Sean Salmon was on MMAJunkie today to announce a fight against Jason Mayhem Miller (bad idea) and his desire to fight Cung Le (good idea). The ‘Rashad Evans High Kick Incident’ aside, Salmon has shown himself to be better at dealing with strikers than with submission experts. And for all his goofiness, Jason Miller’s got some pretty impressive sub skills. In his WEC fight against Hiromitsu Miura, he put on a jiu-jitsu clinic which included ” target=”_blank”>the uber-rare ‘banana split’, which really deserves a slightly less gay name. How do you say banana split in portugeese? That typically adds 50 cool points.
Simply put, Sean Salmon has a hard enough time protecting his neck, let alone the 50+ other parts of his body which Mayhem Miller is gonna be attacking for a quick submission. I’d be amazed if Salmon makes it out of the first round. In fact, I’d be amazed if this bout wasn’t Guy Mezger’s way of paying Salmon back for breaching contract last time.
Now a fight with Cung Le would definitely be good for Salmon. Le is still acclimatizing to MMA, and a strong wrestler who’s actually willing to take Le to the ground probably wouldn’t have a hard time pounding him out. Salmon knows this … but Strikeforce knows this too, and there’s no way they’re gonna let this fight happen. So don’t get your hopes up.