By Zach Arnold | May 31, 2011
We have a big fight between Clay Guida & Anthony Pettis coming up on Saturday (Spike TV) that UFC has basically forgotten to promote. And in addition to forgetting to promote the fight, even if Pettis wins he is still not guaranteed a #1 contendership slot to face the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III (which will probably happen in early August in Philadelphia).
So, we are left with some soap opera-ish story lines. Like… Anderson Silva not amused by Yushin Okami training with Chael Sonnen or whether or not Rampage Jackson was ‘motorboating’ Karyn Bryant during a video interview. That, along with Tony Loiseleur of Sherdog catching Gary “Jerry” Millen at this weekend’s DREAM event and Millen reportedly running/hiding from the press so his presence at the event wouldn’t be leaked out on the Internet.
But those stories are largely appetizers compared to an old drama with a new twist and the drama surrounding Roy Nelson’s job security in the UFC.
First, the old drama with a new twist. The OC Weekly brings you a great wrap-up of the latest drama in the relationship between Tito Ortiz & Jenna Jameson, which includes dirt flying between the two media-craving lovebirds about cheating/not cheating and why Tito helped bail out someone in Las Vegas. Once you read the OC Weekly piece, then the following Twitter chatter from both Tito and Jenna makes some sense (as much as it can, anyways).
@FreakyFella no sick of being treated like
shitwith no support. U get to read half the shit I go though.
Lol coming from a hooker from the HBO show cathouse! Thats funny. Shut up and sell your snatch. RT @ExpensiveBlonde: Seriously! @jennajameson Has been 100 percent faithful to @titoortiz ! Stop already
@pink_cashmere she done nothing but stolded and tried to break us up. She can have jenna now
Not nuts just done with the lies and deceit. The hand I was holding was bring me down now a will let go.
Not whem my friend call and tell me. RT @Anghays: @schaefdaddy @jennajameson @titoortiz @wardski21 tons of girls were wearing dresses w/high heels. why u tryin’ to make trub for this couple?
Ok im done talking about this
shit. I found some shit out that happen from a few friends. First time my bad ,second her bad ,third I should of believe the first time. Will find someone who respects and supports me. Life will go on! I will stay strong.
I am perfect, saying mean lies on twitter is wrong. I am a mother, and I love Tito and my children.
I love him, and he is angry. I stand behind him no matter how much he lashes out at me
I love @titoortiz and will fight for him forever. No matter what he sais
My children are my main priority, lies about fatherhood is yucky. Just be a dad and stop partying and train…your fight is soon.
I love @titoortiz and I would never disrespect him with another man. I’m a good girl, and mommy!
I was in Vegas for 2 days with my gay make assistant. Tito is my man, so all you losers trying to be dumb,
Once again, I love my kids and they are my main priority. Talking smack on twitter seems insane when life is more important
I want the real @titoortiz back. He used to be loving, I get how a lot of you think I’m garbage, but he’s me babies daddy, and I love him
Tito is a +365 underdog (at BetOnFighting) in his upcoming July fight against Ryan Bader, which translates to the book giving him about a 20% shot of winning.
A 20% success ratio sounds low, but is it higher or lower than the potential success rate of Roy Nelson should be take up Mike Dolce’s offer of getting on The Dolce Diet? This idea is surfacing after Dana White, the UFC Godfather, announced that he would have a meeting with Roy later this week to discuss his future with the company. Translation: Get your fat ass in shape or get cut. Mr. Dolce says that he met up with Roy at UFC 130 and offered his services should Roy want them. Mike thinks he can make Roy a healthier Heavyweight or even a Light Heavyweight.
As Jonathan Snowden discovered in the past, talking about Roy Nelson’s weight situation has always been a controversial subject that drew fire from both sides. After Nelson’s UFC 130 performance against Frank Mir, no one is debating what needs to be done in order for Roy to step up his game as a fighter. Except for Robert Joyner, who points out the following:
Roy Nelson gasses after one round, folks wanna cut him….. Shane Carwin gasses after one round… gets to fight #1 contender… whatever.
Dana gonna meet with Big Country Fri? Imagining some A&E Intervention shit: “Roy, I don’t like what Whoppers have done to our relationship…”
Even with a reported case of ‘walking pneumonia,’ Roy doesn’t have many excuses for getting beat as badly as he was by Frank Mir. Could The Dolce Diet help save Roy’s UFC career and improve his quality of life?