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Video: Chuck Liddell Gets Mixed Reviews on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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For those of you who didn’t watch it last night — which includes myself, so this post is as much for me as it is for you — here’s Chuck Liddell‘s debut performance on Dancing With the Stars. The first thing that sticks out is his voice in the intro. Liddell’s from Cali, but he’s taken so many blows to the head over the years that he’s starting to sound like a grizzled Sam Elliott. Anna Trebunskaya‘s main piece of advice to Chuck is to smile so he doesn’t come off as a psychopath. Things start out well enough, though the discomfort is obvious on Chuck’s face at the 2:27 mark, and there are a few obviously botched steps. It doesn’t help that Dana White and the Fertitta Brothers are in the front row, laughing their asses off at him the whole time.

Constructive criticism from the judges starts at 3:51: Bruno refers to Chuck as a "gentle neanderthal" and says he has some work to do. Carrie Ann Inaba calls him "smooth" but wants him to improve his footwork. The old guy in the middle asks him to get in touch with his feminine side, and is lucky he didn’t get punched out for it. Chuck’s combined score of 22 put him in 5th place among the eight celebs who competed last night.


Video: Andrei Arlovski Is The Best Bully Beater Ever

I think if I was “Big Nasty” and I had agreed to go on “Bully Beatdown,” I might allow myself a solemn moment of self-pity when they announced that I’d be facing Andrei Arlovski.  If he saw season one of the show, this bully was probably expecting some mediocre heavyweight, maybe someone with a record barely above .500.  He certainly could not have been expecting a former UFC heavyweight champ, but dammit, Arlovski heard those victims’ tales of bullying woe, and he came to help.

If you’re wondering how authentic this stuff is, you should check out the October issue of Fight Magazine, where editor Donovan Craig goes behind the scenes of this show and watches the Arlovski beatdown live.  After getting KO’d in a little over thirty seconds, this bully seemed, shall we say, humbled.  As the doctors checked him out backstage and the show’s producers questioned him about his experience, he summed it up thusly:

“Ya’ll are mean, dawg. …When I heard them say Andrei Arlovski…I thought it was a joke. …That was fucked up.”

Yes, Big Nasty.  From your perspective, it must have seemed so.  From ours, it was quality entertainment.


Brock Lesnar Is “Like A Caged Animal Waiting to Kill a Bird”

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I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this video of Brock Lesnar training for his upcoming UFC heavyweight title defense against Shane Carwin.  A lot of that enjoyment comes from listening to Brock describe himself as "a caged animal waiting to kill a…bird."  Not only is it a hilariously inept analogy, but it’s one that even Lesnar loses interest in before it’s over.

Okay, so the guy’s not a wordsmith.  We knew that already.  But that’s not what he gets paid for, and his coaches and sparring partners seem totally convinced that he’s got this one in the bag.  They should know.  They’re the ones helping him to perfect his hammer fists (or masturbation punches, if you prefer), and yeah, he spends a considerable amount of gym time actually practicing that caveman-like attack.  Hope you’re ready, Carwin.


Video: Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Floyd Mayweather defeated Juan Manuel Marquez last night in a one-sided unanimous decision that saw Money control every round and score a knockdown in the second frame. Mayweather landed 290 of 493 (59%) of his punches, compared to Marquez’s 69 of 583 (12%). At UFC 103 in Dallas, Dana White had the boxing match playing on a monitor near him. His verdict? "It sucked. It sucked just like I said it would and knew it would."


Video: Tim Sylvia KO’s Jason Riley at Adrenaline MMA 4

Tim Sylvia may have resurrected his career, however briefly, with last night’s first-round TKO win over Jason Riley, who seems to be a textbook Chuck Liddell fan.  As you can see in this video, Riley doesn’t look like he’s the most technically sound striker Sylvia has ever faced, and after getting clipped behind the ear early on he spends most of the rest of the fight trying to hang out in the clinch.  It’s not too long before Sylvia catches him with an uppercut/left hook combo and then, as Michael Schiavello puts it, it’s "goodnight, Irene."  Charming, that guy.

Obviously, a win over 6-1 Jason Riley probably isn’t going to launch Sylvia into a UFC heavyweight title fight, but that’s not really the stakes he’s playing for at the moment.  He just needed to not suffer another embarrassing loss, and he accomplished that.  Way to go.  See what’s possible when you set the bar really, really low? 

