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?