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Eddie Sanchez should be fined 50k

Okay, word is Eddie Sanchez got awarded knockout of the night somehow, which of course means he got a $50,000 bonus. For those number crunchers among you, that basically doubles what Sanchez made on the fight. Now you all know me: I’m apparently a big communist pinko for suggesting that lower level fighters get paid more than the scaps the UFC drops from the dinner table. But in the case of Eddie Sanchez, I think he’s getting paid too fucking much.

In fact, I think that Sanchez’ bonus should go to the people he REALLY knocked out: the MMA fans who had to suffer through his bullshit fight with Soa Palalei. The only award that fight should have won was ‘Worst Fight of the Night’ … to remind you of how terrible this fight was let me quote my own liveblog of the experience:

Eddie pushes Soa back with strikes but spins him against the cage and now he’s the one pushing someone against the cage. I slap myself to try and stay awake. Although I give this a 10 out of 10 for quality hugging. Yep. That’s some good tender hugging. Yes, struggle to hug. Hug to struggle. It’s all good baby. Aw Yamasaki, why you stopping the hugging?

They’re split, and Eddie is throwoing shitty jabs. Soa finally pushes Eddie against the fence and Eddie starts yelling “Yeehaw, come on boy! Yeah boy!” I’m not making this up. Yamasaki is equally disturbed and splits it.

In two and a half rounds, Mario Yamasaki seperated the fighters due to inaction 5 fucking times. Nuff said! And it’s not like Sanchez couldn’t have finished it. Right off the bat in the second round it was obvious Palalei was toast, but Eddie just didn’t have the balls to stand on the outside and finish him off. It was like watching Stephen Hawking drop a game of Connect Four to an eight year old. Sure, Eddie’s not Hawking, but wouldn’t it be cool if he was? I’d love to hear “Yeehaw, come on boy!” coming out of Hawking’s voicebox computer. In fact, I think it would sound a little something like this.

  • Foreskin Face Pete

    ‘well, even more brown than before…’
    ‘the no-penis belt of the world…’

  • Accomando

    “…I think that Sanchez’ bonus should go to the people he REALLY knocked out: the MMA fans who had to suffer through his bullshit fight with Soa Palalei…”

    I agree, but that Sao Palalei piece of shit deserves some shit thrown his way too. What the hell was his strategy, do absolutely nothing for 15 minutes? It made me sick to my stomach to see that Eddie and Sao got any fuckin’ positive recognition for that shit bomb they dropped at 79.

  • ttt

    the only other KO was the Carneiro DeSouza fight so not much choice really

    Sanchez isn’t so great to begin with and it was more Palelei who did nothing

  • Swedish guy

    awesome soundbite, I can’t grasp the fact that you managed to record sanchez (or was it hawking?) saying all that!!! crazy!!! did you have to pay him or what?!

  • Swedish guy

    Oh btw, palealolalelei had that same flabby I’ve-lost-200-pounds-in-too-short-a-time-for-my-skin-to-keep-up kind of heinous belly.

  • Swedish guy

    AS JOSH HAYNES, was supposed to come after belly. Not a period.

  • nem0

    Eddie Sanchez and Soa Palalei fucking ruined my fucking night last weekend. I hope they both die in a firey bus that plunges into the run-off from a poorly managed hog farm and then explodes.

  • Wu Tang

    Awww, during this whole match there was nothing but inuendos about sex. Sanchez has a ten reach advantage-rogan
    dirty sanchez- audience
    dirty- crowd
    hugging with face- mario

    fuck yea, i was making many many jokes, and better, during the live broadcasting.

  • Christian

    The little piece of audio made my day. thank you Fightlinker.

  • kentyman

    I agree with Swedish guy. Palalei’s belly button looked like a sideways (Asian?!) vagina.

    The audio was awesome.

  • MMA Fever

    I’m waiting for Sanchez vs. Sylvia for the best demonstration of MMA evah!

  • Accomando

    that audio had me crying, from girthy vegetables, to no-penis jake obrien, just laughing my ass off.

  • fightfan

    Sure Eddie Sanchez will not be a contender any time soon, or any time period.

    But why are we getting on him so bad. That Soa was the absolute worst fighter I have seen in years. Soa would even make Justin McCully look like he belongs in the Octagon.

    All I am saying is the shit talking should be directed to whom is delivering the shit. Eddie did his job, he won the fight. Soa should be taken out and stoned for that performance

  • roenn

    yeaaah, knockout of the night money should have went to luis cane… even if it led to a disqualification. that was awesome.

    as for eddie sanchez, although he was in the worst televised fight of the night, i’d really blame it on the giant punching bag that was soa. he was like, going luke sumo with his hugging and crap.

  • RoB

    lol. i heard it was for the INTERIM no penis belt of the world

  • dragomort

    That audio clip was excellent. I got a few looks while at work for my laughter and all, but well worth it. :) How you can give a bonus for this fight is beyond me, but I’d put more of the onus for the huggathon on Soa than Eddie.

  • operator

    The look on Yamasaki’s face said it all at the end of that one. It was disturbing to watch Sanchez celebrate I WON I WON like he really accomplished something. Fucking still not impressed with the heavyweight division even my girlfreind says the heavyweight fights are boring but she is in love with Randy Coutor so she might just be lashing out.

  • el feo

    Yeah, don’t pay Arlovski to fight but give Sanchez 50K for that turd. Niiiiiice.

  • ilostmydog

    It’s not Sanchez’ fault the fight sucked. He was pounding away on Soa, but Soa was just backing away and covering up like he’d never been hit before. It’s hard to finish your opponent when they refuse to do anything but cover up and move away from you. Sanchez is still lame, but you can’t really blame him for this stinker.