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Keith Jardine Suspended Indefinitely for “Sportsmanship”

Written on September 15, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Not only did Keith Jardine lose from Trevor Prangley, and lose again for the fifth time straight, but he also incurred indefinite suspension from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for “sportsmanship.”

Here was what happened at the Shark Fights 13, according to Keith Jardine’s manager, John Madrid: “When Keith got through the crowd area, he was stopped and somebody was pulling on his shirt, out of reaction Keith pushed the guy to get him off and it happened to be (a Texas official).”

It was an honest mistake, an instinctive act when put in a situation where you were being grabbed in a snap, Madrid defended. But officials “would have none of it” and pursued the complaint on the fight night.

But it was indefinite because a hearing would be underway. Jardine was on his first fight in a four-fight skid when this happened. It looked like it was a tough test to break through for the UFC veteran, and he had to keep his track in the bouncing back road.

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Paul Daley Laughs Off his Crowning Blow

Written on September 13, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Winner Paul Daley jokes about the his funny fighting antics when interviewed after Shark Fights 13.

Definitely, wrestling cost so much for Paul Daley. A title shot with UFC champ Georges St-Pierre, coaching stint on TUF 12, a win over Josh Korscheck and his UFC contract. Daley, a hard-hitting fighter with with 18 KO’s over 25 career wins, likes to keep fights standing. Earlier of 2010, Koscheck used multiple takedowns to defeat Daley via unanimous decision in UFC 113.

Frustrated, Daley threw a post-fight punch on Koscheck which cost him his UFC career.Even now, UFC President Dana White said that Daley is not welcome to UFC.

Last Saturday, Masvidal used heavy takedowns to turn down Daley and the latter used a weapon unexpected by many – a takedown of his own.
He admit being impressed with the American Top Team staple.

“He’s a tough guy,” said Daley, who surrendered 10 percent of his “show” money to Masvidal after missing weight by less than a pound. “Me and my team knew he was a tough guy. He’s got a lot of experience and comes from a great team. I just want to thank him for stepping up and taking the fight and making it a fight. Maybe I entered the fight thinking no [155-pounder] was going to be able to take my punches, but he took them. He put on a good fight. He had a great gameplan, and he made me work for the win. It was a close fight.”

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Shark Fighter’s Houston Alexander: Assassins Never Give Up

Written on September 13, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Houston Alexander proved that he's not the man who quits. When he starts something he finishes it no matter what it takes.

Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (11-6) seem primed to provide the nation with entertaining videos. Unfortunately, in five of his six fights the clips involved someone else whose hand is raised at the end of the coil. But he refused to quit, even if it’s his last option. After the struggle he claimed victory over UFC veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.

“My kids, I always tell those guys never give up,” Alexander said following the win. “I proved that you never give up. Never give up. I think it was a flash (knockdown), I really didn’t see it coming because I was trying to get position. Apparently, he got to the position before I did.It was a flash, but the conditioning got me through it, and I ended up getting on top of him the last part of the round.”

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Keith Jardine, Now on a Five-fight Losing Streak

Written on September 13, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The Dean of Mean is distressed with another loss from Shark Fights 13. His fifth losing streak came from Trevor Prangley after getting a favorable score from two of the three judges. Can Jardine get his feet back on the trail?

Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine is a former Ultimate Fighter contestant who rose through the ranks, fighting in pay-per-view main events in UFC. But now, he’s fighting in the main card of a less prestigious pay-per-view fight last Saturday night. On Shark Fights 13, he was unable to get past Trevor Prangley via split decision. Prangley injured Jardine with a big knee to the head and a cut over his left eye. When Prangley looked like he was close to ending the fight via TKO, Jardine recovered well enough to attempt an arm bar and knee bar. Slowing down on the second round, Prangley landed a hard punch that knocked Jardine down. However, Jardine was able to hit a couple of leg kicks but did not take advantage of the awkward style. It was late in the third round that he felt a sense of urgency, attacking and giving combinations that had hurt Prangley. But it was too late and Prangley won 29-28 on the judges’ scorecards. Prangley improved his record to 23-6-1, while Jardine got another disappointing loss.

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Shark Fights 13: Alexander TKOs Sokoudjou

Written on September 13, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Two assassins have taken the stage for a battle of ammunition in Texas, as Houston "The Assassin" Alexander faced Rameau Thierry "The African Assasin" Sokoudjou in Shark Fights 13. And in the twist of events, The Assassin has won over Sokoudjou via TKO.

