MMA: Inside the Cage #120 – “A Down South ROCKY Story”
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MMA: Inside the Cage #120 – “A Down South ROCKY Story”

August 16, 2019


(MUSIC) (VO)THIS WEEK WE PREVIEW EFC
AFRICA’S LAST EVENT OF 2012, AND GET UP CLOSE AND
PERSONAL WITH VIRGINIA’S OWN ROCKY STORY, DONNIE “THE
DIESEL” LESTER. ALL THIS AND 12 NEW CLIPS
BATTLE IT OUT, ON THIS WEEKS EPISODE OF M-M-A I-T-C! (MUSIC) MMA ITC IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY… (CYRUS) WELCOME TO MMA INSIDE
THE CAGE, BIG SHOW THIS WEEK, I’M YOUR HOST CYRUS FEES
AND I’M JOINED BY THE MAN WHO’S GOING TO BE TAKING
ON A KANGAROO DOWN IN AUSTRALIA THAT’S AMAZING
CASEY. GREAT! (CASEY) WELL THERE COMES A
TIME IN EVERY MAN’S CAREER AS A MMA FIGHTER AT A CERTAIN
AGE THAT YOU REACH WHERE THE GIMMICK MATCH IS THE BEST
WAY TO GO WITH THAT. (CYRUS) YEAH THAT MAKES SENSE. (CASEY) YOU KNOW AND, JUDGING
FROM MY PERFORMANCE LAST SUMMER DOWN THERE IN
PASS-A-GRILLE, THE MEAN STREETS OF PASS-A-GRILLE
WHERE I TOOK OUT THAT ALLIGATOR. I WRESTLED THAT ALLIGATOR DOWN. (CYRUS) THAT’S ONE OF THE
RICHEST, (CASEY) BROTHER LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
ABOUT THAT PLACE, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE GATED
COMMUNITIES YOU GOT BICYCLERS, ALL OVER THE ROAD. YOU’VE GOT JAYWALKING, RUNNING
CRAZY. (CYRUS) HOW THE HECK DID YOU
DEAL WITH THAT? (CASEY) WELL I JUST IT’S THE
SAME WAY I’M GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS BOXING KANGAROO
IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER. I’M JUST GOING TO KEEP IT REAL. (CYRUS) SOME HUGE NEWS STORIES
LAST WEEK, SO LET’S DIG RIGHT INTO THE MMA NEWS FLURRY. FIRST UP ZUFFA MAKING HUGE
MOVES. THEY’RE ALWAYS MAKING BIG MOVES. IT’S BEEN ANNOUNCED
STRIKEFORCE WILL HAVE ITS FINAL SHOW IN JANUARY. FINALLY IT’S GOING TO BE OVER
FOR STRIKEFORCE. NOW THEY’RE GOING TO ADD RONDA
ROUSEY TO THE UFC ADDING WOMEN TO THE FOLD, THAT’S A
BIG, BIG MOVE. ALL RIGHT LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
CASEY. FIRST OFF STRIKEFORCE I THINK
WE ALL KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. (CASEY) WELL YOU KNOW THEY
CANCELED A FEW EVENTS THIS PAST YEAR AND YOU KNOW
RONDA ROUSEY MAKING SUCH A GOOD PUSH. I KNEW IF THEY TOOK HER OVER
TO THE UFC THAT’S GOING TO BE A HUGE LOSS FOR STRIKEFORCE
PROMOTION. SO HOPEFULLY YOU’RE GOING TO
SEE GUYS LIKE DANIEL CORMIER, AND MELENDEZ MAKING
THAT JUMP ON UP TO THE BIG SHOWS AND GETTING SOME
MORE OPPORTUNITIES. BUT I HEAR IT’S GOING TO BE A
GREAT SHOW IN THIS FINAL OUTING FOR STRIKEFORCE. I’M ANXIOUS TO SEE IT. (CYRUS) I’M A LITTLE SAD TO
SEE IT GO. NOW WITH THE WOMEN INVOLVED DO
YOU THINK WERE GOING TO SEE CONSISTENT FIGHTS AND
MAYBE EVERY EVENT OR DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING TO BE
EVERY OTHER, HOW DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING TO WORK? (CASEY) I DON’T, I THINK THAT
IT IS GOING TO GO BASED ON THE FAN APPEAL. IF THESE ARE FIGHTERS MAN OR
WOMAN, IT’S KIND OF LIKE THE 125ER’S AND 135ER’S WE
DIDN’T SEE THEM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. NOW THEY’RE THERE. IF THEY PUT ON EXCITING
