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Which curse is it this time?

It’s hard for me to determine what caused James Irvin to break his foot and pull out of his UFC85 bout against Rashad Evans. Is this the James Irvin curse? Or is this the UFC 85 curse? Perhaps this is just a double-whammy curse, but if that was the case you’d figure Irvin would just have a piano fall on him from out of the clear blue sky. While there was word that Luis Cane was gonna step in and fight Rashad Evans, the UFC has now decided to just scrap the fight entirely.

Let’s check out the score thus far:


  • Shogun injured
  • Chuck injured
  • Goulet injured
  • Kelly injured (thanks MRC54!)
  • Leben jailed
  • Irvin injured
  • Rashad pulled.

James Irvin:

  • fell out of cage in Strikeforce vs Bobby Southworth, injured leg, causing No Contest (thanks Dru Down!)
  • knee exploded vs Thiago Silva
  • got illegally KO’d by Luis Cane
  • broken foot

I’m pretty sure there’s some other shit that I’ve forgotten about both these bad luck magnets. Some help, guys?

  • #1 Jackal

    Evans is out of the card and they replaced it with Nate Marquardt (26-7-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Thales Leites (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).

    This will be a good fight unless more bad luck happens

  • Spyker

    #1 Jackal shhh, don’t jinx it !

  • garth

    Irvin’s other bad luck: thought bad boy club tattoo was a good idea in 1990. “People will love this forever!”

  • pauli

    what matters is, we don’t have to see rashad this time.

  • Dru Down

    James Irvin- fell out of the cage at Strikeforce in a fight with Bobby Southworth and injured his leg, illiciting a no-contest result.

  • MRC54

    Paul Kelly, who was going to be Goulet’s opponent, messed up his hand/finger ligaments before they could even find a potential replacement for him to fight! Crazyness!

  • #1 Jackal

    i love to see people with barb wire tats.
    tapout tattoo’s are the best though.

    the best is i had a teammate in high school wrestling that got a wrestling tattoo on his calf in sophomore year, and he didnt go out for wrestling as a senior. :)

  • crs

    Wow, I didn’t realize so much had fucked up for the show at the same time until I saw it all written out.

    At this point somebody will die in the Octagon when they finally hold it.

  • Dangerfield

    Yea I wouldnt wanna be holding a ticket for this event. The arena is probably gonna collapse or Satan is going to unleash his army of darkness on it or a zombie is gonna get in and fuck everyone up. Staph Infection. Vampires

  • asdfasd

    This card should be called
    UFC 85: Replacements
    UFC 85: Cursed

  • garth

    UFC 85: Who dat?

    i drew a tat for a guy i worked with who was testing to join the fire dept, he was super gung ho and got a calvin holding a firehose all decked out in fire gear. then the guy went and failed the test miserably and gave up forever. i laughed at him. i’m not nice

  • RL Dookiefuck

    Goulet wasn’t injured he just pulled out because he didn’t think he’d have enough time to prepare after fighting at UFC 84.

  • clint notestine

    UFC 85: Who’s Next

    I think its a sign that the UFC needs to concentrate on Canada/ North America and abandon the UK and Europe.

  • Eric

    lets not forget Irvin’s 2 amazing knockouts of Terry Martin and Houston Alexander. I love watching him fight because it’s like beer and guns…you never know what’s going to happen!

  • clint notestine

    MMMMM beer and guns are great but not to be mixed like white and black people… oops I was channeling the ghost of Strom Thurmond there.

  • Jiujitsu365

    Rashad Evans would have won anyway…

    I think Evans can hang with anyone. I think he suffers from a perception issue. Evans needs a few more fights against some of what people would consider “legitamate” fighters, but he has one of the strongest chins out there….

  • fightlinker