Sunday’s UFC on vs. featured Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman winning by unanimous decision over Rick Story in front of his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA . Nate Marquardt was supposed to fight Story, but instead he will be filing for unemployment, moving back-in with his parents, and polishing up his resume in-between “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” marathons on Adult Swim.
For Brenneman , UFC tried to play up the whole “Rocky” angle (underdog takes fight at the last minute, ends up going the distance) and I don’t buy it for two reasons. 1) Rocky lost the fight in Rocky I to Apollo Creed; and 2) The Spaniard looks way more like Stallone in Nighthawks then he does Rocky Balboa.
(written before the fight) Meanwhile Cheick Kongo was channeling his inner Kimbo Slice yesterday before getting into the cage with Pat Barry, which I wholeheartedly support. Kongo got absolutely rocked by Pat Barry twice before he put Barry out with sea legs. Easily the most devastating knockout since this guy.