Sunday Morning Coming Down
to the hand” is the new, “Guilty as Charged”
Not long after Vitor Belfort helped Luke Rockhold lay out
his mat for his kindergarten slumber, he was at the press conference,
celebrating his victory when a member of the media dared to ask him a question
about his TRT usage. Vitor frowned on
the question and said, “You’re boring man, you’re boring. Please get out of here; I am not going to
talk to you. Talk to the hand.” Yes,
Vitor Belfort told another grown man to, “Talk to the hand.” Benjamin Grimm needs a timeout. If you
don’t know who that is, Google it, chuckle and then get back to this
I mean, Vitor is just becoming an unstoppable force these
days. If he needs TRT, what hope is
there for the rest of us? He will likely
have to keep fighting outside of the US,
as Keith Kizar, per Damon Martin, said the NSAC was “unlikely” to issue Belfort a TRT exemption,
which wouldn’t bode well for the Bionic Brazilian.
Dana White isn’t crazy about TRT, and fighters who are using
it as an unfair advantage or out of a necessity after abusing steroids, should be
stopped. It’s the slipperiest of slopes
right now in the UFC, and one issue that could curb the growing sport’s popularity
among new fans. Nobody wants to see
better fighting through chemistry.
What an amazing debut by “Jacare” in the UFC last
night. He is as talented as anyone in
the sport with the submission game, and his stand up looks to be improving as
well. While it may not be fair to hand
him the keys to the castle based on a victory of Chris Camozzi. Chris is game, but he’s not anywhere near the
top of the food chain at 185.
That being said, Souza looked tremendous, winning the
striking exchanges, quickly catching Camozzi in an oma plata, and then utilizing
a sick arm triangle to get the victory and amp up the Brazilians in the
crowd. It’ll be interesting to see who
he fights next. More on that at the end
of this article.
Puff, Puff, give
up a bunch of cash! Or Cat gets “Carawayed”
Oh Pat Healy, that was one expensive high. While it’s idiotic that these guys even test
for MJ, the sad fact is, they do, and you have to play by the rules. Marijuana isn’t performance enhancing, unless
you’re talking about the ability to eat Cheetos and Oreo cookies, then yeah,
unfair advantage. The UFC’s decision to
strip his bonus money was a dick move, giving it to Bryan Caraway was just
insult to injury.
I have an idea, let’s take the bonus money from a guy who went to war for your
company and had an amazing fight with Jim Miller, because at some point leading
up to it, he smoked a little weed. Then,
why don’t you give that money to another guy, who happens to think it’s fun to
elbow women in the head. It’s a mind
blower. Weed, bad. Hitting women, ah
If Nate would have just called Bryan an "instigating little man, with small man complex, with a famous and more talented girlfriend", he would have been fine.
Cat Zingano informed the world that Caraway delivered the
elbow before the weigh ins between Cat and Miesha, and there were witnesses to
the shameful act of stupidity. Mind you,
this is the same guy who threatened to break Ronda Rousey’s arm. Maybe the honchos at the UFC should look into
this situation, before we find Liz Carmouche with a black eye somewhere saying,
“I don’t know officer, it looked like a Bryan Caraway puppet, being worked from
above by Miesha Tate. That’s crazy
though, isn’t it?” Is it?
Well, 5 out 6 is
an improvement…but it sucks for Evan Dunham
I tweeted last night that the judges were doing a great job,
and were spot on early in the evening after nailing a few decisions. Then, I had to leave for awhile and I got a
message from @shelbybelfast that read, “Spoke too soon.” Turns out I did. When I came home and watched the FX fights,
it was clear Evan Dunham got the bitter end of a bad decision against Rafael
The judging needs to be spot on; it can’t go 4 for 6 or even
5 for 6. They need to work until they
get them all right, or the sport is made weaker. Hopefully Evan is not released on the heels
of that decision. Can’t imagine he would
Who’s next? Fights to make after UFC on FX8
Vitor Belfort vs. Chael P. Sonnen (obviously since Chael
called him Unstoppable, he’s setting up the future fight.) (( Little does Chael know, another Brazilian
is going to knock him out before that can happen.))
Luke Rockhold vs. Alan Belcher
Jacare Souza vs. Yushin Okami
Moving on Up,
Moving on Out!
We had a few fighters who used their performances to cement
their place on the UFC roster, and some who used it to nearly guarantee their
dismissal. Here’s who’s going up and
away, and who’s just going away.
Jacare Souza – Moving on Up!
Vitor Belfort – Moving on Up!
Jeremy Larsen – Moving on Out!
Roger Hollett – Moving on Out!
John Cholish – Moving on Out! (Retired)