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Huerta vs Koppenhaver for your viewing pleasure

Those of you who were spellbound this weekend by Bellator, crazy somersault kicks, and highly dubious Polish MMA decisions (later overturned) may have missed one other excellent fight from this weekend, fought under the Ultimate Warrior Fighting banner. No, there was no ” target=”_blank”>Native American curse ritual performed against Hulk Hogan after smoking large amounts of peyote; the fight actually featured War Machine stopping Roger Huerta via TKO in his first fight back from his year in prison. It’s nice to see War Machine brutalizing other men while locked in a cage instead of… Oh, wait… Well, at least he doesn’t have to pluck his asshole hairs with his fingers or intentionally piss on his own feet anymore.

War Machine and Roger Huerta both looked quite good in the fight before a Huerta rib injury led to the TKO; it made me really hope that War Machine keeps it together enough to justify the “Future Legend” shirt he wore after the fight. But the fighter who came out of the bout looking the best was definitely color commentator Phil Baroni. So much time has passed since his color commentating job at UFC 42 that I had forgotten how unabashedly awesome it is to hear the guy talk. Baroni has done commentary with the MMA Big Show since then, but who the fuck watches that shit?

His commentary is generally spot-on, and he managed to see that Huerta had a rib injury far before I would have noticed it based on the crappy low-resolution video I saw. His enthusiasm and excitement are contagious. He also saves promoters money because he doubles as director. Witness a couple of his quotes from the fight commentary:

There’s a ring card girl with a nice ass… put it on her, not me, dude.

The camera guy’s telling me to look at him. Shut up, camera guy, before I knock ya out. I’m excited for this fight.

Therefore, Phil Baroni should be hired to commentate for at least one show per week, and preferably every MMA fight from now until the end of time. Let us all pray to the MMA gods and the gypsy curse lady for this to occur.

(Video via IronForgesIron)

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    It’s like your the nephew of some guy at RebellionMedia and know you won’t get fired for all the pointless links.  I understand you want to add context, but you’re the writer – write the context if it’s funny or skip it.

  • Rodriguez
  • Letibleu

    The MiddleEasy article has your 2 or 3 funny lines and more. Not as long and not littered with links.

    There are so many links in your articles that now I don’t click on any of them and miss the important ones. It’s like the boy crying wolf story but with links. You link eye rape people. Even though 50% of the people involved in a rape don’t mind it. I don’t need a link to the Wiki page for UFC 42.

    You also ruined the outcome of the fight for anyone that was curious to watch it. This fight was great to watch if you don’t know the outcome.

    This article reads like a kid is trying to force the yellow triangle through the the hole meant for the round blue shape. Stop trying so hard. Please.

    Some of your previous stuff was good and y9u even dropped the eye rape links for a few of them. The last article was starting to be painful (leaving your work to NASCAR defense analogy out of it).

     

  • Letibleu

  • Redping

    yeah I don’t really care that much about links because I don’t click text while I’m reading it so nothing ended up opening. Linking to wiki pages of events just ’cause you reference them is a bit strange though.

    My main beef is that you ruined the fight, bro! I was watching it like, come on Huerta! put a beating on this ass clown. and then i clicked back to the article and it said war machine won via tko and I Was like oh well there goes that 10 minutes of entertainment, and closed the fight.

    the lack of radio shows and the increasing of dick – you guys really aren’t getting $20 of me witjh this kind of attitude

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    you guys really aren’t getting $20 of me witjh this kind of attitude

    Haven’t listened to the radio show since the new owners?  They aren’t doing the donations anymore.  They just want content on the main page to generate hits.  That’s what pays their bills, everything else is whenever they feel like it.  Shame too, I really liked the radio show.

  • Grappo

    just for future reference, do people mind when I post gifs of notable fight endings?  I haven’t watched the Huerta fight yet, but if I had, and it had a cool finish, I might’ve posted a gif of the finish and the video itself after instead of saying WATCH THIS AWESOME FIGHT without spoiling the ending.  Just wondering because I’ve never caught shit for that, but can see how it could be annoying.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Have you done that?  I think it’s one thing if you’re posting the latest UFC or SF highlights, but something like this might be different because most people here are seeing it for the first time online.  Just my two cents.

  • Grappo

    I don’t think I’ve done that specifically, except for the Zaromskis Rolling Thunder, but the only video available at the time was the finish anyway. 

    Though when I do Browser Crashers I spoil the shit out of a lot of smaller events that people probably haven’t seen yet.  Usually they are pretty well after the events air, so i assume that anybody that wanted to watch them would have by then.

  • iamphoenix

    ^grappo, you are immune to this. keep doing what you are doing. watching your gifs are pretty much the only way I watch those events anyway. this is a different matter entirely.

    and L O FUCKING L at rod’s link. Spot on. nail in the coffin.

  • Letibleu

    all of the above.When I see a grappo I know I dont look at it if it is a card/fight I wanted to see. An article fresh after a fight should not ruin it without spoiler alert.

  • CAP

    I hate it when the headline spoils the fight outcome. It’s fine to talk about it in the post but the headline should not give it away.

    I read more of Rods link than I did this article.

  • frickshun

    Grappo–>you lovable simp. Don’t ever change!!

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