Let’s not forget that in 2009, Misaki literally pulled off one of the most gangsterish things the MMA world has ever seen — and it had nothing to do with fighting. Misaki was pulled over on March 19th 2009 for a minor traffic violation, actually using his phone while driving. Instead of doing what the average human being would do in this scenario, Misaki pulled over and then floored his car, smashing his rear-view mirror and the police officer’s hand. It took the cops two months to locate Kazuo Misaki and the courts eventually found him guilty of all that fun stuff you do in Grand Theft Auto 4. Instead of Sengoku firing him for assault on a police officer, the organization actually held a press conference to apologize for Misaki and let him fight in his upcoming bout with Kazuhiro Nakamura at the August 2009 Sengoku Event. Japan, the only place where you get rewarded for running into police.
Misaki applied the pressure on Daley throughout their bout on Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey. The congruent equivalent would be applying pressure with a tissue to a bloody nose. In this case, Misaki would be the pressure-applied tissue, and Daley would be the bloody nose. However tonight, Misaki was actually the one soaked in blood, but unfortunately Daley could not play the role of ’tissue’ tonight.
Damn, that’s a horrible analogy.
Misaki won a split decision (with one judge giving him all three rounds) over Daley to grant him his second non-Japan win in his elaborate career. There, that’s all I really wanted to say.