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Jens Pulver has come out of the woodwork to apologize for the poor performance against Leonard Garcia and confirm that he’s gonna keep training and improving with his new training team:

Its just gonna take some time to get the new ideas and game plans down, if I could learn it all and have it second nature in five weeks then damn that would be sweet but I assure you I am getting it all dialed in pretty quick and I know the final outcome will be worth it. I never had the ability to have amature fighting and all that, I came into the sport and just started throwing, Its tough cause I have that legend status and theres no real way to lay low and go unnoticed while I try to learn. So I just get out there and keep every fight exciting and hope at the end of the day I will still have a job. This fight hurt to lose cause I feel I let my New coach and team down. My life has always been an up and down roller coaster, but sometimes I want off the ride and just hang at the top once again.

Interesting to hear him talk about how it’s hard to live up to the ghosts of your past. I’m hoping Jens still has the skillz to pay the billz but if his chin plays up like it did in the Garcia fight again….

On a more positive note, I know a bunch of you guys are playing Call of Duty 5 right now. If you wanna play against Lil’ Evil, here’s your chance:

Catch up with me if you play on PC, Call of Duty 5 the server is called toastsuckerpunch ent. the IP I am tagged Rumina in game. Be good all.

Showtime’s plan to put ProElite’s valuables on the selling block today turned into a non-event, partially because the agents representing ProElite’s fighters combined to state they would fight any attempts to transfer their contracts. Now MMA Payout’s Robert Joyner doesn’t just bring up the fanciful concept of a fighter’s union, he details a concrete avenue from which one might spring:

With the fighters on the individual level being in a constant state of flux, the true level where there would be any hope of collective bargaining is at the agent/manger level. Heretofore, such a level of cooperation amongst the fighter management level would have been a farcical thought. The uniting against Showtime does, however, give a slight glimmer of hope towards such a coalition being possible, but still the cracks were there. ATT gave lip service to being in support of the group, but lacked a a signature on the dotted line. Others affected, like the Walker/Spira combo who rep Gina Carano, were silent on the issue altogether. One can hope, though.

The hope, if it exists, is in the agents. Unfortunately, they’re all so busy squabbling for the scraps from Dana White’s table that they’ve missed their God given right to something better.

Things are bad for Kimbo Slice. Well, they’re not too bad. Remember this is a dude that just made $500,000 last month, and that doesn’t factor in all the big money sponsorships from EA and Nike. But I hope Slice has a good financial planner, because there may not be more of those in the line considering how low interest is on him now:

Nike produced a series of 11 spoof training videos featuring Ferguson and San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson. In the “Train like LT with Kimbo Slice” spots, Ferguson runs Tomlinson through an old school training regimen, complete with a refrigerator serving as a heavy bag and a pair of beat-up air conditioners subbing as weights for bench-press reps.

The videos are actually clever, but, according to the industry publication, Advertising Age, they haven’t connected with a large audience. Over the past two months, the videos have racked up just 503,000 views. That’s a decent number by many measures. However, it falls well short of the kind of hits generated by Ferguson’s backyard fight antics, which have generated a staggering 250 million YouTube views, according to web analytics firm Tubemogul.

To put things into perspective, the videos that Fightlinker has put on Youtube and Dailymotion have pulled in just under 400,000 views. That’s not supposed to indicate that we’ve done very well, just the fact that these Kimbo videos are under-performing hardcore.

Even Pretty Woman doesn’t let dudes kiss her on the lips. That’s Nate Quarry giving Demian Maia a little love following his loss at UFC 91. How romantic.

Props to jackal Hattori Hanzo for the find!

Besides their delicious bean-dip recipes and an aptitude for feng-shui, that is.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Dallas Mavericks owner and internet entrepreneur Mark Cuban with insider trading.

The complaint claims that in 2004 Cuban learned of a private offering of (now known as Copernic) that would decrease the value of his 600,000 shares. It says he then sold off his stake and as a result, reportedly saved $750,000.

“As we allege in the complaint, entrusted Mr. Cuban with nonpublic information after he promised to keep the information confidential. Less than four hours later, Mr. Cuban betrayed that trust by placing an order to sell all of his shares,” said Scott W. Friestad, deputy director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.”It is fundamentally unfair for someone to use access to nonpublic information to improperly gain an edge on the market.”

Holy shit, it’s official! The UFC is taking down all of their enemies with hardball tactics. Think about it: A month ago they had the double agent team of Ken Shamrock and Seth Petruzelli pull a one-two combo that killed ProElite. And then last week they dug up Todd Beard’s dirty past and forced him out off Affliction. Now they’re sinking Mark Cuban!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next week I fully expect to see pictures magically appear on the internet featuring Tom Atencio sticking a gerbil up Donald Trump’s rectum. Jay Larkin has already stepped down from the IFL rather than risk facing the wrath of the UFC. What dreaded fate will Scott Coker face if Strikeforce continues to flourish?

*UPDATE* On a less retarded note, it’s worth mentioning that this is a civil suit being filed, not a criminal one. Which means regardless of what happens, we won’t be seeing Cuban thrown into a resort-prison any time soon.

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