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MMA: Inside the Cage #111: “War of the Worlds”

MMA: Inside the Cage #111: “War of the Worlds”


(MUSIC) (MUSIC) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO
YOU BY… (CYRUS) WELCOME TO MMA INSIDE
THE CAGE. THIS WEEK WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF
THE BIG XFC 20 HIGH OCTANE CARD. WE’RE GOING TO FIVE KEYS FOR
SUCCESS FOR THE WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING AND 12 NEW
FINALIST FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. I’M YOUR HOST CYRUS FEES; NEXT
TO ME THEY’RE CALLING HIM THE JR EWING OF MIXED MARTIAL
ARTS, CASEY OXENDINE. (CASEY) WELL IT’S NO SURPRISE
THAT I’VE DRAWN MUCH INSPIRATION FROM THE
GREATEST OIL TYCOON OF ALL TIME BUT I’M NOT THE ONLY
ONE UP HERE THAT HAS A CELEBRITY COUNTERPART IF YOU
WILL. (CYRUS) OKAY WHAT ARE YOU
THINKING THERE? (CASEY) WELL WITH THE HAIR AND
WITH THE LITTLE CURLY SMILE I’M THINKING HONEY BOO
BOO WITH YOU. (CYRUS) HERE COMES HONEY BOO
BOO, ME? YOU’RE REALLY THROWING ME
UNDER THE BUS AREN’T YOU? LOTS OF STUFF TO COVER TONIGHT
BUT LET’S START IT OFF HERE WITH THE MMA NEWS FLURRY. AFTER THE UFC HALL OF FAME HAS
TAKEN LOADS OF CRITICISM, ONE POPULAR WEBSITE AND IT’S
PRESIDENT ARE LAYING A FRAMEWORK FOR A MIXED
MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME. KIRIK JENNESS FROM
MIXEDMARTIALARTS DOT COM IS LEADING THE CHARGE AND IS
CLOSE TO FINISHING A COMMITTEE OF JOURNALISTS,
FIGHTERS, AND OTHER FIGURES TO MAKE THESE PICKS. DO YOU THINK THIS IS SOMETHING
THAT’S REALLY GOING TO CATCH ON? (CASEY) IF ANYBODY CAN DO IT,
I THINK THAT KIRK CAN DO IT. BUT IT’S, THEY’RE UP AGAINST A
VERY STRONG OPPOSITION THERE WITH THE UFC. THEY ARE THE MOST PRONOUNCED
COMPANY IMAGE, ANYTHING IN THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. SO IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH BUT
I’D LOVE TO SEE IT. YOU SEE A LOT OF GUYS THAT
MAYBE PRE-ZUFFA THAT CAN COME OUT THERE AND GET THERE
SHOT WHERE MAYBE ZUFFA DOESN’T FEEL THAT THEY DESERVE
THAT CHANCE. (CYRUS) ALL RIGHT WE’LL SEE
WHAT HAPPENS. AUSTRALIAN FIGHTING
CHAMPIONSHIPS IS OFFICIALLY BACK IN THE NEWS. THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR
DATE, VENUE AND MAIN EVENT FOR AFC 4. NOW THE EVENT WILL GO DOWN
DECEMBER 7TH, THE HISTORIC MELBOURNE PAVILION
AND MAN DO WE HAVE AN EVENT THAT’S GOING TO SHAKE
THE FOUNDATION OF THE CONTINENT. AFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SOA
THE HULK PALELEI WILL TAKE ON THE MASSIVE, BLUE CHIP
ATHLETE, MISTER BOBBY LASHLEY. NOW THIS IS A SLAM DUNK FOR A
MAIN EVENT. (CASEY) WELL THEY’RE LOOKING
FOR A CHALLENGE FOR SOA PALELEI AND I THINK
THEY’VE FOUND IT IN BOBBY LASHLEY. THIS IS A VERY HIGH PROFILE
