HW - Mitrione
LHW - Machida
MW - Palhares/Falcao
WW - BJ Penn/Condit
LW - Edgar, Lauzon, Wiman
I'd love Meathead to prove all the doubters wrong and somehow make a charge to the title with KO's galore ! I was over in Vegas on holiday over the 130 weekend. Before attending the event, I went along to a signing with Condit, Sadollah and Mitrione. Now, all three of them are fighters I really like, but as soon as I walked into the shop ( which was pretty dead as I hadnt gone right until the end of the allotted 2 hours signing ), Meathead was very talkative, energetic and friendly. I spoke to him for a good 10 odd mins, asking him questions, and complimenting him on his heavy hands, and granite chin ( I'd just re watched the Junk fight a couple of days before I left on holiday ). Meathead told me he has been working very hard at Couture's gym on his offensive wrestling to incorporate TD's and GnP into his arsenal, having only ever really ended up on the ground when taken down before. He also said he had been working very hard on keeping his chin tucked in and remaining elusive on his light feet.
He thought my David Lynch t shirt with 'Mr Mind****' on it was really cool, and the UFC handler guy insisted we get some photos with his face next to Lynch's...
Here's a photo with all three of them. To be honest, I was a bit half cut already, and Matt had been so friendly and warm, that I ended up barely talking to Carlos or Amir, which I only realised afterwards, and was a kicking myself a little. The girlfriend also announced shortly afterwards that she fancies Amir !
Supporting - Machida, Edgar, Mitrione, Pickett, Cruickshank, Wiman, Lauzon, Falcao, Belcher, Korean Zombie, Palhares, Hendricks
Retirees - Lytle, BJ Penn, Hackney,