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UFCMania has been on a tear lately, getting a bunch of really good scoops. The latest is the possible engagement of Diego Sanchez and Ali Sonoma:

The caption on the picture above is taken from the MySpace page of Sonoma and it reads like this:

“Right after he asked me”

Sanchez follows up with the following comment:

“thats right my love! for life baby no doubt! i am so blessed.”

I’m not really surprised. Any relationship that makes it through the whole “I might have hepatitis” test is definitely a keeper. The only thing I’m wondering is what kinda guy proposes wearing a backpack? Why is he wearing her necklace? What’s with the rapist mustache? How did such a loser get a hot piece of ass like Ali? Why am I so lonely? Why didn’t my mother love me? Who let the dogs out???

What’s the best slam in history? Kevin Randleman against Fedor Emelionankibob? Quinton Jackson against Ricardo Arona? No. It’s God against Jake Brown. Yes, I know … it’s not MMA. But I was actually going to write an article on how lame X-Sports were compared to mixed martial arts. And now I guess I have to scrap that shit because I now think X-Sports rule.


Okay, okay. For once I’ll actually discuss Evan Tanner’s UFC career. Things have hit a boil on the internet, with the word being that Evan Tanner may return to the Octagon at UFC76 against Marvin Eastman. Not to put down my man Tanner, but I have my doubts. His website is nothing but pictures of fish and sunsets. No one has breathed a word about Evan training since that announcement from Chute Boxe USA. All I can do is cross my fingers and hope that between existential poetry and fixing boats he’s managed to do some sit-ups and maybe a bit of grappling. Eastman is a tough son of a bitch, and if Tanner doesn’t come in ready he’s gonna get whupped.

Hey guys quick tech note: Talkshoe seems to be down at the moment, which means no streaming applet to listen to the radio show. If you want to listen to the shows, you’ll have to download them from here for the moment.

If you thought Ali Sonoma was going to win the award for dumbest statement of the year … you’re right. But now we definately have a second place winner:

ADCC: David talk about your last fight with Ryoto Machida.

DAVID: Honestly, it all boiled down to him sticking to his game plan and me deviating from mine. The plan was to be smart no matter how many boos I heard. I knew going in that his style would possibly make for a slower pace, so the plan was to be patient. I got bored about a minute in and my plan went out the window (laughs).

ADCC: In a perfect world for David Heath, what happens on August 25 and the Octagon cage closes?
DAVID: Ideally, I would like to sub him. That’s not my pan at all though so that may be tough. I’m sure we will spend some time on the ground though. There are still a few goofballs out there that still think because you don’t train at a BJJ school that your outmatched on the ground by those that do so, it would be nice to do that for them. (laughs)

David Heath subbing Babalu Sobral. That sounds almost as dumb as Matt Serra knocking out Georges St Pierre.

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