Friday, May 16, 2008

The Week in Review

It's been a busy week for news. Here's a brief recap of a few of the week's more important MMA-related events, courtesy of the hard-working staff at MMA Journalist. - In a conference call, EliteXC Grand PooBah Gary Shaw denied rumors that he is in talks with Mike Tyson and soon-to-be-free agent Tito Ortiz, but admitted that he would be more than happy to get fabulously wealthy from the revenue created by bouts with either of those fighters. - On this week's episode of "The Ultimate Fighter"... zzzzzz... *snore* ...zzzzzz. - TUF alum Brad Imes is slated to take on IFL heavyweight champ Roy Nelson tonight at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The outcome of the bout promises to shake the very foundation of the world heavyweight rankings. Or not. - The pre-UFC 84 trash talk between BJ Penn and Sean Sherk has begun to heat up. On a recent SpikeTV special, Penn referred to the former lightweight champ as "short", while Sherk called the current champ "Hawaiian".