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Over the weekend Mirko CroCop took some time off from being surly and introverted to record a TV interview with some weird korwegian station:

KW: Did you think about ending your career?

Mirko: I did think of it the night after my last defeat, but I’m not going to end my career soon. I will have 5 or 6 fights at least. Maybe even more, who can tell. Every fight could be your last one. You can suffer from a fatal injury, you can break your leg or arm. If I’ll be able to fight I’ll fight, it’s my life and my choice and I enjoy doing it.

I have a very strong motive, especially because of number of „wise” Internet users saying that I’m done. I will prove they were wrong.

So you see, people? Mirko is coming back, and it’s all because of us internet assholes saying he’s washed up. I feel so validated right now!

Well, I dunno whether to be happy or sad here. I’m a Jake Shields fan … I tried not to be, I really did. But despite my best efforts he’s won me over. And now we’re not gonna get to see him fight anyone of any decent caliber for the foreseeable future because he just signed an extension with EliteXC. So I’m torn between being happy that Jake is gonna get paid well to fight cans, or sad that we don’t get to see him in the mix with UFC’s monster WW division.

Outside the UFC, who the fuck else is out there for Jake Shields to fight? Unless EliteXC starts headhunting in Japan or something, I have no idea what’s next for him. Another Mike Pyle? Whoever they get, it’s not going to be as good as Shields-Sanchez, Shields-Koscheck, or Shields-Fitch would be. So good going Gary Shaw … you’ve just robbed us of countless awesome fights.

Last week, Jennifer Tate got the dubious honor of being the first female in MMA to test positive for a banned substance. I’m sure there’ll be a big asterisk next to this feat because it was only weed and not steroids. She was fined 500 bucks and ‘suspended’ for three months, which basically means she wasn’t really suspended at all. Just goes to show that if you’re gonna smoke dope, do it in California and not Nevada.

No word yet on if her positive was caused by a contact high from living in Stockton … home of everyone’s favorite chronic Nick Diaz.

We know … it seems like every IFL related blog we write is called ‘The IFL is dumb’ or something similar. But that’s only because every other day they announce more fucking stupid news. Like today:

The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI – News), the world’s number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league, and YouTube, the world’s leading video sharing Website, today announced a video sharing partnership designed to expose IFL content to a larger worldwide audience.

IFL short form videos are already some of the highest volume sports pieces on YouTube, with in excess of over one million views in recent months. This partnership is expected to significantly increase that potential audience.

I swear to god that Gareb Shamus puts out a press release every time he takes a shit. The fact that they’re ‘teaming up with google’ to show videos on Youtube and use adsense is underwhelming to say the least. Also worth noting is the bullshit they write about their vids being ‘some of the highest volume sports pieces on YouTube’.

To put things in context, lets take a look at the MMA related videos I’ve put up on Youtube and Dailymotion: Rich Franklin sees his own death, K1 Dynamite sucked balls, HEROs gong show, and Michael Bisping knew he lost (which was deleted, fascist fuckers). Total number of viewers over the past 3 months: 280,000.

Now lets take a look at the IFL’s videos. The official uploader of IFL vids is JoshIFL and he’s got 203 videos, most of which don’t even have 1000 views. The highest views on a fight related video is 35,000 for the Pat Miletich / Renzo Gracie video. In fact, if you add up ALL of the fight-related IFL videos, it adds up to 267,000 views.

That’s right … my four shitty videos have more views than all the IFL fights on Youtube. And that’s not me tooting my horn : That’s me saying “Wow, that’s pretty sad.”

But don’t just use me as a meter stick! Just to show you how little people care, check out the pathetic numbers the IFL is pulling on fights that should be getting good views:

  • Last week’s Bart Palaszewski vs.Chris Horodecki fight : 669 views
  • Last week’s Alex Schoenauer vs. Vladdy Matyushenko : 518 views
  • Carlos Newton vs. Matt Lindland : 1258 views
  • Renzo Gracie Vs. Igor Zinoviev : 1718 views
  • Ben Rothwell vs Ricco Rodriguez: : 3726 views

Anyways, just thought I’d point out that the IFL gets less views than people like The Garv. And they smell bad. The End.

Leave it to the sick sick world to take something me and my sister did and turn it into some kind of perverted game.

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