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Jeremy Horn steps in to fight Marquardt

I tried to figure out several different ways of reporting the news that Thales Leites was out of his bout with Nate Marquardt but i just couldn’t manage to make myself give a shit. No disrespect to Thales, I just don’t know enough about him at this point to care. I vaguely remember his quick wins over Floyd Sword and Ryan Jensen, but it’s all just a blur. Why oh why must I drink myself stupid whenever I watch the UFC?

Anyways, this story has taken an interesting turn because the UFC has gotten Jeremy ‘Gumby’ Horn to fill in. Horn was ‘the shit’ a few years back until he seemed to get burned out and started phoning in performances for paychecks. But who can blame the guy? He’s had well over a hundred fights … I know most ‘factual’ websites like to stick to the Fight Finder for their stats but you just know the guy was traveling the earth back in the day battling it out like Kane in Kung Fu. That shit doesn’t make it into the Fight Finder, just like Houston Alexander’s weekly kumite outings didn’t either.

I’m fucking hyped to see what Horn does with this second chance at stardom. If there’s anyone who deserves to make it in the UFC, if only as a crafty veteran gatekeeper, it’s Jeremy Horn. Let the dude make some good coin off fights and bonuses so he can retire and avoid the same fate as Dan Severn, who’s fifty-something and still fighting every other week for some Rib Shack sponsored promotion in the mid-west.

(oh, image is from Northwest Fight Scene, which is an awesome site that you gotta check out if you live anywhere around there so you can catch Dan Severn next time he’s nearby.)

  • suspiria

    what does kumi mean? go Gumby!!!!!!!

  • suspiria

    I meant kumite sorry what does kumite mean?

  • fightlinker
  • suspiria

    hey I remember that movie,that was awesome. not many men can pull off the Abe Lincoln but Gumby manages it nicely.

  • fightlinker

    ‘pulling off an abe lincoln’ is a nice way of saying ‘pulls off being an ugly bastard’

  • kentyman

    “Pulling off an Abe Lincoln” sounds like one of those dirty Sanches / rusty trombone / Arabian goggles / glass-bottom boat / two dogs in a bathtub sort of urban dictionary phrases.

    Maybe nutting on someone from afar in a theater? It guess that’d be more like “pulling off a John Wilkes Booth”.

  • Lifer

    are we starting the pool to see how many times they mention horn’s win over liddell during that broadcast?

  • hankd

    Thales Leites is a stud…expect big things from him in the future…

  • fightlinker

    I do seem to remember really enjoying his fight against Sword. I’ll always be a fan of any fighter who finishes fights. That’s all I really ask for!

  • Mobb Deep

    I say they mention his win over over Liddell seven times, including the PPV pre-fight summary/interviews.

  • Josh Man

    Abe Lincoln=nutting on the girl’s face and blowing pubic hair clippings on the goo.

  • beewheezy

    what was the nate diaz quote?
    ” everyone is all excited about this jeremy horn guy, i didn’t even have cable so i had no clue who he was” ? or something

    i got love for horn though, he kept coming back from a serious beatdown from liddell in his prime at 54, keeps it entertaining at least

  • pauli

    that was corey hill, not nate diaz.

  • beewheezy

    at least i got the right season

  • shanaconda

    what? no link to a daily update on the Severn show??
    Horn rules! He is the only guy who really will fight anybody, just check his record.

  • RL Dookiefuck

    Horn is going to get destroyed.

    Besides, the middleweight division just got a crafty veteran who’s going to play gatekeeper, assuming he doesn’t fall off the wagon.

  • Amy Robinson

    I’ll always enjoy watching Horn, I’m glad to see him back in the UFC. I was very disappointed when he said he was retiring a little back. Hopefully this will launch a career second-wind for him, he’s great fighter, a fighter’s fighter if you will.

  • roenn

    i really don’t wanna see this fight on the main card but after further review of the other matches, there really isn’t any choice. assuming tibau/griffin isn’t on the broadcast, eastman/martin is the closest thing to interesting on the undercard. hrmph.

  • Xavier

    Nice to see Horn back and fighting at middleweight is a nice change from his losses at light heavy. Good stuff.

  • suspiria

    hahahaha u bastards