Phil's original trainer is my trainer. Whenever he's in New York I've worked with him here and there.
I think they'll eventually go at it. I find it funny when Frank calls him a roidhead when Frank and his brother both were. Supposedly Phil did have legit family problems. He's an ass but he isn't afraid of anyone.
As for my 'career', I'm pretty good for someone who doesn't train nearly as hard as they should. If I wanted to be serious I have a good enough body type to go for it. I'm 6'0 162lbs resting and I can drop to 157 with ease. I've won 3 out of 4 of my kickboxing fights by TKO so, who knows. Right now I'm getting my MFA in Creative Writing and thats the most important thing right now. To be honest it is a lot of fucking work, for not a lot of money. Once I get a teaching job I may explore it more though.
As for Burkman and Koscheck (and I forgot Jon Fitch) they have some decent wins I think, and if they keep improving they are solid competitors if anything.
Miller fought Trigg in November I think, and I haven't heard anything of him since. He may show up, but I think they feel confident in their fighters at Welterweight and Middleweight. That's why they have gone after the other 3 weight classes in their free agent signings.
I think Lindland is possibly the most overrated fighter in MMA. He's beaten middle of the road fighters and guys at the ends of their respective careers. He has a few wins here and there that are semi-impressive and that's it. As for the fight with Fedor, his only chance of prolonging it is by getting it to the ground, which isn't even that safe of a place as Fedor can submit you from his back easily. I don't think he has a snowballs chance in hell personally. If Bustamante can submit him than I'd say Fedor can submits him relatively early.
Good luck getting your MFA. I was thinking of going back to school for childhood education since I think I'm good with/like kids. Thats still up in the air though.
I think Burkman, Koscheck, and Fitch have decent wins, but they only fought a few established fighters. Koscheck fought and lost to Drew Fickett, Burkman beat Sam Morgan, Fickett, but lost to Fitch, and Fitch beat Alves. I see them as great midcard talent, but I really don't see them becoming a champ. Diego on the other hand has potential but I can't stand the way he presents himself in the pre and post fight interviews.
I heard that Frank Trigg is going to be doing double duty at the next pride event. After his fight, he's suppose to commentate. Stephen Quadros, El Guapo and Trigg are probably my favorite commentators. Oh, while i'm still talking about Pride, I love the person who introduces the fighter while the fighter is going down the ramp(if you know what I'm talking about.).
Yeah, I was suprised when I heard Lindland was fighting Fedor. Oh well, Fedor wants to stay busy i guess until he fights Barnett or Minotauro.
I never introduced myself. I'm John by the way.