I’m sure if we could read Japanese, we’d know all the salacious details behind Kid Yamamoto’s recent divorce, but until Google tightens up it’s translations we’re stuck with this unreadable crap:
KID also flew to the question about divorce “Yes we can! … It (laughs).戻Ritee What family just noticed that my bad. Midst like a junior high school youth in love feels like. defeats? worry there is not even past “and relaxed repartee. KID。
Which according to Nightmare of Battle actually means this:
When asked about his divorce it was clear that KID wants to get back together with his ex-wife. It doesn’t look like his ex-wife wants that right now though. She wrote about how she became a terrible woman while being married to KID not long ago (there were allegations of them smoking weed in front of their little kids around a year ago).
All you ever hear about Japan is the fun ‘strange’ stuff like giant robots and tentacle rapings. But underneath all that cool shit you read about on the internet is a society full of stuffy judgmental prigs. I enjoy the whole “Who cares if you’re a piece of shit” attitude we propagate around here much more, thank you very much.
A nice Christmas present from the Nevada State Athletic Commission would be news that Big John McCarthy would be coming back. Of course, since the NSAC is a government run organization and the government is all about bickering, drama, politics and being fucking cunts, that’s not happening.
FanHouse recently spoke to Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, about McCarthy’s status in the state, and it appeared as though the commission was in no rush of reinstating arguably one of the greatest referees in MMA history.
“We have him and about 40 other people pending. It’s just a matter of when there’s the next opening and then we look at the applications and go from there,” Kizer said.
“There could be an opening in a month; there could be an opening in about three years.”
Hey, it’s not ALL bad. It’s not like Kizer said Big John is 40th in line. There’s just 40 apps to go through when ‘an opening’ presents itself. And if that opening presents itself and Big John gets passed over, it’ll be fun to hear what the excuse will be then. It’s not like any of those other applicants can have a better resume. Big John’s been at it since UFC 2, so it’s kinda hard to beat him on the experience side.
We all had a good laugh when Dana White said he was going to base jump off the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino if UFC 100 broke 1.5 million pay per views. The show did 1.6 million, and so just out of curiosity (the same curiosity that we should have directed to Roger Huerta when he said he’d wear a chicken suit if Mayweather lost to Pacman, damnit) we asked again and he confirmed it. Now he’s gearing up for the jump:
“I’ve actually been working on it,” White said last week. “I’ve been training for it. I’m going to do it. … I’ve been training with one of the best BASE jumpers in the U.S.”
With fans making the highly promoted and anticipated event one of the biggest in the promotion’s history, White is willing to follow through on his promise. But he blames the decision on a small group of reporters who constantly probe him about the jump.
“You guys keep [expletive] pushing me,” White joked. “You guys are the ones doing this to me.
“That’s what I get for opening my big mouth. I didn’t know we were going to do that many buys. I didn’t know. So, I said I’d do it. Now I’m going to do it.”
Let me be the first here to say how about not doing that, mister hopes and dreams of the UFC empire? Dana White is the Ceasar of the MMA world and while I’m sure someday he’ll outlive his usefulness and get stabbed to death by an entire room full of ‘friends’, right now he’s still doing some good things. I’d rather not see his corpse all tangled up in his chute ropes getting picked out of an outdoor shooter bar setup. Or half of him being found on the 26th floor where the wind blasted him through a window and the other half in a parking lot. The possibilities are endless, really. Sure, one of those possibilities is a fun time, a cool youtube video, and many high fives. All the others involve dying.
So exactly how dangerous is base jumping anyways? Well, according to a study, your chances of dying every time you take a jump are 1 in 2317. But that study was based off of one jump point – the Kjerag – which is considered one of the best and safest places to do the deed.
The Mandalay Bay on the other hand is an urban jump spot (the uber dangerous kind) and while Vegas is no stranger to morons jumping off buildings, the ManBay seems to be virgin territory. And Dana White also happens to be a virgin base jumper. How much more dangerous does that make all this? By my calculations, about a billion fucking times more. I’m not about to tell White what to do here, but I just thought I’d point out that this is a dumb and dangerous idea. As meh as the UFC has been doing lately, there’s really no reason to jump off a building.
Has anyone else noticed that the fights getting picked off by sickness and injuries like horny teenagers at Crystal Lake always seem to be the ones we want to see? Fortunately, this latest pull out isn’t going to make anyone sad:
Trevor Prangley has withdrawn from a featured middleweight bout against Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce “Evolution” this Saturday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., Sherdog.com has confirmed with the promotion.
A Strikeforce rep said that a new opponent is being sought to face Lawler, but has not been locked down yet.
Prangley suffered an undisclosed injury training for the bout with his American Kickboxing Academy team in San Jose.
Trevor Prangley was about the lamest opponent Strikeforce could have picked for Robbie Lawler. I look forward to seeing who the second lamest ends up being.