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Who Are We To Judge? Machida Drinks, Maynard Competes

File this under things you didn’t need to know. Speaking to Tatame, number one UFC light-heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida explained that he indeed has a secret to his success, and that is…well see for yourself:

“…The undefeated fighter revealed a curious tradition in his family, a secret until then: urine therapy. Once in the day, he and his family drink their own urine. “My father does that for a long time and bring it to us. People think it’s a joke (laughs). I never said it in the United States because I don’t know how the fans will react (laughs). I drink my urine every morning like a natural medicine.”

While such information opens itself up to an almost infinite range of commentary, I can’t really think of anything to say other than…did Luke Cummo have anything to do with this?

In other peculiar news, Kyle Maynard, a 22 year old wrestler without any arms or legs, will make history next month when he steps into the cage for a full on mixed martial arts contest in Auburn, Alabama. The match is slated to take place on Saturday, April 25th, at “Auburn Fight Night” where infamous TUF alumnus Junie Browning will also be making a special guest appearance.


My knee jerk reaction tells me that Maynard should be able to compete if he wants to, since this is a shining example of what politicians like to call “a triumph of the human spirit.” However after taking a quick look at Maynard’s profile piece via Youtube, I can’t help feeling like someone should step in before this happens and beg Kyle to stick to grappling, where at least he can’t get cracked in the face.

Perhaps I’m just being naive, but I’m thinking that it would be at least somewhat difficult to find an opponent who has no reservations about striking a severely disabled man who simply cannot properly defend himself from kicks and punches. Fighting on one leg seems dangerous enough, but this is a whole other ballgame to say the least.

What do you think?

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