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NSAC: We hereby suspend you for 3 months and fine you $2000 for choking David Heath out after your bout was over.
Babalu: Can I get a receipt for the fine? I want to frame it and put it on my wall.
Babalu isn’t rich enough to not care at all, but I have no doubt he’s going to consider it money well spent. Past getting to choke out a guy he doesn’t like, he’s also no longer known as “That guy who got tooled by Chuck Liddell”. Just like Tim Sylvia upgraded from “That guy who shit his pants” to “That boring guy no one likes”, I think “That guy who practically murdered David Heath” is a step up for Babalu, even if this whole fiasco is just a lot of hot air.
For all it’s intensity and attitude, originality in MMA is scarce. You got all these fighters coming in with the same kind of tattoos and the same stupid dye jobs and the same stupid pre-fight diatribes. And then the MMA ‘media’ all takes the same news and rewrites it 50 times on 50 different sites. Trust me on this … I suffer through that many MMA websites a day digging for nuggets of humor, so I see first hand how regurgitated the scene is.
So when I see something new and interesting, I like to give it some props. Even when that something is really weird and bizarre. Today’s example is ‘MMA Stick Figures’. Here’s the description:
Stick Figure MMA: A Tribute to MMA through what I do best… Stick Figure and MSPaint Art. I have the talent of a 7 year old but I do my best, and my mother told that’s all that matters. I don’t really report breaking news, I just write reviews and draw pictures.
I don’t really know what to make of the site … it seems pretty straight forward and earnest but I don’t really understand the point. Perhaps drawing these pictures is therapeutic for the guy … it may drive away the desire to kill or tide him over between masturbation sessions. From his writing he seems to be a pretty smart individual … past the weird Microsoft Paint obsession you’d never know he probably lives in a trailer and eats squirrels for dinner.
Anyways, here’s his myspace page to boot. As I said before, I don’t really ‘get’ his shtick, but then again no one seemed to ‘get’ my Homo’s Guide to UFC74 either. So congrats to this guy for at least doing something that isn’t being done 500 times already.
Luke Thomas is reporting another scoop: Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler may be leaving Miletich Fighting Systems and opening their own gym in St Louis. Of course, the last time Luke donned his investigative reporter’s fedora, he ended up with some egg on his face. But considering Pat is apparently an evil man and his mats are infected with something out of a bad Robin Cook novel, this could definately be true. Plus, don’t forget Matt and Robbie have been super buddy buddy lately, with Matt letting Robbie touch his pistol.
Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: If Luke is wrong I will never ever believe anything else that fat stinky fibber ever says again. Forever. The End.
From an interview with MMA Madness comes the shocking news that Din Thomas spent a year’s worth of weekends in the clink for beating up a dude:
Thomas: Yeah, so I was going to try and walk on at one of those schools. But at the time I was with my girlfriend, and ya know, a 17-year-old kid should never have a steady girlfriend. So, she broke up with me at the time and started messing around with another dude, and boom, ya know? I just couldn’t take it and I ended up beating the dog crap out of this guy and ended up going to jail for a little while. My sentence was actually 50 weekends in jail. So every Friday I had to go into jail and come out on Sunday.
MMA Madness: What!?
Thomas: Yeah, so, that gave me a LOT of time to think. (Laughs) So, during that time I was like, “You know what? Never again will I fight in the street.” That also attributed to the fact, if I’m going to fight, it’s going to be legal. And here I am today.
Well, I’m glad Din figured out how to channel his aggressions legally. It takes a lot of ‘dog crap’ to get a year’s worth of weekends for assault when you’re 17. When I was a minor I threw my little sister off an overpass and all they did to me was send me to a psychiatric institute! That was okay … the ice cream was nice but I did not like it that much when they put pills in my butt.