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To me, it looks like Dorian Price is getting punished for his camera-man freakout by being matched up against scary motherfucker Roman Mitichyan at the TUF finale. But I don’t know what the fuck Paul Georgieff did to deserve being matched up against Jonathan Goulet. It just seems so fucking random. “Everyone else gets a TUF contestant … except you, Paul. You’ll be fighting a pissed off French Canadian with three times as many fights.”

I mean, does Dana White secretly hate Paul? After all, he was the one that made Paul fight before going to a funeral for no reason other than shits and giggles. And now this crazy matchup. No doubt after the fight Dana will show up with Paul’s pay, but it’ll be in dimes and Dana will leave them hanging from the arena rafters for Paul to get on his own.

My bet? Paul Georgieff Sr. slept with Dana’s wife.

A while back, Evan Tanner announced that he was turning his back on corporate sponsors and would be creating “Team Tanner” as a way for all fans to sponsor and support him. Two weeks later, we now have the official details on what exactly Evan meant:

This is what I envision for Team Tanner. A team shirt for all members, custom designed for each fight. When I step in the Octagon, those who wish to show support can wear the shirt. I will walk to the Octagon in front of millions, wearing the exact same shirt paying my respect to the team members, the ones that made it happen.

Basically, you donate money to Evan to help support him, and you get a certain amount of goodies back. The range of donations go from $50 bucks up to $4000, with perks from signed pictures to training with Evan to Evan’s comp tickets for the events he fights at. Each event he’ll have one slot open for someone to join his team and corner him. Pretty interesting, I must say. Click here for the specific details of what you get for different donations.

$50 contribution per fight

1. Access to exclusive Team Tanner myspace and any future online sites.
2. An autographed photo card personalized thanking you for joining Team Tanner.

$100 contribution per fight

1. Access to exclusive Team Tanner myspace and any future online sites.*
2. Celebration recognition (birthday, Christmas cards, etc.) from Evan.

3. Unique Team Tanner t-shirt designed for each fight.

4. An autographed photo card personalized thanking you for joining Team Tanner

$250 contribution per fight

1. Access to exclusive Team Tanner myspace and any future online sites.

2. Celebration recognition (birthday, Christmas cards, etc.) from Evan.

3. Unique Team Tanner t-shirt designed for each fight.

4. An autographed photo card personalized thanking you for joining Team Tanner

5. Team Tanner beanie

6. Personalized UFC poster

$500 contribution per fight

1. Access to exclusive Team Tanner myspace and any future online sites.
2. Celebration recognition (birthday, Christmas cards, etc.) from Evan.

3. Unique Team Tanner t-shirt designed for each fight.

4. An autographed photo card personalized thanking you for joining Team Tanner.

5. Team Tanner beanie.

6. 2 personalized UFC posters (great gift to give to friend who loves the UFC).

7. Team Tanner sweatshirt

$1000 contribution per fight

1. Access to exclusive Team Tanner myspace and any future online sites.
2. Celebration recognition (birthday, Christmas cards, etc.) from Evan.
3. Unique Team Tanner t-shirt designed for each fight.
4. An autographed photo card personalized thanking you for joining Team Tanner.
5. Team Tanner beanie.
6. 2 personalized UFC posters (great gift to give to friend who loves the UFC).
7. Team Tanner sweatshirt
8. Team Tanner fight shorts
9. Autographed DVD of Evan’s UFC fight

$2500 contribution per fight

All of the above, plus 3 days training with Evan in Las Vegas , room, board, and transportation provided. Live the life of a fighter mini camp. This is available for only two members at a time. Each participant will have a private room in a nice apt just blocks from the gym. They will receive free gym access, free personal training from Evan, free diet and training advice. Training will be based out of HardKnocks Muay There will be trips to other gyms in the area Xyience, Xtreme Couture, and others, where it’s possible to run into fighters like Randy Couture, Forrest Griffen, Frank Shamrock,etc. You never know who’s going to be in Vegas doing some training.

$4000 contribution per fight

All of the above and 2 tickets to the UFC event as special guests of Evan’s.

