MFC 21: Hardknocks reaction

Alright, let me slow down the Bobby Lashley bandwagon so everyone can jump on it. Alright, all you guys on? Good, lets talk about MFC 21: Hardknocks. 

Marvin Eastman vs. Aron Lofton
It’s redunkulous that Eastman was this low on the card. The dude has been fighting longer than Jesus Christ, in fact his first win was over your boy Rampage Jackson. As for his opponent look Aron Lofton, whenever a dude says that he’s worried about looking good so he can go to the club afterwards…laws of nature dictates the guys going to lose in a hilarious fashion. Eastman may be reaching 40 years old, but results speak for themselves. Aron Lofton had a party on his face and invited both of Eastman’s elbows over and over again. Impressive win by Eastman, now we can see more of him. Dude looks like he should be a guidance counselor by the way.

Mychal Clark vs. Ryan Jimmo
Any person that spends five minutes doing a jabberwocky dance before he walks-out, you expect him to be a big major douche…but he’s not. 5 of his 8 wins came from KO with one of those victories over Fabiano Scherner. Plus he had the MFC lightweight champion in his corner, Antonio ‘I look exactly like Avery Johnson’ McKee. But Ryan Jimmo, man. Dude looks like he hopped in the nearest time machine and transported himself from 1956 Nazi Germany to MFC 21 and just threw on some gloves and shorts. That stare down even had me looking away. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Actually, he looks more like a young Wanderli Silva but I’m not sure if that’s a compliment. Either way, Jimmo proved why he’s 10-1 with 7 of his 10 wins coming in the first round. Hell, the guy hasnt lost a fight in two years. Put Jimmo on your radar. Plus he can do a mean robot after he wins fights. Solid.

Andrew Buckland vs. John Alessio
Whenever a Canadian pronounces the word ‘knockout’ it always seems like they’re going to throw a house party afterwards. Don’t take my word for it, ask your nearest canadian to say ‘knockout’ and you’re going to want to buy a cheese tray. John Alessio has 41 fights and he’s 29 years old so its no surprise seeing Alessio end this fight 2 minutes and 23 seconds in the first round by rear naked choke. Pretty impressive stuff. Anyone think its weird that he calls himself ‘The Nature’ when Randy Couture is ‘The Natural’ but Alessio trains out of Xtreme Couture? Wtf man, whatever…dude is ruthless as demonostrated tonight. Good win.

David Heath vs. Travis Galbraith
Heath scrapped with Babalu and Machida while Galbraith notched up a lost to GSP. But lets face it, this fight will always be known as ‘the fight before Bobby Lashley‘.Both guys are exceptional but it went to decision with Galbraith getting the win.  

Mike Cook vs. Bobby  ‘Destroyer of Galaxies’ Lashley
Before the fight, Mike Cook said that Lashley will ‘shit his pants once he gets hit’. Hmm…let me break down the entire Compustrike Stats for this fight:

   Mike Cook  Bobby Lashley
 Punches Thrown  0  1
 Punches Landed  0  1
 Percentage  0%  100%
 Submissions  0  1

There is no way I am making this up. The fight lasted 24 seconds. Wasnt the entire planet earth taken over and humanity enslaved in 30 seconds by John Travalotta in that movie Battlefield Earth? I think that achievement is synonmous to this Lashley fight.

Look, you can still hate on Lashley but like Russell Crowe said in Gladiator ‘Are you not entertained!?’ Were you not on the edge of your seat looking at all 24 seconds of this fight? People say they’re not convinced about Bobby Lashley. It’s not Bobby Lashley’s job to convince you of his ability. His life isnt dedicated to try to win you over. He’s out to destroy galaxies. Mike Cook was just unfortunate to be in Lashley’s path of destruction. Next Bob Sapp, next the Andromeda galaxy.

Emanuel Newton vs. Trevor Prangley
Oh and that title fight. This will always be known as ‘that fight after the Bobby Lashley fight’. Newton lost his title to Prangley in a very close fight, closer in fact than what was represented on the judge’s cards. Prangley is a classy dude so he’ll most likely get Newtown a rematch.

In summary, MFC put on a show that had me so excited that I wanted to punch my alcoholic neighbor’s door for the third time this year. I wish they would have given the ring card girls more airtime so I can have a reason to pause my DVR for the rest of my life. Those chicks were smoking hot. Nice one MFC.

Published on May 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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