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Hip Show 2-on-2 Fighting League Is Now Under American Control; Domestic Events to Begin This Summer


(Casey and Cyrus spreading the word on ‘Inside MMA’ back in March. Props: AXS TV)

Some big news in the world of non-traditional MMA dropped this morning: Our friends Casey Oxendine and Cyrus Fees have acquired Hip Show Arena Combat — the wildass 2-on-2 Russian fighting league that they helped bring to North American audiences earlier this year. So first of all, score one for the US of A! Also, prepare to see this thing in a town near you, because under its new leadership, Hip Show plans to start holding American events this summer. Check out the piping hot press release that Casey just sent us, and let us know what you think…

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HIP SHOW 2-ON-2 FIGHTING SOLD TO AMERICAN COMPANY, BECOMES HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL; FIRST U.S. SHOW IN SUMMER 2014

Miami, FL, May 15th 2014 – New name, new owners, same exciting competition! As of today, TV personalities Cyrus Fees and Casey Oxendine have assumed ownership of the Russian product HIP SHOW, branding it HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL.

Coupled with the ownership and name change, Fees and Oxendine are announcing plans for their first American event in the Summer of 2014. Date, venue, and card information will be available in the coming weeks. American events will be under the HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT: USA brand. Currently, negotiations are active for the company’s network deal for episodic and live events.

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Interview: Casey Oxendine Explains Why Hip Show Is an Evolution in Combat Sports, Not a Freak Show


(Props: AXS TV)

You may know Casey Oxendine as the MMA: Inside the Cage co-host with the most hated-on goatee in sports media. (If that doesn’t ring a bell, maybe you remember the “referee KO’s cornerman after fight” video we posted a while back. Yep, that was him too.) A longtime crusader for MMA regulation and awareness both locally and globally, Casey has signed on as co-host and American promoter for Hip Show: Arena Combat, the Russian 2-on-2 fight league that will make its North American broadcast debut on AXS TV this Friday, March 14th.

Although Hip Show has been building a strong fanbase in Russia since 2012, not everybody is on board with team-based MMA on an obstacle course. When we first announced our sponsorship of the 3/14 broadcast, we were hit with numerous negative comments from readers who called Hip Show a “spectacle,” “freak-show crap,” and ”absolutely unacceptable to anyone who respects combat sports.” We called up Casey last week to discuss why team-fighting isn’t as crazy as it seems, the irony of MMA fans calling it a novelty act, and his current efforts to hold Hip Show events in the U.S.

Whether you think Hip Show looks badass or you think it’s a sign of the end-times, please tune in to AXS TV this Friday night at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT and give it a chance. (You can also follow the league on Twitter and Facebook.) Now on to the interview…

CAGEPOTATO: How did you and Cyrus Fees get this gig in the first place? Did you approach Hip Show to work on an English-language broadcast, or did they approach you?

CASEY OXENDINE: We saw Hip Show about a year ago, and we were like, “Wow, this is the craziest thing we’ve ever witnessed in our lives.” We started to get in contact with them because of our show MMA: Inside the Cage — we wanted to cover it, and to talk with them about exactly what we were seeing. They wanted to take this thing bigger than just Russia, where it’s been extremely popular. So through that course of action, we began repackaging a lot of their first-season footage into episodes and so forth to get it aired here in America, so that the English-speaking [market] could understand what was going on. From there, it evolved into what it is now.

We got in touch with [AXS TV Fights CEO] Andrew Simon — Cyrus had worked as a ring announcer for XFC on AXS TV — Andrew took a look at it and he’s like, “Man, this is really cool.” Then Andrew cleared it through Mark Cuban himself, which was really neat, and they said, “Go for it. We’re going to give you a two-hour special, let’s show the world what this is all about.”

What made you think that Hip Show had the potential to be more than just a novelty act?

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MMA: Inside the Cage #132 — “100 Knockouts Strike Back!” [VIDEO]

Regardless of how you feel about Casey “Glorious Ball Tickler of Absolute Douchiness” Oxendine, it’s hard to deny that he and co-host Cyrus Fees are doing a fantastic job bringing mainstream audiences the best in small promotion fight news over at MMA: Inside the Cage. Specifically, bringing us knockout videos from local promotions spanning across damn near every continent on this planet (for some reason, Antarctica’s Igloo Fighting Championship has yet to truly take off). While these knockouts are often sporadically placed throughout each episode, every now and again we are treated to an entire episode devoted to the knockout videos fans of the show have sent in from around the world.

