(Welcome to the world, Jameson twins. You’re screwed.)
You know, considering who their parents are, I’d say these kids got off pretty easy. Although it is a bit of a screw-job to give one kid a normal name and then name the other after a band that won’t even be ironically cool anymore by the time they’re in junior high. But hey, as long as they’re both carrying around the illustrious Jameson surname neither one of them is going to be lacking in emotional baggage.
In other news…
- Miguel Torres is looking for greener pastures and better paydays with a move up in weight, but he’s not settling for going up just one weight class. The WEC 135-pound champ tells Versus.com that he’d eventually like to move up to 155 pounds and get a contract with the UFC as a lightweight. He’s right when he says he’d make more money that way, but would he really stand a chance against the Gray Maynards and Sean Sherks of the world? Only one way to find out. I’m intrigued.
- The UFC hasn’t been to Detroit since UFC 9 in 1996, but they may be on their way back in late 2009 or early 2010. Just the idea of going to Detroit for a UFC event is depressing to me, but VP of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner says the UFC has been seeing strong pay-per-view numbers and good Spike TV ratings in Michigan. Better keep one hand on your wallet while you’re there, UFC. Just saying.
- Finally, if you’re like me you’re sick of B.J. Penn’s quixotic quest to destroy Georges St. Pierre with his requests to have the welterweight champ suspended, fined, and showered down before every fight. But unlike me, you probably don’t have a SI.com column on which to rant about your disappointment with “The Prodigy.” Don’t worry, I went ahead and did it for you. You can thank me later. Or send me hateful, hurtful emails. Either one.