PERFORMANCE THEN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT TO SEE, YOU
KNOW SEE MORE OF THEM. SO I THINK IT’S THE SAME THING
WITH THE WOMEN. YOU KNOW THEY’RE GOING TO BE
HELD TO THAT SAME STANDARD THAT MEN ALWAYS HAVE
IF YOU CAN PUT ON A GOOD FIGHT THEN YOU’RE GOING TO BE
IN THE UFC. (CYRUS) NOW RUMOR IS NOW THAT
STRIKEFORCE IS MOVING AWAY FROM SHOWTIME THAT
SOMEBODY’S GOING TO TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE MMA WORLD. NOW THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT XFC. WE KNOW THAT XFC VERY WELL. JOHN PRISCO SAYS THAT THEY ARE
DEFINITELY A MAIN PLAYER TO GET THAT SHOWTIME SPOT. THEY HAD THAT BIG SHOW COMING
UP HERE THE NIGHT OF THE CHAMPION SHOWING DECEMBER
7TH. DO YOU THINK IT’LL BE A GOOD
MOVE? (CASEY) I’D LOVE TO SEE XFC IN
THAT POSITION. THEY’VE IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY
OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. (CYRUS) I AGREE. (CASEY) THE ROSTER, EVERYTHING
AND JUST, IT’S JUST THE WAY THEY PLAY THE GAME HAS
IMPROVED A LOT AND YOU SEE TAKE A LOOK AT STRIKEFORCE
DISTENTION UP THE RANKS OVER THE YEARS. YOU SEE A LOT OF THE SAME THING. THEY STARTED OUT AS A REGIONAL
PROMOTION AND THEY MADE THAT JUMP TO A NATIONAL LEVEL
DEAL. SO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE XFC DO
IT. I DEFINITELY LOOK TO THEM IN
THE ACCESS TV GROUP TO BE THE ONE SHINE AND MAKE THAT
STEP UP. (CYRUS) I THINK SO TOO. I THINK THEY KIND OF STOOD OUT
THERE IN THAT GROUP. OFFICIAL XFC DOT COM, THAT’S
THERE WEBSITE, FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON XFC 21,
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS. FINALLY BELLATOR IS IN THE
NEWS BUT NOT REAL GOOD NEWS. YOU KNOW THEY JUST REMOVED DAN
MAQUANE. HE WAS THE CONVICTED MURDER
THAT THEY HAD ON THEIR ROSTER. THERE’S A LOT OF CONTROVERSY
WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM IN. YOU KNOW AT ONE TIME THERE
THEY HAD MAQUANE. THEY HAVE WAR MACHINE. YOU KNOW ALL HIS TROUBLES HE’S
HAD WITH THE LAW. BRETT ROGERS HAD THE DOMESTIC
ASSAULT CHARGE AGAINST HIM. THEN YOU HAD THIS MAQUANE
GUY’S WHO’S A CONVICTED MURDER WHICH KIND OF TRUMPS
EVERYTHING. I DON’T THINK THIS A GOOD MOVE
AND I WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE ON THIS. THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE THAT
STEP TO SPIKE TV, GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND THEY GOT
THIS PR DISASTER ON THEIR HANDS. IT’S CRAZY. (CASEY) WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE
ATHLETES AND ENERGY THAT IT TAKES TO GET THESE GUYS TO
THIS TOP LEVEL BECAUSE ALL THOSE GUYS THAT YOU
MENTIONED HAVE BEEN AT THAT TOP LEVEL, THAT MARQUEE
LINE. SO THAT SAME ENERGY OFTEN
SPURS THESE DEMONS AND IT’S BEEN SEEN FROM YEARS GONE
BY WITH GUYS LIKE SONNY LISTIN IN BOXING, MIKE TYSON
OF COURSE. IT’S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT
YOU KEEP CONTROL, BUT YOU KNOW IT’S NOT EXCLUSIVE TO
BELLATOR. YOU OF COURSE YOU SAW JEREMY
STEPHENS AND HIS DEAL IN THE UFC. SO IT’S NOT JUST EXCLUSIVE. I JUST THINK YOU KNOW ITS JUST
WITH ATHLETES IN GENERAL YOU REALLY, REALLY HAVE TO
