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Unlikely Friends Alert: Roger Huerta, Jeremy Shockey, and Mickey Rourke Are Boys For Life

(An epic after-party in the making. Pictures courtesy of Tom Hill Photos.)

If you missed last night’s Bellator event you not only lost out on the chance to see some great fights, but you also missed seeing one of the best MMA cheering sections of all time. Super Bowl champion tight end Jeremy Shockey and Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke were cageside in Hollywood, Florida on Thursday night to support their friend Roger Huerta, who defeated a surprisingly game Chad Hinton via third-round submission. As you’d expect, Rourke showed up looking like your ne’er-do-well uncle who lives in a motel on the edge of the town, and Shockey seemed either really enthusiastic or maybe just a little drunk, but they were both there to support their friend in his new venture and we think that’s nice.

Sure, maybe the trio seems a little odd, but also pretty awesome. Rourke and Huerta became friends when “The Wrestler” star offered to help him hone his acting skills. And Shockey? Well, Shockey knows a good time when he sees one. Missing the chance to hang out at weird after-hours clubs with Rourke and Huerta is the kind of thing you’d hate yourself for when you’re wasting away in your rocking chair decades from now.

Seeing this kind of support section cageside at an event should really serve as a notice to other fighters that they need to improve the overall quality and strangeness of their entourages. There was a time when having David Spade there to cheer you on was enough. After last night, unless you’ve got Peter O’Toole sitting next to Hideki Matsui, you’re a nobody.

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whitey- April 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm

god you just made me feel old
Clinch-Smash- April 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Rourke , Shockey and smith the only thing that would have made that interview better is if they did it "that 70's show" style around the table. But you can never really tell with Rourke he is just so Chong any more.
knucklesamitch- April 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm
I liked Avatar when I saw the animated version as a child and it was called "Fern Gully: The last rain forest"
Sgt. 606- April 9, 2010 at 11:59 am
Was it me or was Shockey and Rourke stoned out of their asses?
ReX13- April 9, 2010 at 11:52 am
Also, Avatar was just 'Pocahontas' with blue cat-people.
ReX13- April 9, 2010 at 11:44 am
Perpatraitor>> he wanted to go be a movie star, which he did after finishing his contract with the UFC. Bet you can't wait to see him in Tekken, huh?

See what happens when there's a post we don't have much to say about? All the funny bastards come out to play. +1 to El Famous.
PERPATRAITOR- April 9, 2010 at 11:36 am
huerta vs hinton is actually an awesome fight. huerta has some badass cardio and all round skills. why would ufc release him??
El Famous Burrito- April 9, 2010 at 11:35 am
As long as he keeps quiet about The Crying Game, we're cool.
ReX13- April 9, 2010 at 11:34 am
knucklesamitch>> wins, and wins hard
knucklesamitch- April 9, 2010 at 11:32 am
Viva was describing "The Wrestler"? I thought he was doing a recap of Hulk Hogan on TNA Wrestling this week. Either way, I didn't see either one.
ReX13- April 9, 2010 at 11:28 am
Viva's being a total dick.

You never actually SEE him die in the ring.
Walrus- April 9, 2010 at 11:03 am
Mickey Rourke kicks ass
El Famous Burrito- April 9, 2010 at 10:47 am
"I roved you in King Lalph!"
Viva Hate- April 9, 2010 at 10:47 am
Hollywood Huerta is just trying to get a role in Iron Man 3.

Oh by the way so you know, his daughter ends up hating him after he ditchers her again. Pam realizes that she is missing out on a great guy as she strips, she runs to see him as he walks to the ring for a match even though he wasn’t suppose to after his heart attack, he says that the ring is the only the place the world cannot hurt him, as he wrestles one last match he dies in the ring.