GUY AND I THINK IF SOA CAN TAKE HIM OUT, THIS IS
GOING TO VAULT HIM TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR SURE. (CYRUS) OH, I THINK SO TO. YOU GOT TO CHECK OUT THE
WEBSITE THAT’S AFCMMA DOT COM DOT AU. FINALLY WE’RE GOING TO STAY
OVERSEAS, WHERE RUFF CHINA PUT ON YET ANOTHER BLOCKBUSTER
EVENT. RUFF CHINA 5 WENT DOWN LAST
THURSDAY AT THE PEOPLES STADIUM IN HOHHOT
INNER MONGOLIA. 13 FIGHTS ON THE CARD, HERE’S
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, A GREAT STANDUP BATTLE RIGHT
HERE BETWEEN ZHAO ZILONG AND LI JIXIANG. THESE GUYS WERE REALLY TRADING
IN THIS FIGHT AND THEN YOU GOT THE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT
WHICH IS JUMAYI AND ZHENHONG, ANOTHER REALLY
EXCITING BATTLE HERE FOR RUFF CHINA. THEN TWO BIG KO’S MAN. THE DUCATI OF THE NIGHT WENT
TO JUMABIEKE TUERXUN AS YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER BIG KO
HERE AND THE KNOCKOUT FROM RODRIGO CAPORAL, USUALLY
HAS SOME GREAT BJJ BUT HE LANDS THE BIG RIGHT IN THE
SECOND ROUND. CAPORAL IS SOMETHING ELSE CASEY. YOU KNOW THIS GUY YOU THINK
HE’S JUST GOING TO COME WITH THE BJJ BUT YOU KNOW HE’S
REALLY SOMETHING TO WATCH IN RUFF CHINA. (CASEY) HE CERTAINLY IS AND
YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. YOU EXPECT HIM TO GET ON THE
GROUND AND ROLL AROUND ALL NIGHT LONG BUT HE GETS OUT
THERE AND HE SLAMS AND BANGS AND HE DOES EVERYTHING
THAT HE NEEDS TO DO TO GET THIS VICTORY AND THEN THIS
IS A GUY THAT COMES FROM THE SAME CAMP AS THE MENDES
BROTHERS AND ANDRE GALVAO. SO HE DEFIANTLY, DEFIANTLY HAS
IT ON THE GROUND BUT MAN IT’S REALLY GOOD TO SEE THAT
WELL ROUNDED GAME IN THIS GUY. (CYRUS) NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HEAD OVER TO RUFFCHINA DOT COM. GET ALL THE RESULTS AND THEN
GET INFO ON RUFF CHINA 6. WELL LAST WEEK’S CLIP OF THE
WEEK COMPETITION WAS TOUGH TO CALL AS FOUR VIDEOS REALLY
GOT SERIOUS VOTES DOWN THE STRETCH. NOW THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE
WINNER AND ONLY ONE WINNER THAT PRIZE PACK AND
IT’S GOING TO BE, HARDROCK MMA WITH THEIR FIRST EVER
SUBMISSION TO MMA INSIDE THE CAGE, ISAIAH FERGUSON,
BROTHER OF UFC’S JOSH FERGUSON WITH A BIG FINISH. IT’S HARDROCKFIGHT DOT COM FOR
MORE INFORMATION. (CASEY) YOU KNOW I LOVE THOSE
FERGUSON BOYS. (CYRUS) YOU’VE GOT TOO. THESE GUYS CAN BANG. (CYRUS) AND THEN THIS WEEK YOU
KNOW WHAT CASEY, THE PRIZE PACKAGE IS LOADED AS
ALWAYS. WHAT CAN THEY WIN? (CASEY) WELL AS ALWAYS YOU CAN
HAVE THE ELEVATION TRAINING MASK 2.0, THE SHAKER
CUP FROM GAMMA LABS, COMPLETE WITH PRE WORKOUT
FORMULA AND SOME APPAREL FROM VXRSI, BAMF FIGHT GEAR,
AND CRUCIFIX. (CYRUS) WE’LL WE’RE GOING TO
COVER SOME BIG NEWS FROM THE BRAND NEW WORLD SERIES OF
FIGHTING AFTER THE BREAK, AND LATER WE’RE GOING TO
