I link to the ADCC website way too much, but it’s hard not to when they’re the only ones NOT interviewing Quinton Jackson. This interview is with Mark Hominick, who is fighting Rani Yahya at the WEC show on June 3rd. The question not asked in this interview is why these two guys are fighting each other and not getting a shot at Urijah Faber, who gets to fight newbie Chance Farrar (3-0-0). I’ll tell you why: because Urijah Faber is a testicle gobbler. Anyways, I’ve gotten to see a lot of Hominick’s fights and I’m pretty confident he’ll be winning his fight on the 3rd. I can only pray Faber ends up having to fight him next – I’ve been waiting far too long to see Urijah get his face pounded in.
BuddyTV has an interview with the always confident Chris Leben. As in every single other interview, Chris says “I’m gonna knock this guy out”. While Kalib Starnes isn’t exactly contender material, I want to throw this fun little logic puzzle at you: Jason MacDonald beat Chris Leben. Kalib Starnes beat Jason MacDonald. Who wins in a fight between Chris Leben and Jason MacDonald? Hint: You’re stupid!
Bodog has an ‘exclusive’ interview with Royce Gracie, who is supposed to be fighting on the K1 Dynamite card (who knows what’s up with that though). The interview completely focuses on Royce’s past history, which is pretty much standard for all his interviews. Royce loves to talk about the past. Royce loves to talk about the Gracie legacy. It’s understandable but when you’re fighting in a week, why not discuss the upcoming fight? Why not talk about the new techniques and skills, the new people you’re working with? This just never seems to happen … for all the waxing and waning philosophical about the past, Royce Gracie just doesn’t seem to live in the now. And that, my young jedi, is why he will lose.
The UFC is suing Take Two Interactive, the company that publishes Grand Theft Auto. What’s the case all about? Well, it’s pretty simple:
The suit revolves around a deal for the game rights to the UFC brand that was originally struck by two parties who aren’t actually involved with the current case. According to the suit, in July of 1999, then-UFC-owner Semaphore Entertainment Group struck a five-year deal with Crave Entertainment for games based on the mixed martial arts brand. However, Zuffa purchased the UFC organization in 2001, and Take-Two received the rights to make games based on it in 2003 when it acquired TDK Mediactive, which had obtained the rights from Crave. A revised agreement between Zuffa and Take-Two extended the deal until March of 2005, with the publisher then being given a 180-day grace period during which it could sell off any existing inventory.
So to summarize, Take Two didn’t check the fucking calendar and now the billz gotta be paid! Truth be told, I’d be pissed off if I was the UFC … the game in question, Sudden Impact, was a total turd. Check out this screenshot of the ‘action’. The detail of the fighters is so impressive, they actually got the skin tone right. Oh wait, that’s the only thing they got right. What a piece of shit.
Goddamn it. You all might remember me drooling over the lineup for the next Art of War, which was supposed to take place on June 30th. Now they’ve switched the date forward to August 18th, which I assume is just long enough for them to pack their suitcases full of stolen stock money and flee the country. The official reason is some balderdash about needing more time to promote the PPV aspect of the show. But history speaks for itself: when companies like this push events back, it’s usually not a good sign. The typical reason people need more time is because they don’t have the money right now.