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UFC Fight for the Troops II Fallout: Hague Cut Again, Guymon Retires, Mitrione, Freire, Dunham and Roop Medically Suspended

(A few of the victims who felt the wrath of Fight for the Troops II.)

Here we are five days out from last weekend’s Fight for the Troops II show and word has begun trickling out about the statuses of a few of the fighters on the card.

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation announced on Tuesday that it had suspended five fighters who fought at the event held at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas.

Williamy Freire (out indefinitely for right hand and right cheek injuries)
Matt Mitrione  (out indefinitely for a broken second metacarpal on his left hand) Tim Hague (out until February 22 as precaution due to TKO), George Roop (out until February 22 as precaution due to TKO) and Evan Dunham (out until February 22 as precaution due to TKO) were all handed down suspensions this week.

Surprisingly, neither Mike Guymon, who was left writhing around the canvas clutching his ribs in pain following his loss to DaMarques Johnson, and Mike Brown, who announced via Facebook that he suffered a tear to a ligament in his hand in his decision loss to Rani Yahya, received any sanctions from the commission.  Although reports have yet to surface about his UFC status, Brown could very well be on the chopping block, considering he dropped to 2-4 in his last six bouts with the loss to Yahya.

Although he wasn’t let go by the promotion, Guymon has decided that it would be in everybody’s best interest if he were to retire from the sport a UFC fighter. According to "The Joker," his age coupled with the negative affect anti-depressant medication he has been taking since his highly publicized 2009 near suicide has had on him have made it difficult to compete at the UFC level.

"It has been one hell of a ride. I am so thankful to be part oif this sport for so long. I just can’t fight anymore. The drugs I take for my depression effect me to much and I’m not the youngest guy either lol," Guymon posted on’s Underground forum. "I will be back on here lurking and laughing now that I am done fighting. For me it was to hard as a fighter to come onto any forums because the crap that is said sometimes. Me being an emotional fighter can read or hear 99 great things and hear the 1 bad thing somebody says and all I’d do is dwell on the 1 bad thing.

Anyways, I’m Back : )

Your totally Emotional Crazy Funny Ex- Fighter Neighborhood Joker"

Guymon retires with a 12-5-1 MMA record which includes wins over Thomas Schulte, Kyacey Uscola and Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

In addition to his medical suspension, Hague also received news yesterday that he had been cut by Zuffa for the third time following his TKO loss to Mitrione Saturday night.

This was the former kindergarten teacher’s third kick at the cat.

With this firing, Hague, who has been let go three times and brought back twice, earned the distinction of being the Canadian fighter who has been shit-canned and re-hired the most by the UFC ahead of David Loiseau (2-1), Joe Doerksen (2-1) and Jason MacDonald (1-1).  He was given a second chance by the UFC after getting dropped by the promotion following back-to-back uninspired losses to Todd Duffee at UFC 102 and Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109. Following a close decision loss to Joey Beltran in his return bout at UFC 113 in December — a fight he came into as a late replacement — Hague was given his walking papers for the second time by Joe Silva.  

The Alberta-based fighter has said that he will take some time off to rest and think about his next move, but vows to be back in the Octagon some day.

“After getting released from the UFC again today, I’m gonna take a little break away from MMA, let the brain heal from my concussion, and get the passion/fire back,” Hague wrote on his Facebook page. “Even toying with the idea of trying a cut to 205 [pounds]. I will be back though, I’m only 27, and I will make it back to the UFC.”

Maybe Tim and Brock can get a two for one deal on the Big Nog’ book on how to take a punch and keep on fighting.


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Tact- January 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm
David Cross:

A Jew kid asks his Jew dad to borrow $30 dollars.

