Luke Thomas is a gun for hire. Pay him enough and he’d probably kill that annoying roommate of yours who never does his dishes. For now though he’s under the employ of MMA.tv doing Whoop Ass Radio and UFCMania doing ‘Any Given Sunday’, a live call in show. Tonight he did a special Thursday night ‘Any Given’ show, and since I spend Thursday nights drunk and lonely, I called in. Three times.
Luke’s guest was Jon Fitch, who is probably one of the hardest working fighters in the UFC, but also one of the most bland. The show was pretty good regardless, and I got to ask this question:
Whenever people talk about the UFC underpaying fighters, you’re the guy they bring up. “Oh look at this: Jon Fitch is one of the top ten welterweight fighters in the world, and he still has to work in a bar to make ends meet”. Is that a fair statement?
Of course since I was drunk it came out more like “You still workin’ at a fucking bar? What’s up with that shit???”. Jon’s response was pretty neutral (like most things he says … he’s not exactly Quinton Jackson or anything), and he basically said the Cheddar’s gettin’ better and it’ll just take some time. What I took from his comment is that no, he isn’t making enough money to quit his bar job. Which sucks balls.
Finally at the end of the show, Luke Thomas revealed that he’s a closet Diego fan, which is something I should have forced him to admit when Jon Fitch was still on the line (Fitch and Sanchez are fighting at UFC76). Personally, I’m picking Fitch over Sanchez because Fitch has an awesome corner which he listens to – he defeated Roan Carneiro easily by following their instructions and executing their gameplan.
Diego Sanchez on the other hand was training with Greg Jackson, who’s a fucking retard when it comes to cornering a fight. And now he doesn’t even have Greg anymore. Who knows how Sanchez will do with his new training camp? How is he going to return after that lame loss to Josh Koscheck? My bet is Diego is going to come out hard and fast and Fitch is gonna catch him in a submission early.
Of course, me and Luke have gone at it before as far as predictions go and he was lucky enough to get a rare win over me. If he’s man enough to challenge me again, I guess we’ll see what happens.
**UPDATE** If you’re wondering where in the show I call in, it’s at 34:30. I also called in again around 54:00 but that bit seems to be cut off at the moment.