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SAMURAIFIGHTSPIRITS reveals backstage crying at PRIDE events

Samurai Fight Spirits’ youtube channel is one of the nerdier MMA-related things that I’ll actually get behind watching. Somehow possibly related to the wholesale liquidation of everything PRIDE, this guy has posted backstage reaction videos from a whole mess of guys after their fights. I know that I will never be one hundredth the man that any MMA fighter is, so naturally it fills me to the brim with ecstasy to watch them cry like little bitches. And Samurai Fight Spirits delivers fighters crying like bitches in spades.

Evidently, a horrid staph infection, a car crash that ripped his face off, and peeing non-human pee left Kevin Randleman jaded but still excitable, as he displayed after his loss to Mirko Crocop when he yelled, &t=02m45s” target=”_blank”>“GOD, I SUCK!” Only from 2004 onwards. That’s still nearly 10 years of being pretty great.

After Mark Coleman’s admission that his first PRIDE fight was a work, rumblings from other MMAers suggested this might be par for the course and a Takada effigy burning might be called for. I pretty much assumed that Anderson Silva’s submission losses to two Japanese guys were in the “you scratch our back, we’ll pay you lots of money” category. But now we get to see his backstage reactions in the &t=03m55s” target=”_blank”>Silva-Takase fights. I don’t understand much Portuguese, but I can only assume that “puta que mierda” doesn’t mean “oh fiddlesticks, better luck next time”. Evidently he was either genuinely pissed that he lost or he was doing a good job of biting his tongue to make himself weep until the cameras left.

(via CagePotato, who ripped it off from MiddleEasy)

  • thingvolds

    why is it people can believe silva vs. chonan was a work but can’t fathom that silva vs sonnen was a work

  • fightlinker


  • Rye

    I assume that it’s due to the fact that Japan has a history of this kind of thing, whereas, though it’s definitely possible, but the USA doesn’t have the reputation that Japan does.

    Also, Sonnen has a history of being susceptible to BJJ (triangles in particular), so it’s fairly easy to believe the outcome of Silva v Sonnen was legit.

    And thirdly, why would they bother? DW and Co. would lose (almost) everything they’ve worked for… I fail to see the net gain out of risking your credibility.

    That’s just my guess.

  • fightlinker

    Never mind chael sonnen becoming The Man by beating The Man. That’s worth how many million bucks to him? But of course he let himself get triangled. That whole steroid thing was also planned drama too. And 9/11? Totally an inside job.

  • Rye

    Yea, I’m all for taking the road less traveled, but when that road was laid with Wacky Stones and CCCRazy Concrete, I’ll join the masses.

  • agentsmith

    Chael’s been subbed by triangle and/or armbar SEVEN TIMES.  But yes, it surely must have been a fix that last time.