When Keeping it Crazy Goes Wrong at Bellator 200

Meet Carl Noon who looks like a villain from a Guy Richie movie and might actually be a Harbinger for the MMA Gods of old. I’m talking about the angry Just Bleed gods that tear ACL’s days before super fights and demand swangin’ and bangin’. Prior to last night Noon hadn’t fought for nearly 7 years. His last fight was a TKO loss to current UFC middleweight Jack Marshman. Ring rust appeared to be the last of Noon’s worries when he appeared mildly psychotic in his Bellator 200 pre-fight profile.

Now I don’t know if Noon really is crazy or if that pre-fight interview was just an homage to Key and Peele. Either way I have no interest in kicking a fighter when hes down, especially a fighter who is possibly unstable and might find and murder me with a potato peeler.

The fact of the matter is his opponent, Mike Shipman, is a legit middleweight prospect who would be undefeated if it weren’t for the lone loss he suffered in his first professional fight. Shipman was coming into this fight with a ton of momentum off a vicious spinning back fist knockout of Yannick Bahati for the BAMMA middleweight strap.

Shipman is now on a 12 fight win streak and he is shaping up to be another good prospect for Bellator. Post fight, Shipman said he’d like to test himself against someone ranked next. However he went on to say that he would prefer to get a couple more fights before he bumps into someone like Mousasi.

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