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James Irvin gets the call

Below is a transcript of the call between UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and James Irvin, courtesy of jackal Pauli:

Joe: “Hey, yo, James, you there?”

James: “Yeah, what’s up?”

Joe: “What are you doing on the 19th of July?”

James: “Well, i was planning on doing some rehab for a random freak fireworks related injury I’m figuring will happen on the 4th… why?”

Joe: “We were wondering if you’d take a fight that night. It’d mean a lot to us.”

James: “I guess I could be ready in time… who did you want me to fight?”

Joe: “Silva.”

James: “A rematch with Thiago? That’s cool, I guess.”

Joe: “No, not that Silva.”

James: “You want me to fight Wanderlei? Wow. That’d be pretty major, but yeah, I think I could take him. Doesn’t he have parkinson’s?”

Joe: “No, not Wandy.”

James: “Then… what Silva did you have in mind? I can’t fight you, Joe, and there’s no Silvas that i know of left at 205.”

Joe: “Anderson.”

James: “…”

Joe: “James? You there?”

James: “Reserve my ambulance.”

  • KhrisKiller says:


  • Eric says:

    you left the part out where he electrocutes himself hanging up the phone…poor guy

  • andres says:

    you know i love silva but uhh

    hes just human and irvin hits HARD!
    so i wouldnt be surprised irivin won

  • Nachtfalter says:

    Funny shit, guys… I loved it. And with all due respect to James Irvin, Anderson will completely and utterly destroy him. If Jake calls Silva “A-Bomb” you might as well call Irvin Hiroshima… and if this wasn’t Fightlinker I’d be apologizing to all the Japanese people that line would certainly insult. But it is Fightlinker. So fuck that.

  • Lifer says:

    Nippon never forgets.

  • Jemaleddin says:

    @andres: Hitting hard doesn’t help against an elusive and technical striker like A.Silva. Hitting him at all will be difficult with that long-ass physique, and Avoiding his strikes is going to take up a lot more of your concentration.

    That’s not to say he’s unbeatable: anybody can take a bad shot and get knocked out. It’s just terribly unlikely.

  • Throwback says:

    I really hope Irvin beats his ass

  • godzillad says:

    Silva won’t be hurt from losing at 205, Irvin can gun jack him and become a massive star.

  • douche bag says:

    blah blah blah elusive blah blah technical blah blah Silva’s the best blaaaaahhhhhhh

  • chuck says:

    this could turn out to be such a crazy upset.. its anderson’s fight to lose and irvins got a punchers chance

  • Spork says:

    Call me slow but until about the parkinson’s line I thought it was the real conversation, lulz

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  • SomeGuy says:

    Almost too funny.

  • Fatal Error says:

    When I first heard this news I was psyched. After reading this, I feel sorry for Irvin’s family. Anyone know how many children he will be leaving behind?

  • cyrus says:

    I’m calling Irvin for the win. That dude just ain’t no joke. He doesn’t always bring it, but when he brings it – (cliche remark).