PREVIEW XFC 20 HIGH OCTANE. BUT NOW IT’S YOUR FIRST FOUR
FINALISTS FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. (FIGHT SOUNDS & CROWD NOISE) (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (mUSIC) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO
YOU BY… (CYRUS) WELCOME BACK, NEWS
BROKE LAST WEEK THAT A NEW PROMOTION WAS ON THE
AMERICAN MMA SCENE. IT’S CALLED THE WORLD SERIES
OF FIGHTING AND IT ALREADY HAS A FEW GOOD THINGS ATTACHED
TO IT. A GOOD HOME AT THE PLANET
HOLLYWOOD IN LAS VEGAS, SOME MAJOR FINANCIAL BACKING,
RAY SEFO ON TOP OF THE HEAP THERE RUNNING THE SHOW
AND A TV DEAL WITH NBC SPORTS NETWORK FORMERLY KNOWN
AS VERSUS. NOW WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF
COMPANIES RISE AND FALL QUICKLY IN MIXED MARTIAL
ARTS, SO HERE’S OUR TOP FIVE KEYS TO SUCCESS FOR THE
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING. NUMBER FIVE, CASEY MAKE IT
MAINSTREAM, CROSS PROMOTION, BRAND AFFILIATION
CASEY. (CASEY) ABSOLUTELY, YOU’RE
TALKING ABOUT MCDONALDS, BUD LITE, THE NAMES AND BRANDS
THAT ARE RESPECTED OUT THERE. THEY’RE GOING TO BRING MONEY
AND THEY’RE GOING TO BRING MORE MONEY WITH OTHER
BRANDS IF THEY CAN GET THAT THING OUT THERE. ANOTHER THING IS GET YOUR
TALENT OUT THERE ON TELEVISION. (CYRUS) ABSOLUTELY (CASEY)
BRAND THESE CHARACTERS AND MAKE THE MAINSTREAM
UNDERSTAND WHO THEY ARE. (CYRUS) THIS IS THE THING THAT
I THINK BELLATOR HAS COMPLETELY DROPPED THE
BALL ON. THEY HAVE A NEW BRAND A REALLY
COOL DEAL THAT THEY HAVE BUT THEY JUST DO NOT DO THAT
MAINSTREAM CROSSOVER STUFF. THEY’VE GOT TO DO IT. NUMBER FOUR, GROW YOUR OWN,
GET LEGIT FEEDER PROMOTIONS, SMALLER PROMOTIONS, PROVIDING EXCLUSIVE TALENT TO
THE COMPANY. (CASEY) THERE ARE TONS AND
TONS OF TRIPLE A LEVEL MMA EVENTS ACROSS THE AMERICA
AND ACROSS THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO
IS THEY NEED TO BRAND THEIR GUYS LIKE THAT. THEY NEED TO TAKE YOU KNOW
SHOWS LIKE NAAFS AND ACCESS TELEVISION AND SOME OF
THE INTERNATIONAL SHOWS LIKE EFC AFRICA OR AFC DOWN IN
AUSTRALIA, TAKE THESE SHOWS AND PULL THESE GUYS UP
THERE, LET THEIR FACES BE SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE
AT THE WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING AND YOU’RE GOING
TO SEE SOME BIG THINGS. IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS
DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE. (CYRUS) I THINK SO TOO. NUMBER THREE INNOVATE, BRING
SOMETHING NEW TO THE TABLE DON’T BE UFC LITE. PRIDE DID IT, BELLATOR DID IT
AND YOU KNOW THEY LASTED. THEY HAD A LOT OF LASTING POWER. THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD SERIES
OF FIGHTING NEEDS TO DO. (CASEY) AND YOU’RE EXACTLY
RIGHT; YOU DON’T WANT TO BE UFC LITE. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE A SECOND
