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 from the 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 match up until we have our ultimate champion.
We end the Round of 32 in the Steve Jennum Region. The matchups:
(1) Alan Belcher's Johnny Cash tattoo vs. (8) Cecil Peoples, in every form
(5) Bellator event locations vs. (13) Tito Ortiz's postfight excuses
(3) "Never leave it in the hands of the judges" vs. (6) James Toney
(2) Bob Reilly and the (lack of) regulation in NY vs. (10) UFC media policy
Photos courtesy of UFC.com, Sherdog.com, Jeff Sherwood, Google Image Search, and my own private UFC stash.
Voting after the jump. Polls open until midnight ET tomorrow.