Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thanks to all my fans for ur support! It means a lot to me. I'm not happy with the draw but the important thing is...I'm back!

23 comments:

Fred April 9, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

Welcome back! You looked great tonight for someone who took the fight on short notice. Gegard is no slouch bro, so you've impressed me once again.

Joe,  April 9, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

Dude, I became a fan of yours, way back because no matter what you ALWAYS come to FIGHT. Always give ur all and put on an exciting performance. Win, Lose or Draw. Thanks for the Fight. Now get a Rematch and a Full camp and K.O. him.

Gabz,  April 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM  

Much love, Keith!

Anonymous,  April 9, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

You fought your a$$ off and made it one hell of a fight. Good luck and hope to see you out there again soon.

Frank Baugh,  April 10, 2011 at 2:45 AM  

You're not happy with the draw? What...you thought you won?

Anonymous,  April 10, 2011 at 5:03 AM  

Be proud man!! I cheered for u all the way from Serbia. Best of luck.

Nikolaos26,  April 10, 2011 at 5:39 AM  

You showed alot of heart man. I was routing for you all the way. Now Id watch that rematch after you actually had a camp. Youll destroy that dude.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2011 at 6:14 AM  

Pretending you fought to a draw is an affront to mma fans...a real mma fighter would admit he didn't win that fight instead of talking about kissing his sister, you tool. You never hurt Gegard once, he didn't even look like he was in a fight. You?? Hospital bound. No where in any round did you threaten.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2011 at 6:37 AM  

Taking a fight with 9 days notice, after a vacation, and while commencing a drop in weight class was a risky, risky move. I'm glad it worked out for you.

I agree with Nik and Joe: get a full camp in and you'll smash Mousasi.

I can't wait to see the full re-invention at 185.

Anonymous,  April 10, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

Smash Mousasi? Hahaha is that for real? Jardine is a real fighter and has big heart, but let's be serious. Mousasi, at 25, is a better MMA fighter than Jardine ever was. He dominated the striking, the grappling, everything. Jardine had NO business getting a draw, even the pro-Jardine crowd booed it. Mousasi will destroy him if they fight again. I don't get why Keith thinks he won. Fightmetric and Compustrike already released their reports, the fight wasn't even close. That's no disrespect to Keith, God bless him, but he's not on Mousasi's level.

Dirty Diver April 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

That was a great fight considering Keith took it on 9 days notice. Jardine is known to have a great gas tank and to push the action but with no training camp he just wasnt himself in the cage. Yet he was able to fight to a draw, with the former Strikeforce Champion and current Dream Champion.

Cant wait to see Jardine at 185 after a full training camp. I honestly believe the best is yet to come.

Andrew,  April 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM  

I was cheering for you Keith. You always show up for war and you are a great fighter. My respect for you has reached new highs. I wish you continued success and all the best.

Tikler,  April 10, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

Your an idiot Dirty Diver, Yeah it's me again! So maybe you ought to go back to school and educate yourself. Don't ever come at me again with your B.S education which had no ground. As I said Jardine would not be back in the UFC that he would fight another lower promotion and if he won that fight he might get on with Strikeforce. LUCKY for him Zuffa Purchased Strikeforce and they gave him a shot EARLY (before he deserved it)! Yeah 9 days notice isn't enough time but he took the fight and could have declined. But if your going to say he fought his way to a draw you need to get off Jardines nuts! Mousasi made a mess of Jardine. Big deal he had take downs. He couldn't keep Mousasi down to do a bit of damage nor did he ever gain a dominate position 1 time in 6 takedowns. Oh but your so "educated" in MMA that you post up that "he was able to fight to a draw" and then build that statement up with the fact that he fought, "the former Strikeforce Champion and current Dream Champion". More like he was able to stay alive. It was no how, no way even close to a draw. Not even with the point taken. Jardine got worked over on his feet which was Jardines bread and butter.

Here let me show you the numbers again in case you didn't happen to even see the fight.

Mousasi Jardine
124/211 59% Strikes landed/thrown 45/142/ 32%
70/137 51% Standing arm strikes 31/115 27%
14/17 82% Standing leg strikes 12/18 67%
40/57 70% Ground strikes 2/9 22%
2/3 69% Takedowns 6/9 22%
2 Submission attempts 2
1 Dominate position 0

CLEARLY NOT A DRAW! Just a little education for you Dirty Diver...Heart doesn't win fights!

Word!

jesse james,  April 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

jardine won the first n mousasi got a point taken away. mousasi won rounds 2 n 3 n thats where he landed most his strikes. it was draw u fagot ass haters

Anonymous,  April 11, 2011 at 5:00 AM  

WOW I've never really been a fan of yours, but your performance with just 9 days of notice was simply amazing. I too believe that it was a draw, however if your cardio had been better, you'd probably have gone on to win the fight!

Anonymous,  April 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM  

Keith, you are most definitely still in the game. Keep it up!

Dirty Diver April 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

You finish your statement with "Word"??? Really Tikler? Is that to make you sound like some hard gangster? Give me a break.

