Just a sidenote. MiddleEasy photographer, Steve Ferdman (check out his stuff here and here) has me hooked on this FOX show called ‘More to Love‘. First it started off as a joke, now I’m emotionally attached to these people. I don’t know what happened, it wasn’t supposed to go down this way. Last week I wanted to cry myself to sleep because one of the chicks got kicked off that I had pegged to win. What does this have to do with Josh Barnett vs. Antonio Silva? Well we had our guy all hooked up to go Affliction: Trilogy aka ‘The end of the friggin world’ but Barnett got caught with anabolic steroids and that pretty much ended all hopes of seeing The Last Emperor on any Affliction card. Whoops, I nearly twisted my ankle kicking that dead horse.
Antonio Silva is scheduled to tangle with Big Jim York (guy has a 11-2 record and even has a 59 second verbal submission) at Sengoku X. Silva told Tatame magazine that if he defeated York, WVR officials informed him that he would be facing Josh Barnett in November at Sengoku XI for the Heavyweight title. That means in that really crappy month of November (it has Thanksgiving…only if you live in America) we will see Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin, Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers and Antonio ‘Big Foot’ Silva vs. Josh Barnett! That’s huge. Imagine if you had all those guys in one room. Now imagine if you threw a heavyweight title belt covered with t-bone steaks in the middle. They’ll probably be like…like…’Nice belt but what’s the deal with the steaks? You have a George Foreman grill Zeus? And why the hell are we in this room? How did we get here?’. Damn, I just ruined my own hypothetical scenario. [Source]