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VIDEO: That INSANE Comeback From Last Night’s ‘TUF 21′

(I guess I’ll go with “The side that watches a South Park rerun instead.”)

I’m going to make an assumption right out of the gate here and assume that next to none of you have been following this season of The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians. I know I haven’t. That said, I’ll give the UFC credit for coming up with a pretty novel concept to inject some life into this season, even if it’s a perfect example of “too little too late.”

My grievances with the show aside, last night’s episode of TUF 21 featured a must-see battle between American Top Team’s Michael Graves and the Blackzilians’ Jason Jackson. Between the unpenalized nut shots, back of the head shots, and the absolutely incredible come-from-behind victory that topped it off, we may have just seen our round of the year — like Hughes vs. Trigg 2, only crazier.

As luck would have it, we’ve managed to find a video of the fight in its entirety and have thrown it after the jump. You’re welcome.


SportsPotato: Watch (Or Don’t Watch) This BRUTAL, Achilles-Rupturing Heel Hook From a Welsh Rugby Match

The last time we checked in with…the entire sport of rugby, we saw Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower savagely KO Lance Hohaia of St Helens RLFC with what BG dubbed “one of the most disgusting fouls I’ve ever seen in a non-combat sport.” And today, it appears that that landmark cheap shot has been surpassed.

Video after the jump.


VIDEO: Spike TV’s “Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock” Documentary

Now that we’re all in agreement about the undeniable awesomeness that is the Bellator 138 main event, SpikeTV has released their full, unedited documentary on the grudge match 7 years in the making between 51 year-old Ken Shamrock and 41-year-old Kimbo Slice. In what’s basically being billed as “Father Time vs. Spring Chicken”, Spike takes an in depth-look at the now infamous night that Shamrock vs. Slice were originally supposed to throw down back in 2008, as well as what each guy has been up to since. For Shamrock, it’s living in a van Winnebago down by the river tire store, and for Slice, it’s balancing an ever-growing family with an ever-baller-as-f*ck lifestyle.

“Finally: Kimbo vs. Shamrock” debuts tonight on Spike TV at 11 p.m. ET/PT.


Supercut of the Day: RONDA THROWS PEOPLE!

You know, there’s something oddly therapeutic about watching Ronda Rousey judo slam people for 4 straight minutes (all the emphasis on watching). Maybe it’s just the hardcore feminist in me getting a kick out of seeing a 200+ pound man effortlessly thrown through the air, then dropped like a sack of flour by a much smaller woman, or maybe it’s something simpler, like the satisfying “THWACK” sound they all make upon hitting the canvas as a shell of their former selves.

In either case, this recently unearthed supercut by Youtuber NastyaSiberia captures the essence of Rousey’s devastating judo game like no other. A note to all MMA reporters: Unless you want a broken rib, forgo the harai goshi demonstrations and stick to asking Rousey questions about her sex policy on fight week.


Martial Arts Fail of the Week: Steven Seagal’s Russian “Masterclass” Is a Gift From Above

(Looking like a little more than a glimmer these days, eh Sensei?)

Before we get into this, the glorious return of the Martial Arts Fail of the Week, I’d like to make a couple things clear:

1.) Yes, we here at CagePotato are aware of our long, oft-vitriolic history regarding action movie star, part time police officer/school shooting survival expert, unofficial American ambassador to Russia, tax cheat, and perpetual boil on the ass of MMA, Steven Seagal. We’ve made fun of him a lot, basically — from his weight gain over the years (see above) to his rambling, hallucinatory, endlessly quotable interview snippets to that time Judo Gene made him sh*t his pants – but can you really blame us? THE MAN CLAIMS TO HAVE INVENTED THE FRONT KICK, FOR GOD’S SAKE.

2.) Despite all we’ve said about Seagal, we are not too big to overlook the man’s well-documented skills and well-earned accolades regarding said skills. He may be a literal shadow of his former self (seriously, has anyone seen him donning anything but black since, like, 2006?), but the fact remains that Seagal is one lethal sumbitch who could probably lay waste to the entire CagePotato staff without (barely) breaking a sweat.

Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, holy shit, you guys, you NEED to see this video of Seagal’s recent “martial arts masterclass” held in Russia.


Knockout of the Day: Denmark Fighter Anna Elmose Tops Off a Violent Shellacking With a Curtsy

(Props: MiddleEasy via Uproxx)

The victory celebration is as important and iconic a moment in mixed martial arts as it is in any other sport — just think of or Tito Ortiz’s gravedigger routine or Chuck Liddell’s iconic open-arm-run-around-the-ring-screaming thingy. It’s a facet of victory that can not only serve as a fighter’s trademark, but one that can even heighten the atmosphere of a fight after the climax has already come and gone (phrasing). Say what you want about the guy, but Thiago Silva‘s knockouts wouldn’t be nearly as badass without his celebratory throat slit. The same goes for Gabriel Gonzaga‘s “HULK LOVE CAMERA!!” verbal attack.

