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by Stiff Jab Staff
Today we’re kicking off a new weekly feature: "The Eight Count", a Friday news roundup. It’ll be a smorgasbord of link-y goodness, highlighting stories we think you’ll enjoy. If you’d like to submit a link, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d prefer to just sit back and peruse news, that’s great, too. On to the links!
1) Stay classy, TMZ. Under a tempting teaser for an unrelated story which includes the phrase, “Check out my hot Butt Crack”, we find a darker post: “UFC Star Thiago Silva Arrested for Attempted Murder Accused Wife of Affair, Shoved Gun in Her Mouth”. Yeesh.
2) You’ve probably already heard about this clusterfuck, but in case you missed it, here’s some serious tomfoolery from SPIN: “DMX Reiterates He Will Beat George Zimmerman’s Ass”. DMX (arf arf arf!) hasn’t signed anything though, so this may go nowhere…which wouldn’t be a bad thing, considering:
DMX was chosen from a pool of 15,000 applicants eager to spar with Zimmerman, organizers revealed on February 5 (which would’ve been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday — an extra detail that makes this tabloid-baiting bout even more tasteless).
3) Our friends at The Queensberry Rules have a fascinating look at boxing history, specifically a 1908 bout in San Francisco between Sam Lanford, who was black and Jim Flynn, who was white. A sample to whet your appetite:
by Dr. Octagon, J.D.
I used to be a big fan of Thiago Silva. I’m hoping he can bounce back here against Stanislav Nedkov. Both fighters are fucking beasts. Live updates after the jump: