December 2nd, 2010
First of all, I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. I’m sure everybody else did the same, but once again I ate too much on this Thanksgiving. At noon, I went to my mom’s house and had a great meal and then at 5 o’clock I went to my in-laws and had another meal. I ate so much at my mom’s that I wasn’t that hungry to eat at my in-laws, so I didn’t fix much food for my evening meal; but it just seems like I ate desserts the whole time. So I had a great Thanksgiving and I hope everybody else did as well.
This week’s been kind of busy for me as Robbie fights Matt Lindland on Saturday night for Strikeforce. Strikeforce is televised on Showtime, so if you’ve got time Saturday, tune in and wish Robbie some luck. I actually think it’s a pretty good match up for Robbie and was surprised that Matt took the fight. So, let’s hope Robbie gets his hand raised after his competition.
A lot of people have been asking about the fight and how I am doing. Of course, the fight didn’t go like I had planned it. I knew BJ was going to be in shape, but I didn’t know he was going to come in with a game plan and really look for my tendencies. I think BJ knew I was going to come in throwing my jab and I think he had a game plan for that. He hit me with a hard right hand that I never saw coming. It’s funny how styles make fights and I’m not at all like Frankie Edgar. So it just kind of stinks that BJ came off two losses and then ended up beating me in less than 30 seconds. I knew BJ was going to be tough that first round. I was trying to get him into the second and the third round where I could wear on him, slow him down and soften him up a little bit; but it just didn’t go that way.
I don’t know what I’ll do now. I’m definitely going to take the winter off and some of the spring. I had three fights this year, so I’ve just got some other things I want to do; but I will say that this was one big step closer to retirement for me.
A lot of times I don’t have the gift of gab, but lucky for you guys my buddy Boomer does. Boomer was with me the whole week leading up to the BJ fight, and here is his story on what happened:
My son, Brandon, was out there at the fights this time, so here are a few photos of him:
Here is the Bible verse for this week: