Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceres is not a happy ultimate fighter. That’s because he only made 8k off his fight this past weekend instead of 16k, the result of multiple brutal nutshots that saw Herb Dean deduct two points from the TUF fighter. Even with the deduction, Alex still only lost his fight with Edwin Figueroa via split decision, putting the blame squarely on the low blows. In his interview with Ariel Helwani, he said he was &feature=youtube_gdata” target=”_blank”>going to contest the results. After some time to chill and reflect, will Bruce Leeroy accept responsibility for punting his opponent’s pills?
“To be honest with you, I don’t know what the hell was going on in that fight. I was pretty surprised that any of that happened. I was aware of the low blows I delivered and I have to admit, the first and second low blow did not land in his crotch. I believe he was milking it a little bit. I mean, he even admitted it a little bit, saying that the second one wasn’t even a low blow, it was vibrations from the low kick that hurt his groin. I was surprised because I never heard of a two-point deduction. Ever. Herb Dean did warn me after the first time but then again I thought it was a glancing blow, it wasn’t as bad as they were making it out to seem. It’s pretty disappointing, it’s pretty frustrating, but the decision’s made. What I can do is just get back in the gym and never throw inside leg kicks again because apparently, they’re gonna milk it for all they got.”
I’m not gonna comment much on Herb Dean’s goofy two points at once deduction. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: MMA rules suck and it’s amazing that they’ve functioned as well as they have over the past decade. Testicles don’t care if they were kicked on purpose or by accident. They cry out for justice regardless of intent. If a guy kicks you in the tender bits so hard you do a rolling lap of the cage, they should lose a point. Herb taking two points upon the second ball-blast was a corrective action as far as I’m concerned.
But that’s a matter of opinion, and Bruce Leeroy is free to disagree with me on this, especially since it cost him money and put him on shakey ground employment-wise. But blaming Figueroa for getting kicked in the nads is straight up idiot talk. Maybe Cacares hasn’t watched the fight again, because if he did he’d have seen that part where the UFC production team piped in the sound Cacares’s foot made hitting Figueroa’s cup. It was like something you’d get off a 1001 Baseball Sound Effects cd under ‘Home Run Hit.’