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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.

We bet you think Oxendine just laid down and let this chump kick his ass in front of his girlfriend, right? Think again, Potato Nation:

He continued forward in an attempt to tackle me to the ground screaming something in the nature of, “you will never hit me again”. I grabbed a single leg and drove myself forward until the onlookers separated us. Mr Hayes then exited the bulding in haste.

When the police arrived a few minutes later, I filed a report. While his best haymaker punch from behind was unable to knock me unconcious, I was left with severe lacerations to my lips that required stitches to close up.

While I am irate at the situation, it is primarily due to the involvent of my girlfriend. I have trained with some of hardest hitters in the sport and getting punched is something I can readily deal with. And although I don’t relish having my mouth split open, I will heal as I always have. When our altercation unfolded in Knoxville 2 months ago, it was handled face to face and without the involvement of any innocent persons. My girlfriend is not a fighter and had no place in that disagreement. I would have never placed his wife, girlfriend, or children in harms way over a personal issue between us. This is truly disgracefull behavior, and was intended to gain revenge for the initial event that was unfortunate and I feel that I had little control over to begin with. While I realize that I made a mistake in turning my back to someone that may have harbored resentment toward me, I truthfully felt that his words as a professional superceded his own egotistical agendas.

Korey Hayes demontrated a vengefull nature that showed in both the meltdowns that followed his fighter’s loss in Knoxville and his unprovoked attack last night. After he had left, I was told by one of his loyal students, that it was “even now, because you hit korey and now he hit you back”. It is disappointing to hear that this instructor’s teachings of ethics consist of, “an eye for an eye”, “set him up to take your best shot when he turns his back”, and “do whatever it takes to get revenge no matter how many innocent people it involves and even if it defaces the integrity of the sport”, display his respect for MMA. I assume he was humiliated by the Youtube fiasco and felt he could even the score by attempting to knock me out and embarass me in return. He was unable to do either. I stand rock steady and continue to move myself, my team, and Tennessee MMA forward.

So to sum things up: say what you want about Mr. Oxendine’s choice of facial hair, but there’s no denying his ability to throw and/or punch. On the other hand, perhaps if he chose a style of facial hair that didn’t make him look like the bad guy from a 1980′s motocross film, he would find himself in far fewer of these situations. On that note, we’d like to congratulate Casey for his induction into the CagePotato First-Punch KO Hall of Fame. Surely this bit of redemption will be all he truly needs to squash this beef.

-J. Jones

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oceansize- June 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm
I have known this character for around 20 years, since before he even started in MMA. He was then little, weak, and loud. He wanted so badly, so so badly to be tough and respected. We all know these guys, they just try too hard at everything. He to this day is in a word is: immature. Still run into this guy from time to time and the wife and I always have a good chuckle.
Casey Ox- June 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Well sir, you have a few things correct in your analysis. I was both "little" and "weak" in my youth, but not nearly as loud as some that surrounded me. It was a tough time for me in that era, with bulliles often making my life less than savory. However my eventual move into martial arts gave me the confidence to achieve goals I never would have without it.. And yes, I certainly "try" as hard as I can at EVERYTHING I do, and therefore achieve the spoils of my labor.

Like everyone, I have experienced my moments of arrogance and have made mistakes in life. But all this I have learned from, and feel that I have helped more than I hurt along the way. If you are actually someone that has known me for that length of time, then I have a good idea of who you are. And that is a jealous individual whom will shake your hand when one's assistance is needed to better themselves. Or if you require someone to watch your back when the waters get too deep for you to handle alone.. AND also someone that believes himself to be more intellegent than those around him even though it is your own personal life that often lies in disarray. But yet you simply "chuckle" in private when I walk through the door, because you cannot stand that a man would rise on his own to be the best he can. Perhaps becasue a lazy and sedentary lifestyle with no direction or hope for anything more than business as usual has left you bitter.