RATE; HEY WE’RE DOING THIS. WE’VE GOT UFC VETS, FORMER UFC
VETS COMING IN. WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS IF
YOU’RE FORMER UFC VETS THEN YOU’RE GOING TO BE SECOND
PEER TO THE UFC FOREVER. YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR OWN THING. YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO
ESTABLISH A NEW FLAIR TO THIS SPORT AND IF THE WORLD
SERIES OF FIGHTING CAN DO THAT, THEN THEY CAN HAVE A
LASTING PUSH TO RIVAL THE UFC FINALLY. (CYRUS) I THINK SO TOO. NUMBER TWO, GO FOR THE JUGULAR. GO AFTER THE TOP TALENT, GO
AFTER EXPIRING CONTRACTS OF THE BIG MONEY DRAWS, NOT
JUST THE CAST OFFS OF THE UFC. (CASEY) THIS IS EXACTLY RIGHT. YOU CANNOT TAKE AND HEADLINE
YOUR CARD WITH GUYS THAT THE UFC’S ALREADY THROWN AWAY
AND EXPECT TO BE NUMBER ONE, CONSIDERED NUMBER ONE. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU
HAVE TO TAKE A NAME LIKE A GSP OR AN ANDERSON SILVA, OR
EVEN JON JONES WHO’S ACTUALLY JUST GROWN RIGHT NOW. YOU TAKE THESE GUYS AND YOU
PUT THEM INTO YOUR CARD AND YOU PLACE THEM WITH TALENT. YOU USE THEM AND YOU BUILD
YOUR OWN GUYS AND EVENTUALLY YOUR GUYS WILL COME
AND THEY WILL OVERTAKE THOSE GUYS. ONCE THIS HAPPENS IT PLACES
YOUR ORGANIZATION A TOP, A TOP OF THE HEAP. (CYRUS) IT’S ALMOST THE SAME
THING THAT UFC DID WITH PRIDE. (CASEY) THIS IS EXACTLY RIGHT. YEARS AGO PRIDE WAS CONSIDERED
NUMBER ONE, UFC WAS CONSIDERED SECOND PEER. WHAT DID THE UFC DO? THEY BUILT THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. THEY TOOK THE PRIDE TALENT. THEY ACQUIRED PRIDE. THEY BROUGHT THEM OVER. THEY PLACED THEM TOGETHER, A
DEFINING MOMENT IN THAT WAS WHEN SHOGUN AND FORREST
GRIFFIN FACED EACH OTHER. FORREST GRIFFIN DEFEATS SHOGUN
AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN NOW YOU’RE SEEING THE UFC
CONSIDERED ON A HIGHER LEVEL. BECAUSE NOW THE UFC’S
HOMEGROWN TALENT HAS DEFEATED A SIGNIFICANT PRIDE
VETERAN, PRIDE STAR AND THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD SERIES
OF FIGHTING HAS TO DO IN ORDER TO STEP UP. (CYRUS) ALL RIGHT WELL THEN
THAT LEAVES NUMBER ONE, MONEY TALKS. THAT’S RIGHT YOU PAY OUT THE
BIG BUCKS AND THE FIGHTERS WILL COME TO YOU. (CASEY) EXACTLY RIGHT. NOW THE UFC’S DOING IT BETTER
THAN ANYBODY ELSE, BUT IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME ALONG
AND START PAYING THAT MAYWEATHER MONEY AND THAT
MIKE TYSON IN THE 80’S TYPE MONEY, 20, 30 MILLION
DOLLARS YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A HUGE SHIFT IN WHAT’S GOING
ON IN THIS WORLD AND REALLY UFC WOULD HAVE TO COME
UP TO THAT BAR AND THAT IS WHERE IT’S ALL AT. IF THE WORLD SERIES OF
FIGHTING CAN GET THAT SORT OF BACKING AND THAT’S WHAT
