If you’re not from Las Vegas, Nevada then you’ve probably never heard of Ulysses “Useless” Gomez…unless your name is Fernado Vargas. Apparently after UFC 71, Useless drunkenly approached Tito Ortiz’s entourage and slugged one of the guys directly in the face. The guy on the other end of Gomez’s fist was two-time world champion boxer, Fernando Vargas. Don’t take my word for it, here’s an account of a guy that saw the scenario pan out. Even Tito Ortiz allegedly witnessed the KO:
“Ulysses “Useless” Gomez knocked him out. Fernando Vargas came after Useless. It was something that should’ve never happened; it was a scuffle outside of a nightclub. A friend of Vargas’ jumped on my back goofing around, who is actually a real nice guy, we get along. So he was just goofing around, jumped on my back and acted like he was choking me from behind and one of my fighters, Tiki Ghosn, thought that he was actually attacking me and put him in a choke from behind and ripped him off my back. Well, I turned around and saw who it was, I told my fighter, “No, let him go” and right when my fighter let him go, he (Vargas’ friend) turned around and asked my fighter (Ghosn) “What the hell are you doing?” And then one of the guys from Cobra Kai (Simpson Go), who is a friend of Useless, thought that the guy was actually causing problems and punched him and knocked him out. Then a big brawl started out of it; it was complete confusion. When the brawl started, Vargas took off his jacket and went after Useless, which, you know, he was just trying to defend his friend, and threw a punch at Useless and missed and then Useless hit him with a combo and knocked him out. He kicked him a couple of times, and I pushed Useless away from him to stop the fight and Tiki Ghosn helped Vargas up to his feet. In a nutshell, Useless lit Vargas up like a Christmas tree, and kicked his head like a football.”
It does seem far-fetched but to this day, Tito Ortiz and Ulysses Gomez have declined to comment further on the story. Today, Bellator has announced that Useless has been signed to compete in Bellator season three which will go down August 3rd and broadcast every Thursday night on Fox Sports Net.
Programming heads-up bonus: You do not want to miss Bellator tonight. Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Roger Huerta, Toby Imada, Cole Konrad and Pat Curran are all on Bellator XVII tonight on Fox Sports Net. It’s a PPV card that will be aired for free and you’re an idiot if you’re going to miss it. Props to Chris Banuelos for the pic.[Source]