How many neighborhood puppies do I have to threaten in order to get a four-man tournament between Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard? What laws of physics need to be established in order to make this happen within the next three years? It doesn’t need to be sanctioned, just have it on one of those off-shore military bases that has been transformed into a country, like the Principality of Sealand. Back in World War II, the UK established a few military bases to help defend the country from potential air raids from Germany. One of these military bases was set only four miles away from the border separating the international waters of the North Sea and UK’s territorial waters. In short, the UK military just created an artificial island that was game for anyone that wanted to claim it. In 1967, some guy and his wife found the abandoned base and proclaimed to be prince and princess of the ‘island’. Today, you can get your very own Sealand ID card (which actually holds up in court), a very tight shirt proclaiming your love for Sealand, or you can host your very own off-shore online casino that is perfectly legal since it’s the country’s main source of income.
However, all this was written just to give you guys a place on this planet in which an unsanctioned, four-man lightweight tournament can not only be held legally, but can also be streamed online while you play Texas Hold’em on your laptop. Granted, all of this may sound ridiculous, but if you have an idea on how to unify the ZUFFA belts, as well as Bellator’s strap, tell Gilbert Melendez. Judging from this interview, he seems like a guy that really wants to know.