MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

‘TUF 11′ Finale Aftermath: All the Right People Win Bonuses; Hamill Overcomes Staph, Broken Hand, Eye-Poke to Beat Jardine


("The best part is, stick this baby in the freezer and it’ll keep your drinks cold on a hot summer day." PicProps: UFC.com)

Matt Hamill fought and defeated Keith Jardine on Saturday night with a staph infection he didn’t know he had as well as a broken hand suffered early in the fight round and blurred vision from getting poked in the eye during the second, according to statements made at the "TUF 11" Finale post-fight press conference. That makes it a bit more noteworthy that their three-round battle rightfully claimed “Fight of the Night” honors.

“I thought I was going to be blind and deaf. Enough handicaps,” Hamill joked at the press conference about getting a thumb in the eye that caused Jardine to lose a point in the second stanza. Any laughter caused by that comment could probably best be described as “uneasy.”

Other post-fight bonuses – each amounting to $25,000 – went to Chris Leben for his come-from-behind knockout of Aaron Simpson and Court McGee for choking out Kris McCray in the “TUF” championship.  As for the infection – which caused the nasty-looking  lesion on his back you may have noticed during the broadcast – Hamill said he planned to get started with some antibiotics ASAP. Yeah, you might want to get on that. After the jump, a picture of Hamill’s foulness.



(How could he possibly have known he had a staph infection? PicProps: Esther Lin/MMAFighting)

McGee took home his extra 25 Gs by virtue of crafting the only submission on Saturday night’s card. More importantly, he earned the job security that comes with being the “TUF” winner. The UFC will basically stick with those guys through anything. (Right, Mac?) McGee looked better than expected during the fight, taking McCray down at will en route to locking on the rear naked choke in the second round. With his hard-luck past and genuine outpouring of emotion after the fight, you kind of have to feel good for the guy. Still, in what the UFC insists on referring to as its “talent rich” middleweight division, matchmakers will probably have to take it pretty slow with McGee.

Kenny Florian – who, for the record, did an outstanding job on color commentary last night – called “The Crippler’s” KO of Simpson “classic Chris Leben,” and that sentiment was right on. Leben was certainly behind on the scorecards against Simpson and for all Mike Goldberg talked about him “sticking to a game plan” he looked very much like the same fighter we’ve become accustomed to seeing  during his first 15 or so appearances in the Octagon: Like a guy whose “plan” boiled down to rushing forward throwing wild left hands. Luckily for Leben, sometimes that’s all it takes.

Rich Attonito’s defeat of Jamie Yager may have earned him the most admiration from fans last night. Doesn’t sound like too many people are crying over FroCop’s loss. I still contend Yager could have decent career in the UFC once he gets the mental side of the game figured out. He’ll likely have some time to do that now, either in prelim bouts or the minor leagues.

The unaired preliminary fights didn’t serve up many surprises. Several “TUF” alums who could still have a future in the UFC – and weren’t recovering from horrible dog attacks – were in action. Kyle Noke defeated Josh Bryant by second-round TKO after what sounds like a pretty thorough ass-kicking. Chris Camozzi edged James Hammortree by narrow decision and Brad Tavares out-pointed Seth Baczynski.

Aside from Travis Browne’s knockout of James McSweeney, the only other non-TUF-related prelim saw John “Guns” Gunderson hand Mark “Boots” Holst a loss in his first UFC bout via UD.

The UFC claimed an attendance of 1,708 and a live gross gate of $430,250. I’m not an accountant, but a simple bit of long division tells me that would make the average paid ticket price $251.91. Makes me glad I stayed home.

‘TUF 11’ Finale, complete results:
Televised card:
Court McGee def. Kris McCray via submission (rear-naked choke)
Matt Hamill def. Keith Jardine by majority decision
Chris Leben def. Aaron Simpson via second-round TKO
Dennis Siver def. Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision
Rich Attonito def. Jamie Yager via second-round TKO

Preliminary card:
John Gunderson def. Mark Holst via unanimous decision
Brad Tavares def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision
Kyle Noke def. Josh Bryant via TKO (punches), Round 2, 3:12
Chris Camozzi def. James Hammortree via unanimous decision
Travis Browne def. James McSweeney via TKO (punches), Round 1, 4:32

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dranokills- June 23, 2010 at 6:47 am
The best part of this whole thing is I go to far, and My aura is fucked, FBF calls this crazy motherfucker...well CRAZY, and he's a saint.
HA.
To fucking funny.
Hey Balllick do me a favor, it's to easy, take the target off your face moron, that's as nice as I'm gonna be.
Ballkick- June 22, 2010 at 8:26 am
Big Jumpin Dad Says:
Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:13
ballkick i have a feeling you and youre whole family are going down

That comment prompted this whole thing.