So to honor Inside the Cage’s third collection of 100 epic knockouts, we’ve thrown the full video of episode #132 above for you to enjoy. Featuring more falling tree, lawn chair, and King slow-Mo knockouts than you can shake a stick at, episode #132 is destined to reside in the bowels of MMA culture until at least Wednesday, so check it out and let us know which knockout you think took the cake.

-J. Jones

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Counter-Point: Maybe Casey ‘McBeardsly’ Oxendine Has Feelings Too? [VIDEO]


(Props: youtube.com/MMAInsideTheCageTV)

Reason #68 why we can’t have nice things — MMA Inside the Cage host Casey Oxendine is a legitimate friend of CagePotato, and yet you animals have savaged him in the comments section on two different occasions, referring to Ox as a “knob,” an “asshole” with a “dick duster,” a “giant douche” with “shitty facial hair” and “flame-pubes on his face,” the owner of the “Glorious Ball Tickler of Absolute Douchiness,” “the douche with the failbeard,” a “fucking insecure loser” with a “fagtastic flameathon of facial distortion” [Ed. note: Okay, I kind of liked that one], a “HUGE douche bag,” a “no talent ass clown” who’s “like a baby drinking breast milk,” a “little limp noodled dick” who ranks among the “douchiest of douchenozzles,” and a “well-trained delusional coward who has anger issues.” Yeah, that about covers it.

Ever the good sport, Casey closed out the latest episode of MMA:ITC by personally responding to some hate mail from CP veterans including Parchy McThirst, danomite, and intercept440. (As you can see, he carved his futurebeard into a question-mark shape for this special occasion). Check out the segment above and…I don’t know, maybe take a moment to feel bad about yourselves. As for Casey, bro, we’ll do everything we can to get your tragic bullying story some national attention. It worked for that fat old bag on the school-bus, right?

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Throwback Knockout of the Day: Casey Oxendine (a.k.a. Goatee McBeardsly) KO’s Cornerman While Reffing an Amateur Fight

All praises be to the UG and Fightlinker for unearthing this bit of classic footage, which features none other than co-host of MMA Inside the CageCasey Oxendine (a.k.a. Tiki Ghosn’s evil twin brother a.k.a. the most despised man of the CP comments section) one-punch KO’ing a cornerman named Korey Hayes (a.k.a the coach of the Knoxville-based MMA team Cage Killers). The twist here is that Oxendine was not one of the men participating in the fight, but rather the man that was supposed to be keeping order. Given his popularity amongst you Taters, we figured we had to show you this on the off chance that you had yet to see it.

Though neither man has ever truly come forward with what exactly caused the confrontation in the first place, here’s a snippet of what Oxendine posted on the UG back when the incident occurred, detailing the consequences of his actions:

As the referee in this bout, there was alot of controversy as to whether I was justified in striking Mr Hayes during this incident. I wrote an extensive paragraph, stating that it was unlike me to strike another person outside of a combat sports setting. However, I felt as though I was in a dangerous situation and that he would have struck me if I hadn’t acted.

The event would evolve into the centerpiece of the issues concerning the legalization of the sport in [Tennessee]. When I attended the meeting that saw the state athletic commission finally pass sanctioning of amateur MMA, the incident was brought up. They wanted to make sure that if sanctioning were put in place, this sort of thing would not happend again. Everyone involved expressed openly that the incident cast a dark shadow on the sport, and felt we should move forward for the benefit of the sport.

Last night I attended an event at the National Guard Armory of New Tazwell, promoted Warrior Fighting Challenge. Only moments before my arrival, I was informed that ISKA had pulled their sanctioning, due to lack of insurance and security. The promoter insured me that the event would be run by “Sport Jiu-Jitsu” rules. Having attended the meetings of the State Athletic Commission, I was fully aware that all MMA event HAD TO BE SANCTIONED by one of three sanctioning bodies (ISKA, ISCF, and WKA). Realizing my fighters and cornermen could face later repercussions, I pulled them from the event. I arrived at the venue a few minutes later to collect my fighters. I passed the ticket counter and turned to walk down the hallway with Teammate Erick Jordan and my girlfrend. At this point, I noticed Korey Hayes out of the corner of my eye. Considering the nature of our last meeting and in the best interest of the event, I made it a point to avoid all contact. I did not make eye contact and I did not make any move toward Mr. Hayes whatsoever. However, as I turned my back and made my way toward the lockerooms, Mr Hayes struck me with a looping right punch from behind that shoved me into my girlfriend.

More from this story, including an alternate angle of the knockout, await you after the jump.

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