(Mother’s Day is coming up, and the champ’s used shorts sure put flowers to shame.)
When I received an email from the UFC this morning alerting me that I had the opportunity to bid on some of Georges St. Pierre‘s old shorts, I was understandably giddy with excitement. Who wouldn’t want to own a pair of autographed, extremely tight shorts that have soaked up gallons of St. Pierre sweat by now? After all, you can’t really stalk someone without owning some of their clothes. Well maybe you could, but it just seems lazy.
The joke’s on us, though, because apparently they’re a pretty hot item. Seriously. The opening bid for these bad boys was $300. At the time of this writing, the bidding is up to $8,050. Do MMA fans really have that much spare cash lying around? If so, can they really not think of a better use for it? We’re supposed to be in a recession.
For those of you who aren’t big fans of GSP or who have a weird hang-up about buying another man’s spandex briefs, there are other items on the auction block. For instance, a pair of autographed gloves worn by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is currently going for $3,450. His shorts are a mere $3,050, though the bidding on all these items still has another five days before closing, so who knows where things could go from here.
Interestingly enough, the weirdest item for sale, a kilt worn by Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis, is still stuck at the opening bid of $300. That’s a steal. Think of it this way, when people make fun of you for wearing a skirt, at least you’ll have a good/sad story to tell them about how you got it. If they still make fun of you, they’re not your friends anyway.