Our chums at RawVegas.tv just posted their most recent video of Goran Reljic‘s "Road to UFC 110," this time focusing on his attempt to learn as much wrestling as he can possibly soak up before heading in to face C.B. Dollaway next weekend, who has shown very little ability to do anything else so far in the UFC. According to Reljic, wrestling is one thing you really can’t learn while chilling near the treacherous Adriatic Sea back home. While he says they have some form of Greco-Roman wrestling, he calls it a "disaster" and a "disgrace." Damn, Goran. We asked about wrestling, not Croatia’s inflation rate.
Yeah, I took it there.
After the jump, travel back in time to a point when Chuck Liddell spoke as clearly and coherently as a local TV news weatherman.
Earlier today I was perusing Lookoutawhale’s YouTube Channel, just for kicks, when I happened upon this relic from the past. The year was 2003. "The Iceman" had just finished knocking out Dutch beanpole Alistair Overeem at Pride Total Elimination. A scamp by the name of Jerry Millen conducted the backstage interview. Some dude struggling with male pattern baldness stood awkwardly by holding a trophy.
When you step back and think about it now, it’s pretty amazing how much has changed in the seven years since this was filmed. Liddell’s sharp, articulate speech has gone the way of his ass-kicking ability. Overeem has become a real life action figure. And Millen is, well, probably the same asshole that he was back then. The difference is now everyone knows about it. No one knows for sure what became of the bald, uncomfortable-looking guy in the locker room, but rumor has it that he was found dead in a Budget Inn outside of Omaha several months later.
And still time marches on, implacable and indifferent, leaving nothing in its path untouched. Just imagine what things will look like seven years from now. What will become of our heroes, and of our lustrous heads of hair?