It’s going down June 19th at the Palms Casino in Vegas. Here’s a breakdown of the fights.
Main Event – Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine
Always a crowd favorite, “The Hammer” is coming off his “victory” over Jon Jones at the last TUF finale. His always-improving stand up game is backed up by his solid wrestling background. Look for him to box initially to set up takedowns for his ground and pound. Jardine “The Dean of Mean” is coming off three straight losses to some of the LH division elites (Rampage Jackson, Thiago Silva, and Ryan Bader). His unorthodox style of striking can present issues for his opponents and his keys to victory are avoiding takedowns while utilizing effective leg kicks as he did versus Chuck Liddell.
Middleweight Final – Court McGee Vs. Kris McCray
McGee, the now clean former heroin addict, used his grinding never-say-die attitude to surprisingly earn a spot in the final. As an underdog during most of his fights on the show, he earned a clear win over the talented Brad Tavares in the semi-finals and also owns a win over former TUF 9 member DaMarques Johnson. He proved that he can stand and bang or take the fight to the mat. McCray’s season looked to be over after losing to Josh Bryant early, but an injury gave him a second chance at Bryant in the other semi-final. Following new coach Rich Franklin’s advice for preserving energy, the seemingly always gassed McCray got his revenge and narrowly edged Bryant. But can he do more than his standard thai clinch knee and lazy uppercuts? Lets hope so, but look for McGee to emerge victorious.
The A-Train looks to continue his undefeated ways. The former Arizona State All-American wrestler in 1996 & 1998 got a late start in the UFC, but is making up for lost time. Leben, a former TUF cast member, is polarizing as they come. He is most famous for urinating on people’s beds, getting busted for steroids, being on the receiving end of Anderson Silva’s fists and knees, and pretty much the most awesome tattoo in the world (a samurai holding a bloody katana and a decapitated head).
“The King” appears to be regulated to a lightweight division gatekeeper, while the Russian-German Siver is worth watching for his famous spinning back kicks/punches.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has had an interesting week. The first year NFL player was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, but that’s not the most exciting thing that’s happened to the guy the past week.
This past Saturday, Tate was apprehended after entering a Top Pot donut shop in Bellevue, Washington, stealing some keys and feasting on some warm maple bars. The shop wasn’t open at the time.
The owners of the shop decided not to press any charges, so Tate got off with a “trespassing warning.” Tate later apologized for the incident and then tweeted yesterday that Top Pot sold four times as many donuts as a result of the incident.
Here’s the audio from the 911 call:
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Marvin Isley, the bassist for the decades-spanning, genre-bending, funky-family group The Isley Brothers, passed away today in Chicago. He was 56 years old. The Isley Brothers and their music covered everything from soul to rock to funk, disco, hip hop and all the tunes in between. Marvin Isley’s funky licks on the bass helped drive some of the band’s most memorable hits.
Here are a few Isley Brothers tunes to play loud today to commemorate a talented musician who left the world way too soon:
Yep, that was an earthquake. If you live on the westside in LA, and you’re burning the midnight oil, that jolt at 2:17AM was a 3.6 magnitude quake with an epicenter in the Santa Monica Bay. Check out the earthquakes.usgs.gov site for more info.
This one wasn’t all that crazy, but there was a quick burst that must’ve woken a lot of people up. Anyway, no cause for alarm. Go back to bed.
Looks like the Sandra Bullock comeback tour is in full swing this weekend. First, she hit up the 2010 SpikeTV Guys Choice Awards last night. Bullock made jokes about her personal life while accepting an award for Entertainer of the Year. She followed that up with an appearence at the MTV Movie Awards, where she planted a big smooch on a more-than-willing Scarlett Johansson! The kiss wasn’t all that steamy, but it did add something extra to Bullock’s acceptance of the Generation Award. During her speech, Sandra took the opportunity to set the record straight about her personal life (again), and then decided to give everyone something more interesting to talk about.
What’s hotter than a lil’ Sandra on Scarlett action? Maybe the moment would have been sweeter if Scarlett didn’t get so damn fit for Iron Man 2 and lose some of her topside assets. Still, you got to like these two beauties bridging the generation gap with a little bit of lip lockin’. Here’s the clip:
John Wooden was a real inspirational figure. The guy made his way to the Basketball Hall of Fame twice, once as a player and once as a coach. He won a National Championship as a player and then during his 12-year tenure as Head Coach of the UCLA Bruins, Wooden won an astounding 10 titles. His record as a coach was 664–162. After he moving on from basketball, Wooden became an accomplished author and motivational speaker. Wooden passed away yesterday and since his passing, people have been going crazy trying to track down quotes from this cerebral legend.
Compiled by the MANjr team, here are the Top 10 John Wooden quotes that best commemorate the man’s legacy: More >