You know it’s a slow news day when the biggest story is Paulo Filho going to the WEC. I’d write a post about that, but it’s too early and I don’t want to be putting anyone to sleep. Filho is more of a ‘bedtime story’ kinda guy. Past that it feels like this is the calm before the storm (figuratively, as God decided to ignore my prayers of rain for K1 Dynamite). Tonight is the IFL, tomorrow is K1, and Sunday is WEC. I’ll be heading to the airport in about 20 minutes to catch all three shows. Or not.
The important thing for you to know is that I’ll be gone all weekend, so don’t expect a whole bunch of posting going on. You can look forward to tons of coverage on Sunday, as well as a new episode of the Low Blow Radio Show Tuesday night around midnight EST. To tide you over and just to prove that I’m a Nostradamus when it comes to this kinda stuff, here’s my predictions for this weekend:
- Wolfpack beats Sabres
- Anacondas beat Tiger Sharks
- Brock Lesnar beats Min Soo Kim
- Sakuraba beats Royce Gracie if it’s a decision, Royce Gracie beats Sakuraba if it’s a stoppage
- Urijah Faber beats Chance Farrar (unfortunately)
- Mark Hominick beats Rani Yahya
One day a journalist asked who Quinton Jackson’s favorite PRIDE fighter was. He replied “Mirko CroCop.” When asked why, Rampage said that CroCop didn’t like Asian women, so he always told them to go see Rampage.
CroCop helping a brotha out.
Hat Tip / Hat Rip: TheComish on MMA.tv
I still wonder what would have happened if it had rained.
Well, it’s official. Mike Swick is dropping from Middleweight to Welterweight. This is good news, because if he stayed in the Middleweight division we might have had a TUF fighter holding a belt by the end of 2008. Swick is leaving the weakest division in the UFC to try his luck against the likes of GSP, Hughes, Parisyan, and Serra (hehe). I’m sure this will work out great for him! After all, who wants the pressure of being #2 or #3 in a division? It’s much more relaxing being somewhere down near the bottom, getting fed as a rebound to the real contenders.
I want to be the first to say I’m really impressed by this decision. Other fighters would have taken two or three losses before dropping weight classes. But Mike has decided to make this change at the first sign of adversity he’s run into. Good luck fighting at welterweight, Mike. We’ll miss seeing you win.
P.S. : For fuck’s sake Mike, don’t drop to welterweight!