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Frankie Edgar denies that Gomi stuff

Last week there was a big shitstorm between Five Ounces and us here at Fightlinker. We said Takanori Gomi was never close to signing with the UFC and reports that Frankie Edgar had been given an agreement to fight him** were bullshit. 5ounces stuck by their story and called us ignorant no-nothings relying on bogus forum posts for sources. And while that statement is pretty much 100% accurate, it looks like we were right this time anyways!

We had the chance to speak with undefeated UFC Lightweight Frankie Edgar about the rumor regarding a possible bout with Takanori Gomi that fell through last week. Edgar told us, “there was rumors going around that he was my next opponent, I knew it wasn’t true because the UFC didn’t say anything to me and I didn’t think that he was signed to the UFC.” What was true was the fact that Edgar was willing to jump into the Octagon with Gomi though, “I told my manager Steve Rivera to inquire about Gomi to see if he is available for a fight, like I thought he wasn’t even signed to the UFC so nothing ever amassed.”

It looks like we all jumped the gun on this one, because now Gomi has signed with World Victory Road to fight on March 5th. Gomi is another PRIDE fighter that the UFC had in attendance but was unable to sign. The other fighter who the UFC has had in attendance and couldn’t sign was fellow Hayato “Mach” Sakurai.

Edgar went on to tell us that he wasn’t even sure if the talks between the UFC and Gomi were even close to being serious when he added, “I don’t even know if there were even ever talks with him [Takanori Gomi].”

I look at it like this: sources tell you all sorts of shit, and even if it’s a reliable source, they’re not always right. I have managed to be very wrong all by myself on many occasions, but I’ve also been right quite a bit too. The good news is that regardless of if we’re right or wrong, what we (bloggers) say shakes the palm tree that is MMA, and ripe coconuts of truth tend to fall out. I’ve never believed in the whole “gotta be right all the time” thing (which should be painfully obvious to any regular readers), because you rarely get the full ‘correct’ story until weeks or months afterwards. And if no one says anything in the first place, who knows if there’s even going to be a follow up?

I’m pretty much telling you guys here and now: I am most definitely going to say shit which is stupid and dumb and wrong. But every time I do get wrong, I will make sure you all know it.

**CORRECTION** Well, that didn’t take long. We just said that 5ounces claimed “Frankie Edgar had been given an agreement to fight” Gomi. The original claim was that Frankie “had been offered and accepted a potential bout vs. Gomi”. I’m not exactly sure how that’s too different, but apparently it is so there you go.

11 COMMENTS
  • Gaston says:

    It was quite surprising that you brought up how you vs mmagirls predictions turned out considering you didn´t hold back and your post had dissapered from the frontpage days before. I was waiting for the best moment to stick it in your face but you beat me to it. Not that it matters but it was pretty funny

  • Lifer says:

    “I’m pretty much telling you guys here and now: I am most definitely going to say shit which is stupid and dumb and wrong. But every time I do get wrong, I will make sure you all know it.”

    i never knew you were so anti-american.

  • Xavier says:

    Ironically, had Kevin Iole made the claim against you, you would have flamed him as a bullshit retard that can’t read and is dumb.

    End of the day, Craplan is just a lower-tier Iole. This is yet another illustration.

  • Both have come up with some pretty important news though, so no matter the personal opinions it seems like Randy Couture really likes Iole and Caplan is pretty connected as well.

  • Atom says:

    I was waiting for this post.. Thanks Ryan. It makes it even better than when I questioned Sam on his site, he STILL defended his source’s accuracy. Who really cares though, its not like you guys are reporting about which water is safe to drink.. its mma for gods sake.

    And Xavier, you’re wrong.. (deja vu) Sam isn’t that bad. He trains mma, reports good (mostly accurate) stuff, and hopefully will still have the stones to keep his word about a fight w/ our fearless leader.

  • Captain says:

    You know, I don’t like Heidi Montag that much cause she seems to pretty much be a vapid waste of space but I sure as hell want to see her naked.

  • Zane says:

    Not that Frankie Edgar would be made aware if they were in discussions with Gomi, the UFC brass is usually pretty secretive with that shit right? I hope Gray beats the shit out of him, I think Edgar is good but his fights can be boring, Edgar Vs. Fisher was not very exciting, I am a wrestler and it was some good technique just wish he could have thrown a lot more punches…

  • Captain says:

    I’m not worried about the Edgar/Maynard fight being boring. Unlike Fisher, I don’t think Maynard’s good enough to avoid being KO’d or sub’d, so I don’t expect this fight to go the distance.

  • kermit.01 says:

    By that logic I could call Big Nog and offer him a fight with Santa Clause, and with his grasp of english he might say yes.

    Tomorrow on 5oz it would say “Big Nog to square off with Santa”

    I mean so basically all you have to do is get a fighter to say he’d be willing to fight someone for it to be a possible match up?

  • I just don’t understand why Edgar is fighting Maynard, who while showing a lot of promise is pretty far from top of the pack when it comes to the lightweight ranks. They should be setting the top guys like Edgar, Griffin, etc up against other top guys to determin a LW pecking order for the title. Because honestly, after Sherk vs Penn, what’s next? It’s a clusterfuck for contendership right now, and matching Florian against Lauzon and Edgar vs Maynard isn’t helping things

  • Xavier says:

    “And Xavier, you’re wrong.. (deja vu) Sam isn’t that bad. He trains mma, reports good (mostly accurate) stuff, and hopefully will still have the stones to keep his word about a fight w/ our fearless leader.”

    You should join the circus, I’ve never seen someone type so well with cock in their mouth.

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