Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Starting today....

I'm going to use this alot more. No one cares, I'm sure, but since I left MCTC I haven't been doing much writing, and I've sort of picked up the bug again. I'll probably review movies that I see/television that is notable (to me)/MMA events/anything that comes to mind.

Last night's episode of House, for example, was incredible. Everything that makes that show fun was present, and the House/Cuddy stuff was pushed to the back burner. Watching House and Wilson try and wrangle in the (HOT) woman that lives next door to their new apartment was hilarious fun, and watching Hanson try and outwit Foreman was equally fun. If you haven't watched House the past few seasons, check out last night's episode on Hulu ASAP: you won't be disappointed.

Also of note, last night, was the UFC's Ultimate Fight Night event. Unfortunately, Nate Diaz came up short in his fight against Gray Maynard, but he put on a hell of a performance. What was surprising, though, is how anti-Diaz/pro-Maynard Joe Rogan and Jeff Goldberg were. I'm fully aware of their often misguided exuberance towards one fighter or another, but typically it's in a case where one fighter is a star or a star in the making, and the other is lesser known. In this case, I just didn't get it. Maynard is far from being a star, and Diaz is just as marketable. It is funny, though, how if you just listened to the commentary, you would think that Diaz got absolutely tooled... Maynard's face and Diaz relatively unmarked mug told a different story, of course.

I'm also surprised with how often Rogan/Goldberg mention Nick Diaz whenever Nate fights. Of all the Strikeforce products that I would expect them to talk about - and I assume that talking about him is the UFC's way of letting Nick know that he's welcome back should he ever leave Strikeforce - Nick Diaz would be the last person I'd expect. I guess it makes sense in that Dana White/Joe Silva always like guys that come to fight - and make no mistake, if a Diaz brother is in the cage they bring it - but between his erratic behavior and possible inability to get licensed in California/Nevada due to... medication problems, it would've seemed unlikely to me that they really want him back. Here's hoping it happens, though... I'd love nothing more than to see Nick take the strap off of GSP.

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