When Spencer Fisher was 15 years old, his foundation crumbled beneath his feet. Within the same calendar year, he lost his parents in separate tragedies – his father to a train accident, his mother to a brain aneurysm. Orphaned before he could legally drive, Fisher soon faced the possibility of being separated from his two sisters. His family was on the brink of collapse before his grandparents stepped in to pick up the pieces.
That has to be the worst combo in the world : ‘train accident’ is one of those softened terms that really doesn’t imply how brutal it is. And brain aneurysms are just as bad simply because they tend to come out of nowhere and strike you dead. One minute you’re looking forward to UFC Fight Night, and the next your skull is stitched up like a softball if you’re lucky.
If you hadn’t heard already, all around cool chick and my super secret love-crush Roxanne Modafferi won the 10,000$ K-Grace women’s MMA tournament two weeks ago, beating 3 chicks in one night (hot). I’ve been trying to track down video but it’s proving elusive. Today however I got some pics from the show.
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I piss all over the IFL every chance I get, and it definitely looks like they’re hemorrhaging cash and won’t be around much longer. But this past weekend there was a little glimmer of hope that appeared for the troubled company:
6,977 spectators were in attendance to witness the IFL’s first show in Everett, Washington. The number in attendance was the highest to watch a MMA or boxing event in Washington.
Of course, the real question is how many people actually paid? Apparently their Chicago show stunk balls and tanked pretty badly attendance wise. But is there the possibility that while Battleground isn’t burning up the ratings chart, it’s still creating fans of the IFL who are willing to check out the show when it’s in town?
Rory Singer thinks he’s got Jason MacDonald’s number. An amusing excerpt from an interview where he discusses his opponent’s nickname:
MMANews.com: What are your opinions on Jason calling himself the “TUF Killer”?
Rory Singer: TUF Killer? I think that is hysterical. I don’t think the nickname should count if you give it to yourself so I don’t agree with that but he has beaten two guys from TUF. He got smashed by Franklin and now he’s about to fighter another guy from TUF. I plan on putting an end to that, so, I don’t know what kind of nickname he’ll have to come up with, maybe “I was the TUF killer of two TUF alumni and then I lost to Rory Singer”. That’s a long nickname so I don’t know if it will work out for him or not but it will certainly end with me on June 16th. He’s just not going to win that fight.
I love it when guys are in denial. Watching Rory Singer get his shit jiu-jitsued into another dimension is one of the only reasons I plan on watching UFC72.