When I mention my love of MMA to most non-fight friends know only one fighter: Chuck Liddell. It doesn’t matter that he has lost three of his last four fights. Maybe it’s his acting “career,” the fact that he briefly dated Willa Ford before she married Mike Modano, or his sweet tattoo. Still, people know him, so it’s not great for the UFC that their best known fighter was KO’ed on Saturday night. So Chuck, here is my plea to you: please retire.
I have been looking forward to doing this particular Hump Day Hottie since I began writing for Ladies… Waiting for the right time to share this hot, hot man was killer. This is Roger “El Matador” Huerta, an a mixed martial artist in the lightweight division of the UFC. He will be fighting Kenny Florian next Saturday, and the winner most likely will get a title shot. Please, do enjoy.
In this fight, he is using the jumbotron to see where to properly land his punches. Swoon!
See why I like MMA?
Last weekend saw two different televised MMA events: EliteXC on CBS, and World Extreme Cagefighting on Versus. The latter was a much, much, much better display of mixed martial arts than the former. One of the reasons for the excellent showing by the WEC was the California Kid, Urijah Faber, the featherweight WEC champion. Faber defeated MMA legened Jens Pulver in a unanimous decision. His win is not the reason he was chosen for HDH. His abs are.
Do you have match your shoes to those belts?
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“…who probably just ensured that Las Vegas will never ever ever ever ever get an NBA franchise. Ever.” I couldn’t agree more. [LOLJocks]
Someone is taking the Penguins signing Ty Conklin better than I am. Bad juju all over him. [Pittsburgh Sports and Mini-Ponies]
Best athlete character names in film . [Joe Sports Fan]
My favorite number-cruncher examines what goes into a “save”. [Kermit the Blog]
Special Guest Editor Andrea profiles Will Leitch (who?) for the “100 Most ‘Influential’ People in Sports”. [A Price Above Bip Roberts]
Picture of a giant bass? I’ll link to that. [Sports Gone South]
And finally, thanks to Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports for putting together a great night of LA sports bloggers this week. Miss Gossip of Fanhouse Fame, Brooks and Jason from Sports from Brooks, Lion in Oil guys, NBA nuts The Association, HC from You’ve Been Blinded, the LAist’s Adam, BoiFromTroy, and a few more I am sure I am forgetting. (Thanks for all the drinks!) Update – Larry has the page up [Larry Brown Sports]
And our Mail Bag Hottie of the Week…