I'll let you in on a little secret, kids. Kid Nate's out of town for a week, and he left Brent and I the keys to his mid-size economy sedan. What a fool, right? We decided to down a couple wine coolers and let the road guide us. Some local authorities pulled us over, though, and we admitted to partaking in some adult beverages. They let us off with a laugh when we showed them the Seagram's. Boy, were we lucky. We parked at the far end of the airport runway, threw on the Laverne and Shirley theme song, and just enjoyed each other's company. What a night.
It's gonna be a fun week, everyone.
- Zuffa now insures all fighters under contract for injuries sustained out of competition. Somewhere, Joe Stevenson's doctor is drowning his sorrows at the bottom of a cerveza.
- Speaking of injuries, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard both suffered them, and their title fight/rubber match is off the UFC 130 card. I'm sure Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill will prove to be a suitable replacement in the main event.
- Anthony Pettis accepted an offer to fight Maynard, if the latter had chosen to fight through his injury at UFC 130. Gray declined, which is too bad as I would have taken great pleasure in snuffing out that "WEC unification bout" early. Oh well. Go Clay, go!
- Roy Nelson talked about three-minute rounds in MMA, and our readership made a lot of bad fat jokes in the comments.
- Fraser Coffeen opined about Georges St. Pierre's search for greatness. I'm not sure what the problem is, because you can find greatness in every bar in America.
- Bellator poached Douglas Lima from Maximum Fighting Championships. Mark Pavelich wasn't too happy about that, you know.
- KJ Gould profiled NCAA D-1 wrestling champ Jordan Burroughs, and made it sound like Daniel Cormier is stalking Burroughs like John Calipari stalks 15-year-old basketball prodigies.