I have moved on,...suggest we all do.


P.S. fatbellyfrank....thank you for being a decent guy.
fatbellyfrank- June 22, 2010 at 8:05 am
@ Ballkick, are you fucken serious? If you lost your family, that is a tragedy that doesn't bear thinking about. I have tragically lost family members over the last few months and its very tough to deal with. Having said that, why, in the blue fucken blazes would any right minded human be spoutin about it all over CP, fer fuck sake CP is a happy place, a place to razz on yer buddies, make fag jokes, AND NOT HEAR ABOUT SOME CUNTS PSYCH ISSUES.
There are no sacred cows on CP, nothing is taken to seriously or considered off limits, thats the way the nation rolls bra.

Once again, all sympathy's to you on your loss, but none of us know you or your loved ones personally, so other than light a candle in respect what do you want us to do?
Ballkick- June 22, 2010 at 7:42 am
I am speechless, I could not know there were such insensitive people in this world.

I am not going anywhere, I like it here. I think the majority of people and posts here are good. Just like in the outside world, you have to take the bad with the good. I'm just a lot more clearer on who that is on CP.

Drano,...I would like to meet you face to face. Show you pictures of my wife and kids, and the car accident. but you are so heartless, you'd probably say I had photoshop them to keep your frail ego intact.

Since I do not believe in heaven or hell I wont bother to say your going to some imaginary bottomless pit. Religion has no place in my life.

I do however believe in positive and negative energy, and I'm sure you know where you stand there.
Although you were not the only one who pissed on my familys memory, you are the most offensive of the bunch.

I do plan on staying here, and posting whatever and whenever I like. That should piss you off plenty.

Have a nice day.
Ballkick

fatbellyfrank- June 22, 2010 at 7:27 am
@ Drano, you are a bad, bad, but very fucken funny man. I have just enlisted The Charlie Daniels band as my shield, and I fear no evil, I suggest you do the same pronto or you gonna get fried MOFO
dranokills- June 22, 2010 at 7:00 am
fatbellyfrank Says:
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 10:12

Crikey!!!! Think I came out of that rather well, seein as how Drano 'n' me started the fag jokes in the first place, then Drano gets called an asshole and I turn out to be a good guy!!!!
Not bitchin' just chucklin,
So Drano, Almost and Ghost are assholes, and me and Missy Peepee are nice guys? well you three better not forget it, cause me and missypeepee are gonna keep reminding you, mean ass childish fag joke making assholes, all three of ya
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yeah God knows I feel bad about it.

While helping to build a casino in Choctaw oklahoma a man and his wife said , " if you need anything from us, just run us down in a few days"...
Indian joe thought about this, and the more he thought, the more he drank...
The next day there was a tragic car accident, and one drunk indian saying over and over... "but they said...."
fatbellyfrank- June 22, 2010 at 3:32 am
I know I'm going straight to Hell for this
August 13th of this year, that is the day that will mark the fourth anniversary of my family dying at the hands of a drunken Indian.
Make a joke about that.
Ok, there was this dude called Ira Hayes and he..........................No, too much asshole , even for me

War Socks and Thongs
fatbellyfrank- June 22, 2010 at 3:28 am
Aint that why you love postin on CP my friend
Almost North- June 22, 2010 at 12:56 am
Haha I'm actually the only one who doesn't make those jokes. I went back over this thread and it actually turned out to be comedy gold. GOLD JERRY! GOLD!
fatbellyfrank- June 22, 2010 at 12:12 am
Crikey!!!! Think I came out of that rather well, seein as how Drano 'n' me started the fag jokes in the first place, then Drano gets called an asshole and I turn out to be a good guy!!!!
Not bitchin' just chucklin,
So Drano, Almost and Ghost are assholes, and me and Missy Peepee are nice guys? well you three better not forget it, cause me and missypeepee are gonna keep reminding you, mean ass childish fag joke making assholes, all three of ya
ghostboner- June 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm
@Ballkick - It's ok to mention me by name, I know I'm an immature anoos. But if you really think Court McGee is gonna get beat by a queer... Ah couldn't resist.

@Purple Pickle - You had a short slump, but I'm glad to see you are out of it with two funnies in a row.

@Elentius - Glad i'm not the only one.
dranokills- June 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Ballkick Says:
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:26

August 13th of this year, that is the day that will mark the fourth anniversary of my family dying at the hands of a drunken Indian.
I doubt anyone can touch my "Family" anymore.....Make a joke about that.

