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Oh, the fun and speculation that’s been swirling around everyone’s favorite PRIDE flunk-out. One day you hear that Mirko’s ripping Danny Glover quotes from Lethal Weapon, and others you hear he’s acting like a 14 year old girl and not returning the UFC’s phone calls.

Of course, if you ever really want to know what’s going on with Mirko Crocop, you can just go onto the forums there where half his training team posts. From there you can verify reports that Mirko isn’t thinking about quitting and has just had surgery to fix a fucked up septum:

Crocop said “When I went up to the doctor, he didn’t believe the state my nose was in. He didn’t even believe that I was an athlete. He said that my nose would account for at least a 50% decrease in my stamina.” CroCop also removed the small UFC-cage he had in his house; he decided to switch to the official-size cage.

I’m glad to hear that Mirko isn’t considering retirement just yet – the UFC can boo-hoo over the fact that he’s being payed a fuckload to lose but I’ll buy every PPV he’s on because win or lose I want to see him fight. Obviously I’d rather see him fight big names, but I’ll also settle for a potential route against a tomato can.

Sometimes shit is cursed. Today has been a cursed day for me … right from 12:01 it’s been a pretty big clusterfuck and to top it off I just managed to piss all over myself when I went to the bathroom. Ah well, at least I’m not cursed like UFC 78 is apparently cursed. If you thought things couldn’t get worse for that show, you were wrong! Well, you could potentially be wrong. Karo Parisyan’s opponent Hector Lombard may not be making the show due to America hating Cuba.

Let me take you back to a simple time when Red White and Blue = good, but just Red = bad. An upstart ruler by the name of Castro decided he’d rather deal with the Russians who were willing to trade with him instead of the United States of America who just wanted to overthrow him. Selling sugar to the Russians is good but selling real estate to them for nuclear missle silos is even better.

Thus ensued what’s known as the Cuban Missile Crisis and since then the USA has been kinda touchy about dealing with Cuba and Cubans. Nuclear proliferation 90 miles off the coast of Florida will do that to a relationship. That in a nutshell is why Hector Lombard, a Cuban expatriate living in Australia, can’t seem to land a permit to fight in the US right now.

Of course, things could work out:

On Monday, the fighter’s American representatives told that in spite of Lombard’s difficulties they remain hopeful he will be granted a P1 visa, which is available to athletes and entertainers coming to the U.S. to participate in internationally recognized events for a U.S. employer.

I wouldn’t hold my fucking breath. Will US Customs consider a UFC event as an ‘internationally recognized event’? Will US Customs even consider a UFC fighter as a ‘athlete’? Are there a group of people with tighter sphincters than the people running US Customs? I think not. Between this being an ultimate fighting event and Lombard being a dirty commie, I give him a snowball’s chance in hell of getting his paperwork through in time.

Sooooo … I wonder who Karo’s gonna fight if Lombard is off the card?

It’s been almost five months since two men decided to pick up a $7 microphone and Future Shop and attempt to vomit out a mixed martial arts podcast. Little did we know when we began that we would be creating a revolutionary show listened to around the world by literally dozens of people!

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I’m stuck in certification courses at work … they sprung it on me last second! Things will resume this afternoon. Till then, listen to the new radio show!

Two weeks ago Vancouver city councilors decided to ban MMA … or more accurately they decided to pass the buck and make the province responsible for regulating the sport. Of course, the two things both have the same end result: No new MMA events in Vancouver for the forseeable future. Provincial politics are glacial, and good luck pushing mixed martial arts through before 2009.

Anyways, I didn’t really care about that. As a person living in the province of Quebec, I hate snobby Vancouver with a passion so they get what they fucking deserve. I’d be just as happy if the Nazis took over there and started gassing everyone. And while I haven’t heard of any gassings yet, it certainly does seem like some of Hitler’s policies are kicking in:

Downtown bars are turning people away because they’re wearing brands of clothing that are being identified as gangster-wear. Blacklisted brands include labels like Ed Hardy, Affliction and Xtreme Couture, he said. All of these use trendy motifs like tattoos, skulls and chains.

If it was up to me, these brands would be banned off the face of the earth. I would stuff space shuttles full of that shit and the people who wear them and launch them into cold darkness of deep space. Of course, it’s not up to me and it shouldn’t be up to club owners either. Because the only people dumber than bloggers are bar owners. They see specific ethnic groups they don’t like wearing specific types of clothes, and since they can’t ban the minority they just ban the clothes minorities wear.

In this case it’s the Asians who are getting theirs with this ban … they’re all over Affliction shirts like white on rice. And while there may be a growing Asian gang problem in Vancouver, I’d say a bigger issue is a growing moron problem in Vancouver. And since morons wear all sorts of different brands of clothing, I think we should just ban all clothes and go to clubs naked. Good luck hiding a gun then.

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