My parents just don’t get me, dude.
I usually have no problems using the phrase “match-maker extraordinaire” in the same breath as the name “Joe Silva,” but I gotta say this matchup leaves me, ummm…less than excited.
Einemo, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, is a 35-year-old Norwegian who won the 2003 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. He’s fought in Shooto and PRIDE and owns six first-round stoppage victories (five via submission) in six career victories. His only loss came via decision to Fabricio Werdum at PRIDE 31.
Einemo hasn’t fought professionally in four-and-a-half years.
Is this a case of every other relatively top-tier heavyweight in the UFC being tied up fighting someone else or the UFC giving Carwin a nice, easy rebound after nearly a year out of the game and a loss to Brock Lesnar? Probably a little bit of both, as Pat Barry and “Cup” Cheick Kongo are set to battle it out at “UFC On Versus 4,” Stefan Struve is set to look all hilarious and skinny against Travis Browne at UFC 130, and Frank Mir is…I actually have no idea what Frank Mir is up to, but there’s not much reason to think a rematch with Carwin would end any differently for Frank than their first fight.
With Disco Lesnar and Junior dos Santos also busy getting their manufactured drama on before fighting in June, there just aren’t too many high-end booking options for “The Engineer” at this point. Oh, well. At least we’ll probably get to see Carwin turn some hapless bastard’s frontal lobes into tapioca pudding, which is always good fun. To be fair, Einemo is an ADCC champion who holds a ” target=”_blank”>grappling win over some guy named Roger Gracie, so the dude clearly has some chops. However, as we’ve seen time and time again, ADCC credentials can sort of fly out the window when you’re fighting a guy with good TDD and fucking bricks for hands.