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And Now He’s Fired: Antonio ‘Mandingo’ McKee

Antonio McKee Jacob Volkmann
(Oh boy. This is really going to affect his position as “baddest N-word on the planet.” / Photo courtesy of

“I feel like I’m the Muhammad Ali of MMA. I feel like I’m the Don King of MMA. I feel like I’m the Tupac Shakur of MMA. I’m the mouth, the talent, the brains, and I’m also the business side. Where does that put me? That puts me as one of the all-time greatest black mixed martial arts fighters.”Antonio McKee

“I feel sad for the opponents, you know? I hope maybe they’ll just let me submit them, because I really don’t want to hurt them. What are they going to do, stop me from taking them down? Stop me from ground-and-pounding them? Stop me from hitting them with the elbows? Come on, you serious?”Antonio McKee

“GSP needs to be compared to *me*.”Antonio McKee

“You’re fucking fired.” — Dana White

Yup. FiveOuncesofPain has confirmed that outspoken lightweight Antonio McKee has been released by the UFC after just one fight, following his split-decision loss to Jacob Volkmann at UFC 125. It was Mandingo’s first defeat in nearly eight years, and represents another setback for trash-talkers in MMA (see also: Toney, McCorkle, Sonnen). Indeed, shit is cutthroat in the lightweight division now that the WEC 55′ers have arrived. Maybe he’ll be back in the Octagon after a few rebound wins in the MFC. Until then, Antonio will only have Kenny the Man-Nanny to console him…

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noizy- January 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm
I thought he was making his title run.

One loss and he's fired. Cooooool. I like that.
DangadaDang- January 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I think I just came a little.
El Guapo- January 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Lucky I scrolled down or I would've missed this. Actually, not sure if lucky is the right word. And props to whoever wrote this. Loving those quotes!
danomite- January 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm
I think Vera and Marcus Davis got the axe today too.
Get Off Me- January 6, 2011 at 10:16 am
Tito ortiz + Brandon Vera.

Let's leave SF out of this one please.
RwilsonR- January 6, 2011 at 9:22 am
^^^ Morningwood's right:


Badmouth healthcare, and get a visit from the Gestapo. Brock's is coming soon.

Also, I didn't know Volkmann was a chiropractor.
Morningwood- January 6, 2011 at 7:46 am
the secret service visited Volkmann yesterday after his interview comments about Obama.
Videodrome_NOW- January 6, 2011 at 7:22 am
I honestly didn't think McKee had a chance in the fight, but he was a little tougher than I thought.
Smitty- January 6, 2011 at 7:18 am
I wonder how HE feels. Would love to see an interview with him now.
MyDonkeyPunch- January 6, 2011 at 7:12 am
He was like a bad fart that lingered for quite a bit. The good thing is... the UFC has an industrial sized fan.
LOKI- January 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

And honestly, what white belt dosent know when a dude crosses his hooks, to break his ankles with a triangle?
dranokills- January 6, 2011 at 6:36 am
Yeah, unlike strikeforce UFC doesn't keep losers around very long.
Bye bye mandumbass.
haterade- January 6, 2011 at 6:32 am
without the exposure of the UFC, his reality show will probably never be picked up...sigh...I'm actually a little dissapointed about that
Jugger- January 6, 2011 at 6:24 am
Was he using "baddest" in the literal sense, or in the Michael Jackson sense?
SnallTrippin- January 6, 2011 at 6:23 am
Much as he's a douche they should have given him another. *shrug* Also if DW wants to really get need MORE fighters not less, then you just have the worser (It sure is a word...cough) ones fight each other. Meh
Viva Hate- January 6, 2011 at 6:15 am
Color me shocked.
Ballkick- January 6, 2011 at 6:08 am
Another blowhard self-centered douche gets his just desserts......Ha!