Not only is Matt Lindland a great fighter but, man, that guy can keep a secret.
I had the pleasure of talking to “The Law” at a time where his name was very much in the news. Needless to say, I was looking for some answers.
We knew he had signed with a promotion we just didn’t know which one.
We knew he was planning on running for an Oregon State House of Representatives seat we just didn’t know why.
We knew he had recently talked with Dana White about potentially returning to the UFC but didn’t know what came of those discussions.
Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Lindland was more than willing to discuss his political career and his talks with White but his new contract? Hell no. I might have asked him ten questions regarding his new home only to be shut down every time. It felt like high school all over again.
Sure, we’ve all heard the Affliction/Golden Boy rumors but in a time where upstart promotions have press conferences to announce a big free agent signing only to find out five months later that said fighter never signed a contract (see: Global, M-1) we can’t really believe much these days.
Plus, Lindland told us that the promotion he has signed with is established and has been running shows for a while so there’s that.
We also spoke about why he left the UFC in the first place, Anderson Silva, the offer to appear on TUF 4 and his fight against Fedor. It’s an interesting one.
Matt Lindland – 03/19/08