Oh, Christ. There’s something really terrible about seeing yourself talk on video. It’s a similar feeling to hearing your own voice on the answering machine, only much worse. Anyway, this is me giving my UFC 98 predictions to RawVegas.tv and talking about what it’s like coming to Vegas to cover a UFC fight and staying at the sleazy Motel 6 across the street from the MGM Grand, which seemed to fascinate the Raw Vegas people for some reason. Personally I prefer their work in the genre of girls kissing other girls for money in Vegas nightclubs. That shit is art, yo.
Think of this video as a word of caution to all the kids out there considering becoming MMA writers. It’s not cool. In fact, it’s downright pathetic. Just when you think it can’t get any worse some people with a video camera come in and make you pretend to type on your laptop, even as you are visibly mouthing the words, "type, type, type." Congratulations to those of you who got the "Lawrence of Arabia" reference. You are nerds. And if you want to take issue with my picks, just check out who’s tied for first in the CBS Sports panel.
After the jump, Lyoto Machida‘s first fight, back when he was so young and so willing to come down to the ring in weird outfits.
(Props: MMA Scraps)
BTW, if anyone has any idea why Antonio Inoki slaps Machida around at around the nine-minute mark, by all means, enlighten us.