When you read this, perhaps you will make the decision to say these things in my presence, rather than posting anonymously behind a keyboard. While I neither care nor require the affirmation from someone such as yourself, it would probably do you good to air out your supressed feelings. You obviously took the time to read and resond, so this is surely a topic that eats at you. But me, I'm extremely happy and fulfilled in my life on this day..
macreadysshack- June 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm
I'm so proud of you guys! Everybody here sees that as the absurd sucker-punch that it was. The corner man's stance was not blated toward him and his hands were down simply trying to control the ref's hands to prevent . . . a sucker punch. Not to mention the fact that the corner man tried to walk away - maybe 2X - but was physically forced to re-engage with the ref. Talk all you want, dude. There is absolutely nothing that would make me believe that his (beautiful) hook was anything but a sucker-punch. PS douche-nozzle, it is extremely difficult to KO somebody from behind - the best 'off buttons' are all from the front. I wish that guy had you planking your girlfriend - that would've been justice. I feel sorry for her - not because she incurred incidental contact but because she's dating a well-trained delusional coward who has anger issues.
Elias- June 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm
hitting someone in the back of the head is one of the easiest ways to knock them out, just letting you know...:)
parchy mcthirst- June 14, 2012 at 1:03 am
You're just feebly defending Oxendine, just letting you know... :)
Pen Fifteen- June 13, 2012 at 7:37 am
Here's another zinger from his defense of the original sucker punch (not sure why you didn't bother to post this instead Danga; probably because it would show just how full of shit this guy is): "While it can be argued that the referee's job is to de-escalate an aggressive situation, I am still a human being." This is like defending yourself for raping a girl dressed like a slut on the grounds that, "Hey, I'm still a human being."
Elias- June 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm
It is nothing like that. At all. In any way.
parchy mcthirst- June 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Actually, it is like that. The same logic that Oxendine used is implanted in a different scenario to confirm how irrational, invalid, and stupid Oxendine's argument is. It's called a good analogy. You're just falsely defending that fuck face.
Pen Fifteen- June 13, 2012 at 7:31 am
There's no way anyone could defend this Oxendine guy after reading the whole post on the UG: "I'm sure everyone has their own opinions, and after seeing the video, some will feel the attack on me was deserved. However, remember that this is still a sport of honor. I was never asked to discuss the previous incident or told what do to to make things right. Furthermore, I wasn't even asked to man up and fight." Yeah, just like you asked the guy to man up and fight before sucker punching him?

Even better he goes on to say: "Furthermore, this goes to prove that my actions of self defense during the youtube altercation were justified." So because the guy later sucker punched you in retaliation, it "proves" that your were justified in attacking him for no reason? What fucking universe does this guy live in? Seriously, this line about made my head explode.
KarmaAteMyCat- June 13, 2012 at 6:36 am
The guy who won the fight you could see he envy'd Casey's punching power thats for sure.
Elias- June 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm
That left hook was beautiful! You'd think a trained fighter and coach like that cornerman would know better than to get in the face of another man in anger and push him and not expect to get hit back, maybe he learned his lesson. On the other hand, maybe he forgot what happened after getting clean knocked out...
FilmDrunk- June 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm
All that bullshit about "I train with world-class athletes every day and can bench press a car, but my girlfriend was involved so I had to defend her honor" makes Futurebeard sounds like a giant douche. And if you're a ref, you shouldn't throw the first punch, even if the guy is being a jackass.

It was a pretty nice hook though.
skeletor- June 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Looked like he picked ] a moment when the guy wasn't expecting a punch to hit him. Without video of the second incident I refuse to believe it went down the way it was described. Given his beard I'm sure he mouthed off, as it's obvious he cant do anything quietly. Fuck him.
holeeball- June 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm
This guy would make an excellent LEO.
El Guapo- June 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Congrats, Oxy, on your first ballot Cheap Shot Hall of Fame induction. That sucker punch... truly was... a thing of beauty. Guy tried walking away(not once but twice! Niiiiice)AND he was totally not expecting it, as evidenced by his hands down by his waist. A picture perfect cheap shot, it was.
I salute you, good sir, on a fine achievement, sure to make even the douchiest of douchenozzles blush with envy.

Richard Fitzentite- June 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Hey Girl, I don't want you to feel at all humiliated by the fact that I got in your face, tried to forcefully grab you...twice and then sucker punched you while you were backing up.
danomite- June 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Ohhhh now I see why he has such a douchey beard. It's because he IS a douche. It all makes perfect sense now. HEY PUSSY! congratulations on sucker punching that guy who had his hands down. You're a real hero. I bet you gave your girlfriend the best two minutes of sex she'd ever had that night. The first two inches of her vagina were probably sore as hell for a whole week after that, ammiright? Are you having fun reading this you little limp noodled dick?
Sloppyspray- June 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm
This must have occurred during the adolescence of his beard grooming, a time when he had no idea how people would react when up close to him. So he must have assumed that his groomed beard would cause an immense amount of rage in anyone approaching him, which is why he preemptively struck.
MediocreThreat- June 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Sometimes these things happen in MMA.
parchy mcthirst- June 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Yeah, this no talent ass clown, Oxendine, sometimes posts on Sherdog. Most people shit on him at Sherdog. Some of the threads are hilarious because he pathetically defends himself and his actions. It is futile for him to do so. The guy loves all of this attention. He's like a baby drinking breast milk. He feels nurtured and rejuvenated to know that the interweb is talking about him (good or bad.) Oxendine most definitely did sucker punch that cornerman, no matter what he says. If you fellas want to see more funny shit of this jackass, go check out Sherdog.
Ruke Doufus- June 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm
His explanation is complete BS based on the footage alone. There is no way you can tell me with that body language that the cornerman was posing a threat. But I'll give him this, he definitely knows where the off button is!
FightZen- June 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Sucker punching is a natural preemptive counter-measure to the rage that beard causes in people.
aaronb- June 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm
It looked like that Oxendine guy sucker punched the corner man by going around the shoulder of the guy entering the cage.

Don't know him personally. But can pretty much guarantee that the dude must be a HUGE douche bag.
agentsmith- June 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Watch the second vid, the other guy wasn't quite there yet.

Nice punch, Futurebeard. I wonder what was said before that.