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Originally it was stated that Fedor would be traveling to the US along with his omnipresent management team to meet up with Randy and do some work with Affliction. But it now looks like he might be flying solo on this one, and his handlers have done everything short of pinning instructions to his snowsuit in order to ensure he makes it to his destination. Check out the card Fedor is carrying with him on the flight to Los Angeles:

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Fedor Emelyanenko. I do not speak or read any English.

I arrived on Delta Flight XXX from LAX.

I need to board Delta flight XX arriving at Moscow Russia at 11:00am 21 January.

Can you please lead me to the correct gate for this flight?

I will not be able to make my flight connection without help finding the gate for my next flight. I will need assistance with this.

Many thanks for your help!

Also included in the care package prepared by Fedor’s mom management is a letter of intent from Affliction to get him through customs without any hassles. I especially like the wording, that Fedor is ‘considered’ the best heavyweight in the world.

There’s two things I really want to give you all (well actually three but according to some state laws I’m not allowed to offer the third one), and that’s MORE hot chicks and MORE gross pics. I know you all are also clamoring for LESS gay pics, but I love doing that … weeds out the kind of visitors who are like OMG GAY SHIT. Sends them scurrying back to Sherdog, it does.

So here’s some more gross shit, it’s an oldie but a goody that fellow jackal Fightfan messaged me about: the ten worst cuts in MMA. Seriously, some of these are pretty damned hardore. If it wasn’t from August you know Kalib Starnes and Ross Pointon would have been included. Barf-tastic.

It’s interesting to note that when BJ Penn talks about winning titles across multiple weight classes, I call him an egotistical douche who needs to actually win and hold ONE title before pimping his pineapple about another. On the other hand, when GSP does the same thing, I’m all starry eyed and generally aroused by his statements.

“He wants to leave a legacy,” Spenser said. “He wants to be the most dominant fighter the UFC and MMA has ever seen, and he intends to accomplish that by dominating the 170-pound weight class, moving up to the 185 weight class and then eventually the light heavyweight class.”

That’s Shari Spenser, GSP’s agent and the dumpy old chick that was in the ring with him after his last win over Matt Hughes. Now lets forget for a moment that Georges doesn’t hold the real welterweight belt at the moment. And lets forget that he managed to lose his belt during his first title defense against a guy who barely had any business being in the UFC, let alone in a title fight. If you’re letting Serra’s win over GSP cloud the reality of his skill level, rewatch TUF4 and see his terrible wins over Shonie Carter and Chris Lytle. I myself fell under the “Well he beat GSP so he must be kinda good” spell for a while, but I’m over it now.

So now that we’re ignoring all the facts that get in the way of our pretty fantasy world, I think it’s awesome that GSP is planning on routing three UFC divisions. Mainly because it improves the chances that we’re going to see GSP vs Anderson Silva in a few years. And at the moment, those two are my pound for pound best fighters in the world. There’s only one condition that I have for GSP: that he cleans out his division before moving up, and he leaves his belt behind. That means taking out Karo Parisyan, Jon Fitch, Diego Sanchez, Thiago Alves, and anyone else that comes out of the woodwork as a real contender. And I’m all for legacy and shit, but not at the expense of someone hoarding all the titles. A belt is just something that holds your pants up (or occasionally declares your allegiance to country bands). If you move up undefeated, it’s like you’re the champion in absentia anyways.

So sign me up for this shit, I’m down like brown. Just don’t fuck things up like you did last time Georges. You’ll find the Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.

Just a few new legal clarifications from Randy Couture: in this latest interview he says that he resigned from his employment contract, not his fight contract. His fight contract expires in July on it’s own. Another thing he reiterated was that if the UFC was able to set up the Fedor fight somehow, he would be happy to do it with them.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … these small actions and announcements that Couture makes reek of smart lawyering in the background. While I think Randy and his people have given up on trying to win the PR war against the UFC, you can see them digging in to give a good defence in court.

You can mark March 29th on your calendar as the date you finally get to see Cung Le get his ass kicked. After fighting a couple mid-level bozos over the past two years, someone who doesn’t have Cung’s best interest in mind has decided that he’s ready to face Frank Shamrock, who seems like he’s still capable of whooping some serious ass when he actually feels like it.

No word yet on the amusing stunts Frank Shamrock plans on pulling to demean his opponent this time. For those of you who didn’t know, Frank Shamrock mercilessly taunted Phil Baroni regarding everything from his participation in gay glamor films to his marriage falling apart. As the fight closened he dressed his female assistant up as the New York Bad Ass and made a bunch of amusing youtube videos. In other words, this man is my fucking hero.

Of course, we’re still living in an age and time where making fun of someone for being Vietnamese doesn’t fly like making fun of Italian-Americans does. So we’ll see if Frank is going to be able to figure out some original and non-racist ways of making fun of Cung. Maybe he’ll use the homo card again?

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