At one point in MMA history, the most hyped fight in the UK was a match-up between Tom ‘Kong’ Watson and the cross-dressing reality star, Alex ‘I wear lingerie and funny hats‘ Reid. After Reid dropped out of the fight due to a knee injury, Watson accused Reid of ducking him — which of course spawned a slew of strange, British smack talk. You would think that since they invented the English language, smack talk would come as a natural for those Brits. Unfortunately it doesn’t.
Reid was then replaced with Matt Horwich, and after a near finish for Horwich, Watson came back and won a unanimous decision at BAMMA 3 back in 2010. Watson and Reid finally had their highly-talked about bout at BAMMA 4 — and it wasn’t even close. Watson brutalized every detail of Reid’s body to score a convincing unanimous decision. Heck, we were even there for the beating.
Now that Tom Watson has finally made his way into the UFC, he’s repeated what a large portion of people have said about the middleweight division — most of the fighters are on…’stuff.’