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Sam Stout is fighting for Montreal’s TKO in September. So either the UFC dropped Sam again or he decided to go back to the minors like Sean Salmon did. If it’s the former, I have no idea what the fuck is up with the UFC. Stout/Fisher was an amazing match … maybe not fight of the year but definately much better than most of the headlining bouts on PPV this year. Stout got brutally underpaid and now he’s out of the UFC again. What … the … fuck.

If it was his management’s decision then I gotta say this: Sam’s got morons in his corner. We discussed the big controversy of his trainer Shawn Tompkins telling him he was winning going into the third against Fisher. Well, leaving the UFC now is just as dumb if not dumber than that. To lose the momentum and name value he gained from headlining the Ultimate Fight Night is nothing short of moronic. The TKO event is is September, which means you won’t be seeing Stout in the UFC before 2008. What a waste.

Anyways, I’m happy I get to see Sam Stout in Montreal again, but disappointed for him at the same time. I want to see him do well and make a name for himself in the UFC. The other tidbit of information regarding this … I guess the rift between Team Tompkins and TKO isn’t as wide as we have been led to believe. Sam Stout is just one of several Tomkins fighters appearing on the next TKO card.

Like a ninja striking out of the darkness, we are back with another episode of the Low Blow. 38 minutes of mixed martial arts madness, most of which we concentrated on the lukewarm UFC73 event this weekend. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When UFC73 sucks, record a podcast! This is our most coherent show in several weeks, and we hope you enjoy as we dazzle you with deep insight into every aspect of the show.

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Ya gotta give it to the South Americans, they bust balls better than anyone else. With the ink still wet on his contract to fight in the WEC, Paulo Filho goes off and calls Dana White, Rich Franklin, and Yushin Okami pussies:

Dana White have been saying out there that i’m not interesting for UFC right now, he’s going to keep me in [WEC]. I think he is scared that i beat his fighters, except for Anderson Silva. They wanna rebuilt Rich Franklin, Yushin okami sucks and almost caught him, if i was there, Franklin would get whooped. They don’t like brazilians, but they can’t hide, Anderson and I will rule UFC and [WEC] for a long time.

My bet is Filho being in the WEC has more to do with the fact that he’s not the most exciting fighter in the world. He’s definately a solid fighter, but his methodical takedown and gradual ground and pound style isn’t going to electrify the US market any time soon. But if he can learn to trash talk in english, he could do pretty well.

The Fight Network came out with this interesting tidbit from Brandon Vera:

Heavyweight contender Brandon Vera says he will fight two times by the end of this year, this in light of lingering contractual issues the 29-year-old has with both his existing manager Mark Dion and with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Vera stated yesterday in an interview on FIGHT NETWORK RADIO that he has parted ways with Dion, who also owns the City Boxing gym in San Diego, and will seek arbitration through the California State Athletic Commission as early as July.

Of course, this is the exact same story coming from Brandon back in March:

I’ve left City and am in process with the [California State Athletic Commission] for my managerial contract. I WILL be fighting soon, and it WILL be a good one.

Since then the closest he’s come to being in the ring is showing up on an episode of Fight Girls. Lame.

Here’s a battle between a guy who doesn’t speak english and the dullest individual in the universe. Inside sources told me ten marketers committed sepuku when asked to try and sell this fight. UFC’s press guy Thomas Gerbasi slit his wrists while interviewing Marquardt (although he did it horizontally so we’re not sure if it’s just a cry for attention). Did I mention this is not a very exciting fight? Well, it’s not.

The only reason this fight has any hype at all is because people are hoping to see another epic ass kicking delivered by Anderson Silva. Let’s face it: Nate Marquardt has a dumb name, a dull personality, and boring fights. In anticipation of our UFC73 preview show we watched several of his fights, half from UFC and half from Japan. It literally felt like a chore.

Anderson Silva on the other hand is a pace-pushing clinch master who uses his fists, knees, and elbows to devestating effect. Again, we watched his UFC fights and several fights from the UK and Japan. In all the matches we watched in amazement as he crushed the competition.

Marquardt seems to have a hard time finishing opponents. Silva on the other hand seems especially good at going in for the kill. Marquardt is all about grinding out wins on the ground. Silva likes to keep it standing so as to cave your face in with his knees. If you haven’t guessed, here’s my prediction: Marquardt is going to win. Why? Because in a world where CroCop loses to Gonzaga and Matt Serra beats Georges St Pierre, it just makes sense. Silva is more talented and more entertaining, which is why I’m sure he’ll lose.

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