Month: April 2013

Here’s That Pic of Chad with Tank Abbott

TankAh, the splendor. There are so many awesome things going on in this circa-2003 fan pic of yours truly with fighter/author David “Tank” Abbott that it’s difficult to put it all into words. I mean, the clichéd fist poses, Tank’s T-shirt from the Lean-to Café and Goose Pit Saloon (the pride of Wasco, Oregon), the terrible goatee I walked around with for almost a full year before finally shaving it, my rad early 2000s tie, the fact I appear to be swilling a mixed drink out of a plastic MGD cup. Yeah, these were the early times, the formative years. The exact details here escape me, though I get the feeling this picture may have been taken at the afterparty for UFC 43 … which means we approached Tank to ask him for a picture after watching him get choked out by Kimo Leopoldo in a minute, 59 seconds in the evening’s co-main, back before they even called them that. Great timing, right?

Here’s an account of our short exchange with Abbott from the third man in the picture, who was likely the only one sober enough to stand as a credible witness: “We asked Tank for a photo, and he agreed and then turned around and started talking to this other guy. I remember waiting him out for about 15 or 20 seconds, which felt like 5 minutes, until he turned back to us, gave a look like that said, ‘Wow, you’re still here. All right, you’ve earned it,’ and leaned in between us with his beer front and center. It was quick and dirty, which I’m guessing is how Tank does everything.”

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 46 (4/9/13)

New logo 46Due to some technical difficulties it took two full tries to get episode 46 in the books, but Ben and Chad persevered, took it one round at a time and, God willing, they came out on top. You might notice this installment of the Co-Main Event Podcast sounds particularly smooth, as if the guys had just completed a dress rehearsal only hours beforehand. Either that, or it’ll seem like they’re just going through the motions. Nevertheless, this episode sees copious discussion of the Alexander Gustafsson injury situation, Gegard Mousasi’s good fortune and Ilir Latifi’s man on the street build. In addition to that, the guys break down Cris “Cyborg” Santos’ return to the cage after a 15 month absence and whether these “Ultimate Fighter” live finale cards are really necessary.

If you listen closely, you just might hear some AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff, too.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 45 (4/2/13)

New logo 45Episode 45 of the Co-Main Event Podcast was recorded mere moments before the Wanderlei Silva-Gegard Mousasi April Fool’s Day internet rumor bonanza took the MMA news world by storm, or else you better believe Ben and Chad would’ve had something to say about it. As it stands your dudes had to be content with discussing the previous rumors, about Alexander Gustafsson damn near getting his whole head chopped off while training for UFC on Fuel 9 and the resulting cut putting his scheduled fight with Mousasi in the lurch. Curse them for thinking that’d be as crazy as it got. This cool 70 minutes of mixed martial arts talk also includes discussion of Georges St. Pierre going Hollywood (literally this time) in order to play Batroc the Leaper (Batroc the Leaper!) in the next Captain America movie and the return of Chris “Cyborg” Santos at Friday’s Invicta 5 card.

In addition to that, there’s some Just Sayin’ Stuff and some AYFKM.

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