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

‘Ultimate Chaos’ Results and Videos: Lashley Tears Through Sapp, Yvel KOs Rizzo, Atencio Breaks Hedderick


(Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp. Props to MMA Scraps.)

We were promised a train-wreck — what we got was slower and far less dramatic. (An ice-cream truck crashing into a tree, maybe?) Bobby Lashley got down to business right away in his main event fight with Bob Sapp at last night’s "Ultimate Chaos" show in Biloxi, taking the Beast down immediately and working some steady ground-and-pound in half-guard for a couple minutes, until Sapp tapped from the abuse. Unfortunately the ref didn’t see it, so Lashley was forced to beat on the helpless 322-pounder some more until a second tap finally caught the ref’s attention. Lashley moves to 4-0 in his budding MMA career, and plans to fight again in September.

The co-headlining fight looked like it was going to turn out the same way, with Pedro Rizzo quickly establishing top position on Gilbert Yvel and throwing down elbows. But Yvel stayed active, kicked Rizzo off and escaped to his feet. Back to his comfort zone, Yvel unleashed a striking assault that sent Rizzo to the mat, and knocked him out cold with strikes from the top. Yvel increased his record to 35-12, with 30 wins by KO/TKO; after the fight, he confirmed that he’ll be facing Paul Buentello at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1st.


Affliction VP Tom Atencio was victorious as well, taking out Randy Hedderick by TKO stoppage due to a broken nose. The first round was all Hedderick, who outstruck Atencio and rocked him badly with punches. But Atencio kept his wits about him and finished the second round with a barrage of punches from the top that shattered Hedderick’s beak. Hedderick couldn’t come out for round 3, giving Atencio his second MMA win. Complete results, and video of the Yvel/Rizzo fight, are below.

- Bobby Lashley def. Bob Sapp via submission (strikes), 3:17 of round 1
- Gilbert Yvel def. Pedro Rizzo via KO, 2:10 of round 1
- Colin McKee def. Lance Thompson via submission (strikes), 4:16 of round 1
- Javier Vazquez def. Mark Kergosien* via submission (guillotine choke), 0:59 of round 1
- Chris Horodecki def. William Sriyapai via submission, 4:02 of round 1
- Waachim Spiritwolf def. Brett Cooper via TKO, 3:41 of round 1
- Tom Atencio def. Randy Hedderick via TKO, 5:00 of round 2 (Hedderick didn’t come out for round 3 due to a broken nose)
- Brandon Harder def. John Harris via submission (arm triangle choke), 4:31 of round 2
- James Orso def. Danny Abbadi via unanimous deecision

* Kergosian was a last-minute replacement for Din Thomas, who had to drop out of the fight after a weight-cutting misunderstanding left him too exhausted to compete.

For the Atencio/Hedderick fight, click here.

For the Horodecki/Sriyapai fight, click here

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Kadumel- June 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm
Please read both of your posts and see how much of a hypocrite you are before you respond to my post. 5th grade diss, kinda like calling Dana a fag huh?
Kadumel- June 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm
@AntonG420


"no one is jealous of D Fag White, just think its unfair to pay people 5-10K a fight that they spend months training for. Giving TUF winners "6 figure contracts" then paying 10K for their first 6 fights. Then turning around and paying scrubs like Junie Browning 45K after he lost all his fights on the show. Or giving the HW championship to a guy with 2-3 total mma fights. Or being unable to give the best p4p a reasonable contract other than one that signs all your rights away and cheats you out of money. Or prohibiting fighters from certain sponsorships because of his own greed, and therefore taking away their money.

