Friday, August 10, 2007
The Global Fighting Championship will debut on August 17th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, and Mark Kerr is slated to take on Sean O'Hare in what promises to be a barnburner. Not. Seriously, how is Kerr still finding work? From 1997 to 2000, he was a dominant competitor in the UFC and Pride, but it's been nearly seven years since he earned a "W" - or seemed like he even gave a shit. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the great fighter he once was. I was at the HBO screening of "The Smashing Machine" back in 2003, and shook Kerr's hand and thanked him for doing the film. But he's been phoning in his performances for a while now, and it's an insult to the other hardworking athletes on the August 17th card - athletes like Jeff Monson, Edwin Dewees, Ruben Villareal and Nuri Shakir - to share a marquee with someone not even trying. Is it possible that Kerr has perfected the Jedi Mind Trick? I can think of no other reason as to why matchmakers keep using him.