Matt Brown has been kicking ass in the UFC for a while now, and his win streak – which is spawned from his toughness and ability to beat the crap out of opponents – extends to February of 2012. But for all his accomplishments in the cage, and talent and ability when it comes to throwing down, he’s still just a dude who gets punched in the head for a living.
Case in point: the debut episode of his “Legit Man Shit” podcast, which features him and a couple buddies rapping about whatever. Sure, that’s par for the course for the countless podcasts out there, but things go off the rails when Brown starts in on the subject of female MMA, and what he wants to see if he’s shelling out money to watch the pay-per-view. Said Brown, “I just think this, if I’m [going] to pay $60 for a pay-per-view to watch women fight they should at least be topless.”
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It goes without saying that dumber things have been said in podcasts. In fact, just Google the word “podcast” and you’ll come up with so much dumb stuff your computer might explode. But Brown is unique in the podcast world because he’s a UFC fighter on track for a title shot, and regardless of whether or not he ever wins a title (which, given that his division of welterweight is now wide open, is possible), he’s just denigrated his co-workers Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann, Miesha Tate, et al., and demeaned all that they’ve brought to the Octagon.
If there’s a couch in Brown’s household, he should be sleeping on it in lieu of in bed with his wife.
Everyone is allowed their own opinion, no matter how idiotic that opinion may be. But Brown sweats, fights and bleeds alongside a number of women who put no less an effort into their work as he does. He should respect that – and respect their side of the sport – if for no other reason than he’s got an opinion people will listen to above others. Otherwise, he’s just another clown spewing ignorance.
Going into UFC 168, talk abounded on the possibility that Brock Lesnar could come back to Octagon competition. “Did you hear? He’s in Las Vegas! He meeting with Dana White!” But of course, the images of Anderson Silva shattering his own leg and being carried out of the cage – possibly forever – made us forget, or even care, about the comings and goings of a former heavyweight champ who’d left the world of real combat for the realm of pro wrestling fantasy. And yet, the whispers did linger, and eventually returned to become a meta-story consisting of a lot of “he said/she said” but not a lot of cold, hard facts.
Yeah, that’s Fedor Emelianenko chilling out in a towel in the back. Nope, I have no explanation as to why that guy is lying butt-ass-naked in the snow.
At UFC 168, Long Island native Chris Weidman squared off against Anderson Silva for the second time, and, well, we all know how it ended – with Silva in a crumpled heap on the canvas, clutching his shattered shin and wailing in pain. But if you listen closely in the moments after the bout was waved off, you can hear someone who’s mic’ed up utter in a thick Long Island accent “Fuck him.” Harsh words? Yes, but according to Weidman coach Matt Serra – who confessed to being the voice behind those words on yesterday’s “The MMA Hour” – those words weren’t meant they way they sounded.
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Sad news coming out of Hong Kong. Run Run Shaw, the Chinese film auteur and entertainment mogul who founded the world-famous Shaw Brothers production company, has died. He was 106-years old.
Shaw Brothers was the wildly successful studio that produced a seemingly endless supply of cheap kung fu movies for public consumption in the 1970s. But it wasn’t until 1978 when Run Run, along with his brother Run Me (seriously, those were their names) created perhaps the single greatest influence on the sport of MMA as we know it: the multi-martial arts discipline documentary “Five Deadly Venoms“. Continue after the Jump ››