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Daily Wrapup February 4th 2008

(hot women at Frank Mir’s UFC 81 afterparty? Guess that’s what winning’s all about!)

Yamma’s bringing back open weight tournaments
The more I read about Yamma the more I think it’s all just an elaborate April’s Fool joke. It’s gonna be international. It’s gonna feature open weight tournaments. It’s gonna feature legend vs legend. Bob Meyrowitz can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk? This isn’t 1993. You can’t just get away with doing whatever you feel like. MMA rules still apply even if you call your product ‘pit fighting’. I have a feeling this is going to be awesomely horrible.

No jail time for Koppenhaver
Jon Koppenhaver dodged an ass raping and is expected to escape jail time in exchange for a guilty plea and probation relating to an assault charge. Now that he’s no longer faced with a stint in the clink, he no longer needs to bulk up for protection and plans on dropping down to lightweight.

Golden Boy getting into MMA?
Golden Boy wants to get into MMA. Maybe. Or perhaps they’re more interested in picking up a soccer club. Who knows. Looks like they’ve got a big pile of money and are wondering what to spend it on. I just wonder if they’re smart enough to realize that getting into MMA is more about BURNING money than spending it.

Brandon Vera’s back in June
Expect more unfounded hype as Brandon Vera returns to the octagon sometime in June. No word yet on who he’ll fight, but as it stands there’s not too many heavyweights floating around without a dancing partner at the moment. Is it too much to hope for Vera / Crocop?

The UFC isn’t for sale
Hey, here’s some non-news news. Don’t you love non-news news? This non news is the fact that the UFC isn’t for sale. Pretty big deal huh? Anyways, just thought you oughta know that nothing was going on there. OR IS THERE????

Keith Jardine vs Wanderlei Silva?
The guys at 5ounces do some speculative deduction and come to the conclusion that Keith Jardine could be fighting Wanderlei Silva in May. I have to wonder how many stars Jardine is going to tarnish before the UFC remembers his kryptonite is unknown dudes with ‘power in both hands’.

Dana White mocks Koreans
Dana White called Hong Man Choi “Long Duck Dong“. That’s pretty good for an off the cuff racist remark, but he could do better than that. I’d include some examples here, but I really don’t want to piss off Asians. They’re gonna run the world in a few years, and while Koreans are near the bottom of the Asian totem pole, they’ll still be above the white gaijin in the new world order.

Zuffa files injunction against Randy Couture
Zuffa’s set in motion their request to stop Randy Couture from doing anything related to MMA. And since MMA is Randy Couture’s life (well, that and shitty movies), they’re basically seeking an injunction against him living and breathing.

  • Xavier

    Ha, Dana is the man. Period.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    Dana makes an Asian joke and gets away with it but you can bet your ass that if he made a black joke, he would be buried Kramer/Imus style.

  • Brent Brookhouse

    Come on now…Long Duck Dong…it’s a Sixteen Candles reference. Dana isn’t racist. He’s just REALLY into his John Hughes 80’s teen comedies.

  • Accomando

    Thanks for the link to post 641 (asian totem pole). Got to read that psychotic post from Jerry Millen (#9) again, good stuff.

  • RoB

    i have a long duk dong.

  • winklepicker

    I dunno if star tarnisher is a fair label for Jardine. If he beats ‘em, he beats ‘em. You could argue that he’s not a title contender, and so title contenders shouldn’t be fighting him (so their stars don’t get tarnished and/or their ribs and legs don’t get kicked till they look like dog food). But if Jardine ain’t a contender, he’s beating contenders…and, well, you can’t have it both ways. Anybody can get caught with a quick K.O. (Just ask Forrest Griffin.)

  • PaperJam

    Hello!! YAMMA!!!

  • fightlinker

    It’s just a funny observation. He’s only really been caught once by unknowns so i wouldn’t say it’s a surgically accurate comment ;-)

  • winklepicker

    Heard. I think I just have a soft spot for Jardine because a couple of years ago I was on the same airline flight that he was. (Coach, of course.) My wife, needless to say, didn’t understand my excitement.

    I also kind of like his “herky-jerky” style (as Rogan puts it), and the way he sometimes looks like he might fling his own poop at his opponent at any minute.

  • MacDaddy

    I don’t think scoring a split decision over a Chuck Liddell who was looking so far past him he almost wore his Hawaiian shirt into the ring really makes Jardine much of a a spoiler. He seems like a good guy but when him and Liddell are inevitably rematched I wouldn’t put money on him to be standing at the end of the fight.

  • frickshun

    Re: Mir’s after party–>I was there w/a bunch of co-workers. One of my friends asked Hermes Franca if “it’s true that you used steroids?”. He ABSOLUTELY DENIED IT!! Also, we had Pulver, Lauzon, Arroyo & Monsta Lobsta arm-wrestling us & each other for an hour. Mir is a punk & refused to participate. Oh, and those chicks looked anorexic. The dark-haired one actually had tiny fucked up hands like the guy in the Burger King commercial, no bullshit. It was hard to even look at her.

  • fightlinker

    Anorexia is a hell of a thing. So many beautiful women destroying themselves trying to look good.

  • kentyman

    Yeah, bulimia is where it’s at.

  • dignan

    “No more yanky my wanky! The Donger need FOOD!”