Elsewhere on the card, Houston Alexander managed to end his losing streak with a first-round TKO of Sherman Pendergarst (video of that fight is here, if you’re interested) thanks mostly to a series of leg kicks that seemed to utterly baffle Pendergarst.  The win apparently pumped Alexander up something fierce because he then declared himself "one of the best fighters in the light heavyweight division."  Hope the athletic commission tests for hallucinogens.


Video: Dana White Ain’t Skurred About Strikeforce on CBS

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Maybe Dana White locked himself in a bathroom at some point after hearing that Fedor vs. Rogers would be broadcast on CBS, and screamed until he cried. But at least he’s putting on a brave face for the media. Following a UFC 103 press conference held yesterday, White told Steve Cofield that Strikeforce on CBS is not a game-changer:

It doesn’t matter, no. How many shows have to come and go…IFL was on network TV, EliteXC was on network TV. It doesn’t matter…I think CBS wants to be in the business. And we haven’t been able to come to a deal. With the right deal, we’d do it. We haven’t had the right deal yet. Neither does Strikeforce. You think Strikeforce is getting the right deal with CBS? You think they’re making money?

No, probably not. EliteXC reportedly hemorrhaged money during their run on CBS, because the license fee they received from the network wasn’t nearly enough to cover their expenses. Maybe Strikeforce was able to carve out a more satisfying deal than EliteXC did, but you have to assume that Strikeforce’s actual end-game is to build up enough interest in their brand on CBS that they can start putting on pay-per-view shows, which would theoretically be much more profitable. Until that happens, Dana White has enough problems of his own to worry about.


Coming Attractions: ‘TUF 10′ Episode 2 Preview, Dos Santos vs. Cro Cop


I kind of figured Tiki Ghosn was dead weight on Team Rampage’s staff, but in this clip from next week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, he proves himself to be a very patient and encouraging teacher. Kimbo Slice is a sponge during his extra lessons on the ground-game, and you have to admit, his reversal at the -0:50 mark is as smooth as Country Crock. Rampage says he sees himself in Kimbo, and wants to show him a few things that worked in his own fights. Hopefully the extra attention proves useful, because his housemates are gunning for him in episode 2. As the narrator intones at the end, "is it time for Kimbo Slice to finally step into the Octagon?" No, probably not yet, but why else would you tune in?


Tim Credeur’s Video Blog Series Is Better Than Many Actual Reality Shows

You know what I like about Tim Credeur‘s video blog series?  There are characters.  It’s not just some guy talking into a camera or wandering around having mundane, everyday experiences.  No, there’s an actual story arc.  Not that you need to watch them in any particular order, but as you watch more and more of these videos you get a sense of the wacky group of good ole boys that Credeur surrounds himself with.  There’s Chad, the deep-thinking, hard-living, almost cartoonishly Louisianan boxing coach.  There’s that one dude who holds the camera who is struggling with the age-old question of what to do when you have a pregnant girlfriend and no job.  Of course there’s also Credeur himself, who serves as the detached, bemused narrator of his friends’ lives. 

All in all, this is some quality stuff, and some decent editing for a Fight Night video blog.  Kind of makes me think that Credeur and his ragtag group of lovable rapscallions should have their own VH1 reality show.  There’s just no way that it wouldn’t be ten times better than "For The Love of Ray J." 

Check out the rest of the series after the jump.


Afternoon Video Dump: Vitor Belfort’s Greatest Knockouts

(Belfort vs. Matt Lindland @ Affliction: Day of Reckoning, 1/24/09. Fight starts at the 0:59 mark.)

In honor of Vitor Belfort‘s return to the UFC this Saturday, here are nine of the Phenom’s greatest knockouts. Folks, this is how you throw hands. Keep your chin down, Rich…

(Belfort vs. Terry Martin @ Affliction: Banned, 7/19/08.)


UFC Fight Night 19 Video Hype: Huerta, Cantwell, Guillard

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Roger Huerta may have an ill-advised acting career to turn to after tomorrow night’s fight against Gray Maynard, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t training hard for his last stand in the Octagon. In the video profile above, Huerta implies that his previous loss to Kenny Florian at UFC 87 was the result of moving away from his dependable coaching duo of Dave Menne and Justin Hagen. He certainly seems focused — though you have to wonder if Huerta should be drilling nothing but his smother-defense at this point.