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Well, it wouldn’t be Fightlinker.com if I didn’t report overblown and unproven information. If you’re more of a reputable news reader, you’ve probably heard that Drew Fickett has replaced Jeff Joslin at UFC73. What you probably haven’t heard is that a shirtless Fickett went on a drunken bender through his hotel after being eliminated from the ADCCs two weekends ago. Here are some tender morsels of goodness:

I’m not sure why, but one of the Brazilian fighters refused to shake his hand. Fickett did not react well. Moments later, hotel security was dragging him away, shirtless and howling. A person nearby asked if there was a camera crew around filming a reality show.

After the party had settled down, I decided to hit the sack and headed up to my room. The last thing I expected when the elevator doors opened on my floor was to find myself face-to-face with a shirtless, weeping Drew Fickett. Nevertheless, there I was and there was he, the fighter who had knocked out Josh Koscheck with a flying knee, Drew Fickett, shirtless and weeping.

As an extra precaution I took the liberty of calling the front desk. “Drew Fickett chased me into my room,” I said. “You might want to send someone up here.”

“We know,” the voice replied, sounding exasperated. “We’ve gotten three calls already about it. Security is on the way.”

Of course, this is all reported by some guy from Bodog.com, the closest thing MMA has to the National Enquirer (I prefer to consider myself the Weekly World News). So take it worth a grain of salt. I’ve been asking some media friends to ask Drew ‘what was up with your drunken rampage’, but none of those cowards have the balls to ask him.

Word from UFC Junkie is that the UFC has decided not to let Marcus Davis use his nickname “The Irish Handgrenade” at UFC72 in Belfast. Right now he’s being listed as “The Celtic Warrior”, which is about as lame as the UFC72 card he’s fighting on. So I thought perhaps we’d help Marcus out with his nickname problem. He’ll have to find someone else to help him out with his hopelessly mediocre fighting skills. We can’t solve all the world’s problems, you know!

  • Marcus “The Protestant Babyfucker” Davis
  • Marcus “The Imperial Asslicker” Davis
  • Marcus “The Cowardly Carbomber” Davis
  • Marcus “The Politically Motivated Assassin” Davis

Of course his nickname doesn’t have to be so needlessly divisive. There are plenty of nicknames Marcus could use to represent all of Ireland:

  • Marcus “Pot O’ Shit” Davis
  • Marcus “Fights like a Drunk” Davis
  • Marcus “The Laziest Immigrant” Davis
  • Marcus “Domestic Abuse” Davis
  • Marcus “Fairy Boy” Davis
  • Marcus “The Irish Alcoholic” Davis

Feel free to add your own in the comments.


The Axe Murderer hasn’t been having a great time lately. While no one can fault a dude for losing to Mirko Crocop, getting annihilated the way Wanderlei did kinda hurt his whole ‘indestructable’ reputation. And to add insult to injury, he then gets KTFO by Dan Henderson. It’s not so much that Wandy’s been losing, it’s that he’s been getting destroyed.

Well, the suck train has officially pulled into the station, and Silva hopes to get off by taking the rest of the year off to relax and hope the marbles in his skull settle down. It’s definately not a bad time to take a break – with the PRIDE/UFC deal possibly all fucked up, there’s not much going on at the moment anyways.

Just when I thought Karo Parisyan was going to take the win as most pompus egomaniac, Brandon Vera has come along and stolen the title. In a recent article, MMAWeekly asks who Vera wants to fight:

“Arlovski, Nogueira, CroCop-especially Chuck [Liddell]. I still want Chuck. I want to fight him before he’s tired of fighting. I want to fight him when he’s still in his prime and he’s still hungry and he’s still hitting people hard. I don’t want to fight him after he’s over the hump,” Vera said.

At least Karo has kicked some serious ass and has a right to call out the top fighters in his division. The only decent name Vera has beaten is Frank Mir, and even I kicked Frank Mir’s ass. He was begging for change out on the corner of 9th and I leaned forward like I was gonna give him some, then popped him in the fucking nose. I’m pretty sure it was Frank Mir … or maybe it was some out of shape bum. It’s so hard to tell the difference nowadays.

P.S. : Check out the size of Brandon’s nipples in this picture. They’re fucking TINY.

I bet you all thought I was just too busy masturbating to update the site today. While jacking it did take up a good half of the morning, we also got something productive done : our very own podcast. Hey, everyone and their dog has one so why not us? We’ve put together the test run of Fightlinker’s soon to be weekly podcast, the Low Blow. Chock full of the same ignorant and irrelevant commentary, we might not be very enlightening but we promise to be entertaining. The first show (or actually episode zero, as this version has no bells and whistles) weighs in at a svelte 32 minutes, perfect for listening to during a nice long shit or while waiting for your medication to kick in.


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