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A Back Surgery Will Delay CM Punk’s UFC Even More & Maybe It’s Time To Chalk This Up As A Loss

UFCCM Punk detractors are going to have some more ammunition, as the former WWE Champion will have his UFC debut delayed yet again. He’ll be undergoing back surgery to repair a herniated disc, according to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.

Punk told Helwani that his back is something that has always bothered him, and he figured that it was simply professional wrestling injuries. As it turns out, it was.

“It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage, the next day I couldn’t. I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy, nothing worked,” Punk told MMA Fighting.

CM Punk was linked to both July’s UFC 200 and June’s UFC 199 to take on Mickey Gall. Gall defeated Mike Jackson at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 82 to earn the right to take on Punk in his UFC debut.

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CM Punk has been signed with UFC since December of 2014, and yet here we are, 14 months later, and he’s no closer to fighting in the Octagon then he was when he first signed. I understand Punk prides himself on doing things that everyone says he can’t do, but maybe he should take these constant roadblocks as a sign that he’s in way over his head. Personally, I’m still bitter at Punk for the way he left the WWE, but I do still want to see him fight in the UFC. If nothing else, it’d be a spectacle, and it’d make him and the UFC a lot of money. But the facts are real: he’s 37 years old & if he’s constantly getting hurt during training, what’s going to happen to him when he fights a trained fighter for real? I’ve already seen one cult hero retire too early due to concussions, I don’t need to see another one.

-Ryan

 

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If a Tree Falls in a Boston Public Park…

An 8-year-old child remains hospitalized in Boston after a large tree fell on him, and another young boy, as they played in a public park, authorities said. A surveillance camera captured the dramatic event on video.

I wish the two boys who were hurt during this incident a speedy recovery. Someone, somewhere is feeling the heat as this doesn’t seem like that freak of an accident. I feel like the Department of Public Works should probably monitor the health of trees directly adjacent to a kids playground. Tress don’t just fall during normal wind condition, they just don’t.

-Matt

Caps Fan Takes Puck to the Skull, Denies Hospital Trip Till They Get The ‘W”

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Tricia Drummond opened her eyes, staring at a group of people that were staring down at her. She wasn’t sure how she ended up on the Verizon Center floor. She didn’t know why she was bleeding, because she didn’t feel any pain. She had no clue that a puck had flown from the rink and rocketed off her right temple, knocking her unconscious in the third period of the Washington Capitals’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Or that a nasty gash had opened up over her eye.

It wasn’t the first puck she had taken to the head, having played hockey since she was eight years old, growing up in New Jersey and then in Central Virginia as an adult. But that rubber bounced off her helmet; this puck ripped open her forehead.

“My worst hockey injury, and I was a spectator. Go figure,” Drummond told Yahoo Sports on Monday.

EMS workers took Drummond down to a medical room in the arena, where her injury was examined. It was determined she needed stitches.

 Then she heard Alex Ovechkin tie the game in the final minute of the third period to complete a three-goal rally against the Flyers.

“I’ll get stitches later,” she said.

So Drummond returned to her seat near the glass and the Flyers’ bench, wearing a blood-stained Ovechkin sweater and with gauze pressed tightly on her gaping wound. From there she watched Washington win in a (thankfully short) shootout, 5-4.

She had driven over two hours from Williamsburg to witness one of the Capitals’ biggest wins this season. She left with quite an unexpected souvenir.

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This is a testament to two things: true fan dedication and the insanity of hockey fans. No big deal, Tricia takes a solid rubber death brick off the dome. It knocks her out cold, breaks open her head, and probably gives her a concussion, but it couldn’t take away the dedication to her team. When you select a favorite team, whether it be by location, or choice, you stick by that team! Nothing in the world gets between you and the team you would give your last breath for. Tricia Drummond oozes what it means to be a “fan”. She walks the walk, talks the talk, and takes pucks off the noggin and keeps on truckin’.

This should also be a wakeup call to all sports fans out there. Next time you think to call someone out on their fanship, think about Tricia. Think about how when her head was split open there was no way she was missing Ovie and the gang beat the bad guys. Then take a good look at yourself before you start passing judgement.

-Matt

I Have Never Seen This Level of Pride Before

Just look at this kid! Just absolutely pumped that he just slammed his brain through a table.

YEEEEAAAAHHH

And besides long term brain injuries he only has small amounts of bleeding…

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…which is a total disappointment, if you ask me. i was half expecting a scene from Saving Private Ryan when he pulled his head out of the table. Dude, if your gonna shove your noggin through a coffee table make the “after” worth it. Take a page out of the WWF playbook and tap a razor blade to your wrist. Make it count, or don’t do it. Showmanship is going out the window these days.

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-MattyV

Way Back Wednesday: Drinking With Class

Here is another doozy from the Drinking With Class vault. Enjoy!

 

 

22 days till kickoff!

-MattyV

Miguel might switch to a career in pro wrestling

Miguel channeling his inner Hulk Hogan

Miguel’s career in music may be over after this freak accident tonight at the Billboard Awards, but we’re sure he has a future in the WWE.
Here’s two women who bore the brunt of his failed stage dive attempt (or was it failed? What was he trying to do?) and were quickly shuffled away from the scene. The one on the right takes a shoe to the head; the one on the left gets the full guillotine leg drop action to the neck. …meanwhile, finished the song as if nothing had happened.” – Deadspin

First off, let me start by saying, that was the best leg drop I have seen since Hogan fought The Rock at Wrestlemania X8. Just absolute flawless execution and form coming from the R&B sensation.

Now on to why i’m pissed.

This is a classic case of the rich getting richer.  Not only does this guy have an amazing singing voice but now he probably has a good chance of appearing on WWE. Come on now!  I fake wrestle with my friends all the time and probably have a better repertoire of moves. It doesn’t mean you’re not gonna see me chumming it up with big Vince anytime soon. Miguel, I appreciate the effort, but leave the wrestling to the pros…and to me, drunk on a friday night.

Matt

P.S. That lady has to have a concussion right?

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