Here is what you were sold tonight: A promising card that was to show nine fights streaming for free on an MMA site featuring some of the best flyweights in the world and former Bellator Featherweight champion Joe Soto. What you got delivered were five full-fights, two of which were featuring fighters who were over weight. You saw one round of the heavily-anticipated da Silva-Yamaguchi fight and saw none of the main event. God bless Giva Santana and Eddie Yagin for ending their fights in the first round, otherwise you probably wouldn't have seen the rest of those fights either.
This is why I'm smiling and laughing still.
As an MMA fan lying in the weeds and taking it in, you probably felt betrayed, annoyed, and angry. I don't blame you. Even though the Sherdog stream was "Free", you sacrificed your time, energy, maybe some food and drink, and maybe companionship to watch this card. Shit, you could have been seeing Captain America, and Captain America is fucking awesome!
My point is, my night was not ruined. In fact, it was incredible. Why? Because of the great guys on Bloody Elbow. We were given a lemon. A sour, dirty, rip-off lemon with a spinning white circle. Yet, I don't remember having as much fun in the comments section as I did tonight. These guys here made an awful MMA-night into a hilarious time. Burke, Fagan, Roth, Tonley, Mountaineer, ~~~, chris (at least we had 2/3 of the Triple Threat), Scabby, quips, lowell, Ackerson, schmuck, Robert, omoplata, jdd, duck, and a bunch I'm missing (I apologize) took our lemons and made the best, strongest, GHB-riddled lemonade they could find and it worked like a charm.
So please, from a fellow lurker and n00b that is now
beloved accepted, sign up, share your thoughts, make Bloody Elbow even more fun to be around.
Oh, and drinking is a plus.