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Here’s an interview with Fernando Yamasaki, the promoter who threw the MMAC show in Washington DC last weekend. These guys did a hell of a job pushing through legal barriers and retarded boxing commission hurdles to throw the first MMA show in the capitol. The interview covers all sorts of crazy stuff, like having to shell out 11K for brain scans. Now I feel bad that I had to get one every time my dad’s horse kicked me in the head. The one thing he doesn’t mention is what a knockout job my man Luke Thomas did on color commentary. And for that I am going to send my ninja assassin monkey Juario to teach him a lesson. Go Juario go, spread your monkey terror!

What’s that? Quarterly statements say we may not last past fall? Quick let’s make a ‘rapping’ video to appeal to the ‘fresh crew’ market. They will see we are ‘totally rad’. These kind of outside the box ideas are the reason why Gareb Shamus was given a marketing award a few months back. In fact, he’s so good at marketing that their head of Marketing is stepping down after quarterly reports show the company lost 9 million dollars, mostly from their live shows tanking. But who cares about that, back to the music video. I’ve got a scoop for you guys, my loyal readers who love me and come here every day. I have the super top secret IFL business plan for this quarter, and it goes like this:

Step 1: Make rap video.
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit

Pure genius!

If you were to ask me where the majority of the losers from The Ultimate Fighter season 1 were now, I’d say either operating a deep fryer at McDonalds or cooking meth in a trailer down south. That’s probably why most people don’t ask me any questions. Fortunately MMATorch is a bit more accurate and obsessive with their breakdown of these guy’s post TUF careers. Again, this is because they’re guys with a pro wrestling background, meaning they don’t have anything else to do other than masturbate to pictures of Sable.

There’s only two things that Brazilians are better than us at, and that’s bikini waxes and jiu jitsu. Now we will see if these two factors allow them to win at Art of War 3 : USA vs Brazil. I’ve already mentioned that they’ve got some serious name power, and now the main lineup has been announced. With three more matches to go (probably just undercard), it’s looking pretty good. Here’s the lineup:

JEFF MONSON VS PEDRO RIZZO
JEREMY HORN VS JORGE SANTIAGO
JAKE SHIELDS VS CARLO PRATER
RON WATERMAN VS MARIO RINALDI
RICCO RODRIGUEZ VS MARCIO CRUZ

Hat Tip – MMA on Tap

MMA Weekly just released the pay figures for last weekend’s WEC show, something that I’m sure most people didn’t bother to look into. However, that’s what I’m here for : to fuck your unsatisfied girlfriends and to point out shit that you might otherwise miss.

Title Match & Main Event Fighters
-Doug Marshall: $8,000 (defeated Justin McElfresh)
-Justin McElfresh: $3,000 (lost to Doug Marshall)

Main Card Fighters
-Jason “Mayhem” Miller: $30,000 (defeated Hiromitsu Miura)
-Manny Tapia: $8,000 (defeated Brandon Foxworth)
-Sherron Leggett: $6,000 (defeated Charlie Kohler)
-Ariel Gandulla: $6,000 (defeated Gary Padilla)
-Marcus Hicks: $6,000 (defeated Sergio Gomez)
-Ed Ratcliff: $6,000 (defeated Johnny Sampaio)
-Eric Schambari: $6,000 (defeated Art Santore)
-Art Santore: $6,000 (lost to Eric Schambari)
-Charlie Kohler: $5,000 (lost to Sherron Leggett)
-Tom Speer: $4,000 (defeated Sidney Silva)
-Sidney Silva: $4,000 (lost to Tom Speer)
-Brandon Foxworth: $4,000 (lost to Manny Tapia)
-Sergio Gomez: $4,000 (lost to Marcus Hicks)
-Gary Padilla: $3,000 (lost to Ariel Gandulla)
-Hiromitsu Miura: $3,000 (lost to Jason “Mayhem” Miller)
-Johnny Sampaio: $2,000 (lost to Ed Ratcliff)
Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $114,000

The big winner on this card was Jason Miller, getting paid a whopping 30k. This is pretty damn impressive considering that George St Pierre was paid 27k to fight and 27k to win against Matt Hughes at UFC65. Also impressive because that’s 22k more than any of the other fighters on the card were paid. Average pay for most of the other fighters was around 5k-6k, with only 3 fighters getting paid 3k or less. Hmm, how does that compare to the UFC? If you’ll remember, most undercard fighters in the UFC are actually getting paid LESS than the fighters in the WEC. Elvis Sinosic got paid the same as some dude named Manny Tapia to co-headline UFC70. How about them apples?

Hat Tip: UFC Junkie for salary comparison notes

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