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Barnburner Alert: Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione Added to ‘TUF: China’ Finale


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Since notching four TKOs (and five straight wins) in his first five UFC appearances, Matt “Meathead” Mitrione has hit a rut, to put it lightly. The TUF 10 alum and former professional football player has dropped three of his past four fights and was most recently choked out by friend and fellow TUF 10 alum Brendan Schaub at UFC 165. Cyborg Abreu was not impressed by this. Although Mitrione does meet the UFC’s ever-growing need for fighters who are more entertaining than consistent (a.k.a “The Voelker Amendment“), one could argue that he may be out of a job should he fail to get past his next test in Shawn Jordan.

The matchup, which was announced by the UFC’s Mark Fischer via Twitter over the weekend, will transpire at the TUF: China Finale on March 1st: LIVE ON FIGHT PASS!!

If you want to know how Jordan has fared lately, check out his Sherdog profile or Wikipedia page. He’s been pretty solid overall, as well as entertaining, since partaking in the worst fight of 2012. But I am not going to spend another line of this post not relaying the semi-related news about that yoga instructor who somehow made it onto TUF: China

Load up your favorite Scanners gif, Nation, because word has it that the 0-0 yogi known as Li Jin Ying was booted from (well, quit) TUF:China before ever getting the chance to actually fight. Which makes sense, being that he didn’t know how to fight in the first place.

According to the TUF: China Wikipedia page and several totally credible message boards I read on the toilet this morning (journalism FTW!!), it turns out that Cung Le was so unimpressed by Li’s skills (or lack thereof) that he challenged the spiritual instructor to last two 3-minute rounds against one of his assistant coaches. After being thoroughly dominated, Li allegedly left the show, quit MMA forever, and cried. For the dream he had been chasing for almost three weeks now, was dead. (*burns effigy*)

Cung Le, however, would like to inform you that the TUF producers, not the UFC, are probably to blame for allowing Li onto the show in the first place. But at least he probably inspired legions of Chinese MMA fans with his bravery, right guys? GUYS?!! Ahhhh fuck it. You know what to do, Jimmy…

-J. Jones

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