Goddamn. Sherdog continues to land some sweet deals, first with ESPN and now with Stephen Quadros. Quadros, one half of the best commentary team in MMA history, will be doing a radio show for the site every Tuesday at noon. Of course I’m sure Sherdog will team him up with some annoying fucking ass clown from their writer’s staff just to make the show unlistenable.
Yeah, I like to rip on the K1 show because they seem to be completely clueless. But K1 isn’t the only one having problems with losing headliners. The WEC is this weekend and there is still no word on a replacement for injured WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit, who was fighting Brock Larson. With Urijah Faber fighting inexperienced sacrificial lamb Chance Farrar, this doesn’t leave the WEC card in very good condition. Condit’s injury was announced five days ago, so there’s been ample time to sort this whole thing out. At the moment Condit isn’t listed at all on the WEC’s event card, which is a bad sign.
UPDATE: WEC’s site has been updated with new promo banners and Brock Larson is stuffed somewhere in the middle of the pack against Kevin Knabjian.
UFCCountdown.com does a good job of digging the dirt on Chuck Liddell’s late night activities the week leading up to UFC71:
There were multiple sightings of Liddell at Body English nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel, starting on the Sunday before the fight. He was at Jet nightclub at The Mirage on Monday and back at Body English on Wednesday, as seen in a photo posted on spyonvegas.com.
You’re only famous once, right?
Fight of the Night
UFC Says: Kalib Starnes vs Chris Leben
Fightlinker Says: Who the fuck at the UFC is on meth? That fight was the dog of the night, with Leben looking literally drugged and Kalib Starnes looking incompetent and clueless on the ground. Karo Parisyan vs Josh Burkman was clearly the fight of the night, a solid 15 minute battle.
Knockout of the Night
UFC Says: Quinton Jackson
Fightlinker says: Say what you will about the importance of Rampage’s win, but a good knockout is one that satisfies everyone. And if you’ve been reading the yokel blogs from mainstream morons you’ll know the Jackson knockout just didn’t do it for them. However, only hippies and communists didn’t love Houston Alexander’s brutal KO of Keith Jardine. It is possibly the most awesome KO I’ve ever seen in my life.
Submission of the Night
UFC Says: Din Thomas
Fightlinker Says: Oooh, Din landed an armbar against some virgin. Really impressive. No one gave me submission of the night when I triangled one of those mouthy grade 6 kids hanging around behind the Burger King. So why give this to Din? My pick: Wilson Gouveia’s choke out of Carmelo Marrero. Marerro was spazzing out so hard it looked like he was riding a bike.
Stupid boring news sites give you a boring list of money paid out to fighters. Fightlinker.com takes these numbers and gives you interesting facts about them:
- 4 fighters in the prelims made more money than most of the fighters on the undercard
- Highest paid prelim fighter was Din Thomas at 28K
- Din Thomas was also the 4th highest paid fighter on the entire card
- Din Thomas was paid 4 times as much money as Josh Burkman
- Din Thomas’ opponent Jeremy Stephens was tied with Sean Salmon as the lowest paid fighter on the card at 3k
- Din Thomas is fucking overpaid. Fuck you Din Thomas!
- Keith Jardine was paid 175$ per second for his 40 second beating from Houston Alexander
- Ivan Salaverry was paid 145$ per second for his 2 minute screwjob at the hands of the ref
- Houston Alexander was paid 1000$ more for his first UFC fight than Keith Jardine was paid for his 6th fight
- Thiago Silva was the highest paid new fighter, getting 16k for his first UFC bout
- Jeremy Stephens was the lowest paid new fighter, getting 3k for his first UFC bout
- Karo Parisyan was paid 32k, which is 2k more than Jason Miller made at the last WEC