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Tom Atencio Got Mad Squabbles, Kid

(Check out the high kick from Tom at the end.  It sure freaked the cameraman out and shut his whole operation down. Props: MMA Videos.)

Yeah, that’s Tom Atencio in the camo trunks getting his scrap on against David Martinez back in 2005.  You have to like the intensity and aggression from t-shirt guy.  He is not afraid to come right after you, guns a-blazin’.  He went on the win this fight via decision and it cemented his place as the rare fight promoter who actually has the grapefruits to get in and fight.  But apparently the positive attention that’s been coming his way since he agreed to his second MMA fight has only emboldened him to get more proactive about painting Dana White as a total punk.  First he suggested that maybe Dana should try being an actual tough guy, rather than just talking like one.  And now he’s stopping just short of issuing a full-on challenge. 

Atencio says he’d fight Dana White "in a heartbeat," but also admits that a) it probably won’t ever happen, and b) even if it did, it would probably be a pretty crappy fight.  That’s called keeping it real, people.  But honestly?  The more I see of Atencio in action the more I start to think he might put a serious hurting on DW if they ever got in the cage together.  Just look at this killer:

Check out the emotionless expression.  You see, what Tom’s doing here is beating some ass.  What he’s not doing is feeling one way or another about it.

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ScrambledEggs- May 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Tom Atencio would beat the hell out of Dana and hopefully it would be in front of Dana's friends Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. So they could see what he really is a wanna be tough guy jazzercise instructor with a big line of bullshit and two rich friends.
Fuckyerfrat- May 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm
finally someone challenges that little, bald, fucker to a fight. i would love to see the sloppy, half skilled flailing that would come from that event. maybe coker could put it together?
LiverPunch_Kickto daBolls- May 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm
yeah but fedor doesn't look like he gives a shit during his fights either. How long did it take you guys to boot capslock hal? just wondering.. he was a horse dick.
cleavernamehere- May 8, 2009 at 7:45 pm
I had to register just to say this. Kinda embarassing, but I let out the screech in the video. I used to work with Tom at the company that ended up becoming Afflicition. We had a wild night in TJ and I was drunk out of my mind! I was filming the fight on my phone and when Tom kicked Martinez in the face I had to ditch the camera and watch the fight! Yes while drunken and stupid I scream like a girl, but it was awesome.

I hope Tom kicks the shit out of the next dude. He is really no joke.
Komodo- May 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Dees guy cross da' line.
Anhonestmoose- May 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm
thanks johnson, i tried to post a link to an article where dana talked about being a boxer, but CP marked it as spam.
sxjohnson- May 8, 2009 at 3:58 pm
He legitimately was an ammy boxer.
Don't Wiki it because his page has been compromised (and the idiots can't even spell.." fertitas"- check that son, it's FERTITTA).

Haven't we all hated on Dana enough this month... let's move on to someone more deserving and/or likely to be gone in a year- Brock Lesnar.

Here's a Q for you all: Why do people freak out about Bobby Lashley and Canseco and so on when Brock did the SAME thing (um, title fight after 3 pro fights?) but we don't chastise him the way we do others.
Don't get me wrong. I don't think Canseco should be allowed to fight- even the celeb boxing is too much for him. But, wouldn't it be fare to hate on Lesnar the same way??

I do.

hows taste my pee pee- May 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Tom is talking just for free PR. His company is sinking, so he is attacking Dana. EliteXC anyone?
Amancio- May 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm
That cameraman lost his shit.
C?M- May 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm
wow, Tom Atencio is a really awesome fighter, he will tottally kick Dana's ass. He is now my most favorite fighter in the universe, after Junny Browning of course, because no one is better than Junny!!
Farthammer- May 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Dana is all talk with that boxing crap. He taught a tai-bo rip-off class and was a failed boxing promoter.
Kazi- May 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm
I don't know who would win that, but at least Atencio gets in the ring. DW talks like a fighter and calls fighters out, but I doubt he will ever fight anyone.

Man, I wish Tito and DW would have fought. As much as I don't like Tito, Tito would have demoloshed DW.
Anonymous- May 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Was Dana actually an amateur boxer? Really? Or did he just teach boxercise to fat kids?
Blumpkin- May 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm
i had to fight the urge to say first :-O
Anhonestmoose- May 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm
i don't know what attencio's credentials are, but dana was an amateur boxer, although that hasn't necessarily translated well to the cage in the past. still, i would pay a dollar to see that.
Georges St-Pierre- May 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Tom cannot handle my riddum
SCM- May 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Haha that camera guy screeched. That would be interesting to see Dana and Tom fight. Dana has a good 50 or more pounds on the T-shirt guy but I dunno. Atencio shouldve won that fight other than way of decision though. That would make him justifiably mediocre at MMA.
Blumpkin- May 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm