We were all pretty excited when TMZ started paying attention to MMA – wow, it’s like we’ve made it! We’re REAL SPORT! We matter! I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop, when they stop being all buddy buddy with us and start slitting our throat over the various scandles that thus far have gone relatively unnoticed.
They haven’t really done it yet, but they do focus on news that other MMA sites generally consider too private to get into. Like the story about Chuck Liddell trying to gain custody of a son from a past relationship:
Sources tell us 12-year-old Cade was visiting Chuck from Colorado, where he lives with him mom, Lori Geyer. Chuck claims the boy was depressed and upset and didn’t want to go back. And, Chuck says, Cade complained he was “living with a severe toothache for 2 to 3 months.”
Chuck took Cade to a dentist, but feels his son’s “health and safety are at risk.”
Chuck’s lawyer mentioned in court the boy was allegedly abused by being forced to perform physical labor — including snow removal.
Snow removal? Not even child workers in India have to do that shit! Save the boy, save him now! Like most custody cases, this one is already getting ugly with accusations of neglect and drug use and Reebok-induced nudity. More on this here, here, and here.
As far as the kid wanting to stay with Chuck, let’s see what any young kid would rather do. Stay with mom and have to put up with annoying shit like RULES and CHORES, or live with Chuck in a world of pure fantasy adventure? Shit, it’s practically child abuse NOT letting the kid suckle at Chuck’s diamond encrusted teat.