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Oh poor Mac. One day we induct him as an honorary Jackal and the next we make whore jokes about his masseuse girlfriend. Ah well, if he’s really part of the gang, he knows that’s just how we roll.

Of course, now we know why Mac was in such a pissy mood all through TUF6 … the house is hard enough for a normal person. If I was used to getting deep tissue massages as well, I’d have gone bonkers. Anyone who hasn’t had one of those before hasn’t fucking lived. It’s like getting your ass kicked, but it feels awesome.

So here’s one thing for sure … next time I’m in Los Angeles, I’m getting Mac Danzig’s girlfriend to rub me.

We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later, but that doesn’t make it suck any less:

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed today that Sammy Vasquez, a 35-year-old mixed martial artist from Houston, Texas, died on Friday, Nov. 30. Vasquez’s death appears to be the first documented fatality resulting from a regulated MMA fight.

Vasquez (1-2) suffered a third-round knockout loss to Vince Libardi during a Renegades Extreme Fighting bout on Oct. 20 at Houston’s Toyota Center. After the fight, Vasquez was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit, where he began a 47-day struggle.

The official cause of Vasquez’s death has not been released, pending a determination from the medical examiner.

I’d been following this case quietly for about two weeks now, and figured the scene had dodged a bullet when it was reported that Vasquez was upgraded from critical to serious. But now it looks like that isn’t the case.

Lots of people have speculated on what would happen when the first MMA death occurred … if the media would pick up on it or if it would just slide like most deaths in boxing do. Dispite the press this is getting on Yahoo, I don’t think this will change anything in the larger picture for MMA. The media wants a sensational story where someone dies in the ring, not a depressing reality which took a month and a half to resolve itself.

As for our opinion on this … it consistantly amazes us that there aren’t about a zillion mma deaths a year, especially considering how many fights are going on every weekend in dive venues with barely any kind of safety or sanctioning in effect. You see pictures of Ross Pointon with a huge vagina on his forehead, or Sean Salmon getting carried out of a venue on a stretcher (again), and it reminds you a bit that this is a serious sport with serious ramifications. But the death of Sammy Vasquez really forces you to realize: Any time a guy steps into a ring or cage, they’re risking their health and yeah … their lives.

RIP Sammy Vasquez and condolences to the family.

You can officially count December 2nd as the day the Nog vs Sylvia rumor wagon shifted into high gear, with MMA News reporting that some random Brazilian MMA site is reporting that someone else has reported that Tim Sylvia vs Big Nog has been signed. By the way, I’m never going to try and write Big Nog’s full name out again as it is stupid, smelly, and way to similar to his brother’s name. Someone’s mother needs to be slapped.

Anyways, this has implications way past just a fight being signed. Nog vs Sylvia for the heavyweight belt means that Randy Couture is 100% gone, do not pass go and do not collect whatever amount of money Kevin Iole says you’re making. Unless of course this fight isn’t a title fight, in which case I guess this is all a bunch of fuss for nothing, and we shouldn’t read into it at all.

Seriously, there’s just way too many mysteries going on at once. What’s up with Randy? What’s up with Quinton? What’s up with TUF7? What’s up with the lightweight belt? Back in my fair weather fan days, I’d just stop watching MMA for a year and come back refreshed and ready for another year of exciting ‘intrigue’. Right now I’m just feeling like a jaded asshole. So in lieu of a break, how about I just hoop some ecstasy before writing posts from now on? Okay? Okay!

So I finally got around to watching Mayweather-Hatton 24/7, and I have to say I’m officially fucking hyped for this fight. I know that most boxers aren’t exactly ‘top of the humanity pile’, but Floyd Mayweather Jr comes off looking worse than a puppy strangler at a PETA convention.

Highlights of Mayweather being a jackass included him bragging about his bling being worth more than the GDP of most African countries, claiming he’s a normal parent like everyone else (while they show him chasing his kids around his mansion on a segway), and giving half of England the finger.

Modesty doesn’t exactly become this guy … and cocky isn’t a big enough word to capture what Mayweather is. It’s like trying to use the word ‘human’ to describe super-saiyans or some shit. Because super-saiyans can like throw fireballs out their ass and blow up planets. Mayweather’s ego is super-saiyan sized. On the other hand, Ricky Hatton comes off about as likable as you can get.

Basically this fight boils down to ‘dickhead vs nice guy’. Unfortunately, not many people are giving the nice guy too much of a chance. But one thing is for sure … as soon as we’re done with the TUF finale, I’m hitting up this shit fo’ sure.

Sure, for most of my pubescent readers out there, their initial reaction to this nasty gash on TUF fighter Ross Pointon’s skull is “OMG VAGINA”. I would like to point out however that this cut looks a hell of a lot more like ravioli … it’s like pasta/meat/pasta. Mmmm …. delicious!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Ross lost the fight but said he wanted a rematch. No word yet on how many decades till that cut heals though.

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