At just 2-0 as a professional, it appears that Denmark-based bantamweight Anna “Panda” Elmose has already learned the correlation between signature celebrations and marketability. After viciously KO’ing her most recent opponent, Elmose opted for a victory routine that I can only describe as equal parts avante-guard and Canadian. She curtsied, Nation. She curtsied while her opponent laid unconscious in a puddle of her own spit and disappointment. Think of it as the anti-Tank Abbott, if you will.

Personally, I would have preferred to see Elmose link her nickname with her celebration and engage in a post-victory munching of a bamboo stalk, but then again, I’m not the one going viral today.


Bethe Correia Makes Suicide Joke About Ronda Rousey, Ironically Signing Her Own Death Warrant in the Process [UPDATED]

(via Fox Sports.)

When women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was just eight years old, she lost her father, Ron, to suicide. Ron had been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder sometime earlier, and was given the grim prospect of spending what few remaining years he had left paralyzed and in constant need of assistance. Not wanting to become both an emotional and financial burden to his family, he chose to end his life with his memory intact.

Ron’s decision was one of the only forms of suicide that to even the most close-minded of us can empathize with, perhaps because of how selfless an act it is in cases like his. While discussing her father on Howard Stern, even Rousey herself stated that she completely understood his reasons for what he did and that, were the same circumstances were to befall her, she would arguably do the same thing.

But despite ultimately agreeing with her father’s decision, Rousey obviously remains sensitive to the subject of suicide to this day, which is what makes bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia‘s recent comments about her all the more unforgivable.

Details after the jump.


VIDEOS: Kickstart Your Week With the Full ‘UFC 187 Countdown’ Special

Although it might not be the card it once was, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone complaining about the lineup of this weekend’s UFC 187 card. You’ve got Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the “undisputed but actually still quite disputable” light heavyweight title in the night’s main event, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in an “Oh Thank God, they’re both finally healthy” middleweight title fight, and names like Cerrone, Arlovski, Dodson, and Thug Rose punctuating the rest of the card. I mean, it’s no Fight Night: Broomfield, but it’s still really something.

So in order to get us hyped up for this week’s action, the UFC has generously made their Countdown series for the event available online via their Youtube channel. You can check out a full preview of Cormier vs. Johnson above, then head after the jump to hear Belfort talk about the power of Jesus while Weidman challenges Matt Serra to a hoagie-off and fails miserably.

(Fair warning: I can not confirm with 100% certainty that either of those things happen in the Weidman-Belfort Countdown, but am simply taking an educated guess.)


Fight Night Manila Is Tomorrow, So Let’s All Gawk at This Awesome New ‘UFC 189′ Trailer

While we all wait on bated breath for this weekend’s superfight-ish battle between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber, the UFC would kindly like to remind us of another, even more hyped showdown on the horizon: That of Conor McGregor and Jose Also. It’s been awhile since the pair’s antics during the UFC World Media Tour captured our attention, and as such, the UFC released a brand spanking new trailer for UFC 198 earlier today — as if to say, “Hey, neither of these guys have gotten injured yet! And they still hate each other!!”

Like the True Detective teasers before it, each trailer for UFC 198 seems to be better than the last one, so check out the promo above and remember: If this fight gets cancelled, we riot.


Has Everyone Already Seen This Video of Clint Hester’s Superman Elbow Knockout?

So I’m trolling my way through r/MMA this morning because I am a legitimate MMA journalist and that is how I start the morning hunt for news, when I come across this mini-gallery of standing elbows in MMA. While it’s missing most of the classics (Silva-Fryklund and Mein-Cyborg come to mind), it does include a gif of one of my personal favorites: Clint Hester vs. Bristol Marunde from the TUF 17 Finale. Just an absolutely beautiful bit of violence, there.

Being unable to remember the last time I saw Hester in the octagon, I start Googling “Headbussa” (eesh) to find out what he’s been up to. The answer is an all too familiar one for fighters these days: Dealing with an injury. Specifically, Hester has been recuperating a broken foot that forced him out of his Fight Night 63 scrap with Luke Barnatt just last month. Funny how you forget who’s been out for how long when you’re reading/writing about injuries every day (looking at you, Khabib, Gusty, Cain, Dominic…).

Anyways, while catching up on the whereabouts of Hester, I happen to stumble across a video from his (apparent) muay Thai days back in 2010. In it, Hester finishes his opponent with a SUPERMAN ELBOW that looks like something straight out of a comic book. My question is: Has everyone already seen this video? And if so, why does it not receive more praise for being the technical brilliance it displays?

You guys should probably give this video a look, is what I’m saying.