8 Jan 2010 09:17:36 AM
When I was in Tokyo for the New Year’s Eve Dynamite!! show, I couldn’t help but notice that Gary Goodridge seemed like a man who didn’t really want to be fighting. He was added to the card at the last minute, matched up against Gegard Mousasi in a fight the promoters obviously didn’t intend for him to win. His last MMA fight was in November of 2008. He hadn’t won one since his 2007 K-1 Heroes bout against Jan Nortje. So what was he doing fighting "Sweet Sassy" on a few days’ notice?
The answer, Goodridge told me when I spoke to him for an SI.com article this week, is surviving. He was getting paid the only way he knows how, though he wishes he didn’t have to.
"I’m trying to get a job, period," said Goodridge. "My background is in security, police, corrections. I went to school for four years at a college level to learn how to beat people properly. I would love to be a bodyguard, whatever. I’m just looking for a job."Read More DIGG THIS