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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

'UFC On FOX 7' Officially Gets A Main Event, And I Couldn't Be Happier

Word out of the UFC, is that on Saturday, April 20, Gilbert Melendez (former Strikeforce Lightweight champ) gets his chance at Benson Henderson's UFC Lightweight crown, and a shot at avenging Nate Diaz' last loss.

Henderson and Melendez are both excellent fighters, but that has nothing to do with why I'm extremely stoked.

Truth be told, I've never been a big fan of Melendez, and if you think what Henderson did to Diaz was bad, wait until you see what happens to 'El Niño.'

Pot, Meet Kettle

UFC Women's Bantamweight titlist Ronda Rousey (who "earned" her championship status, in part, by being a hot blonde and fawning over an ugly, fat, bald man who just happened to have her future, and maybe other things, in his hands) recently told Las Vegas Review-Journal's Doug Elfman that, if Georges St-Pierre "wasn't really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown."

Nothing against Elfman, but if you (unlike me) feel the need to hear anything more from the lips of Rousey, here's where you can check out the remainder of his column.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Prelims: Live on spike.com @ 8 PM ET
Televised: Spike TV @ 10 PM ET
Lineup subject to change

* Dave Vitkay vs. ??? - middleweights

* Maiquel Falcao vs. Alexander Shlemenko - Middleweight title
* Stephen Upchurch vs. ??? - featherweight tourney?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"The Beast" Officially Retires From Active MMA Competition

Dan Severn, the ever-versatile and ever-successful amateur wrestler, pro wrestler, and mixed-martial-artist, has said he will no longer compete in the latter, closing the door on a chapter of his life which spans nearly twenty-years.

Severn, who earlier in the year had stopped competing as an amateur wrestler, debuted in the UFC on December 16, 1994 (back in the tournament days of UFC 4), and immediately made a name for himself by quickly finishing his first two opponents and putting quite a scare into legendary Royce Gracie before falling to him in what was then the longest fight in MMA history (fifteen-minutes-forty-nine-seconds).

Severn, 54, had spent the holiday season reflecting on one-hundred-one wins in one-hundred-twenty-seven fights (including a final victory on April 28, 2012), and after recently failing to get a career-closing rematch (and hopefully win) against either Gracie, Mark Coleman, or Ken Shamrock (all three hold victories over him), decided he had nothing left to accomplish and was done.

Severn has also said that this year will be his last as an active pro wrestler, but as he has with amateur wrestling, he expects to still be involved in behind-the-scenes roles (trainer/spokesperson/etc.) in all three sports.

"The Beast," already in the UFC's Hall Of Fame, is one of the few mixed-martial-artists I'd consider a no-brainer for a true HOF. I thank him and wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors. You can keep up with him via his official website.

Happy New Year!

Well, 2013 is here, and, if you're reading this, you either safely and soundly made it through last night's celebrations, or you're a really brave trooper.

Either way, I thank you. ;-)