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Daily Wrapup January 18th 2008

(Daily hot chick: Mickey’s Spokesmodel Anne Rivera.)

Welcome to another day of Daily Wrapup. Day 2 to be specific. Lets get this shit on the road because i’m approaching 36 hours with no sleep and the voices in my head are demanding I do bad things. So before I start taking their advice, lets wrap today up!

Demian Maia vs Ed Herman @ UFC83
They’ve been added to the mystery moving date card. Back at UFC77, I gave Ryan Jensen a high five on his way into the Octagon (I was on my way back from the bathroom – I didn’t wash my hands). Jensen then went on to get handled by Demian Maia. The reason I’m talking about Jenson instead of Maia is because I don’t know much about Maia. Ed Herman we all know: just another perpetual middle of the pack fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. In this fight Herman plays the role of the gatekeeper. Let’s see if Maia’s got a slick enough ground game to get past him.

Gary Shaw flaps his gums
Pretty much the only time anyone pays attention to what Gary Shaw says is when he disses the UFC. We pay attention not because Gary’s words are worthwhile, but because we know they’re secretly doing their job of pissing Dana White off. Yesterday Gary said that so long as the UFC doesn’t field it’s champs against his they’re not ‘world’ champions, just ‘club’ champions. It’s a smart play by Shaw, and who knows … if he actually manages to wrangle up some decent opponents to showcase his champions maybe the fans will take up the call. And maybe pigs will fly outta my ass.

Felix Trinidad vs Roy Jones Jr
Yep, it’s this weekend. Everyone and their dog seems to be giving this one to Roy Jones Jr. Pretty much the only thing anyone gives to Trinidad as an advantage is his heart, so I guess we’ll see if he pulls out the stops and manages an upset. It’s too bad this fight didn’t happen 5 years ago when it was relevant. Hmmm, sounds like another big fight that just happened….

Tito survives another week of Celebrity Apprentice
Last night Tito got his chance to head his team, and apparently everything was pretty fucked up. If it wasn’t for one of the washed up Baldwin brothers, things would have really been done for. But hey, does anyone care about this show? Yeah I didn’t think so.

Tamdam McCrory doesn’t want to be a fucking fighter
Is there ever a better time to go back to school and graduate then right after a bad loss? Yeah, I’d say there is. Last time I checked, colleges don’t fuck off. They stick around and you can go back anytime to finish your shit. The opportunity to fight in the UFC? Not quite as solid.

Mac Danzig’s fighting in Montreal
It looks like all of the chickens and ferrets I’ve been sacrificing to Damballah are paying off. Another fighter I want to see has been added to the UFC84 card in Montreal. He’ll be fighting Mark Bocek, who I guess was just a bit too lackluster in his win over Doug Evans. And now he’s being fed to the vegan.

Hominick returns to the WEC
Mark Hominick will be fighting on the WEC’s Feb 13 card against some guy named Josh Grispi. Hominick claims he’s got a new vigor but I dunno … he fought some total scrub at the last TKO and couldn’t manage to finish it. Sure, he beat the living shit out of the kid for three straight rounds, but if you can’t finish someone like that, how are you supposed to beat GOOD fighters?

Judo and MMA
Do you like MMA? Do you also like Judo? Then you should check this article and website all about how Judo guys do at MMA! Another unique find from the MMA Ninja.

Riggs vs Villasenor in March
The undercard for the Cung Le / Frank Shamrock event gets a little boost from Joe Riggs battling Joey Villasenor in the “Battle of the Joes”. It’ll be interesting to see if Riggs is really back and focused. Villasenor is a decent test, but if Riggs is prepared he shouldn’t have too much trouble.

The Crow gets another fight
Hardcore Championship Fighting is picking up the slack from the WCO debacle last weekend and has booked David L’Oiseau to fight Jason Day. Day surprised everyone by beating Jonathan Goulet a few months ago, so he’s definitely a dangerous opponent.

No UFC in Hawaii till 2009
Dana White got everyone all wet downstairs when he implied he wanted to bring the UFC to Hawaii and do an event in a huge stadium. Well, those ambitions will have to wait as Dana just said he’s not hitting up Hawaii till it’s got it’s regulations in place, which is July 1st.

Jon Fitch out another opponent
First Karo ducks him, and now Gono is injured. Who the hell is Jon Fitch going to fight now?

Bang Ludwig added to the big Feb Strikeforce show
Everyone’s buzzing so much about the March co-production between Strikeforce and EliteXC that people have forgotten about the excellent Strikeforce card being held in February. It’s got Bob Sapp, Maurice Smith, and now it’s got Duane “Bang” Ludwig too. Who they’re fighting, I have no idea. Hey, it’s only a month away. Who needs details like that???