(When people start comparing your mugshots, rarely do they reach a conclusion that says anything positive about you.)
After first reporting that former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo was arrested for meth and maybe attempting to impersonate a police officer, TMZ.com has provided pretty conclusive photographic evidence that the would-be CSAC Executive Officer has a little bit of a problem. As is often the case with meth, the mug shot tells the whole story. He doesn’t even look like the same guy anymore, and Sherdog adds this detail about the Long Beach Police Department jumper he was sporting when cops spotted him: “It had a badge in the front and the word ‘Police’ across the back, except he was wearing flip-flops and playing with a yo-yo.” Dude. Just…wow.
- Another recently arrested substance-abuser is in the news for good reasons today. Josh Neer has signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC following his submission victory over Mac Danzig at Fight Night 17. That’s a relief for the guy who was looking at potentially being dropped from the organization following his arrest for DUI, hit-and-run, and evading police on New Year’s Eve. But he won his fight, so it’s okay now! Looks like beating up a vegan is still worth something in this country. Thank God.
- Lyoto Machida is hoping Keith Jardine will beat Quinton Jackson at UFC 96 in March and grant him a title shot, but he’s not kidding himself. Talking to Tatame, Machida said, “I’m cheering for Jardine, but I think that Quinton is stronger, hits harder… I think Quinton is the favorite. I think I’ll have to wait a bit more.” The undefeated Brazilian said he’d consider another fight before challenging for the belt, since he’s always done what the UFC asked, but added, “now is time for me to start to ask a bit too.” Twenty bucks says he asks for the UFC to get him one of those TapouT caged beds. If not, he’s missing a golden fucking opportunity.