Yeah, over 1000 views so far today. If I’d known this many people were going to watch it I’d have spent more than 15 minutes making it. I guess I’ll start doing these kinds of videos more in the future, but I’ll actually take the time to do them well. Thanks for the support guys! We are united in our hatred of K1 Dynamite, and that’s a beautiful thing.
You know, I was a happier person back when ‘The Mainstream’ left MMA the fuck alone. At least then I didn’t have to hear the opinion of every shmuck sports columnist who had a bit of space to fill at the bottom of their spelling bee writeup. But what’s worse than these retards are the idiots who are trying to cash in on the MMA demographic; people so out of touch they honestly don’t have a clue who we are or why we watch the UFC. There’s no better example of this than the big Hostel tie in at UFC71.
For those not in the know, Hostel is one of those new breed horror flicks in the vein of Saw that goes for really in-your-face violence. However, the Hostel series is different because it really concentrates on the sadistic psychological and physical torture / murder of women. I’ve included a ‘leaked’ clip from Hostel 2 to show you what I’m talking about. I put quotes around ‘leaked’ because this was most likely released by the studios to create buzz and attract the kind of market they’re looking for.
And what kind of market do they think would go for this sadistic ultra-violence? Oh, mixed martial arts fans! They get off to people beating eachother up, so of course they’ll jump at the chance to watch a naked woman get butchered like cattle.
Look, I’m just as much into violence as the next guy. I love John Woo flicks and watch Ricky-Oh on a daily basis. I’ll beat hookers with baseball bats in GTA for hours, but there’s a big difference between the kind of violence in these forms of media and the shit in Hostel. Don’t even get me started on the difference between mixed martial arts and Hostel. I don’t have to, because this isn’t a mainstream blog and you’re already a fan of MMA. You understand. And I’m sure you understand what is so discusting about someone thinking Hostel is our kinda shit. It’s just another example of how dumb the mainstream is and how they view us MMA fans. Fuck you, Hostel. And fuck you, mainstream.
I was a little sad after K1 ended because I thought I’d run out of things to blame on THE MAN. K1 was a perfect example of THE MAN bringing shit down and ruining all our fun. Who the fuck is THE MAN to say we can’t let giants with tumors in their brains beat the shit out of each other? The Japanese are always trying to set up crazy shit like that, but THE MAN will never let them.
Fortunately for me (since it gives me fuel to rage against the machine), it looks like THE MAN is steppin’ up his game and going after the big dogs. This time it’s the Nevada State Athletic Commission turning down the Tim Sylvia / Frank Mir bout originally planned for UFC74. The official reason?
However, according to the Wrestling Observer, the Nevada State Athletic Commission stepped in and said Mir wasn’t ready to face someone of Sylvia’s caliber. Keith Kizer, the NSAC executive director, made the decision after he factored in Mir’s poor showing against Brandon Vera at UFC 65.
This is interesting for a few reasons: First, the NSAC has a history of gobbling the UFC’s cock. These are the same guys who sanctioned Tito vs Dana and CroCop vs Eddie ‘Dirty’ Sanchez, for God’s sake. But now we have Frank Mir being denied … Frank Mir, who broke Sylvia’s arm in half the last time they met. Sure, this was before Mir bounced his head off a highway doing 90MPH, but has the NSAC seen how badly Tim Sylvia has been lately? If you’re going to deny someone, it should be him for fear that he will cause widespread narcolepsy in anyone witnessing his boring ass fights. At least Frank Mir has the decency to lose in an exciting and painful manner.
UPDATE: Okay, UFCMania’s got the word straight from Keith Keizer:
“That fight [Silvia-Mir II] has not been presented to me, and thus no ‘denial’ has been made. I was asked about the match-up by a reporter and said I would have a hard time approving that fight unless I see a quality win from Mr. Mir first. However, I will keep an open mind.
Translation: “I am a tool of the UFC and I will obey my masters. Even discussing this now makes me fear that Dana will read this and beat me with his golden staff.”
This could possibly be the best thing in the universe. What better way to show your support for Brock Lesnar than emulating his famous penis sword tattoo in shirt form? Here’s MMA.tv forum member RuleDogg along with MMA aficionado and porn bunny Brittany Skye.
You know it’s a slow news day when the biggest story is Paulo Filho going to the WEC. I’d write a post about that, but it’s too early and I don’t want to be putting anyone to sleep. Filho is more of a ‘bedtime story’ kinda guy. Past that it feels like this is the calm before the storm (figuratively, as God decided to ignore my prayers of rain for K1 Dynamite). Tonight is the IFL, tomorrow is K1, and Sunday is WEC. I’ll be heading to the airport in about 20 minutes to catch all three shows. Or not.
The important thing for you to know is that I’ll be gone all weekend, so don’t expect a whole bunch of posting going on. You can look forward to tons of coverage on Sunday, as well as a new episode of the Low Blow Radio Show Tuesday night around midnight EST. To tide you over and just to prove that I’m a Nostradamus when it comes to this kinda stuff, here’s my predictions for this weekend:
- Wolfpack beats Sabres
- Anacondas beat Tiger Sharks
- Brock Lesnar beats Min Soo Kim
- Sakuraba beats Royce Gracie if it’s a decision, Royce Gracie beats Sakuraba if it’s a stoppage
- Urijah Faber beats Chance Farrar (unfortunately)
- Mark Hominick beats Rani Yahya