Friday, January 2, 2009

Update on Eddie Alvarez

I just received this text from Steve Haigh, Eddie Alvarez's trainer and cornerman, who was with the Philly superstar on New Year's Eve when Shinya Aoki defeated Alvarez via painful and potentially damaging heelhook. "He's walkin better and still a bit swollen but def needs an MRI done here. They only did an X-ray over there which we knew no bones were broken. That's Japan for ya." MMA Journalist wishes Alvarez a speedy recovery.

Josh Neer Tries to Outrun Boss Hogg, Fails

This just in from our correspondent in Hazzard County: UFC fighter Josh Neer tried to outrun Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane early Thursday in his modified 1969 Dodge Charger, but failed in his efforts, and is now under arrest and being held in the local jail. Neer, a well-known moonshiner around these parts, is slated to face TUF 7 winner Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7th. No word yet on if this arrest and detention will jeopardize that match-up. Said Flash, Sheriff Coltrane's Basset Hound, "Woof."