So, my Twitter homeboy and friend of the site, Dan “Dannyboy” Downes fought a tune-up fight outside the UFC this Friday. Regarding his opponent, I’m not gonna give this chump any more press by mentioning his name but he has a name that sounds like a supplement you’d get at GNC. Anyway, before this fight I was curious if this dude had a Twitter account. We all know Dannyboy is the tweet zen master so I was curious if this guy had a Twitter and would mention anything about the fight. Well, he did mention it… he also seemed to have no idea how to use Twitter. Seems he had some sort of weird beef with Jens Pulver and kept calling Jens out -but not by using the @Jens_Pulver that would allow Jens to see it but rather just tweeting and, I guess, hoping that one of his dozen or so followers would pass it on. What a goof!
Dan, predictably, beat this kid – submitting him via Triangle Choke in the first round. So, then this doofus goes on Twitter and rants about how he actually had Dan unconscious from a Guillotine Choke and the crooked ref didn’t stop it! And Dan poked him in the eye! And Duke Roufus fighters are all cheaters! Whoa, Dude! Slow down chowing down those sour grapes or you’re gonna choke… again! OH SNAP! So, Dan responded saying that basically it was sour grapes and he was lashing out and added, “My only question is that if I did indeed pass out in his submission, and he still kept the submission locked in, how did I escape? Zombie powers?” Later that day, the UFC website edited Dan’s Fighter Profile. I know the person who runs the UFC Twitter and besides helping launch my “career” this mystery person is cool as shit and stuff like this proves it. Props. Mad Props.
Incidentally, can Zuffa please release the final WEC (53) card on DVD already? What, people don’t wanna see Dannyboy save us from communism by beating Tie Quan Zhang or watch the Showtime Pettis kick a million times?! That kick is like that video of the talking dog being teased with meat, it’s awesome EVERY TIME!
Moving on, did you guys see the Tachi Palace Fights 9 Friday night? I caught only three of the fights but they’re all online at Sherdog. Fan favorite, Gerald “Hurricane” Harris got back in the “W” column since getting cut from the UFC and also losing his last fight. Harris definitely seemed to want to make sure he didn’t play it too safe and worked hard to finish the fight. His overly cautious approach in his last two cost him the decisions in those fights. Overall, a good fight and a solid performance from both Harris and his opponent, Anthony Ruiz.
Speaking of playing it safe, former UFC lightweight, Efrain Escudero lost the decision to Fabricio Camoes. Camoes was just way quicker and more accurate with his strikes and Efrain kept plodding away with seemingly no awareness that he was losing the fight. What’s up with that? I’ll never get it. Do guys think they’re winning in situations like that? Even so, they’ve gotta at least know that they’re not dominating. Whatever.
Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall definitely has one of the more awesome nicknames in MMA. The former WEC 135 pounder now fights at 125 and put on a hell of an exciting fight against Dustin Ortiz. McCall is one of those dudes that fights like you fucked his girlfriend, ran over his dog, and shit in his favorite hat. I know Sherdog doesn’t need any promotion help from us but, this is a fight worth watching. If McCall keeps up performances like this, I’m sure when the UFC gets around to adding a flyweight division, he’ll be on the short list of fighters to kick it off with some fireworks… and by fireworks I mean: sweet, sweet violence.
Also props to Phil Baroni for his commentating during the fights. He’s really one of the better commentators out there.
So, Bellator 43. First off we had the battle of two dudes from the Roy Nelson School of Physique Development: Ron Sparks vs. Vince Lucero. The funny thing about this fight was Shaun Wheelock saying “This fight isn’t going to the ground” right before Sparks took Lucero down. Then saying, “Well, I’m sure there’ll be ground-and-pound and not a lot of submission attempts” right before Sparks submitted Lucero with a Keylock. Don’t feel bad, Shaun, Mike Goldberg has said way more embarrassing things. Also, Ron Sparks reminds me of someone… who is it? Oh yeah! I know.
Chase Beebe made quick work of Jose Vega, submitting him via Guillotine Choke in the first round. Don’t worry Jose, at least you have that big “Mambo Number Five” hit song. Wait… that was Lou Bega. Whatevs. You try making jokes every week.
Bryan “The Beast” Baker recovered from Leukemia, knocked out Joe “Diesel” Riggs and proposed to his girlfriend in the cage. What did you do Friday night? The sad thing is she said no and then he KO’ed her with a flying knee. Seriously. It was fucked up. You’re not that gullible are you? She said “yes”, it was very sweet and now Baker has set the standard for MMA fighters proposing to their girlfriends. Now you guys will have to have Don Frye actually marry you in the cage if you wanna up the ante. Can Don Frye marry people? Don Frye can do whatever the fuck Don Frye wants!
Maybe I’m jaded but I thought Jay Hieron vs. Rick Hawn was like watching a TUF fight. It wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t exciting, it just was… okay. So, I got nothing much to say about it. What did you guys think? C’mon, bitches. Do I have to bribe you with prizes to comment? I did that last week… I have my pride!
Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, I set up my own website. It’s ridiculous but I figured for ten bucks a year, I might as well. Of course after I got it, I had to do something with it. It’s not like I have a real life or anything. So, be sure to check out http://spilledbagofice.com. Of course, Spilled Bag of Fights will still be featured here on MMA Gospel every week.