I’VE SAID ALL ALONG IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOMEONE THAT CAN
PAY BETTER BECAUSE THE MAN WHO IS PAYING THE MONEY WHO’S
PAYING THE MOST IS, IS GOING TO RUN THE CORPORATION
THAT RULES THE ENTIRE GENRE AND THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT. (CYRUS) ALL RIGHT WELL THERE
IT IS. THERE’S YOUR TOP FIVE KEYS FOR
SUCCESS. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH
THE WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING. SPEAKING OF BIG PROMOTIONS UFC
HAS A NUMBER OF CARDS RIGHT IN A ROW HERE IN THE COMING
WEEKS. LET’S GET SOME REALLY QUICK
PICKS IN HERE, UFC 152 I THINK WE BOTH HAVE JON JONES
OVER VITOR BELFORT. BUT HOW ABOUT THESE UNDERCARD
FIGHTS, IGOR POKRAJAC TAKING ON VINNY MAGALHAES. (CASEY) POKRAJAC IS A MONSTER
BUT I’M GOING TO PICK VINNY IN THIS ONE. I THINK HE IS REALLY, REALLY
HUNGRY. HE’S EXCITED TO BE BACK IN THE
UFC. POKRAJAC, A TOUGH GUY BUT
REALLY, REALLY CLOSE FIGHT MALDONADO IN THAT LAST
OUTING. I JUST THINK VINNY’S ON IT AND
IT’S TIME TO GO. (CYRUS) I THINK UH, I THINK
WITH THE RING RUST AND WITH THE CAGE WRESTLING I
THINK POKRAJAC MIGHT TAKE THE UPSET HERE. NEXT FIGHT MIGHTY MOUSE TAKING
ON JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ FOR THE FLYWEIGHT CROWN, WHO YA
TAKING ON THIS ON. (CASEY) I’M PICKING BENAVIDEZ
AS LONG AS HE’S NOT IN JAIL AT THE TIME. (LAUGHTER) YOU KNOW WHAT I’M
SAYING? (CYRUS) I THINK THEY’LL GO ON
AND TAKE BENAVIDEZ AS WELL ON THIS ONE. I THINK HE’S GOING TO TAKE THE
TITLE. THEN WE GO OUR FINAL FIGHT
THAT WE’RE GOING TO PICK THE MAIN EVENT OF UFC FUEL 6
IN ENGLAND. TWO GUYS ON A ROLL, TWO
HEAVYWEIGHTS, STIPE MIOCIC FIGHTING STEFAN STRUVE. WHO DO YOU GOT? (CASEY) I’M PICKING STIPE IN
THIS ONE. HE IS THE UNDEFEATED OF THE TWO. STEFAN STRUVE DEFIANTLY A
MONSTER BUT HE HAS SHOWN HE CAN BE BEATEN, LOCK DROP
TWO THERE IN THE UFC BEFORE. SO I THINK STIPE’S GOING TO
COME IN AND HE’S GOING TO DO THINGS. (CYRUS) WELL THERE WE GO. I THINK I’M GOING TO HAVE TO
AGREE ON THAT ONE. THE ONLY ONE WE’RE GOING TO
DISAGREE WITH IS POKRAJAC AND MAGALHAES. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. AS ALWAYS STOP BY UFC DOT COM
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL THEIR BIG CARDS. IT’S ALL ABOUT XFC 20 HIGH
OCTANE IN THE THIRD ROUND. BUT BEFORE THAT YOUR NEXT FOUR
FINALISTS FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. (FIGHT SOUNDS & CROWD NOISE) (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (mUSIC) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO
YOU BY… (CYRUS) WELL IT’S YOUR THIRD
ROUND AND FINAL ROUND, TIME TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES AS ALWAYS. ON SEPTEMBER 28TH XFC TAKES
OVER THE KNOXVILLE COLOSSEUM FOR IT’S 20TH SHOW
HIGH OCTANE, A VERY FITTING NAME CASEY. YOU KNOW THIS SOUTHERN TOUR
