Recently Fight Magazine launched a contest on their website where they choose an amateur or low-level pro fighter and send him off to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas for some personal training time with Shawn Tompkins (naturally the lucky winner will live in Shawn’s “fighter house” while he’s there, presumably playing a lot of Xbox with Chris Horodecki). They’ve narrowed it down to four finalists and are opening it up for a reader vote to choose the winner.
Looking at the video entries and the resumes, it seems like there’s one guy who could probably do the most with a week at Xtreme Couture, and it’s Drew Dober. Dude is 6-0 as a pro and is 20 years old, which only serves to remind us that a) our lives are wasting away, and b) this sport is going to change drastically when kids who have been doing MMA since they were fourteen begin to take over.
Dober’s youth and promise make him seem like the best choice. But if we’ve learned anything about the way the internet works, it’s that there is no justice to be found. Usually it’s just people screwing with each other and acting as a series of independently-operating agents of chaos, which is why we have a sneaking feeling that this guy might win:
Weird mustache? Check. Ability to make you feel kind of awkward just by talking? Check. Fish tank in the background? Major check.
We’re not saying it would be a travesty if this guy won, and we certainly respect his enthusiasm, but we also don’t think it will be the start of a storied career as a heavyweight for Wyatt Earp up there if he shows up at Xtreme Couture ready to spar with Ray Sefo.
That’s why we’re voting for Drew, who actually seems legit. We’ll also be paying close attention to how this pans out just so we know whether the internet can really be trusted to make important decisions in the future. If it can’t, we don’t even want to think about what that means for our investments in all those Nigerian diamond mines we keep getting emails about.