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Welcome to another day of Daily Wrapup. Day 2 to be specific. Lets get this shit on the road because i’m approaching 36 hours with no sleep and the voices in my head are demanding I do bad things. So before I start taking their advice, lets wrap today up!

Demian Maia vs Ed Herman @ UFC83
They’ve been added to the mystery moving date card. Back at UFC77, I gave Ryan Jensen a high five on his way into the Octagon (I was on my way back from the bathroom – I didn’t wash my hands). Jensen then went on to get handled by Demian Maia. The reason I’m talking about Jenson instead of Maia is because I don’t know much about Maia. Ed Herman we all know: just another perpetual middle of the pack fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. In this fight Herman plays the role of the gatekeeper. Let’s see if Maia’s got a slick enough ground game to get past him.

Gary Shaw flaps his gums
Pretty much the only time anyone pays attention to what Gary Shaw says is when he disses the UFC. We pay attention not because Gary’s words are worthwhile, but because we know they’re secretly doing their job of pissing Dana White off. Yesterday Gary said that so long as the UFC doesn’t field it’s champs against his they’re not ‘world’ champions, just ‘club’ champions. It’s a smart play by Shaw, and who knows … if he actually manages to wrangle up some decent opponents to showcase his champions maybe the fans will take up the call. And maybe pigs will fly outta my ass.

Felix Trinidad vs Roy Jones Jr
Yep, it’s this weekend. Everyone and their dog seems to be giving this one to Roy Jones Jr. Pretty much the only thing anyone gives to Trinidad as an advantage is his heart, so I guess we’ll see if he pulls out the stops and manages an upset. It’s too bad this fight didn’t happen 5 years ago when it was relevant. Hmmm, sounds like another big fight that just happened….

Tito survives another week of Celebrity Apprentice
Last night Tito got his chance to head his team, and apparently everything was pretty fucked up. If it wasn’t for one of the washed up Baldwin brothers, things would have really been done for. But hey, does anyone care about this show? Yeah I didn’t think so.

Tamdam McCrory doesn’t want to be a fucking fighter
Is there ever a better time to go back to school and graduate then right after a bad loss? Yeah, I’d say there is. Last time I checked, colleges don’t fuck off. They stick around and you can go back anytime to finish your shit. The opportunity to fight in the UFC? Not quite as solid.

Mac Danzig’s fighting in Montreal
It looks like all of the chickens and ferrets I’ve been sacrificing to Damballah are paying off. Another fighter I want to see has been added to the UFC84 card in Montreal. He’ll be fighting Mark Bocek, who I guess was just a bit too lackluster in his win over Doug Evans. And now he’s being fed to the vegan.

Hominick returns to the WEC
Mark Hominick will be fighting on the WEC’s Feb 13 card against some guy named Josh Grispi. Hominick claims he’s got a new vigor but I dunno … he fought some total scrub at the last TKO and couldn’t manage to finish it. Sure, he beat the living shit out of the kid for three straight rounds, but if you can’t finish someone like that, how are you supposed to beat GOOD fighters?

Judo and MMA
Do you like MMA? Do you also like Judo? Then you should check this article and website all about how Judo guys do at MMA! Another unique find from the MMA Ninja.

Riggs vs Villasenor in March
The undercard for the Cung Le / Frank Shamrock event gets a little boost from Joe Riggs battling Joey Villasenor in the “Battle of the Joes”. It’ll be interesting to see if Riggs is really back and focused. Villasenor is a decent test, but if Riggs is prepared he shouldn’t have too much trouble.

The Crow gets another fight
Hardcore Championship Fighting is picking up the slack from the WCO debacle last weekend and has booked David L’Oiseau to fight Jason Day. Day surprised everyone by beating Jonathan Goulet a few months ago, so he’s definitely a dangerous opponent.

No UFC in Hawaii till 2009
Dana White got everyone all wet downstairs when he implied he wanted to bring the UFC to Hawaii and do an event in a huge stadium. Well, those ambitions will have to wait as Dana just said he’s not hitting up Hawaii till it’s got it’s regulations in place, which is July 1st.

