MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

GIF Party: ‘UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis’ edition


Swanson vs. Roop provided an early candidate for Side-Punchface of the Year. Props: UFC.com

Remember how last night, you invited your non-MMA fan friends over to introduce them to our sport? You spent the past week talking about how Chael Sonnen is one of the best trash talkers in professional sports, and how technical and talented these fighters were. You figured that after three fights that were guaranteed to be exceptional, your friends would be won over to MMA fandom. Then you’d continue to drink and be merry all night, and we’d all meet up here today for our traditional post-UFC event GIF party where we all high five over how awesome the fights were. 

Well, it didn’t quite work out that way. Instead, you found yourself doing damage control as you watched three fights worth of sloppy brawling, wall and stall and Chael Sonnen’s blatant swaggerjacking of homage to “Superstar” Billy Graham. You tried to convince them that the fights are usually nothing like this, and that these fighters gassing out and the end of the first round are world class athletes. Eventually, one of your friends said “I bet Pacquiao would destroy ANY of these guys” as the rest of your friends grabbed their coats and promised they’d call you next time they wanted to watch the fights.

Okay, so last night sucked. But we’ve been planning this party all week, and we’ll be damned if we cancel it at this point. So grab an alcoholic beverage, put on your gaudiest Affliction shirt and join us for our traditional post-UFC event GIF Party.

As always, praise be to Zombie Prophet at IronForgesIron.com for the GIFS.  

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ArmFarmer- January 30, 2012 at 11:16 am
How can anyone not be disappointed in that event? You can stroke your mma fan ego all you want by acting like you appreciated "the technical aspects" of those fights, but I'm sorry that event sucked and yes, it does matter what the casual fans think. Try to look at the bigger picture. This was a chance to prove so many people wrong, and show them what mma is all about. Instead it just reinforced negative stereotypes. It's boring, it's not technical, it's just a bunch of hugging and piss poor brawling, any pro boxer would mop these guys up.. if I had heard any of those misconceptions and had never seen the sport before, I would consider it confirmed by that event. The less interested the masses are, the less growth of the sport, the less events for free on networks like fox, less money for fighters, and more ignorant people that I have to listen to trash the sport. It was even a blow to hardcore fans because honestly, I have 0 interest in seeing any middleweight from that event fight silva after how they performed. That event was an embarrassment in every regard, and it was so easy to see coming and avoid.
ArmFarmer- January 30, 2012 at 11:02 am
"You figured that after three fights that were guaranteed to be exceptional, your friends would be won over to MMA fandom."

Please tell me you didn't actually believe this statement.. please. This isn't the first article where you guys act like you are actually surprised that the fights sucked, and expected something other than what happened. This card had snoozer written all over it from the start.
XENOPHON- January 30, 2012 at 9:11 am
Arianny Sylvia Says: - I agree, poor performances from some guys that are supose to bring the big name. It has not happened so far.
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As the bigger names are reserved for keeping that PPV action alive, expect the FOX shows to be mediocre.
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FOX got ripped off, they didn't understand their $900 million dollar investment.
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Surely if there are clauses in the contract with Zuffa, that if viewers numbers drop off, or don't meet expected levels - the plug gets pulled.
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Personally, I will take a free fight any night. The next best is going to some random bar, drinking BIG WHISKEY, and then picking a fight with and beating the shit out of the wimpiest person I can find.
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Why the wimpiest, cause one day I just might find Drano!
R955- January 30, 2012 at 7:38 am
Even though Sonnen won, wich was a foregone conclusion by the way, it was a shitty fight, neither man looked like champion material, Bisping has NO power, or else he would have put Sonnen's lights out about 3 times, Sonnen imposed his will, and wrestelfucked his way to victory. I did like the Superstar Billy Graham interview, that was some funny shit!
Fletch the V Stretch- January 30, 2012 at 6:37 am
I only saw the fights on FOX and they were painful. Long, drawn out, and nothing really happening in them.

@k-onda - I don't think you really gave your comment much thought. We all care about the casual fans. If enough casual fans cross over, we get more UFC for free. UNLESS you prefer paying $50 for EVERY UFC event, then you can continue with that garbage. I, personally, don't enjoy spending $50 on fights no matter how good they are and especially don't like spending $50 on cards that reflect last nights fights. Randy was about the most entertaining part of UFC on FOX 2 for me.

