A pugilistic early Xmas present from Uncle Dana: fights tomorrow and Saturday night. You'll, alas, have to pay for Saturday's main card (unless you truck it over here and watch in my basement - please bring Kamchatka, thanks!).
Rose Namajunas, today's Mr R special, will fight last Monday's Mr. R special, Paige Vanzant at UFC Fight Night on Thursday, December 10 (see there's a method to the scrawl-selection madness - on occasion, lol).
BTW: if you're one of the good people of the world, you should be rooting for Clev-burg to beat the Bad Browns tonight. Go Clev-burg!!!!
Today's Mr. R. Special is (are?) Octagon Girls Red Dela Cruz and Arianny Celeste. Hung out with the ESOPers, Will, JA, Fiene, Dr. J, Rich, Fully, Deana, D-Rock and Natasha last week in Vegas where Rousey's pre-fight line was -2000; Holm +1000 (in other words, one needed to bet 2k on Rousey to win 100 and a 100 bet on Holm won you 1000). Holm's shocking KO proved, once again, why MMA is such an exciting, unpredictable sport. BTW, I didn't bet, but would have put money on Rousey (I am mr loser, right?)
Thought Saturday's fights started at 10 pm, flipped on the TV and watched Rockhold get his hand raised beside a bloody, beaten Machida. The good news: UFC events are re-broadcast more than Seinfeld episodes.
Saturday's UFC was a great illustration of how unpredictable MMA fights are. Dos Anjos complete and utter domination of Pettis was the most surprising championship bout result since Dillashaw vs. Barao.
Reading Slott and Ramos' run on Amazing Spider-Man - it's so much fun. Loved the Spider Island story where both JJJ and MJ (and everyone else in NYC) get Spidey powers. Sure, everyone rightly hates the One-More-Day reboot, but it's lead to some great, entertaining stories from Slott. He gets that Spider-Man is about Peter Parker as much as it's about the superhero.
Me and Scott went to the Arnold MMA fights Friday in Columbus. Six of eight brawls on the card were amateurs. Always fun watching live fights, but there's something wrong with everyone making money off the event, except the guys and gals inside the cage getting their brains and bodies beat to a pulp.