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Horodecki Pulled From “Day of Reckoning” Over Bulging Disc

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Due to a training-related injury, Chris Horodecki has failed his licensing exam with the California State Athletic Commission, and will not be appearing at Affliction’s "Day of Reckoning" event on Saturday night in Anaheim. Though early reports said the 21-year-old IFL vet was off the card because he failed a neurological exam, "The Polish Hammer" is actually suffering from a bulging disc in the base of his neck, which is restricting most of the strength in his right arm. Horodecki was supposed to face Dan Lauzon on the "Day of Reckoning" pay-per-view broadcast; Affliction is currently trying to lock down a replacement for Horodecki so Lauzon can still compete.

But on the bright side, at least "DoR"’s co-main event will still be happening. Gilbert Yvel has officially been cleared to face Josh Barnett after submitting his final paperwork yesterday afternoon. Said CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas:

"He went through a vary tough licensing process. I would venture to say tougher than anything Mike Kyle or (Kazushi) Sakuraba went through. He went through it, and it was done in a fair and equitable manner, and he made it. Gilbert understands that while we are fair, there is even less than a zero tolerance policy in play here. So at this point, the rest is up to him to show the world what kind of professional he is."

Sure, Yvel told everyone that he’d be on his best behavior, and maybe he even believed it. But it’s like the story of the scorpion and the frog — no matter what the consequences, getting DQ’d is simply his nature.

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KTFO- January 23, 2009 at 2:08 am
Although it sounds like a good idea, I don't think Affliction wants Petruzzeli bankrupting them too. Besides he's probably too busy playing with his transvestite friends.
Sneaky Pete- January 22, 2009 at 9:26 am
Dana has a bulging ego. How does he keep getting cleared to promote?

But seriously, can we have a pole with all the possible ways that Gilbert could be DQed?

Personally I think it's going to be repeated shots to the nads and a nipple bite in the second round. I so better get a t shirt if I'm right!
Sodak- January 22, 2009 at 9:15 am
Eddie Alvarez please
Poop Chute- January 22, 2009 at 8:20 am
Does this effect the pick-em contest at all?
Netterbog- January 22, 2009 at 8:02 am
Horodecki's a stud - I hope he bulged his disc so he can sneak into the UFC.
vrane- January 22, 2009 at 7:59 am
Do people still read TUF Guy's posts? :D
mayhem420- January 22, 2009 at 7:36 am
@ Tuf Guy
Sorry dude you got me confused with someone else.
I never begged to see your picture. I never even comment about you.
Other than what a jackass you are. So yea next time you want to run someone down.... pick the right person or just shut the fuck up and go away.
You provide nothing to the human race other than date rape and ax body spray sales.
Kadumel- January 22, 2009 at 7:11 am
Ouch! That hurts- January 22, 2009 at 7:06 am

Seriously, stop it already!
Connoisseur Of Chronic- January 22, 2009 at 7:03 am
I was also looking forward too the fight oh well!

It is still a stacked card for sure!
Kadumel- January 22, 2009 at 6:59 am
That sucks I was really really hoping that Horodecki was going to have a good coming out.
TUF Guy- January 22, 2009 at 6:59 am
@ Mayhem 420, I heard you are free for an old, classic sonning bitch. Remember when I shunned you off this board after you BEGGED to see my picture. Then when I posted it, you disapeared to the bathroom for like 2 weeks.

Remember when you were on my nuts everyday, in every comment section, when I wasn't even around?

Remember when you were obsesed with me?

Remember when I had everyone telling you to shut the fuck up?

Remember when I posted my info and you were supposed to kock me out, but then in reality you just went to your part time job at Applebees and served mashed potatoes to high schoolers while I was enjoying a live MMA event?

Remember when your dad used to be proud of you?
TUF Guy- January 22, 2009 at 6:56 am
Look at Billy Bad Ass trying to flirt. HAHAHAHA what a homo
ruckus- January 22, 2009 at 6:37 am
Damn.. I was just thinking of making plans to watch this live...

This was one of the fights I was looking forward to though... hmm. Now I dunno.

mayhem420- January 22, 2009 at 6:21 am
I hear Seth Petruzelli is free.
Billy Bad Ass- January 22, 2009 at 6:21 am

Also, Ben were you an english major? You always pull-out old fables and obscure literary references. I enjoy.

However from yesterday... Katy Perry? Really?