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Another one for the collection

If your answer to my “What Will Paul Harris Do?” survey was “C: destroy knee”, then go ahead and smugly tilt your chair in celebration, because you were correct, good sir.  Mike Massenzio is the kind of middling dude that’s tailor-made to get his leg ripped off like a turkey drumstick by a beast like Rousimar “Lennie Small” Palhares, and sure enough, Paul needed only 63 seconds to do it, earning his sixth heel-hook win (not counting BJJ tournaments) and second “Sub of the Night” bonus.

Massenzio has had a knee injury at least once before, but I don’t know if it was the same one that Paul cranked, and there’s as yet no word on the interwebs if it’s still intact.

“That’s a world-class athlete who was the better fighter tonight. I had the best camp of my career. I just got stuck. It wasn’t my night. I’m really disappointed,” said Massenzio.

Well that’s because God wasn’t on your side, sinner.

“What a great victory! It’s what I always say when I get in there… if it’s God’s will then it is God’s will. I went in there and got it done. I like submissions and I got another one tonight,” said Palhares.

That’s the thing about The Almighty, He really picks and chooses when to show up.  He’ll choose sides and intervene for specific sports matches, but for things like the Holocaust or Rwanda… ehh, not so much.  And He can only be in one place at a time, so while He was in Rio helping out the Brazilian fighters on Saturday night, Tim Tebow was getting his ass kicked back in America.  Mysterious ways, I tells ya, mysterious ways.

Anywho, Paul has lost both times he faced elite-level opponents (Hendo and Marquardt), but he’s pretty much destroyed everyone else.  He’s now on a three-fight win streak, so it’s about time to give him another crack at the big boys.  Sherdog thinks he should get the winner of Bisping-Maia, which sounds about right to me.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    From Mike Massenzio’s Twitter:

  • glassjawsh

    i know he’s already booked to murk wandy but I’d much rather see bisping fight Vitor (just to see him get tooled but a dude who got tooled by the champ) and even though it’s also logistically impossible paul Harris vs the winner (or loser for that matter) of sonnen/Munoz would be very intriguing

  • CAP

    ^agreed

    DJ wtf is that??

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    CAP: It was a tantrum a handegger posted after he lost a game.  It came to mind as the opposite of the “I want to thank Jeebus for win” thing.

  • CAP

    That’s the same thing I twatted Aaron Rodgers last night :(…

  • Jarman

    wait, who’s booked to murk wandy? bisping’s set for maia, and when would vitor have been booked? PH vs sonnen/munoz would be a pretty good fight. not a guaranteed leg for the wall for PH either.

  • OlyReigns

    The Jesus thing never makes sense to me. For one, why would he care about frivolous shit like mma when there is everything else going on in the world, and two if both fighters praise Jesus then what, the winner is just a better christian? or better at praying?

  • Letibleu

    you are so one dimensional

  • OlyReigns

    Well I don’t know how to post pictures.

  • Letibleu

    only members that post a video of themselves drinking a Machida special can post those. I still have an aftertaste but it was worth it. I did it for Jesus, he helped me.

     

  • OlyReigns

    Jesus drank his own piss. Made him strong enough to take the beatings.

  • Jarman

    they don’t actually think he cares….they just wanna chalk up brownie points to be sure they don’t fry for eternity, experiencing a physical sensation throughout their ephemeral eternity. it’s a wonder people drag themselves out of crushing poverty by the sweat of their brow and a little luck, but somehow chalk it up to a skinny carpenter who would, by their logic, have been responsible for the crushing poverty in the first place.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ vitor is fighting wandy after brazilian TUF

  • Jarman

    ??? I thought that wasn’t gonna happen…..maybe i shouldn’t take my facts fom half-remembered low blows…..especially when subo’s involved.:P

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