I’m on the road right now so I apologize for the lack of updates. Then again, from what I can gather, there isn’t much to update.
I am in LA right now on business (there are going to be some major changes to 5 Oz. in the near future and that’s all I can say) and was able to catch the final two matches of UFN 11 (yes, the hotel I’m at had Spike TV!!!). Martin and Leben were trading bombs and I really thought it was just a matter of time until Martin put him away. But Leben’s chin is really good and the announcers were correct in pointing out that he was in the best shape he’s been in for quite some time. The ending caught me off guard a bit.
As for Kenny Florian, what can you say about the guy? He’s really built himself into a tremendous fighter. I think he deserves another shot at the lightweight title assuming B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson fight for it at UFC 78 (assuming Sherk loses his appeal and is stripped). Florian should get winner.
One other thing I wanted to add, and I know it’s random, but we’re always asking about “What happened to this fighter?” or “What’s going on with this fighter?” One guy that has completey disappeared from the radar that nobody is talking about is Fabricio Werdum.
If I remember, the UFC sort of touted his signing. But after his snoozer of a match with Andrei Arlovski we haven’t heard a thing from him. Is he injured? Did he get his contract cut? Is he taking some time off?
If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please let me know in the comments area.
BTW, all systems are go for another edition of “Inside the Cage Radio” this weekend. Be ready!