Okay, I mentioned in the radio show that no one cares about the Terry Martin vs Ivan Salaverry fight. Apparently that sentiment extends to Ivan Salaverry as well:
“It’s not so much that I care or I’m giddy to go back to the UFC. I’m in contract so I have to fight. So fight I will.”
Wow, now that certainly hypes me up for this fight. To make matters worse, when Salaverry was given the standard cue to smack talk his opponent, he passed again:
Salaverry says he hasn’t really paid attention to such pre-fight jibes, but admits he has seen a few things on the Internet. He doesn’t seem fazed.
“I don’t think they pay me enough to frigging care,” he said with a laugh.
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of those “So you wanna be a fighter?” speeches Dana White pulls on the Ultimate Fighter show, but I have to wonder why the fuck they don’t look at this and stuff Salaverry in the dark matches. There are plenty of other fighters busting their ass to get somewhere in the UFC that would kill for TV time. The Salmon-Belcher, Thomas-Stephens, and Silva-Irwin fights would all make great replacements.
Just two articles above a story regarding The Ultimate Fighter’s tanking ratings, MMAWeekly’s Jeff Cain slurps some cock with the following statement:
Ultimate Fighter 5 has been touted by some as the best season of the reality show to date, but from the looks of it Ultimate Fighter 6 will give it a run for its money. The filming hasn’t even begun and drama is already surrounding the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’
I dunno where Jeff has heard that it’s the best. As far as I can tell it’s perhaps the WORST season ever, and that’s impressive considering what a total snooze fest the fourth season was. But at least I hated season 4 … even though I didn’t like it, I still watched it and cared about it. This season’s biggest enemy is apathy. I see Spike TV trying to sell the drama and scuffles and honestly I couldn’t care less. And I couldn’t care less about Hughes and Serra being on season 6. The only thing I care about is how it fucks up the welterweight division (no title shots until the coaches face off after the season ends – 5 years from now).
Another ghastly little detail from this asslicking article:
Former UFC welterweight contender, former MMAWeekly Radio co-host, and broadcaster Frank Trigg extended the offer to be Serra’s wrestling coach against his nemesis Matt Hughes, just to make things more interesting leading up to the filming of Ultimate Fighter 6.
What. The. Fuck. People don’t like Frank Trigg. They don’t. They don’t like him as a fighter. They don’t like him as a color commentator. They do like watching him get beaten up, but we’ve got enough footage of that to go around already. If Frank Trigg and Matt Serra teamed up, I think the cosmos would implode because it couldn’t handle the sheer mass of annoyingness gathered in one place on the planet. If Trigg ends up on the next season, I’m just going to slit my wrists now because halfway through the season I’d end up doing it anyways.
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Not quite from the horse’s mouth, but now we have an account of the Drew Ficket drunken ADCC story from someone who was actually involved. Drew’s friend Jamie Walsh fills us in on what ‘really’ went down:
This is what happened that weekend. Yer Drew was drunk and had been drinking all day so what. We all had been drinking all day but drew is a hell of a funny drunk. We were all laughing and making jokes all day. I didn’t see Xandi kick drew but that was bull shit. Drew could hardly walk let alone fight. All Drew wanted to do is buy everyone drinks. When I walked back into the lobby I saw that drew was arguing with Miguel. I told him to sit down in the chair because you don’t argue with the promoter. Rani Yarbro came over and said “hey my friend’ to drew. Got close then started punching him in the head. Santiago tried to stop him and about 15 Brazilians Surround us. I just picked up Drew and walked him out the hotel due to the fact that I felt that I thought that drew was going to get jumped. It was funny when Drew shouted out “Rani you hit like a little girl”. All I have to say is yer Drew is wild one when he drinks but he also funny as hell and if you didn’t think so please get a sense of humor. Yer he was drunk but not an angree drunk that would want to fight. You call your selves Pro Fighters well act like Pro’s We should all be getting paid for fighting not starting fights with drunks that can’t fight back.
So there you have it. Still not as entertaining as my version of the story, but most likely as close to the truth as we’re gonna get until Fickett releases his autobiography “Naked Truth: Ruminations of a Drunken UFC Fighter”
UPDATE: There’s an interview with Drew Fickett on the ADCC site that confirms he’s been banned for 10 years. Unfortunately they skim over what really happened so fuck them.
UPDATE #2: Someone from the ADCC Worlds commitee comments:
I personally witnessed Drew Fickett call two of the ADCC promoters and anyone else in the general vicinity “FUCKING PUSSIES” for not doing shots with him.
Honestly, I never really cared about Drew Fickett before this. Now I’m a huge fan. DREW FICKETT FOR PRESIDENT!
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