WATCH AND OF COURSE THE WAY THEY’RE HANDLED AND YOU
KNOW WITH YOUR DOWN TIME, YOUR PRIVATE TIME YOU HAVE
THESE EXTREME UPS WHEN YOUR OUT THERE IN THE CAGE
WINNING AND IF YOU’RE NOT OUT THERE COMPETING OUT THEIR
ON A REGULAR BASIS YOU HAVE THIS EXTREME LOWS. AND I THINK THAT THAT’S WHERE
SOME OF THIS STUFF CAN HAPPEN. (CYRUS) IT’S GOING TO BE
INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH BELLATOR
GOING FORWARD. BELLATOR DOT COM FOR MORE
INFORMATION. FINALLY RICH FRANKLIN GETS
KNOCKED OUT THERE AT UFC ON FX. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE WITH
RICH FRANKLIN? HOW MANY MORE FIGHTS DO YOU
THINK HE HAS? (CASEY) WELL I MEAN RICH
LOOKED GREAT LEADING UP TO THIS YOU KNOW. (CYRUS) YEAH, THE SILVA FIGHT
HE WAS GOOD IN. (CASEY) HE LOOKED GREAT AND
HIS CHIN HAD SHOWN THAT IT WAS SOLID AND READY TO GO. HE CAUGHT A HARD SHOT THIS TIME. I WOULD SAY TO KEEP AN EYE ON
HIM. YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE HIM YOU
KNOW TWO, THREE, FOUR KNOCKOUTS IN A ROW AND
THEN OF COURSE COMPROMISE HIS HEALTH. SO I WOULD JUST KEEP AN EYE ON
IT BUT I MEAN THE WAY IT LOOKS RIGHT NOW HE’S STILL AN
INCREDIBLE COMPETITION AND HE JUST, (CYRUS) I JUST DON’T
WANT TO SEE HIM GO. I DON’T WANT TO SEE HIM GO. (CASEY) AND PROPS TO CUNG LE
MAN. CUNG LE HE FOUGHT HARD. (CYRUS) I’M IMPRESSED WITH
CUNG LE. (CASEY) YEAH HE DROPPED THAT
FIGHT TO WANDERLEI SILVA IN A WAR. HE COMES BACK AND GETS HIS BIG
FIGHT. THAT’S MMA FOR YOU. (CYRUS) RIGHT THERE, I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. CLOSE CONTEST FOR CLIP OF THE
WEEK THIS WEEK. ONE FIGHTER DID PREVAIL THAT
FIGHTER IS MATT WALKER FORM THE NINJA FIGHTING
CHALLENGE, WITH HIS EXPLOSIVE ONE PUNCH KNOCK OUT. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE FROM
NINJA ON FACEBOOK. CASEY WHAT CAN THEY WIN IN
THAT PRIZE PACKAGE THIS WEEK? (CASEY) OF COURSE YOU’LL TAKE
HOME THAT ELEVATION TRAINING MASK 2.O, PRE-WORKOUT
FORMULA FROM GAMMA LABS AND OF COURSE APPAREL FROM BAMF
FIGHT GEAR, AND HUNTER MMA. (CYRUS) WELL I’LL TELL YOU
WHAT CASEY A REAL LIFE ROCKY STORY STRAIGHT FROM THE
MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA AFTER THE BREAK. BUT FIRST IT’S YOUR FIRST FOUR
CLIPS FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. (FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS) (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (MUSIC) (MMA ITC BROUGHT TO YOU BY) (CYRUS) WELCOME BACK TO THE
SHOW, IT’S SECOND ROUND TIME AND NOT ONLY ARE CASEY
AND I EXCITED ABOUT COMMENTATING THE
UPCOMING AFC 4 CARD IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA, ONE OF
THE NIGHTS CO-MAIN EVENTERS IS FROM OUR NECK OF THE WOODS. THE DIESEL DONNIE LESTER WILL
BE MAKING HIS PROFESSIONAL DEBUT ON A HUGE
STAGE AGAINST THE TOP INTERNATIONAL STAR PETER
GRAHAM. I SAT DOWN WITH DONNIE AND
FOUND OUT WHAT MAKES THIS A TRUE ROCKY STORY, SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA STYLE. (CYRUS) I AM SITTING HERE ONE
ON ONE WITH DONNIE LESTER THE DIESEL AS YOU GET READY,
DECEMBER 7TH AUSTRALIAN FIGHTING
CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TAKE ON PETER GRAHAM, A K1 LEGEND, A
