Armando sent this out and it was too good not to share:
From the “Yep, That Happened Department”:
Forget the call-out part. Munoz is one fight away and I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, blaming that on the adrenaline and excitement. It’s the candy bar. And let me say this: Chris Leben is one classy dude. This is the only sport that you will see interaction like this between competitors this physically involved. You’re not gonna see Ray Lewis bust through the line and plant Ben Roethlisberger three inches into the turf, get back to his locker after the game and see a Mars bar on his stool with a note that says: “That was a hell of a hit. Good luck the rest of the season – Ben” I imagine there may be a little heart drawn on there as well, but that’s just me.
I don’t make the joke to mock Leben’s gesture, but rather point out that MMA might be the only physical sport where guys can go all out and expend every ounce of energy trying to turn their opponents’ face into goo, then hug and go have a beer afterwards. I may be wrong here and I’d love to see examples of something similar in other sports. It would revitalize my illusion of sportsmanship in professional sports.