(hot women at Frank Mir’s UFC 81 afterparty? Guess that’s what winning’s all about!)
Yamma’s bringing back open weight tournaments
The more I read about Yamma the more I think it’s all just an elaborate April’s Fool joke. It’s gonna be international. It’s gonna feature open weight tournaments. It’s gonna feature legend vs legend. Bob Meyrowitz can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk? This isn’t 1993. You can’t just get away with doing whatever you feel like. MMA rules still apply even if you call your product ‘pit fighting’. I have a feeling this is going to be awesomely horrible.
No jail time for Koppenhaver
Jon Koppenhaver dodged an ass raping and is expected to escape jail time in exchange for a guilty plea and probation relating to an assault charge. Now that he’s no longer faced with a stint in the clink, he no longer needs to bulk up for protection and plans on dropping down to lightweight.
Golden Boy getting into MMA?
Golden Boy wants to get into MMA. Maybe. Or perhaps they’re more interested in picking up a soccer club. Who knows. Looks like they’ve got a big pile of money and are wondering what to spend it on. I just wonder if they’re smart enough to realize that getting into MMA is more about BURNING money than spending it.
Brandon Vera’s back in June
Expect more unfounded hype as Brandon Vera returns to the octagon sometime in June. No word yet on who he’ll fight, but as it stands there’s not too many heavyweights floating around without a dancing partner at the moment. Is it too much to hope for Vera / Crocop?
The UFC isn’t for sale
Hey, here’s some non-news news. Don’t you love non-news news? This non news is the fact that the UFC isn’t for sale. Pretty big deal huh? Anyways, just thought you oughta know that nothing was going on there. OR IS THERE????
Keith Jardine vs Wanderlei Silva?
The guys at 5ounces do some speculative deduction and come to the conclusion that Keith Jardine could be fighting Wanderlei Silva in May. I have to wonder how many stars Jardine is going to tarnish before the UFC remembers his kryptonite is unknown dudes with ‘power in both hands’.
Dana White mocks Koreans
Dana White called Hong Man Choi “Long Duck Dong“. That’s pretty good for an off the cuff racist remark, but he could do better than that. I’d include some examples here, but I really don’t want to piss off Asians. They’re gonna run the world in a few years, and while Koreans are near the bottom of the Asian totem pole, they’ll still be above the white gaijin in the new world order.
Zuffa files injunction against Randy Couture
Zuffa’s set in motion their request to stop Randy Couture from doing anything related to MMA. And since MMA is Randy Couture’s life (well, that and shitty movies), they’re basically seeking an injunction against him living and breathing.