After hurtling through four events in four weeks, it almost felt weird to not have some fights lined up for the weekend. But then this happened and things got crazy. Catch up on the UFC's biggest rematch since Edgar-Maynard with the Morning Report.
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Pat Barry name-drops Dragon Ball Z and Phil Davis calls his shot for Evans vs. Jones.
Anderson Silva ventures out to fight with the indigenous tribes of Brazilians in this Globo TV report. Only a matter of time until Chael sees this and promptly has a field day with it.
Joe Rogan weighs in with his take on Condit-Diaz and the difficulty of judging from a commentator's perspective. (HT: Bloody Elbow)
The UFC finally uploaded their new pay-per-view intro (but no embedding allowed, of course), so for anyone that missed it the first time around, click the image below to watch.
Probably a little bit of A and a little bit of B.
Except rice milk. That stuff is weirdly delicious.
Here's what was announced yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012):
- Carlos Condit reportedly agreed to rematch Nick Diaz
- UFC on Fox 3: Danny Castillo (13-4) vs. John Cholish (8-1)
- UFC on Fuel TV 2: Akira Corassani (9-3) vs. Jason Young (8-5) confirmed
FANPOST OF THE DAY
In my years as an avid MMA fan, I've been lucky enough to attend two live UFC events. With that said, I've only attended two live events. I'm a young guy; my friends like watching MMA, and I love drinking beer. So where does that leave me? Spending anywhere from 6 to 15 or more hours per month sitting in a bar, usually craning my neck staring at a flat screen TV, either sipping or slamming an adult beverage.
The past several years spent watching UFC events in bars have been glorious. I love the atmosphere and I love those Saturday nights. With this experience, I've become accustomed to seeing the same little slices of fandom, almost entirely regardless of the bar. Without further ado, the following are the people or groups that I (and, I'm assuming, most BE readers) typically observe in their natural, violence-lusting, habitat.
Found something entertaining, brutal, or just plain bizarre for the Morning Report? Send it to me at @shaunalshatti and we'll include it in tomorrow's post.