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May, 2009

Gambling Addiction Enabler: UFC 98

Rashad Evans
(Oh man, when Frank Mir hears Rashad launch into that joke about the two old nuns who stumble into the nudist colony, he simply can’t help himself.  No matter how many times he hears it, Evans’ delivery cracks him up every time.)

Sup, MMA fans.  It’s been a while since the old Gambling Addiction Enabler rapped at you, so you might be wondering what he’s been up to.  You know, the usual crap.  Hanging out at the dog tracks, selling plasma and/or sperm, pawning stuff, getting into arguments with the old lady, driving her to the pawn shop so she can buy back her stuff.  Nothing special, in other words.  But now UFC 98 is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to take a look at the lines and compulsively wager money over the internet.  God, it’s good to be alive some days.

Odds come to us from BestFightOdds.com:

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Anthony Johnson Pulls Out of TUF 9 Finale With Injured Knee

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(Photo courtesy of about.com.)

Bummer of the day, you guys: The welterweight scrap between Anthony Johnson and Matt Brown — which was scheduled to lead off the televised card of the TUF 9 finale (June 20th, Las Vegas) — won’t be happening. The following message was recently posted on Rumble’s Myspace Page

NOT DOING WELL IM SORRY TO EVERY1 MY KNEE GOT JACKED UP TRAINING FOR MY FIGHT. NOT THE BEST OF TIMES BUT ILL MAKE IT AND COME BACK STRONGER. I ALWAYS DO!!!
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Must See: Genghis Con’s Rashad Evans Profile + Bob Sapp’s Exercise Video


(Props: Genghis Con)

In advance of Rashad Evans‘s title fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 98, our man Genghis has put together this short profile video, covering Sugar’s greatest moments in the UFC. The subtle gunshot sound when Evans KOs Chuck Liddell is a great little touch. We’ve heard a lot from the Machida fans lately — anybody think Rashad goes home with his belt on Saturday?

After the jump, things get a little weird…

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Hey Time Warner Customers, You May Be Losing Your HDNet


(Just think, if you lose HDNet now you might miss Bob Sapp vs. Kinnikuman II: The Reckoning.  If you let that happen you’ll just hate yourself.)

Time Warner Cable is renowned on much of the East Coast for spotty internet service, not showing up for scheduled installation appointments, and generally not giving a shit, so it should come as little surprise that they’re threatening to screw their MMA-loving customers by dropping HDNet at the end of the month.  Before you freak out and get a satellite dish, you should know that this isn’t the first time that they’ve talked about going HDNet-less.  It’s just the first time they’ve sounded really serious about it.  Now here’s where you come in, voice of the people.

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Video Hilarity: Brock Lesnar Lives to Hunt, Anderson Silva Is A Talented Mimic


(Props: Card on the UG)

The good thing about hiring a former WWE wrestler like Brock Lesnar to do a commercial is that he has absolutely no problem completely marking out for your product.  Watching this video of Lesnar pumping iron, stalking through the woods with a rifle, and perhaps murdering a training partner who looks suspiciously like the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy’s Chris Tuchscherer, one can’t help but imagine the interplay between Lesnar and the director of this Fusion Ammo commercial.  

‘Okay Brock, that was good.  Let’s try it again and this time, after you cold-clock the guy, look at the camera and really make us feel the ‘Yeeeeaaaah!’ at the end.  I’m telling you, man, it’s all about that ‘Yeah.’  That’s what’s going to sell this goddamn ammo.’

After the jump, Anderson Silva offers the sincerest form of flattery to some of his contemporaries.

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Mirko Cro Cop Announces His UFC Return; Will Fight Al-Turk Next

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(Mirko celebrates his 2002 K-1 victory over King Hippo.)

Holy crap! It seems that scoring wins over Tatsuya Mizuno and Hong Man Choi — and getting his nuts kicked in by Alistair Overeem — was enough to earn Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic an invite back to the UFC; the Croatian legend ended his first Octagon run in early 2008 after becoming the biggest bust in UFC history. Here’s the word directly from Cro Cop’s MMA-ID blog:

Back in UFC!
So we have some big news! I decided to fight in the UFC again, because of the stronger competition in the heavyweight division. My next opponent will be Mustapha Al-Turk. I didn’t do well in my first three appearances – I wasn’t myself. By returning to the cage I want to prove that I can still fight at highest level, no matter when or where.
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Dana White Invades New York for ‘UFC Undisputed’ Media Push

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(Don’t you mean, "Just landed in nyc, *pussies*"? Image courtesy of twitter.com/danawhiteblog.)

With UFC 2009 Undisputed set for release tomorrow, Dana White has come to the Big Apple to hawk his wares. First on the agenda: White and THQ’s President/CEO Brian Farrell are scheduled to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ. Their appearance will take place tomorrow between 3:45-4:00 p.m. ET, and can be seen at this link on nasdaq.com. (Thanks to FiveOunces for the tip.) Trading’s over, fuckers.

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Video: BJ Penn Says He’s Done Fighting in Nevada

In B.J. Penn’s latest video blog he answers some fan mail and discusses his ongoing case against Georges St. Pierre that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has basically decided to hear, but do absolutely nothing in response to.  Penn seems to be blaming the NSAC’s Keith Kizer, saying he “can’t be trusted” and insisting that he has “no interest in fighting in Nevada or Las Vegas ever again.”

Just to clarify, that’s the UFC’s home base that he’s talking about – the city where the majority of their events are held.  And here the UFC lightweight champ says he doesn’t want to fight there ever again because the commission is made up of a bunch of shady ne’er-do-wells.  This could be a problem.

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Wanderlei Silva Wants to Make This UFC 99 Fight a Little More Interesting

Wanderlei Silva
(‘You put mouth and money in same place, yes?’)

Either Wanderlei Silva desperately wants to hurt former friend/current bitter rival Anderson Silva any way he can, or else he’s really regretting that adjustable rate mortgage he agreed to, because “The Axe Murderer” is now trying to convince the UFC middleweight champ to put a little money down on his boy Rich Franklin at UFC 99.  And by a little money, we mean roughly the median annual household income in the United States.  

“If Anderson believes in Franklin so much, bet $50,000 and let’s see who takes the money,” Wanderlei told Fighters Only recently.  This sounds like a great idea.  We only hope Anderson Silva thinks so.

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Kimbo Slice Planning to Re-Emerge as a Pro Boxer

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(Kimbo poses with five of the college students he tutors. Photo courtesy of sobehot.com.)

As you’ve surely noticed, Kimbo Slice has been laying low since his embarassing loss to Seth Petruzelli at EliteXC: Heat. And though he would have been an excellent addition to DREAM’s Super Hulk Tournament, Kimbo’s days as an MMA fighter might be over for good. Last week, MMA Fanhouse reported that the YouTube-brawler-turned-MMA-sideshow is no longer contractually tied to Strikeforce, and now the Sun Sentinel is passing along this bit of news about Slice’s athletic future:

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