After a long and extensive process, esteemed colleague Brent Brookhouse and I are proud to bring you the 2011 Bloody Elbow Tournament of Bad, an idea stolen from local Chicago sports radio show Boers and Bernstein. The concept is simple: compile a list of 64 of the worst things related to the sport of MMA and pit them against one another in an NCAA Tournament-style bracket. You, the readers, vote on each matchup until we have our ultimate champion.
Welcome back, dear reader. Over the weekend, male fighters with tramp stamps, "live" interviews during UFC Fight Night, Aleksander Emelianenko competing with Hepatitis C, and no knees to the head on the ground advanced to round two in the Harold Howard Region. Check out the updated bracket.
Here's what on top today:
(6) MMA in a ring vs. (11) Bruce Buffer's pronunciation of "Leicester"
(3) Kazushi Sakuraba's right ear vs. (14) Dana White showing off wealth in vlogs
(7) UFC's Youtube policy vs. (10) Outdoor MMA
(2) Frank Shamrock's braces vs. (15) Jorge Rivera's UFC 127 videos
Photos courtesy of Fight! Magazine, Susumu Nagao, Sherdog, Stephen Morrison, Youtube, Google Image Search, Dana White's Twitter, and MS Paint.
Voting after the jump. Polls close at midnight ET tomorrow.