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Mismatch Alert: Bustamante vs. Haynes

(That don’t look healthy. Photo courtesy of

On June 21st, the first “Godz of War” event goes down at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC; though the official website still loudly boasts a main event of Jeff Monson vs. Kevin Randleman, it was widely reported last week that Randleman had to drop out due to a shoulder injury, and will be replaced by YAMMA participant Ricco Rodriguez.

Personally, I’m more concerned about the featured bout between former UFC middleweight champion/PRIDE veteran Murilo Bustamante and TUF 3 finalist Josh “Bring the Pain” Haynes. Yes, you read that correctly: the Brazilian Top Team co-founder who whipped Dave Menne and Matt Lindland‘s asses before rumbling with some of the best in the world in Japan is going toe-to-toe with the guy who was bounced out of the UFC after losing consecutive fights to Michael Bisping (understandable), Rory Singer (ouch), and Luke Cummo (uh-oh). The best part? Though they list Bustamante’s record accurately as 14-7-1, they inflated Haynes’s record from 9-10 to 17-8. Seriously, go to the site and see for yourself. Unless they’re crediting Haynes one victory for every 15 pounds he successfully lost after being a 300+ pound wideass, I’m gonna have to call bullshit.

Of course, Bustamante is well past his prime so this won’t be a total squash match. But I just wanted to point out that there’s a new MMA promotion called Godz of War, and Josh Haynes is one of their marquee names. Best of luck, gentlemen.

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tully- June 9, 2008 at 11:19 pm
josh haynes vs. ross pointon
Matt- June 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm
Hello Mr. Potato.
Like your site. Looking forward to seeing you vomit uncontrollably, though.
Just got to say... Respect to Haynes and everything but MAN does he look spectacularly unhealthy or what?
fightfan- June 9, 2008 at 12:14 am
The only reason Haynes was picked for that fight, is the fact that he will fight until he literally drains his body of blood. Yes Haynes would fight with broken arms and legs, as well as fight until he bleeds to death.

Great gore show to follow. Haynes just has to much "heart" than his his body can take. He will abuse the shit out of his body and keep trying and trying, although you knwo the outcome, eventually he will lose.
The Iz- June 8, 2008 at 10:34 pm
I didnt know the Grinch was on TUF 3 ?????!!!!!!!!!
BIG CHRIS- June 8, 2008 at 9:10 pm
Josh Haynes just lost a fight to Mojo Horne at a fighting organization called MMA BigShow....He got completley dominated...he should definatley consider retirement....
WHITE TRASH- June 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Netterbog- June 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm
Wonder if GOW's record includes his TUF fights....arguments with his wife...and the time he negotiated $1,000 off the price of his used Chevy Malibu.

Regardless, Haynes is one of those guys that a lot of us love to watch. Sure, he's been turned into a human pinata by the UFC, but he has more fight in him than just about anybody. It's refreshing to watch a fighter that simply doesn't know how to quit.

...Oh, and it would be nice if we could stay away from 'kid-with-cancer' jokes on this one...
falkofire- June 8, 2008 at 8:12 pm
good luck with that guys... cuz the first image I get when I hear Godz of War.. is Josh Bring the Pain Haynes.... he should switch to something alittle safer as a career choice... like Cancer Research