Probably more to be a thorn in the side of Strikeforce and Cung Le for being such bitches about it and making him fight a guy he just beat. Its not like it was controversial and I don't see Manhoef getting another Lawler fight. Is Russow fighting Duffee again?Smith's people demanded a third fight if he loses this one when he signed, is that underconfidence or just being smart?
No it just makes for an interesting fight.Probably more to be a thorn in the side of Strikeforce and Cung Le for being such bitches about it and making him fight a guy he just beat. Its not like it was controversial and I don't see Manhoef getting another Lawler fight. Is Russow fighting Duffee again?
Damn- I was gonna bet Le as I don't think he will gas out as badly this time around but those odds blow. Really can't believe they are so lopsided for Le. No bueno IMO.
LinkRound 1 - Referee Jason Herzog in the cage for the evening's co-main event. Smith charges forward and slips to a knee. Smith pushing forward very quickly and shoves Le into the cage. Right hand from Smith as he maintains the pressure. Le fires a knee inside, but Smith digs a right hand into the body. They break, and Smith not giving Le any room to operate. Smith misses on a big right, and Le lands a punch. Three-punch combo form Le very fast and on the mark. Low kick form Le. Smith has stopped the reckless charging, and Le is setting up. Smith lands a shot and misses a high kick, and Le retreats. Le staggers Smith with a shot punch, and Smith shoots in. Le throws a few short rights. Le throws knees to the shoulder while controlling the head. Smith on his knees and absorbing rights to the body. Smith stands briefly, then drops to a knee again. Smith works up again and drives Le into the cage. Working from the clinch, and Le's back to the cage. Smith fires a few punches as they break. Big left hands cote from Smith. Le backs away and lands a hight kick. Less than a minute. Le scores with a few knees and Smith hits the deck. Le controls the position as he lands a few short punches. Big right to the ribs at the bell, and Le takes the opening round, 10-9.
Round 2 - Smith moves forward again, but Le lands a few crisp shots. Smith staggers back then moves forward again. High kicks land. Spinning backfist rocks Smith. Le swarms, and Smith might not get a chance for third-round heroics. Left hands to the head. Knee to the body. Smith somehow works back to hs feet, and they eventually break and restart. Smith seats another spinning backfist. He grabs his ribs which must be broken. Le pounces for a few massive uppercuts on the floor. Herzog gives Smith every opportunity, but he's obviously hurt, and Le isn't quitting. Kim Winslow says , "Let 'em fight!" but Herzog has seen enough.
Cung Le def. Scott Smith via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 1:46.