("That pic looks so fake. What? It’s real?" *barfs*)
Say what you want about Corey Hill, but you can’t say he’s afraid of a challenge.
If you recall, he’s the guy who lied on his TUF 5 application, stating that he had a 4-0 professional MMA record, when he actually only had one pro and two amateur bouts under his belt.
He’s also the guy whose leg looked like it had been Photoshopped in real time to look like Plastic Man’s as it snapped like a matchstick when his low kick was checked by Dale Hartt at UFC: Fight for the Troops back in December of 2008.
Now Hill is going to test the work of his orthopaedic surgeon when he steps into the cage against former WEC lightweight champion and leg kick specialist "Razor" Rob McCullough at Tachi Fights 6: High Stakes at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California tonight.
The stakes will indeed be high for Hill, who will be seeing McCullough’s 18-6 record and will go all in with his own 4-3 tally. Sure this is MMA and anything can happen, but who were the matchmakers for this bout and what kind of commission gave it the green light?
Oh wait, it says here that the Tachi Palace is a Native owned and operated casino. Nevermind. That’s how SHINE’s lightweight tournament is actually happening.
My guess is that the UFC told Hill that he needed at least one quality win before he would be re-signed by them. If I was a betting man, I’d wager that he isn’t getting his ticket back to the Octagon punched by McCullough tonight.