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Spoiler Fail: Joe Duarte and Colloseo Championship Fighting


(Photo courtesy of JoeDuarteMMA.com.)

You might remember Joe “Hybrid” Duarte as the jacked Chamorro and TUF 8 contestant who may or may not have been called out by Dana White as “the next Anderson Silva.” With all the hype he was getting, many assumed that he’d go far in the show’s lightweight bracket. Well, according to a new report on TKO Xtreme, that doesn’t seem to be the case:

[Colloseo Championship Fighting] has announced that they have signed Sinister Brand’s new blood Joe “Hybrid” Duarte and Bad Boy fighter Pat Speight to six-fight contracts. Duarte, a native of Hagatna, Guam, possesses an unblemished mixed martial arts record of 3-0. Duarte made his MMA debut in September 2006 at TC 16: Annihilation in San Diego, California. Duarte scored a hard fought split decision over fellow newcomer Chris Kennedy. Since then, Duarte has reeled off consecutive submission victories over Ulfrano Rodriguez and Randy Bowers. Duarte will be appearing on the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 8.

I don’t know anything about Colloseo besides the fact that they’re based in Canada and their promo videos are God awful. Here’s one thing I do know: The UFC makes all TUF contestants sign confidentiality agreements forbidding them from revealing any results from the show until they’re aired. Which means one of two things: 1) CCF just accidentally blew up Duarte’s spot, and he’s now in deep doodoo with the UFC, or 2) Duarte fucked up so bad in the house that the UFC doesn’t care if people know he’s out of the organization. Either way, don’t expect to see the dude compete at the TUF 8 finale. Sorry, Guamanians…

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Lopez- September 17, 2008 at 5:14 am
Great job Joe, keep it up and good luck.
Lopez- September 17, 2008 at 5:14 am
H
delsherree kayne- September 17, 2008 at 1:52 am
You are the Guam Champ !
Do your best , it's not over ...
colloseo championship fighting- September 17, 2008 at 1:36 am
hahah man are video footage does suck no question,as for duarte he's tough and a great add to our 155 lb division.so sorry about the vid guys
Vrax- September 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm
@Aaron: I cannot confirm or deny the douche quotient of the junebug. I'm pretty sure that Dana referred solely to the kid's ability to win fights, not his demeanor.

@Michaelthebox: LOL, I had forgotten that, but totally.

@ Drop Dead Jack: Somehow I always miss these things. But I do wish the UFC would hire that one movie trailer guy so he could start every preview with "In a WORld without Affliction shirts, one man must..."

Sigh. I just really wish for a world without affliction shirts.
Shonuff- September 16, 2008 at 10:30 pm
Junie can fight... He just enjoys putting on a show... why not be a little cocky. Your doing what you love and you are pretty damn good at it. Think Ali. Love Him, Hate Him you still can't help but tune in and watch just so you can bash him on the boards all the while you haven't missed a single thing he has said...Oh yea..that just happened
Michaelthebox- September 16, 2008 at 9:27 pm
If they said that, I'd bet he's gonna make the top 4 in his weight class at the least. They're kind of silly about making it obvious.

I remember right before season 7 started, they had a commercial "Will Amir Sadollah be the next Ultimate Fighter?" Lo and behold.
DROP DEAD JACK- September 16, 2008 at 6:05 pm
@ vrax.

Yeah i thought it was him too. I think it was because of a TUF commercial that showcased him choking the shit out of a guy while the voiceover said something like "a new breed of fighter is discovered" or bullshit like that.
Aaron- September 16, 2008 at 5:33 pm
It can't be Junie...that douche! Anderson Silva's coolness is only eclipsed by his incredible fighting style. Junie might be able to fight, but from what I've seen, he is anything but cool.
douchebaggery- September 16, 2008 at 4:50 pm
dana white!! watchoo gonna do when me and all my Guamanians run wild on yooooouuuuuuu!!!!!!
Vrax- September 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm
@Mayhem: a lot of folks think it's Junie Browning, that Dana was referring to.
mayhem420- September 16, 2008 at 4:11 pm
You know that Dana never said THIS kid was the next Anderson.
He said that they have the next Anderson in the house. Everyone else pointed to this kid as being the guy Dana was talking about. Who knows maybe its some one else that Dana was talking about?
DROP DEAD JACK- September 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm
slowest news day evuuuuuur. c'mon potato...your not helping me lose my job with this horrible news

as for duarte...i don't know much about him but from what i've seen, he doesn't appear to be very humble. most likely another another product of hype that won't amount to much.
trent (austin)- September 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm
proves that he still sucks ass...he couldn't even impress dana white...next anderson silva...hahaha yeah right...this little brown turd deserves that shit...stupid cocky guamanian
Half Amazing- September 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm
If he really walks at 190 like reported earlier, I'm going to assume that he failed to make weight.
xocgx- September 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm
wow...well, that other guy who had the neck herps had a similar thing...so maybe its the same idea? But why would Dana call this guy Ansderson Silva part II, then release him? Bad stuff is goin down!
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