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James Te Huna’s Dark Past Includes Tag Team MMA

If you look up James Te Huna‘s MMA record on the internet to learn a little something about him in advance of his Octagon debut at UFC 110 this weekend, you’ll see that he’s officially 11-4 with a nice little five-fight winning streak going. What you won’t see, however, is this bizarre moment in his fighting career. Our buddies at The Rumble dug up a video of Te Huna fighting alongside Api Hemara, who actually submitted Te Huna in his pro debut, in a tag team MMA fight that pits the New Zealanders against two virtually indistinguishable Russians.

The rules to this thing seem unclear to everyone, and this results in several confusing moments for the fighters, the ref, and the crowd.  Somehow they make it through whatever constitutes a whole fight without anyone accidentally punching their own partner, and the Kiwis eventually secure a decision victory to salvage some dignity. As we all know, the only thing more embarrassing than participating in a tag team MMA match is losing one. Part two is after the jump.

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SomeDude- February 16, 2010 at 10:35 am
he should be banned from the ufc strictly for participating in this ring gang bang
Yeti Stomp- February 16, 2010 at 4:29 am
That's some sad, sad shit.
robthom- February 16, 2010 at 1:26 am
I totally deleted every adobe software from my computer this morning!

Specifically because of flash.

Was it awesome?
Smitty- February 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm
What are their records? Is it a team record? Do you stay with the same team to pursue improving that record? Can you be on multiple teams? If one fighter gets DQ'd, can the other one finish the fight against both opponents? What if one fighter gets popped for steroids, but the other one is clean? Will there be 2 ring girls between each round? Will there be 2 signs, or will they hand it back and forth?

You see where I'm going with this yet?
Just_the_tip- February 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm
4 posts in 3 days....
mma samurai- February 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Dude you're totally missing the point on this one. It doesn't matter if this fight took place in Indo-fuckin-nesia between a couple of Koreans vs a couple of Mexicans (no disrespect to both just making a point here), this tag team bullshit is a mockery of the sport PERIOD!!! Theatrics like this crap should be reserved for the WWE and other scripted organizations. It has nothing to do with locations and nationalities, it's all about the fact that shit like this doesn't help promote MMA as a legitimate and organized sport. It makes it look like a freakin circus sideshow.
hotsaucemonster- February 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm
what the hell, two posts?
AndyInflammatory- February 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm
Oh, and that was two New Zealanders fighting two Russians for a Dubai-based org - nothing whatsoever to do with Australia
AndyInflammatory- February 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm
The rules of MMA here in Australia are identical to those used in the UFC, Strikeforce et al. From the shittiest little club tournament to our very biggest shows, the rules are the same.

We have a few up-and-coming fighters as well, by the way, but due to comparitive populations (22 million vs 309 million) we obviously have way less than the 'States.
alau112- February 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm
tag teaming only belongs in the bedroom...
robthom- February 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm
" still a struggle to help portray MMA as a real sport and not a human cockfight WWE spin off???"

Please tell me that tag team MMA only exists on YouTube . . . "

And in Australia.

UFC's grand world wide plans are not so soundly thought out every time IMO.
Franchise1998- February 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm
Please tell me that tag team MMA only exists on YouTube . . . . Please? mma samurai - I agree with you 100%.
mma samurai- February 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm
With dumb shit like tag team MMA is it any wonder why there is still a struggle to help portray MMA as a real sport and not a human cockfight WWE spin off???
robthom- February 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm
rlh61- February 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Shortly after this match, Fedor entered the ring with 6 Asians and the local Baskin-Robbins sales rep...or was it 31 Asians and Fedor was armed with only an ice cream's all kind of a blur...
GEE-yuh-TEEN- February 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm
I DO have to work today, and having no CP to read made it all the more lame...
Kittarl- February 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm
tag team mma is fucking bollocks!
robthom- February 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Well as far as I can tell the pickens for MMA fighters down under is pretty slim. And the other half of the aussie mma scene is already on the card.

I guess we should just be happy that its not a comedian or talkshow host I guess.
Ninjanate- February 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm
I love how the fighters will barely pass beyond the halfway point of the ring. Guess there no points for ring control.
El Guapo- February 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Leben and Sonnen vs Anderson Silva
iDestroy- February 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Why am I the only one who thinks this is awesome?
skeletor- February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm
WOW! Really working hard today CP.