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Friday Grind: UFC 85 Official Nods; Fight Night Ratings; Ken Shamrock Wants Meth


(The #1 image on GIS for “friday grind”…seriously.)

It’s the usual post-April Fool’s holiday blues wind-down. We’re all just biding our time until Happy Hour, so here are a few shorties to keep you busy until then.

— The UFC is now making more fights official for UFC 85. The show is to go down on June 7th in London. We already know Chuck Liddell will face Rashad Evans in the lame main event, and we’ve followed the other rumors, so let’s take a look at the UFC’s official card as it stands now:

– Chuck Liddell vs Rashad Evans
Fabricio Werdum vs Brandon Vera
Martin Kampmann vs Jorge Rivera
Mike Swick vs Marcus Davis
Nate Marquardt vs Thales Leites
Jason Lambert vs Luis Cane
Thiago Tavares vs Matt Wiman

Other rumored fights for the event that have not been stamped with the UFC official approval yet include: Jess Liaudin versus Paul Taylor, Antoni Hardonk versus Neil Wain, and Ryo Chonan versus Roan Carneiro. This comes via MMAWeekly, but we’ll keep our eyes on it for you.

— BloodyElbow is reporting that the UFC Fight Night 13‘s ratings were — in a word — shitty. The show did a 1.1 rating, which is terrible if you know anything about ratings. For such a stacked card, this really sucks for MMA on free TV. It goes to show you the unfortunate need for a Kimbo/Brock Lesnar/Chuck Liddell as a main eventer.

“TUF 7″ pulled a 1.3 immediately after the 3-hour event, so the previous joint retained its audience and gained some reality show hounds, too. For whatever it’s worth.

— And file this one with the Too Drunk to Care Bureau. Fightlinker dug up a crack-head’s video of Ken Shamrock apparently jonesin’ for meth. Check it out if you dare:

I’ll give them a tip o’ hat for editing, but first — a few quick words to the meth-head:

1) Work on your spelling and punctuation
2) Work on a Ken Shamrock ‘roids video
3) Meth…we’re assuming the Ken Shamrock pictorial is meant as sarcastic?
4) You gotta’ hook-up?

Have a bitchin’ weekend.

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ken shamrock- April 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm
if you fuckers don't cease and desist with these allegations, i'm gonna beat you into a living death........fuckers.
Anonymous- April 11, 2008 at 4:52 pm
he also dismantled a cesna, then put it back together within 15 minutes for mountain dew, a pack of unfiltered pall malls and a dime piece. true story.
The Tyrant- April 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm
Ken Shamrock once washed 23 cars in the MGM Grand parking lot for $5 before a UFC.
scorchamatic- April 11, 2008 at 1:25 pm
meaty portion is an internet genius. true story.
Knightrida- April 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Pretty weak lineup for 85. UFC couldn't put some of their other good matchups for this card??
whoops! Ken is a crackhead... who knew?- April 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm
The name says it all.
mmacoach- April 4, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Fedor wised up then. Randy gets what he wants... Dana gets what he wants... the fans get what they want. Fedor sounds like he isn't too confident, he is a pretty sharp, observant fighter to notice the "cage" struggles of the ring fighters.
Here is some inside info folks.- April 4, 2008 at 8:57 am
Fedor has vebally agreed to a 3 fight contract with the UFC. The contract will give him an immediate fight with Randy with a clause guarenteeing a second fight to both fighters followed by the rubbermatch (Apparently, this was Fedor's requested clause due to him not being used to the cage). This will be announced by the end of April. Both sides have decided to meet within the next to weeks and sign the paperwork that is now being prepared. I'm not gonna give my sources and I could give ashit if you want them. Stay tuned, you heard it here first.
mmmiles- April 4, 2008 at 4:41 am
That is pretty harsh about the Fight Night ratings. That card was fantastic and one of the best overalls fights I have seen in a long time. What's wrong with you america, spiketv is your home! Are you too good for your home??
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