I cant believe I'm going to say this but I do agree with you that his shot back came earlier than expected, but even you gotta admit it was damn ballsy to take that fight on such short notice.

As far as the fight goes you'd have to be dumber than you sound to believe Mousasi won the first round. Jardine came out aggressive and had four takedowns in that round. Securing a 10-9 which turned out to be a 10-8 AFTER the point deduction for the illegal upkick. I'm not disputing Jardine lost the final two rounds he did plain and simple. He was gassed and didnt anything left. But those final two rounds were 10-9 rounds in favor of Mousasi. Jardine did enough to make sure that they werent 10-8 rounds. Now if you do your math, go ahead grab your calculator I'll wait, you'll see that the totals come to 28-28 which is a DRAW.

Tikler,  April 11, 2011 at 1:53 PM  

@ Dirty Diver, Hard Gangster? Is that your best shot this time? I'm no gangster nor a wanna be. It's something I put at the end of my posts.

Look we can agree to disagree. Put the sorry ass judges of MMA aside and you know damn well they suck! Jardine did not win the 1st round. Watch it again. Yea he took Mousasi down 4 times, had a some leg kicks, a knee or two and a few strikes in that round but he never held him down for more than 26 seconds and only threw 1 punch while in the guard just before the upkick. Only 2 strikes where thrown by Jardine in the 6 times he had Mousasi down. Mousasi was more active off his back with strikes during those short take downs than Jardine with his head in Mousasi's chest. During the last 3 minutes of round 1 Jardine had 2 of his 4 take downs which never lasted longer than 15 seconds with NO damage done. Mousasi threw Knees, elbows, kicks, and punches that landed repeatedly when standing during those 3 minutes. Ultimately cutting both of Jardine's eyes and splitting his lip.

It was an unjust ruling and if you think I believe that if the shoe was on the other foot and you would be sitting here saying Mousasi won that round the way Jardine did I don't buy it. Your being a little bias because your a Jardine fan and I respect that but, Mousasi had that fight 10-9 through every round and with the point deduction round 1 was a 9-9 Which should have resulted in a 29-27 Mousasi win. The ONLY reason it was a draw was because the judges suck ass and you know this man! The real number which I posted don't lie

Go watch the post fight interview with Ariel, Jardine is a MESS!

Don't get it wrong I'm a Jardine fan. I give credit where credit is due. Jardine had heart as always but plain and simple his style is of the past. Hopefully this "reinvention" will do him some good but the only way that's going to happen is if he miraculously gets good at BJJ.


Word!
(non- hard gangter style!)

Dirty Diver April 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

@Tickler

Alright so I went back and watched the fight again, twice actually, and tried to put all bias aside.

I admit that it was a super close round and could see the argument for the round going to Mousasi but in my eyes Jardine did enough to pull that round out.

Now I'm not going to defend the judges, everybody whose ever watched an MMA fight knows that most of them couldnt tell their ass from a hole in the ground. But in my OPINION the two who scored it a draw were right.

Now I've heard talk of a rematch and I think although it would be more competitive if Jardine has a full training camp I think Mousasi is a bad matchup for him. As much as I hate to say it Mousasi BEAT UP Jardine on the feet theres just no denying it.

I'd like to see "The Dean" just put this fight behind him, drop down to middleweight and see what kind of storm he can stir up at that weight class.

Tikler,  April 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

@ Dirty Diver, AGREED (shake)! LOL, you're alright man. I respect your OPINION, (this time) hahaha....... It's Squashed!

Word!

Anonymous,  April 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

the fight was a draw, a great perfomance by jardine specially with that short notice against a top figther like mousasi.

Go to the MW division jardine, the MW division in SF is thin and i can see you taking the best against those oponents and having the chance to challenge jacare in two or three figths at most specially with this draw that is more of a win than a draw. a prangley rematch can be a good welcome fight for you in that division

pseudopsurfer April 13, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

fuck the haters Keith...can't wait to see you at a 100% for the rematch!

You are a Warrior Sir, you never let your fans down and you always give a 120% effort!

Thank you Dean of Mean!

Anonymous,  April 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

You're awesome Keith, your one tough dude with a ton of heart!

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I was born in Butte, Montana.
A proud town known for its hard nosed rough sort of people. From there, I moved to a small town in Central Oregon where I spent a number of years before moving to Southern California. This is where I went to Canoga Park High School and then LA pierce Junior College.

I spent my last two years of college football at a division II school in Las Vegas New Mexico called New Mexico Highlands University. I finished playing football there and then coached for a few years when I met a guy teaching mma at the local rec. center. I was sold right away and drove to Albuquerque to meet Greg Jackson, who was already well known in the area. I then decided to move to Albuquerque to train with him. That was in 2000 and I have been here every since.

I got my big break in 2005 when, after my training partner Diego Sanchez did so well on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 where I got the opportunity to be on the second season of the show. Although I didn't win, I learned a lot from both Rich Franklin and my training partners while at the same time developing lifelong friendships. The show was great for my career, and has given me the opportunity to become a full time fighter and to progress to where I am today.

I have had 11 fights now in the UFC and I am currently regarded as one of the best fighters in the world.

- Keith Jardine

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