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I wonder if M-1 Global is going to deny that Fedor is fighting in Japan right up to the point where Fedor squeezes his hairy gut through the ring ropes at Saitama and squares off against an opponent. I have a feeling here’s what’s we’ll be hearing over the next week or two:

“Fedor’s not fighting on NYE. Fedor’s not fighting on NYE. Fedor IS NOT fighting on NYE. Oh my god … Fedor is fighting on NYE. Johnny, get our lawyers on the phone. The contract said WHAT? What the fuck? Shit. Uuuuuuuuuuh. Hey … we’ve really known all along Fedor is fighting on NYE! We were just joking around. We give Fedor our blessing. Good luck Fedor!”

The latest development in this whole situation is that Fedor might be facing off against Hong Man Choi … so sayeth Greg Savage from Sherdog. Savage continues that this is some kind of deal where HUSTLE (Dream Stage’s pro wrestling company) is paying big bucks to use Fedor … but who’s getting the big bucks? M-1? Or Fedor?

Also worth noting is the fact that Hong Man Choi is signed with K1, and this proposed show would be competing with K1’s Dynamite show. So that’s a bit strange, and I’d be really surprised if this information is correct. Especially with the rumors that Pedro Rizzo has been approached to fight. But god only knows if Rizzo was approached for the NYE show or the ‘real M-1′ show in February.

The only reason this rumor has any weight at all is because the Japanese loves them a freak fight, and Fedor vs Hong Man Choi is about as freak fight as you can get. It’s like a Japanese tradition to match Fedor up with the biggest, least qualified opponent they can find.

**UPDATE** I forgot to credit stellar53 for tipping me off about this. I hope he doesn’t actually listen to Sherdog radio because it’s a steaming pile of dung. As soon as they switched over to live and started taking calls from retards I stopped listening.

There’s something hypnotic about a Sean Salmon KO … maybe it’s the way he goes all stiff the second he gets hit, or maybe it’s how he always stretches straight out with his heels off the ground when he’s laid out. Either way, I can’t stop watching this shit. The Fight Report has the gifs, and they are stunning.

Props to Cecil Peoples for his long jump over Salmon, which is graceful beyond definition. You’ll notice before the KO he’s hanging around on the complete other side of the Octagon, probably talking to some hot bitches or something.

Hey, do you remember that lame MMA movie ‘Never Submit’ that came out with press releases week after week regarding fighters who would appear in the film? And do you remember as time dragged on half the fighters dropped out, then the main actor dropped out, then the whole thing fell apart, and then there was some weird lawsuit?

Yeah, that movie had a snowball’s chance in hell of ever being made.

But hey, the retarded fate of Never Submit hasn’t stopped James Hergott (the guy who was responsible for Never Submit) from trying again. This time, he’s the president of OWNED Entertainment. The name of the movie? OWNED.

But wait! It’s gets better. Just like last time, Hergott is spending more time putting out press releases and promising star struck fighters a part in the movie than actually getting the film ready to go. Check out some choice snips from the latest press release:

Owned Entertainment, Inc. President James Hergott announced last night on Fight_Net Radio that he has cast MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller in the MMA Movie “Owned.” Jason will be playing the role of a psychotic villain in the movie.

“Owned” is an exciting sci-fi action thriller set in the future, which is more than just a typical MMA movie. It is a mix of “Die Hard,” “The Matrix,” and “A History of Violence.”

I’d comment more, but I don’t really think I have to.

I have no idea what Bisping/Evans match Mike Sloan from Sherdog watched, but it can’t be the same one I did. Or perhaps he was tripping balls on ketamine or something. Either way, I’ve never read a more incorrect assessment of a match in my entire life:

Evans, for the most part, proved that his stamina was not going to fail him in the three rounder. He also showed he could stand and trade with someone who has much better technique on the feet and that his wrestling ability ranks in the upper echelon among MMA fighters.

Bisping, meanwhile, showcased that he can scramble to safety from takedowns, defend himself properly while on his back and that he tries to win his fights rather than trying not to lose.

Oh, where to start? Evan’s stamina. Okay: take everything Sloan said and reverse it … and then it will make sense:

Evans, for the most part, proved that his stamina WILL ALWAYS fail him in the three rounder. He also DID NOT show he could stand and trade with someone who has much better technique on the feet and that his wrestling ability DOES NOT rank in the upper echelon among MMA fighters.

There we go. Evans blew his wad in the first and by the third was barely able to do anything. His striking never looked dangerous and his takedowns past the first round were sloppy at best.

I’m not going to argue completely with Sloan’s opinion of Bisping … he did showcase his ‘scrambling to safety’ abilities, and when that elite scrambling didn’t work he managed to protect himself on his back. But the whole “tries to win his fights rather than trying not to lose” thing … HELLO! Bisping had a round and a half with a gassed Rashad Evans and still didn’t do enough to win the third round. If that was Bisping trying to win, then I don’t see him winning too many judge’s decisions down the road.

Hey everyone … I just watched last week’s TUF finally, and as usual I immediately follow that up with a look at Mac Danzig’s TUF blog, which always has something interesting to say:

The “coin toss” episode was pretty funny in real life. They edited it down to about one minute, but in all actuality it took about 20 minutes for them to do the entire thing. It was the most unorganized, dysfunctional attempt at achieving a choice that I have ever seen. Our team just sat there as Serra and Dana argued about what exactly would happen when the coin was tossed, and whether the guys would be sent to Hughes’ team if they called it correctly or incorrectly.

I remember Ray Longo trying to get them to stop and explain it all again multiple times, while War Machine would chime in sporadically with stuttering gibberish that nobody seemed to listen to. At least 10 times, Drago yelled in his powerful Long Island accent “C’mon! Just DO it!” and Dana had to stop a few times because all the bickering had gotten him confused as to how the whole thing would actually work. And you all thought flipping a coin was easy.

It’s always interesting to hear afterwards what they decide to cut and what they decide to keep in. While the title of this blog points to the idea that when Dana looks silly they cut things out, I bet it has more to do with Matt Serra being a whiny bitch for 20 minutes. If that’s the case then thank you Spike TV … watching TUF always puts me on the edge of killing myself but any more “I’m not picking, I’m not picking, this ain’t right we’re a team!” and I would have had to follow through this time.

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