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Bobby Lashley Chokes Out Matthew Larson at ‘GWC: British Invasion’ [VIDEO]


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There’s a good chance you haven’t thought about Bobby Lashley in a long time. It’s been years since the former WWE star was making short work of Bob Sapp, or competing in Strikeforce with varying degrees of success.

In May 2012, Lashley suffered the second loss of his career when he dropped a decision to James Thompson at Super Fight League 3; he was inactive for a year following that fight. But now, he’s rebuilding. Earlier this month, Lashley scored a second-round keylock victory over Kevin Asplund at Titan FC 25, and last night he returned to action against Matthew Larson at Global Warrior Challenge: British Invasion card in Kansas City, Missouri, winning by rear-naked choke in 98 seconds. Check out the video above.

The victory bumped Lashley’s MMA record to 9-2, and you can look at it one of two ways: 1) Lashley is still a powerful, dangerous s.o.b., particularly in the first round of a fight; or 2) Larson put up about as much resistance as a Bubba Dummy, and the sooner we forget this match the better.

Ater the jump: Full results from the “British Invasion” card — which also featured Ricco Rodriguez, Andre Winner, Drew Fickett, Kendall Grove, and LC Davis — and video of Grove’s fight against Danny “Cheesecake Assassin” Mitchell.

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MMA Fighter and Iraq War Vet Foils Robbery With Rear Naked Choke [VIDEO]


(This despicable human cockfighting needs to stop.)

A schizophrenic man walks into a party store and tells the clerk he has a gun in his pocket and that he’ll use it if he doesn’t give him the money out of the register.

No, this isn’t the set-up to a corny joke, it’s what went down last Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan but that isn’t the remarkable part of the story; it’s what happened next that makes the robbery attempt much more interesting.

“I look at the cashier — I kind of know him, I come in there every day — I whispered to him, I mouthed to him, ‘Are you getting robbed right now?’ He said, ‘Yeah,’ like really scared,” recalls customer Zack Thome, an Army vet and current college student who also happened to be a trained MMA fighter.

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Video of the Day: Gina Carano Makes Jim Norton Do His Best Marty Feldman Impersonation


(Video courtesy of YouTube/opieradio)

It’s funny, the Gina Carano real doll we bought Ben for Christmas says the same three phrases Gina said to morning radio crash test dummy Jim Norton before choking him out on today’s episode of The Opie and Anthony Show.

“I’m just gonna squeeze your throat real quick. I love that I have heels on. It makes it so much easier.”

The difference is, the doll doesn’t make you look like Marty Feldman… or maybe it does, in which case, forget we mentioned it.

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Sengoku II Results + Videos

(Babyface Barnett sticks it to the Snowman.)

World Victory Road’s “Sengoku II: Second Battle” event was held today in Tokyo, with Josh Barnett dominating Jeff Monson to a decision victory, Kevin Randleman winning a decision in his first fight since October 2006, and heavyweight rising star Roger Gracie scoring a first-round submission win in his second pro MMA bout. Props to Sherdog. More vids after the jump.

Josh Barnett def. Jeff Monson via decision
Roger Gracie def. Yuki Kondo via submission (rear-naked choke), round 1
Kevin Randleman def. Ryo Kawamura via decision
Yoshihiro “Kiss” Nakao def. Jim York via KO, round 2
Jorge Santiago def. Yuki Sasaki via submission (armbar), round 3
Eiji Mitsuoka def. Kwang Hee Lee via submission (rear-naked choke), round 1
Mike Pyle def. Dan Hornbuckle via submission (triangle choke), round 1
Satoru Kitaoka def. Ian Schaffa via submission (guillotine choke), round 1

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Video: Gesias Calvancante vs. Joe Lauzon

Since this morning’s Baszler/Chan viddy was pulled off YouTube in nothin’ flat, here’s another must-see: Gesias “JZ” Calvancante vs. Joe Lauzon in an amateur MMA match that took place I don’t know when and I don’t know where (if you can fill in the blanks, please hit us with the info in the comments section). The fight starts out as a jiu-jitsu chess match — honestly, it looks like the guys are just playing Twister at one point — until Lauzon scores the full mount and rains down some green leather. But JZ reverses the position and the round ends. In the second frame, Calvancante patiently works to Lauzon’s back and slips in the rear-naked choke; Lauzon stands up with JZ on his back, and eventually goes down like a wounded animal. It’s an interesting look back at a time when Joe was just starting out and Gesias wasn’t such a freakin’ beast.

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Morning Beatdown: Mac Danzig vs. Tommy Speer

So, Mac Danzig proved a few things at Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter 6 finale: 1) I should really stop making public predictions. 2) Experience trumps raw power. 3) With his killer ground-and-pound and the ability to end nearly every fight in a rear naked choke, Danzig may already be a top-5 contender in the UFC’s lightweight division. The UFC is pretty aggressive about pulling their vids from YouTube, so get it while it’s hot…

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