Okay, I know it’s too early to do a Gambling Addiction Enabler on Strikeforce’s "Fedor vs. Werdum" show (June 26, San Jose), but I just had to pass along the squashtastic betting lines that have been released for the top four fights on the card. Check it out:
Let me try to put this in perspective. According to BetUs.com, if you place a $100 parlay bet on all four of the underdogs listed above, and they all somehow manage to win their fights, you would walk away with a profit of $89,150. A more modest $20 parlay bet would net you $17,830.
The weird thing is, the parlay is only ridiculous because Jan Finney is going to get straight blasted by Cris Cyborg. (I know, I know, there are no guarantees in MMA, but come on, that’s a guarantee.) Werdum has a grappler’s chance as soon as the fight hits the ground — he’s the reigning ADCC heavyweight champ, don’t forget — and whoever decided Scott Smith and "Kid Kaos" Bennett should be heavy underdogs against Cung Le and KJ Noons must have forgotten that both of those fights are rematches of fights that Smith and Bennett won by knockout. Legitimate WTF. Cung Le is still a 4-1 favorite after getting starched by Smith in December? The fuck outta here.
So let’s be serious. Twenty bucks on a successful Werdum/Smith/Bennett parlay, hypothetically speaking, would earn you $1,765. In other words, you sacrifice one lap-dance now for the chance to go hog-wild in the Champagne Room later. Think about it.