CHAMPION ALL OVER THE WORLD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
TALKING ABOUT THIS FIGHT DONNIE BECAUSE ON THE
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON THE BIG STAGE, YOU’RE
RELATIVELY UNKNOWN. YOU KNOW, AROUND THIS AREA,
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, EAST TENNESSEE, YOU’RE VERY
WELL KNOWN FOR WHAT YOU DO BUT ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
YOU ARE STILL UNKNOWN. WHY DON’T YOU JUST GET STARTED
HERE BY TELLING US HOW YOU GOT IN TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
AND COMBAT SPORTS AS IT IS? (DONNIE) WELL WHEN I WAS YOUNG
MAN, MY FATHER HE RAISED ME AS TO START BOXING AND I
STARTED BOXING WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. I WAS AROUND EIGHT YEARS OLD. THEN EVENTUALLY IT JUST GREW
INTO A COMPETING IN THE TOURNAMENTS WE HAVE AROUND
HERE, SOME OF THE ROUGH AND ROWDY BRAWL, THE TUFF MAN
COMPETITIONS AND I JUST STARTED WALKING THROUGH
GUYS. YOU KNOW WITH SKILLS, KNOCKING
THEM OUT IN THE FIRST ROUND IN 10, 15 SECONDS, JUST
FINISHING QUICK. (CYRUS) WHAT’S THE PREPARATION
BEEN LIKE FOR YOU, GOING INTO THIS FIGHT AND I
UNDERSTAND YOU’VE BEEN LIVING AT THE GYM. IS THAT RIGHT? (DONNIE) THAT’S CORRECT. I LIVE AT THE GYM. I TRAIN TWICE A DAY WITH TEAM
MEMBERS OF OXENDINE. SOME NIGHTS I’LL GET UP AND
I’LL TRAIN BY MYSELF. THIS IS TO ME, THIS IS THE KEY
TO ALL THE DOORWAYS, THE ACCESS TO ACTUALLY TO SUM
IT THE HALL OF FAME AND THAT’S MY GOAL. I’D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO STEP
UP, NO DISRESPECT TO GRAHAM BUT TO FINISH GRAHAM,
MOVE ON, TAKE THE AFC WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
AND THEN FROM THERE WHO KNOWS, YOU KNOW. THIS TRAIN DOESN’T WANT TO STOP. I WANT TO TAKE IT AND I’M HOT
AND I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF. MY PERFORMANCE IS REALLY
COMING ON AND YOU KNOW THEY ALWAYS SAY STRIKE WHEN
THE IRON’S HOT AND I’M STRIKING. (CYRUS) THIS HAS MADE A BIG
DIFFERENCE IN A LOT OF FIGHTERS WHEN THEY MAKE
THAT TRANSITION EITHER FROM GOING TO THE RING TO THE
CAGE OR THE CAGE BACK TO THE RING, SOMETIMES THEY HAVE
PROBLEMS READJUSTING. DO YOU THINK THAT’S GOING TO
BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU? (DONNIE) I DON’T THINK IT’S
GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR ME BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE I
STARTED. I STARTED INSIDE THE RING, YOU
KNOW. SO I ACTUALLY STARTED INSIDE
THE, OUTSIDE ON A COAL FIELD AT THE, ON WHAT WE CALL
A SLATE DUMP AROUND HERE IN THESE MOUNTAINS YOU KNOW. JUST OLE’ DIRT COAL BUT INSIDE
THAT RING THOUGH, NO IT’S NOT GOING TO GIVE ME A PROBLEM. (CYRUS) NOW FINALLY YOUR
OPPONENT PETER GRAHAM. YOU KNOW HE’S GOING TO BE
WATCHING THIS VIDEO, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, SEND A MESSAGE
TO PETER GRAHAM. (DONNIE) WELL PETER I’M JUST
GOING TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WATCHED SOME OF YOUR VIDEOS. I’M HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH A
LOT OF YOUR TALENT AND YOUR SKILLS THAT YOU HAVE AND
