(Apparently LookOutAWhale is not a Bisping fan. Ouch.)
You want to know how close the Fertitta’s came to giving up on this zany UFC experiment? Then read this insightful article by Neil Davidson, which effectively portrays Dana White as a man with the virtues of his faults. For example, there was the time he fired the entire production crew for not doing things just how he wanted. Kind of makes sense that the same guy who built the industry leader by kicking asses and micro-managing his way to the top can also be more than a little too controlling at times. (See also: Sponsor Smackdown)
In other news…
- If we can believe what UFC heavyweight Junior Dos Santos said to a Brazilian newspaper recently, he and Cro Cop will be getting it on at UFC 103 in September. Guess this means Lorenzo Fertitta’s supposed trip to Croatia was a success. If true, this will be a much-needed step-up in competition for Cro Cop, and another chance to play the role of the KO artist/underdog for Dos Santos, who came almost out of nowhere to beat Fabricio Werdum at UFC 90. Our advice to Junior? Don’t force Cro Cop to poke you in the eye. He hates that.
- So you say you love our Ben vs. Ben feature (say it…) but wish there was some way you could actually hear us sputtering in frustration at one another’s childish insults? Then we have great news. Starting this Friday afternoon, we’re taking our act on the radio, thanks to the visionaries at Sirius Fight Club. We’ll be arguing all the relevant topics for UFC 100 this week on Sirius satellite radio between 5-7 pm EST, so make sure to tune in. And if you have any favorite ABBA tunes that you’d like to hear, Goldstein will be taking requests. Guy has the voice of a goddamn angel.
- With the UFC 100 milestone nearly upon us, seems like everyone is taking a look back. Yahoo’s "UFC" section (guess MMA was too broad a topic?) asks fighters for some favorite memories, and SI.com gets some of the greats to weigh in on what UFC 100 means to them. But for something even more useless and self-indulgent, Cage Writer collected some favorite UFC memories from the fake journalists among us. Naturally the Molson-swilling wags at Fightlinker had to keep it far too real with their offering. Figures.