Ah, Twitter, where professional fighters can spend their free time arguing with fellow fighters, making fireable rape jokes, publicly spatting with their pornstar wives, or inflicting harm upon themselves because some troll called their pornstar girlfriend a whore. Tis a silly place, Twitter.
In any case, it seems that MMA fighters in particular are all too willing to divulge the intimate details of their personal lives on the Twittersphere. Take UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, for instance, who recently decided to use the social networking device to inform us that his wife is a dirty, dirty tramp whom he recently caught in bed with TUF 3 alum Rob Emerson. We’ve known that Creepy has been going through some rough times as of late, but damn, that’s just cold-blooded betrayal on Emerson’s part. Guess we’ll need to update our list of the 10 Most Despicable People-waaaaait Emerson’s already on it.
And if you think that’s bad, just wait until you see what Roy Nelson has been dealing with lately. Hint: It’s another dickhead sponsor who thinks fat jokes are the proper way to deal with an unpaid client.
(Screenshot via the UG’s Gareth White.)
Quick poll — MMA sponsors or MMA Managers: Who are less professional?
While we don’t have nearly enough information to truly pick a side in Nelson’s current spat with Cage Fighter owner Mike DiSabato, you need look no further than DiSabato’s handling of the situation to understand what kind of person he is. Insulting the very fighters you sponsor to cover the fact that you haven’t paid them? Looks like someone studied at the Mark Gingrich School of Screwjobs.
Of course, once you look into the long history DiSabato has of shortchanging his sponsored fighters, it becomes pretty easy to see who is in the wrong here. BloodyElbow’s Brent Brookhouse recently did just that, detailing the long list of lawsuits aimed at DiSabato’s old company (MMA Authentic) by everyone from Chuck Liddell to Dan Henderson. Needless to say, DiSabato seems like a real nice guy who has a bright future ahead of him.