6 Apr 2009 15:21:04 PM
(Do you have to be so smug about my misfortune, Henderson? Photo courtesy WEC.tv)
Potato Nation, let me level with you here. The old Gambling Addiction Enabler had himself one hell of a bad night on Sunday. As in, he has spent all day talking himself out of cutting his wrists with shards of the beer bottle he smashed against the wall just after Jeff Curran lost. The fact that this horrible gambling outing came after his great success at UFC Fight Night 18, that just makes it hurt so much more. The highs are high indeed, and the lows so miserably low. The Snoop Dogg posters I bought with my UFC 96 winnings, they mock me even as I write these words.
On to the sad particulars, and let’s see if we can’t learn from this disaster.
The Bet: $20 on Shane Roller
The Result: Lost, due to possibly bullshit stoppage
Thoughts: I refuse to beat myself up for this bet. Roller had Henderson hurt early and nearly finished him with a guillotine. Alas, it wasn’t to be. I have to admit, this fight does make me rethink my betting philosophy for WEC events. When two relatively inexperienced guys both drop each other within the first two minutes of the fight, picking the winner is basically a crapshoot. Lesson learned?