Top level

This level is reserved for those who want the full experience. It is available to only one person per fight. It can be combined with any of the other options available.

The member at this level will receive a cornerman pass and will accompany Evan and his trainers behind the scenes at the full event. This will include behind the scenes access to interviews, photo shoots, etc. This will also include behind the scenes access to the weigh-ins. On the night of the event, this member will accompany Evan and his trainers to the dressing room, be able to watch the warm up for the fight, and then walk out with Evan to the Octagon in front of tens of thousands in the venue and millions on TV.

This is a unique opportunity to get a first hand look at what goes on behind the scenes at a major UFC event, and a great opportunity to meet many of the top UFC fighters. Please contact Kyria at teamtanner@gmail.com to discuss availability.

If there’s one thing you can count on with the UFC, it’s that every time they come within a few hundred miles of Cincinnati, they’ll throw Jorge Gurgel on the card. Jorge is like one of those small yappy dogs that doesn’t realize they’re small … he’s willing to fight anyone, regardless of how badly he’ll get destroyed.

I was at UFC 77 in Cincinnati when Alvin Robinson pounded on Gurgel for three straight rounds, and it wasn’t pretty. But it WAS entertaining! Well, at least it was for out of towners like me and Jake. Everyone else looked like they were watching their best friend get stabbed in the neck at a Burger King. Gurgel’s got fans for weeks in Ohio, so it doesn’t surprise me that the UFC brings him back whenever they’re around, despite his questionable skills.

To me, Alvin Robinson seemed like a gimme for Gurgel … the UFC equivalent of a nice softball their boy could knock out of the park. Kenny Florian dismantled Robinson like a marine dismantles his gun: disturbingly quick. The fact that Gurgel couldn’t get past him was not a good sign. Next up on the softball express is John Halverson, who lost to Roger Huerta in 17 seconds but doesn’t have too shabby of a record in the minors.

It’s funnny – Gurgel has better success when he slugs it out like a retard. It was when he tried to use a standard jiu-jitsu gameplan that he got creamed by Robinson. Okay … sure he takes a licking every time he steps into the ring. But he didn’t look too bad in his loss to Mark Hominick and actually managed to win his other two fights. So here’s hoping this jiu jitsu guy goes in and tries to slug it out again … either way, it’s always fun watching Gurgel in action.


Every day I get email from people saying “Fightlinker, you’re lucky you’re just a punk ass keyboard warrior or I’d kick your ass in the ring!” Little do they know that I’m just as totally wicked inside the ring as I am on the internet. And now it is time to prove my manliness by stepping up and challenging someone. But who to challenge???

After some consideration, I’ve decided it’s time to kick “Five Ounces of Pain” ringleader Sam Caplan‘s ass. After a few emails where I assume he though I was joking, I called him out on his own website and now we’re both in agreement: It’s time to get into a ring or cage and settle this shit like cavemen.

Details right now are sketchy as we look for a legitimate avenue to smash eachother’s skulls in, but rest assured that this fight will generate a media frenzy the likes of which has never been seen before in the blogosphere. I know we’ve had World of Warcraft players shoot eachother, and chatroom suicides … but have we ever had an MMA match to determine blog supremacy? That’s way less depressing than those other things!

My fellow Fightlinkers, I promise I will not dishonor you by losing to someone from a tame site like “Five Ounces of Pain”. By the time I’m done with him, Sam Caplan will look worse than his ProElite page. This I swear by Odin’s beard!

More proof that Randy Couture is nothing more than a shameless bastard who will go to any length to sway public opinion his way. He recently put up a series of photos on his blog containing the most cutest puppies in the universe. Click more for the full cuteness explosion, but be careful … it may cause your heart to grow and tears to glisten in your eyes:

There’s a new addition to the Couture family. A Red Sesame female Shiba Inu named Miso.

Kim flew Miso in from North Dakota yesterday and surprised Randy with an early Christmas gift. Miso will join Saki a male Shiba Inu in the Couture household. Saki is a year and a half old and was a present from Randy to Kim.

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