- One man who won’t be sorry to see California State Athletic Commissioner Armando Garcia go is Sean Sherk, who still feels like he got a raw deal on his steroid case thanks to Garcia and his bungling of the appeals process. Sherk told MMA Rated that he “knew the guy had some issues” that would lead to his eventual removal, and now Sherk’s “glad to see that is finally taking place.” The sad irony is that it most likely wasn’t Garcia’s incompetence that got him in trouble so much as his ill-fated inter-office romance.
- Guess which over-stimulated, hyperbolic UFC announcer will be celebrating his 100th broadcast at UFC 91 on Saturday night? Did you guess Mike Goldberg? Damn, you’re good. UFC.com has an interesting article that looks at how Goldie went from some dude in front of a microphone who knew nothing about MMA to some dude in front of a microphone who is at least better than Mauro Ranallo. The best part of the article is hearing it all straight from Goldberg, who apparently loves mixing metaphors even when he’s not working. On why he stuck with the UFC even after the WWE made him a lucrative offer:
I can equate it to maybe playing for the Cincinnati Bengals and being 3-13 and 4-12, and finally you think you’ve got a team that might make it to the postseason. Do you bail and go to the Patriots or 49ers at that point, or do you say ‘the ship is sailing and is about to find a really cool island – do I want to jump off that ship now or see where it’s gonna land?’
Wait, are we still talking about the UFC?
- And finally, Tonya Evinger knows what people have been saying about her on the internet. After we posted pictures of her partying it up with Gina Carano, word got back to Evinger and she sounds none too pleased, telling Steve Cofield: “A lot of people are saying some mean ass stuff up there. Personally it don’t hurt my feelings but if I find out who’s saying it I’m going to punch them in the face.”
For the record, Tonya, we found the pictures hilarious (no matter what our commenters say). We’d even rather have a drink or twelve with you than with Gina. Not only do you seem like more fun, but you might punch us in the face. And we might like it.