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Roy Nelson’s Training Camp “Crappy” – Which Means What, Exactly?

UFC 166 co-main eventer and resident hobo Roy Nelson may be facing a tall task when he steps into the cage against Daniel Cormier on Saturday, but according to the fighter who often looks like a homeless man, the training camp leading up to the bout was no joy, either. As per MMAFighting:

“This has actually been the crappiest camp I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it is.”

The root of Nelson’s problems began in mid-September, when his head boxing coach, Jeff Mayweather, suffered a mild heart attack after drinking an energy drink. The 49-year old wound up hospitalized for weeks.

Yeah, a loss of a coach and some training partners (which are mentioned further on in the MMAFighting article) would suck, but I think there’s more to this story. So let’s speculate!

Possible reasons why Roy Nelson’s training camp would be crappy:

  • Bedbugs
  • His favorite spot under the bridge taken by Crazy Harriet and her blind pitbull “Mr. Snob”
  • The athletic commission in Texas requiring him to shower
  • The government shutdown impeding the flow of free government cheese
  • Rickets and scurvy
  • Being homeless, or at least having the hygiene of someone homeless

Spike TV will present the first installment of “Rampage4Real,” a special devoted to former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The program, which is being billed as an unscripted reality show, airs at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

Jackson will make his Bellator debut this November against Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito from California.

Below is a clip from the first episode:

Yushin Okami goes WSOF

So it is official: Yushin Okami has landed himself a decent home after getting controversially axed from the UFC last week.

The former UFC middleweight title contender has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting, the promotion’s president Ray Sefo and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed with MMAFighting.com.

Okami will make his WSOF debut “around March” 2014, however, a specific date and opponent hasn’t been finalized. “Thunder” will compete in the organization’s middleweight division.

Signing with the World Series of Fighting is both unsurprising and surprising. Unsurprising because the WSOF literally tweeted Okami “You have a home at (WSOF)” the day the UFC let him go. Surprising because you’d figure one of those bigger Asian MMA promotions might want to get their hands on the highest ranked Japanese fighter in the world.

Back in the olden days we had a youtube account but unfortunately it got taken down for using Whitney Houston illegally. One of the things we lost was the two highlights I had made for Roxanne Modafferi but fortunately I just found one of them on an old hard drive. So here it is back up again! Enjoy!

Holly Holm was arguably the best female boxer in the world when she retired from the sport to pursue a (hopefully) more lucrative career in mixed martial arts. Last night she moved up to 5-0 (all KOs) with a a methodical picking apart of overmatched opponent Nikki Knudsen. At this point it’s not about if but when the UFC signs her – the fine people at Team Jackson’s seem to be building her up slowly but surely and may want another fight or two before Holm hits the big leagues and kicks off a run at Ronda Rousey.

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