Here’s the wrapup of yesterday’s news for you guys. Posting today will be spotty as I’m sick as a dog and going to the doctor’s this afternoon. Trust me when I say it’s killing me not being able to give you the coverage I’d like to. Now I know how Luke Thomas felt when he kept saying “I suck, sorry”. I suck … sorry.
Frank Shamrock’s running the show
Looks like Frank will be in charge of throwing the Ken vs Frank Shamrock fight. Word is he’s selling off pieces of the pie the same way boxing promoters often do with their shows. No word yet on how much of a disaster this will be if he can’t get anyone with any decent MMA experience to put together the production end of things. If I were another MMA company like EliteXC and Strikeforce, I’d shun this thing and not help a bit. It’s just not the kind of system you want being set up.
Big John poops on the UFC
A while back I tried to drum up support for the idea that Big John didn’t like the way the UFC was running things. Now he basically says that himself.
Jason MacDonald doesn’t like Joe Doerkson
Or rather, he doesn’t like the fact that he has to fight Joe again. Jason’s a cocky guy so I guess he doesn’t really understand the point of a rebound match. Losing three in a row is pretty much game over for Jason, so I’d say an easy fight is just what he needs right now. In the meantime, learn some goddamn standup skills, buddy.
Lambert’s loss was not a fluke
The guys at Bloody Elbow break down the end of Gouveia / Lambert and explain how Lambert threw away the fight with sloppy striking and posture. Somebody get this guy a boxing coach!
Mirko CroCop training
Here’s pictures of Mirko Crocop training hard. But I’m confused. Didn’t Dana White say that Crocop isn’t sure he still wants to fight?