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The week's most interesting bits from the world of combat sports. This edition features Floyd Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, and several promoters reaction to Manny Pacquiao's loss, Georges St. Pierre's surprise, and some weird toilet humor.
A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse
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THE PACQUIAO FINISH ACTUALLY REMINDED ME OF RICH FRANKLIN VS. CHUCK LIDDELL
"In Hong Kong, just watched the pacman v Marquez fight.What a punch. Walked right onto it. Pacman was winning I thought. Still in shock." -Ricky Hatton
"Was I dreaming or did Bob Arum ruin the PAC vs May showdown... Marquez had dynamite on that right hand! Great job Juan." -Oscar De La Hoya
"As an expert of the sport, the strategy and style were the same. The difference was the confidence, speed and explosive power." -Oscar De La Hoya
"Arum couldn't have fucked that fight up anymore if he tried!!! Horrible promoter" -Dana White
"My prayers go out to the Pacquiao family. I know he loves the sport of boxing, so hopefully he can bounce back Floyd Mayweather, surprised? Well he still ended with this classic line though:" -
"But it was a good thing that he was able to come into the sport, you know, piggyback off my name, and get a bunch of endorsement deals and make a good living. That's a great thing."
"***NEWSFLASH***!!! Quentin Jackson refuses fight w/cardboard "standee" of Uriah Faber at MMA memorabilia store; cites "Fear of Paper Cuts"." -Chael Sonnen
"MY NEXT FIGHT WILL BE AT LIGHTWEIGHT." -Diego Sanchez, against Gomi in Japan I hope.
"When I fight Rory, I promise you, It will either be a 3 or 5 round fight! I will not finish that fight on purpose! I'll torture him!" -Siyar Bahardurzada, seems upset about BJ Penn's loss.
""All I want for Christmas is you"… to get hit by a semi-truck!" -Tim Kennedy
"Please check out and follow Super Fight League. When looking good is not enough. " -
DUET WITH ARIANNY CELESTE? PLEASE?
"Got back home yesterday and working on something special for the next couple of days... Can't say more for now!" -Georges St. Pierre
"Too soon??? Nah. Lol. Sh*t Happens." -Zoila Gurgel
"I don't see what's the big deal." -Renato Laranja
"Typical" -Daron Cruickshank, with yet another bathroom photo.
"Son. Of. A. Bitch... Why can’t I ever catch people doing shit like that? I’d have given him the stereo after I whooped his ass... Dude took a $5 iPod USB cord but left my Ray-Bans. Appreciate that." -Jason High
"Noosa beach bombshells" -Brittney Palmer