Since I am clearly incompetent in fight picking, I shall turn pick duties over to my BFF Carlos B. Dog. -Spilled
The day of my first fight, May 2007. Pacific Northwest, USA
The sun burns hot on the back of my neck and reflects back up into my face from the fiberglass beneath my feet. My lips, sun scorched and cracked while my hands all but glow white once de-gloved. I am shades of red, white, and brown from days of changing work clothes in attempt to combat the unpredictable sun rays. Having finally broke 100 degrees I wear an undershirt and if not for regulations I would do without that. Mornings of frost hardened grounds and overcast skies, turning a menacing grey and threatening to spit chill seemed to be behind us. That said, summer skies have given way to hail and lightning in the midst of a summer afternoon before, such is the nature of Idaho weather. For now I am content, my Irish glow burned red, for the cold I was not made, I welcome the heat.
Okay, the mothafuckin’ experts dropped the ball and didn’t do a podcast for this card. But here are my picks. Maybe Dom and Patrick will leave their picks in the comments. Feel free to do the same. On to the picks…
UFC Lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg will be fighting undefeated Brazilian Elias Silverio tonight at UFC Fight Night 35 in his first fight since his split decision win over crafty, tough veteran Yves Edwards. Ike has been out just a couple of weeks short of a year due to a back injury that forced him out of a fight with UFC veteran Sam Stone. Tonight he hopes to keep that win streak that extends all the way back to 2007 rolling and I know that he’s been itching to get back in the octagon for a while now.
Now, I consider Ike a friend but that doesn’t mean I won’t ask him the hard hitting questions.
SBOI: Ike, you’re fighting tomorrow night in Georgia in your first fight in almost a year. I have to ask you…. Is it weird fighting on a Wednesday? Cause it’s kinda weird watching fights on a Wednesday.
IKE: A little, yeah. Ha.
SBOI: Well, good luck tonight, Ike. I’ll definitely be tuning in to watch your fight when the prelims start Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT.
IKE: Thanks, man.
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In a spectacular finish to 2013, The Mothafuggin’ Experts return to break down an exciting UFC 168. Featuring two title fight rematches, the Warmaster and plenty of the art of violence for the connoisseur of mixed martial arts.
(photo by Shelby Jones)
Guess who? That’s right! The experts are back and breaking down UFC 167 GSP vs Hendricks in the crazy and somehow surprisingly accurate manner you all know and love.
Man of Steel
by James Chaney
Voices echo, reacting to the thud of a clean powershot. I felt nothing… was it a left? Was it a right? No matter, I feel nothing. I’m made of steel. Dull and empty. I don’t feel. I’m a million miles away from the fleshy automaton relegated to maintaining its directive: Move forward… absorb damage… attempt victory.