When I saw the news that Takanori Gomi was going to fight in Affliction III, I stopped everything I was doing just to put it on MiddleEasy.com. Any Gomi news is worth postponing that ‘bathroom trip’ you had planned for three hours. Also, note to everyone. If you’re in court and the judge tells everyone that they should say ‘Guilty, Not Guilty or No Contest’ when their name is called, whatever you do…don’t yell ‘General Megatron‘ whenever they call your name. You might get a few laughs but the judge will automically place your name at the end of the pile…hence the ‘bathroom trip’ that I had planned for the past three hours.
Regardless, any guy that goes by the ‘Fireball Kid’ is worth jumping up and down and throwing a few papers around in your office. It was rumored that Gomi was going to fight Brett Cooper but after Cooper got served a raw deal by Waachim Spiritwolf (dude sounds like he should be a character off of Mortal Kombat) he was cut from Affliction III. Gomi holds the record for the fastest knockout in Pride FC taking only 6 seconds to KO Ralph Gracie with a knee (that was Ralph Gracie’s last fight by the way). Dude was the Shooto Welterweight Champion and held the title for two years. He decided that he was going to drop weight and go for the Pride FC lightweight belt which only took him 3:56 and one punch to KO Hayato Sakurai. Even though Pride is 6 feet under, Gomi still holds the Pride FC belt (which he probably places alongside all the necks he’s collected in his career). This Affliction III card is just getting ridunkulously better as the weeks go by and it’s only a few weeks away. [Source]