There is a phenomenon in our sport that I like to call “Car Crash MMA.” These are shows where the result is guaranteed to be so bad that they become “must see” events. YAMMA Pit Fighting is a perfect example of this kind of event and lord knows I was here liveblogging that train wreck.
Tomorrow night Sherdog is providing a stream of the Ken Shamrock promoted WARGODS: Valentine’s Eve Massacre and I fully plan on being here live on BloodyElbow to provide live thoughts and commentary on the event. And before you ask me “Good god Brent, why would you want to not only WATCH this event but write about it too?!” let me provide you with these 5 fun facts that prove exactly what a perfect Car Crash MMA event this really is. Note: these facts only apply to the top 6 fights on the card as listed on Sherdog:
1) The co-main events of Ken Shamrock vs. Ross Clifton and David “Tank” Abbott vs. Mike Bourke feature men with a combined record of 3-16-1 in their last 5 fights. Of those three wins only one has come since 2005 (Clifton’s win over Angel Banuelos in September of 2007). That is 17 months since one of these four men has put a “W” on their ledger.
2) The combined record of the 12 “top of the card” fighters is 129-110-4 (win percentage: 53%). The best record of the card belongs to “Cabbage” Correira’s opponent Buddy Roberts at 6-1. Roberts resume does not include a fight with a single opponent currently holding a winning record (combined opponent record: 11-23). Roberts’ only loss was to Josh Hall. Hall has no other victory as a professional.
3) The 12 fighters have been defeated inside of two minutes a combined 30 times. They have been stopped inside sixty seconds a total of 16 times.
4) Mike Bourke alone has been stopped inside of 40 seconds 4 times. Three of those times were KO’s and one was an injury.
5) TUF veteran Josh Haynes faces professional punching bag Rafael Real on the undercard. Real went 0-3 in 2008 fighting a total of 2:39 in those losses.
So I guess what I’m saying is…I’ll be here to liveblog a car crash.
The real question is:
Will you join me?
UPDATE: BONUS FUN FACT #6 – Ross Clifton has 6 career wins. The combined record of the men he has beaten? 2-15.
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