3 weeks ago
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I'm a man, damnit!
I spent this past Saturday afternoon with one of my favorite girls, dishing about boys over happy hour and watching the new Sex and the City movie (which was glorious, by the way). So, I decided to balance out this estrogen packed afternoon with an evening of mixed martial arts on CBS.
The little boy in me has always had a fascination with violence, but what drew me in initially was Gina Carano, aka Crush on American Gladiators. Turns out Crush is also a mixed martial arts fighter. She's quite good actually. I went upstairs to grab some chips and noticed my sister's boyfriend watching Gina "Conviction" Carano, or Crush, punching another girl's face repeatedly. I was hooked.
Oh yeah, and the fighters of mixed martial arts usually have intimidating nicknames like Conviction or Ruthless. One of the fighters who works at a steel mill for his day job goes by the name of "Hands of Steel". Clever. I think mine would be "Carnival Crazy". Kevin "Carnival Crazy" C__. It's perfect.
The main attraction for the night was the controversial Kimbo Slice who started off as a street fighter and has recently been given a lot of attention in the world of mixed martial arts. This man is scary. He weighs well over 200 pounds and has a huge beard. What could he possibly be hiding under that beard? Fire ants, broken glass? And did I mention this man has gold teeth?
What I would really want to see is a fight between Kimbo and Wolf from American Gladiators. My money's on Wolf.