Sometimes this sport
makes you shake your head, more to the point, the actions of those involved
force you to shake your head. This is
the first weekly installment of what will be a tongue in cheek look at the
head shaking “Really?” moments. If you
make this article, don’t be angry, at me at least, you did it to yourself.
Ok, this report includes some of the April Fools hijinks and
reactions to them, as well as other news items that had me both scratching and
shaking my head this week. Sit tight and
enjoy the ride.
Really? So Wanderlei Silva decided it would be funny
to announce he was stepping in to face Gegard Mousasi after it was learned that
Alexander Gustafsson cut himself and could be out of the fight with Gegard
Mousasi. Come on Wand, it’s funny at
first, but when pressed, you’ve got to be willing to come off of your
I think it was funny that so many people took the ball and
ran with it, but hey, maybe that was your goal.
Either way, it’s one thing to say it on twitter, but it’s quite another
to continue the prank when media people contact you directly. That being said, Dana never confirmed it, so
if you ran with the story and got burned, shame on you.
Really? Speaking of which, really Gustafsson? Tripped and hit turnbuckle? Not since Kevin Randleman tripped on a pipe
and hit his head backstage at UFC 24 has a fighter done something so silly to
cost himself a main event.
Now, their have been photos of him surfacing and the cut
doesn’t look that bad. Dana is very
upset that he was pulled from the event, and he blames the Swedish commission
for being too careful with Gustafsson.
Either way, he slipped and hit the turnbuckle and cost himself a main
event in his home country….really?
Really? So Ariel Helwani got his panties in a bunch
following the April Fools joke Wanderlei Silva played. He wasn’t just upset; he went as far as to
chastise Silva. Be very careful Mr.
Helwani, while Wand might like you, he doesn’t like being talked down to, and
you’re a little light in the ass to talk down to The Axe Murderer. Here’s a taste of what Ariel had to say.
Relax Ariel, there's more to the story
Jeremy Botter also was a touch upset, but Tim Kenendy helped
put it all in perspective. Bottom line,
if you have an issue, or concern, or problem, you’re best bet is to consult Tim
Kennedy. It’s best to get on his good
side before the Zombie Apocalypse. Here’s
his take on Wand making up the fight.
Tim Kennedy dropping knowledge
Now after all the venom spilled at Wanderlei, it seems he
was approached about taking the fight, and then told to keep it close and play
it as a joke. Long story short, simply because
you’re in a place to report news, doesn’t make you in a place to judge the news-makers. Wand Silva is a treasure,
show the proper respect dammit!
Really? Let me
sum this little dandy up the best I can.
Person A was born with a penis.
Person A later decides to remove penis, turn it into a va-jay-jay and
take hormones to become a woman. Person A then decides to fight women in cages
without disclosing prior penis to said women.
commission determines no fraud was committed.
I don’t know even where to start with this. In my best Austin Powers, “Fallon Fox is man
baby.” She should not be allowed to
fight women, certainly without their knowledge of Fox’s past. Shame on you Florida.