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Keith Jardine: The Fighter Who Always Said Yes

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Having a reputation as a fighter that will always step up whenever the UFC or Strikeforce asks you to can be a commendable thing in the sport of MMA.

Most fighters in the industry know it as an unspoken rule, but Zuffa officials love fighters who will step up and help save a fight card when injury strikes or something pops up on late notice that requires someone take a chance.

Throughout Keith Jardine‘s long career from his days in King of the Cage to his stint on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter to his recent Strikeforce fights, he’s always been the fighter willing to say “yes.”

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Post #1   4/8/12 7:19:17PM   

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I still remember arguing with my buddy that Jardine was a gimme fight for Chuck and then Jardine proved me wrong not to mention his destruction of Forrest. Despite his spotty record of late, dudes a gamer and had quite the career.

Post #2   4/8/12 8:55:49PM   

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Always been a dean of mean fan
That lidell vs jardine fight still to me was one of the biggest upsets I have seen live. That and probably
Russow vs duffee

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the dude is incredibly awkward, very durable, and hits hard. always fun to watch, wish he was still in the ufc

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Also the first fighter I'd ever seen use the leg kicks to win fights.

Post #5   4/9/12 8:50:01AM   

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He also had surprisingly good takedown defence Rashad struggled to get him down... So did Hamill etc etc!

He'd have been an incredible guy if he had a better chin...

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"The fighter whos chin stopped saying yes"
Other than Chuck, there aren't too many better examples of a guy who has taken one too many and simply can't withstand the beatings anymore. He sure got knocked out a lot, but he was always game and was in some fantastic fights.

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Posted by airkerma

"The fighter whos chin stopped saying yes"
Other than Chuck, there aren't too many better examples of a guy who has taken one too many and simply can't withstand the beatings anymore. He sure got knocked out a lot, but he was always game and was in some fantastic fights.



I think his chin never said yes, just got hit by better and better fighters.

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Posted by jjeans

He also had surprisingly good takedown defence Rashad struggled to get him down... So did Hamill etc etc!


so did Bader after the first round

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Keith Jardine is my all time favourite fighter (I'll pause for laughs). His KO of Forrest Griffin got me into the sport and I will always ride his war wagon, regardless of circumstance. I really wish his chin was a little better, but I blame Wiuff for cracking it very early on in his career

He stepped up to fight Rampage, when Rampage was actually relevant and wanted to fight, since Rashad turned it down so he can hold onto the belt longer and fight an "easier" opponent in Machida

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Post #10   4/9/12 7:16:55PM