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This video from MMA4Today is entitled "MMA Is Not Enough," but it could just as easily be called "The Agony of Defeat."  It’s basically four-and-a-half minutes of the saddest, most vulnerable moments in the lives of some of the sport’s best fighters.  Remember that Sesame Street video "Everybody Sleeps"?  Think of this as the MMA version: Everybody Loses.  Except Fedor.  For the purposes of this analogy, he’s the shark of the MMA world.

After the jump, another boxing knockout, plus Tiki Ghosn gets tough with Rashad Evans in an "Ultimate Fighter" scene from the cutting room floor.

In case you missed it, here’s Arthur Abraham putting Jermain Taylor to sleep with a hard right hand just fifteen seconds before the end of the twelfth round this past Saturday.  Note to the referee: when the guy is lying motionless on the canvas and his arms have stiffened up in front of him, you probably don’t need to count. 

We previously made light of Tiki Ghosn’s willingness to act like a tough guy despite not ever winning a fight in the Octagon, but apparently he can do more than just laugh at "Rampage" Jackson‘s jokes.  In the extended scene from last week’s episode Tiki challenges Rashad Evans to a sparring match, and then to a fight in the parking lot that Evans is obviously not really going to participate in.  Not that it’s surprising, but the level of discourse throughout this argument rarely gets above a seventh-grade level.  Gentleman, can’t we make fun of each other like adults?  Do we really need to resort to accusing one another of being gay?  How about jokes about one another’s 401k’s?

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TrouserSnout- October 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm
UFC fan- October 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm
shut up 831 I am talking about Rashad, if I want any lip out of you I will unzip my pants till then go fuck a friend, if you have any.
clutchy hopkins- October 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm
@ufc fan

ahahha and you, or other posters at this place HAVE done shit?

yeah armfarmer i was thinkin the same thing ahahha actually dont regret reading a long ass post on this site for once.
831 Son- October 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm
You know you would get your ass stomped UFC fan. Dont try and act hard, everyone knows its a front you little pussy.
UFC fan- October 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Tiki reminds me of 831 son, ain't done shit ever, and talks tough as hell.
I think it would have been worth the fine to sucker punch that stupid mouth of his. I don't like Rashad but I think he would have been in the right to just drop that white dude with a cunt on his face-Tiki-bitch.
Bookgrub- October 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Awesome - can never have enough Our Lady Peace.
GetUpAndKill- October 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm
@ Arm

Thanks...I just think losing in MMA is worse than losing in any other sport.
chumpchange- October 19, 2009 at 1:54 pm
chumpchange- October 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm
I'd rather see Cuba Gooding Jr. fight Tiki than Rampage any day...
Da Spied Her- October 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm
The majority of what Half Amazing said is the same exact thing Ed M said.
Half Amazing- October 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm
The majority of those clips are the same exact ones used in Boondock's "Hurt".
ArmFarmer- October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I saw your post and was ready to inform you no one's interested in the book you just wrote on here, but that was actually a pretty good read. Really puts what these guys go through in perspective. Nice.
Mex- October 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Ending a highlight reel made of emotional moments with a clip of Bob Sapp crying is like ending a highlight of the best moneyshots with Alan Cumming shaving his taint. Totally ruined it.
Ed M- October 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Also, that first vid was a redo of another compilation a guy named boondock did with the song "Hurt" in the background. The vid above has some newer fights but pretty much the same clips. Check out "boondock hurt mma" on youtube. The guy makes awesome stuff.
Ed M- October 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm
The stripes on Tiki's beard give the optical illusion of a chin quivering at the end of that vid.
Angled Dangle- October 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Your 401k is so stupid, got locked in Mattress World and slept on the floor.
Catalyst8487- October 19, 2009 at 11:40 am
If the coaches get into a fight at the house or at the training center, do they get thrown off the show too?
GetUpAndKill- October 19, 2009 at 11:40 am

You dedicate your whole life to the sport. In some cases you have been training since you were a child. You train your ass off every day and begin to think you're the best in the world and that you're unstopable. You have an image to promote and protect, you're a fighter after all and people in the public will challenge you or will expect things from you.

You practically starve yourself every single day 3 months prior to a fight yet you are amazingly disciplined compared to other "pro" athletes. Everything that you work for comes down to one day, less than one day, 25 mins or less or 15 mins or less. It may be a good day, it may be a bad day, you may feel light on your feet, you may have diarhea, you may be strong mentally, you may be nervous as hell.

The climax of what you are working for is being watched and critiqued by millions of people who will think you suck if you lose. But you protect your image to the very end. You make your way to the cage, thank god you didn't trip coming up the stairs.

You see your opponent and you think he looks smaller than you remembered. You touch gloves and know you're gonna win and be the 8th hero of the night. Jab, kick, cover, takedown're a flash you are out...on the ground, staring at the rafters with a bunch of annoying people gathered around you. You're embarrassed, confused and in a lot of pain. Your opponent is parading around the ring like he just won the lottery, was this a title match?. Oh yeah, the fans are still here watching. This is the worst moment of your life. A nightmare.

Up next, press conference, media interviews, a trip to the hospital. Paycheck wasn't as big as you remembered. Your fight contract is in jeopardy, sponsors?. You wish you could go home, sleep in your own bed. Where are you again? Vegas...fuck. A hangover, more interviews in the morning. All you wan't to do is start training again and stop talking about the loss. You wan't to get back in the ring as soon as possible to prove that you don't suck...And so it begins again.
Sneaky Pete- October 19, 2009 at 11:25 am
That was a compelling video. It really emphasizes the incredible drama that is possible in our sport where two competitors can be at the top of their game and inevitably one is going to come up short. I don't watch it for the incredible KOs or to see someone lose (with Lesnar being the only exception), but rather for the level of the competition.
ArmFarmer- October 19, 2009 at 11:24 am
Probably when he won the title and started crying, or some other emotional big win. That one was out of place I was wondering why that was in there, it looked to me like it was in the ufc and we all know he hasn't lost there.

Edit: You can see and tapout on the ring posts so he it was definitely ufc so he won whatever fight that was. I don't know why that was in there.
MagicMitch- October 19, 2009 at 11:20 am
I'm pretty sure it was after he beat Franklin the first time for the title. I think he was just overwhelmed with emotion after it but still, it's strange that they put a guy winning in the mix of that video.
FreddyFangers- October 19, 2009 at 11:13 am
What fight was that with Anderson Silva so upset?
omunto- October 19, 2009 at 11:09 am
I don't consider myself a boxing fan but that looked great. Even as the guard came up, his right went just around it for the clean ko. Now if only they let them fight with smaller gloves to allow more finishes like that.
Sakuraba3900- October 19, 2009 at 11:00 am
The first video was awesome up until Bob Sapp was shown at the end then i couldnt stop laughing.

Anhonestmoose- October 19, 2009 at 10:44 am
honestly, that knockout was a thing of beauty.