Friday, June 26, 2009
Not a lot going on in the world of MMA this weekend, although there is that underground show in Brooklyn. Now, if the show does go off, and if the promoter is cool with it, and if I don't get killed in what is one of the absolute worst neighborhoods in New York City, then MMA Journalist will liveblog the event. However, keep in mind that this is not an established promotion, so it's a roll of the dice as to what may happen. Stay tuned tomorrow afternoon.
When rumors circulated last week of Vitor Belfort's possible return to the UFC to face middleweight champ Anderson Silva, fans voiced their excitement over the chance of seeing the prodigal son with the crowd-pleasing flurry in the Octagon once more. But none are more excited than Belfort's worm, which has resided in his intestines since his 1997 loss to Randy Couture and has provided the Brazilian with excuses for nearly every MMA loss. "Oh yeah, it's going to be great," said the worm, who sapped Belfort of his energy against Couture and managed to fracture Belfort's hand against Kazushi Sakuraba. "The UFC is without question the premiere organization out there and they treat us right. It's like coming home." As Belfort is still under contract with Affliction, it's unclear if Dana White has actually made an offer or if it's all just speculation. But one thing is sure: Belfort and his worm will be ready to fight, lose and make excuses when the time comes.