Every Christmas while I was a kid my parents would buy one of those big giant boxes of Whitman’s Sampler chocolates. It seemed it would always come down to one or two candies left in the box that myself and my little brother would have to strategically compete for dibs on the last pick. There was always that one weird white mystery filling chocolate inside that tasted nasty and no one wanted, so being the first one to ask Mom for a candy when the box got down to almost nothing was like winning the kid lottery.
If I asked first, I could grab the box and then run to my brother’s room and open in front of his face so he could see the two remaining chocolates. One being a delicious chocolate covered caramel and the other that nasty mystery goo filled dark chocolate covered log. I could then stick out my tongue and shout, “I asked first!” and snatch the delcious caramel from the box and chew it victoriously in front of his face. That sounds horrible, but don’t feel sorry for him-he was a red haired ginger when he was a boy-and everyone knows all ginger children are evil. He did many more terrible things to me including throwing stink bombs into my room and trying to set my hair on fire. So you see, I had to relish any victory I could manage over him at the time.
Maybe being the first one to ask Joe Silva for a fight is the UFC equivalent of last piece of yummy candy in the box competition between siblings. In the case of Joe Lauzon and Gray Maynard being scheduled to fight at UFC 155 in December-at first it was a he-say, he-say battle as to who really asked for the fight first. Joe has been saying he was first, but on Sunday in a UFC.com posting, Gray Maynard seemed to claim his camp asked first.
“Lauzon is saying he asked for this fight and it’s funny because we made the call for it too,”
Well today Joe decided he would just like to “set the record straight” and shared a screenshot of a text conversation with the fight candyman himself-Joe Silva. Looks like Joe wins the right to yell “First!”: [Source]