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Luke Thomas bitchslaps Chuck Norris

If it’s true that behind Chuck Norris’ beard is another fist, then behind Luke Thomas’ ratty goat there is an even grouchier Luke Thomas who likes to stick it to The Man. Check out Luke’s latest tirade against Chuck’s World Combat League:

I cannot tell you how sorry the WCL is, not only for being outright adversarial with the UFC but for also putting on a very sub-par product.

What’s interesting is that a representative from the WCL contacted me and asked that I pass on info to you – the readers of the site – about upcoming WCL events. Yet, directly in the press release they gave me was more of their anti-MMA talking points, most notably, “Knock outs, not tap outs.” Just as I told that rep then I will tell you now: I will never – NEVER – support Chuck Norris or the WCL until this “us vs. them” positioning is gone. Period.

What makes this worse is that Norris is a black belt in BJJ under the Machado brothers. For him to insult their contribution by adopting the redneck view that ground action is boring should be enough to hang his head in shame, to say nothing of his Mike Huckabee endorsement (evolution anyone?).

So please, if anyone from the WCL is reading this, do yourselves a favor and do not contact me. If you do, I will not only ignore all of your requests to help your league, I will openly encourage this site’s readers to boycott anything and everything to do with the WCL.

I’m glad Luke is writing shit like this because I was getting tired of having to be the holier-than-thou blogger guy. I’m much happier being the glue sniffing blogger who likes the sniff glue. The more glue I sniff, the better the World Combat League gets. I dunno about Mike Huckabee though. I think I’d have to make some kind of hardcore turpentine / gasoline cocktail to get that dumb.

23 COMMENTS
  • Accomando says:

    “… I will openly encourage this site’s readers to boycott anything and everything to do with the WCL….”

    Psycho…..

    I mean, like the WCL didn’t have a shitty enough time, not they got some firebrand trying to take them down. Be warned, its not safe to fuck with Norris.

  • Lifer says:

    will TapouT be endorsing this? hohoho.

  • “Psycho…..

    I mean, like the WCL didn’t have a shitty enough time, not they got some firebrand trying to take them down. Be warned, its not safe to fuck with Norris.”

    I’m not trying to “take them down”. I just don’t really care about them. What irks me is that they asked for my support and in the same press release bashed MMA. Any fan of MMA in good conscience can’t support adversarial marketing like that. I am perfectly willing to give them another shot if they drop the antics.

  • Accomando says:

    “…What irks me is that they asked for my support and in the same press release bashed MMA…”

    Admittedly, bad move on their part.

  • Damn lazy publicists. Not even willing to target different audiences with different tactics. Maybe they ought to realize that a whole bunch of people kinda sorta like mixed martial arts

  • Lifer says:

    maybe tapping out is only acceptable when listening to pink floyd with seizure-inducing light displays? i’d like to hear a comment from Chuck.

  • Omomatta says:

    I’d be careful throwing his name around guys. Next thing you know, you walk around the corner and BLAM! roundhouse kick, beardfist, beardfist, arm bar. I’ve seen it a million times.

    I get a kick out of watching that shit on versus. Some of those guys get KTFO.

  • Atom says:

    Really? KTFO? I’ve watched parts of 3 different matches, and none of them were entertaining, or even close to being decisive wins for either fighter.

  • Omomatta says:

    I’ve seen a bunch of knockouts.

  • RoB says:

    I take it Fightlinker didnt make the publicists list

  • Swedish guy says:

    Huckabee är ett riktigt jävla RÖVHÅL.

    translation:
    Huckabee is a real fucking asshole.

  • fightfan says:

    Yeah but it is okay to bash RIO HEROES…..until they give you some loot, then you take it and shut up and pu tup banners on your website.

    I guess Chuck Norris has to offer up some cash to change the mind of some people.

    Or Beware Chuck Norris this Luke chcaracter will banish you and your company into hell and encourage his “peoples” to boycott anything related.

    Hilarious

  • fightfan says:

    ALSO……

    I guess it is okay that ONLY promotions you like can bash one another and not get “boycotted”

    Gary Shaw – Dana White back and forth with the bashing, but add the tiny, barely seen with the naked eye WCL and forget it. They(WCL) are garbage for bashing another combat organization, etc, etc, blah blah blah

  • Atom says:

    Its the difference betwen ‘bashing’ a company and its employees vs. bashing the sport as a whole.

  • “Yeah but it is okay to bash RIO HEROES…..until they give you some loot, then you take it and shut up and pu tup banners on your website.

    I guess Chuck Norris has to offer up some cash to change the mind of some people.”

    Are you out of your mind? I have NEVER once put a Rio Heroes ad or banner on my site. I have NEVER accepted a penny from them and I have REPEATEDLY criticized their product.

    Do you research before mouthing off at all?

