Matt Lindland Is Good At Keeping A Secret

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

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4 Comments so far »

  1. Bill said,

    Wrote on March 19, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

    Ariel – Lindland could still be with this Affliction/Golden Boy promotion. When he says they are established and have been running shows for awhile both stateside and internationally, he could be talking about Golden Boy’s boxing cards. Most of the promotion/setup for an MMA event is very similar to a boxing card.

  2. AH said,

    Wrote on March 19, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    If that is what he meant he was being very misleading. We were talking MMA, not boxing. I know all about Golden Boy but he made it seem (at least in my opinion) that this MMA PROMOTION was established and currently runs shows.

  3. oo718oo said,

    Wrote on March 19, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    i heard hdnet was joint venturing with aff/golden boy.

    maybe thats what he alluding too.

    he came across as very intelligent in this interview.

  4. AH said,

    Wrote on March 19, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    Absolutely, I thought it was one of the more interesting ones we’ve done. Kind of funny how he gets a bad rap for being dull but is a great interview.

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