Good Morning, Jackals! Now that you’ve imbibed your morning caffeine, settled down, and begun to surf the Internet for poop jokes on your employer’s dime, you must be pretty happy. After all, you’re getting paid to read poop jokes. Well, I’m here to keep your awesome feelings going with a dump of mood-boosting links from around the web. Enjoy!
Evidently, the TUF alum’s significant other, Hailey, died last Friday. Samman was also removed from a fight with Uriah Hall last month for unknown reasons. It is unknown what comes next for Samman, who won his first UFC fight but now tries to pick up the pieces of his life like a shattered mirror.
Sticking with the same theme, bantamweight prospect Cornelius Godfrey, who had a 7-1 record, died after he crashed into a guard rail on motorcycle while heading home from a pub approximately 1 mile from the crash site. He had an infant daughter and a wife, who pinged his phone to locate the body.
Just in case you had somehow managed to forget about tragic MMA figure Evan Tanner, who died on a literal treasure hunt in the desert in 2008, behind the link is a 20-minute video reveling in the occurrence. Not only that, but you can donate money so the filmmaker can make a feature-length film about Tanner. Happy overload!
The 2-hour debut of TUF this Wednesday averaged only 762,000 viewers for a 0.4 rating, and the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 averaged 539,000. I personally fell asleep during TUF, not being able to keep up my meth bender any longer. It’s official: the market can’t stand any more UFC programming.
P.S. Stefan Struve’s career is probably over, and he may die; Major MMA journalists, such as Luke Thomas, still think Glover Teixeira sucks; and we got a preview of the golden tonguework of TJ Grant, soon to be the subject of a major PR campaign. He won’t take the coward’s way out… stop the presses!