The real reason for Lance Evans pulling out of tonight’s TKO event in Montreal might not be as interesting as our spam crotch theory, but it’s interesting none the less. This news comes out of Jon Koppenhaver’s War Machine’s myspace blog – which I’m starting to think may be a competitor with Fightlinker for most obnoxious MMA blog on the web. Here’s his tale of Lance Evans quitting at an event last weekend and Rashad Evans being a douche:
So a New Mexico based show called my gym last Thursday talking about they need someone to fight Rashad’s brother at 205 in TWO days. Our boy Frank Lester, who fights at 185, is out of shape, but says he’ll do it cuz he’s broke as a joke…lol Soooo the next morning he’s on a plane to NM. He weighs in at 192 to fight a bigger, stronger, in shape, light heavyweight.
Fight day comes and Frank’s super nervous…he’s knows he’s not well prepared, knows he’s smaller, knows he was brought there to lose, and to top it all off he’s a fan of Rashad Evans and it’s a bit intimidating to have him in the opposing corner.
Anyway the fight kicks off and within the first minute Frank gets dropped and grounded and pounded…some how he manages to survive and starts to turn the tide a bit. The first round ends and in the corner Wade tells him to just go out there and go for it….swing for the fences.
Round two starts and Frank comes out aggressive, he stops Evans’ shots and ends up dropping him with a knee and as he is getting up pins him against the fans and bashed him with punches until Evans’ VERBALLY QUIT!!
So Frank is super happy and backstage he goes up to Evans and says good job/good fight and Evans says the same. Then Frank walks up to Rashad and tells him its an honor to meet him and tries to shake his hand….Rashad looked him up and down….made a stupid lil noise with his mouth….turned around and walked away.
Now I’d just like to point out that there’s nothing wrong with verbally submitting in MMA. Many people have had to tap to strikes … it ain’t no big thang. But when you’ve had three fights and in one you’ve quit, the second you quit, and the third you cancelled, you may gain something of a reputation. So how about we just stick with spam crotch as the reason Lance couldn’t make it to Montreal.