Hey everyone, sorry for the blog silence – my interwebs have been down so I’ve been stuck here without any MMA news or new pornography. Trust me, it was much worse for me than it was for you. But after sacrificing a goat to the ethernet gods, my webs are back up and all IPs are go! We now return to your regularly scheduled blather. Yeehaw!
(no new hot chicks floating around so we go back to classic Kyra Gracie. Sometimes less is more.)
Another case of lost in translation?
A lot of people were dishing on hotty blogger Suki for making Yushin Okami seem like an America-hating bastard. I wonder now if anyone will say anything about the following quote from Akihiro Gono, which is just too sweet to be accurate: “I couldn’t sleep well because my right hand is in pain even if I take pain killer pills. I realized how hard to do everything by my left hand. I want to get married so bad now.”
MMA Junkie is sick of being right all the time
MMAJunkie.com has added Frank Trigg as an editorial columnist who’s writing is “designed to spark discussion and debate.” Translation: Everything Frank Trigg says is fucking retarded, so just enjoy the stupid. I’m suddenly feeling a bit threatened over here!
HDNet is showing the Kim Couture smoker
HDNet continues to snap up every single MMA event that’s got an iota of draw attached to it. In this case they’re going to broadcast an amateur smoker fight on account of Kim Couture’s involvement, which seems a bit stupid to me. Maybe some kind of special documentary or something on it? But to show the whole thing seems a bit dumb. A lot of the MMA shown on HDNet is pretty terrible, but this just seems to be lowering the standards a little too much. On the other hand, I would have actually payed big bucks to see Kim Couture punched in the face. So however they decide to deliver it, I’m still okay with it.
Bonnar is cursed
I hope Stephan Bonnar uses the several months off he has because of a fucked knee to find the person who cursed him and all those around him. The guy hasn’t been able to get shit rolling for himself since his old teacher died.
Sokoudjou was interviewed last week
Jarry Park deserves to get way more links than it does, which is why I’m happy everyone has decided to suddenly link their interview with Sokoudjou. Of course, that interview went up over a week ago, and the only reason people are linking it now is because they’re fucking sheep who regurgitate what every other site is saying. And now I guess that includes me too. Damn.
Josh Haynes replaces Benji Radach for IFL’s next fight.
This is the sound of no one giving a shit.
Above: Crocop To the Top: I have a feeling the shit is going to hit the fan tomorrow with Mirko fucking off to Japan. For those of you who want something positive to remember while weathering the coming storm, check out this excerpt of the best Mirko Crocop hightlight video ever made: Crocop to the top.
Carlos Condit runs through stupid fight soundbytes: Yeah, nothing is more hardcore than pontificating on the world of hurt you’re going to ‘bring’ on your opponent while clenching your jaw.
World Combat League is still around: They’ve got a show coming up and apparently they use the whole team system too? How bad does this have to be that no one ever talks about it, like it’s a dark family shame amongst MMA fans?
Seiya Kawahara vs Yuki Yamasawa: I don’t know what’s cooler, the finishing move or the crazy judo roll the referee performs to save the other fighter from more damage.
Another M1 promo video: Seems like M1 exists only in the form of little promotional videos and small events held by other companies in Europe.
MMA Girl is now MMA Girls again: Looks like whoever’s behind the MMA Girls have actually managed to find a second girl again. Still no word on what happened to the last one. My bet? Swimming with the fishes.
More ‘Setting Women’s MMA back years’ videos: I’m sorry. I know I’ve gained a reputation for being a strong backer of women’s MMA. Yet every time a girl dressed like a sailor executes a half-baked armbar, I’m posting it here. I promise I’ll try a bit harder to at least balance the bullshit female fighting videos with talented female fighting ones as well.
Shooto Belgium 4 looks pretty decent: These guys look like they were given meth before the event. There’s a bit too much emphasis on the eurotrash ring dancers, but other than that, it looks like my kind of event.
“Explosive” Remigijus Mokevicius: This guy’s got good kicks and also looks like he might be on meth. “Explosive” is a fitting nickname, he kicks the shit out of quite a few people in this video. Although did he really sucker punch someone off the opening glove touch??? I’m not sure if it’s him doing it or him getting it. Strange thing to include in a highlight though. Where’s the footage of you slapping your mom in the face while you’re at it?
Carlos Condit runs through stupid fight soundbytes
World Combat League is still around
Seiya Kawahara vs Yuki Yamasawa
Another M1 promo video
MMA Girl is now MMA Girls again
More ‘Setting Women’s MMA back years’ videos
Shooto Belgium 4 looks pretty decent
“Explosive” Remigijus Mokevicius
So Mirko Crocop is making an announcement tomorrow about his career. FROM JAPAN. Seems like the UFC has been losing a lot of it’s ‘hardball’ exchanges lately:
I’m off to Tokyo!
A big announcement will come straight from Japan tomorrow (February 13).
When the official part is done I’ll be able to provide more information about everything,
and believe me, I have many things to say.
What you could easily guess by now is that I won’t be retiring.
I’ll keep on fighting, it’s my life, it’s what I do.
While this could mean anything, I don’t think it means Mirko and Dana showing up in Tokyo to announce the revival of Pride or the UFC’s return to Japan. That’s about as likely as a spontaneous Captain Morgan’s style song and dance erupting right afterwards, with pigs flying as a finale.
I also have no doubt that if Mirko is heading out to announce some kind of deal with another promotion, we’ll be hearing about more lawsuits within the next week. Which sucks because I had my money on a Tito Ortiz related lawsuit before a Mirko Crocop related lawsuit. Me and several other bloggers have a pool going, you see. Because the UFC eventually seems to sue everyone. The only question is who’s next.
Oh, and I’m going to reserve my “Crocop running from the UFC with his tail tucked between his legs” post for tomorrow when he officially announces he’s running from the UFC with his tail tucked between his legs. Although there might be mitigating circumstances. Word from a Croatian newspaper says the UFC was basically demanding that Crocop take a pay cut if he wanted to keep fighting for them. If that’s the case, then I’ll side with Mirko on this one and curse Dana White for jewing me out of Crocop in the UFC.
Don’t you love coming here? One day we’re like “OMG NO NETWORK DEALS EVAR” and then the next day we’re saying Dana White is off trying to lock up a network deal as we speak. Well, we’re not saying that … it’s Dave Meltzer from his pay newsletter that’s saying that:
“[Dana] White after the [February 2] show said he was leaving for a week and hoped to come back having made a major television deal, saying either with a network or a pay station.”
I had pretty much written off the possibility of a network deal now that the Writer’s strike is toast, and I’m still pretty damned skeptical that anything will come of this. Dana White simply seems to be too hardcore about control to be willing to let some fucking network suits mess with his shit. And without the added leverage of the strike meaning the networks were stuck losing money showing endless reruns ….
As I said, I’m still skeptical. But fingers crossed something happens.