Jardine’s release: "It sucks. I have nothing but respect for him and I hope to see him back soon."

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Ballkick- June 25, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Thats it?
A grammar complaint and the use of word sweetums? Come on dranokills, I expected more from you,....no wait,...no I really didn't!
Every self proclaimed Stupidhero knows you don't use that word to anyone except maybe your life partner......Are you flirting with me?...GAG!
You are a shallow loser, you don't need to lie to me.....I know you have no friends, and your family disowned you long ago. As for normal you don't even qualify.
A much as it pains me, I will take one piece of advice from your childish post.
Your absolutely right....I really should say what I wanted to....Fuck off and die, Dickhead.

I wish you were more worthy of a longer more detailed response....but your not.
dranokills- June 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Ballkick Says:
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 17:49

dranokills
"I am utterly amazed at how persistent you are! Most people would have given up and called in someone competent to write for them by this point.
However,..I really enjoy reading your comments here,..you really make all of us feel intelligent -- especially when you open your yap and regurgitate your bile posting something here.
When you make your insensitive comments here other posters get to see that you have the greatest untapped potential of anyone here at Cage Potato."
"You are very creative. I bet you're very popular with your prison pen pals."
I feel sad when I encounter people such as yourself,.. you are devoid of any feeling, and must lead a very pathetic existence. I hope you feel good about yourself when you make fun of others suffering. It speaks volumes about your true character, and I trust,.. must bring you brief moments of joy in your lonely, miserable reality.
All niceties aside Eff Off, you pouch licking, peice of shit.
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#1 who are you quoting in that first paragraph? OR are you just to stupid as to how to use quotation marks?
#2 nawww I'm ok thanks, it's just YOU that I am devoid of any feelings for. Actually I lead a really productive, happy life, life is good, so is MY family, and friends. We all sit around and make fun of you however...I don't think that makes us bad, just normal.
my true character is secretly a superhero at night...you don't really know my TRUE character. My true character is so fucking cool even you would say" goddamn that character fucking rocks!"
#3 eff off? is eff a word or are you just censoring yourself with the phonetic sounding of the letter F? Listen can we be big boys and just say FUCK? come on man if you are ever going to get anywhere in life you will have to learn to move past, poo poo caca, shooey, and most importantly EFF, alright?
You did manage to pull the word SHIT out your ass just long enough to post, you have potential.
The indian nation called they want you to know that "drunk indian" hurts their feeling , they wish for you to complain about the alcohol impaired native American, from now on, ok sweetums?
have a nice day ball-licker.
Ballkick- June 25, 2010 at 7:49 am
dranokills

"I am utterly amazed at how persistent you are! Most people would have given up and called in someone competent to write for them by this point.
However,..I really enjoy reading your comments here,..you really make all of us feel intelligent -- especially when you open your yap and regurgitate your bile posting something here.
When you make your insensitive comments here other posters get to see that you have the greatest untapped potential of anyone here at Cage Potato."
"You are very creative. I bet you're very popular with your prison pen pals."

I feel sad when I encounter people such as yourself,.. you are devoid of any feeling, and must lead a very pathetic existence. I hope you feel good about yourself when you make fun of others suffering. It speaks volumes about your true character, and I trust,.. must bring you brief moments of joy in your lonely, miserable reality.

All niceties aside Eff Off, you pouch licking, peice of shit.
Keyser Soze- June 25, 2010 at 6:56 am
It was Greg Jackson' s gameplan and Jardine's execution of it that beat Chuck Liddell.

Greg Jackson... "Let him punch you repeatedly until he gets tired, then start chopping with the leg kicks. When he starts dropping his hands and moving like an old man, then you can punch him back.". Not the best gameplan, but it worked.

Jardine wasn't the most talented fighter, and his "unorthodox" style was just a play on words for "rigid and awkward", but at least he came to fight. I agree with the poster that said he was robbed by Bonnar, and his win over Griffin had nothing to do with Griffin being unmotivated. Jardine showed up ready to fight, Griffin didn't. Griffin should be criticized for it, not Jardine.

I'm sure he'll be back... the next time DW''s in a pinch and can't make a matchup due to injury, Jardine will get the phone call and fight whoever he's asked to.

J-Dog- June 25, 2010 at 6:08 am
I can't believe they cut a guy after losing in a "fight of the night" fight. This guy is kind of like Chris Lytle. He's always game and he puts on a good show, win or lose. I'm sorry to see him go. I had a feeling this might be a "must win" fight for him, but I thought after his fight got FOTN that they might keep him. Bummer.
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 5:36 am
If he shaved his beard off he could play Peter Garret in a movie about the band Midnight Oil, they both have the same style of movement, whether singing or fighting.
fatbellyfrank- June 25, 2010 at 5:31 am
belou Says:
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 20:54
I love jardine, I have always watched his fights, but i dont believe i have ever seen him win one. no matter what, He is a f'in good fighter, and has taken down some BIG names............ Make your fucken mind up

he is not the greatest fighter, no,..................Tellin us nothin we dont already know
he was always the guy who was suposed to lose, and unfortunately, he did.....................So what the fuck is your point?
All these shit talkers, I'd like to see YOU fight him!......Yeah!..I didnt think so!....................... You put up a purse and I'll get my people to talk to your people to talk to dana's people to talk to Zuffa's people to talk to Jardines people, sorry make that Cokers people and after that who knows, but yeah, start bookin venues muthafucka

