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Dean Lister: Master Of The Backhanded Apology

Dean Lister

Dean Lister

Former UFC middleweight Dean Lister, who was granted his release from the promotion after dropping a snooze-fest to Yushin Okami at UFC 92, has apparently issued what one might call an “apology” via The Underground for his “piss poor performance.” Check out the front hand:

“…I had a very poor performance my last fight…I let my team and my gym, my friends and definitely myself down for this fight…I had a much better showing against Arona (even though that was only primarily a grappling fight that I lost) even in Pride who is a better fighter than Okami for sure. Things just didnt come together for me this fight. I trained so, so hard, I really trained hard but it didnt work out.”

And the back hand:

“I expect a few weak and mean tempered responses to my thread here, that is OK, I expect this thing from young whack offs who have no (zero) life experience….All I can say is in late 90s I was mediocre at best in BJJ, but with some patience, I became world champion in ADCC Absolute WORLD CHAMP IN MOTHA F***** BRAZIL!!!!!!!!!… For those who really, really, really hate me and have the balls to come tell me to my face, I am very curious to meet you and to compare your superior style, technique and work ethic, even though I had a piss poor performance in UFC, i’m still in good shape. let me know if you want to “teach me a few MMA moves” cause I really need the help and i’m an eager student.”

I can’t help but compare Lister’s sentiment to a combination of Tim Sylvia’s infamous pleadings for acceptance and War Machine’s epic rants about how he is the most awesome person in the universe. At any rate, I encourage all of you to read the rest of the post where Lister provides his training address and offers any would-be instructors a post-workout Guinness. Hey, at least it’s a Guinness and not one of the dreaded brews that sponsor the UFC.

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