MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Nicht Schlect: Franklin vs. Silva Ist Der Main Event at UFC 99


(Sometimes Wanderlei uses Lil’ Wanderlei to say things he can’t, such as ‘I’m sorry,’ and ‘I love you,’ and ‘What’s this catchweight shit about?’)

UFC.com today officially announced Rich Franklin/Wanderlei Silva as the main event for UFC 99 in Cologne, Germany on UFC 99, which has been dubbed “The Comeback.”  Yes, they already used that one for a season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” but so what?  It’s Germany.  They’re too busy screwing around with soccer and modernist architecture to know what’s happening on American TV.

As previously rumored, the bout will take place at a catchweight of 195 pounds, which is kind of odd since both Franklin and Silva last fought at 205 pounds.  But it only seems to make no sense because you haven’t heard Dana White’s explanation yet:

“Everyone knows Rich moved up to light heavyweight a couple of fights ago while Wanderlei is planning on fighting at 185lbs from now on, but this fight is too exciting a match not to happen and both these guys deserve a ton of credit for taking this fight at 195lbs.”



See?  Makes perfect sense now.  The whole thing is going down at the Lanxess Arena and tickets go on sale next week, “priced at 250 Euro, 150 Euro, 85 Euro, 70 Euro, 55 Euro and 45 Euro.”  To figure out what that is in American dollars just multiply by 1.2596. Then think about how you don’t have any American dollars, or a job, or a house.  Then cry.

But no, have fun Germans.  We’ll just be over here, wallowing in self-pity.

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Ballpit McGee- March 5, 2009 at 6:37 pm
I got my money on Wanderlei. way more experience and has fought keith jardine, a more skilled techhnical fighter then rich franklin can ever be. plus he's moving down weight so his reach isn't such a problem.
England Rules- March 4, 2009 at 3:57 am
DOCTOR EVIL AND MINI ME NEED A SHAVE!
vrane- March 4, 2009 at 12:10 am
Fuck yeah. I'll be there :D
Aussiejosh- March 3, 2009 at 11:06 pm
6 diffrent price tages for the event!? most events not just the UFC, but music ones have two or three, But whats with six...........................?
anyway I think 45 euro is really good if you can see any of the action with out looking at a big screen or using a telascope!
Baki_hanma- March 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm
@Douchey McDoucherton LOL wins!!!
Douchey McDoucherton- March 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm
Anyone notice that Wany has pages from A-Ha's "Take on Me" video framed on his wall?
.....no?.....so I guess we're all gonna pretend like that's not there then?....
Baki_hanma- March 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm
Wand is looking for revenge after losing the paper rock scissors match against rich. I think David Hasselhoff is going to be fighting cro cop.
drummer- March 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm
this one goes to Wandy, and who said Franklin by sub, Wandy has never been submitted.
Frank Mur- March 3, 2009 at 11:42 am
I don't want Franklin or Vandy to win!
Zee German. In California.- March 3, 2009 at 11:40 am
At cpanger
Ha ha, the Germans and David Hasselhoff, that one never gets old. Or does it?
Anyway, great matchup though I have to agree I dont wanna see either one of them lose. Gonna cheer for Wand though.

At skidding
I can only imagine that the crowd is going to freak out. Because if anyone shows up for the event its going to be hard core fans.

At CP
Headline should read Nicht Schlecht, with an H.
There you have it, the first and the last time I will ever correct you.

TwoFistedFlava- March 3, 2009 at 11:37 am
It's schlecht, not schleck.
VegasMMAfan- March 3, 2009 at 11:13 am
Coward
PoleVault1543- March 3, 2009 at 11:08 am
Germany is doing way worse than we are, unemployement has really shot up. Looks like everyone here and there is watching video clips after the fight lol
VegasMMAfan- March 3, 2009 at 10:49 am
God, I'm such a homo. I defintely think it's a great night to get murdered with brock lesnars chest cock/axe tattoo.
Sorry Rich, but you're going down on me.
VegasMMAfan- March 3, 2009 at 10:30 am
God, I cannot wait for this fight. I definitely think it's a great fight for the "Axe Murderer". Sorry Rich, but you're going down.
armfarmer- March 3, 2009 at 10:13 am
Rich doesn't go down quite as easy as Jardnie. As bad as Silva put a beating on him.. twice.. he was never out. He can take a punch.
Rory1313- March 3, 2009 at 10:13 am
I agree with Goog. Id hate to see either of these supreme-to-the-core fighters lose again. But I have to say, another epic Wandy beatdown... Its been a long time coming.

LOL @ Dana!
Justin- March 3, 2009 at 10:08 am
Remember what Wanderlei did to Jardine after coming off a loss... I feel sorry for Rich.
Kadumel- March 3, 2009 at 10:04 am
I dont care what anyone says, wanderlei is a very handsome man...
Fedor a million ankles- March 3, 2009 at 10:03 am
Finally, I can officially say the two best words in the english language:

WAR WANDERLEI!!!!!!!
Fedor a million ankles- March 3, 2009 at 10:03 am
Life is good when Wanderlei Silva has a fight scheduled.
drewplata- March 3, 2009 at 10:02 am
Rich's lobbying efforts clearly failed; he wanted the fight to take place at a creationist museum. Let Wandy beat the stupid out of him!
cpanger- March 3, 2009 at 10:01 am
David Hasselhoff better be on the card, and not on the dark portion fighting Fitchy either.
TUF Guy- March 3, 2009 at 9:57 am
Cool, call me. You have something I want
Goog- March 3, 2009 at 9:35 am
It's okay, Cap'n. I forgive you. Come back over here and I'll finish going down on you now. You taste so good.
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