This post was taken from my attempt at a think-piece MMA blog, The Flying Knee...
Are any other MMA savants out there who are perhaps just a little curious as to why Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita and the almighty UFC brass have not been like flies to a bbq over the signing of Canadian prospect Jordan Mein? The first time your trusty Flying Knee writers had the pleasue of seeing this kid ply his trade inside the cage was all the way back in June of 2008 for local Canadian promotion Rumble In The Cage. My head trainer at the time, Hollis "Strictly Business" Huggins took the short notice bout against some "18-year-old Canadian Kickboxer" and our team Bad Boyz Boxing & Wrestling made the trip to Lethbridge, Alberta for what we thought would be a nice way to get our leader back into the win column. 20 seconds and one headkick later we had gotten our first taste of Jordan "Young Gun" Mein (if you're a fan of impressive KO's you might wanna watch this one.)
Fast forward to 2012, and the maple leaf clad mixed martial artist is one of MMA's hottest prospects outside of the UFC. Riding an astonishing 9-1 clip in his last ten fights, with the only loss a semi-controversial split-decision to D-1 NCAA wrestler Tyron Woodley in an ugly lay-and-pray affair, Mein has cemented his status as well... a bad motherfucker. His run in Strikeforce was nothing short of impressive; stopping fellow vicious strikers Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos and Marius Zaromskis in Fight of the Night performances as well as avoiding the wrestling of Joe "Diesel" Riggs in another win.
Since the dissolution of Strikeforce last month, Jordan has found himself in somewhat of a fighter's purgatory; but made the most of his situation Friday night with another dominant stoppage over a former UFC fighter in Forrest "The Meat Cleaver" Petz (come on I had to use that nickname) for the main event of The Score Fighting Series' seventh event. Watch the complete fight below, and keep ya' eyes out for Jordan Mein entering into the lion's den that is the UFC's welterweight division sometime in early 2013.
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