Okay, here’s a clusterfuck of a situation. The UFC says they want Mirko Crocop to fight. Mirko Crocop keeps saying he wants to fight. Yet days and weeks have gone by, events have been booked and still there is nary a sign of Croat-checkered tights on the UFC’s horizon. So what the fuck is going on? Is this another case of Dana White double-speaking like with Andrei Arlovski? Is this a case of Mirko Crocop trying to muddy the waters as he prepares to jump ship?
Who fucking knows.
All I do know is that there’s a common thread connecting a whole bunch of bullshit : Ken Imai. Who the hell is that? That’s Crocop’s retardo Japanese manager. He also happens to be Takanori Gomi’s manager. Now I’m not smart enough to be talking indepth about the crazy shit going on over in Japan or what’s up regarding anything with Japanese fighters or fight policy. But one thing I will say in general terms just so you all can play along at home is this: Ken Imai is the guy behind all the bullshit that’s been happening with Mirko Crocop, Takanori Gomi, and the UFC. I’d bet my left nut this whole thing is his damn fault.
There seems to be a general rule in MMA lately that if you involve the Japanese or the Russians, shenanigans will occur. I’m all for zesty shenanigans that result in more fights for all. The drama’s great for site traffic, and who doesn’t love some insane backroom dealings? But lately all the zest has been sucked from shenanigans and we’re left with my favorite fighters sitting out for months or years. And that just sucks balls.