Jon Fitch has been rather quiet following his loss to Johny Hendricks at the end of December last year. It turns out he has been cultivating his face.
Jon Fitch’s twitter account recently shared evidence which adds support to the theory that facial hair is contagious. Infection of what medical professionals call ‘hairy badass disease’ is caused by the exposure of one’s chin to the fists of a much more epically bearded man.
One issue that Fitch’s case has raised with Doctors is how having been completely knocked the fuck out in under 12 seconds seemed to have increased his susceptibility to the ailment.
Hopefully the moustache offers padding to his jaw for the next time he fights a true badass like Johny Hendricks.
Although last night’s main event was great, it lacked the explosive flair I was expecting. Condit did a great job avoiding Diaz’s overwhelming flurries but didn’t turn it up as often as he could have and didn’t take advantage of some of the opportunities he created for himself. If a judge were to take away the flicking leg kicks Condit threw while moving backwards then I had Diaz winning – but only just.
Although the main event ended in a decision that I am sure some will question over the coming week, one of the under-card fights stood out thanks to an amazing finish by the young up and comer Stephen Thompson.
The only thing that I had heard of Stephen Thompson before last night was that he was ‘another Karate guy’. After 4 minutes of me ridiculing his stance, movement, and stupidity for keeping his hands at his hips he shut me the hell up by throwing a perfect right hand- head kick out of nowhere combo to the noggin of Dan Stittgen… then proceeded to do AN ACTUAL BARREL ROLL!!! WTF?! Doesn’t get much cooler than this…
I am normally reluctant to celebrate when I see a fighter I like get KTFOed, but when Edson Barboza released the savage heel kicking demons of hell all over the face of Terry Etim I couldn’t help but be amazed. Barboza has provided evidence that there is something special about him in each of his UFC fights. And I bet there is more finishes like these to come as he progresses.
Gorilla Productions have made another great boxing video. This one reminding us how good a year it was for boxing match ups. Although the majority of the higher profile fights never seemed to live up to the hype, they did have some flourishes of excitement, and there have been some great fights that have been just out of view of casual fans.
With the possibility of the Olympics providing some future stars and a potential Mayweather Pacman fight, 2012 could be a great year for boxing. But until then, here are some clips from the best 2011 offered us.