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Videos: Nine-Second Knockout of the Day, Rampage Gets Slammed in Nike Commercial

There’s nothing we love more than unregulated MMA shows held in parking lots. This lost classic comes from a "Rumble at the River" event that went down somewhere in Minnesota in August 2007. We don’t know who the competitors are; we just know that one is a welterweight and the other is a bantamweight with a peace-sign tattoo on his arm and shaky striking defense. (Try to guess which one is snoozing on the mat nine seconds after the fight starts.) By the way, it took the paramedic so long to get over to the downed fighter because she had to change out of her ring girl uniform first.

After the jump: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson makes an appearance in a slick new Nike commercial that will be running this evening during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Okay, so maybe his scene has an unfortunate pro-wrestling vibe to it. (What exactly was his opponent doing when Quinton was stretched out on the canvas? Blowing kisses from the turnbuckle?) But goddamnit if ‘Page didn’t get up and deliver the death-blow to that generically tattooed cage-fighter. Cheesy or not, you gotta be psyched to see something like this in a high-profile mainstream ad…


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Horror Fighter- February 13, 2010 at 4:24 pm
I think he got a tattoo of the peace sign because he was trying to suggest something about the duality of man: hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VHKpGJX29s
rhoads666- February 13, 2010 at 9:06 am
I have a feeling if they ever added it as an olympic event they would water it down so much to the point it wasn't even mma anymore. I just think they would want to try and regulate it and change the rules.
Squirrelnuts- February 13, 2010 at 4:13 am
be sick to see MMA as an olympic event.
Orion- February 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm
Hey-

Just an idea. What about MMA as an Olympic sport? Any ideas about that? Boxing does it. Wrestling does it. Always felt it would eventually get to that point....(ie., the US might dominate for the interim but other countries would catch up....BUT then again, it seems the best in the sport are foreign, yes?)

tmanifold- February 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm
An ad by a company made famous because of its shoes begins with a man who has no feet.... is that irony or some sort of parable?
Smitty- February 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Yeah you're right Goog, "thug pieces of s*it" don't deserve second chances. We should've put him in front of a firing squad. Come on bro, lighten up.
THE DEMON- February 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Po lil tink-tink...:)
Old_Bald_and_Irish- February 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm
If only Rampage had gotten up that quickly in his first two bouts with Wandy.....
XlamiEire- February 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Great ad. Except for Rampage's laid back atitude to ground and pound. But athletes are not your cliche's like blade runner and Kun Augero. Song is ALi in the Jungle by an English band the hours.
fiveforfive- February 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm
That paramedic WAS hot. I'm going to lose 90 lbs and get KTFO so I can meet her.
mthomas- February 12, 2010 at 2:16 pm
@ Neal Tafflinger: Toyo Tire got some love from Rampage when he got busted by the po-po too. That ad is stupid: How many times have you seen a guy get knocked down and lying on his STOMACH (?) without getting hammered by the other guy on the ground. Shit son, this ain't BOXING! No standing ten-counts...
mthomas- February 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm
Yeah! Look @ me! I knocked out a guy 3 weight classes beneath mine! I'm a big deal and a big man!! YAAYY!!
Sneaky Pete- February 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm
@goog

What about Krazy Horse Bennett?
mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- February 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm
@Goog.

what about kimbo?
Goog- February 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Who better to represent than a criminal thug piece of shit like Rumpage Jackass. Lord knows there are no other better choices.
PortlandMMA- February 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Are you sure that wasn't in Montana? I'm fairly sure that was my cousin Adam.
Get Off Me- February 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm
strikingly similar to the Sylvia v. Mercer fight.
superflat- February 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm
If you look closely, you can see Kyle Meynard running in that track race at the beginning.
BobSapp- February 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm
Rico Roman productions huh..

I like how they put in the youtube like 50x replays and Slowmo segment that lasts way too long.

Thrilling.
mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- February 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm
and i swear to god i think i heard the douche from strikeforce scream "goodnight!"
mybongsnameisgreenmeenie- February 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm
this is a lesson to anyone with a peace sign tattoo: if you're gonna fight, basketball shorts will get you ktfo every time.
Tomas1337- February 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm
You gotta love Jab-Overhand Right-Headbutt-headbutt combination.
NealTaflinger- February 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Toyo Tire gettin' some love. BTW, has anyone else noticed Don Frye in that Sprint ad? Did I missed the blog posts about it?
Viva Hate- February 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Great job by the ref to get in there quick, thats how its done Yves Lavigne and Steve Mazzagatti!
Sakuraba3900- February 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm
I like how he is wearing his old sponsors gear. This shit was prob shot 2 years ago, it had to have been.
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