belou- June 25, 2010 at 3:54 am
I love jardine, I have always watched his fights, but i dont believe i have ever seen him win one. no matter what, I would put $$ down on him, because I believed in him!
He is a f'in good fighter, and has taken down some BIG names. ufc used him as a gatekeeper, and those who have passed the gates have been legit.
Who will be your gatekeeper now Dana?
there will be no more solid a defender than Jardine! Who will do it now?
he is not the greatest fighter, no, but he has been pitted up against some of the best potential fighters in the game.
Unlike some who have been givin ladders to climb, and put into fights marketed for wins, he was always the guy who was suposed to lose, and unfortunately, he did. I feel for Jardine, he got a bum deal with the ufc, they showed him no respect on a business level, and he got boned.
All these shit talkers, I'd like to see YOU fight him!......Yeah!..I didnt think so!
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Shark cage feeding frenzy photographer, stunt pilot, meter maid, pharmaceutical industry human-trial subject, poopsmith, lawn-care technician, sanitary engineer, homosexually experimentative trucking contractor, prostitute strangling trucking contractor, child abducting trucking contractor, chimney sweep, gynecologist, orca trainer, Somalian pirate... the list goes on...
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm
Failing any of the above suggestions there is always free-style rap battling(microphone assassinating) or politics, both of which require roughly the same qualifications.

What's with this alleged Harley Davidson checkpoint, anyways?

"OK brother, you ready to do this, bro? You gotcher missing teeth an gum tattoos? Check. Earrings? Check. Spider web tat? Swastika? Check. Piss stained back patch and ass-less leather chaps? Check. Brass knuckles and switchblade? Check. Didja horf down yer meth? Black bennies? Crosstops? Check. Well awlright then bro, git in there and giterdun, brother."
fatbellyfrank- June 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm
He'd be great in a remake of Mad MaxII as one of Lord Humongous's henchmen
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm
He should talk to his agent. Through my extensive industry contacts I have heard a rumor the BBC has a documentary about the life of the Elephant Man in pre-production. He's also a shoe-in for any movie needing a role for creepy methamphetamine chemist, organ grinder (w/ monkey), or apocalyptic desert zombie re-make (as zombie).
mt59801- June 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm
The dean of mean hasn't been the same since the houston alexander KTFO. Dain Bramage anyone?
Get Off Me- June 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm
The caption above is of the seconds that followed as Keith Jardine noticed the Staph on Hammill's back as he was in the Harley Davidson checkpoint.
dranokills- June 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Ballkick Says:
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 00:16

Anxiously awaiting fatbellyfranks assessment of this situation,...sure to be eloquent and scathing. Not to mention hilarious.
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hey while your waiting like a bitch, let me "prime" you for his fine assessment: ahem.....
go back to your dead family shrine, and stop fucking sticking your nose in what the cool people are doing.
Now with that said.
I always thought jarhead or jardine was a freak anyways. he got lucky and beat a down spiraling Chuck, he got lucky and beat a non motivated Forrest. The best part of this whole getting fired thing , I hope it pisses his homo friend, Sugah Rash, off big time.
Soda Popinski- June 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Did somebody get The Gatekeepers key's? If not, Ive got a coupon for a locksmith right down the road.
cecils_pupils- June 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm
He's been bitten by the acting bug and plays a good type-cast thug. While he may get some play from Strikeforce I really think he'll stick around as a Jackson-camp training partner and pursue side-gigs in acting.

Shit, if the Techno Viking movie ever comes out who do ya think they'll call to play the lead... damn right!
fatbellyfrank- June 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm
More time for slam dancing, I guess its back to his teaching job at Mean University
Sakuraba3900- June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm
TECHNO VIIIIIIIIKIIIIIIIING!!!!!!!!!!
DangadaDang- June 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Its ok, I heard they're coming out with Wrong Turn 4 so he should definetly be able to find work.


On a more serious note, does anyone notice that after a loss Jardine never got a tune up fight? I mean shit the UFC normally gives a good (or at least well known) fighter a chance to get his confidence back but not Jardine, he loses to Jackson and gets Thiago Silva, then Ryan Bader...damn
jimbonics- June 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Somewhere, the Techno Viking shed a tear....

... then went right back to stomping down the road, daring someone to fuck with him.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm
@ MextheLeemit

By awkward wild movements are you referring to those same uncontrollable movements that have been known to seize Tim Sylvia in the midst of combat?
glassjawsh- June 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm
I'm torn, on the one hand he sucked and deserved to get cut. but on the other hand I loved watching him get repeatedly punched in the face and nonsensically flail about in retaliation.
justscrappin- June 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm
Yup...like a nosferatu gargoyle. I wasn't impressed by his "unorthodox" style. It was more like...hey look I can low kick and occasionally land a strong punch....and....and.....that's about it. OOOh.....I won't quit? As long as I'm conscious that is.....:(
MMA Mafia- June 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm
Another high FUCKING five for Viva Hate!!!

I must say he did have one of the best looking "What the fuck happened" faces of all time. (Alexander, Silva, Bader.....but espically Alexander) He always looked so confused. My dad isn't a big fan of MMA but whenever I show him that replay just after his mouth piece gets knocked out he always laughs and points out why that guy is asking the ref "What happened"?!?!?!
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