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Antonio McKee Doesn’t Have to Cash Out His Roth IRA Just Yet, You Guys

(Fight starts at 2:45. VidProps: YouTube/ ZombieProphetMMA)

Alas, we’ll never know if Antonio McKee really would have made good on his threat to retire if his MFC lightweight title match against Luciano Azevedo went to decision on Friday. McKee, who’d promised to beat Azevedo like he cheated him at dice, needed just three minutes, 11 seconds to stop the 26-year-old Brazilian, after gashing him open with a pair of nasty right elbows on (where else?) the ground.

Give McKee some credit, he doesn’t look like a boring fighter here. Though this fight is marred by an early low blow by Azevedo, McKee slams him to the mat immediately after the restart — “Boom-shaka-laka!” yells the always understated Michael Schiavello, at that point — and goes to work with punches and elbows. As soon as Azevedo sees his own blood – “Blood is absolutely pissing out!” shouts Schiavello, ever elegant – the fight is pretty much over. After that, it takes McKee an uncharacteristic extra minute on the mic before he starts saying crazy stuff. Then he calls out some UFC guys.


“I’m waiting for the UFC to release BJ (Penn) or Sean Sherk,” McKee finally says, after giving some lip service to boring stuff like working hard and getting better. “Somebody, so I can tear their ass up, too.”

Certainly on the basis of wins alone, McKee deserves a long-awaited shot in the UFC. And hey, with two straight stoppages now under his belt, who knows what might happen. Though at 40 years old and with a reputation as possibly the most boring fighter in all of MMA, I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath waiting for Dana to make the call.

It wouldn’t be an independent MMA show without some shaky refereeing, so naturally there is some confusion over the stoppage here. Though it seems pretty clear that Azevedo wants no mas after McKee lights him up with the elbows, it takes a few minutes for the officials to sort it out. Even McKee admitted he was a little mystified by the drawn-out nature of it all.

“I thought there was a little conspiracy going on,” McKee says. “But you know me, I’m a  conspiracy man.”

’Nuff said.

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J-Dog- September 13, 2010 at 6:19 am
Schiavello is very entertaining, but he does recycle some of his content. I've heard him use the "more muscles than a seafood platter" comment before. Still solid comedy / commentary though!
J-Dog- September 13, 2010 at 6:16 am
That fight didn't end by doctor stoppage or ref stoppage... Azevedo clearly quit when he rolled to his belly, covered his face, then waved the fight off like a ref would do. I think that's a (non) verbal tapout right there.
JaredB- September 13, 2010 at 3:30 am
UFC would be fools not to hire McKee, he's obviously got the goods as a fighter and as a talker could be the Chael of the LW division. I honestly don't see a ton of names there he couldn't beat, and as deep as the division is it's almost like you have to be an ex TUF contestant to get a title shot whether you deserve it or not, so I'd love to see this man talk himself into one.

Dude he destroyed was not a scrub either, that's the only guy to beat Jose Aldo with old faithful pouring out of his skull.
fatbellyfrank- September 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm
BeastUnleashed Says:
Mon, 09/13/2010 - 02:33
Schivello is a fucking faggot
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Couldn't agree more, Schiavello, on the other hand, is one entertaining Mofo
fatbellyfrank- September 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm
@ Brutus, yep, sure is, next year in New Zealand is the next one
BeastUnleashed- September 12, 2010 at 9:33 am
Schivello is a fucking faggot.
BrutusBox- September 12, 2010 at 12:28 am
@fbf is the rugby world cup every four years like futbol
fatbellyfrank- September 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm
^ busier than a one armed builder in beirut
BrutusBox- September 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm
schiavello- mckee is staying busyer than a vibrator at a whore house
fatbellyfrank- September 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm
I think McKee could be waiting a while for BJ to get released by DW
fatbellyfrank- September 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm
Boom shakalaka, goodnight Irene, yeah that cut was pretty awesome, blood pissing out or spewing out, depending on which one of Schiavello's descriptions you go for. Some classic Schiavello in this call, describing McKee's appearance, " More Muscles than a seafood platter" and Acevedo's ear, " you could serve that cauliflower with a steak".
I know I'm pretty much in the minority here, but i think Schiavello is pretty fucken entertaining
Ballkick- September 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
Luciano Azevedo's cut was brutal,...blood leaking like a busted radiator....Nice elbow's by McKee!
ShortBus- September 11, 2010 at 11:07 am
Oh come on!! No pics of Azevedo's split wig? I can't believe they didn't show the cut(s). I suspect it might be Marvin Eastman worthy.
steampunk22- September 11, 2010 at 9:38 am
I'd actually like to see McKee in the UFC. God knows Dana keeps a lot of boring fighters employed. That being said, its a bad time to be a wrestler and looking for a job with the big boys.

McKee might get ruined by the UFC LW division but there is a couple interesting fights in there. Calling out Sherk isn't a super bad idea, dude's gotta be almost 40 himself.
And fuck the fuckin Diaz brothers Fuck em all- September 11, 2010 at 9:33 am
That was a solid card. I did like seeing McKee finish quick that guy is the rodney Dangerfield of MMA, Anyone else see Heath Murder with that superman!! GORGEOUS!!
mthomas- September 11, 2010 at 9:03 am
Hey you guys...Last!
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