HAS BEEN REALLY GREAT FOR THE COMPANY. (CASEY) REALLY GOOD, A COUPLE
OF TIMES THERE IN TENNESSEE AND OF COURSE THEIR
FIRST SHOW IN CHARLOTTE, THEY’VE REALLY LIT
UP THE SCENE DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTHEAST AND I’M REAL
EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE THE
BEST ONE YET. (CYRUS) LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A
LITTLE PIECE OF THAT INTERVIEW THAT YOU HAD JOHN
PRISCO IN CHARLOTTE. (JOHN) IF ANY PROMOTER’S SAYS
HE’S IN THIS TO BE NUMBER TWO I THINK HE’S CRAZY AND
MAYBE HE NEEDS TO LOOK TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. I CAN’T GET OUT OF BED IN THE
MORNING, IF I’M NOT GETTING OUT OF BED TO BE
NUMBER ONE IN WHAT I DO. I FIND IT AMAZING THAT PEOPLE
FIND THAT AMAZING THAT I WOULD WANT, WOULDN’T WANT TO
BE NUMBER ONE. SO YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE THE NAY
SAYERS, YOU GO AHEAD AND YOU KEEP WATCHING AND SEE WHAT
HAPPENS WITH THE XFC. (CYRUS) YOU KNOW JOHN PRISCO
HAS A GOOD REASON TO BE CONFIDENT BECAUSE HE HAS
SOME GREAT CARDS HERE SOME OF THE FEATURE FIGHTS FROM XFC
20, THREE FIGHTS AT THE TOP. YOU HAVE SOFIA BAGHERDEI
MAKING HER DEBUT AGAINST SARAH MALOY. BAGHERDEI KIND OF HAS THAT
COMBINATION OF LOOKS AND TALENT, KIND OF LIKE WHAT
THEY HAD WITH FELICE HERRING. YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO
REPRODUCE THAT ONCE AGAIN. WELL MALOY’S NOT GOING TO BE
AN EASY FIGHT. THEN HOW ABOUT SCOTT HOT SAUCE
HOLTZMAN TAKING ON CHRIS COGGINS BOTH GUYS WE
KNOW REAL WELL. WHAT IS GOING TO BE THE KEY
AND THE VICTORY FOR EITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS? (CASEY) WELL COGGINS DEFIANTLY
HAS GREAT SUBMISSION SKILLS. SO DOES SCOTT HOLTZMAN. I’M PICKING SCOTT IN THIS
FIGHT SIMPLY BECAUSE HE’S A LITTLE BIT MORE ATHLETIC. HE PUSHES A LITTLE BIT MORE
AND HIS STRIKING HAS REALLY BEEN POINT ON. HE HAS IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY
(CYRUS) AND YOU KNOW HE’S GOING TO BE AMPED UP
THERE IN HIS HOMETOWN. (CASEY) ABSOLUTELY. (CYRUS) MAIN EVENT ERIC
REYNOLDS STEPPING UP, TAKING A FIGHT. HE’S ALREADY THE 155 CHAMPION. HE’S ALREADY SET TO FACE NICK
NEWELL WITH THE TITLE AT STAKE. DO YOU THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA
TO TAKE A FIGHT AGAINST A TOUGH GUY LIKE BORGOMEO? (CASEY) I THINK IT’S ALWAYS A
GOOD IDEA TO TAKE A TOUGH FIGHT ANYTIME YOU FIGHT
ON THE XFC AND THAT’S THE THING THAT PRISCO’S REALLY
EXPRESSED THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET IN THERE AND
GET AN EASY FIGHT AND THIS IS THE CASE RIGHT HERE HE’S
GOING TO HAVE TO STEP UP. ERIC REYNOLDS IS GOING TO HAVE
TO STEP UP. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO GET THIS
