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For those of you who weren’t aware, I spend most of my days either working on this site or in the bushes behind Loretta Hunt’s house trying to get a good look into her bedroom. And while I haven’t gotten to see as much naked Loretta as I’d like, I do hear things from time to time. And it looks like Loretta has left the Fight Network. I don’t have many details at the moment past the fact that it seems like it was her decision. But maybe she made that decision after they moved her desk next to that guy with really bad body odor (Mauro). Fingers crossed this was in anticipation of a full Playboy pictorial. Or maybe one with Penthouse! I like those ones more because they do the whole ‘legs open, gates spread’ shot.

It’s funny: after every EliteXC event there’s this general opinion: Good fights, decent production values. Way too much retarded hip hop shit. Everyone hates the skank dancers and they hate the hip hop dj. Yet EliteXC continues to try and stuff that shit down our throat. Now they’ve made the announcement that people who tune into this Saturday’s Street Certified show are going to have to sit through a performance by rapper “Pitbull”.

Pitbull is pretty much the representation of everything that’s wrong with hiphop. He thinks some decent bass makes people forget that the rest of his track sounds like a Casio rumba sample. And hey, I guess it works pretty well because the guy seems to be popular. And hey … if he can make big bucks off shitty music, more power to him. So long as I don’t have to listen to it, I couldn’t give less of a shit.

But now (and I’m blaming this on $kala) we’ve got to sit through what will no doubt be a horrific performance from the guy during an MMA event. From experience seeing this kind of shit in the past I’ll tell you what it will comprise of: The dj playing an instrumental of the track while Pitbull and 20 of his useless friends scream “Holla holla! Make some noise! Brap brap!” I can’t freaking wait.

Sherdog has a wordy article which probably doesn’t make much sense to many people that’s all about Xyience’s bankruptcy case. The simple summation is that the shareholders are accusing the Fertittas (via a company named Zyen) of lending Xyience money that was immediately paid to the UFC rather than, I dunno, to keep the company afloat. Then when Xyience couldn’t make return payments to Zyen, Zyen defaulted on the loan and are trying to seize Xyience’s assets:

“Thereafter, a month later [Xyience] failed to make the very first payment due Zyen in November. The Shareholder Group believes that this failure to pay was simply an orchestrated default. Consequently, Zyen issued its Notice of Strict Foreclosure, which gave it the right to foreclose under an agreement not approved by the shareholders nor in the best interest of [Xyience]. Pursuant to the notice, Zyen sought to foreclose on [Xyience’s] assets, including the trade name Xyience and energy drinks under the trade name of, among other things, Xenergy drinks.”

This is where this story seems to be going into pretty murky legal waters. Because corporate business is infinitely cut throat, I’m not sure if anything illegal has actually happened yet, but it sure looks like they’re cutting a fine line. There seems to be a number of people involved with Xyience and the Fertittas who worked in cahoots to orchestrate this asset snatch, effectively finishing the company off and leaving the investors with nothing.

There’s no better way to start your morning than to read a forum on regarding foreign policy. You get to hear a whole bunch of fucking geniuses talk about how we need to “close our boarders to keep illegal Mexicans out (not against Mexicans just illegal Mexicans)” and how we need to “bomb all foreign countries that don’t do what we say”. Nothing out of the ordinary here … oh wait! Pat Miletich joins in!

Dear liberal terrorist sympathizers,

The idea of fighting for civil rights is correct, but not for people that want this country to crumble to the ground. By your strategy we would “civil rights” ourselves straight to the grave.

This nation was founded on Christian values, so I say if immigrants can’t respect that they should hit the bricks. I have to respect Muslim rules when in the Middle East, why not them when here?

Push this button for Arabic Push this button for Spanish Push this button for BULLSHIT!

(Luis Aguirre takes lots of mma-themed pictures of hot girls)

Igor Vovchanchyn says “Fuck Fighting”
You can take Igor Vovchanchyn off your list of fighters who’ll be fighting way past their prime. He’s officially done with MMA, admitting he often gets the urge to fight but those pesky steel plates and screws in his hand keep him from doing it.

M-1 is doomed before they’ve even started
Michael Rome does some basic math and comes to the conclusion that M1 is fucked even before they start. Of course, everyone knows you need to burn a huge pile of money before you’re ever going to start seeing returns. And while some people talk about M1 having ‘300 million dollars’ in financing, I’ll believe that when I see it.

More Japanese ring girls
I’ve been relying too much on Japanese ring girls for daily wrapup pictures, so I’m not going to use one of these pictures today. But this gallery is too good to pass up.

EliteXC lands Phil Baroni
So I guess Phil Baroni is fighting in Hawaii in March and not in Japan like everyone was originally thinking. Robbie Lawler gets the shaft on this one and loses his Icon belt (does that mean the EliteXC belt as well?) so Phil has a strap to compete for.

Kevin Randleman back in Japan
Kevin Randleman returns to Japan, where he’ll be free to juice up until more organs fail. No need for shenanigans involving animal urine for him!

Japan gearing up for spring MMA war
World Victory Road. K1. Zombie Pride. What’s going on, who’s going where. Who’s been fired, who’s been replaced. You wanna know in 5 minutes, here’s the article to read.

Xyience continues to go tits up
More bad news for Xyience as two of their CEOs have just jumped ship. These guys stuck around just long enough to set up golden parachutes. Nice. Also, there’s another sketchy Fertitta connection. This Xyience story just gets weirder and weirder.

Denis Kang fighting for K1 on March 15
Let’s see if Kang can bounce back from getting KTFO by Akiyama.

Winter kicks Patrick Cote’s ass
What a stereotypical Canadian story. Patrick Cote is off the UFC83 card because he slipped on a patch of ice and fucked his knee up.

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