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Tony DeSouza looks like he belongs on Bumfights Volume 5 rather than the UFC79 card.

Right up until Sean Sherk was found guilty by the CSAC, there was a decent amount of sympathy for his plight from the MMA community. While people weren’t happy with the way the steroids fiasco was handled by the athletic commission or the UFC, many people I’m sure were waiting expectantly for Sherk’s chance to clear his name and provide the silver bullet that would prove he was innocent.

Of course, Sherk’s lawyer brought a shit cannon instead of a silver bullet gun, and just blew diarrhea all over everything. People were not impressed. And now with every interview Sherk does, people are less and less supportive.

On the other hand, take a look at Hermes Franca. He admitted he doped, didn’t get his time cut in half, and got verbally bitchslapped by the president of the UFC. All for telling the truth. But at least he can look at himself in the mirror, and he’s moving on with his life:

“I’m guilty, what can I say?” Franca laughed. “But if you can’t prove you didn’t do it than you should have to take a year off. At least I was a man about it and I can put my head on my pillow and sleep well at night,” Franca told MMANews.com. “It’s already been seven months and I’ll be back fighting soon.”

I gotta say, that’s a pretty decent attitude. Franca took responsibility for his actions and his decisions. What he did was dumb, but the only thing people like less than a steroid user is a steroid user who fucking lies about it.

Back when Drew McFedries beat Jordan Radev at Ultimate Fight Night 10, he said “No one understands the struggles and hardships I’ve gone through to get here!” We laughed it off on the low blow, because God knows that half the fighters in the UFC were abused, beaten, homeless, jailed, nearly murdered, and on and on and on. MMA is full of sad stories and personal struggle. What problems could Drew McFedries have to compare? The inability to make car payments?

Well it looks like we underestimated the issues in Drew’s personal life, because here’s just a glimpse and it’s fucking scary:

Agnes McFedries-Kennedy, 51, was found Saturday evening lying in the alley in the 1800 block between West 7th and West 8th streets. A couple returning to a residence near the scene discovered the body.

Police are interviewing “people of interest” in the case, said Capt. David Struckman. A significant portion of the criminal investigation division is working case, he added.

McFedries-Kennedy was the daughter of Quad-City auctioneer Scotty McFedries and mother of UFC fighter Andrew McFedries.

She had a lengthy criminal history, which included theft, prostitution, harassing a public official and driving while barred.

If Fedor wasn’t considered the #1 fighter in the world (arguably), and if there wasn’t 3 other fighters I’d rather see him face off against, I wouldn’t mind the whole Fedor vs Hong Man Choi fight. As far as freakshows go, it’s a doozy. I’m not about to swallow any kind of hype for this fight, or doubt the outcome at all. But that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy seeing Fedor cut down a giant and finish him off with ease.

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