  • Luke says THE TRUTH. He’s been pretty hardcore about the whole “Rio Heroes is a fucking abomination” thing

  • Accomando says:

    Yeah, Thomas even went balls out on Caplan for the Rio’s shit; it was awesome, and they still hate each other over it.

  • Actually I think that last thing about them hating eachother was a rumor I started:

    http://www.fightlinker.com/blog/?p=1125

    Man, looking back sometimes I’m shocked at what a tool I am :-p

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    WCL blows. It’s point-sparring amateurish garbage. Apparently the WCL guys wear shin pads underneath their pads. What the hell is that? Since when do professional fighters have gear like that in a competitive fight? The league is obviously biased in favor of TMA guys if you look at the rules and watch it in action. Chuck Norris has no right to bash the UFC when he puts out this shitty product.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Combat_League#Rules
    Ring
    The no-rope ring (sometimes referred by fans as “the pit”) is a circle which is 27 feet in diameter, of which the inner 24 feet is colored blue. The next 3 feet is yellow, which is the caution area. When the fighter gets to the yellow area, he knows he’s getting close to stepping out-of-bounds. The last edge of the ring is the red zone, which features a 30-degree upward angle. So when a fighter steps on the red area, he’s stepping up slightly so he knows he’s out-of-bounds. He has to fight his way back into the fighting area; if he stays in the red zone, the referee will call a foul and he’ll lose a point.

    Time
    Each match is two rounds in duration, with each round lasting three minutes. After the fighters complete their first round, the next two fighters begin their first round. After each set of fighters has completed his or her first round, then halftime is called before the first set of fighters begin their second round. This gives each fighter about 20 minutes between rounds so he or she can fight full speed for the entire time allotted.

    If the fighter is unable to compete in the second round (i.e. due to a KO or injury), then a pre-selected alternate will fight in his or her place.

    Attire
    All competitors must fight in approved team pants, with gloves and shinguards. No boots or shoes are allowed as of the 2007 season, though fighters originally wore boots.

    Allowed Techniques
    * Punching – Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut, and Spinning Backfist. No elbows or forearms allowed.
    * Kicking – Front-Kicks, Roundhouse Kicks, Side Kicks, Back Kicks, Hook Kicks, Wheel Kicks, Spinning Kicks.
    * Kneeing – Front and Roundhouse.

    Fouls
    * No Throws
    * No Takedowns
    * No Holding – Grabbing the opponent’s body in an effort to stop them from attacking or countering. However, fighters may grab to immediately throw a knee. (i.e. they may not clinch and jockey for knee strike position.)
    * No Clinching
    * No Low Kicks – Leg kicks are allowed to the support leg as well as the lead leg, but must be at least three inches above the knee.
    * No Stalling – Intentionally delaying the action of a contest in any way.
    * No Passivity – Retreating or circling without striking – or fighting only when the opponent attacks.

    Starting the Team Contest
    Both teams will enter the ring and stand with each team member facing their opponent. The referee will administer the pre-fight instructions and execute the “coin toss”. The coach of the team who wins the coin toss is allowed to select which fighter will start the contest. If for example, the coach chooses his middleweight, then he and the opposing team’s middleweight will stay in the ring for a match while the remaining fighters retire to the “fighter’s pen” (a warm-up area close to the ring).

    Judging Criteria
    Each match within the team contest only lasts for three minutes, so each fighter is encouraged to fight constantly in order to earn as many points for their team as possible. Three judges score each fight based on knockdowns, extent of damage inflicted, and the volume of clean-scoring strikes landed. Each judge will award five points to the fighter they see as superior, and four or less points to the opponent. The judges points are combined at the end of each fight (15 points maximum, not counting penalties), and are then added to the teams overall total from the previous fights. The team with the most points at the end of the second half wins.

    Match Conduct
    The referee has the right to stop the fighters if a fighter cannot defend himself intelligently, the fights goes out-of-bounds (the red zone), a fighter is downed, or the opponents are holding. Fighters are expected to follow the referees instructions at all times or be disqualified, which results in the maximum points being awarded to the winner (same as a KO).

    Match Outcome
    At the end of each fight the judge’s scores will be announced, and added to the total points awarded from the previous fights. Referee awarded penalty points are added to the cumulative score when they occur.

  • operator says:

    Imagine if they bad mouthed elbows wholey fuck.

  • Accomando says:

    “…I think that last thing about them hating eachother was a rumor I started:…”

    Oh, I know it was a rumor you started, I was just trying to keep it going. Caplan and Luke even had to post numerous times about how they were friends to dispell the rumor, it was great.

    “…looking back sometimes I’m shocked at what a tool I am…”

    Yes, a tool for hilarity. It’s amazing anyone even still links to you. You were really bad there for a while. Calling out Caplan to fight, that nate guy in a bet over guida/huerta, fun times!

  • kentyman says:

    Those were good times…

  • hey … hey guys.

    I’m still a jerk.

    for reals

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