The Jew dad says, "$20 dollars?! Why do you want to borrow $10 dollars? Go on, here is $5 dollars, run along."
dranokills- January 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm
we all won...well everyone but tweetledumbass or whatever his nick is.
steampunk22- January 28, 2011 at 10:20 am
So is that it? Does RWilsonR win? Is the war over?
the silver hawaiian- January 28, 2011 at 9:30 am
Glad I could help!
Tai-Pan- January 28, 2011 at 8:11 am
The grammar debate was more interesting then the article anyway.
RwilsonR- January 28, 2011 at 7:52 am
^^^ The proper usage in that context is obviously effectionate. With an eff... as in 'eff this stupid grammar shit!'
Fried Taco- January 28, 2011 at 7:28 am
Hey guys, quit the grammar nazi shit and let's try to be more affectionate towards each other, okay?
JoseMonkey- January 28, 2011 at 6:29 am
@RwilsonR Thanks for saving me the trouble with the "affect." MRuss would have been even more pissed if I said it.

MRuss, you really shouldn't take it personally. He didn't call you a dick, he just pointed out a mistake you made. No biggie, right?
StinkFacer- January 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Careful....they'll take over your house and build a settlement there.
dranokills- January 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm
That's because twettlefuck doesn't know his dick joke from an "affect" in the ground.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm
^^^ haha... yeah, you got me a little bit there... but still not the same point. It had nothing to do with grammar. There were like three of you shitting on the guy and not even getting his name right, and it was right fucking there in front of you.
twoleftfeet- January 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm
@ rwilsonr

the silver hawaiian- January 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm
A priest, a nun, and a rabbi walk into a bar.. The bartender asks, "What is this, some kinda joke?"
fatbellyfrank- January 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Did you hear about the three nuns sitting on a park bench who were accosted by a flasher? 2 of em had a stroke, the third one couldn't reach
the silver hawaiian- January 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm
rearnakedchickenchoke- January 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Cut out the stuff in between and it's much more clear:

"his age coupled with the negative affect anti-depressant medication ... has had on him have made it difficult to compete at the UFC level"

The medication is having a negative effect on his performance.

I can't think of all the grammary terms, but if you take is as not "effect" then and call it a noun you're saying:

"his age coupled with the [medicine] has had on him have made it difficult to compete at the UFC level" - makes no sense. But the first one with the "effect [it] as had on him" makes perfect sense.
the silver hawaiian- January 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm
A Catholic priest and a rabbi are hanging out near a playground. The priest says to the rabbi, "Hey, you wanna go screw those kids?"

The rabbi replies, "Screw 'em out of what?"
MoTropolis- January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm
A pediatrician, lawyer and catholic priest all go on holiday together and end up on the titanic. As the boat hits the massive iceburg, the pediatrician first yells "The kids!! We need to save the children first!!"

The lawyer then says "Fuck the children!!"

The catholic priest says " we have time?"
the silver hawaiian- January 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm
That's funny, it's almost as if you've seen the multitude of my other posts in which I correct other people's grammar.

Although, you're probably right - my post was the first, only, and last post on CP to bust someone's chops for their grammar, spelling, or word choice.

You win.
DangadaDang- January 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm
Say what you want about grammar police but this comment thread could go under a Snapple cap.
RwilsonR- January 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm
Nice one, Dan. I actually agree with you, since I hate nitpicking grammar. I was only responding because MRuss 'corrected' incorrectly.

So sorry Mike, but your last comment is the point. The definition you used is correct, but not the usage in the article. He can have a "negative affect" (unhappy), but not a "negative affect" on his personality. The point is, in a psychological sense, an affect is an outwardly displayed mood, not an effect caused by something, even if it is pertaining to mood or disposition. But honestly, it isn't a point worth belaboring. It is a small point.
JaredB- January 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm
I'm pretty sure Mitrione broke his hand when he got too excited and hammerfisted the holy fuck out of the canvas trying to finish and lied in the interview and said it was a punch because he felt embarrassed.
Dan The Viking- January 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm
I know a good dick joke.

RwilsonR makes a comment pertaining to grammar on Cage Potato...
Mike Russell- January 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm
 I respectfully disagree RwilsonR:"If you’re a psychologist, then you probably use “affect” as a noun denoting mental or emotional state, e.g., “positive affect” (a.k.a. happy) and “negative affect” (a.k.a. unhappy). In this case, the accent is on the first syllable." 
skeletor- January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Damn Mike Brown has fallen hard. Tim Hague could probably make a decent run on challengers cards.