Forget Dana White's money, I dont think Id wanna be a 42 y/o bald ex-aerobics instructor from boston with reasoning of a 12 year old"


I dont even know where to begin with you. You call me a fifth grader and a loser for calling you out on an MMA forum You insult me by saying I am trying to bash you because of your opinion, No I am bashing you for calling Dana White a fag and saying he treats fighters unfairly when they are adults who make their own decisions. I will gladly appologize if you can point out to me in your post where you discussed the sport of MMA and not used homophobic slurs to describe the head of an mma org. Its funny to me how many people will jump on the Dana bashing train because its the popular thing to do. I also train MMA and if I could make it in the UFC I would gladly sign the contract, if you win and get popular the contracts do get better. And for the record I did to you what you were trying to do to Dana White and apparently I struck a nerve huh?
ArmFarmer- June 29, 2009 at 10:17 am
Atencio is going to milk the fighting thing all he can because he knows that's all he's got on Dana. Bottom line is Dana's business is a massive success and Tom's is on a stretcher about to flatline, Dana wins. At least he's still got his tacky skull covered overpriced T-shirts to sell to toolbags.
UFC fan- June 29, 2009 at 6:35 am
Then stop being a pussy about Dana White. Your opinion is bullshit, and that is what got called out.
AntonG420- June 29, 2009 at 4:16 am
Dude you are the loser for even calling somebody out on a mma website. I can give two shits about what dana white is doing, im just expressing my opinion. If you dont like my opinion then make your argument, don't try to insult somebody on a message board. We all got jobs, a lot of us train mma, this is where we go to watch videos and discuss the sport. Not try to fuckin 5th grade diss somebody, it makes no sense. Im plenty happy with my life I dont need some internet dude telling some stupid shit.
Chri534.- June 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm
To quote just some dong:

"What may be slipping through the cracks is the fact that, by being concerned about making money for themselves, the UFC is in fact making money for fighters. Why should maintaining control of their organization and trying to make as much cash as possible off the rise of the sport - which they are solely responsible for - be looked at in any way as a bad thing? Its no secret that a lot of the money they make goes right back into the business, growing the sport and expanding to audiences around the globe, making MMA mainstream and breaking down barriers of old. We wouldn't be posting on this site if it weren't for the UFC, because the site wouldn't exist. We fans can and should respect Tom, but it's the UFC and Dana White that we owe."

-I especially agree that controlling the organization shouldn't be viewed as bad (like I said: the next step is top notch agents, fighters...).
Chri534.- June 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm
I agree with Kadumel's main points, but it's just a bunch of morons complaining because they don't understand business in the U.S., and if you want to bitch about that go live in a different country. You can hate Dana White as a person as much as you want, but I think that he has shown extremely good vision as a businessman and he is very effective in the work he does.

As far as the contracts go:
If their contracts seem that unfair to you then you should blame the fighter for not having someone there to negotiate more effectively for them. I wonder who will emerge as the first Drew Rosenhaus/Scott Boras type agent in mma...

To drivel on about Dana's business tactics:
One thought on the matter which is generally accepted is that once you consider everything that has changed over the years, it's pretty impressive that they have been able to bring the organization to where it is. The truth is, it's not by mistake. Dana spent years working on tying infinite loose ends that would affect the organization's direction as well as how the sport itself is regulated and perceived in the U.S. To follow through with such success is just remarkable when you look at where they were when they started and what they had to overcome to get where they are now.

Fuck I'm sick of typing this shit, if you can't recognize good business sense then you SHOULD fucking hate him; go watch Affliction and Bellator exclusively. Because you're fucking retarded and for some reason don't realize that he plays under the same rules as everyone else in America, and...

I'm just fucking done with this topic; I think I feel like Lesnar probably does when he gets asked about performance enhancing drugs (except I have a legit argument).
UFC fan- June 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm
"
Darkside Says:
Sun, 06/28/2009 - 11:16

Great post fight interview! Screw Dana White! Awesome"

Yeah you, Attencio and antonG420 all have one thing in common, you are all losers. Well at least atencio has some money and a life compared to you 2 losers, but you all 3 hate Dana cause he has what you 3 losers don't have: respect and power. You can't buy it, and you can't type on website and gain it, you hate Dana cause he represents what you wont ever attain. Way to be losers. keep whining you bitches.

Kadumel- June 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Endocat,

Not really the point of my argument or his for that matter. My point is fighters sign contracts, they have to be 18 to sign a binding legal agreement. If they are not happy with the contract then dont sign it, if you sign it then you have no right to bitch later. And please dont make assumptions about my life, I am sure my point to him just hit too close to home with you. Walk upstairs and give mom a hug that should make you feel better.
Endocat- June 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm
to Kadumel


Just because you dont like your life and would switch with someone else if you had the chance doesn't mean others would.


