So, it started with Spilled Bag of Ice (yours truly) and then there was Spilled Bag of Fights, my weekly MMA Wrap-up column, and now: Spilled Bag of Chat! This is a new feature where I’ll be interviewing fighters and MMA personalities as I continue my attempt to take over the world – Or as it will soon be renamed: The Spilled Bag of Earth.
The very first guest is “Danny Boy” Daniel Downes (6-1) who is not only a bad ass WEC lightweight fighter but a helluva guy. He was nice enough to be the guinea pig for my first attempt at interviewing anyone and all I can say is Ariel Helwani, your job is safe… for the moment. And I apologize that in my tenderfoot, greenhorn interviewing debut I totally forgot to let Dan get his plugs in. My bad. Speaking of, “Danny Boy” wanted to thank his sponsors Better Life Nutrition, Rudog Nutrition, NX Level, and MMA Inc.
Follow him on Twitter: @dannyboydownes, and follow any instructions he gives you to the letter. Buy whatever he tells you to buy, laugh at his jokes, and of course root for him when he fights December 16 in the very last WEC card against the “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang Tie Quan (8-0).
Also, I apologize for the odd Bad Sushi thing. Kinda thought it would be funnier than it was… or wasn’t. Luckily, Dan rolled with it and it lead to an amusing story about what kind of pimp ass car Danny’s rolling in these days. We’ve also got a legendary story of a security guard not believing he was a WEC fighter, some MeatBerry talk, and a couple of Dan’s UFC 124 picks.
Anyway, as Dan said, “You never forget your first” and I want to thank him for being gentle and understanding. I shall not forget and like all first times, hopefully there’s some real magic amongst the fumbling awkwardness. Enjoy, Icemigos.