Nothing says Christmas like a little ‘nog in your glass. Actually, nothing says Christmas like my drunk Uncle yelling at his neighbors because he thinks they’re trying to steal his 1983 Ford Bronco. Back in Pride, Lil Nog competed in perhaps the greatest MMA tournament in the history of MMA tournaments: Pride Grand Prix 2005. There will never be another moment in history where you have Rampage, Hendo, Igor, Arona, Overeem, Wandy, Lil Nog, Dean Lister, Nakamura, Randleman, Belfort, Sakuraba and Shogun all competing at middleweight and on the same card. If you can locate a better tournament (Super Hulk doesn’t count) then I will personally hand you the keys to my Uncle’s 1983 Ford Bronco along with his stash of Jim Beam, collection of hotel-sized shampoo bottles and vintage gold chains. Seriously.
Tonight at UFC 140, Lil Nog placed his closed hands on Tito Ortiz’s body a multitude of times; a number so high that the referee was forced to stop the bout in an attempt to prevent any further damage from occurring. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. Prior to UFC 140, I thought Tito Ortiz was simply a horrible match-up for Lil Nog. In his last two fights, Minotauro lost to two very tough wrestlers — so on paper, Tito Ortiz would just be another guy that would be able to stop Lil Nog. Fortunately for me, I was entirely too irresponsible to bet on tonight’s card. Besides, I would have done something unwise like drop January’s rent on Lyoto Machida.