(“He tore through the heavyweight division, then ALMOST shocked the world…”)
MMAJunkie reports that Jacob Volkmann and Paul Kelly will meet on the undercard at UFC 116. Also according to Junkie, She-Cyborg will fight the always-tough TBD on Strikeforce’s June 26 co-promotion with M-1 Global.
Bellator Announces Two More Bantamweight Tourney Entrants
The Chicago-based, tournament-format Bellator Fighting Championships announced the addition of two more bantamweights to its season-three tourney. Danny Tims fought his way in with a win at last week’s BFC show in Kansas City and he is joined by EliteXC veteran Mark Oshiro and Ulysses Gomez. According to the press release, Oshiro (12-2, 3-0 EliteXC) a civilian electrician working on submarines in the Pearl Harbor ship yard in Hawaii. Gomez (6-1), says Bellator, is the younger brother of Herculez Gomez, a professional soccer player in MLS and the Mexican Primera Division.
“That Was A Large Serving”
Today on “The Jim Rome Show,” Van Smack talked about Lyoto Machida’s recent comments to Ariel Helwani about Dana White’s criticism of the judges decision at UFC 104. I agree with Rome that telling White how to run his business is a good way to piss him off (no pun intended), but if I were D-Dub, I’d be happy that Machida was showing a little bit more life than his stoic samurai warrior routine. Rome also referenced MMAFanhouse’s interview with Lyoto Machida’s father, Yoshizo, in which he downs a cup of his own urine. There are several things that trouble me about this video and none of the have to do with the actual drinking of wang water.
First, I know your son is a UFC baller now but Yoshizo, a Silver Star shirt and long hair? You’re the dude we can count on to roll into the arena looking like you just walked out of feudal Japan. It’s part of the Machida mystique. Come correct. Second, did you just drop trou in the corner and fill a cup like your probation officer is jamming you up? I know Canada is rustic but do they not have men’s rooms in your hotel? Third, who is in charge of labeling over at Zuffa? You couldn’t drop a printed sign on that shipping crate? Who got loose with the Rustoleum?