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Even After You Kick His Ass, Gabe Ruediger Will be Kind of a Dick to You, Joe Lauzon Reports


(Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke. PicProps: MMA Weekly)

You know how it goes in MMA circles: When two guys have beef they settle it with a 15-minute therapy session inside the cage. Next thing you know, problem solved. Hugs and high-fives all around. It’s pretty much the best formula we know of for conflict resolution that doesn’t involve some bullshit like talking or mutual understanding or compromise. Hence, those terrible “Fighting Solves Everything” T-shirts you see around sometimes.

Not so with the ongoing Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger kerfuffle, however.


The two lightweights had themselves a tepid little feud going even before their undercard battle at UFC 118. We’re a little fuzzy on the details – and frankly don’t care enough to look it up – but it reportedly had something to do with Lauzon posting an online video making fun of Ruediger’s “Godzilla” nickname and Ruediger presenting Lauzon with a cake at the official weigh-ins. Not necessarily in that order. Sounds like run-of-the-mill “funny” fighter BS to us and apparently Lauzon thought so too, assuming it would all be squashed once they did the man dance together on SpikeTV. As it turns out, it’s a lot easier to forgive and forget when you’re the asskicker and not the asskickee.

Fastforward to fight night, when Lauzon flew through Ruediger like a hot knife through butter. While not unexpected – since Ruediger took the bout on short notice after Terry Etim pulled out with an injury – it probably wasn’t the triumphant return to the UFC “Godzirra” Gabe had planned for himself. After the drubbing, which ended via arm bar in just two minutes, one second, he refused to shake Lauzon’s hand in the cage. Later, Ruediger posted a fairly contrite blog on his personal website and reportedly Tweeted he didn’t mean to ignore the handshake, but as Lauzon told MMA Weekly yesterday, he ain’t buying that.

"I tried to shake his hand in the cage and he didn’t want any part of that," said Lauzon. "He looked up at me and then just looked away, and freaking walked right by me. He posted on Twitter or something that he didn’t know I tried to shake his hand. No, you could tell, and you could tell on his face watching the video that it wasn’t like he was so out of it that he didn’t know what was going on … He knew what was going on. He was embarrassed, and that’s why he didn’t shake my hand. That’s fine, whatever, if he wants to be like that."

Lauzon bolsters his case by reporting that Ruediger also shrugged off  further attempts at a post-beatdown bromance backstage.

Says Lauzon: "After I did the steroid test for the commission, there was a monitor there and the Marcus (Davis) and Nate (Diaz) fight was on, so I was sitting on the floor in the middle of the aisle, watching the monitors, watching the fight. He came over and shook my hand and I’m like ‘no hard feelings’ and he was like ‘I don’t know about that.’ I’m like ‘dude, I made the video; it was a big joke. It was stuff from four or five years ago, I’m sure you’re not so sensitive about it. You gave me a cake at the weigh-ins, we both got each other; ha-ha, it’s fun. I’m ready to move on with it and not hold any grudges,’ and he didn’t say anything, he just walked away …

"He’s 32 years old and he acts like he’s a 14-year-old kid. He’s like ‘I hold grudges just like when I was in high school or whatever when I was a little kid’ and I was like ‘Okay, act like a 14-year-old.’ "

Meanwhile, Lauzon is headed back up the UFC lightweight ladder and Ruediger reports that by stepping up and taking the fight for Etim, he’s been promised at least one more crack in the UFC. So, maybe there is a silver lining in all this. Especially for whichever UFC lightweight gets to fight Ruediger next.

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Seoul Brother- September 3, 2010 at 1:17 pm
@agentsmith: I have to disagree with you, sir. There have been a lot of douchebags in the octagon that cowboyed the fuck up and acted like men of respect after they talked a lot of trash, fought, and hugged it out. Fuck, even AFTER Tito flipped Shamrock the double "Stockton Hey Buddy," the last time, he still shook Ken's hand. That may have been superficial, but if a fucktard like Tito can man up, then how much of a fucking cunt is Ruediger?

