Last night, Tottenham was on fire and no one even noticed. Not ‘on fire’ in the sense that their soccer team performed exceptionally well. Not at all. The city of Tottenham was in flames due to a peaceful protest suddenly injected with alcohol and hooligans. I’m a West Hampton supporter, so at the end of the day, I will just point and laugh at Tottenham’s surge of public idiocy. Just minutes away from the chaos was Cage Rage Ultimate Challenge: Warrior Creed, an MMA card that featured Alex Reid vs. Jason Barrett as the main event. Yep, that’s the same Alex Reid that transforms into a mildly attractive chick whenever he feels the need to rock fishnets on a Saturday night. Before we get into the theory that the bout was indeed a ‘work,’ we must first dive into the time when both fighters nearly scrapped in the middle of a street just over a month ago.
That’s one hell of a way to promote a match between two fighters that, at the time, were on the negative end of their MMA career. In fact, before last night’s Cage Rage’s card, both fighters had more losses than wins. It’s cool, I’ve long held that any form of rankings are a senseless endeavor that will most likely lead to brain cancer in the individual that compiles them. On August 6th, seats were filled, lights were dimmed and this is what happened between Alex Reid and Jason Barrett.
So what did that look like aside from two guys engaging in the clinch for the majority of the bout? According to BAMMA, the organization wants to make it abundantly clear they had nothing to do with last night’s ‘fight.’
Wait, it’s not over. Even Tom Kong Watson felt the need to chime in on what he obviously perceives as a work.