Unfortunately, I’m now thinking things will be a bit more small fry. How much more small fry? Try Erik Paulson vs Jeff Ford small fry. Of course, that’s completely based off of what the HDNet Fights website says. Who knows, it could all be an elaborate trick.
If you wanna know more, just go to the Meet the Fighters page, where it lists 20 fighters. Basic math brings that out to 10 matches. Could these be all the fighters for Cuban’s first show? Well that would certainly be disappointing. Other than Pete Spratt and Sean Salmon, there’s nary a name my TUF Noob brain recognizes!
So anyways, I suppose Cuban could grow a pair overnight and make some kind of earth shattering announcement. But considering there are guys in Alberta with better fight cards than this, I stand by my initial opinion: Cuban’s gonna start small and figure out what’s up before blowing a big wad of cash on anything.
Yesterday I busted Sam Caplan’s balls for having some silly ideas. Today, I say damn Sam, this is one awesome idea:
Hey, here’s a random thought pertaining to the UFC and Spike TV. Why not make the Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill rematch another edition of “Bad Blood” and televise it live and free on Spike?
It makes perfect sense too … it’s a perfect publicity stunt that will result in great ratings and deal with all these stupid allegations that there was a conspiracy in play. Dana White managed to turn around the Tito-Ken 2 debacle the same way. So why not this one?
Here’s some good ol’ Mayhem action from … uh … I dunno exactly when it was, but it was at the Icon event where Frank Trigg and Robbie Lawler fought and just before Mayhem went to the WEC.
Well, my hat is off to the UFC. For all the keyboard kommentating prior to the event that MMA is over saturated and UFC75 wasn’t getting any mainstream attention, they sure did pull a pretty impressive number of viewers:
UFC 75 was the most watched mixed martial arts event ever in North America, drawing 4.7 million viewers, Spike TV officials said in a news release Tuesday.
The Sept. 8 event from the O2 Arena in London, England, featured UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson (Pictures)’s win over PRIDE champ Dan Henderson (Pictures) in a title unification bout. Airing delayed on Spike, the telecast peaked at 5.6 million viewers during Jackson’s battle against Henderson.
It was a damned good card to top out with too … a solid 5 round bout between Quinton Jackson and Dan Henderson plus some sick wins from Marcus Davis, Houston Alexander, and Jess Liaudin. From a casual point of view I dunno how the whole Hamill screwjob went over, but you have to imagine all those white collar slaves working 9-5 were talking about it by the water cooler on Monday.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the headlines that Terry Martin is suing the police for falsely arresting him. Basically, remember that scene in Crash where that dude fucks this crippled girl’s gaping wound? That was so awesome. But that has nothing to do with this. But in that other movie which is also called Crash, there’s these cops played by Matt Dillon and Ryan Phillippe who call this black dude a bunch of racial shit and then get all touchy with his wife. That didn’t really happen here either, but close enough.
Well, rather than freaking out and getting his head blown off or bottling the issue up inside and releasing it on white fighters across the UFC, Terry decided to go to the police station and report the incident. Which is “the right thing to do”. Of course, sometimes when you try to do the right thing, you get arrested by the same corrupt cops and hit with bogus charges.
Again, Terry did the right thing: he didn’t get himself shot by the cops and he didn’t decide to take it out on whitey in the ring. Instead, he hired Blake Horowitz, who has already milked over two million bucks out of the Chicago PD for corruption and racism. So now the only question is if Terry’s going to continue fighting in the UFC after winning his suit, or if he’ll just retire and live on a big pile of money, being fed grapes by the same corrupt racist assholes that cost a whole bunch of non-racist citizens their tax money.