And on top of that, let's not forget that Ruediger started this with his "Sorry For Your Loss" cake at the weigh-in. That's an extremely funny and ironic yet undeniably douchebag move. In response, did Lauzon do anything more than he had done before a fight? Nope. This sort of juvenile trash talking is par for the course, and even if you're right that Lauzon was out of line to shake the hand of the cocksucker he just demolished, then Ruediger got what he deserved. But for Ruediger to do it twice? Nope. He's a fucking asshole and a godawful sportsman.
Bandito- September 3, 2010 at 6:34 am
kerfuffle... isn't that some kind of German potato dish??
agentsmith- September 3, 2010 at 5:45 am
On one hand, yes it was kinda ignorant of Ruediger to snub Nosferatu Lauzon like that. But on the other hand, it's also kinda ignorant to try to shake a guy's hand literally seconds after you just kicked his ass. It's an extra little "in your face, bitch" and everyone knows it, so it's bullshit for Lauzon to act like he was trying to be all diplomatic. Just give the poor guy a minute to himself to process that he just got fucking destroyed.
Charming Charlie- September 3, 2010 at 1:23 am
I don't understand half of the comments in this thread, but that's okay, I don't understand why this non-drama is deserving of a post either.
Häkkiperuna- September 2, 2010 at 11:36 pm
Gabe looks like a part of a fagget fashion show
uzithrasha- September 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm
steampunk, no ones even paying attention to you until now but no more after this. Mind ya biznass
Socal Tot- September 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm
Gabe Rudiger- I don't get it. Is he a good fighter or something? He doesn't do himself any favors by his piss poor attitude. He can't make weight on TUF with BJ Penn and others begging him to do it for his own sake. Now this shit. I completely agree with Seoul Brother. Skidmark all the way.
Seoul Brother- September 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Gabe Ruediger is one of the lumpiest skidmarks to hit the UFC. I hope he gets beaten in a manner I can only describe as "criminally pornographic" to the point where he looks worse than Stephen Hawking without the chair.
Lecter- September 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm
Was he the dude that had the pipe shoved up his hole to help him lose weight (on TUF)? In that photo he looks like he's still feeling it
Bob Reilly- September 2, 2010 at 6:17 pm
Motropolis wins a Tshirt. Give it to him Ben.
Bob Reilly- September 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Is it pronounced Uzi thrasha... or u zit hrasha?
GSP for Prime Minister- September 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm
i still remember the TUF episode when gabe cried after he couldnt make weight.. how did this guy even get signed to fight in the ufc?! im sure they could have found better LW to step in at the last minute.. cmon now..
Kicktothegroin- September 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Ouch,, Type, my bad **KNIFE **
MoTropolis- September 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm
Gabe Ruediger? More like Gabe Rudenig...meh, never mind.
fatbellyfrank- September 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm
So the theme of the article is grown men acting like kids and getting their panties in a bunch? +1 to uzithrasha for getting right into the spirit of the article
Danky4twanky- September 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Ya I don't think winning An mma commentor douche bag award is something to be proud of. That was almost a deathblow bro.
TheHulkSmash- September 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm
@Kicktothegroin

You mean, "Like a hot knife through an ice cream cake", right? Somehow you typed "like a hot know". HTF does that even happen?

Also, that's not a pun, that's a play on words. A pun is when one word sounds like another word - ice cream cake doesn't sound like butter at all. Hence, not a pun.

Would have been funny if you got it right though.

Ballkick- September 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm
All characters and events in this post—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional. All forum members are impersonated.....poorly. The following post contains mild language and due to its content it should not be read by anyone.

Another hymen broken on CP,....welcome uzithrasha,....now "Strike Fried Taco down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!"
"Good...your hate has made you powerful. Now fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at Dranokills side!"

Kid Clam Curtains- September 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Who's ass did he eat to get back in the UFC?
ScarTissue- September 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Use of "kerfuffle" to describe a fight +3.
Use of "man dance" to describe a fight -5.
agentsmith- September 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm
@ El Famous Burrito:
Probably an enema hose.

And just to get a little more mileage out of this gag, you might say Lauzon went through Ruediger like shit through an enema hose. Or like an enema hose through a well-lubed anus. You get the idea.
steampunk22- September 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm
@Uzithrasha

"As long as you win something"?

You aren't under the impression that a first post wins you something other than the derision and mockery of other posters when you draw attention to it.....are you?
Murdock- September 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm
ruediger...is a sore louziger...
Fried Taco- September 2, 2010 at 2:33 pm
C'mon uzithrasha, bro, it's all cool. No hard feelings.
k-onda- September 2, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Wow, "kerfluffle," I've been wondering how to spell that word. It's officially my new word, "kerfluffle," like it. Also, "derfluffle," "fuck-fluffle," and "kermit-the-fluffle."
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