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Somebody needs to explain to Ed Soares how a bet works. Unless you’re Pete Rose, you never make a wager that favors the other team.
MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani challenged the MMA manager today drink a cup of his own urine if his fighter, Lyoto Machida, retains his belt Saturday night in Montreal against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, which begs the question: Who is the winner in this bet?
If Lyoto loses, Soares is off the hook for drinking his piss, but his fighter is out a title and a substantial amount of win bonus-related money.
On the flip side, if Machida wins, Ed is going to be the guy at the after party nobody wants to talk to because his breath smells like he drank his own piss, BECAUSE HE DID.
What ever happened to bets with consequences for the loser, like BG’s Ipecac wager with Fightlinker?
And how did Ariel get out of the bet without taking on some odds of his own?
Not sure if it was a slip of the tongue, but after Lyoto’s pops said he drank two glasses of his own juice that morning "because it was so clean," Ariel replied, "That’s great to hear; next time, I would like to try it."
We’re going to hold you to that one, Helwani.