Sonnen and Bisping were fast to start but never really did anything. They both landed minimal shots and mainly hugged along the fence for half the fight. Sonnen had him in the third but again didn't inflict hardly any damage.

Rashad made Phil look like a noob, but was strictly waiting on Phil to make mistakes until later in the fight when it was clear that Phil didn't want any.
k-onda- January 30, 2012 at 5:55 am
The fights were pretty damn good - some "fans" and the people who write for this sight however, are retarded.
Looking at the under and main card; that calf slicer was gnarly, we got a couple of nice knockouts, two of the biggest heels in the sport fightin' to as close a hardfought decision you could possibly imagine, and two of the greatest wrestlers in the sport putting on an extremely technical display of their skillset. Yeah, there were some downers, the exhausted maia-weidman thing, alright. Who gives a shit if the casual fans get bored, they should educate themselves. I had some casual football fans trying to tell me the Ravens-Pats game was lame. The worst thing about idiots is they don't know when to shut up.
2Dogs- January 30, 2012 at 3:04 am
Is it just me or did I sense way to much "Bro-Love" going on here...I also wish I watched the prelims rather than sitting through that ten plus rounds of shite...actually I wish I just waited till the gif party...thanks guys, again very well written and thats why I chose this site over Sher-dog any day.
bi3berhole69- January 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm
the fights were not that bad. every card can't be similar to a tough man contest with rampant knockouts. I thought Sonnen Bisping was entertaining because of how close it was. I don't really care if it was ineffective in drawing the "casual fan", most of those ppl i consider douche bags anyways, they would just become a similar breed to the "fan" who thinks Rampage knocks everybody out still and wears graphic tees every weekend.
Sopapo- January 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm
@amsterdamheavy
alright bud, i went to fightmetric. Scored it for Soenen. Round 1 and 3. Why do u have to invent stuff and lie just cause u love some british cock?
WARBONG- January 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm
very interesting post fight press conference...especially after reading all the shit talking going on around here.
Rev_Darren- January 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm
I am still geeking out over the calf slicer.
Todd M- January 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Yeah me and my mate both had it 29-28 Bisping but I we could both see it going the other way too. I was impressed with Bisping last night, he is a lot stonger and a better wrestler/grappler than I gave him credit for. I thought Chael didn't look great and that he may have gassed but in the press conference he said that Bisping rocked him early so that may have affected his performance in the 1st two rounds. The main event was boring as hell IMO, I thought after the 1st round Rashad clerly had a huge striking advantage but he lacked agression and could of probably finished that fight if he wanted too. I also thought that Rashad had a little problem with Davis' reach which does not look good for his fight with Bones, a guy with more reach that knows how to use it extremely effectively. I agree with KenFlo though that Rashad is quicker and has more power then Jones but that may not be enough if he can't close the distance.
amsterdamheavy- January 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Smoke another blunt Rocky - and then go look at the Fight Metric stats if you didnt understand what you were watching on the TV.

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Amazing how people see what they want - and believe what they want even when there are like, FACTS.
Rocky Blunt- January 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm
how in the hell did bisping win that fight.. all he did was hold sonnen on the cage for a few minutes
Sopapo- January 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Why was anyone bored with the main event?
I found it quite worthy of headlining a card.
It said a lot about rashads wrestling and what he could do to Jon Jones.
Miles- January 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm
@Arianny Sylvia

Lol consistently shitty.. there's been one fucking card and a title fight. there was nothing shitty about JDS knocking Cain out either.
bootystar- January 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm
Lavar is an east, dango bra, talk bout side face blaster, surprised Slim Shaddy didn't dance after his win---

captcha- riddim, solo
amsterdamheavy- January 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm
*Sylvia
amsterdamheavy- January 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm
@Arianny Silva - Explain how Bisping won that fight please.
intercept440- January 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm
damn i dont remeber swanson having that much ink ...
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lotta fucking ink man...
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were talking retard in a pen factory type of ink right there.
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awesome fight though
Arianny Sylvia- January 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm
I totally agree. Worst card. So far the Fox shows have been consistently shitty.

I used to like Sonnen, now I find him annoying. Bisping won that fight.
Joedirt- January 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm
The fights weren't great at all. Looked sloppy across the board.
I was actually impressed with Bispings ability to stay standing. Chael is the man at getting people down... and I think Bisping is a douche... but gotta give credit where it's due. Although still a clear Sonnen victory.
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