Rodney King Beats Cop (Boxing Match)

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Rodney King won this round against cops unanimously.

The 44-year old whose beating at the hands of white LAPD officers who were later acquitted sparked deadly race riots in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago was the unanimous winner in a celebrity boxing match outside of Philadelphia.

“This is a new chapter in my life,” King said after the fight, according to a statement. “I am sober, fit and now a winner.”

King took on ex-cop Simon “The Renegade” Aouad, 31, at the Philadelphia Airport Ramada Inn in three rounds and drew a crowd of about 500 fans, according to the New York Post.

The 6-foot, 215-pound tattooed Aouad, who worked as an officer outside of Philly, came to the fight with a 36-0 record and 34 knock outs. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound King trained for the fight by sparring, hitting bags and jumping rope, according to the Post.

“I know some people will see the irony here. … But I would have fought anyone who was worthy,” King said before the fight. “I take this very seriously. Never felt better, physically and in the mind.”

The three-round match was sponsored by Celebrity Boxing.

More MMA Knockouts of 2009 (no UFC)

Gina Carano Vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos

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This Saturday night’s Strikeforce women’s title fight between “Cyborg” Santos and Gina Carano is, without a doubt, the biggest fight in women’s MMA history.  It’s the first time a major organization has put two women in a main event bout, and it will mark the first time since her signing with EliteXC that we’ve seen Carano fight an opponent who doesn’t seem handpicked to suit her strengths.

In other words, there’s a good chance Carano could lose for the first time.  That’s part of what makes this fight interesting, but if that happens, where does Strikeforce’s women’s division, and women’s MMA as a whole, go from there?

Without question Carano has helped attract a lot of mainstream attention to women’s MMA.  People who don’t know fighting still know Carano, and she could realistically turn a lot of new fans on to the sport in general.

But if the face of women’s MMA gets beaten bloody in front of a live audience on Showtime this weekend, will those same people be equally interested in seeing Santos defend the belt in her next fight against someone who doesn’t look like a pin-up model?  And if not, what does that say about the nature of the interest in women’s MMA in general?

UFC 101 Highlights

The best fight of UFC 101 was Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin, here are some .gif that sums up the whole fight:

The crowed boos Anderson Silva,  his reaction O_O:

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First down?

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Second down?

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Last down (the jab KO)

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BONUS: Heres Kenny Florian tapping out after BJ Penn applies his deadly rear naked choke in the 4th round

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Rob Newbiggin, boxer to go undergo sex change

According to The Sun, boxer Rob Newbiggin has decided to undergo a sex change operation. Rob Newbiggin has revealed to a number of media outlets that he was born with the physical characteristics of a man, but due to high levels of estrogen (a female hormone) in his body, his gender could not be classified as a man or woman. Rob Newbiggin says that he was born “intersexual” in the United States in 1964 and abandoned by his South American parents.
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He revealed previously to wearing wigs and women dresses in his free time of the day. Rob Newbiggin is said that that after disclosing about his wish for sex change, he lost all his friends, he told about his struggle and personal experiences regarding his friends to media. Rob Newbiggin said the only person decided to standby his side is his wife Emma, he said his wife has been his rock. Once he becomes a woman he will change his name to Mercedes, and will hopefully get his (her?) license in female boxing after the sex change.

Gina Carano Showtime Photos

Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. Carano appeared as the Gladiator “Crush” on American Gladiators. She has been referred to as the “face of women’s MMA”

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