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Quick Hits: Brazilian Time, Injuries and Replacements, + More

(Screw UFC Undisputed, Punch Out! is coming back, possibly with "The Wire’s" Sen. Clay Davis as Doc.  Now that’s good news.)

Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins is done working with Wanderlei Silva.  He says they’re still friends, but told that he just couldn’t put up with “Brazilian time” any longer.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this phenomenon, Brazilian time is roughly forty-five minutes to an hour behind regular time.  More if an impromptu samba session breaks out.  Undeterred by the loss of Tompkins as a trainer, Silva is looking to hook up with former WEC middleweight champ Paulo Filho.  When you absolutely have to find someone weirder and less dependable than you, it’s hard to do much better than Paulo.

In other news…

- Rousimar Palhares is out of his UFC 101 bout with Alessio Sakara thanks to a broken leg suffered during training at Brazilian Top Team.  One Brazilian’s misfortune is another’s shot at redemption however, as Thales Leites has been tapped to replace him.  After his performance against Anderson Silva at UFC 97, Leites said he wanted to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible because he realizes he “didn’t fight well” in his title shot.  Sounds like this guy needs some of Patrick Cote’s friends to come cheer him up.

Houston Alexander continues to be the closest thing Omaha, Nebraska has to a superhero.  He made the news recently for rescuing a four year-old girl from an unlocked Chevy Lumina.  Okay, so maybe rescued isn’t the right word.  Really what he did was see the girl alone, crying in the car, then took her inside nearby businesses to find her parents before finally locating her mother, who was giving blood at the time.  The mother was cited for child neglect, and Alexander was cited for getting all up in other people’s business.

– You know why Matt Brown’s nickname is “The Immortal”?  Because he was once clinically dead for a brief spell thanks to a heroin overdose.  Fortunately he rose again and became a pro fighter.  There’s a little inspiration for all the kids on smack out there.

– Also, there’s this, proving that Forrest Griffin has always been a crazy son of a bitch:

(Props: WatchKalibRun via the UG)

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Redmoose- May 12, 2009 at 8:32 am
I saw a mop.
LoneWolf- May 12, 2009 at 7:17 am
That was Awesome, Forrest didn't look phased at all...but he did pop a squat right after.

Best line of the day (so far):
"The mother was cited for child neglect, and Alexander was cited for getting all up in other people’s business."

El Famous Burrito- May 12, 2009 at 6:50 am
I believe "Brazilian Time" falls under the blanket category of CP Time.
Wrldchmpnabrvtr- May 12, 2009 at 6:42 am
Juice_Ta- May 12, 2009 at 6:07 am
Forrest you crazy child!!!! He should have practised that more then Rashads right hand might not have knocked him out!!
mayhem- May 12, 2009 at 5:33 am
Matt Brown might be crazy however he is not as bad as some other smack heads.
Hell Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue O.D. .... died... was brought back with an shot to the heart and then went home and did more dope.... passed out again and then woke up with an infected arm. Now he writes books... the worse part I just saw this band a couple of months ago....made me miss the 80's a little.
The Meat Missile- May 12, 2009 at 2:46 am
I guess after getting Knocked out by hatton paulie malignaggi will be staring as little mac.
Anhonestmoose- May 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm
forest griffin is crazy
Danxxx- May 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm
omg i though i would never say this words but i want a Wii now....
Darkside- May 11, 2009 at 8:53 pm
new punch out? sweeeet son!
Koeikan- May 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Thatsozay- May 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm
wanderlei just needs to have fellow brazilian thales lietes give him paulo filhos number, it looked like paulo let thales use the gameplan he used on chael sonnen against anderson silva. lay & pray
ken-mura- May 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm
hahahahahahahahahaaaaa... That was funny.
dbiggles- May 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm
dbiggles- May 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm
samba is a dance from brazil, sambo is a Russian martial art. WOW genius
Richard Tucker- May 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm
@ Koeikan little letter, a world of difference.
Koeikan- May 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm
"More if an impromptu samba session breaks out."

I feel this joke would have hit closer to home if we were talking about Russian time (which actually is THE FUCKING EXACT same as regular time, otherwise Stalin shoots you in the face).

Perhaps "more if an impromptu vale tudo match breaks out" would have been more appropriate here...
hlebtastic- May 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm
Clay Davis is going to be in Punch Out? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
niggerlover- May 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Now that's a nutty cunt!
My Fight Wiffa Cheeto- May 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Fuck. I said I wouldn't buy a stupid ass Wii unless they put this game out...

I still rock an NES and put a hurtin' on Tyson every once and a great while.
HAL_13- May 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm
PurplePickle- May 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm
At least Sakara doesn't have to worry about getting KTFO this time.
831 Son- May 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Nice sack. Crazy though. He didnt even look stunned after nailing two of his teammates in their helmets.
Poo Flinger- May 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Go Shawn!