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From boxing’s prestigious ‘The Ring’ magazine:

The Ring has learned that Pavlik, who was scheduled to arrive in New York City Wednesday for this weekend’s Miguel Cotto-Shane Mosley showdown at Madison Square Garden, needed more than 100 stitches to repair an injury sustained Tuesday afternoon when Pavlik put his hands through a window while trying to repair it.

No word yet on why Pavlik is a fucking momo that’s trying to fix windows, juggle chainsaws, and retrieve errant items from the garbage disposal. This fucking guy should be insuring his hands for millions and keeping them in custom made titanium plated gloves, not using them to handle large plates of glass.

Just in case you thought we were joking about that whole “David Terrell is injury prone” shit, here’s a timeline for you:

  1. 2007 – UFC 78
  2. 2006 – UFC 66
  3. 2006 – UFC 62
  4. 2005 – UFC 54
  5. BONUS PULLOUT 2001 – IFC 14

Fightlinker’s favorite lesbian blood fetish performance artist Shawn Tamaribuchi was in action again this past weekend at a Fatal Femmes Fighting show. Shawn’s last fight was on one of Ken Shamrock’s regional shows where they had her come to the arena to a Shania Twain cover of ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.

Fortunately for Shawn, the peeps at FFF aren’t sexist morons and know how to do female MMA right. Shawn still lost by armbar in the second round … but considering the circumstances I think that’s not too bad … Stephen Molen from the Lights Out show had this to say:

The first fight was awesome. Shawn Tamaribuchi was WAY overmatched, given only 2 days notice, and took it without even knowing who her opponent was. She came out in the first round and surprised us all by laying some wood and knocking Cindy Hales to the canvas with a solid right cross to the chin.

Ah well … I got a feeling she enjoys taking a good beating as much as giving one. Here’s hoping she gets a win next time because she seems pretty hardcore (in so many ways).

Lots of good shit going on this weekend … unfortunately, you and I aren’t very likely to see most of it. But here’s what’s worth paying attention to in the world of actual MMA events.

Palace Fighting Championship
Why you should care: Brad Imes is replacing Justin Eilers against some poor bastard. Let’s see if Brad can push his gogoplata streak to three in a row.

MTL Finals
Why you should care: MTL is Brazil’s version of the IFL, except it’s properly managed and not bleeding money like a decapitated hemophiliac. Murilo Bustamante’s team takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s team, which is interesting because Nogueira left Murilo’s BTT on bad terms.

Shooto: Back to Our Roots 6
Why you should care: Because Jordan Breen says you should! I dunno when and how you can watch this show, but know that Jor-Jor will be watching it with a heavy stock of tissues and lubricant. Japan’s top female fighter Megumi Fujii will be fighting, along with Joachim Hansen and Antonio Carvalho.

Hansen is a favorite to win unless his opponent shows up in rainbow tights, which is his Achilles heel apparently. Antonio Carvalho is the man because he trains hardcore fight bitch Roxy “Queen of Mean” Modafferi. Also, Takeshi Inoue is gonna try and prove he’s not washed up. If you’re into that kinda stuff it should be decent.

EliteXC : Renegade
Why you should care:
Because this is the only show you’re likely to actually be able to watch this weekend. Nick Diaz and Kimbo Slice have been given relatively soft opponents, but at least Kimbo will be fighting someone who’s actually got some experience rather than a boxer who’s just cashing a paycheck.

Jake Shields vs Mike Pyle could be interesting. Mike Pyle thinks he’s a superstar so I guess we’ll see if he can back that shit up. Antonio Silva is on the card fresh from brain surgery to remove a pituitary tumor that caused him to be a freak. Finally, you know a card is pretty fucking good when Yves Edwards is at the bottom of your list. This card is made to showcase EliteXC fighters, and it should be pretty damn entertaining.

Man, is there anything M1 can do that doesn’t come off as sketchy? First, Fedor puts up some weirdo message on the M1 site saying “I want to fight on NYE and M1 is okay with this!”. Now M1 is coming out and saying “Yeah, that would be nice … but no it’s not happening”. This is despite the report that an organization in Japan put forward an offer for Fedor to fight. M1 prez Monte Cocks had this to say:

“There was an offer. We looked at it. We tried to see if it was possible,” he admitted. “But in the end, there just wasn’t enough time to pull it off.

Yeeeeaah. Suuuuuure. Two months isn’t long enough to sort out a booking that Fedor wants to fight in Japan. Fuck … the Japanese practically wrote the book on last second bookings. Promotions just put out a poster with 200 fighters and then pick whoever needs rent/blow/juice money four days before the show.

I don’t blame M1 for canning the Fedor NYE fight … it’s a stupid idea considering M1 needs Fedor healthy and undefeated for a potential February show. I’m sure the executives running the show would rather eat a big pile of anal butter than have Fedor drop his #1 status before they even got to use him. I just find it funny that these guys are so disorganized that situations like this are already happening.

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