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Keith Jardine is back, unfortunately

I was really looking forward to seeing Mike Kyle vs Gegard Mousasi on Saturday’s Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley card. Either Mousasi was going to wreck Kyle in awesome fashion, or Strikeforce was going to have to give a guy who shouldn’t even be allowed to fight in the sport a title shot. People have generally let slide the fact that Mike Kyle is a peice of shit up until this point, but a go at the belt / new ownership might have finally led to someone bringing up Kyle’s history of biting / gouging / maiming.

But instead Kyle broke his hand and is now out. In his place: Keith Jardine. Yes, the wonky, boring Keith Jardine who finally finished his first opponent in four years last month. Aside from leg kicks and his ‘unorthodox’ (aka stupid) striking, he doesn’t have a lot else going for him. Well, other than enough name recognition and Zuffa goodwill to land him this gig.

Don’t think I’m pissing on the overall matchup. I just hate Keith Jardine. As a last second replacement for a fight that has title implications, it’s a pretty damn good booking. One that reeks of the UFC ‘having a say’ in the usually less impressive business as usual that’d go on in situations like this. But it took a consistantly awful 2-5 stretch in the UFC to finally get rid of the Dean of Mean. Now we’re gonna have to put up with him in Strikeforce again, and they never seem to fire anyone…

  • Letibleu

    Admit it, deep down inside, we all want him to succeed.


  • CAP

    I hope Mousssssasi finds that chin.

  • Reverend Clint

    watch keith kicks moustushy ass and the becomes the champ

  • unclefesterdanawhite

    Phil Davis would dry hump Gayhard Mousaucy to a 3 round decision no problem. Saucy really needs to work on his wrestling. He should have no trouble KOing Jardine’s glass jaw though.

  • glassjawsh

    does this mean we get a chat for the card?

  • scissors61

    Is there demand for Strikeforce chatz? Cos I’d be happy to put ‘em up for every Strikeforce card if that’s what the jackals want! 

  • frickshun

    I’m down for a chat……where should we meet??

    Leti–>I laughed!!

  • glassjawsh

    i wantz

  • scissors61

    okey-doke, if bossman ain’t around on saturday i’ll make a chat post for daley/diaz and we can all talk about which one of them is the bigger douchebag