It is a long standing tradition here at MMALinker.com that when you hit 10,000 posts you can make 1 post where you get to say what ever you want to whom ever you want about anything, and they can't do anything about it. So here is mine.
First- I would like to give a shout out to the original 12 members of the 10k+ club, Agonz, Tottenham, Shogun86, Kingomegared, adm2car, Psychobells, Stand-up Philosopher, Triley, ghostdude8, XBL, TheAssassin, and FootFistProductions. I am proud to join you all as the unlucky #13. I would also like to give a shout out to Meyer, Lsquared, red_donn and exsanguinator, as they are the next ones to reach this milestone. Also an honorable mention to CanCop and Blacksheep for both being bad ass and making this place great (even though both don't log on anymore).
What is an IrishMike thread without a few predictions. So here goes Frankie Edgar won't win the title at 145 ever, Machida will beat Jones, Cerrone will win the LW title in the UFC, Ellenberger will be WW Champ in the UFC, Kusok (8752 posts) will never get to 10,000, Nate Marquardt, Paul Daley and Barnett will all fight in the UFC in 2012, Hector Lombard won't ever fight in the UFC, Edgar practices witchcraft and I will never be rich betting on sports.
Now some worldy advice. You should try sig betting at least once. You should play fantasy MMA when the next leagues start up (watch Baby Norris dude is a beast). Iraq sucks, but it is cool to show your art history teacher pictures of you at places you are learning about. If you are young I say join a branch of the military, you will get an experience that is impossible to get other wise. Train MMA, Judo, BJJ, Muay Thai and any other martial art and don't just watch it on TV. Don't be scared to kiss that girl or boy you like. Wear sunblock. Beer is good, God is great and women are crazy.
Now for my parting words. This place has gone to shit a little bit over the last, well who knows when it started. I was going to make this my last post because that would be fucking epic to end on number 10,000. But lets be serious, I like this place too dam much. And as bad as it is sometimes there are still some really great things about the place. I was also going to say fuck you to all my haters (I know I have a few through the years), but like Kat Williams says, it is there job to hate and if you have 12 haters you need to figure out a way to get 20. Well if success is measured by haters I am a successful mother fucker.
On a more serious note, I would like to thank all you people from the shittiest white belt with 1 post to Agonz with 22,888 posts because you guys are why I like this place. -IrishMike357
PS- In case you wanted to see how it all started, here is my first thread ever made.mma-discussion/the-best-ever-debate-t32675.html