Come join us for post-fight chat at Roxy’s website!
*UPDATE* Thanks to everyone who came and hung out til 3AM in the morning with Roxy, Shaynya Baszler, Kaitlin
T-Minus 1 hour til the Ultimate Fighter chat on Fightlinker. While you’re waiting, why not watch this compilation of brutal MMA bodyshots?
I bet someone was pissing blood for a week…
There’s no more UFC (besides TUF) for another two weeks, but fret not, because GLORY kickboxing is back with the first of a series of 4-man tournaments to establish champions in their various weight classes.
GLORY 10 Los Angeles goes down this Saturday with the middleweight (85 kg / 187 lbs) championship tourney, topped by two top-10 lightweight battles, plus a bunch more “superfights” on the 11-bout main card.
Two weeks later is GLORY 11 Chicago, headlined by the #1 light heavyweight Tyrone Spong versus Nathan Corbett (#5), plus a heavyweight tourney featuring the likes of Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghita, Anderson “Braddock” Silva, Rico Verhoeven, and Errol Zimmerman. The winner of that bracket will don the heavyweight belt recently vacated by Semmy Schilt. Then comes the lightweight tournament at GLORY 12 New York on November 23, and a welterweight tourney in Tokyo in December.
GLORY 10 is the last event before their Spike contract starts, so unless you get CBS Sports, you can watch it live online on GLORY’s site and Liverkick.com, or on the torrentz some time on Sunday (like yours truly). Check out the full card for this weekend’s GLORY 10 and the GLORY 11 trailer after the jump.
You may have noticed a firehose worth of interview videos and media scrums being blasted directly into your face over the past couple of days. That’s on account of the UFC 168 World Tour, which hits Las Vegas, New York, Bristol, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo over the course of this week. Sure, we just got through with another World Tour in August. But the UFC doesn’t need much reminding lately that the right fights can sell mega-PPVs, so it’s worth dragging Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva around the world for the second time in two months. Anderson Silva, for one, doesn’t sound like he’s enjoying it all that much:
Silva barely endured one minute of questions before becoming exasperated, shaking his head and saying, “It’s the same questions all the time, c’mon guys, please.”
Most of those questions understandably focused on Silva’s July 6 knockout loss to Chris Weidman and the upcoming UFC 168 rematch.
Silva answered most of those inquiries with “It’s the same” or “It’s normal.” Suffice it to say, Silva is not planning on changing anything in his training or game plan for his rematch with Weidman.
The subject that seemed to excite Silva the most was a possible fight with former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. Silva when asked what made the fight with Roy Jones Jr. so appealing to him replied, “Every time I watch Roy Jones, I say to my dad, ‘look at this guy, he’s perfect.’ So, it’s my dream. You have your dream, no? I have mine.”
The moment he starts talking about the Roy Jones Jr fight his eyes light up like a kid at Christmas. And now you not only have to start accepting the fact that Anderson Silva is VERY serious about this Jones Jr thing, but that it will probably happen sooner or later. Hopefully later, after Andy takes care of Weidman, Belfort, and any other loose ends in the middleweight division. And dare we hope a fight with the other Jones, Jon Jones, happens before the Jones Jr one? I for one will keep that dream alive, if just so I can suffer some more disappointment when it inevitably dies. I’m a bit of an MMA news masochist like that.
Well, not really – the fight between Roxanne Modafferi and Jessica Rakoczy went down weeks ago, but tonight is the night it airs on The Ultimate Fighter. And how did Roxanne spend the day before the show (also her birthday)? On a play-date with Rakoczy and her baby boy.
Man, how does she train? It seem so exhausting! She’s a single mother. Her son is four. Just watching them, I can see that she is a really good mother. I already respected her, but it went to a whole new level seeing her run around playing with her son in the park, already exhausted from a tough work-out with her coach earlier in the day. She never gets a break. She’s remarkable.
I really enjoyed our time together. We talked about the episode we’re both in (because we get sneak peeks so we’ve seen it already) and about life in general.
Then I played on the slides!! I mean, I played with her son on the slides. Then I went on the swings!! I mean, I played on the swings with Jesse. THEN I climbed on the rock wall….! With Jesse. And this funky rotating bar-swing thingie?! I had so much fun. I was SO tired. Dude, I got tired before her kid! We decided to call it a day, and Jesse started pouting. hahaha This is why I’m not gonna have a kid while I’m still a fighter.
Oh yeah, watch us fight tomorrow on The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM EST.
We’ll be hosting a special Fightlinker Chat so drop in and talk shit with us! And until then, occupy yourself with this Roxy interview after the jump.