I’m going to do my best to set aside any anti-Affliction bias I have today and just concentrate on getting hyped for tonight’s fights. But here’s one little petty bit of news I just had to pass along:
During the HDNet broadcast of today’s Affliction: Day of Reckoning weigh-in, the retired MMA star turned announcer Bas Rutten had some choice words for M-1 Global executive Jerry Millen.
After Millen introduced Fedor Emelianenko, the camera lingered on him, and Rutten (who may or may not have known that his microphone was on) could be heard saying, “That’s the asshole. Oh, did I just say this on TV?”
Bas and Jerry go way back to the olden days of PRIDE where Jerry drove Stephen Quadros away and made life generally miserable for Bas and Mauro Ranallo. Sooner or later I really need to do a proper writeup on all the lameness that Millen embodies, but just trust me when I say he’s about one step up from Jared Shaw.