Everyone forget Gary Goodridge’s showing against Gegard Mousasi at Dynamite!! 2009. No one really knew just what the hell happened there. It was like Gary was constantly in ‘Oh damn, I’m about to get hit with a punch’ mode. Erase that from your long-term memory and replace it with that image of Shaquille O’neal starring in Kazaam. That should give you a few nightmares next week. Alternatively, you can replace it with the same Gary Goodridge that went to a decision with Paul Buentello in Affliction’s ‘Banned’ card back in 2008. If you’re not aware, Referee Mario Yamasaki is organizing a card in Washington, DC that will feature Pedro Rizzo vs. Gary Goodridge as a main event on May 15th. Tatame Magazine gets the scoop, I get sloppy seconds much like the past 10 years of my life.
This will be the second card organized by Mario Yamasaki. The first one resides in a land of obscurity that can only be retrieved by the most avid MMA aficionado. Whoever can tell me the main event of that card gets one of our new MiddleEasy tshirts that will debut next week. Seriously, if you can find the main event of Mario Yamasaki’s first card, I will ship you a limited edition American Apparel/MiddleEasy t-shirt directly to your door free of charge. I only request the impossible in order to get rare MiddleEast schwag. The first correct entry wins, the other ones will get complimentary pats on the back by some invisible hot chick that will visit you sometime today. [Source]