Any fight that lasts close to a minute is already impressive, but when that minute is filled with non-stop haymakers that leave the faces of both combatants bloodied, I can’t help but tip my hat and salute the men who provide us with such excitement.
Some players fight in an attempt to gain some momentum during their team’s sluggish performance, while others are simply looking for revenge from an earlier incident in the game, or season. Chalk up this battle between the Coyotes’ Derek Morris and the Flames’ Curtis Glencross as a result of the latter.
After sending the puck into the Coyotes’ zone, Glencross went in hard on the forecheck, like any hard-nosed player would do, and rattled Phoenix defenseman Keith Yandle with a rather stiff check.
While Yandle left the ice in a bit of a daze, Morris was looking for some retribution, and he found it as he pummeled Glencross with a steady dose of right hands in this edition of the Jagger Mafia “Hockey Fight of the Night.”
Japanese MMA fighter Jung Hyun Lee deserved every second of his pummeling from Takeo Shiina after that ridiculous pre-fight taunt. To bad Lee couldn’t do all that bobbing and weaving during the fight to avoid getting knocked the f*&k out!
As for the referee who took a vicious knee to the head from Shiina as he tried to break up the fight, I guess that is just a bad case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The madness begins at the 1:05 mark.
Sean Avery put a lick on the Oilers’ Colin Fraser in the Rangers 8-2 victory this afternoon. In the aftermath, Fraser’s teammate Ladislav Smid politely inquired if Avery would like to engage in fisticuffs. Avery declined. Then waited for Ladislav to lower his guard and threw what the Oilers’ called a sucker punch.
Stars vs. Kings had 4 fights! But it was the second fight that I liked best. As soon as the puck dropped on a faceoff mid-way through the second period, Stars’ Brandon Segal and Kings’ Kyle Clifford dropped the gloves to settle an earlier score from in front of the net.
The fight itself doesn’t win any awards for how long it carries on. In fact, it only lasts one good punch, but both players were going all out against one another, you could just sense the fury and Clifford ultimately drops Segal to the ice after he stumbles.
After a successful college career with the Pac-10’s Arizona State Sun Devils, Mike Batiste took his talents to the Euroleague, and perhaps no one has felt the effect of his presence more so than Saso Ozbol.
During a game between Panathinaikos and Union Olimpija, things got nasty when Batiste intentionally stomped on the head of Ozbol. The Panathinaikos center was quickly whistled for a foul as trainers attended to a dazed Ozbol. Surprisingly, the vicious head-stomp wasn’t even the strangest part of this whole incident.
After cooling down, Batiste was ordered by his coach to apologize to Ozbol, which he did. You can see all the head-stomping action, and the ensuing apology, in the video below…
The Anaheim Ducks’ George Parros has made a reputation for himself in hockey circles as a tough guy with one of the NHL’s best mustaches. Oddly enough, the Princeton grad decided to shave his stache during a month when most men prefer to grow theirs in an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Although he did shed the stache, one thing Parros did not shed was his tough guy image, which he put on display once again last night in a fight with the San Jose Sharks’ Frazer McLaren. Their back-and-forth tilt was an easy pick for the “Hockey Fight of the Night”!
You pretty much have to value all forms of fighting, from boxing, to karate, to judo, to all of it combined in MMA. They are all important and they all play a major part in the history of fighting and MMA.
Prior to the rise of MMA and the UFC, boxing was the most popular combat sport in the world, and even though it’s popularity has been waning for some time, it is still an integral part of fighting, and it always will be.
Enough talk, here are the top 50 Boxing KO’s of all time…
This fight appeared to be a mismatch of epic proportions. During Sunday night’s game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks, the Oilers’ Zack Stortini had a moment of bravery and decided to challenge the Blackhawks’ John Scott to a fight. Big mistake!
Standing at an imposing 6’8, 258-pounds, Scott had 4-inches and 43 pounds on his opponent and he made the most of it, pummeling the smaller Stortini in this edition of the Jagger Mafia “Hockey Fight of the Night.”
Jockeys Calvin Borel, a Three-time Kentucky Derby winner, and Javier Castellano came to blows at the end of the first race. According to reports, the bad blood started after Castellano cut in-front of Borel in the race, changing the momentum of the pack. Borel ended up waiting for Castellano after crossing the finishing line and dismounting, threatening to “kill” his opponent. The 5-foot-1 Castellano fought back, landing a blow on what appears to be Borel’s chin. Here’s the details from ESPN.com:
The 43-year-old Borel waited for Castellano after the Marathon, angry over a mid-race move in which Castellano and mount Prince Will I Am unwittingly cut off horses ridden by Borel and Martin Garcia.
The move nearly sent Garcia tumbling to the ground and blunted Borel’s momentum.