The shit hasn’t really hit the fan regarding what a stinker UFC 78 is … that will only happen once the average New Jersey fan sees how pitiful their card is compared to the New Years Eve supershow Zuffa is putting together. But I have no doubt that when Dana White starts fielding interviews with the press, he’ll throw Tito Ortiz under a bus like he always does and lay 78′s crappiness at Tito’s feet.
Possibly realizing that getting his side of the story out first is a good idea, Tito posted the following on the Underground forums:
Getting in shape. I’m doing rehab for my injuries. I’m sick of fight 75%. I’m trying to pay my bills injured and making guys like evans and forrest look good. I can’t do it anymore. I’m going to take some time to take care of myself. Everyone wants the old Tito back and I’m going to give it to them.
Of course, Tito should know that one post on the Underground does not equal the firepower Dana White will probably throw behind his version of events. Maybe he realizes there’s no competing with a guy who can produce an hour long show called “Tito Sucks Balls”. Why Tito would want to fight for a dude who’s constantly shitting all over him is beyond me.
And this is why I find it so laughable that Dana White can get away with blaming Tito for fucking up UFC 78. Let’s get one thing straight : Tito Ortiz is under absolutely no obligation to save the UFC from spreading itself too thin. In fact, the last person Dana White should be expecting any kind of favor from is Tito.
People can bitch and whine about Tito causing trouble and being a pain in the ass, but Tito is just protecting his own interests. I don’t doubt that he has injuries that he needs to heal up from. I also don’t doubt that for the right amount of money he would have stepped up to the plate and fought at UFC 78. Why the UFC would expect him to help them out considering the way they’ve been treating him is beyond me. Especially without proper financial compensation.
So the moral of the story, Dana, is “You reap what you sow”.
How many times am I going to get sucked into this shit? Word on the street is that Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva is gonna happen on UFC’s December 29th card. The source isn’t too shabby either: Chuck’s trainer John Hackleman. Of course, we’ve all been through the ups and downs of this fight way too much, and I’m hesitant to believe anything short of an official announcement on UFC.com.
My bet at this point is Dana White is trying to set this fight up on a budget … since Chuck lost, this won’t be a headlining fight and therefore retardo headline bonuses and PPV percentages may not apply. Of course, it’s still not gonna be cheap. If Shogun Rua was getting 150k just to show up, I have to wonder what kind of numbers Wanderlei is getting. 250k/250k doesn’t seem that unlikely.
Right now we just have to sit tight and keep our fingers crossed. I’m sure there’ll be more leaks regarding this fight than there were in Evan Tanner’s boat.
Oh, the fun and speculation that’s been swirling around everyone’s favorite PRIDE flunk-out. One day you hear that Mirko’s ripping Danny Glover quotes from Lethal Weapon, and others you hear he’s acting like a 14 year old girl and not returning the UFC’s phone calls.
Of course, if you ever really want to know what’s going on with Mirko Crocop, you can just go onto the Nokaut.com forums there where half his training team posts. From there you can verify reports that Mirko isn’t thinking about quitting and has just had surgery to fix a fucked up septum:
Crocop said “When I went up to the doctor, he didn’t believe the state my nose was in. He didn’t even believe that I was an athlete. He said that my nose would account for at least a 50% decrease in my stamina.” CroCop also removed the small UFC-cage he had in his house; he decided to switch to the official-size cage.
I’m glad to hear that Mirko isn’t considering retirement just yet – the UFC can boo-hoo over the fact that he’s being payed a fuckload to lose but I’ll buy every PPV he’s on because win or lose I want to see him fight. Obviously I’d rather see him fight big names, but I’ll also settle for a potential route against a tomato can.
Sometimes shit is cursed. Today has been a cursed day for me … right from 12:01 it’s been a pretty big clusterfuck and to top it off I just managed to piss all over myself when I went to the bathroom. Ah well, at least I’m not cursed like UFC 78 is apparently cursed. If you thought things couldn’t get worse for that show, you were wrong! Well, you could potentially be wrong. Karo Parisyan’s opponent Hector Lombard may not be making the show due to America hating Cuba.
Let me take you back to a simple time when Red White and Blue = good, but just Red = bad. An upstart ruler by the name of Castro decided he’d rather deal with the Russians who were willing to trade with him instead of the United States of America who just wanted to overthrow him. Selling sugar to the Russians is good but selling real estate to them for nuclear missle silos is even better.
Thus ensued what’s known as the Cuban Missile Crisis and since then the USA has been kinda touchy about dealing with Cuba and Cubans. Nuclear proliferation 90 miles off the coast of Florida will do that to a relationship. That in a nutshell is why Hector Lombard, a Cuban expatriate living in Australia, can’t seem to land a permit to fight in the US right now.
On Monday, the fighter’s American representatives told Sherdog.com that in spite of Lombard’s difficulties they remain hopeful he will be granted a P1 visa, which is available to athletes and entertainers coming to the U.S. to participate in internationally recognized events for a U.S. employer.
I wouldn’t hold my fucking breath. Will US Customs consider a UFC event as an ‘internationally recognized event’? Will US Customs even consider a UFC fighter as a ‘athlete’? Are there a group of people with tighter sphincters than the people running US Customs? I think not. Between this being an ultimate fighting event and Lombard being a dirty commie, I give him a snowball’s chance in hell of getting his paperwork through in time.
Sooooo … I wonder who Karo’s gonna fight if Lombard is off the card?
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