Yeah, so remember that time that Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett actually tried to wage a one man army on the famed Chute Boxe team back in the days of Pride? Well, it seems like Wanderlei Silva hasn’t forgotten. Not. One. Bit. Check out the video after the jump of Wanderlei Silva and Krazy Horse nearly coming to blows at the Rizin Hotel.
(18 seconds in = that moment when you realize you’ve literally been screaming obscenities on national television for the past 15 seconds. Props to FightersOnly.)
We should all be thanking our lucky stars for tape delay, because if it weren’t for the quick minds (and fingers) of the UFC’s censorship department, some of our children might have had their minds permanently tainted by the obscene gestures and naughty words used by two men trying to beat the ever-loving shit out of each other last Saturday night. And that is unacceptable. I mean, violence is one thing, but the middle fingerbeing thrown about all willy-nilly?! I don’t want my illegitimate children growing up in that kind of cold, harsh world.
And God forbid the censors had let the onslaught of f-bombs delivered by BJ Penn‘s trainer during his introduction (as captured above) slip past them, or we would have had a full blown crisis on our hands. As you can see, the gentlemen to the top left of the screen — likely through some sort of Hawaiian, mumbo-jumbo voodoo ritual that involves the repeated shouting of curse words — somehow absorbed all of the energy Penn was supposed to have stored up for his fight with Rory MacDonald in the moments beforehand. It’s the only explanation of how Penn gassed in a minute and a half, and the defense I am prepared to use whilst trapping my disappointment in his performance deep in the recesses of my soul.
Anyway, I spent most of my morning drowning my sorrows in alcohol compiling a playlist of awesome, semi-MMA-related videos from around the web that will last you through your lunch break, so check ‘em out after the jump.
Thanks to Manny Yarborough GOAT for digging up this classic fight from King of the Cage 4 back in June 2000, in which a young Duane Ludwig beats the absolute dogshit out of MMA pioneer Shad Smith, who entered the cage wearing the same pair of sneakers and white socks that he showed up to the arena in. No, this would not be Shad’s night. Ludwig’s Muay Thai was nasty even back then, and the referee was as shitty as most local refs were in those days — two factors that combined to produce an uncomfortably violent late-stoppage. Skip to the 2:25 mark for the beginning of the end.
After the jump: Shad’s 2004 King of the Cage bout against Krazy Horse Bennett, which is worth watching just for their pre-fight promo packages. A credit to humanity, both of these guys.
It’s easy- perhaps even a bit lazy- to compare the embattled MMA fighter Drew Fickett to the similarly troubled Scott Hall. In their primes, both men performed on their respective sport’s biggest stages against recognizable names. In Fickett’s case, this meant a run in the UFC and notable victories over Dennis Hallman, Kenny Florian, Josh Neer, Josh Koscheck and Kurt Pellegrino.
Yet it’s arguable that both men are more famous for their self-destructive, chaotic lifestyles outside of sport than they are for their accomplishments. Both men have well documented struggles with addiction, have been fired from major promotions over their drunkenantics and have attempted to stay relevant in their respective sports with increasingly tragic results.
(Goldie and Rogan get their groove on during the UFC 132 prelims. Props: atran416)
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. (Welcome aboard, MMAPayout and FightOpinion!) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how your site can join the MMA Link Club…
If your garbage cable company doesn’t carry HDNet (thanks, Time Warner) or if you had a hot date last night (yeah, right), you may have missed Michael Schiavello’s highly entertaining interview with Wanderlei Silva. Don’t worry, we got you covered. This lengthy, up-close look at “The Axe Murderer” showcases the jovial, caring personality that so bizarrely compliments the skull crushing beast we all know and love. A few short notes and parts 2, 3, & 4 after the jump.
Charles Bennett emerged last week from wherever he’s been hiding since being choked out by Drew Fickett during the Shine Fights lightweight tournament just long enough to film himself sipping on a Mountain Dew and puffing on a Black & Mild while calling out a handful of fighters he has beefs with.
Say what you will about his well-documented insanity and love of getting arrested. You can’t deny that Charles "Krazy Horse/Kid Kaos" Bennett is a creative juggernaut who was using the cage to his advantage long before Anthony Pettis was picking up Breakthrough Fighter of the Year accolades. Here’s a highlight from one of Bennett’s old King of the Cage bouts where he defends an armbar by picking up his opponent and giant-swinging him into the cage. Now that you’re in the mood, we’ve compiled five more classic Krazy Horse moments after the jump. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
– Fedor Emelianenko -1000 vs. Fabricio Werdum +500 – Cristiane Santos -2500 vs. Jan Finney +1000 – Cung Le -400 vs. Scott Smith +275 – KJ Noons -500 vs. Charles Bennett +360
Let me try to put this in perspective. According to BetUs.com, if you place a $100 parlay bet on all four of the underdogs listed above, and they all somehow manage to win their fights, you would walk away with a profit of $89,150. A more modest $20 parlay bet would net you $17,830.
(Hopefully, for KJ’s sake, that scale is bolted down)
Sherdog is reporting that June’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum event has added double the firepower with the addition of a main card bout featuring former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons and Charles "Krazy Horse" "Kid Kaos" Bennett. The fight will be a heavily anticipated rematch of their February 10, 2007 fight (video after the jump) that saw Bennett knock Noons out in the first round.