Sam Stout’s cornerman and trainer Shawn Tompkins was on Fight Network radio today calling Joe Rogan a douche. The reason? Joe’s one sided commentary and comments during the Fisher/Stout match. This isn’t the first time Tompkins has called out Rogan for biased commentating. Shawn also had issues with Joe’s calling of the Hominick/Gurgel bout.
Before the third round of the fight, Tompkins told Stout that he was winning the punching exchanges. I don’t know what fight Shawn was watching, but it wasn’t the one we all saw on Tuesday. Perhaps he was watching the first Stout/Fisher match in his head where Stoud did outbox Fisher.
Anyways, Tompkins is either a liar or an idiot because Stout WASN’T winning the exchanges. And to send a fighter back into the ring with that kind of incorrect info is like bringing a country into war on bad intelligence. Except instead of 3500 dead troops you had Sam Stout trying to box his way through a round he should have used his kickboxing in.
I can’t say enough times how important it is to have a corner who will give you good and practical information during a fight. Jon Fitch’s corner told him exactly what he was doing wrong and how to fix it. With their help he finished off his opponent in the second round. I dunno if a different corner would have changed things in this fight but Tompkins got caught telling his guy some dumbass shit, and trying to pin the blame on Rogan isn’t gonna change that.
Just wanted to point out that the guys from BloodyElbow and UFCMania are teaming up to bring you a live radio show before and after UFC 72. One of the sponsors for the show is Triggonomics, Frank Trigg’s clothing line. And while the Triggonomics website looks like Myspace and Geocities had an flipper baby, the shirt designs aren’t too shabby. I like the girls shirts more than the guys shirts. What the fuck does that mean? Am I gay? I’m so confused…. DAMN YOU FRANK TRIGG!
You learn a lot of things about a dude by reading his wikipedia page. Stuff like his real name (Kevin Ferguson). His fighting style (‘fisticuffs’). His old job (pornstar bodyguard). Who he’s fought (Big D, Astro Puff and Chico). But what Kimbo’s wiki doesn’t tell you is that he’s being trained by Bas Rutten. And let me tell you something: If Bas Rutten gives someone his seal of approval, then they’re okay. Bas Rutten could say OJ Simpson was innocent, and I’d believe him. So even though I’ve shat on Kimbo Slice in the past, he’s with Bas now so we’re tight. Seen?
Zach Arnold scoops me on the funniest quote of the century. Did I need a reason to hate him more? You’re going down, Mr Puroresusruosurusoo.
For our obvious news of the day, it turns out that former pro football player Johnnie Morton was juicing, and not just a little:
Morton’s test results showed a T/E ratio score of 83.9, which indicates an elevated level of Testosterone. According to CSAC Executive Director Armando Garcia, the standard for an athlete is 6.
I have no idea what Morton was thinking trying to get away with this. Did he not realize that he would be tested? He comes from the NFL, which is one of the strictest leagues in major sports when it comes to steroid testing (6 random players per team per week). So you figure he’d be used to either flushing or faking the test. I originally assumed his refusal to take the second piss test was on account of him not having his handy spare urine sample with him at the hospital. Now that his first test came back positive, I really wonder how stupid Morton has to be. But hey, at least he didn’t try to use zombie/animal piss.