(The plaque is nice and all, but Chiesa would have gladly entered the TUF 15 tournament for two greenbacks.)
Despite The Fact That we will’t precisely accuse Spencer Fisher of violating our ban on MMA combatants retiring simplest to right away unretire, he happened as shut as humanly imaginable when he advised more than a few media outlets that his trilogy-completing Fight with Sam Stout at UFC on FX 4 ultimate June would most definitely be his last. As we originally remarked, it seemed about as becoming an finish to his MMA career as Fisher can have asked for — his pair of earlier fights with Stout had not handiest fueled an excessive rivalry between the 2 (not on the level of Paraguay vs. Uruguay, but still), but had earned the duo Combat of the Night Time honors on two separate events. That he suffered a razor-thin split determination loss must now not have cheapened the importance of the moment, at the least in our minds.
In both case, it appears that Fisher isn’t somewhat ready to name it quits, as he has been booked to face fellow UFC vet Yves Edwards at UFC on FOX Eight, which transpires from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington on July Twenty Seventh. Fisher has dropped 5 of his final 6 contests, whereas Edwards has gone win-loss in his ultimate 5 fights and is coming off a unanimous determination loss to Strikeforce newcomer Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 156. For Fisher’s sake, we hope he wins this, as a result of ending your profession on your own terms sure beats joining the And Now He’s Fired membership.
And now let’s tackle the that you can imagine person of hobby pictured above, who has also been booked for UFC on FOX 8…
In View That making mincemeat of his three opponents all the way through his run on the fifteenth season of the final word Fighter, Michael Chiesa has collected two straight victories in the octagon by the use of rear-bare choke (sound acquainted?). Even Supposing he’s heard a fair proportion of criticism with reference to his standup sport (once more), Chiesa’s smothering Jiu-Jitsu assault has been the kiss of loss of life for all of his opponents so far in his MMA profession.
Sadly for Chiesa, he’ll be facing an equally bad submission artist when he takes on Swedish prospect Reza Madadi, additionally at UFC on FOX Eight. Like Chiesa, Madadi has amassed both of his octagon victories via submission and is coming off a 3rd round, come-from-behind Brabo choke victory over TUF one thing-or-other runner-up Michael Johnson at UFC on GAS 9.
Who do you love for this pair of light-weight battles, Potato Nation?