Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun with Headlines

Hey there.  It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to bring some funny to my blog, but with a sizeable Bjorn Rebney interview in the can for and RAW COMBAT edited and currently stewing in the publisher’s cauldron, I find myself with some time to kill.  So why not kick it old school MMA Journalist style – am I right?  Anyhoo, despite the lull in fight show offerings, there’s been some news.  Let’s take a look at what’s transpired, shall we?

  • Man with Concussion Disorder to Face Man with Eating Disorder at UFC 137 – Heh.  Mirko CroCop vs. Roy Nelson.  Think the Croation can stay awake long enough for Nelson to gas?  Probably not.
  • Fighter with Ironic Last Name Cut from UFC – Andre Winner did not win TUF 9, nor did he manage any great success in the UFC proper.  I bet Dana White wishes he’d signed Joe Loser instead.
  • Pennsylvania Commission Finally Cashes Bonus Check from Zuffa, Lifts Marquardt Suspension – I’m just saying.
  • M-1 Challenge 26 Snags 161,000 Viewers; Showtime Execs Still Believe Their Events Are the UFC – You know how those non-MMA industry types are.  So out of touch, so lost.
  • Jake Shields Denies Knowing Who Jake Ellenberger Is; Athletic Commission Orders Neurological Examination – Damn, did Georges St. Pierre really hit Shields that hard?  It didn’t seem like it, but homeboy is acting all amnesiac now.
  • Tito Ortiz Steps Up and Gets Paid; Machida Left Drinking Cheap Urine – And not the good, expensive urine, mind you.  Like, the cheap stuff that tastes like *drumroll please* p*ss.  Thank you, thank you.  I’ll be here all week.  Don’t forget to tip your waitress.

Pete Lampasona Still Fighting the Good Fight

The battle for sanctioned MMA in New York continues, with journo Pete Lampasona writing a lengthy open letter to Dana White re: Zuffa's failed efforts.  Check it out here:  The last open letter White received - a Josh Gross doozy about rampant steroid use in the sport - secured Gross a permenant spot on White's shitlist, so let's hope Lampasona doesn't end up wearing cement shoes this weekend.