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Man, Diego Sanchez has turned into a real wuss over the past few months. I’ve never been a huge fan of him as a person, but I did give him a good amount of respect after the war with Karo Parisyan. But 2007 was a shitty year for him … well, as shitty as a year can be when you get to pound cootch cobbler like Ali Sonoma’s.

He lost to Koscheck, which was kinda understandable because he thought he had Hep C at the time. Then he lost to Jon Fitch, and you don’t even really need to give an excuse for that. Of course that didn’t stop Diego from blaming everything and everyone but himself for that and all other problems in his life.

Jesse Holland (MMAmania.com): And after that you had your second loss to Jon Fitch. I’ll bet that didn’t help ease any of the pain from loss #1.

Diego Sanchez: My life was in transition then. I changed teams, I changed camps, my training was different, my drills were different, everything changed. I still went into the fight and attacked. I may have had the wrong strategy. I probably should have kept it standing more but I was always going for the finish. He held position. He didn’t once try to pass my guard or do any kind of damage. He hit me with two punches and glancing hammer fists. If the guys over at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) are happy with just squeaking out these wins then let them have it. To me winning with as little effort as possible is nothing to be proud of. If you want to be proud, be proud of a war – win or lose.

This whole interview is nothing but a big sob story. “Wah wah, Greg Jackson wanted me to drop down to lightweight. Boo hoo, there’s another welterweight in my camp. Wawa wee wa, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch never hurt me.” Shut up already, guy. One interesting thing to note as well is he says he’s still with Ali Sonoma (something she denies, but hey … I wouldn’t admit I was dating him either).

Oh, it was only a few months back that the Writer’s strike had everyone in the MMA world abuzz that this could be the catalyst for getting mixed martial arts onto network television. Much was written, many meetings were apparently had. Rumors went back and forth, and numerous promotions lined up for a chance to scab out Hollywood writers.

But now it looks like the writer’s strike is pretty much over, and with that the best opportunity the UFC has ever gotten to truly make this sport mainstream. This doesn’t just apply to the UFC … all promotions lost out on this chance. Anyone landing a network deal would have instantly changed the face of MMA forever. But I’m going to focus on the UFC being unable to seal the deal because they were the ones that were in the best position to pull it off, and they fucking failed.

It really shouldn’t be surprising that they didn’t manage to pull things off. Word is a deal with CBS stalled out on who gets creative control of the program (again) … in other words Dana White said “The gladiator stays, or you can fuck off.” They then moved on to NBC, who were inches from a deal with EliteXC. I guess Gary Shaw told them nasty things about Dana because they barely gave the UFC the time of day before saying no.

And now the strike is over. While network deals are still possible in theory, MMA companies are now back to having very little clout or bargaining power at all. The UFC had a golden opportunity to land their product on a network that pulls higher ratings on random reruns of Touched by an Angel than the UFC has ever gotten with Spike. And now that opportunity is all but gone.

What a bad time for Tim Sylvia. First he loses his shot at the UFC heavyweight belt. Then he was accused (sorta, many feel this was a case of ‘lost in translation’) of having no heart by Yushin Okami. Follow that up with Big Nog’s camp accusing him of greasing. With all that bullshit going on, I can almost understand why he lost it a little regarding Brock Lesnar getting paid more than him. But I still don’t get why he talked about jumping ship to M1. That’s about the worst idea in the world, and the dumbest thing for a guy to say when he works for sharks like the UFC.

Well, apparently Tim has smartened up and is trying to take back his words with another abortion of spelling and grammar on his website. Honestly, Tim writes like a 13 year old girl:

well let me just start off by saying people r fucked up by saying that i want to leave the ufc. I dont its my home and i would love to be there for the rest of my carear. Second I didnt say i wanted or even was thinking about m1 u guys (forum users) asked about it and I told u my manager runs it thats it, so please dont take shit out of context. Some of u people are going to get me in trouble with the ufc.

Just to refresh your memory as to what Tim Sylvia said, here’s his original message:

i have one fight left on my contract i want to stay with the ufc but i am going to go were the money is right now Brock is making more m0ney then me that has to change i have a better name then him and i am a better fighter then him, i case u didn’t know my manager runs m1 so i have a pretty good in so we will see what happens in the next few months.

I’d go through all of the points where his new message is contradicted by his old one, but I’m way behind on posts so screw it. Y’all are relatively intelligent people, and you don’t need me to hold your hand on this one. You figure this one out on your own, I’ll dig up more stuff to make fun of. Deal? Good!

Kimbo Slice isn’t all mean and menace. In some ways he’s just like you and me! For example, did you know he came from a woman’s vagina just like most of us? And every year they celebrate that day with cake! Complete with blue icing and sprinkles.

 

I dunno what’s up with Esther Lin lately, but she’s a roll with awesome MMA related pics.

Monday is new comic day, and if you haven’t checked it out, you seriously suck balls. Also for the uninitiated, tonight is Mailbag on “The Low Blow”, which means we need you to submit your questions. You can post them here, or on the forums. If you haven’t checked out the radioshow, or have yet to sign up for the forum, I just have to ask: what the hell man!!??

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