I’VE ALSO SEE THAT YOU TAKE SOME REALLY GOOD SHOTS
AND KEEP COMING AT A MAN. YOU KNOW THE ONLY THING I CAN
SAY IS DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
DON’T KNOW MY SKILLS AND I HAVEN’T HAD THAT NATIONAL
EXPOSURE OR WORLD EXPOSURE THAT YOU HAVE BECAUSE
YOU KNOW IT’S NOT GOING TO BE SOMETHING JUST TO WALK
THROUGH YOU KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE A FIGHT. IT’S GOING TO BE A MANLY FIGHT. (CYRUS) NOW CASEY YOU SAW THE
INTERVIEW, HE’S SO HUMBLE BUT YOU CAN TELL HE’S SO HUNGRY. THIS IS YOUR FIGHTER. THIS IS A BIG OPPORTUNITY. YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN HIS
CORNER. WHAT’S THE KEY TO THIS FIGHT? (CASEY) THIS IS A GREAT GUY. THIS IS SOMEONE WHO AS A
TEENAGER AND YOUTH HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE AN
ATHLETE AND THINGS HAD SLIPPED THROUGH HIS FINGERS
AND NOW FINALLY HE HAS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GO OVER
SEES AND DO IT BIG TIME AND I’M SO PROUD OF HIM AND OF
COURSE I’LL ALWAYS HAVE HIS BACK. YOU KNOW THIS IS JUST ONE OF
THE BEST DUDES IN THE WORLD AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE
HIM MAKE BIG WAVES. (CYRUS) CAN I GET A PREDICTION
ON THIS FIGHT? (CASEY) DONNIE LESTER, DONNIE
LESTER WINS. (CYRUS) BY KNOCKOUT? (CASEY) THAT’S WHAT WE’RE
GOING FOR. (CYRUS) I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT
NEXT WEEK. MORE COVERAGE ON AFC 4 BUT
UNTIL THEN FOLLOW THEM AT AFCMMA DOT COM DOT AU. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO WATCH THAT
FIGHT LIVE ON STREAM ON EPICENTER DOT TV. EFC AFRICA 17 PREVIEW NEXT
ROUND, BUT HERE’S FOUR MORE FINALIST FOR CLIP OF THE
WEEK. (FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS) (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (MUSIC) (MMA ITC BROUGHT TO YOU BY) (CYRUS) THIRD ROUND TIME, TIME
TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES AND I TELL YOU CASEY WHEN I THINK
OF THANKSGIVING, WHICH IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY. I THINK OF TURKEY. I THINK OF FOOTBALL, ALWAYS
AND I ALWAYS THINK OF EFC AFRICA RIGHT, JUST A
MAINSTAY. (CASEY) WELL BROTHER I SAID IT
BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, IT AIN’T COOL BEING NO
JIVE TURKEY SO COOL TO THANKSGIVING. (CYRUS) NEVER (CASEY) SO IF
IT’S DOWN AROUND THE HOLIDAYS YOU’VE GOT TO DELIVER
AN EFC, DEFINITELY DELIVERS. (CYRUS) THEY ALWAYS DELIVER,
COMING UP IN A FEW WEEKS, NOVEMBER 23RD EFC
AFRICA 17 WILL COMMENCE FROM CARNIVAL CITY SOUTH
AFRICA, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT RIGHT HERE ON
FIGHT NOW TV. NOW THEY ARE PULLING OUT ALL
THE SHOTS ON THIS ONE. TWO TITLES ARE UP FOR GRAB AND
FORMER TITLE HOLDER IS BACK AFTER LOSING HIS BELT
JUST LAST MONTH. NOW LET’S START RIGHT THERE,
JADYSON COSTA, HE WAS THE CHAMPION. HE JUST DROPPED HIS TITLE IN
THE MICHIEL OPPERMAN. NOW HE’S RIGHT BACK IN THE
CAGE, THIS TIME AGAINST MARTIN VAN STADEN. I MEAN THAT’S IMPRESSIVE JUST
TO COME RIGHT BACK IN THERE AND GET INTO A PREMIER
FIGHT AGAINST VAN STADEN WHO’S A HUNTER MMA GUY, WHO WE
KNOW REAL WELL. (CASEY) I THINK THAT THAT’S
WHERE COSTA’S AT. I MEAN HE IS A VERY, VERY
