The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Tysonesque

Oh dear.

Paulo Filho really isn’t coming back, is he?

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March 5, 2010 Posted by | MMA | Leave a comment

Ooooh Dear

“Tim Sylvia is next looking to fight against Mariusz Pudzianowski on April 23 and Wes Sims on June 5, his manager confirmed to MMA Fighting.”- Source

Times like this I wish we could replace the “MMA” category with an “MMA?” one. Tim Sylvia’s become funny enough that he’d make a great stand up comic, if only he wasn’t having such trouble with the standing up part of late.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | Boxing, MMA | Leave a comment

Let’s Get Stupid!

Couture! Toney! YES!

Fuck it, I’m on board with this. Couture has been losing his drawing-card mojo of late- consciously or not people know he’s done at heavyweight, he’s not really looked that great at 205, he’s clearly declined as a fighter and it’s starting to be reflected in the ehhhh buyrates he’s drawn against second-tier drawing card opponents. He’s not getting the next title shot at 205 (that’s Shogun), there’s an extremely good case for him not getting the subsequent shot (that’s the Rampage/Evans winner), so he’s at a loose end and needs something new to charge him up again as a draw- something, hopefully, which isn’t too big a threat given that he’s at a point in his career where losses mean more and he’s already played the dropping-in-weight card. Chuck and Tito in rematches would be obvious calls, but they’re busy; sooo… why not James Toney? It’ll be a freakshow type of event whose selling point is obvious, it’ll draw lots of casual eyeballs and you can book a semi-main for it featuring guys you want to make stars out of (Jon Jones- seriously, Jon Jones), Couture will win keeping him alive, Toney’s loss will be from wrestling so he can play the Kimbo-approved “I’m still learning” card, everybody benefits. In the outside chance that Toney pulls a Ray Mercer, all of a sudden his next fight is even huger and the money he’ll make for it will be enough to ensure he takes the fight unless the Klitschkos call.

The only obvious downside is that if it’s not a catchweight bout it’ll be at 205, and…well…Toney getting down to 205 will be an adventure. Still, they can break that chair when they sit on it. As it stands if you’re not going to do Kimbo vs. Toney this is a fine second idea, and actually one I prefer in some ways: it embraces the inherent freak show quality of James Toney in the octagon.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | Boxing, MMA | 2 Comments

Cromartie

…did the Jets just trade for the DB equivalent of Braylon Edwards?

March 5, 2010 Posted by | The Jets | Leave a comment