The Shack Blog

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Jessica Rose-Clark Pulled From UFC On FOX 31

After passing out during her weight cut, Jessica Rose-Clark was deemed “medically unfit to compete” (no shit) and her bout with Andrea Lee has been pulled from tomorrow’s UFC On FOX 31 event. As commonplace as it is for fighters to be pulled due to disastrous weight cuts, there seems to be no sign of the […]

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Short Break

This week has been a bit draining, largely due to the problems with my hands. I have a bunch of stuff in the works, and will be covering this weekend’s UFC event as per usual. It’s the end of the year, so I need to juggle Christmas shopping with work and other social commitments. This […]

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The UFC Cancels UFC 233

It looks like the UFC loading up the final quarter of the year with multiple title fights, and 2 pay-per-view shows, is coming back to bite them in the ass. The UFC announced that UFC 233 was cancelled, and they are also still without a main event for their ESPN and ESPN+ debuts. Rumblings from the […]

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Argh

In an unfortunate turn of events, my hands have begun a predictable — although no less infuriating — turn for the worse. I am still experimenting with various treatment options, and trying to determine what specifically triggers my outbreaks. I’ve been out of the gym for the most of the past 2 months, which has […]

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Slayer Announces More ‘Final’ Tour Dates

It looks like I’m going to get another crack at seeing Slayer live, before they finally stop touring. I’m surprised they’re actually coming to Ottawa, but I’m also stoked that they’re bringing 2 other bands I’ve wanted to see for quite some time. Cannibal Corpse and Amon Amarth are on the bill, along with Lamb of God — a phenomenal line-up. […]

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Veteran MMA Writer Outed As Paedophile

I’m not normally a fan of inside baseball stuff; I don’t work in the MMA media and don’t really care to discuss what I may or may not know about its inner workings. That said, it was revealed in the late hours of Friday, December 7th that Iain Kidd, of Bloody Elbow, was in fact […]

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UFC 231 Delivered The Goods

Not the greatest fight card the UFC has put on this year, but the Fight Pass prelims and main card were quite good. We got a Round Of The Year candidate from Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos, and the main event saw Max Holloway put on a boxing clinic in his successful title defence over […]

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The UFC Books Greg Hardy On ESPN Debut

Ever since the UFC expressed interest in disgraced ex-NFL player Greg Hardy — padding his record on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series — we knew there would come a point where the promotion booked him on an actual UFC show. Well, that time is now. Not only has the UFC been utterly deaf to any […]

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Former President George HW Bush Dies

Yet another Republican ghoul finally sheds his mortal coil, as it was announced that 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush, died. Also a former head of the CIA, Bush was responsible for ushering in the first Iraq War, the War on Drugs, and generally did pretty terrible things. He will, of course, […]

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A Heavy Dose Of Weird

I’m catching up (somewhat) on all the albums I’ve been meaning to listen to. My first impression of Opidian Forest‘s latest full-length, votIVe, is somewhat mixed; I really like the music but the vocals are …. I’m going to see if they grow on me — I’m going to leave it at that. Next up was Daughters, with […]

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