Jon Madsen looks like the kind of guy would stick around and help clean up after a keg party, even if he didn’t have to. Although I’ve actually never met Jon Madsen, after watching The Ultimate Fighter: Rampage vs. Rashad, that’s the impression I was left with. He also strikes me as the kind of person that would help you find your keys in a dark parking lot and a righteous dude. He would even let you choose which side of the booth you wanted to sit on at Denny’s. Maybe I’m wrong about Jon Madsen, but he seems like a nice guy. It’s a shame that on October 23rd, the UFC has decided to put Gilbert Yvel in the cage with him.
You see, Gilbert Yvel is not such a nice guy. Growing up, the dude ate other kids spleens at recess and his teachers realized he was too raw for school. Remember all those ‘Fatality’ codes in Mortal Kombat that you scrambled into your Playstation controller? Every one of those was based off something Gilbert Yvel has done to his past opponents. Dude is one of the most methodical strikers in MMA, and you have to imagine he’s more motivated than ever to earn his first win in the UFC coming off of two straight losses. With Lesnar vs. Velasquez headlining the card in Anaheim, California, consider the addition of Gilbert Yvel vs. Jon Madsen the UFC’s way of saying “I love you” to the fans and “We’re just not that into you” to Jon Madsen. Luckily the national wrestling champion has plenty of time to learn how to protect his spleen between now and UFC 121. [Source]