View Full Version : anyone care about Keith Jardine?

09-12-2010, 06:05 PM
Just lost his fifth in a row at Shark Fights :sad:

Country Breakfast
09-12-2010, 11:28 PM
I never was a fan.
I feel sorry for the guy though.

09-13-2010, 12:11 AM
I never was a fan.
I feel sorry for the guy though.

Same here :sad:

09-13-2010, 12:25 AM
not really

Irish Pride
09-13-2010, 01:10 AM
I was a fan and I was quite sad when I read the news earlier today. Poor guy. :sad:

09-13-2010, 03:49 AM
was never a HUGE fan, but I thought he seemed like a good guy. I wish him only the best.

09-13-2010, 03:51 AM
I find that his fights are usually pretty enjoyable. I'd call myself a fan.

09-13-2010, 12:23 PM
I don't really care about him one way or the other. He was a nice guy when I met him up at UFC 68 in Columbus, but I was never smitten or anything.

Gotta be bummed for him, though. He was all about using this time to re-discover himself & get better before returning to the UFC. I just hope he doesn't baloon up in weight & follow big Timmy into pro wrestling . . .

09-14-2010, 09:44 PM
Looks like Keith's week just went down the tubes. He's been indefinitely banned my the Texas Athletic Commission:

When things just can’t seem to get any worse, somehow life always seems to find a way to knock you just a little further down before you finally get back up. At least, that’s often times how it seems, and it must feel that way right now for Keith Jardine.

Not only did he suffer his fifth straight loss at Saturday night’s Shark Fights 13, Jardine was also indefinitely suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for “sportsmanship.”

“What happened, when Keith got through the crowd area, he was stopped and somebody was pulling on his shirt, out of reaction Keith pushed the guy to get him off and it happened to be (a Texas official),” explained John Madrid, Jardine’s manager.

Sounds simple enough, but the problem really started just prior to that when there was no escort from the backstage area out to the cage.

“There were no commission people or any security or anything to escort Keith out to the cage, and the TV guys are saying we gotta go. The crowd was really tight knit walking out, people reaching over the barriers grabbing at him and wanting to touch him,” Madrid recounted.

“He's standing there ... he's being grabbed, he turns around in instinct and pushes the guy back, thinking its an over aggressive fan, but it happens to be (a Texas official).

“He's very apologetic to that. (But) the only part that the commission saw was Keith pushing the commission guy.”

Madrid says he tried to explain the context of the situation to commission officials, but “they would have none of it.” They suspended Jardine on fight night, telling Madrid that it was indefinite until a hearing could be held.

Madrid then attempted to gain contact information so that he could stay on top of the situation as it developed, but says he was told by officials that “they would be in contact.”

Greg Alvarez, Assistant Combative Sports Program Manager for Texas, basically concurred with Madrid’s recap of the situation, telling MMAWeekly.com that Jardine was suspended because “he pushed one of my referees.”

He said that Jardine could have been suspended immediately and not allowed to fight, but that he felt the severity of the situation didn’t warrant such action. Instead, he decided to file an incident report that is then handed over to Texas’ enforcement department for processing.

“The complaint is open and enforcement will contact him. Once there's a complaint it's out of my hands,” explained Alvarez. “They call him in for the interview and he can give his side.”

As of Tuesday morning, Madrid had yet to receive any further contact from officials in Texas.

“Some take a couple weeks, some a couple months,” said Alvarez about the time frame of processing the complaint. “Our agency regulates 26 other (area), not just combative sports.”

Heading into the bout, which he lost to fellow UFC veteran Trevor Prangley, was hopefully going to be Jardine’s first step back to the Octagon after receiving his walking papers on the heels of a four-fight skid.

Now he’s left to continue the rebuilding process anew, and likely without the Shark Fights platform, at least until the situation with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation can be resolved. Shark Fights is based in Texas and has held all of its 13 events in the state.

09-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Damn! That man needs to sacrifice a live chicken or something. :unsure-1: Or maybe a goat....

09-14-2010, 10:22 PM
I was a fan and I was quite sad when I read the news earlier today. Poor guy. :sad:
Yeah, same here.

09-14-2010, 10:26 PM
Not very fair, is it, that the "Texas official" could put his hands on Keith...then Keith gets suspended when he returns the favor?


I thought he put on good, lively fights, just never knew which Jardine would show up! He sure could take punishment and I loved his weird style.

I hated that he beat Chuck though...

09-14-2010, 10:47 PM

Damn! That man needs to sacrifice a live chicken or something. Or maybe a goat....


09-14-2010, 10:49 PM
Your dancing Technoviking, LMAO!!! I don't know where you find this stuff!

09-14-2010, 10:53 PM
I don't know where you find this stuff!

mostly google :)


09-14-2010, 11:06 PM
I dont think he will be indefinately suspended...I just think he accidently pushed the wrong person and cant fight til after the inquest...afterall...if they really hated him for it...they would have stopped the fight before it started.

it sucks though...I hope at the very least this Texan Official ended up on hia arse...afterall in a crowded walkway...people are pushing and shoving all the time...and without actually being knocked off his feet...well its not worth complaining about is it. :rolleyes:

Play The Man
09-15-2010, 08:36 AM
He is a good fighter. Not great. Not a champion, but a good, solid fighter. Look at the people he fought in the UFC - all his fights were against difficult, top fighters. He needs to fight some middling fighters to get his confidence back and put together a win streak. He would be an excellent gatekeeper for the UFC light-heavyweight division.

09-15-2010, 04:09 PM
since it is his living for now, i hope he gets it back on track ... a couple of wins should get him back on track, but maybe his days are done

09-15-2010, 09:58 PM
I can't really imagine where he goes from here.