SOLID GUY. IT WAS A TRAGIC LOSS AGAINST
OPPERMAN BUT ONCE AGAIN THIS GUY IS A TOUGH, TOUGH DUDE. HE’S OUT THERE. HE WANTS TO BE COMPETITIVE. I’M SURE HE WANTS HIS BELT
BACK AND THEN VAN STADEN TOUGH GUY LIKE YOU SAID HUNTER
MMA GUY, WE’RE HUNTER MMA PEOPLE. SO WE’RE ANXIOUS TO GET OUT
THERE AND GET BEHIND HIM. BUT IT’S GOING TO BE A TOUGH,
TOUGH FIGHT. (CYRUS) I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT. NOW THE CO-MAIN AND THE MAIN
EVENT ARE TITLE FIGHTS. FIRST COSTA IANNOU IS
DEFENDING HIS TITLE AGAINST THE VERY EXCITING LEON
MYNHARDT. NOW IANNOU IS A STUD,
UNDEFEATED GOING FOR HIS FOURTH TITLE DEFENSE BUT
MYNHARDT WE REMEMBER FROM THAT BATTLE WITH KABULU, WHICH
WAS LIKE OUR FIGHT OF THE YEAR JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS FIGHT. HOW DO YOU SEE IT GOING DOWN? (CASEY) WELL IANNOU IS A TRUE,
TRUE CHAMPION AND A GUY THAT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO
KNOCK OFF. MYNHARDT THOUGH HAS A LOT OF
HEART. HE’S GOING TO PUSH AND HE’S
GOING TO MAKE THIS FIGHT ACTION PACKED AND YOU
NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. (CYRUS) IT COULD BE FIGHT OF
THE NIGHT, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT AND THE MAIN EVENT THE PIT
BULL IS BACK TO DEFEND HIS BELT, JEREMY SMITH WILL
DEFEND AGAINST DARREN DOUBLE D DANIEL. BOTH GUYS ONLY ONE LOSS BUT I
THINK THE EDGE HAS TO GO TO THE CHAMPION. (CASEY) WELL THE EDGE ALWAYS
GOES TO THE CHAMPION. THESE GUYS BOTH COME TO THROW
AND THAT IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF FOR OUR MAIN EVENT
AND THIS IS WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE RIGHT HERE. (CYRUS) I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE
THAT ONE. HUNTER MMA ALSO HAS SOME
SERIOUS REPRESENTATION ON THIS EVENT BOTH CONNAVIN AND
WESLEY HAWKEY ON THE CARD, NOT TO MENTION ONE OF YOUR
FAVORITES DALLAS JAKOBI. (CASEY) I LOVE DALLAS JAKOBI
THAT GUY COMES. HE BRINGS IT. HE’S GOT SO MUCH HEART AND SO
MUCH SOUL WITH THIS SPORT AND HIS FANS LOVE HIM DEARLY. (CYRUS) HE’S A HUGE FAN
FAVORITE AND OBVIOUSLY HE WANTS TO MAKE ANOTHER ROUND
OF THAT TITLE. IT’S EFCAFRICA DOT COM FOR
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FIGHT AND REMEMBER YOU CAN
CATCH IT ONLINE OR RIGHT HERE WITH FIGHT NOW TV. MAIN EVENT FEATURES ONE OF THE
TOP FIGHTERS FROM EFC AFRICA 17. SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED. IT’S YOUR MMA INSIDE THE CAGE
MAIN EVENT OF THE WEEK. (MUSIC) (ANNOUNCER) MUSCLE PHARM
PRESENTS LEON MYNHARDT VERSUS ALEX CHEBOUB. (REFEREE) YOU READY TO START,
LET’S START! (COM1) MYNHARDT IN THE WHITE
TRUNKS, CHEBOUB IN THE BLACK TRUNKS. HERE WE GO THE LIGHTWEIGHTS
ARE UNDERWAY. (CROWD CHEERING) (COM1)
CHEBOUB IMMEDIATELY CLOSES THE DISTANCE FROM MYNHARDT. TRADITIONALLY VERY, VERY LIGHT
ON THE BALLS OF HIS FEET. CHEBOUB COMING IN WITH THE
INSIDE LEG KICK. GOOD SHOT LANDED BY MYNHARDT,
CHEBOUB TRYING A SPINNING BACK KICK. SHOOTS FROM A MILE AWAY,
MYNHARDT SPRAWLS VERY NICELY, CHEBOUB GOT A HOLD OF
HIS ARM THOUGH. MYNHARDT LET GO OF IT, THEN HE
IMMEDIATELY BACKS OFF BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO
