You know things are getting crazy when the replacements for the replacements are getting replaced. The latest casualty of the CSAC’s in-your-face approach to fighter sanctioning is Gabe ‘Cake’ Ruediger, who was denied for one of the most fucked up reasons in the history of the universe (approximately 6000 years according to The Book, may those who deny it burn in hellfire):
No official reason has been given, but word is that the head of CSAC, Armando Garcia, saw a tape of TUF 5 and deemed Ruediger mentally unfit to fight after he determined that he had a “mental breakdown” on the show.
Now, I already touched on the possibility that the CSAC was jerking K1 around. First they deny Hong Man Choi because he’s a giant, and now they deny Gabe Ruediger because he’s a crybaby. That’s like denying Frank Trigg because he’s a retard or me for having the world’s largest penis. That’s just the way things are. I’d like to deny Armando Garcia from sanctioning on account of him being a total wad and a party-pooper, but lets see how far that idea flies.