Sorry to shit on your whole “bookings” podcast, bossmen, but This. Just. Happened:
UFC President Dana White announced today that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and number one contender Junior dos Santos will match wits as the coaches of season 13 of the hit Spike TV reality series.
Following the season, which begins filming this month and begins airing on March 30, Lesnar and dos Santos will then match fists in the Octagon later in 2011.
So, let’s see: Brock never wants to fight again, Brock never wants to fight for a title again (for the record, it appears this bout will not be a five round interim title match, but it’s sure as hell the shortest path between Lesnar and a title fight), Brock doesn’t want to take tough fights – months of Schaudenfreude-laden kvetching (or, if you prefer, pointless putrid prolific pussified premature pontification) laid to waste by a single conference call.
Piece of advice to the rest of the blogosphere: know… something before you start calling a guy a bully with no heart, or writing off a 5-2 fighter with four wins against elite-level competition as “done”. Or, you know, keep doing that – I can always use the material and personal satisfaction of not carrying around a shovel so I can bury people when they stumble.