In a wild bid to compete with Bellator’s recent outrageous match making, UFC fight starter Joe Silva has allegedly ‘crossed the line’, according to a source in the upper echelons of the Nevada State Athletic Commission who wished to remain anonymous.
Initially slated to appear on the promotions’s marquee second centenary event on July 9th, a ‘freakshow’ bout between Jared ‘Tha Killa Gorilla’ Cannonier and Cyril ‘Silverback’ Asker has been hurried forward to this Sunday 10 April’s UFC Fight Night in Zagreb, Croatia.
Both heavyweights have identical 7-1 records. One hails from Dallas, Texas…the other from Avignon, France.
With Cannonier coming off his first career loss to Shawn Jordan at UFC 182 Jones vs Cormier, he’ll be keen to avenge the loss – especially given his perfect prior record and five first round stoppages before a disappointing debut for the world’s premier promotion.
On the other hand, Asker will be out for blood. The Frenchman comes into his first UFC match-up off the back of a five fight winning streak, not having tasted defeat since 2013.
While most fight fans would already consider this scrap to hold great potential showcase value for both prospects, apparently the UFC had other ideas. Forced to go elsewhere with their ‘bloodthirsty madness’ (as Aaaron Nonny-Mouse of the NSAC termed it), the controversial decision was made to situate the first ever UFC Knife Fight in the Eastern European nation known primarily for gorgeous women, internecine warfare and football violence.
With the fighter’s nicknames allegedly inspiring comparisons to monkey knife fights, Tha Killa Gorilla will face The Silverback over 3 x 5 minute rounds with a 12” bowie knife. Specially crafted weapons have been commissioned to fit snugly in the regulation 4-ounce gloves, and a $50K “Throat Slash Of The Night” bonus is potentially up for grabs.
Cage Fight MMA reached out to both men’s fight camps for comment; while Cannonier’s Gracie Barra team in Anchorage declined to comment, a training partner of Asker’s brought in especially to prefer for the unorthodox bout had the following to say:
“Oooh ooh ooh, ah ah aaaaah…EEE!! EEE!! EEEEE!!!”. A translator hired for the Skype call commented “’e eez a cheeky leettle monkey man. Voulez vous un banana, mon petit ami?”. Wild shrieks were heard and the screen went blank.
Whatever your opinion on the state of the world and it’s continuing slide into a dystopian wasteland orientated only to the whims of our capitalist overlords, one thing is sure…on Sunday night in Zagreb, there WILL be blood.