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I used to think that balance balls (also known as yoga balls, bitch balls, and homo gym equipment) weren’t much use for MMA. The only reason I liked em is because the girls at my local gym would always have their boobs hanging out whenever they were doing anything on them. So when Hywel Teague asked me to post a video on my blog relating to a balance ball, I was a bit hesitant. After all, I like Hywel, but his rack is nothing to write home about.

But then I actually took the time to watch the video and it blew my mind. I’m still in the thick of jiu-jitsu at the moment and I only recently started to gain balance when on top of guys. This looks like a great way to improve that and transitions.

I tried to do what Hywel Teague did with his balance ball and nearly put my foot through my television set. Which would have been bad, since it’s actually my ex-girlfriend’s television set. And although I would have probably pretended to be all like “That’s what you get, I was so angry I kicked your TV in”, I’m not really hardcore like that and I would have felt kinda bad about it.

I hate the fact that stupid dipshit outlets like the Sun get to do Q&A with Dana White. I hate it because they never ask the right questions. Even when they let their readers ask the questions, they still don’t ask the same questions. I understand it … I get that us hardcore people represent like 1% of the population and we’re not the ones buying stupid gem-encrusted UFC shirts or TUF necklaces. But come on. Throw us a freaking bone.

(Just as a side note, Steve Cofield has asked people to send him some hard questions for Dana White which he’ll toss either during an interview or at a press conference. So go send him your curveballs.)

The only good question asked by a Sun reader was regarding M1 allowing Fedor to fight in the UFC, and Dana White dodged it.

Dana, why did you turn down M1’s offer to let Fedor fight Randy in the UFC? Is there any chance Randy Couture will face Fedor in a UFC show, and if not, will we ever see ‘The Natural’ compete in the Octagon again? – Steve, Liverpool

White: “I tried to make that fight for months but I’m not getting into some b***s*** posturing. Fedor isn’t a real fighter, he’s a complete joke.He’s fighting middleweights and guys who have absolutely no business fighting – and he’s looking like s*** doing it. It’s 2008 and he hasn’t had a real fight since 2005. I don’t care about what he did in PRIDE years ago – he can’t live with anyone in the top five in the UFC and that’s why he’s not here.

“He’s not in the UFC because if he was he couldn’t avoid real competition like he’s been doing for years now. And Randy Couture knows all of that, believe me. Let me tell you – Chuck Liddell knocked Randy Couture out – out cold – twice and that’s why Randy retired. Chuck ended his career as a top light heavyweight and that’s why he retired. Then after being done and gone for a year he calls me on my cell phone saying “Dana, I want to come back as a heavyweight and fight Tim Sylvia – can you make it happen? We make that happen, we give Randy Couture that huge opportunity and now Randy Couture is refusing to give a fighter like Antonio Nogueira that exact same opportunity he was given.

I don’t know why Dana even dodged the question. He could easily say that it makes zero business sense to team up with the competition and support some insane boxing style form of promoting. I’d love to hear his real thoughts and some facts on the proposed M1 co-promotion rather than the sound bytes he’s throwing to try and discredit Fedor. Those are so 2007, ya know?

The video says “Hit Me”, which is exactly what I’d like to do to Sean Sherk. I’d like to punch him right in the lip, perhaps on the side that doesn’t have a huge herpes sore on it. Sherk does his standard asshole talking points which make me want to gouge his eyes out Rutger Hauer/Bladerunner style. First he claims he proved he was innocent (false), then he says he’s still the champion (douche). Goddamn I can’t wait to see BJ Penn clean this guy’s clock.

It’s funny … I never actually thought the guy knowingly took steroids but at this point I’ve lost all sympathy for him with the way he’s acted throughout this whole ordeal. If he wants to maintain his innocence, then good for him. There’s 1001 ways of doing that without coming off like a total cock. I don’t know how many ways there are to be a cock about it, but Sherk sure is trying to find out.


In case you didn’t notice, Chuck’s wearing a “Dana White for President” shirt. Coming soon: “Impeach Dana White” shirts. Also note the guy next to Chuck holding that girl like he’s about to break her neck. Putting your girlfriend in chokeholds is charming. Also note that Chuck is always bringing the same girl out to all the functions. But that doesn’t stop him from bringing her plus 2 others home with him. And that’s why he’s THE MAN.

Goddamn it’s a slow news day. My bet is the majority of people normally blogging are busy scalping UFC83 tickets (fuck you all to death and I piss on your graves). So in the meantime I’m gonna talk about something I normally don’t : The Ultimate Fighter. We have a bit of a love hate relationship with TUF here … I’m trash and I love it (well, I love to hate it), but our readers are generally educated and don’t give a shit about it. But I can’t help myself!

News came out last week that the UFC had doubled the number of contestants and would be cutting half of them before the house. I seem to remember someone suggesting that….

-They should bring 30 guys in and cut 14 of them
The initial workouts where coaches test out the fighters is cool, but imagine how much cooler it would be if half the fighters there were gonna get cut? You’d see fighters pushing themselves twice as hard, emotions flaring, people stressing. In short: good reality television. Again, The Ultimate Fighter is passing up tons of excellent drama by not having an axe over the heads of everyone who’s made the initial cut. Line up the fighters at the end of the training and have the coaches call their fighters one by one. The guys who don’t get called go home. What better way to have the biggest collective TUF cry in the history of the series?

Note however that I’m not bringing this up in a lame-ass ‘UFC stealing my ideas’ kinda way. I stole my ideas off of America’s Top Model (respect), and I don’t doubt that UFC and Spike brass spent a week or two locked in a basement with cheetos and orange Crush watching 1000 reality shows for new ideas too. That being said, I went back and re-read my old posts about how to fix the Ultimate Fighter, and the ideas were surprisingly sound. Check em out:

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