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Maurice Smith Calls in Sick to Avoid YAMMA Show


(Maurice Smith becomes the latest YAMMA victim.)

Seriously. It’s now officially fucked up. Let’s count the fighters that Bob Meyrowitz’s YAMMA 1 event has lost to date:

– Headliner Don Frye
– Gary Goodridge
– Frye’s replacement, Patrick Smith
– Rex Richards
– Two undisclosed members of the heavyweight tournament

The fight card on YAMMA’s site has still not been updated, but we’ll try and keep score for ya’. It was reported earlier that Ricco Rodriguez had been tapped to fill in as one of the replacements in the eight-man tourney, but we’re still not sure where that one stands. Rex Richards was replaced by Kevin Jordan. Don Frye had pulled out for whatever reason — probably because he realized how terrible the card is — and Patrick Smith took over. Then Pat Smith had been dropped due to arrest scheduling and 90-year-old Maurice Smith had been submitted as his replacement.

Now 5 Ounces is reporting that Maurice Smith has pulled out due to sickness related to old age (okay, I added that last part). But it gets better. Nick Lembo, attorney for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, confirmed that Smith was dropping out, but then said the other Smith had been resubmitted. Pat Smith’s charges had been taken down a notch to misdemeanors so he would be able to compete. In case you’re lost by now, Patty would be fighting Oleg Taktarov at the show.

Gary Goodridge has yet to be replaced, but rest assured that the replacement will be well into his forties, if not fifties. Skip Hall should keep his phone on.

YAMMA 1 is scheduled for April 11th at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and we’ll wait until the 10th to publish the fight card, because it just might change. More importantly, those that care about Bob Meyrowitz should put him on round-the-clock suicide watch. This is just too much for one man to absorb.

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achilles but u can call me mike- March 29, 2008 at 2:41 am
say what u want a true king knows when 2 bow out.this is a mma website, its 4 u that i show up drunk, this should be 4 fighters n fight fans (the website) homoz. Frank knew when 2 say uncle. he has all my respect as does Le.like the king of greece (b4 lionitis)i dont remember his name, but that guy, he was dethroned and rose above the ranks of the enemy n came back. a SHAMROCK if not thee SHAMROCK will do the same. ALL HAIL THE LEGEND!
Peterw- March 28, 2008 at 4:11 am
This event is so fucked haha
Captain Hank Scorpio Popetastic Esq.- March 27, 2008 at 7:06 pm
The plot thickens... much like vomit left in the sun.
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