STAND AND TRADE AS ALEX CHEBOUB, LANDED BY
MYNHARDT. (COM2) CATCHES THE FOOT. (CROWD NOISE AND FIGHT SOUNDS)
(COM1) CATCHES A FOOT AND LET’S IT GO. (COM2) DOESN’T WANT TO CLOSE
THE GAP AND RISKS A CHANCE FOR A TAKEDOWN. HIS INTENTIONS ARE CLEAR. (COM1) AND CHEBOUB AGAIN COMES
IN AND AGAIN HE CAN SEE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WANT TO
TAKE IT DOWN. MYNHARDT THAT ONE LANDED AND
CHEBOUB LOOKS ALMOST WORSE FROM THAT SHOT. (COM2) I CAN’T BELIEVE HE FELT
THAT. (COM1) NICE! (COM2) OHH! (CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) THAT
ONE CAUGHT HIM AND IT HURT HIM BADLY. (COM2) MYNHARDT LANDING SOME
SHOTS FROM THE BOTTOM, (COM1) CHEBOUB COMING IN
ACROSS THE TOP A FAKE ELBOW, NOT CONNECTING THAT TIME. (COM2) NOT TOO MUCH DAMAGE TO
MYNHARDT. (COM1) TRIES TO GET BACK TO
HIS FEET. CHEBOUB ANXIOUS WITH THE
TAKEDOWN KEEPS ON PUSHING MYNHARDT BACK UP THERE. CHEBOUB TRYING TO DRAG
MYNHARDT TO THE GROUND. NICE WIZARD THROW, JUDO THROW
BY ALEX CHEBOUB, MYNHARDT NOW ON TOP. NOW HE DRIVES THE ELBOW INTO
CHEBOUB, GETS BACK TO HIS FEET LANDS A NICE SHOT. (COM2) HAPPY TO STAND (COM1)
MYNHARDT SETS UP AN ARM BAR, THINKS HE’S GOT IT. (CROWD CHEERING) (COM1) HAS HE
GOT THE ARM BAR? CHEBOUB JUMPS OVER THOUGH. VERY HIGH, CAUGHT CHEBOUB A
LITTLE BIT BY SURPRISE. (CROWD NOISE) 10 SECONDS LEFT OF ROUND ONE THE AMERICANA KEY LOCK. (AIR HORN) (COM1) END OF THE
ROUND, THAT WAS (COM2) ACTIVE. (REFEREE) READY TO START? READY TO START? LET’S FIGHT, (AIR HORN) (COM1)
ALEX CHEBOUB MAKES ONE SMALL MISTAKE AND HE CAN TAKE
YOU OUT WITH A SICK SUBMISSION. BIG KICK AGAIN BY MYNHARDT. (COM2) NOW CHEBOUB THREATENS
WITH THE HANDS AS LEON BIG UPPER CUT BY CHEBOUB’S. (CROWD NOISE) (COM1) SO
WINDING UP A BIG UPPER CUT SHOT TO THE BODY AND AGAIN
A CHEBOUB GETS THAT TAKE DOWN, DRIVES THROUGH, GRABS A
HOLD OF MYNHARDT ARM. (COM2) HE’S GOT TO BE CAREFUL. (COM1) TRYING TO SET UP THAT
KIMURA IS WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO. CHEBOUB DRIVING THROUGH. OHHH! WOW, CLOSE GUARD, HE MIGHT
HAVE IT THAT LOOKS TO BE TIGHT. (COM2) HE’S GOING TO SUBMIT,
(COM1) OHH! HE’S GOT THIS. LEON MYNHARDT STUFFED OUT ALEX
CHEBOUB! UNBELIEVABLE, NO ONE WOULD
HAVE SEEN THAT COMING. WHAT A HUGE WIN FROM LEON
MYNHARDT, TOO GOOD FOR CHEBOUB. (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (MUSIC) (MMA ITC BROUGHT TO YOU BY) (CYRUS) WELL IT’S TIME TO CALL
THIS EPISODE A WRAP BUT BEFORE WE DO LET’S CHECK OUT
THE LAST FOUR FINALIST FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. (FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS) (CASEY) NOW LET’S TAKE A LOOK
AT THIS VERY, VERY DIRTY DOZEN, ALL 12 FINALIST
FOR CLIP OF THE WEEK. (FIGHT & CROWD SOUNDS) (CASEY) NOW GET OVER TO
MMAINSIDETHECAGETV DOT COM AND CAST YOUR VOTE. (CYRUS) FIND US ON FACEBOOK,
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT MMAITC AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. I’M CYRUS FEES. (CASEY) I’M CASEY OXENDINE
(CYRUS) WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK (CYRUS & CASEY)
INSIDE THE CAGE. (MUSIC)

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