Happy Friday everyone!
Ok, this is probably going to be the last time I mention this, mainly because I hate beating a dead horse, but I saw this online and giggled a little:
That’s all for today folks- have a great weekend!
And only one of them I’m actually surprised about.
According to Bloody Elbow, “Anderson Silva has failed a pre-fight drug screening for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone” and later it was also revealed that he may have tested positive for another PED, Androsterone. Nick Diaz also tested positive for drugs as well post fight- marijuana.
A pot user tests positive for pot? Whaaaaaaaat.
Seriously though, I really am surprised about Silva and his pre-fight drug test- and to be honest, disappointed. I imagine the pressure to perform has to be tremendous, so I get that, but just how far can the benefits of using a banned substance outweigh the risk of getting caught?
Let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!
And here I thought steroids and weed were our biggest concerns when it came to MMA fighters (for the most part, anyway).
I really don’t know much about the circumstances, but I would be interested to hear Jones’ side of the story, and at what point he may the conscious decision to use cocaine. Basically, I want an explanation as to what the hell he was thinking. He has made a statement that he apologizes to everyone- friends, family, fiancée and their children, and has agreed to go to a drug treatment facility, but I’m still a little shocked by this news.
Check out the article on ESPN and let me know what you think. Otherwise, have a great day everyone! And don’t do drugs. Please.
Anyone else watch UFC 182 on Saturday night. The main fight on the card was Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier. Cormier lost by judge’s decision, but that wasn’t the most memorable part of the night. Unfortunately, the most memorable part of the match up didn’t even take place inside of the ring: rather all the smack talking that happened beforehand, and this classy move pulled by Jones after the match:
While I understand that neither side is without fault, and I don’t expect much in terms of courtesy from UFC fighters (not to mention in the realm of obscene gestures, this is actually pretty mild), I do feel this is a bit much. Dislike someone all you want, but at least give them some respect, if nothing else for the fact that they are willing to get into the ring with you to duke it out for a couple of rounds.
What did you all think, if you happened to watch the fight? Totally justified, or uncalled for?
Let me know- otherwise, have a great day everyone!
Apparently UFC has joined up with Reebok (surprise, they still exist!) for a mutually beneficial relationship: Reebok will pump money into the organization- presumably to the benefit of the fighters- and in return fighters will wear more standardized uniforms in competition.
But… Other than Metamoris, where else will I be able to see Josh Barnett in a speedo?
On the one hand, if it benefits the fighters and helps avoid potential wardrobe malfunctions that have happened in the ring before (remember the guy who basically just wore underwear?), then I’m all for it. Some fighters have voiced their approval of the decision, saying it takes the burden of chasing down sponsorship money off of them, and helps to legitimie the sport. Other fighters however have an issue with this partnership, citing that it means the death of sponsorship money from smaller companies, or just are balking at the idea of uniforms, including (surprise, surprise) one of the Diaz brothers (at this point I feel like they are just caricatures of people, not actual human beings anymore).
We’ll see how the deal plays out, I guess. What do you guys think? An awesome development for the sport, or a detriment? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!
Did anyone see this past weekend’s UFC? If so, then you know exactly what I’m about to talk about.
First, let’s go over exactly what cauliflower ear is, just in case anyone isn’t sure (courtesy of Wikipedia, of course):
“Cauliflower ear… is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear suffers a blow, blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower.”
Basically, when the ear receives enough trauma, the skin on the ear will separate from the cartilage and fluid will fill the space. Eventually that fluid hardens into scar tissue and that’s how you get cauliflower ear.
For a number of people this is seen as a badge of honor, if you will, and refuse to drain the fluid that builds in the ear. For those folks, hopefully this is your “scared straight” moment:
Yup, that’s right: this girl was struck in the ear with enough force that her cauliflower ear exploded.
The officials thankfully stopped the match, but really, ew.
I’m posting the video below of the moment (obviously NSFW, unless your superiors are cool with exploding ears):
In short, drain your ears kids- you may think it looks cool now but even if someone isn’t punching at them, cauliflower ear can lead to more complications down the road.
This past weekend Ribeiro black belt and Metamoris 5 competitor Raphael Lovato Jr. had his debut MMA fight and won via arm triangle!
I don’t know if you guys watched this past weekend’s UFC, but personally I feel bad for UFC fighter Tim Kennedy.
Just a quick, poorly worded recap: Kennedy pretty much knocked out his opponent, Yoel Romero right as round ended. Romero sat down on a stool and actually refused to get up for an additional 30 seconds. If you were Kennedy, wouldn’t that give you the impression that you had it in the bag, the fight was pretty much yours?
Wrong, my friend. Romero finally got of the stool (after the ref basically threw his corner man out) and ended up beating Kennedy.
Dude, that sucks.
Apparently Kennedy and Romero also had an (verbal) altercation after the match, but really what can you do? The damage had already been done.
Still, I feel bad for Kennedy: that was a complete surprise that just sucked for him in the end.
Anyone else watch the fights this weekend? What did you think of the match? There were some other pretty interesting matches; let me know what you thought about them-otherwise, have a great day everyone!
Hey guys, I’m running around today, but I believe Georgette shared this article on Facebook- about how MMA culture can be potentially dangerous for women. Check it out and let me know what you think: otherwise, have a great day everyone!
So recently Rhonda Rousey said she could beat any female in Bjj, and some female bjj champs had a couple of comments in response.
Check out Bloody Elbow and what other bjj black belt women champs have to say about rousey’s comment.
Personally, I think it was just something she said to drum up interest in her upcoming fight, to keep people talking about her. And as you can see, it’s working.
Let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day!