Jon Fitch out another opponent
First Karo ducks him, and now Gono is injured. Who the hell is Jon Fitch going to fight now?

Bang Ludwig added to the big Feb Strikeforce show
Everyone’s buzzing so much about the March co-production between Strikeforce and EliteXC that people have forgotten about the excellent Strikeforce card being held in February. It’s got Bob Sapp, Maurice Smith, and now it’s got Duane “Bang” Ludwig too. Who they’re fighting, I have no idea. Hey, it’s only a month away. Who needs details like that???

I’ve gone through three different sites full of videos and pictures of the UFC weigh ins and I haven’t been able to find a single picture of the newest Octagon Girl, Edith Larente (or as she’s listed on UFC.com, Edith Labelle).

I certainly hope she’s still around, because for all our bastardry we’d still feel pretty bad if the ruckus we caused cost her a job. Plus we like staring at her humongoid fake boobs. Let’s just hope that we’ve got an overblown sense of our own importance and Edith is just arriving later because of airport delays or something.

Well this has gone down just as I suspected. Andrei Arlovski has languished on the bench since April 2007. Zuffa wanted him to sign a new contract before he fought again. Arlovski’s people were determined that he fight first and then they’d sit down at the negotiation table and deal. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what happened next: nothing. Neither side blinked, and nearly a year later it seems that Andrei is pissed the fuck off and the UFC is prepping to lose him.

What’s involved in that prepping? How about quietly booking Andrei for UFC82 and not making any mention of it. And how about putting him up against the fluffiest blanket in the UFC, Jake O’Brien? The first part has been done, but Jake is still a question mark on account of his spine being all fucked up.

But you see what the UFC is doing: exactly what I said they’d do back in September. I wish I could claim to be smart or some junk, but I only knew because they were doing the same thing to Brandon Vera when he was being ‘uncooperative’. Lets hope that like with Vera, things get worked out and this isn’t the end of Andrei in the UFC.

Well, I was pretty excited for the Joe Calzaghe / Bernard Hopkins boxing bout that was just announced, until I realized that they’re putting it on the same weekend that the UFC is in Montreal (April 19th, bitches). Oh well … it’s not like I’ll be sober enough that weekend to spoil the fight before I get to watch it on Sunday night or something.

For those of you who don’t know, Joe Calzaghe is my favorite boxer of all time, which isn’t really saying that much because I’ve only watched about 15 boxing matches in my entire life. But still, the guy is unconventional, aggressive and entertaining. Add in the fact that he and Hopkins have held titles for decades and you’ve got the makings of an epic bout between two veterans of the sport.

I don’t know what the fuck is up with boxing lately. The sport seems on an upswing, with more and more great bouts coming together. Bernard Hopkins actually thanked MMA for waking boxing promoters up and showing them what they needed to do to fix the sport, and I really think he might be right. The next six months of boxing is stacked with great bouts, title unifications, and surprisingly little drama. Well okay, there’s still drama. But at least the fights are actually getting booked and aren’t getting canceled.

You may not have noticed this on account of the fact that no one listens to his radio show, but the last Quadros show on Sherdog was mid-December. And I’ve just gotten confirmation that Quadros got the boot from the radio network, so that’s the end of that. I used to be a pretty big Quadros fan back before I realized what a dope he was. Turns out he’s pretty damned smart when he’s got a cheat sheet in front of him but past that he’s not really the most learned fellow when it comes to the scene as a whole.

Don’t get me wrong, the guy knows his way around the lexicon of MMA terminology. But the scope of his radio show was just absolutely terrible … the guy should stick to calling fights because he certainly couldn’t run a show.

Of course, this isn’t the only show on the Sherdog Radio Network that I hate. I’ve actually started to enjoy how utterly terrible MMA Sunday School is, and whoever decided that the world needs MORE Josh Gross needs to be stopped before they decide that we also need MORE herpes or MORE hepatitis.

Bonus: Stephen Quadros takes naked pics of himself.  

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