We’re back and better than ever! While the UFC might be on vacation this week, it doesn’t mean we’ve stopped working. This show is 40 minutes of pure MMA goodness, including such topics as why Dana White is a bastard, Chuck Liddell vs some guy, and exactly 2 minutes devoted to that steroid garbage. As a bonus we went back and watched UFC 1 and discuss that a bit too.
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Remember a few days ago I was wondering how much control the UFC has over fighters they temporarily release to fight in other promoters? Well, here’s an example of the UFC flexing it’s muscles on the subject.
Lytle was originally slated to face Justin Weiman, who was forced to back out of the fight within the past week most likely due to injury. Lightweight Yunker then stepped in and agreed to fight Lytle at a catch-weight of 165 pounds.
However, Lytle’s camp informed UFCjunkie.com that the fight has been canceled. And according to a representative from Yunker’s camp, there was pressure from the UFC to halt the fight.
Lytle had been granted a temporary leave of abscence from the UFC to fight Weiman (and apparently, only Weiman). And Yunker, who’s won eight of his past nine fights, may soon be signed by the UFC. It’s possible, of course, that the UFC didn’t want to risk either fighter suffering a loss.
The UFC is frickin’ weird. First things are fine, then they’re not. Why Lytle vs Unknown Dude 1 was fine but not Lytle vs Unknown Dude Numero 2 is a complete mystery. Did someone not fill out the appropriate T12 Document for UFC Match Compliance? Or maybe it was that pesky N6 Change of Opponent Notification and Application form. Getting the UFC let you fight seems almost as hard as getting medically cleared in California.
Holy shit. If I ever needed proof that there was a god, I have it now. Through his divine power, we now have a face off between the two creepiest looking dudes in the UFC today: Luke Cummo and Edilberto Crocota. Those of you who have been with us since day one might remember Luke Cummo as the winner of the first annual “UFC Fighter who looks the most like a child molestor” contest. He was looking really good for a repeat until Crocota came out of nowhere and chilled my heart during the prelims of UFC70.
So now we will finally find out what makes you tougher: drinking your own urine or murdering prostitutes in Rio de la Hacha.
Here’s a Jerome LeBanner movie called Scorpion. The preview is actually put together pretty well, but according to one guy on IMDB, the fighting is “worse than Power Rangers”. Hey, maybe they should get Jerome to actually fight a power ranger then! Special thanks goes to maafaka for doin my job for me!
All day today I’ll be posting clips and previews from MMA-related movies. This first one comes care of UFC Countdown, who found this terrible Gary Busey flick “Beyond the Ring” about a dude fighting in a mixed martial arts tournament to pay his daughter’s medical bills.
Perhaps it’s because I’m Canadian, but I just don’t get that. Wouldn’t it be easier to just smuggle the bitch north of the border for treatment? Anyways, if you wanna know more about why America’s health care system sucks you can go watch Sicko. If you want to see some terrible acting and ham fighting, check this out.