If you’re an MMA fan, DirecTV hates you. Well, only half-way hates you. DirecTV is one of the only satellite providers that blesses our living rooms with inappropriate screams of ‘Goodnight Irene!’ from Michael Schiavello. I’m not sure who ‘Irene’ is but the chick takes a lot of naps. Michael Schiavello also taught me what a ‘femoral artery’ was and exactly how to ‘compress it’. Listening to Schiavello is like being in 12th grade Anatomy class (and if you’re name is Irene, it’s like being in a 12th grade Anatomy class where your teacher continuously suggests you go to bed). HDNet has proudly claimed about 85% of my television viewing habits and I’m perfectly ok with it (the remainder is filled with Project Runway, Hell’s Kitchen and however long it takes Chuck Liddell to get down in Dancing with the Stars). Without HDNet, alto of us would have far less ‘sick days’ from staying up till 7am watching Dream or Sengoku. But let’s get to the other half of you…you know, the half DirecTV despises. Tonight is the first WEC you will not see and it’s all because of DirecTV.
WEC 43 was actually supposed to happen on September 2nd but Ben Henderson had an injury that forced the entire card to be postponed to a later date. That day is today and if you have DirecTV, then you’re not going to see it. On September 1st, the ‘Versus’ channel went dead for all DirecTV subscribers supposedly because of some prior beef held with Comcast. No more Versus equates to the end of WEC and if you’re like me…you’re still going to bet an irresponsible amount on every single fight. Besides Cerreone and Henderson, WEC 43 also features a bout with our dude Javier Vasquez. So tonight, if you see me in the middle of highway Martin Lawerencing on incoming traffic because I can’t watch WEC 43, just pat me on my back and tell me ‘It’s going to be alright’. Just lie to me.