JOB DONE SO HE CAN FACE NICK NEWELL IN THE FUTURE. (CYRUS) I THINK THAT’S GOING
TO BE A GREAT FIGHT IF IT DOES HAPPEN. NOW THEN YOU GET A TON OF GUYS
FROM OUR AREA THAT ARE ON THIS CARD. I LIKE ADAM TOWNSEND AND NATE
LANDWEHR IN THE OPENER. THEN YOU HAVE CRAIG JOHNSON,
WHICH IS GOING TO BE A REAL BIG ONE. WOLF CLAN COMBAT SPORTS MAKING
HIS PRO DEBUT IN THE XFC. A COUPLE OF GUYS YOU VERY
FAMILIAR WITH RIGHT ON THIS CARD. (CASEY) WELL I’LL BE THERE
WITH MY GUYS STEVE THOMAS OF COURSE ON THE UNDERCARD AND
THEN IAN BOXHORN MAKING HIS LONG AWAITED RETURN. THIS IS A GUY THAT I KNOW
EXTREMELY WELL AND I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE BACK
WITH A VENGEANCE. NOW A FIGHT THAT I REALLY AM
LOOKING FORWARD TO ON THE MAIN CARD IS GOING TO BE SHAH
BOBONIS AND CORNELIUS GODFREY. PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW GODFREY IF
YOU’VE NOT BEEN ON THIS SCENE BUT THIS GUY OF COURSE
WORKS WITH SPENCER FISHER. HE’S A VERY, VERY TOUGH
INDIVIDUAL I SAW HIS LAST FIGHT THERE AT SPARTAN. HE FINISHED WITH A BEAUTIFUL
TRIANGLE CHOKE VICTORY AND THEN OF COURSE SHAH
BOBONIS THIS GUY IS ON A ROLL RIGHT NOW. HE’S HAD HIS UPS AND DOWNS BUT
RIGHT NOW HE’S ON A BIG STREAK AND I THINK THIS FIGHT
IS GOING TO BE ONE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR. (CYRUS) IT’S GOING TO BE
FANTASTIC. ONE THING WE DO KNOW IS YOU
DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH. EITHER GET YOUR TICKETS AT
BEAFANTICKETS DOT COM IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THE ARENA OR
CATCH IT OF COURSE ON AXSTV LIVE. NOW YOUR MAIN EVENT FROM THE
XFC THE EXCITING CO MAIN EVENTER SCOTT HOT SAUCE
HOLTZMAN TAKING ON MATT METTS FROM XFC 18. IT’S YOUR MMA INSIDE THE CAGE
MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK. (COM1) PART OF XFC 18 HERE IN
NASHVILLE TENNESSEE. GOOD MONEY ON THIS ONE IS ON
SCOTT HOLTZMAN. HE ACTUALLY SPENT SOME TIME IN
THAILAND BEFORE HIS PREVIOUS FIGHT, WENT BACK TO
HIS GROUND WORK IN PREPARATION FOR THIS FIGHT. BOTH MEN POSSESS GOOD RIGHT
HANDS. SO LOOK OUT FOR THEM IN STANDUP. INSIDE THIGH KICK EARLY ON
FROM HOT SAUCE. (COM2) WE KNOW HOLTZMAN HAS A
RIGHT HAND BECAUSE HE PLAYED HOCKEY, GRAB THE JERSEY
WITH THE LEFT AND THROW THE RIGHT. (COM1) CLEAN SHOT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, HIGH KNEE TO THE STERNUM THERE FROM
HOLTZMAN FORCES HIM BACK AGAINST THE CAGE. (COM2) YOU KNOW I WAS GOING TO
SAY HOLTZMAN LOOKS SERIOUSLY JACKED RIGHT NOW AND
YOU CAN SEE HE’S OVERPOWERED. I THINK HE’S REALLY
OVERPOWERING HIM RIGHT NOW. (COM1) HE TAKES THE TAKEDOWN. SHORT KNEE FROM HOLTZMAN OFF
THE RIGHT, CLINCHED UP FOR A LONG TIME HERE, ABOUT A
MINUTE OR SO. THE UPPER HAND IN THE CLINCHES
GONE THE WAY OF SCOTT HOLTZMAN. (FIGHT SOUNDS AND CROWD NOISE)
