Newbs like to give Babalu Sobral a hard time over his choke of David Heath, but that’s nothing compared to what Mike Kyle did to Bryan Olsen back in May 2006. The CSAC wasn’t able to collect a nice bonus from Kyle like they were for Babalu, so they ‘indefinately suspended’ Kyle from competing in MMA. And by ‘indefinate’ I mean 16 months. Kyle is back in action October 2nd at a Central Valley Cagefighting show in Fresno.
There’s lots of rumbling and grumbling that Kyle will be given a taste of his own medicine soon enough. Isn’t it great to see MMA has grown to the point where we’re willing to deal with our own problems rather than rely on athletic commissions to do that kind of stuff? Thank you CSAC for re-licensing a guy who should never be allowed to fight in mixed martial arts ever again. I hope his $180 application fee sits in your pockets comfortably after the next incident like this.
Whoever’s at the UFC that’s responsible for booking Japanese talent needs to be punched in the face 5000 times by Houston Alexander. Stop booking the wrong guys, goddamnit. The last thing the UFC wants to do is encourage the stereotype that Japanese fighters are bland and never finish fights. While Akihiro Gono certainly has some flashy entrances, over half of his 46 fights have gone to a decision. BORING!
I don’t like Jake O’Brien, but when I heard that he had a potentially career ending injury, I was nice and wished him a speedy recovery. Now that his recovery is almost complete, I can go back to shitting on him for being a boring lay n pray fighter that I never want to see in the Octagon again.
Here’s an idea: let’s put Jake O’Brien against Justin McCully. Or perhaps we shouldn’t … the combination of these two unskilled opponents might be too much for the fabric of the space/time continuum. A vortex will open up in the Octagon and Deep Elder Cthulu will emerge from within to enslave earth. Fortunately, Jake O’Brien will score the takedown on Cthulu and lay on him for the next 4 million years, saving mankind with his brave sacrifice/strategy.
There’s a few things we’ll never be as good at as the Japanese : fuel efficient cars, cartoons, and theatrical fighter entrances. The above picture is the entrance ramp for the K1 HERO’s Middleweight Tournament event two weeks ago. This wasn’t even their big New Years Eve show and they still dropped some serious coin to have a rediculously elaborate entrance.
You can’t see it in the picture, but under the white movie placard are water jets, and they created a groovy shower effect that the fighters walked through. Practical? Fuck no. But cool? Hai, imouto-san.
Just an FYI for y’all: Wanderlei Silva is done with Florida and is now relocating to Sin City:
At first, the idea was to set up a training structure in Palm Springs, Florida. The desire to completely adapt to the UFC, however, caused Wand to leave Thea and Thor in Disney World’s home state for the time being and move with his physical trainer Rafael Alejarra to the fight sport’s world capital.
“Training here is different, it is at a higher elevation, with a drier climate. Lots of people fool themselves by thinking they just need to show up and fight. I’m doing my best to grow as a fighter and a person. I’m still getting my life here together, looking for a place to live, and soon my wife and son will be here with me,” said Wanderlei Silva to GRACIEMAG.com.