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Hippowatch: Anthony Perosh Scores Four-Fight Deal With the UFC

("Hmm. This is not how things went down during my positive visualization sessions." Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

After being soundly thrashed by Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic on two days’ notice at UFC 110, Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh has been signed to a four-fight deal by the UFC, according to a report on InfiniteMMA. Perosh sports a career record of 10-6, a UFC record of 0-3 (including losses to Jeff Monson and Christian Wellisch in 2006) and victories over a bunch of random Australians. On paper, he has absolutely no chance of making an impact in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, and the UFC’s next Australian event won’t be until next year at the earliest. But it just goes to show you that dreams do come true when you ignore your natural instinct for self-preservation and take guaranteed losses against larger MMA legends who have gone through actual training camps. Kudos, Anthony.

We’re still waiting to hear if anybody got un-signed after UFC 110. As predicted, Keith Jardine and Stephan Bonnar are in danger after taking their third-straight losses, but Dana White’s affection for the Dean and the Psycho could potentially save their jobs. Igor Pokrajac is toast, though, no question. Stay tuned…

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DangadaDang- February 24, 2010 at 9:20 am
Well if Ryan Jensen can still get paid to lose nearly every fight I cant see why someone like Jardine or Bonnar who have at least have a little name value cant give it one more go
AussieJosh- February 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm
I got a pic with Igor Pokrajac after his fight, and i was wering my T shirt? want me to email it cage?
Goat- February 23, 2010 at 10:19 am
When I glanced at the title and saw "Hippowatch", I hurriedly clicked, only to be disappointed that the story was not about another fat person staring at Joe Rogan's dong.
LBo- February 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
Sucks, they should keep good fighters around instead.

Out with the Baronis and Bonnars, in with the Barncat dammit!
The Hammer- February 23, 2010 at 9:12 am
I'm happy to hear this he is a tough dude takin the fight on 2 days against a guy he knew was gonna kick/punch his head in!!! And he just kept comin back for more when it was happening they need more guys like him and less guys that pull out from bein sick or have minor injuries!!!
Viva Hate- February 23, 2010 at 8:43 am
I heard he is changing his fight name from "The Hippo" to the "New Elvis Sinosic"
cecils_pupils- February 23, 2010 at 8:35 am
Not only is it a good move to reward this guy, but he UFC needs Aussie fighters to help with the expansion. Perosh also trains others so he can help supply UFC with lots of talent in the future. Sounds like a win/win to me. Plus, it's nice to see the UFC reward a guy who stepped in on 2 days notice. I was surprised to see Perosh was in shape - dude had a washboard stomach. Not like the pony keg that Wes Simms it sportin'.
Get Off Me- February 23, 2010 at 8:14 am
What's with light heavyweight division? Perosh is a heavy can, I mean heavy weight.
In all due respect, this guys nose got broken fairly early in the first round of the fight and he kept on, second round he looked like he woke up from a brain surgery operation still in progress. It's a good move, rewarding this guy sends a good message to other fighters who are faced with taking fights on short notice.
LastEmperor- February 23, 2010 at 7:54 am
Good for Perosh. Damn, it's hard to get a job in this economy.
ReX13- February 23, 2010 at 7:45 am
I have no idea what you're talking about, so here is a picture of a bunny with a pancake on its head:
ReX13- February 23, 2010 at 7:44 am
(Google it or just use your damn imagination. It's funny, ok?)