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Nikolai Valuev in Fender Bender

How appropriate. I’m reporting on car wrecks.

Anyway, 7-foot-tall Russian boxer, Nikolai Valuev, beat Evander Holyfield in December (and there might be a re-match at some point this year!), but it looks to be all courtesy and grace as he walks with this man who hit his car earlier this month in St. Petersburg.

“Russian celebrity boxers also get into car accidents. This time Nikolai Valuev, famous Russian boxer got into road accident in his native city St.Petersburg, Russia.
People say that the guy who caused the accident could not open his mouth after finding out whose car he crashed.”

Valuev and the guy who hit him.

Valuev and the guy who hit him.

From English Russia

Another fighter is dead.

It’s been a bad year for fighters. One guy wandered off into the desert at some point, and on December 18th Justin Levens shot and killed his wife and himself. I wonder if it’s like this for every sport, and it’s only because MMA is one of the few sports I follow that I have an idea of how many of the athletes are dying. Do this many professional soccer players die every year? They certainly might, but I only follow soccer once every four years during the World Cup. Anyway, Justin Eliers is dead. Someone shot him. The last time he fought was in July for EliteXC, and he lost to Antonio Silva.

MMA fighter Eilers found dead

Mixed martial arts fighter Justin Eilers was shot and killed late Christmas night in Nampa, Idaho. Eilers’ manager and friend, Monte Cox, confirmed his death to MMAWeekly.com on Friday morning.

According to KTRV Fox 12 in Nampa, Canyon County Sheriff’s officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 4600 block of Happy Valley Road in Nampa around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday.

When officers arrived on the scene they found that an adult male, later confirmed by Cox as Eilers, had been shot and killed. James Robert Malec, 48, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.

Details surrounding the incident have not yet been revealed by police, but sources close to Eilers indicate that Malec is the boyfriend of Eilers’ mother.

Emergency workers attempted to revive Eilers, but were unsuccessful, according to KTRV.

The incident is still under investigation by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Eilers – 19-7-1 as a professional MMA fighter – fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2004 where he won his Octagon debut before exiting the promotion following a three-fight skid. One of the losses was to then UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. He would later fight for World Extreme Cagefighting a couple of times before losing an EliteXC heavyweight title bid to Antonio Silva earlier this year in July.

Eilers was 30 years old at the time of his death.

See the original article here on MMA Weekly

Extreme Wrestling goes upscale

The Extreme Wrestling Alliance is putting on an event this weekend at, of all places, the Toronto Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre. Seems odd, but I don’t suppose you can do much wrong with a guy whose major claim to fame is a sweet mullet and (from his myspace profile) has “been arrested on three occasions: 1) For giviner. 2) For gettin’ er done. 3) For Disturbing Cougars”.

I honestly think this video is worth a laugh, and the I don’t hate the graphics too much either:.

Cody Deaner’s Signs you might be a Cougar:

1) Post 30 year old

2) Extremely Lovely

3) Girl that knows how to party.

Nov 13, 2008 04:30 AM

When they say “break a leg” at this theatre event, they might actually mean it.

Extreme Wrestling Alliance will debut its first event tomorrow, dubbed “Renaissance,” at the Toronto Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre.

The event will feature eight matches with the likes of Sexxxy Eddy, Cody Deaner and Phil Atlas on the card, with live commentary provided by “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde, who recently retired after a 15-year career in the ring.

Veteran promoter Rob Gorican was initially skeptical about using a traditional theatre space, but after a detailed recon, he found the 200-seat Studio Theatre ideal for his purposes; the seats are retractable, allowing ample room for the wrestling ring, the atmosphere is stately and refined and there’s even balcony seating.

“It’s going to be your typical wresting event, a little bit fancier than people are used to,” Gorican said.

Gorican, a long-time fan of the wrestling matches once held at Maple Leaf Gardens, promises real wrestling action minus the hokey, soap opera-like storylines so commonly associated with World Wrestling Entertainment.

If the event is a success, Gorican hopes to stage four or five such events an annual basis.

Extreme Wrestling Alliance’s

`Renaissance’: 7:30 p.m. Toronto

Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. Tickets: $22

at Ticketmaster

Bruce DeMara

From The Toronto Star

Lance Armstrong is back!

He’s been accused of various forms of blood-doping, and has been tested to see that he is a bit of a mutant, in that he naturally doesn’t build up much lactic acid in his body. After winning the tour 7 times in a row, he retired after his 2005 win.

My only reason for watching the Tour de France is back!

This has been a good year… Randy Couture (but that wasn’t a surprise), Oscar de La Hoya (not a surprise either), and now, completely out of the blue, LANCE!

Woo!

I can remember watching this live in 2003. Beloki fell, and with no where else to go, Lance just booted across the dirt. I honestly can remember yelling at the tv, going “what!!! what!!! he can’t do that can he! can he!???? oh, shit, he just DID THAT!”

Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report.

The 36-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in five road races with the Astana team in 2009, the cycling journal VeloNews reported on its Web site on Monday, citing anonymous sources.

Armstrong’s manager Mark Higgins did not immediately respond to a voice mail left by The Associated Press.

The move would reunite Armstrong with Johan Bruyneel, now the team director for Astana.

VeloNews reported Armstrong also will compete in the Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Tour de Georgia and the Dauphine-Libere.

The Astana team, however, was not allowed to compete in this year’s Tour after Alexandre Vinokourov was kicked out of the 2007 Tour for testing positive and the team quit the race.

VeloNews, which said Vanity Fair will publish an extensive article detailing Armstrong’s comeback, said the cyclist will race for no salary or bonuses and post his internally tested blood work online.

From: FoxNews

When WOULD Jesus tap?

…not to mention… how could he with his hands pinned down?

I’ll give Aurelio some credit, considering that he made $40, 000 for this bout, but this fight went to decision, and he still lost.

Griffin defeats Aurelio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

This is pulled from a screencap of UFC 86,  and if you’d like to get your own stupid t-shirt, you can visit here. Their website really sucks, and so do their tshirts.

Oh.. boy.

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a few days.
I don’t know how true this is, but the story (from Youtube) goes like this:

“Star Wars Trumpet Stacy Hedger.

I work in TV Sports, this tape has circulated amongst our tape rooms for years, I figured it was only natural to be on YouTube. I’m of the understanding it was a statewide beauty pagaent, and Stacy is Miss Douglas County. I have no idea who she is, or if she even knew there was a talent portion of the contest.

It’s believed that the tape has origins in the Kansas City area, and I thought it was a Nebraska beauty pageant.”