COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA
LET YOUR SOUL GLO
UFC welterweight Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman’s Guide to Great Octagon Hair includes the following tips:
1. Trim your bangs before competition to prevent the annoying “hair flip.”
2. Wet your hair before putting on your walkout hat, or risk having a giant puff on the top of your head.
3. Don’t be embarrassed of shedding on your opponents— embrace it, hairy fellows.
SIX CARD BONUS
UFC 139 was the sixth time the UFC has given out dual Fight of the Night Bonuses. Dan Henderson, Shogun Rua, Wanderlei Silva, and Cung Le earned $70,000 apiece for their valiant efforts.
FUTURE FIGHTERS OF AMERICA
In the 197-pound bracket of the 2006 NCAA Wrestling Championship, four future UFC fighters earned All-American status: Phil Davis placed second, Chris Weidman placed sixth, and Ryan Bader placed seventh. Former UFC fighter Jake Rosholt won the tournament by beating Davis 10-3 in the finals.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Minutes before the UFC debuted on national television on UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos, a production crew painted over the blood spilled from earlier fights to make a fresh canvas.
Growing up, UFC heavyweight Pat Barry idolized Sagat, the Muay Thai expert in the Street Fighter video game. Barry is back in action against Christian Morecraft on Jan. 26 at UFC Fight Night 26. Sagat is back in action in Street Fighter X Tekken, which is due out in March.
INCREASE YOUR HORSEPOWER
The next time Alistair Overeem is in America, the self-professed horse meat eater will be happy to learn that U.S. Congress has restored funding for USDA inspectors to oversee the slaughter of horses, paving the way for slaughter and processing to resume for the first time since 2006.