ESPN’s MMA Live talks UFC 91 (which they’ll be broadcasting from live, with three shows next week) among other recent topics in the world of mixed martial arts. As much as I enjoy this show, Stephan Bonnar looks so uncomfortable. At times he seems like a robot that has learned about human emotions and expression solely by watching daytime TV. If bringing him in was a ploy to make us miss Kenny Florian while he’s locked away in a gym somewhere, mission accomplished.
After the jump, something that is not MMA but is still both fighting-related and awesome.
If you’re like me, you’ve been watching HBO’s 24/7 series in the run-up to the Roy Jones Jr.-Joe Calzaghe bout this weekend for two reasons: 1) Roy Jones is totally sweet, even in his advancing years, and 2) you can’t stop thinking about how great it would have been in the UFC had inked a deal with HBO and gotten one of these series done on, say, GSP-Penn II.
The production values are second to none, the story-telling feels effortless, and it pumps up a fight so effectively I’d pay $50 to see my neighbor fight his wife if there was a 24/7 series done on them first. Plus, they’re always arguing anyway. They might as well settle it once and for all.