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IFL Shoulder-Tattoo Roundup

As many of you are probably unaware, there’s an IFL event going down tonight in Uncasville, CT, which will feature Roy Nelson defending his heavyweight title against Brad Imes, and Ryan Schultz defending his lightweight belt against Deividas Taurosevicius. (You can watch the action live on HDNet beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.) And here’s something you might not know about the IFL: They require all their fighters to get shitty tattoos on their shoulders. Honestly — the photos from the weigh-ins prove it. My favorite is Matt Horwich‘s (above left), which is a screaming pencil with musical notes coming out of its eraser. More insane ink after the jump.

(Nick Calandrino: A flying musketeer hat.)

(Mike Massenzio: A wolf praying to Jesus.)

(Ryan Schultz and Zac George [both on left] rock the same sunburst. And speaking of copycats, isn’t Josh Souder’s arm tat [directly above, left] basically a black-and-white version of that mess on Joey Guel’s arm [top, opposite Horwich]?)

(Frank Latina: It’s like the tattoo artist literally barfed onto Frank’s arm, then thought “you know what, that actually doesn’t look too bad.”)

(Roy Nelson reps the 208 while Brad Imes reps the mid-’90s.)

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Tpark- May 16, 2008 at 2:24 am
Who knew keith jardin had a younger brother in the IFL
Kevin- May 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm
hahha Loving the 70's porn mustache on Imes
Todd- May 15, 2008 at 4:24 pm
I wrote a prefight story on John Franchi and Frank Latina. The story can be viewed at
BIG CHRIS- May 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm
Horwichs looks like Ace Ventura after he got raped and beat to death with a hammer....
Blackleg- May 15, 2008 at 4:02 pm
Yeah pretty sure whatever he has perched up there, he found on the road and "recycled" it into a hat. *hugs Mother Earth*

Anyone else as certain as I am that Matt Horwich uses patchouli-stink as an integral part of his ground game?

Wait Brad Imes isn't a cowboy anymore? Now he's a biker I guess, okay. Sucks they made him take off his pooka shell necklace, it totally sets off that tribal armband.

I'll have to see if they are actually airing this in NYC, I haven't been able to catch an IFL event on-air here since last season.
skidding- May 15, 2008 at 3:54 pm
You know that little black alien thingy that took over Peter Parker in Spiderman 3? I think it chose Matt Horwich's hair as its new host.

Brad Imes by GOGOPlata!
Geoff- May 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm
What the hell is on horwich's head? It looks like it wants to attack his opponent.
Zackary Adams- May 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Didn't Horwich used to be the lead singer of The Spin Doctors? He sure looks it!
the chick- May 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm
Is Roy Nelson checking out Brad Smith-I mean-Imes' rack in that pic? Imes' tits were better when he was Brad Smith and a 300 lb football player.