I elbowed every ketchup bottle, vanilla scented candle and empty cereal box I could when Wallid Ismail made a celebrity appearance in Paulo Thiago’s corner. He wasn’t even in his corner, he was just ‘a guy on da side’. If you have Wallid Ismail on your side, there’s a good chance that your opponent will instantly turn ‘cheeken’ and be ‘fraid of you’. Wallid held it down when Gracie’s were running stuff in the BJJ game. Dude is a legend, and the fact that you haven’t built a shrine in his honor is disappointing. When Paulo Thiago grabbed the W and Wallid stepped in to translate for him, I was on the edge of my cheap Wal-Mart chair. Wallid Ismail was about to speak on the mic in front of millions of people across the world, life could not get any better. Whatever Thiago said was nullified by Wallid’s pre-rehearsed speech on how he was happy to be back in the cage. It was like we were on Pepe beach all over again. Props to Joe Rogan for giving him the microphone a second time to make everyone’s head on the UG explode simultaneously.
Rumble Johnson left the plutonium laced gloves at home and he just couldn’t get it done against Koscheck. Props to Kos for plugging his Twitter account though, that’s huge. Little Nog issued a memo to the entire Light Heavyweight division that he’s ready to humiliate you on live PPV. Luiz Cane held up through the military aresnal that was Little Nog’s stand-up but in the end, dude’s consciousness took a time-out. Amir vs. Baroni was fun…for Amir. The real winner of that bout: The eyeware division at Gucci. Hopefully we’ll see the New York bad ass doing more bad assed things in the UFC (at an elevated bad assed pace). Griffin vs. Ortiz II went down identically how Griffin vs. Ortiz I went…except the opposite. When Ortiz opened up Griffin’s eye, it just reminded me that the new season of True Blood comes on in a few weeks (I heard Godric is back). Griffin gets the split decision this time which sets up an inevitable rubber match. Nice try by Ortiz at attempting to steal the best UFC 105 post-fight interview award from Wallid Ismail. Didn’t work man, you just got submitted…by Portugenglish.