Former UFC stars Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Houston Alexander gave the Texas fans a great Saturday night fight, as they faced each other in Shark Fights 13. With Alexander badly hurt by Sokoudjou, it’s entertaining to note how Alexander came back and win by technical knock out in the second round. At the start of the fight, it seems that Sokoudjou would finish his opponent swiftly. But later in the first round, Alexander turned the tables on to ground his contender. Then early in the second round, Alexander knocked Sokoudjou down with a knee, followed by and uppercut. The former got on top of the latter and kept hammering until the referee stopped the fight. A one-dimensional brawler, Alexander will always be an entertaining fighter. This is the kind of battle that Shark Fights needs.

Is this some kind of a twisted event? Or Alexander just got the right projectiles for weaponry? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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HDNet Special: Shark Fights 13 back-to-back with MMA Anniversary Friday

Written on September 08, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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HDNet will air Shark Fights 13 together with the MMA Anniversary this Friday.

The Shark Fights 13 event this Saturday which represents Texas-based promo’s offering will be on this week’s “countdown” show. HDNet will air half of the special on Friday at 8:30 PM ET. Prior to that there is also a special third-year anniversary edition of “Inside MMA” that includes HDNet’s CEO Mark Cuban.

Shark Fights 13 will air on pay-per-view this Saturday. The event features Trevor Prangley and Keith Jardine with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander. This will take place on Marillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas.

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Shark Fight 13 Roster Revamp: Villefort and Straus In

Written on September 06, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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In a fiery competition like the MMA, some fighters get burned. They get injured, unable to step up to the cage for a while. Their names get discarded from the list, and yet as they do, others get their chance and finally make it.

This is partly the story of Shark Fights 13 brawlers Drew McFedries and Marcus Hicks as they suffer injuries days before the fight. Replacements have been called already in Danillo Villefort (11-3) and Daniel Straus (12-3).

Villefort will face Joey Villasenor(27-7), while Straus will clash against Karen Darabdeyan (9-3). With these changes, the revamped roster now goes:

MAIN CARD

* Champ Trevor Prangley vs. Keith Jardine (light-heavyweight non-title fight)
* Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
* Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
* Danillo Villefort vs. Joey Villasanor
* Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Champ Douglas Evans vs. Ronnie Mann (featherweight title fight)
* Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
* Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
* Karen Darabedyan vs. Daniel Straus
* Eric Davila vs. Pete Spratt

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Shark Fights Drops Dave Herman

Written on August 31, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Heavyweight Dave Herman was supposed to appear on the undercard event of Shark Fights 13. But due to his pending litigation against rival promotion Bellator Fighting Championships, he was taken out of the event. Will this a forever sad story for Herman?

Due to his pending litigation against Bellator Fighting Championships, Dave Herman was scratched off from the September 11 event of Shark Fights 13. Herman sued Bellator for allegedly breaching a six-fight 30-month contract he signed last October 28, 2008. He is also claiming a torturous interference for a numerous fight assignments on the part of the promotion.

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Larson vs Saffiedine Completes the Shark Fights 13 Line Up

Written on August 26, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Saffiedine and Larson are both hungry for this win, so fans can expect an action-packed fight for the upcoming Shark Fights 13. Can "Sponge" sip all of his opponent's energy for the belt, or will Larson squeeze him out?

Shark Fights officials announced today that Brock Larson and Tarec Saffiedine will complete the puzzle of the next pay-per-view event. The Strikeforce and DREAM veteran Tarec Saffiedine will meet Brock Larson on the main card of Shark Fights 13. The event will feature a non-title match between Shark Fights light heavyweight champion, Trevor Prangley, and Keith Jardine. Shark Fights 13 will take place on September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, and will air live in pay-per-view.

Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine is a Belgian fighter that trains with Team Quest. He had made two appearances on Strikeforce Challengers cards in 2010, taking home victories on each match. His only defeat, in his nine fights inside the cage, was against Dong Sik Yoon via a split-decision last October 2009.

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Johnny Rees vs. Paul Bradley on Shark Fights 13

Written on August 17, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Two man with almost the same record in one event. It's an intriguing fight between the former UFC fighter, Johnny Rees, and Strikeforce Veteran, Paul Bradley. Who's your bet for the Shark Fights 13?

Former UFC fighter Johnny Rees will fight Strikeforce veteran Paul Bradley on Shark Fights 13. The intriguing event set for September 11 added both man with the same record on the card. Rees and Bradley both have the same 12-2 record, with one no contest. They also have similar career arcs; Rees won his first 10 pro fights before proceeding to UFC, then lost twice. Bradley, on the other hand, went 11-1 before having his shot with Strikeforce where he went 1-1. Shark Fights, which is expected to air from the Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas via pay-per-view, headlines the fight of Keith Jardine against Trevor Prangley.

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