As you all may or may not know, we issued a challenge to Kid Nate from BloodyElbow regarding a comment he made about Huerta winning against Guida at the TUF finale next week. In light of some sudden wimping out, I thought I would take a moment to lay out the history of this bet.
First, Fightlinker and BloodyElbow have a history of bets … Luke Thomas has won one and backed off another. At this point he suspects that I’m insane and basically won’t respond to any of my harassment, so I decided to move down the foodchain to his partner in crime Kid Nate.
On October 10th, Nate stated on his blog that he thought Huerta was going to win against Clay Guida because he had the attitude to take the match:
Naturally, I smell blood and move in for the kill:
Okay, Nate says no way, defers to my gargantuan manhood, and we all move on knowing who the Alpha Blogger is in this relationship. I’m not a vindictive guy … we only play games with people who want to play along. So things would have died right there if not for this exchange in the comments section of Fightlinker.com:
Okay, so the bet is back on! The challenge was issued a few days after UFC78, and agreed upon by Nate:
But lo and behold, Nate was trying to bamboozle us. Once news of the bet spread, BetUS radio wanted to interview us about it, and in that interview Nate admited that he wasn’t going to remove his eyebrows in real life, but only by using photoshop.
Words cannot describe the feelings I felt then … my heart quaked, my eyes teared up. This showdown of epic proportions was quickly turning into a lame duck. Desperate to save the bet, I offered Nate a switch: if he didn’t think Huerta was going to win, I would bet on Huerta instead. That way he got his real pick in, and he’d have no excuses when his pick lost. But alas, no dice.
Now we have a BetUS-brokered deal where the loser has to put up a photoshopped picture of themselves made by the winner on their site. Yeah, I know. It’s just not as fun when things aren’t being cut off. But I’ll take what I can get and we’ll be more stringent with our bets in the future to avoid more situations like this.
Oh, and a lot has been made about the idea of the Fightlinker boys recreating 2 guys 1 cup. Because I truly feel the people who lost out on this Guida/Huerta bet experience are you, our loyal readers, Jake and I have decided to recreate the video this weekend for no reason other than we rule. We hope that posting it up will prove to you how amazingly huge and steely our balls are, and remove the sting of not getting to see Nate’s eyebrow shaved.