Hide your arms, Jon Olav Einemo is BACK

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is one of those shows where you look at it now and you wonder why you didn’t burn your eyes out with matches when you were a kid. Back in the day, there was a rumor going around the net that Jon Olav Einemo played the voice of Conky the Robot in the show. That would put him at about the age of nine when the show aired, which isn’t that far-fetched. However, this rumor was started in the past when people were too lazy to check IMDB. Of course, it turned out to be one of the most absurd accusations in MMA history.

What matters most is that Jon Olav Einemo is back in MMA and his return to the sport was supposed to be today at a Golden Glory bout in Sarajevo that also featured Alistair Overeem, Semmy Schilt, Valentijn Overeem, Stefan Leko and Denis Stojnić all fighting on the same card. The event has now been pushed back to May 29th due to some sponsors backing out (which always seems to be the case). Regardless as to when this card goes down, the fact is Jon Olav Einemo is back in the game and the heavyweight division should collectively put up it’s red flag.

A few years ago, people were saying that the only guy that could beat Fedor was Einemo. Dude’s first five fights were finished early in the first round and all of them came via submission. When he finally arrived in Pride in 2006 (after a three year layoff), he was matched against Fabricio Werdum whose only loss was a controversial decision with Sergei Kharitonov (another dude that I would love to see fight on American soil). Einemo eventually lost a decision in his Pride debut and decided to leave the organization a few weeks later. Nine months later, Einemo fought James Thompson in Belgium, won via armbar and then abruptly disappeared from the MMA world.

Props to Golden Glory for finally nagging Einemo long enough to return to mixed martial arts, we all missed you. [Source]

Published on April 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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