It’s sort of a busy week, so I have to put the focus on writing that actually pays. Apologies if it seems like I’m phoning it in over here.
Tons of awkwardness lately.
Video #1: Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida, Round 6
Start watching at 8:12 or click here
After their controversial fight last Friday, Clay Guida and Gray Maynard had words for each other while being attended to by doctors.
It’s said they’ve since patched things up.
Video #2: The Sonnen vs. Silva Conference Call
It sounds like Anderson Silva finally loses it, threatening to all but murder Chael Sonnen in cold blood. Even Dana White and company didn’t know what to make of it, abruptly ending the scheduled hour-long call a little less than thirty minutes in with Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz waiting on the line.
For what it’s worth: Anderson Silva is a weird guy. Very temperamental, a strange sense of humor, and unpredictable. His image is untarnished mostly because of a language barrier that prevents him from doing more media in the US. Even that, however, might be mostly an act; he speaks and has spoken fluent English in the past.
That said, while this verbal explosion may be organic, it’s more likely that he’s crazy like a fox and just doing what Sonnen’s been doing for months. By that I mean cutting promos and playing at being angry to drum up interest and money, not shooting steroids.
Video #3: “Hey, you have room in this elevator for—er…”
Before their fight last Saturday, Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva met in a crowded elevator with amusing results.
Video #4: The latest installment of “Heath Slater Jobbing for Old Men on RAW.”
This week it was Sid.
The real news here is that Sid was booked somewhere and actually fucking showed up.
“It was cool, but he can’t wrestle anymore,” said a friend. To which I replied, “Sid could wrestle?”
I kid. But holy shit, Sid sucked. Seriously. I can’t convey in words how awful he was.