| | Meteoric Rise: Apology to Mike Goldberg(maybe)
Goldberg is often mocked for the stupid things he says during fights and one his most famous goldbergisms is the "meteoric rise". Obviously because meteors fall, crash and burn it's a rediculous metaphor for a fighter on his way to stardom.
I was watching the Best of Pride show on Spike and I heard at the end of the Rua-Randleman match Maurillo use the phrase "metoeric rise". Part of me died right there. Now my concern is who started this phrase. That match happened on October 21st, 2006 at PRIDE 32 - The Real Deal. I just can't remember the first time I heard Goldberg use it. Anyone know when he first busted out this gem of announcing buffoonery?
Hating on Anderson Silva before it was the cool thing to do.
The idea of a "true number one contender" is the stupidiest MMA idea to be perpetuated by fans and media, EVER.