Mixed martial arts is a big sport, but not everyone who works in it does so full-time. For instance, for years I worked in investment banking while juggling MMA writing, and I know more than a few reporters who hold “real” jobs to pay the bills. And then there’s notable referee Josh Rosenthal, who when not officiating UFC bouts, was a marijuana kingpin. SAY WHAT?
• Rosenthal has already pleaded guilty to being the Walter White of reefer, so he’s in the sentencing phase. How much wacky tobaccy was he busted for? Over a thousand marijuana plants. That’s, uh, a lot.
• Urijah Faber was on last night’s Darce Side Radio.
• Here’s a nice little video of the TUF 18 tryouts from Monday.
• Northern California is to MMA what KFC is to friend chicken. Here’s Josh Gross telling you why that is.