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Videos: Cage Potato Destroys Raw Vegas, Tom Lawlor’s UFC 100 Entrance, + More

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While in Las Vegas for UFC 100, I was invited to Wanderlei Silva’s gym for an open media workout.  Usually what that means is the fighter will work out in front of the media while we all sit around and sip coffee.  This time, however, it meant that Wanderlei wanted to get us on the mat so he could show us a few things.  The thinking on Silva’s part was that if we were going to cover the sport, we should actually know a little about the techniques involved.  Some of us came in with a working knowledge, some of us learned on the fly, and then there was Ariel Helwani (edit: just busting his chops. I’m only jealous because he’s more comfortable on camera than me).


The highlight of the evening was the Cage Potato vs. Raw Vegas grappling match between me and Dave Farra.  In all fairness, Dave knows a little muay thai and absolutely no jiu-jitsu.  While I have never in my life kicked anyone above the mid-thigh region, I do have a few years of mat time under my belt.

I tried to take it easy on him, and in return he attempted to gouge my eyes out.  Nice guy.  Helwani, however, complained like an old woman in a cheap nursing home the whole time (“Should I wash my hands?” he said at one point.  “I think I got ringworm,”).

The rest of us were very grateful to Wanderlei Silva for caring enough about the sport to make sure its reporters know what the hell they’re talking about.  And I was particularly grateful to him for helping me work on my clinch game, which is admittedly substandard, and for repeatedly suggesting that I “accidentally” break Dave Farra’s nose.  I would have done it too, but the bulk of the guy’s career is based on video.  Without his looks, what has he got?  Definitely not intelligence or jiu-jitsu.


(Props: The UG)

We love us some zany entrances around these parts, and Tom Lawlor delivered at UFC 100.  After dressing up (or down) like the "Just Bleed" guy for the weigh-ins, and then coming to the cage with Seth Petruzelli on a leash, he really gave fans a reason to remember him.  Oh yeah, then he choked C.B. Dollaway out cold.

And finally, Chaplinshouse gives us a video entitled "This Right Here Is Revenge" — a fun remix of Dan Henderson‘s brutal/unnecessary final blow on an unconscious Michael Bisping.  This comes from the co-creator of "Bisping’s Island," so it’s no surprise to see him delighting perhaps a bit too much at Bisping’s misfortune.

Comments

  1. portland mma Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:38


    the site has been amazing today. Lawlor and Putrazelli are 1/2 part hilarious and 1/2 part scary fucking weirdos.
  2. razzle469 Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:40


    FIRS...! Nevermind. The shot of Bisping wearing the red coat with the flying wig is priceless
  3. Titos Head Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:41


    damn i wish i could have seen that Bisping aftermath!
  4. RickyRobbie Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:44


    Man that video... Seeing Bisping knocked out.. I LOVE IT! ROFL BISPING HAHAHAH
  5. artigale Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:49


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BF, Stick to the jits lol Very uhhhhh "natural" on the mic. lol Why is it that every time we see you on video you look lost? I am sorry to bust your balls but your articles are awsome and you sound like a completely different person on video. btw I agree with WS you should have broke his nose. He needs a little character lol
  6. Koeikan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 02:50


    Wow...hate Ariel much? Well, I guess he does seem like a bitch. Anyway, I also had some fun with the Bisping/Hendo fight yesterday: http://www.vimeo.com/5599270 http://www.metacafe.com/review_new_items/ One of those should be working soon.
  7. rokabee Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:01


    lol, I'm pretty sure he's bein sarcastic about Ariel... But I mean if I went for an anaconda and they tapped my nuts like that I would of wanted to take Wandy's advice also. lol Side Note: Ben you don't really look like a bjj guy, more of a sub. wrestler?
  8. rokabee Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:03


    ^ But use wandy's advice for Helwani.*
  9. FreddyFangers Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:10


    Hey Ben, Dont listen to Artigale. He is just a mean old prick. I found your interview and grappling entertaining. Lay off of Ariel, he cant help that if you really had to, you could submit his nose.
  10. Emopinata Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:11


    now who were the dumbfucks talking shit to me about how Bisping is a effing joke against an A fighter....?
  11. Sheps Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:39


    Really, more Bisping videos? I don't know if thats more sick or more pathetic. Only fucking morons would celebrate the beating of an unconscious man.
  12. NECROPHYTE Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:42


    Who let the pink haired Douche out!!!
  13. bfowlkes Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 03:54


    @artigale: There's a good reason I went into print and not broadcast media.  I'm incredibly awkward as soon as someone points a camera at me.@koeikan: Yeah, I'm just busting Helwani's balls.  He knows we're buds.  But seriously, going to the gym with that guy is like going to camp with the kid who has to stay inside the whole summer because he's allergic to grass and direct sunlight.  I kid because I love.
  14. itsgalf Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 04:24


    Ben, you sound like Jeff Daniels from Dumb and Dumber actually
  15. UFC fan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 04:31


    BF you rock dude. You crack me up, you make everything seem so light and cool. I really enjoyed you beating that rawvegas guys ass like that. Thanks for such a cool website, sadly some of your users are asshats, but it doesn't detract from the overall excellence of this place. I most likely outweigh you by 80-100 pounds from the look of you but I "tap" because your coolness defeats me.
  16. Benjamin J. Gabriel Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 04:34


    Probably one of the funnier things I've seen when Fowlkes turns Farra in the second round, and Farra resignedly moans "Dammnit".
  17. UFC fan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 04:43