(COM1) HOLTZMAN, WHO TOLD US YESTERDAY HE WANTS TO KEEP
IT ON HIS FEET AS LONG AS HE CAN, FEEL OUT MATT METTS. IF IT GOES TO GROUND LOOK FOR
HIM TO WORK SOME BRUTAL GROUND N POUND. HE’S BEEN RENOWN FOR HIS
TRUNKS IN HIS CAREER BUT HE SAYS IN THIS FIGHT HE WANTS
TO HOOK MATT TO THE GROUND AND NOW HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY
(COM2) IT’S A NICE TRANSITION FROM THE RIGHT OVER
HAND RIGHT TO THAT TAKE DOWN. SEE METTS WORKING HIS FEET
THERE, HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB CONTROLLING THE LEGS AND
HIPS OF HOLTZMAN. (COM1) NICELY MET HERE WITH A
DOWNWARD ELBOW TO THE TOP OF THE CHIN AND AGAIN
BEAUTIFUL ELBOWS OFF THE LEFT HERE FROM HOLTZMAN. (COM2) GOING FOR THAT LEG. (COM1) METTS SEES THE
OPPORTUNITY FOR A SUBMISSION AND HOLTZMAN’S OUT
OF THAT. HE’S CUT HIM ON THE LEFT EYE. THERE IS THE VISCOUS G-N-P I
SPOKE ABOUT. HOLTZMAN DOING DAMAGE HERE IN
THE FIRST ROUND, 90 SECONDS REMAINING. (COM2) I CAN SEE METTS WORKING
THE LEGS AGAIN, KEEPING THE HOLTZMAN OFF BALANCE A
LITTLE BIT. (COM1) HOLTZMAN WANTS TO DRAG
HIM AWAY FROM THE FENCE. OHHH TO THE MID SECTION WITH A
RIGHT HAND PUTS HIM ON HIS BACK ONCE MORE, AS METTS
TRY’S TO RETURN TO HIS FEET. GOOD WORK HERE FROM HOT SAUCE. (COM2) JUST SIMPLY
OVERPOWERING METTS. (COM1) OH AND AGAIN, SMACK
BANG ON THE KISSER. METTS DOING A QUICK COUNT OF
HIS TEETH, AS MANY PEOPLE IN NASHVILLE DO IT EVERY
MORNING WHEN THEY WAKE UP. NICE RIGHT HAND AGAIN THERE
AND ONCE MORE FROM HOLTZMAN, THUNDERS IN THE LEFT. OHHH! THE GROUND N POUND! GOODNIGHT
IRENE! THAT WAS BRUTAL! (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (mUSIC) MMA INSIDE THE CAGE BROUGHT TO
YOU BY… (CYRUS) WELL IT’S JUST ABOUT
TIME FOR A STOPPAGE ON THIS EPISODE BUT BEFORE WE DO
IT’S YOUR LAST FOUR FINALIST FOR CLIP PF THE WEEK. (FIGHT SOUNDS & CROWD NOISE) (CYRUS) WELL THAT MAKES 12. LET’S RUN THROUGH THE DOZEN
VERY QUICKLY SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR VOTE. (FIGHT SOUNDS & CROWD NOISE) (CASEY) NOW GO TO
MMAINSIDETHECAGETV DOT COM, GET YOUR VOTES IN AND
DECIDE WHO TAKES HOME THE TRAINING MASK 2.0, AND ALL
THE GREAT SWAG. (CYRUS) WELL GET YOUR CLIPS IN
GUYS. IT’S EASY, THE MORE THE
MERRIER, HEAD RIGHT OVER TO THE WEBSITE AND SUBMIT. IT’S AS EASY AS UPLOADING A
VIDEO TO YOUTUBE. FIND US AND LIKE US ON
FACEBOOK, FOLLOW US AT MMAITC ON TWITTER AND
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE PAGE FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS. I’M CYRUS FEES. (CASEY) I’M CASEY OXENDINE. (CYRUS) AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT
WEEK (CASEY) INSIDE THE CAGE. (CYRUS) AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT
WEEK (CASEY) INSIDE THE CAGE. (MUSIC)

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