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Yep, that’s right. The same obnoxious service we rendered unto you for UFC78 will be repeated for next Saturday’s TUF 6 finale. That means liveblogging the event on the website, and a live radio show right afterwards. There’ll also be a chatroom so we can all tappy tap to eachother while we enjoy the show. Fingers crossed this event is an early xmas gift from our lord Xenu!

Bill Paxton, er, I mean Sean Sherk is on Inside MMA this week to talk about his steroid hearing which is happening THIS TUESDAY! Wow, time flies when you’re bored out of your mind waiting for a good event to happen. There’s no new information regarding the case in this interview because Sherk uses the bullshit “I can’t talk a lot about this right now because it’s an ongoing thing” excuse.

Bull fucking shit. I hate that crap. People don’t talk about cases when they’re afraid they’re gonna screw up and make themselves look guilty. Even then, the CSAC has a hard enough time reading the actual documentation given to them by lawyers. The chances of them watching Inside MMA? NONE. Fuck, most of those CSAC assholes probably haven’t seen more than 60 minutes of MMA-related footage in their entire life.

One thing that Sherk said was “I tested positive for 12ng of Nandrolone, which is a naturally occurring steroid”. Hey, lets not bring up the fact that 12ng is 60 times the amount human beings generate naturally. But fuck. I was sick of talking Nandrolone the week after Sherk got nailed for it. For those that wanna be up to speed, here’s some easy reading for you:

Well fuck, what the hell am I supposed to do with 200 “Free Din” shirts now? The big news today is that all charges relating to a smoker Din Thomas threw last month have been dropped. As a nice plus, Florida has deemed that smokers are actually legal under Florida law:

Hendricks said several things factored into the decision, including an exception to the “prohibited competitions” statute for training.

He said if the fighter or participants were students of Thomas’ school, and the purpose of the school is to teach martial arts, then they meet the exception to the law.

So how about we start up a ‘school’ where we learn how to fight, and we all fight eachother every week in the basement of a bar? And then when the cops come I’ll vomit blood all over them and scream “YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE I’VE BEEN, LOU! YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE I’VE BEEN!” Sounds like that applies under Florida’s training statute too.

Bad news for Din though is he was downgraded in the newspaper articles from “almost a legend in the ultimate fighting world” to “a nationally-renowned mixed martial arts fighter” in this latest article. I guess it’s true … people just love a bad boy.

Oh, and lets hope California gets it’s head out of it’s ass too. This ‘cracking down on smokers’ nonsense is retarded.

As you all may or may not know, we issued a challenge to Kid Nate from BloodyElbow regarding a comment he made about Huerta winning against Guida at the TUF finale next week. In light of some sudden wimping out, I thought I would take a moment to lay out the history of this bet.

First, Fightlinker and BloodyElbow have a history of bets … Luke Thomas has won one and backed off another. At this point he suspects that I’m insane and basically won’t respond to any of my harassment, so I decided to move down the foodchain to his partner in crime Kid Nate.

On October 10th, Nate stated on his blog that he thought Huerta was going to win against Clay Guida because he had the attitude to take the match:

Naturally, I smell blood and move in for the kill:

Okay, Nate says no way, defers to my gargantuan manhood, and we all move on knowing who the Alpha Blogger is in this relationship. I’m not a vindictive guy … we only play games with people who want to play along. So things would have died right there if not for this exchange in the comments section of Fightlinker.com:

Okay, so the bet is back on! The challenge was issued a few days after UFC78, and agreed upon by Nate:

But lo and behold, Nate was trying to bamboozle us. Once news of the bet spread, BetUS radio wanted to interview us about it, and in that interview Nate admited that he wasn’t going to remove his eyebrows in real life, but only by using photoshop.

Words cannot describe the feelings I felt then … my heart quaked, my eyes teared up. This showdown of epic proportions was quickly turning into a lame duck. Desperate to save the bet, I offered Nate a switch: if he didn’t think Huerta was going to win, I would bet on Huerta instead. That way he got his real pick in, and he’d have no excuses when his pick lost. But alas, no dice.

Now we have a BetUS-brokered deal where the loser has to put up a photoshopped picture of themselves made by the winner on their site. Yeah, I know. It’s just not as fun when things aren’t being cut off. But I’ll take what I can get and we’ll be more stringent with our bets in the future to avoid more situations like this.

Oh, and a lot has been made about the idea of the Fightlinker boys recreating 2 guys 1 cup. Because I truly feel the people who lost out on this Guida/Huerta bet experience are you, our loyal readers, Jake and I have decided to recreate the video this weekend for no reason other than we rule. We hope that posting it up will prove to you how amazingly huge and steely our balls are, and remove the sting of not getting to see Nate’s eyebrow shaved.

I don’t think there’s a more colorful character out there than Rani Yahya. Between his butt-scoot fighting style and his tendency to start riots at grappling events, this bantamweight fighter has heavyweight drama written all over him. Of course, I was worried after he took a 5-round beating from WEC champ Chase Beebe that we might have seen the last of Rani. Fortunately this is not the case!

Rani is now going overseas to Japan to fight none other than Kid Yamamoto at K-1 Dynamite. Word from Shitdog Radio is that this was a ‘loan’ from Zuffa, which is really interesting since Zuffa isn’t exactly known for playing well with others. There’s a couple of things we could read from this sudden interaction between the two companies:

  1. This is part of a ‘trade’, where K-1 gets Rani and the UFC will be getting someone else down the line.
  2. Now that the UFC is ‘out’ of Japan, they are supporting K-1 in an effort to keep competition down.
  3. Sherdog is wrong and I am talking out my ass.

Whatever the reason, you can’t ignore the fact that this means SOMETHING. The UFC doesn’t do anything without a reason, and you better believe they wouldn’t lift a finger to help K-1 if they weren’t getting something directly or indirectly from it.

This isn’t the first time the UFC and K-1 have been in cahoots. Last year the UFC paid a boatload of money to K-1 so Royce Gracie could be sacrificed to Matt Hughes.

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