Do you remember that scene in Fight Club where Edward Norton completely smashes in Jared Leto’s face, and afterwards says “ ” target=”_blank”>I wanted to destroy something beautiful.” Well now, Clay Guida has the opportunity to destroy something beautiful. In a move that will completely validate the existence of the Ultimate Fighter season six, the UFC has booked Clay Guida vs Roger Huerta to headline the finale.
You’ve read it right: Guida vs Huerta. How many times have people asked for this one? How many times have they said “Huerta’s okay, but just wait till they put him against someone like Clay Guida”? And every time someone would say something like that, I would think “Yeah right, like the UFC is gonna put their Hispanic poster boy up against a hippy meat grinder like Clay Guida.”
Now they have, and I can’t help but be excited. As much as I try to hate Huerta for being a pretty boy, I can’t help but respect him as a fighter. That won’t stop me from enjoying Guida crush him. Huerta has shown he has the skills to hang in the UFC, but not against a guy like Guida who is destined to be the Karo Parisyan of the lightweight division: always a threat to everyone, but never managing to get a shot at the belt.
I was having such beautiful dreams of a Wanderlei Silva vs Tito Ortiz matchup for UFC 78 that when I saw an e-mail from the UFC announcing UFC 78 presales I squealed like a little girl. Opening that email was a pretty big disappointment though. No gargantuan heads stared back at me at all. In fact, there were no fighters named in the email whatsoever. The only reference to a name was ROGAN, the promotional code referencing Joe Rogan.
Man, that’s sad.
**UPDATE** What is also sad is that I can’t keep my UFC numbers straight. All references to 77 have been replaced with 78s. Thanks Kris for pointing out what a doof I am!
Okay boys and girls, we promised we’d make the reader mailbag a regular thing on the Low Blow radio show, and so we shall. The first Low Blow of every month will feature the Mailbag segment, where we turn our topics of conversation over to you to decide. What subjects do you want us to put our immense mental capacities behind? What mysteries of MMA do you burn to know the answer to? Whatever you want to know, we’ll ask Jordan Breen for the answer and then pretend we knew it first.
And just like the last time, the person who asks the best question gets a free t-shirt. What kind of t-shirt? I dunno, whatever shirt we’re currently digging at the moment. Last month’s free shirt went to DJ Hapa and it was one of those cool Team Quest ones. Perhaps this month we’ll send out one of the new American Fighter shirts. Or one of these bad boys. That’s the one Jordan asked for in exchange for his help.
Regardless, wether you win a shirt or not, you can sleep better at night knowing your questions have directly help stop the spread of AIDS in Africa, provided humanitarian aid in Darfur, and single handedly repaired the damage to New Orleans caused by Katrina. God bless you all.
**NOTE** All questions should be submitted by 6pm to be considered for the show. We’ll only announce the winner on the radio show, so you suckers HAVE to listen now. Haha, it was a trap all along.
**NOTE 2** Yeah, just post the questions in this thread. So it’s not really a ‘mailbag’ is it? Ah well.
I guess we’re at that size now where we start getting tips on stuff. On Saturday night, Tito Ortiz was at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA. and got on the mic to say “Blah blah blah blah, my next fight will be against Wanderlei Silva or Rashad Evans”
Hmmm. Rashad or Wanderlei. Rashad or Wanderlei. Rashad or Wanderlei. Hmmm.
(big thanks to reader Mr. Theplague for informing us)
During the Strikeforce Playboy show, the organizers made a big deal about signing Renato Babalu Sobral, which is about as appropriate as throwing a ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ party for a child molester. You may or may not recall that Babalu was tossed out of the UFC and given the second biggest fine in MMA history (I think … the CSAC kept Johnny Morton’s 100k, didn’t they?).
Debate continues to rage across the internet as to ‘how bad’ Sobral’s actions really were, which is why I’m surprised Strikeforce made the announcement during their show. They could have easily kept it on the low low until their next card was announced in two months, and by then the hubbub would have died down and people just would have been happy to see Sobral in action again. They would get publicity on it, and it wouldn’t be sleazy like it feels now.
So don’t get me wrong, I’m happy about Babalu fighting again. But I’m not too impressed with Strikeforce basically throwing gasoline on a fire that was finally almost out.