What MMA’s All About
July 21, 2008
Jake Rossen again confirms why MMA is the greatest sport on earth. I didn’t pick up the Affliction card on Saturday, but I did witness the spectacle that is Anderson Silva on Spike. Within the first 1:30 he completely altered James Irvin’s perception of what it means to be alive. Silva landed a straight right that left Irvin somewhere between near death and inebriated. Hermes Franca evidently didn’t realize he wasn’t a blue haired takedown dummy. Kevin Burns has been working on his soul-stealing eye gouge, which was the dirtiest thing I’ve ever seen. My favorite quote from the article:
11:39 p.m. I flip back to Spike. Irvin is motionless on the ground. He’s apparently been shot by a sniper in the stands.
UPDATE: Here’s the biggest shot of the night.