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Oleg Taktarov May Need a New Opponent

If there’s one lesson that can be taken from the recent arrest of MMA veteran Patrick Smith, it’s this: Always bring along your prescriptions if you plan on leading police on a wild high-speed chase while taking your crotch rocket out for a spin.

As previously reported, 45-year-old Smith agreed to face Oleg Taktarov at next month’s YAMMA Pit Fighting debut after Don Frye backed out of the match due to a shoulder injury. But, according to MMAJunkie:

[J]ust hours after the announcement, KXII TV 12 in Sherman, Texas, reported that Smith had been arrested after a high-speed police chase. Smith was clocked at speeds of up 130 mph while fleeing on his sports motorcyle, police said. He’s been charged with felony attempting to elude, possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription, and reckless driving.

It’s not yet clear whether Smith will still be able to compete in the YAMMA event, but in case Bob Meyrowitz needs to find another replacement, Teila Tuli, Ron van Clief and He-Man Gipson are available and ready to work.

Bonus: Patrick Smith pounds Scott Morris’s face into burger at UFC 2. Fight starts at the video’s 3:30 mark and ends shortly after.

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Anonymous- April 14, 2008 at 11:56 am
The ref stood by because at that time referees were not allowed to stop the fight until an opponent tapped out or the corner threw in the towel.
Seth- April 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm
I love how in old ufc the ref just stands there while dude is out getting elbowed violently in the face
Jemaleddin- March 23, 2008 at 11:50 pm
And featuring the classic, "We don't know much about him, because he is a ninja."

And what do we know about Ninjas? They need a good rhinoplasty surgeon after an MMA event.