    " Sheps Says: Tue, 07/14/2009 - 15:39 Really, more Bisping videos? I don't know if thats more sick or more pathetic. Only fucking morons would celebrate the beating of an unconscious man." if you can suck brocks cock, we can certainly enjoy seeing hendo sucker punching pisspenis's grill, and at lease Hendo didn't disgrace anything or anyone but that nobody cock-blocker PISSPENIS.
  18. Maitreyan disciple Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 05:19


    Bisping dressed up at the end was perfect!!!!!!
  19. HAL_13 Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 05:33


    THIS WHOLE FLICK WAS GREAT. EVEN YOU KICKING ALITTLE ASS BE. THE HENDERSON/BISPING VIDEO WAS JUST TO AWESOME. WHERE THE HELL IS EVERYBODY AT ON THIS ONE. OH WELL, I THINK I'LL GO AND WATCH IT AGAIN.
  20. HAL_13 Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 05:37


    NOW WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT ALL ABOUT. I SWEAR ON MY LIFE THAT WHEN I FIRST SAW THESE VIDEO'S AND READ THE ARTICLE THERE WAS NOT 1 DAMN COMMENT OR ANYTHING FROM ANYONE ANYWHERE ON THIS PAGE. I SAVE MY COMMENT THINKING THAT FOR SOME STRANGE REASON THAT I'M THE ONLY ONE TO COMMENT ON IT ALL DAY ONLY TO SAVE IT, AND THEN I SEE ALL THESE COMMENTS FROM ALL DAY LONG. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT ABOUT.
  21. HAL_13 Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 05:42


    UFC FAN, I'D SAY YOUR FAT FUCKING FLOPPY DOUCHE BAG ASS OUT WEIGHS ALL OF US BY 100 POUNDS YOU BIG FAT FUCKING BASTARD. AT LEAST EVERYONE BUT GOOG LESNAR. NOW THATS A BIG MOTHER FUCKER.
  22. lilpo0ts Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 05:42


    ok 29.5 secs of the bisping video, what is the white light that flies out of bispings mouth? too soon for spit..too low for a camera flash, and his mouthpiece is brownish red.. i think he knocked his fucking soul out... i want to believe....
  23. ihateemo Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 06:14


    "Probably one of the funnier things I've seen when Fowlkes turns Farra in the second round, and Farra resignedly moans "Dammnit"." Haha, seconded. It was an agonisingly slow roll he couldn't do anything about. Hysterical. I'm British, but even I laughed at that Bisping video, especially the last shot of him as a redcoat.
  24. fightfan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 06:53


    The way I see it....IT is the REF's job to stop the fighters, not the fighter's job to determine when to stop. Even though Dan said what he did, it was so quick and he DID NOT know for sure if Bisping was gonna recover, so he threw 1 more punch, in case he was gonaa recover quickly. He IMMEDIATELY stopped when the ref jumped in. It goes to show. If you are going to be a whiny, arrogant, overrated, disrespectful, cocky douchebag.....then DO NOT expect ANYONE to take it easy or have any remorse on you. I guarantee you, if it was Franklin or a RESPECTFUL fighter that has fought TOP OPPONENTS in Bisping's shoes that night....I'll bet Hendo would NOT of took the extra shot. Karma's a bitch
  25. UFC fan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 08:02


    first of all,Make up your mind little hal, one day you say I am 140 weakling living in my moms basement the next I am HUGE fat guy. Listen lets cut to the chase You don't know, and you are pulling shit out your ass and throwing it at the keyboard hoping and praying that your gay lover 831 son will back you up, or give you a blowjob one......whichever comes first. secondly: shut the fuck...I was NOT talking to your goofy fuckstick ass. Back to hendo.....never really thought to much about him until he coached on TUF, and when he knocked pisspenis out I became his new fan.
  26. tysonmcneely Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 08:23


    Fowkles what sub were you going for on the first one? Was that a B. Plata (sp?) I know you finished with a kimura. Also sloppy S mount on the second one, but I guess Farra's not going to make you pay.
  27. LargeMidget Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 09:12


    WAR FOWLKES! Seriously though, fuckin' nice.
  28. Sinanju is Back Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 09:30


    is that little white blip on the reverse angle Bisping's mouthpiece? that thing is moving at like Mach 10!
  29. Sjsurf Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 09:31


    Ben, im suprised you didnt tap from Ariel's ball tap haha
  30. 831 Son Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 09:59


    UFC fan, that was me that said that you fucking moron. You are a disgrace to humans. Kill yourself queer.
  31. Vargas Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 10:59


    Hmm, is it just me or does Dave Farra look alot like Lyoto?
  32. WuTangClan Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 11:47


    Make the Jew Ben fight next
  33. Walrus Says:

    Tue, 07/14/09 - 11:57


    I think it's just you. And hell yeah, that's a win for team C.P.
  34. Biffmiester Says:

    Wed, 07/15/09 - 12:11


    Blimey red-coats and their muskets!!!
  35. LoneWolf Says:

    Wed, 07/15/09 - 08:46


    Great Vids. Awesome ring entrance, almost as good as Gono's but not quite there yet.
  36. glenwo2 Says:

    Wed, 07/15/09 - 02:01


    I truly hope someone gets this video of Tom Lawlor's entrance into the hands of one Kimbo Slice, if only to see the man who HUMILIATED HIM come out and Humiliate himself....on a leash...walking on all fours....BARKING LIKE A DOG!! *THIS* is the man(?) who beat Kimbo. I swear that if someone gets Kimbo this video, he will become very motivated to win TUF just so he can get to the UFC and tear Seth into pieces... I'd be very embarassed right now If I was Kimbo and saw this vid.
  37. Judo Im Right Says:

    Wed, 07/15/09 - 05:25


    props Ben you definitely look like you know what you're doing on the mat. As any mma journalist should to be credible, which those other guys obviously do not. boooo them
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