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Thumpin2010-06-25 15:21:05 +0000 #1
One would never think this is the baddest man on the planet

I was wondering what this was on Hamill's back when I saw it during the fight. A zit? A bad eye tattoo? Turns out it was staph, and they said it posed no threat. WTF?

"The doctors and the Commission were aware and repeatedly examined the red mark on Matt's back. They concluded that it was healing and hardened to the point that it posed no threat to Matt or anyone else inside the Octagon."

Chuck hasn't confirmed retirement. Really...he needs to hang them up before he gets more brain damage and ruins the last half of his life.

"I’m still working on evaluating. I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it some more and think about it. I think I looked good and I definitely was in great shape. I could have kept that pace up for another four rounds, without a doubt.... It’s hard to beat that [aggressiveness] out of me, because that’s who I am and that’s who I’ve been for a long, long time. People like watching me because of the way I fight, so it’s hard to get me not to fight that way. There’s a lot still to think about. I felt pretty good and I think showed I can compete. I’m not going to rush and I’ll do what I think is best. I’m just not at a point to make that decision yet."

War Machine is going away for a year, it looks like. Good riddance. He just doesn't get it. From his twitter:

"Weak! Looks like Ill be doing a year in San Diego County jail. Prolly gonna go in about 2 weeks..ugh. Gonna be SO boring! No delicious food, no training, no wifee, no friends. Whatever tho when I get out my partners and I will be opening our sick gym in Austin Texas and Ill be righ back to fighting. Jail is DUMB. All it does is press the PAUSE button on your life. What's it supposed to teach you? Anyway, who knows some bad ass books I should read!?"

Video of the fight: Video From YouTube:(link)

DriveBy732010-06-25 15:33:40 +0000 #2
I'll admit not knowing too much about staph but from my understanding this **** is highly contagious and can be passed quite easily in this type of environment.

So this thing scabbed over and hardened but what it it got ripped open against the cage or something like that, would his blood have infected anyone who had contact with it?

It just seems very risky and irresponsible to let him be in there with that thing on his back.
Onion2010-06-25 15:43:32 +0000 #3
War Machine will get himself killed in Prison if he keeps his antics up.
bhorrrr2010-06-25 16:25:00 +0000 #4
imho, chuck's assessment of his fight is pretty much dead on. in fact, i think (and thought watching live) that he looked good in every single one of his losses since rampage opened the floodgates.

the thing he doesn't seem to realize is that even if he's in the best shape of his life, and even if his technique (which is often criticized, but does well in the ring) is still working for him, it doesn't matter without his chin. it's not his fault. he really just needs to throw his hands up, say "i could still kick ass IF i could take a punch any more, but i just can't", and start his career doing whatever he wants and getting paid for it because the ufc loves him more than they've ever loved anyone.

he looked fine against rampage until the punch, waited for the big punch that never came against jardine, beat wand (this really, REALLY broke and breaks my heart), and looked good against shogun, rashad, and rich. he's still got it. never even lost it, really. he just can't take a good shot to the chin anymore. there's no shame in that. it's just.. i dont know.. neurological or something.

also: in before this entire thread is derailed by a ridiculous debate over whether that actually is the baddest man on the planet.
Ash2010-06-25 17:14:01 +0000 #5
I have no doubt they're gonna try to put Chuck vs Tito 3 together.
thelegend2010-06-25 16:01:44 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by Ash

I have no doubt they're gonna try to put Chuck vs Tito 3 together.

I'd actually like to see that purely so that Chuck can go out with a W.

I don't think Tito could ever knock Chuck out



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