Direct your venom at me if you will, but leave my family out of this please.
If you have any decency at all.
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was it a gay Indian?
meh, bullshit story, everyone knows Indians hate canada.
fuck you and your family, you sympathy grabbing cock ring lover.
Oh I'm sorry did you bite off more than you could chew here?
go troll bloody elbow you fucktard.

Ballkick- June 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm
August 13th of this year, that is the day that will mark the fourth anniversary of my family dying at the hands of a drunken Indian.
I doubt anyone can touch my "Family" anymore.....Make a joke about that.


Direct your venom at me if you will, but leave my family out of this please.
If you have any decency at all.
Big Jumpin Dad- June 21, 2010 at 11:13 am
ballkick i have a feeling you and youre whole family are going down
newotnek- June 21, 2010 at 10:47 am
Its cute how Canadians call gay sex Canadian Beaver just to make the homos feel more welcome!!
Mofo- June 21, 2010 at 8:55 am
Wow, most negative thread ever! You ALL get a t-shirt!

Almost North, fatbellyfrank, Cecil's Pupils - you are the shit, you all get a shirt for being cool dudes. PurplePickle, that shit was high-larious.

To those who make fun of deaf people - you are the lowest of the low, and there's just no point in talking to you. Because you are deaf where it actually matters - in your brain.

To the admins - delete this whole thread! Show me the funny!!
Elentius- June 21, 2010 at 6:38 am
I really like Hamill and Jardine, but Jardine won that fight.
I used to think Herby was the best ref.
I also wish that Tavares lost since I hate those huka pele Kendall Grove talking muthas. They sound like they are eating shit.
dranokills- June 21, 2010 at 6:37 am
Oh my how absolutely stoic you are, I am so impressed. Your kinda adult intelligence belongs on bloody vagina, please go there right now...oh and don't forget your great life with gay ring, take that with you when you leave the potato.
You sure got us told, wow you are so good at this.

in case you missed it, that was a very adult version of being facetious. look it up.

Don't you have great adult business things to do today? run along now and allow us shallow children our play time.

Hey everybody does the way he talk make him sound like a pedophile, or is it just me?
Ballkick- June 21, 2010 at 6:26 am
dranokills
I'm not sure how I missed your comment but suffice it to say you certainly are a clever lad. Did you re-write that on your own?
I am printing it off to hang on my fridge, I will be putting a golden smiley sun sticker on it and will show it off to all my friends that come over to visit........"See what some 3rd Grader made for me."......."no he didn't write it all himself he had help from the Internet"......whats that? you think plagiarism is not something I should encourage? "Well I think it might be the only way this boy makes it through grade school."
....on a more serious note,... your not funny......see Dick_Misanthropenis and fatbellyfrank for some pointers,......mmmmmk?......now run along your late for your special bus.....oh, and please, please, please....stop licking the windows.
fatbellyfrank- June 21, 2010 at 12:12 am
@ Ballkick "fatbellyfrank.....you had a share of Canadian Beaver, but we Canadians reserve the right to rescind any and all shares as we see fit.....oh and sorry we do rescind.....sorry bud." Fuck, I was really looking forward to that. As for your Buddy Nick ( Nick is your buddy, Elliot eats paste) It's just that he camps it up so well, I'd guess havin a surname like Ring you would have heard every asshole and Homo joke under the sun, just makes it so easy to do gay jokes.
Seriously, he looks like a pretty good fighter and I'd love to see him in the cage 100% healthy.
Hey, thanks for the pat on back, appreciated.

Dick_Misanthropenis- June 21, 2010 at 12:01 am
A lot of emotional fighters around here. A lot of emotional young men.
Ballkick- June 21, 2010 at 12:00 am
You just keep proving my point over and over again, keep posting your insults til the bitter end. the more you say the worse you look.
Have at'er Almost North....this will be my last response to someone who cant seem to STFU....I have a career to attend to tomorrow,.....your's seems to be posting here.


P.S. you have never been civil. Don't claim to be so now.
Almost North- June 20, 2010 at 11:34 pm
Alright I'm tired of being civil. I tried to throw out an olive branch and you shoved it right up your own ass and regurgitated it as text. You are a child with a superiority complex and I have no use for you. Keep busting out silly phrases because you can't think for yourself. I don't know what your problem with me is and I really don't care. I'm going to do the worst thing people can do to silly little trolls. Ignore you. Stay classy.
Ballkick- June 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm
Almost North
Thank you for your candor, you were one of the people I was sure wouldn't be able to keep your mouth shut.....and you didn't disappoint.
A small mind and a big mouth are usually found in the same place.
PurplePancake- June 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Hey Ballkick,

tl;dr

P.S. I loved your work tonight in the Varner Shalorus fight.
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