With Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua off and Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett apparently in jail on probation violations, the Strikeforce undercard was starting to look pretty stale. Fortunately it looks like our second favorite Bennett in MMA (R.I.P. Ryan Bennett) may not be off the card after all. Luke from BloodyElbow found the Circuit Court website documenting the case and on top of this learned that Krazy Horse has apparently already been released from jail. There’s some nice investigative reporting for you. Luke, your fedora and flashbulb camera are in the mail!
UPDATE: Word now is that the earliest Krazy Horse will be out of jail is July 16nd. And my interest in the Strikeforce card goes down and down. Le sigh.
I don’t know why I am surprised that Tim Sylvia has a hot girlfriend. I suppose I was hoping karma or the fight gods (Thor, Odin, and Jeff Blatnick) would curse him to eternal loneliness broken up by hideous outbursts of sores and boils. Anyways, if you want to see the goods on Tim’s hottie, continue on…
Sam Caplan says that Frank Trigg says that Hayato Sakurai’s management says that Hayato Sakurai said he doesn’t know why people are saying he’s going to fight Diego Sanchez. I dunno though … Frank Trigg was like the last person in the world to realize Pride was being sold to the UFC, so I don’t trust his judgment very much.
On the other hand, I’ve thought for a while that Sanchez vs Sakurai didn’t make much sense. So it wouldn’t surprise me much if Trigg actually did turn out to be right this time.
Spencer Fisher- $26,000
Sam Stout – $6,000
Fisher defeated Stout via unanimous decision
Jon Fitch – $36,000
Roan Carneiro – $5000
Fitch defeated Carneiro via RNC in round two
Drew McFedries – $14,000
Jordan Radev – $5,000
McFedries defeated Radev via KO in round one
Thiago Tavares – $10,000
Jason Black – $6,000
Tavares defeated Black via TC in round two
Forrest Petz – $8,000
Luigi Fioravanti – $8,000
Petz defeated Fioravanti via unanimous decision
Tamdan McCrory – $8,000
Pete Spratt – $12,000
McCrory defeated Spratt via TC in round two
Gleison Tibau – $10,000
Jeff Cox – $3,500
Tibau defeated Cox via ATC choke in round one
Anthony Johnson – $6,000
Chad Reiner – $3,000
Johnson defeated Reiner via KO in round one
Nate Mohr – $6,000
Luke Caudillo – $3,000
Mohr defeated Caudillo via unanimous decision
With the money that Sam Stout made fighting for 15 minutes during the show, he wouldn’t be able to afford a 30 second advertisement during the commercials. This is a nice juxtaposition between how much the UFC is making off these shows and how little some guys are getting. There better be some sweet ass bonuses hidden behind these figures, because this kind of pay for the guy headlining a nationally broadcast sporting event makes me sick. I think pole vaulters and skeet shooters make more money.PS: Does anyone know for sure who won Fight of the Night, Sub of the Night, etc?
Tucked away at the bottom of a column on Sherdog:
With a lack of a sanctioning body in the United Kingdom, the UFC was forced to regulate the Belfast event on its own. UFC vice-president Marc Ratner oversaw the show and informed Sherdog.com that the participants in the main event, along with two random fights, were chosen for drug screening. He went on to say the results, once in, would be sent to White and that they would be disseminated at his discretion.
I dunno about you, but I wouldn’t leave a dingo in charge of a nursery, and I wouldn’t leave the UFC in charge of the UFC’s drug testing. This could turn into a huge issue : fans went retardo when they realized no drug testing was done for the last UK show and the Texas show. Do you really think they’ll be happier knowing the drug testing results will be ‘disseminated’ at Dana White’s discretion? If there’s even a whiff that one of the fighters didn’t pass and the UFC hushed it up (like they hushed up Diego Sanchez’s pot test), it’ll cause a massive stink. If there’s any truth to that idea, it could be the first scandal the UFC is involved in that would hit the mainstream.
The UFC has to get their heads out of their asses and realize what a precarious situation they’re in. The last thing they need is a perceived steroids scandal or cover-up on the heels of Royce Gracie’s positive testing. Doing your own drug testing instead of having an independent board controlling things just leaves way too much to be desired. The last thing this sport needs is to be perceived as rife with doping.