Now I know what you’re thinking … Nascar? And trust me … I’m right there with you. But my company gave me box seats with free food, and who can turn down free food? To add to the adventure, there’s an extreme humidity warning plus severe thundershower warnings. Blogging will resume later on tonight. Until then, go listen to the podcast! It’s like a super funny blog post … for your ears!
Mike Sloan points out that Greg Jackson’s crew hasn’t been doing so well lately:
Virtually all of trainer Greg Jackson’s men have been beaten lately: Jardine, Diego Sanchez (Pictures), Joey Villasenor (Pictures), and Nathan Marquardt (Pictures) — not to mention Tito taking it to Rashad Evans (Pictures).
I thought I was the only guy who’s been noticing Greg Jackson’s camp getting slaughtered. It seems like every fighter who proclaims they’re “going down to Albuquerque” ends up on the wrong end of a mean beating. So you can imagine my discomfort at reading Georges St Pierre is now training with these losers:
MMANews.com: Who are you training with right now in preparation for Koscheck?
Georges St. Pierre: I’m training with different guys. I do a lot of specific training – boxing, wrestling, but for MMA I’m training with Greg Jackson’s camp with Rashad Evans, Nathan Marquardt, Patrick Cote, all the guys I know in Quebec.
MMANews.com: Now you’re in Quebec now training with those guys, when will you be going down to New Mexico to work with the Jackson camp?
Georges St. Pierre: I go there in like three or four weeks. Sometimes guys there will come back up with me to help.
I feel bad for Georges … he’s in something of a transitional period in his training right now. Because of the beef with Matt Serra, he’s lost his BJJ teacher Renzo Gracie. There’s also bad blood now with GSP and his manager, and who knows what’s up with the rest of his old training crew. It’s like everyone’s graduated from high school and drifted apart … it’s so sad. But I dunno if the answer is Greg Jackson’s camp. And I pray to god GSP doesn’t let Greg Jackson corner him. Greg is the stupid moron who told Rashad Evans he was winning all three rounds. Delusional guys like that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a fighter during a fight, let alone cornering them.
Anyways, long story short: I don’t like this one bit.
When is Hollywood going to learn: MMA and Movies just don’t go together. UFCJunkie breaks the news that Randy Couture is going to sully his reputation with a lead role in what looks like a total stinker of a flick:
The film will be a prequel to the 2002 film “The Scorpion King” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which in turn was a prequel to the films “The Mummy” (1999) and “The Mummy Returns” (2001).
“It’s my first lead in a feature film,” Couture told UFCjunkie.com. “I’m playing the Rock’s nemesis, but it’s a teenage Rock in this movie. It’s a prequel to the others, and I’m the bad warrior king. I leave Oct. 3 for South Africa to begin shooting.”
I don’t know how many of our readers were unfortunate enough to see The Scorpion King … for those who missed it let me just say it was like being stung in the eyes by bees for 93 minutes. Now they’re making a sequel? And this sequel does not have the Rock in it? I’m pretty sure there was a commandment about that … it was like right between thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not covet donkeys or something: thou shalt not make a sequel to a Rock film without the Rock. So sayeth the lord.
The worst thing about this is that now I’ll have to watch this steaming pile of dogshit. At least it’ll most likely be direct to video so when my bowels release from the sheer agony of watching it, no one else will be around.
UPDATE: Apparently this is based on the video game of the same name. What’s next … is Uwe Boll directing it too?
Hat Rip: Matt @ The Underground Forums
We mentioned this in the radio show, and it’s been circling around the internet for a few days now. I’ve been on the fence a bit on if I should write something about it because usually when I write stuff it ends up being rude. And apparently being rude to people with no arms or legs is up there next to watching child porn and beating women as a very severe form of douchbaggery. So lets see if I can broach this subject without coming across as too insensitive.
Kyle Maynard technically *does* have arms and legs … they’re just stubbies that don’t go past the joints. I dunno how he expects to win an MMA fight, but after watching some youtube videos of him grappling I can say he seems pretty good at avoiding submissions. Of course, by missing most of his limbs you’re throwing out about 70% of submissions in the book. It’ll also be hard staying in the mount position on him too … no legs means no passing … he can go from being fully mounted to full guard at the flip of a stump.
But Kyle’s greatest advantage is the fact that WRESTLING A GUY WITH NO ARMS OR LEGS FREAKS PEOPLE OUT. I’ve been grossed out having to grapple with guys who sweat a little too much. I can’t imagine what it’s like showing up at a competition and getting paired up with this guy. Not only would it completely throw you off your game, it would be creepy as hell. Sure, we’d like to be civilized humans who aren’t uncomfortable about disabilities, but for the most part we can’t just help it. I’d probably break down and cry from the heeby-jeebies halfway through the match.
Anyways, the truth of the matter in this whole situation is Kyle isn’t going to be doing “˜real’ MMA … the fight will be in Georgia where amateur rules state striking an opponent on the ground isn’t allowed. I’m not 100% sure if that just covers strikes to the face, or all closed fist strikes. But regardless, that works out pretty well in Kyle Maynard’s advantage considering he’s technically never standing. Without strikes the bout is basically a glorified grappling match, and I doubt the promoters will be booking anyone who wants to make their name off of “beating the shit out of that guy with no limbs”.