Perhaps it was because of their cuts, but both fighters were uncooperative at the weigh-ins.
("I realize you’re self conscious, Tim, but please take your floaty off while you weigh in. And Mariusz, we know you love your bling, but please.")
Well, we were apparently all wrong.
The Moosin: Gods of Martial Arts fight between former UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia (25-6) and "World’s Strongest Man" Mariusz Pudzianowski (2-0) is a go for tonight in Worchester, MA. Butterbean likely slept like a big fat baby last night knowing that the main event of his promotion’s show tonight finally received official approval, despite it being a major mismatch.
Both fighters have each had their share of facepalm moments.
You may recall the fabled story about Tim crapping his pants during his UFN 3 fight with Assuerio Silva, which he later confirmed in various interviews. Seriously, though? Who admits something like that? I’d deny it to the grave and play the stain on my shorts off as ass sweat or Xyience.
Although a lot less embarrassing than Tim’s story, for his part Mariusz spent 19 months in jail for assault in 2001. According to the "The Dominator," the incident was a misunderstood case of him "standing up for a smaller guy in trouble" even though he was accused by the victim of beating him up and stealing his gold chain.
If you ask me, the guy was asking for it.
If you want to watch their fight tonight with a different understanding of who these guys are, check out the videos below.
(Video courtesy YouTube/BlindDate)
Poor Timmy. He gets pressured into forgoing his usual girl drinks for shots of tequila and boilermakers, only to find out it was all for naught since the girl he’s on the blind date with thinks he’s physically and sexually repulsive.
(Video courtesy YouTube/Ipla.tv)
I’m not sure what Pudz was thinking here. Even with the female back-up singer, Mariusz still comes off looking like he just came from the Blue Oyster.