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UFC president Dana White joined Forrest Griffin and Kenny Florian on an episode of “Dr. Phil” that will air next Thursday, May 14. They were apparently there to talk to people about good types of MMA and bad types of MMA. For example, fighting in a sanctioned MMA event after diligent training at a respected gym: good. Superman-punching your little brother while he watches cartoons: bad (but hilarious). Dana White will presumably drive this point home by telling them to “knock it off, you fuckers.” Then Griffin and Florian will break down in tears and admit that all they’ve wanted was Dana’s approval. Group hug!
In other news…
- Brandon Wolff (also known as the guy who got kneed in the head by Ben Saunders until he was unrecognizable even to his family) is getting back in the Octagon against Yoshiyuki Yoshida (also known as the guy who got knocked into an alternative version of the future by Josh Koscheck) at UFC 98, and Wolff knows he needs a win to stick around after his terrible first performance. Wolff said the fight with Saunders was “the first time ever that I’ve got my ass kicked,” and referred to it as “a learning experience.” Let’s hope so. A man’s skull can only take so much.
– Bellator knows that it might sound risky to hold their event in Texas this Friday, as planned, what with a couple of fatal swine flu cases popping up in the Lone Star State recently, but screw it, if other sporting organizations aren’t stopping neither are they. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said they’ve “kept a keen eye on this situation,” and aren’t worried. Nobody showing up to the event? They are worried about that.
– Finally, Maggie Hendricks of Cage Writer did a little polling among MMA writers to see what music we’d choose to come out to if/when our UFC debuts finally roll around. There were some interesting choices all around, and while I especially like Michael David Smith’s decision to opt for the Hulk Hogan anthem, I stand by my choice. Just try and tell me this doesn’t get you pumped: