(Top of the freakin’ world.)
Good news, Roger Huerta fans. “El Matador” is out of the doghouse and back in good graces with the UFC, having just signed a new five-fight contract. MMA Weekly reports that Huerta signed the deal on Monday, so hopefully this means he can start appearing on broadcasts once again and Dana White will stop spitting on the floor every time his name is mentioned. That just doesn’t go over at all when he’s hanging at Fiddy Cent’s crib.
In case you’ve already forgotten and moved on with your life, Huerta was on the outs with the UFC back in August when he aired some grievances to our friend Neal Taflinger at Fight! Magazine, complaining about his per diem during PR tours and later asking for ridiculous sums of money to resign. Then he lost to Kenny Florian and saw himself becoming persona non grata with the UFC, and since then we haven’t really heard much from him at all.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past year or so about the way the UFC does business, it’s that fences can be mended as easily as they are destroyed if only you agree to do everything they want. At least it means Huerta is sticking around. Sorry, Bellator Fighting Championships.