Friday, May 22, 2009
Dear Groupies and Hangers On of Shaq,
If you want to see Shaq this weekend, you may want to check out the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, May 23.
Although I haven't personally confirmed this "intelligence" with the Big Diesel himself, he's been making way too many headlines for his MMA training and enthusiasm over the past couple of weeks.
You may know better than I do, but about two weeks ago, Shaq's MMA instructor was on ESPN talking about what it's like to train Shaq. After that, Shaq vouched for UFC president Dana White's uncanny marketing sensibility in an episode of E:60.
And if that were not enough: Most recently, Mr. White himself appeared on ESPN and answered questions about Shaq and his MMA prospects.
Come on! That's way too much Shaq Fu coverage for Shaq's not being at UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida! Besides, he won't have anything else to do, since his Phoenix Suns didn't make the NBA Playoffs.
So if you want to have Shaq's baby or get some spending money from the Big Daddy, be there at UFC 98. Doors open at 4 PM PT and the first bout starts at 4:45 PM.
The fight is going to be televised live, so if you want your 15 minutes of fame, this opportunity is not to be missed.