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GSP off UFC 137: The fallout

Fuck you, 2011. Not only were you a shitty year for me getting my dick wet, you’ve left us MMA fans with some pretty serious blue balls too. By Dave Meltzer’s count we’ve now missed out on Lesnar vs Dos Santos, Shogun vs Rashad, Rashad vs Bones (twice!), Anderson vs Chael, Chael vs Bisping, and now GSP vs Diaz. Every time that happens it’s like gearing up for Christmas only to learn three days before that Santa’s torn his MCL so no presents for anyone. Booooooooo!

Anyways, here’s a quick round-up of all the news surrounding Georges St Pierre being off UFC 137. First off, wassup for Carlos Condit? Well, Josh Koscheck offered to fight him but Dana White is gonna shelve him until Georges is ready to go. How long will that be? According to Showdown Joe, Georges’ camp says he needs 4 weeks to rehab the medial collateral ligament sprain plus another 8 week training camp.

As for Nick Diaz and BJ Penn moving up into the main event slot, there’s some interesting drama brewing there on whether the fight should be three rounds or five. The two signed on for three rounds and trained for three rounds, but here’s Nick’s manager asking for five:

If they can’t fight five rounds against each other, how are they going to fight five rounds against GSP? Dana is good with it. We’ve agreed to it. If BJ agrees to it, we’ll make it happen. These guys have to prove they are ready. These guys are fighters. BJ has always said he’s a warrior. … The old school days of MMA, back when it was NHB, they fought forever. Don’t be scared, homie. Let’s make it five rounds.

Hey, I thought Mayhem Miller owned that catchphrase since Nick totally bitched out on fighting him? And what a surprise that the triathlete’s camp would start slobbering all over the possibility of a five round BJ Penn fight. But call me old fashioned … all these recent pro wrestling callouts are fun and all but when it comes down to it these guys signed a fight contract saying three rounds, not four or five or forty-five. The last thing we wanna do is start changing that kinda stuff over some last second dick swinging.

  • G Funk

    Swing the DICK!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Main events should be five rounds, but I understand the reality for preparation makes this tough on 10 days notice.  I hope BJ is down for it but I won’t lose too much respect for him if he can’t handle it.

  • Billytk

    I just HATE that diaz is getting the main event slot now :(

  • Danjo

    Don’t be scared, fucker.

  • CAP

    Yeah a little too late in the game to make it a 5 rounder. I will take a high paced 3 rounder over a drawn out 5 rounder any day. Of course Diaz wants it because it will benefit him, doesn’t hurt to try. I’m not that worried about BJ gassing at 155 but 170 is different.

  • glassjawsh

    “Fuck you, 2011. Not only were you a shitty year for me getting my dick wet, you’ve left us MMA fans with some pretty serious blue balls too”

    should read: Fuck you, 2011. Not only were you a shitty year for me getting my dick wet (see previous post as a creepy reminder of that), you’ve left us MMA fans with some pretty serious blue balls too

  • iamphoenix

    i have dick swinging AND sword fights with my buddies while we piss in the toilet together. it’s dick load of fun.

  • lukustra

    so we get screwed out of a main event and get no replacement what so ever? lol ufc, still gonna charge that 55 for hd baby, all about the consumer!

  • Oontyex

    im so sorry billytk that a guy who has worked his way to becoming a top notch fighter at his weight is being put on the main stage for people to watch him fight, it must suck so bad for you personally to see someone be naughty and not get detention

    ye, fighters should go to press conferences, and should be punished in some way if they dont (maybe in a way similar to not making weight), but to me, and many many fans, these conferences dont mean much – you’d have to tell me he wasnt there for me to know, and if the issue is building interest in the fight – all this drama around him has drawn way more attention to the card than ‘will i beat him? oh what a jolly good question, quite right, yes i will be the victor’

  • Danjo

    What the fuck are you going on about?

  • CAP

    Oooontyex I do agree that what matters is what these guys do in the cage but when the guys paying you say it’s part of the job they need to handle their end of the deal. Not much comes out these conference calls so I know what you mean.

    It’s also odd that they do these conferences so far in advance. The pressers that Nick didn’t show up to feel like a month ago already and there were two or three UFC events to happen since so it all gets lost “in the mix”.