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That tall skinny dude from TUF5 is making some awesome career decisions. First he turned down a chance to be a part of Matt Hughes’ gay-sounding H.I.T. Squad, and now he’s popped up in a tiny show out in Iowa that was promoted by Amsterdam Strip Clubs this weekend. Corey won the fight against some random guy in the first round via ground n pound.

Now at first I was wondering: WTF is up with Corey not being in the UFC? But then I got to thinkin’ … Hill ‘snuck’ onto the show with only one real MMA fight to his name. Going into the UFC with this kinda experience and getting dismantled is not the best way to start a career. So in that way, all the power to Corey for sharpening his skills and earning a spot in the big show.

But why the fuck is he fighting in shady strip club shows? I’d be amazed if he got paid more than 500 bucks for the fight. Someone get this guy Ken Pavia’s number. Ken will line him up with a dozen fights against suitable fodder and have him making more cheddar than most of the TUF guys are making in the UFC.

Last week we spent a bit of time making some promo clips for our radio show. Just in case you can’t stand the Low Blow, we’ve decided to make them available here for you!

Fightlinker Commercial – Unleash A Monster
If you’ve ever listened to FighOpinion Radio, you’ll love this one

Fightlinker Movie Preview – Hard to Knock Down
This is a tribute to every shitty mixed martial arts in the works right now

Evan Tanner’s abandoned boat has become something of a tourist attraction to the folks over at the Underground forum. If I wasn’t two day’s worth of driving away, I’d probably go check it out myself. I wouldn’t be happy with pictures though … I would get all up in there and search for anything Evan left behind … a shirt … a sock. Then I would rub it all over my body and be like “Oh shit yeah. Washed up fighter stank.”

There’s a lot more pictures after the jump

When Gary Shaw came into the MMA world, many people were worried that he was a crooked sideshow carny who would suck the life out of MMA. But like any successful parasite knows, you want to slowly bleed your host over time rather than kill them outright. So while EliteXC is looking pretty good right now, I still don’t completely trust Gary Shaw. There have just been too many warning signs.

One of the main issues I have with EliteXC is they seem to snap up every bad news fighter out there. They bailed Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett out of jail to try and get him to one of their events. And now they’ve re-signed Nick Diaz and signed Kimbo Slice to their roster.

Diaz of course is best known for trouncing Takanori Gomi while high out of his tree. He’s possibly one of the biggest stoners in the MMA world, and thats saying quite a bit considering how bong-happy most jiu-jitsu guys are.

Kimbo Slice is what’s known as a felony fighter … that means he fights guys in parking lots and back alleys for money. Sure he’s gone straight now and sure he looks like the spawn of Shaft and a gorilla … it doesn’t change the fact that he’s famous for illegal brawling.

I can’t pretend all of these guys are evil or don’t deserve to be allowed to fight. God knows I’ve probably smoked a few pounds worth of Mary Jane over the years, and I ran a fight club out of the basement of a club for a few years. Fuck, I’ve even done most of the things Krazy Horse is in trouble for … the only difference is I’m much better at getting away with it. But the fact that EliteXC seems to be booking all the bad news fighters out there sets off warning flags for me.

I’m still shocked that EliteXC didn’t lock up Babalu Sobral the second Dana White sacrificed him to the press gods. My bet is they were waiting for the furor to die down a little bit before getting in there. It’s too bad other less scrupulous promotions got to him before then. Those contracts aren’t exclusive though, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Babalu showed up in Shaw’s promotion down the road.

Welcome to Fightlinker University. Today’s course is Retarded Moments in Amateur MMA History. Your assignment for today is to watch the above video. After watching it, answer this multiple choice question:

What have you learned from watching this video:

  • a) Strobe lights should not be used at MMA events
  • b) Amateur referees suck at their jobs
  • c) Houston Alexander is stubborn / stupid
  • d) All of the above

Props to Odsae for passing this video along … thanks man!

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