I dunno what the fuck is up with this:
Sources within Justin McCully’s camp have confirmed the heavyweight missed a Wednesday deadline to accept a fight with French kickboxer Cheick Kongo at UFC 81 on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Hey, I’m not surprised that Justin McCully hasn’t accepted the fight … he’s probably too busy perming his mullet or eating whatever fatty shit you have to eat to look like he does. I’m just amazed that Cheick Kongo went from potentially fighting Big Nog for the belt to Justin McFucking Cully.
The Fight Network also tries to sell McCully as some kind of big deal:
McCully (8-3-2), meanwhile, has not lost a fight in more than seven years. He made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 9 in April, as he secured a unanimous decision victory over Dutch kickboxer Antoni Hardonk – a man who mirrors Kongo in many respects.
Ooh, he hasn’t lost in seven years? Wow. Well, it would be impressive if the guy had fought more than 4 times in the past seven years. And the two guys he beat recently outside of the UFC? A guy with a 3-9 record and freaking Warpath. Never mind the fact that his win over Antoni Hardonk was perhaps the sloppiest, shittiest fight I’ve seen this year.
All in all, a fight with McCully is a pretty shitty reward for beating Mirko Crocop. The last guy who did that got a title shot against Randy Couture. Now Kongo gets a big fat mullet man who doesn’t even belong in the UFC in the first place? Weak.
Of course, this just goes to show you that we’re not the only people with doubts about Kongo’s ground game. Joe Silva wouldn’t have booked this if he didn’t think it was a good test of Kongo’s ground game. But for fuck’s sake, Joe … don’t you have any decent ground fighters at Heavyweight who aren’t banal lay-n-prayers???