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If you’re feeling a little down today and are considering taking a long hot bath with a clock radio to top off the evening, you aren’t alone. Today is what many have come to call "Blue Monday." It’s officially the most depressing day of the year. In an effort to help you soldier through it, we found some fun videos that only sort of have to do with MMA.
Those of you who read Neal Taflinger’s excellent profile piece on Fedor Emelianenko in the October ’09 issue of Fight Magazine may recognize this little scene on the M-1 Global tour bus. Those of you who didn’t read it will have to live with that decision for the rest of your sad lives. Taffy is the guy with the bright orange hair in the back of the bus trying to conduct an interview via Fedor’s interpreter. Fedor is the Russian dude grinning from ear to ear after shoving some ice down the back of Gegard Mousasi‘s trousers. Some things transcend all language and cultural barriers, and ice in somebody’s pants is undoubtedly one of those things.
More MMA-related pick-me-ups await you after the jump.
So one of the things getting you down is that you can’t get a date with an actual woman except by begging her in a series of cloying You Tube videos? And then, when you do finally get that date, you realize that there’s a reason women like that don’t normally go out with guys like you? Have no fear, Georges St. Pierre is here to help.
We already know that GSP can party with the best of them, but he also has some advice for the average schmuck trying to date way out of his league. GSP tells this dude to go the Alpha Male route and tell Arianny Celeste what the deal is right off the bat. Don’t ask her what she wants to do, and don’t try to play the role of the gentleman. Just kick in the door and grab her by the hair all caveman-like (metaphorically speaking, of course). That probably works when you’re a good-looking UFC champion. The guy doing the asking, though? He seems about as Alpha Male as Woody Allen, so we’d recommend a different strategy. For starters, make a few great movies and become very wealthy. Next, look into adoption…
Finally, if you’re feeling depressed because the world seems like a worthless place full of scoundrels constantly trying to put something over on one another, take a look at this. Urijah Faber gives up-and-coming fighters a place to sleep, a job at the gym, and all the extremely laid back love and support they can handle while they attempt to make their way in the fight business. Sure, sometimes people take advantage of that generosity and he gets burned. But if you can’t take a chance on helping someone else, what good are you, anyway?