It’s enough that Crooklyn from Tapout Radio, Maggie Hendricks from Yahoo! Sports and all those chicks at GalsGuideToMMA think Cheick Kongo is the hottest human to ever grace the octagon. Damn him and his perfectly chiseled chest, ripped abs, toned arms, smooth skin, illustrious fashion sense and alluring French accent. If you never used a cheat code to beat Grand Theft Auto 3 and participated in a few of those ‘Race for the Cure’ marathons, when you die God will reincarnate you as Cheick Kongo. That’s your reward for doing a lifetime of good and not using a magnifying glass to roast ants and small beetles (that means you’re out).
Kongo’s obliteration of Paul Buentello’s thighs last Sunday at UFC on Versus has earned the Frenchman a very cool $110,000 payday which included a $55,000 win bonus. If Cheick would have disposed of Buentello through some mind-bending KO, ZUFFA would have topped off his check with another $50,000 making his total payday an astonishing $160,000. Unfortunately, Buentello tapped via strikes to the leg which is groundbreaking, but not as amazing as Clay Guida defeating Shannon Gugerty via submission. The last time Clay Guida won by submission, EliteXC, IFL and Pride FC were all pegged to be ‘the next UFC’. What a difference four years makes. [Source]