Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Strikeforce's Lyle Beerbohm happy with win, but TV slot and title shot on short list of goals

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Unless you bought a ticket for this past weekend's "Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" in Kent., Wash., you didn't get a chance to see lightweight Lyle Beerbohm's (10-0) first-round submission win over Duane "Bang" Ludwig.

The preliminary card fight, Beerbohm's biggest win to date, didn't make it onto the evening's Showtime broadcast.

But while "Fancy Pants" recently admitted to Radio ( that he was disappointed not to make the airwaves, Beerbohm is confident Strikeforce won't make the same mistake next time.

"I was pretty disappointed (that I wasn't on TV)," Beerbohm said. "Of course I want to be on TV. I want everybody to see my mug, and the simple fact is you don't get the sponsorship money when you're not on TV. I'm a broke fighter, and I need money.

"But it's going to come to me. I've only been doing this for a little over two years, training and fighting. I'll be a little bit more patient, and I'm sure I'll be on TV from here on out. It's all going to work out for me."

Beerbohm submitted Ludwig with an infrequently utilized bulldog choke – one of Beerbohm's specialty that he as dubbed the "Beer-Naked Choke."



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