Scott Smith made his return to the middleweight division at tonight's (Sat., March 3, 2012) Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" event in Columbus, Ohio, against Lumumba Sayers in what amounted to a final chance before a trip to the firing squad.
That's because Smith came in having lost three fights in a row and four of his last five. He could only live on the memory of his thrilling knockout win over Cung Le for so long, after all. Sayers, meanwhile, had finished every win of his career in the first round.
Add another one.
Sayers dominated the few minutes they were in the cage together, rocking Smith, slamming him and finally, submitting him with a guillotine to vanquish "Hands of Steel" to mixed martial arts (MMA) purgatory.
Smith's brain got a reprieve from punishment after taking a few shots in the opening minute when Sayers scored a takedown and took his foes back. He got back to his feet but it wasn't long before Sayers was shooting in for another takedown.
This time, Smith attempted to lock on a guillotine. So Sayers picked him up and dumped him backwards, slamming him to the mat. A short time later, he had a guillotine of his own locked in.
Tap, tap, tap, time to find a new job.
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