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1/7/11 10:45 AM
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MMASucka had an opportunity to chat with Antonio McKee after his shocking cut from the UFC. His release came following a SPLIT DECISION loss at UFC 125 to Jacob Volkmann. If you feel that Antonio should still be in the UFC then tweet @DanaWhite and tell him that.

http://www.mmasucka.com/2011/01/antonio-mckee-first-interview-since-being-released-from-ufc/
1/7/11 11:10 AM
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 actually, thats not the first interview since his release

http://www.joeshowradio.com/archive/podcasts.php?id=20110106-The-Joe-Show-ft-Charles-Bennett-and-Antonio-McKee
1/7/11 11:20 AM
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grkblood -  actually, thats not the first interview since his release

<a href="http://www.joeshowradio.com/archive/podcasts.php?id=20110106-The-Joe-Show-ft-Charles-Bennett-and-Antonio-McKee">http://www.joeshowradio.com/archive/podcasts.php?id=20110106-The-Joe-Show-ft-Charles-Bennett-and-Antonio-McKee</a>


Interesting.... the only reason i said it was his first interview was because if you listen to the interview he says ....you are the only person i've chat with since i got cut.. well you and my lawyer.
1/7/11 11:35 AM
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I don't get why you or any other interviewer doesn't call him out. He didn't win that fight. He clearly lost the first two rounds and Volkmann wasn't running from him during those rounds. He was pressing forward. In the third round maybe he was but he knew he won the first two rounds so why risk it. He was cut because he was talking shit and didn't back it up. Stop placating this guys ego. He was beaten by a third tier, at this time, level lightweight in the UFC. Phone Post
1/7/11 11:44 AM
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I didn't call him out because i was shocked. I felt if anything it was a Draw. 1 round a piece and then a 10-10 round.

I also find it funny that you call Volkmann a third tier fighter. If anyone in the UFC is third tier they shouldn't be there. Yes there are gatekeepers, but they are still elite fighters by any means.
1/7/11 11:49 AM
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he's been looking fairly impressive lately.... 3rd tier isn't really an accurate description.


1/7/11 11:51 AM
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If you gonna call yourself the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of MMA and say GSP should be looking up to you, then you better damn well win. I'm glad he was cut.
1/7/11 12:02 PM
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If your going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.
1/7/11 12:06 PM
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mmasucka - MMASucka had an opportunity to chat with Antonio McKee after his shocking cut from the UFC. His release came following a SPLIT DECISION loss at UFC 125 to Jacob Volkmann. If you feel that Antonio should still be in the UFC then tweet @DanaWhite and tell him that.

http://www.mmasucka.com/2011/01/antonio-mckee-first-interview-since-being-released-from-ufc/


Cheers for posting this but in all honesty if you want to progress your career in radio or as a journalist, you have to become a bit mroe objective.

You cannot tell me you belive everythign you agreed with him on? The lightweight division is super competitive and he didn't cut it simple as.
1/7/11 12:08 PM
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I agree that with the amount of hype he was pushing that he should have dominated. If he had done what he did in 90% of his other fights then it would have been a lay and pray fest. He wanted to give the fans a different side of Antonio McKee, which obviously wasn't a smart idea in his UFC debut.
1/7/11 12:08 PM
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I agree that with the amount of hype he was pushing that he should have dominated. If he had done what he did in 90% of his other fights then it would have been a lay and pray fest. He wanted to give the fans a different side of Antonio McKee, which obviously wasn't a smart idea in his UFC debut.
1/7/11 12:16 PM
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If he was as good as he keeps saying he is he would have either finished the fight or won it convincingly. I for one had Jacob winning. Huge Ego, Talk Shit, Don't Post results = Getting Cut. When people say Jacob is third tier I assume they mean if we did rankings of the UFC lightweight division he would be in the bottom third of those rankings, not third tier as a fighter in general.
1/7/11 12:21 PM
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When I say third tier, I mean in the bottom third of the rankings in the LW division. He's still a damn good fighter and would beat my ass any day of the week. :)

I could see it being a draw. I just get irritated that he talked all that shit and didn't do anything to back it up.

Thanks for replying to my question. Good interview from you!
1/7/11 8:59 PM
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FenixTX - When I say third tier, I mean in the bottom third of the rankings in the LW division. He's still a damn good fighter and would beat my ass any day of the week. :)

I could see it being a draw. I just get irritated that he talked all that shit and didn't do anything to back it up.

Thanks for replying to my question. Good interview from you!


