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Gilbert Yvel Is Sorry, But He’s Going to Knock Josh Barnett Out

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Now that Tom Atencio is saying that the winner of Day of Reckoning’s Josh Barnett/Gilbert Yvel fight will face the winner of Fedor Emelianenko/Andrei Arlovski, we might as well see how Yvel’s doing these days. Judging from the recent training clip shown above, he likes his chances for next month’s match, even though he acknowledges his deficient ground game (while giving credit to his opponent’s submission skills). He stops just short of actually apologizing for his ugly in-ring behavior in the past, but does state that he’s very happy to fight in the States again. "It’s one time, and never again," he says. Not sure if that "one time" refers to the eye-gouging, the biting, or the ref-stomping — maybe all three — but we should all just drop the Yvel-hate and start getting psyched for the inevitable Andrei/Gilbert WAMMA heavyweight championship fight at Affliction III. [Ed. note: j/k!]


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bjj- January 1, 2009 at 5:32 am
gilbert yvel is a good and quick fighter,whereas barnett is too.....slow to beat him.....
Anonymous- January 1, 2009 at 5:29 am
yvel will knock him out.........
Anonymous- December 21, 2008 at 12:59 am
Blue Boy - Remember Me
bubbafat- December 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm
IF Yvel makes it past Barnett, does that mean he fights Fedor for the WAMMA Hw title? If so, what a joke. I've heard alot of crap about Lynch and WAMMA in the last few weeks, but if that becomes a title fight WAMMA can eat my %$#@! To me Yvel fighting for a major MMA title makes me sick. Hell, him being in a contenders spot makes me sick.
tyler- December 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm
I think Barnett is a top three heavyweight in the world, but I smell upset here.
Bootylam!- December 18, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Yvel is a piece of shit scumbag thug who needs to be in prison, not giving MMA an even worse rep. That being said, Barnett's going to take him out. [But then he better run cause he'll prabably get shanked or something.]
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm
i want fedor to decapitate gilbert. ain't no one this side of mark hunt gonna hang with the big soviet.
bonebone- December 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm
barnett is seriously over-rated. he'll be lucky to beat yvel.
-XXX-- December 18, 2008 at 5:37 pm
Gilbert Yvel looks like Gabriel Gonzaga's long lost black cousin.
I wonder if the devistating head kick is hereditary.
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm
fedor 1st round ko makes avl taste his pee pee
gilbert 2nd round tko via finger in the butt
spennyG- December 18, 2008 at 2:23 pm
fedor is going to curb stomp arlovsky. and yes, the next affliction ring will in fact feature curbs for said stomping.
horodecki really trips my gaydar. anyone else feeling the homo vibe from that dude?
Toddy- December 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm
Josh Barnett is one of the most under rated MMA heavy weights in the world, I hope fedor beats arlovski. because he cant hide from barnett and UFC.

Barnett to ground and pound Barnett
Anonymous- December 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm
just a quick question
whats the name of the song in the background ?
emo sux- December 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm
i really just wanna see chris horadickless lose his virginity
Sodak- December 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm
WAMMAs still around? seriously go away. this fights gonna be bad ass!
milo bing- December 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm
but i guess we should all hope and wait for day of reckoning to actually happen before we start talking about potential matches for the third card.
milo bing- December 18, 2008 at 1:38 pm
as much as i wanna see fedor vs barnett, i wouldn't mind watching fedor stomp gilbert. (if yvel beats barnett)
i'm a big fan of arlovski but yes, i'm assuming fedor will beat arlovski.