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Shawn Tompkins Says Chris Horodecki May Be Headed to WEC Very Soon


(After they showed that video entitled ‘Good Touch/Bad Touch’ in his Health class, Horodecki couldn’t help but regard every adult in his life with constant suspicion.)

When Shawn Tompkins announced that he was leaving Xtreme Couture and taking some fighters with him, you didn’t need to be a genius to figure out that one of those fighters would probably be long-time Tompkins protégé/surrogate son Chris Horodecki.  Those two have been down since the IFL cartoon logo days, back when Tompkins was just Bas Rutten’s assistant coach and Horodecki was still getting carded at R-rated movies.  But now Tompkins says that Horodecki is very close to finalizing a deal to send him to the WEC, and he expects to have the contract signed in “a day or two.” 


Tompkins also says that Horodecki “would love to go for that WEC lightweight title,” which really just serves to remind us what a confusing scenario the WEC 155-pound class already is.  Ben Henderson just won the interim lightweight title, only to get passed over for a fight with the real champ, Jamie Varner, simply because he was too hurt after a five-round war to turn around and fight again two months later.  Then you’ve got Donald Cerrone, who fights his heart out but can’t seem to catch a break.  Add in the injury-prone Varner and possible sex addict Rob McCullough, and it’s one hell of a scene. 

Dropping Horodecki, who’s fought just twice since suffering his first career loss to Ryan Schultz in 2007, into the mix only promises to make things more exciting/volatile.  Now the question is, who do you match him up against first?

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Da Spied Her- October 22, 2009 at 9:45 am
@GetUpAndKill

Um, this article was about Horodecki, so that's why he's being singled out. Do you want a list of other cheaters, too, just for no reason?

I followed the IFL very closely. They were trying to make Horodecki one of their stars, and most of the decisions he won there were controversial with most believing he should have lost. And yes, cheating happens in MMA. And it's usually met with a warning, so it can't happen repeatedly in a single fight. Horodecki did not receive warnings for his blatant cheats in the IFL. In fact, grabbing the top rope so you can deliver a knock-out head kick should have resulted in either a disqualification or at least a no-contest. In another match he purposely threw himself through the ropes to avoid a very tight submission - and received no warning. Yes, maybe he is a decent kickboxer, but he hasn't faced any real challenging opponent yet. Ryan Schultz had a great plan to beat him in Horodecki's first loss. Ryan had already been cheated out of a victory, so he took him down in the middle of the ring, trapped one arm and beat the living crap out of him. The IFL couldn't come up with a way to save their boy that time. Many IFL fans were sick of the preferential treatment Horodecki had been receiving and rejoiced when Ryan beat his ass.

And no fighter I know would want to be a gate keeper early in their career. Chris wants to be the champ. I'm just saying I don't think he can do it. He'll end up being nothing better than a gate keeper. Any fighter with decent striking and grappling skills will pass through him to start climbing the ladder in the WEC.

As for what I do for a living, what the fuck does that have to do with the anything? I have a black belt in Karate, and also train BJJ and Muay Thai. I do it for fun, not a living. What the fuck do you do?
Shifty- October 21, 2009 at 6:10 am
WEC should get Junie browning while that shitstorm is still steaming. Then they can hold a special MMA event on the set of Jerry Springer.
EzMoNeY- October 20, 2009 at 10:44 am
i thought chris was a 145er. hmm. i dont even know what the point is anymore of being a lightweight in the WEC. you put on these amazing fights but the perception is your minor league and you get garbage pay (which leaves you trying to trade things like your interim title for food stamps). maybe all the 155ers are hopeing that when zuffa finally decides to axe their lightweight division they'll get swept over into the ufc.
GetUpAndKill- October 20, 2009 at 9:29 am
@ Da

Cheated huh? How many grabs of the fence have influenced potential take downs in the UFC? How many guys sink through the ropes to catch a breather to bring the action back to the middle of the ring?

Cheating...no? Momentary advantage...perhaps. Yet how often do you actually see points taken away. This so called "cheating" is rapant in MMA and there is no basis to single Horodecki out for it.

Sucks???? He is actually really good for really young fighter out of no-where Canada and has about as much equivalent experience in his young years as many older players in the game. To say he sucks is ignorant, to say he needs to improve in understandable.

If you think becoming a gate keeper in the WEC isn't good enough for an early career in MMA?!?!?!...than please enlighten us on what you do for a living?
Da Spied Her- October 20, 2009 at 6:36 am
Horodecki sucks, he's purely a stand-up fighter, has no ground game. And he has to cheat to win. There were several decisions in the IFL he should have lost. His most famous highlight reel is him knocking someone out with a head kick, and he's holding on to the top rope so he can do it. The best he'll be able to do is a gate keeper in the WEC. But what would you expect with Tompkins as your trainer.
Eyes red as Fedor- October 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm
Horodecki's trainer notices he's not wearing black nail polish anymore and hopes those moody teen years finally are behind him.
ChrisH- October 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm
@One Two
He was going to fight Danny Lauzon! I was pumped for that one too, Horodecki is definatley good enough for the UFC, why would he bother with the WEC?
One Two- October 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm
who was gonna fight horodeski before barnett tanked affliction? i remember i was looking forward to it. damn you barnett damn you.
Tool- October 19, 2009 at 5:58 pm
now the WEC just needs to sign Mr. Wilson so they can settle this feud once and for all.
Bob Reilly- October 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm
He's not used to the incredibly slow break media servers.
imakeutap- October 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm
@ for the love of mma

wait what? can you say that one more time i dont get it, little slow today
Mex- October 19, 2009 at 4:11 pm
on a serious note though, for the love of mma loves him some save button!!
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm
on a serious note though,marcus hicks would be a good opponent for horodecki!!
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm
on a serious note though,marcus hicks would be a good opponent horodecki!!
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm
on a serious not though,marcus hicks would be a good opponent horodecki!!
for the love of mma- October 19, 2009 at 3:36 pm
you heard it from me first!!! christine cyborg santos and lil horodecki!!!!! got money on cyborg!!!!
Mex- October 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Shawn Tompkins you are a bad luck machine, stay away from fighters with potential and promise, you turn them into predictable garbage.
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