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Dana White jinxes Chuck vs Wanderlei

There’s a couple of hallowed sports rules that must never be broken. Hockey players don’t say “shutout” to a goalie. Baseball players don’t say “No Hitter” to a pitcher. And Dana White shouldn’t say “If X happens, then Chuck vs Wanderlei will happen”. Of course Dana White is a fucking knob, and that’s exactly what he said:

Chuck Liddell’s next opponent will be Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva if the former light-heavyweight champion gets past Keith Jardine on Saturday night.

“Everyone’s been talking about Liddell vs. Wanderlei forever,” White said. “Obviously that’s the fight that makes sense, it’s the fight that everybody wants to see.

I rag on the Japanese a lot, but the one thing I can’t shit on them for is setting up fights people want to see. No matter how ridiculous or stupid they might seem from the point of standings and rankings, if the Japanese wanted to see Fedor fight a big fat guy or some former game show host, it would happen. That often sucked for us American fans because we just want to see the best fight the best. But in this case, I’ll make an exception:

No matter what happens, Chuck vs Wanderlei has to happen. And soon. Neither of these dudes are spring chickens anymore and it’s safe to say that the salad days of their careers are probably over. The next crop of younger, stronger, more determined athletes has come along, and that’s all there is to it. So please for the love of God, Dana: stop putting conditions on this fight. Just make it happen this December. Because now that you’ve said “If Chuck beats Keith, this will happen”, it’s not going to happen. You’ve just jinxed Chuck. Thanks a lot, jerkface.

  • maafaka

    If Wanderlei happens to beat Chuck , then Chuck vs Wanderlei II will happen later on….

  • Thomas

    Even if Chuck by some miracle… If he slipped on Diego Sanchez’s blood and got knocked out I still want to see this fight.

  • Jonathan

    The “salad days of their careers”

    Are you fucking kidding me? You used “salad” as a synonym for their careers?

    What a n00b.

  • fightlinker

    Ah young Jonathan. Someday you’ll read some more classic literature and recognize my many idioms. The site is dumb and smart all at the same time. It’s fucking cool that way!

  • Mr. Theplague

    First off, Jonathan is a fucktard. Second, how is Wandy supposed to beat Chuck? Their chins alone will decide the winner. I want some more interesting fights for Wanderlei before his credibility is ruined like crocop’s.

  • marshal

    Dana basically promises the dream fight and fans still find something to complain about.

  • johnny

    and the jinx comes true