Kadumel- June 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm
@Anton,

I agree with cwr but I would add that you should stop fucking lying as well asshole. You know damn well you would trade your pathetic ass life in your momma's basement for Dana's life. Even trying to argue is pointless, I hate how fanboys get on here and talk shit about Dana because of what he pays his fighters. Newsflash if they dont care enough to do something about it then neither should you, its not your life its the fighters. They are grown ass men and they dont have to sign the contract.
cwr- June 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm
@AntonG420

If you are going to insult someone, especially if you are having a go at their intellect, you should probably not use terms like fag in the paragraph above... It just makes you seem ignorant and almost ensures that no one will care about anything you say past that point.
Disco Doug- June 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm
Gilbert Yvel is 35-12 with 30 KO's but he is 1-0 with 1 ko on the referees.
L-Nad- June 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm
Gilbert Yvel got revenge on Tong Po for raping that girl.
AntonG420- June 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm
no one is jealous of D Fag White, just think its unfair to pay people 5-10K a fight that they spend months training for. Giving TUF winners "6 figure contracts" then paying 10K for their first 6 fights. Then turning around and paying scrubs like Junie Browning 45K after he lost all his fights on the show. Or giving the HW championship to a guy with 2-3 total mma fights. Or being unable to give the best p4p a reasonable contract other than one that signs all your rights away and cheats you out of money. Or prohibiting fighters from certain sponsorships because of his own greed, and therefore taking away their money.

Forget Dana White's money, I dont think Id wanna be a 42 y/o bald ex-aerobics instructor from boston with reasoning of a 12 year old.
Dubbayoo- June 28, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Is Cliff from Cheers commentating? Seth Petruzelli commentating, sweet. And questioning the stability of the cage isnt really that unreasonable.
Dubbayoo- June 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm
@ Mr. CookieMonster: are you saying that kinda putting Lashleys leg between his two legs is not an effective guard for Sapp? Maybe it lets Sapp hang on long enough to tap a second time..
Cookie Monster- June 28, 2009 at 5:17 pm
what the fuck was matt hume doing with sapp?? its like he had never been on the ground before, let alone use half guard. Sapp must do zero training because I know 13 yr olds that can do more from the ground then sapp. its not like he is new to this game, he has been around while. this doesn't happen in any other legitimate sport. he has no skill to speak of and has made zero improvement in any aspect of his game over the years he has been involved in MMA. Bob Sapp, i hereby call for your complete and total retirement from any combat sport, you suck.
johnny5000- June 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Has Sapp ever seen a fight? He does know that you are aloud to try and get up after you get taken down right? Does anyone know his email address I want to send him some youtube links on how to sprawl.
831 Son- June 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm
Its funny how you faggots are crying about Dana White just beacuse you are jealous of him. And yea the announcers suck dick.
MuAy ThAi MaTT- June 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm
wheres the spiritwolf video????? prob the best fight of the night
ZombieRock- June 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Bob Sapp is garbage. Punch him once and he becomes a gigantic fetus. Someone needs to abort his career.
Chri534.- June 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm
@ReDx:

Ha, I'm not disagreeing with you, because that comment was batshit retarded by the announcer, but it actually just reminded me of one of my favorite fighters- Kenny Florian. He's sort of employed that gameplan when it comes to fence grabbing. He even eluded to not being afraid of grabbing the fence since you only get a warning the first time once on MMA Live when they were recapping someone else's fight (can't remember who's or which episode it was, but it was a while ago, definitely last year).
AntonG420- June 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm
hahhaha Dana "no sack" White, that faggot wouldnt even be able to make weight for any reasonable mma weight class. I wanna see him get his shit kicked in and get paid 5k.
ReDx- June 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm
That announcer is a fucking moron. "As long as you can get away with it, then let it fly." Yea thats real smart, have fighters do moves they know are illegal to try and see if they can get away with it
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