(More K1 Girl goodness from MMA in Japan)
Shawn Bias will live to fight another day
After getting tasered and possibly beaten by the police, PFC featherweight champion Shawn Bias was given a 30% chance to live. Fortunately it looks like he passed his savings throw vs police brutality. He awoke from his coma today and spoke to friends and family. No word on how long till the police come back and throw him in jail for having the nerve to survive their assault.
Tim Boetsch steps in to fight David Heath at UFC81
The last time anyone saw Tim Boetsch, he was getting laid on for three rounds by the IFL’s light heavyweight blanket champion, Vladimir Matyushenko. Other than that, the guy’s got six wins against random lower league scum. However, I’ve never been all that hot on David Heath so who knows who’ll win this fight.
Frank Mir’s 100% dedicated to his fight
According to random unverified sources, Frank Mir is still working at a bar bouncing on the side. Nice to know former heavyweight champions and current headliners for PPV main events have to fucking BOUNCE to make ends meet.
Josh Barnett vs Aleks E?
No one else is touching this story with a 10 foot pole, mainly because it’s a strange source with a big MAYBE attached. But I’ve learned never to doubt shit that’s posted on mixfight.ru, so here you go: M1 is trying to set up Josh Barnett vs Fedor’s little brother for the M1 USA show.
Diego Sanchez gets a Swede opponent
Roan Carniero is out and David Bielkheden is in. Sorry to all our loyal Swedish readers, but the best you can hope for is that David doesn’t go down like a bitch like Tomas Drwal did.
Karo tries to redefine the meaning of ‘ducking a fight’
Karo Parisyan tries to explain why he ducked Jon Fitch while at the same time trying to deny that he ducked Jon Fitch. It’s the MMA equivilant of “Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe”
Chael Sonnen to return in March
The WEC is booking Chael Sonnen to fight against Nissen Osterneck sometime in March. Note to Chael: here’s where you should be grateful to the ref for saving your arm in the Filho fight. Otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing you again till 2009.
Bas Rutten now does something else for the IFL
The IFL has named Bas Rutten “Vice President of Fighter Relations”. Does this mean he’s in charge of making sure Kurt Otto doesn’t scare off any more fighters with retarded backseat deals and threats?
Roger Gracie vs Yoshida in the works
I know the Sengoku guys (aka World Wagon Victory or some shit) are supposed to be fucked and all, but they sure seem to be working hard to put together a decent card. Although Roger Gracie vs Yoshida is a fight that would carry more weight back in 2002, I’m still down with it. Plus Japan just loves Jap vs Gracie fights. So thumbs up here.
**UPDATE** In keeping with my not being able to say anything about Japan without fucking it up, the fight is about the next big Gracie hype, Roger Gracie. Not Ralek, Ralph, Renzo, Rhalan, Rickson, Rodrigo, Rolls, Royce, Royler, Rolls, or Zombie Ryan. I withdraw my ‘2002’ comment. But Yoshida still sucks.