Tomorrow is almost upon us, and with it, the end of another long dry spell for UFC fans. UFC 154 in Montreal is a solid card, and is finally giving the welterweight division the much needed title bout that has been missing from it's ranks. Montreal is going to be the venue for some great fights tomorrow night, and the sizzling event opener, a bout between hot prospect Steven Siler and Darren Elkins is a fantastic way to kick off an event. With both men on three fight win streaks, you can almost count on a barn burner. After all, one of these guys will be walking away with a broken streak, so you can pretty much bet the farm on this being an all out battle.
I've recently started adding a standard question to my list whenever I interview these guys, and hope to be able to make a running series for our readers, based on the answers I get. The question that begs to be answered is, 'Have you had any street fights, and if so, describe the details.' Recently, I spoke with Darren Elkins, and he had an epic street fight story. Fighting in a men's room is something you see in a movie, or on the pilot episode of Burn Notice. I never expected Darren to come out with this epic tale, but I'm glad he did, so I could share it with you guys. Here's the story:
The last street fight I got into was a bar fight. I don't really go out to bars anymore. Anyway, there was this guy, and he was trying to fight one of my buddies. They ended up having some words. I think they pushed each other, and got kicked out of the bar. We were with a group of people. My wife and all her friends were there.
After we got kicked out, we went to another bar. When we got there, this same guy ended up there and was hitting on my wife and calling her all kinds of names right in front of me, all because she told him she was married. I told him, 'Hey man, you need to get out of here now.' As soon as I saw that he ended up in the same place we did, again, I knew there was going to be trouble. I told him that, and he walked away.
About ten minutes later, I go to the bathroom, and as I'm peeing, the guy sucker punches me. He like runs up and punches me in my face. This happened mid-pee. I was unzipped and everything. I finished up, zipped up, and took another punch in the process. After I zipped up, well, let's just say I beat him up. I pushed him up against the bathroom stall, I hit him with a couple right hands, I kneed him and pretty much stomped his ass.
As I'm punching him in the face, the guy says, 'I'm done.' I'm like, 'What about when I was pissing? Where did these rules come in? What about the rules that you don't f*cking punch somebody when they're at the urinal peeing?' He's like 'I'm done! I'm done!' like that was going to stop me from giving him one more. Now he has rules? No way. I didn't hurt him permanently or anything, I just taught him a lesson about sucker punching people at a urinal. Hopefully that's my last street fight. It was definitely an awkward situation.
The moral to this story? No matter where you are, if you use the bathroom in a public place, especially in a bar, always watch your back. It could save you from a story like this. You can catch Darren tomorrow night as the first fight on the Facebook prelims of the UFC 154 card from Montreal.
You can follow Darren via his Twitter account, @Darren_Elkins