If you’re waiting until the last minute to make your FightPicker picks for UFC 109, either because you’re the kind of sad sack who always waits until the last minute with everything, or simply because you’d rather compete in a pool against such sad sacks, you should see this first. It’s a clip from the UFC’s most recent "Countdown" show, in which we see Paulo Thiago at work in his BOPE unit. Like the nice man in the beret says at the 0:50 mark, "When society needs help, they call police. When police needs help, they call BOPE." In other words, BOPE takes no shit off nobody. Just look at their crazy logo if you don’t believe us.
The awesomeness of all this was not lost on Mike Swick, who wrote on his Twitter: "I have to admit, his segment was badass! I’m in the gym with blondie and Fitch and he’s rapelling out of Helos with an M4. Damn you Thiago!"
Just something to think about if you’re caught between picking Swick or Thiago and can’t decide. One of those fighters has been in the kind of critical situations that "hardens a man’s spirit," while the other has to hang out with this freaking guy every day. Actually, that’s still a tough call.