No worries... i still don't think he should have been cut!
1/7/11 9:02 PM
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I didn't call him out because i was shocked. I felt if anything it was a Draw. 1 round a piece and then a 10-10 round.


You were really shocked at a round not being 10-10? How many 10-10 rounds do you know of?
1/7/11 9:04 PM
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McKee deserves a 2nd fight.
1/7/11 9:07 PM
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Wrinkle - If you gonna call yourself the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of MMA and say GSP should be looking up to you, then you better damn well win. I'm glad he was cut.
So people should be cut because of words... interesting. If he said nothing he should still be there?
 
1/7/11 9:21 PM
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Wrinkle - If you gonna call yourself the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of MMA and say GSP should be looking up to you, then you better damn well win. I'm glad he was cut.
So people should be cut because of words... interesting. If he said nothing he should still be there?
 


Well yeah, it seems you can in essence be cut for words since Dana plainly said, "talk a lot and dont perform, youre gone."

Duffee got cut for words he said after his loss about shitty pay.
1/7/11 9:23 PM
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His job besides fighting is to hype the fight! When sonnen does this and loses nobody says a word. Let's not forget Maia destroyed him. It's their job to talk smack and hype the fight. Frank Mir , Brock, KOS, Tito , all do the same. It makes the fight more compelling , I just don't understand all this he shouldn't talk and lose? There are plenty of UFC gatekeepers who do this. And no complaints or being cut. Phone Post
1/7/11 9:26 PM
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mmasucka - 
grkblood -  actually, thats not the first interview since his release

<a href="http://www.joeshowradio.com/archive/podcasts.php?id=20110106-The-Joe-Show-ft-Charles-Bennett-and-Antonio-McKee">http://www.joeshowradio.com/archive/podcasts.php?id=20110106-The-Joe-Show-ft-Charles-Bennett-and-Antonio-McKee</a>


Interesting.... the only reason i said it was his first interview was because if you listen to the interview he says ....you are the only person i've chat with since i got cut.. well you and my lawyer.



I just listened to the interview and right before he says "i called my lawyer and called you" or whatever, he had actually stated that youre the second person hes called since he was released. Re-listen to it again at 10:30 (literally).
1/7/11 9:29 PM
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lifeaftrprison -  His job besides fighting is to hype the fight! When sonnen does this and loses nobody says a word. Let's not forget Maia destroyed him. It's their job to talk smack and hype the fight. Frank Mir , Brock, KOS, Tito , all do the same. It makes the fight more compelling , I just don't understand all this he shouldn't talk and lose? There are plenty of UFC gatekeepers who do this. And no complaints or being cut. Phone Post
Beat me to it.
Basically it's BLUFF saying don't hype a fight and lose 'cos you get cut.... unless your name is Sonnen or Tito etc etc. I can't even stand McKee, but if you're gonna cut peeps for that, then tell everyone to stop hyping fights..........and losing.
 
1/7/11 9:31 PM
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Exactly! Phone Post
1/7/11 9:36 PM
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lifeaftrprison -  His job besides fighting is to hype the fight! When sonnen does this and loses nobody says a word. Let's not forget Maia destroyed him. It's their job to talk smack and hype the fight. Frank Mir , Brock, KOS, Tito , all do the same. It makes the fight more compelling , I just don't understand all this he shouldn't talk and lose? There are plenty of UFC gatekeepers who do this. And no complaints or being cut. <img alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;" src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" />
Beat me to it.
Basically it's BLUFF saying don't hype a fight and lose 'cos you get cut.... unless your name is Sonnen or Tito etc etc. I can't even stand McKee, but if you're gonna cut peeps for that, then tell everyone to stop hyping fights..........and losing.
 

Yeah, who the fuck do these guys think they are, hyping themselves and their fights. How dare they!
1/7/11 9:37 PM
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McKee might be a little eccentric but i agree that the double standard for shit talking is harsh.

And also, Shields comes in and puts on a simililarly close split (iirc) decision fight (which he won, barely) and Dana goes "oh its just the jitters." /but not McKee. At first I thought "eh fuck that guy" but he really was treated like shit.

And on top of that, outside of his eccentricities you can tell hes a pretty good guy, and i felt sympathetic to the fact that the guy really does feel like everyone hates him and that he was just thankful that the fans cheered him.
1/7/11 9:48 PM
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LOL @ people justifying this cut. He talked shit to hype himself into the UFC (no different than UG god McCorkle) and talked to hype up the opening fight on the undercard. So now fighters shouldn't hype fights for fear of being cut?

The first round was close as fuck, that was about as close a fight you can get.

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