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For an event with very little sizzle on the card, HDNet Fights sure is making up for it by whipping up some decent news. Tucked into one of the dozens of articles on Randy Couture’s interview comes this:

Another embattled UFC heavyweight was a guest at the HDNet Fights show, as former champion Andrei Arlovski was present at the show and post fight press conference.

“I will fight very soon,” Arlovski stated about his fight career.

Sources close to the fighter confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that Arlovski is also waiting out his UFC contract which according to them expires in April and at that time the Belarus native will look to move on to another organization.

Well shit. When the UFC bought Pride, everyone thought it was heralding the dawn of a new era for their heavyweight division. Instead we’ve got Nog and Crocop floundering, no Barnett, no Hunt, and we’ve lost Randy. And now possibly Andrei too? Fucknuggets.

It is I, Captain Obvious! I saw the Obvious symbol in the sky and rushed here to tell you that RANDY COUTURE PLANS TO FIGHT FEDOR WHEN HIS CONTRACT WITH THE UFC EXPIRES! I know … what would you have done without me? How would you have known this otherwise? I mean, sure … Randy’s been saying since he quit that his plan was to fight Fedor. But still, considering his ambiguous statements last week, I can see how an affirmation at this time would be reassuring to us fans.

The big question here is if the UFC is going to let Randy’s contract expire? And yeah … that’s the same question we were faced with two months ago when this whole shit salad got tossed. Randy’s contract says he has to fight X number of times by Y date. Perhaps if the UFC wasn’t booking him, he’d have an out at the end of his term. But since the UFC made a big deal of offering Big Nog to him so he could turn it down, I think that’s proof that Randy’s breaching the contract by refusing to honor his side of the deal.

Overall, this proclamation by Randy gets us no closer to a fight with Fedor than we were before he made it. If you think the UFC’s going to quietly back down and let Randy fight Fedor for another company then you is insane, mate! Oh and just to clarify, if you think that makes me happy or I’m taking sides, you’re wrong. I’d love to live in a world of magic and rainbows where the UFC and other promotions got along but alas this isn’t the case.

Everyone has been so excited about Randy Couture reminding us that he’ll be able to fight Fedor in the fall of 2008 that no one seemed to care that Ken Shamrock was also interviewed at HDNet’s Reckless Abandon show and he basically said that he and his brother would definately absolutely 100% fight soon.

Hey, I’m all about Randy vs Fedor too, but I’m kinda amazed that barely anyone has mentioned this. Do people not recognize the massive mainstream appeal that will be channeled by a Shamrock vs Shamrock event? While Randy vs Fedor is a match that fans want to see, Shamrock vs Shamrock is the kind of fight everyone and their dumb little brothers want to see. If I had to bet on which one would sell more PPVs, I’d have to chose the Shamrock brothers.

Anyways, this is just a public service announcement since no one else seems to care enough to mention it. And don’t worry, I already know I’m all about gobbling Shamrock nutz so you don’t have to say it 1000 times in the comment section. Or do you? Can you resist???

 

 

I was gonna let it slide that Sherdog got the TKO event scorecards for the Hominick / Martinez fight wrong (they reported one judge scoring it 30-27 when in fact they scored it 30-25). I was even going to pass on Sherdog fucking up the HDNet weigh-ins where they claimed all fighters made weight (dispite the fact that Tristan Yunker didn’t). That second one I didn’t see before they corrected the article (without noting the error), so hey … fine.

But this mistake from last night’s TKO event is pretty retarded:

Adil Ayoudi defeated Ben Gallent by submission from armbar at 1:45 of round one.

That would be all well and good if Adil Ayoudi had actually won. They fucked up the names: Ben Gallent actually won. How do I know? I was sitting about 30 feet away at the time.

Hey, you can fuck up on weight. And you can fuck up on scorecards. But fucking up who won a fight? Pretty lame. But wait! It gets better. It looks like everyone has been lifting the results from everyone else. Sherdog, The Fight Network, and MMA on Tap all have Adil winning, even though he kinda sorta didn’t. So they ALL have the wrong info. I don’t know who fucked up first, but I think it’s pretty funny that MMA news is this incestuous.

Congratulations guys on your reporting skills.

**UPDATE** MMAWeekly also gets it wrong. But to their credit, they actually had someone watching who either mixed up the names or thought they’d made a mistake based on everyone else’s “reporting”

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