Yeah, a few days ago I was calling Dana White a big fucking hypocrite for booking Thomas/Sims on the TUF finale. Now I guess I gotta say sorry, because according to him it was Spike’s attempt to play matchmaker and it ain’t gonna happen. At this point everyone’s kind of stuck on the fight not happening instead of looking at the story behind it: SpikeTV booked a fight and sent out a press release about it, all behind Dana White’s back.
What does this remind me of? Hmmm … what … hmmm … oh yeah, UFC72. There’s another situation where a major miscommunication between Spike and the UFC caused a big stink. Last time the UFC said it was Spike’s decision not to show UFC72. And now the UFC is throwing Spike under the bus again by stating straight out that the Sims/Thomas fight was Spike’s dumbass idea and there’s no fucking way it’s going to happen.
I have to wonder about the current condition of the relationship between the UFC and Spike. It’s too early to tell at the moment, but this is kinda like those couples who are already fighting after a month of dating … it usually only gets worse. With ESPN trying to get into the UFC’s pants lately, I don’t know if we’re going to see the UFC/Spike relationship last past their 2008 contract.