(Carneiro vs. Anderson Silva, from way back in the day. Check out the easy-as-pie sweep at the 5:38 mark. Then the finish soon after.)
Jiu-jitsu ace Roan Carneiro’s services are no longer required in the UFC, reports Five Ounces of Pain. He was let go after an unremarkable five-fight stint, going 2-3 and losing two straight – one of which was a submission loss to Kevin Burns, of all people – before being ousted. He’s already found a new home with the World Cagefighting Alliance, where he’ll face Paul “Herpes Neck” Bradley from season seven of The Ultimate Fighter. Yeah, you remember him.
– Affliction VP Tom Atencio still thinks Golden Boy is his friend. He told CBS Sportsline that he wasn’t concerned about them promoting an event just thirty-five miles away and on the same night as his, saying: “We’ll be competing a little bit. It is what it is. Golden Boy is our partner, and we’re making sure that both events are known.” By that reasoning, Affliction and the UFC, which is only reairing event on the same night, must be total BFF’s!
– Japanese judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii says he would rather flee to America to fight under the Zuffa banner than stay and compete in Sengoku or Dream, like he lead us to believe he would. Much to the disappointment of the Japanese MMA scene, which is also looking at the potential departure of Yoshihiro Akiyama for greener pastures, Ishii says he doesn’t even mind if he has to start in the WEC.
(Someone should tell him they don’t do the bigger weight classes in the WEC anymore. Just make sure you’re not wearing a gi when you tell him that, because he will flip you for real).