Cole Miller could be in big trouble this Wednesday night.
That's because he's facing Sam Sicilia on the FOX Sports 1 main card of UFC Fight Night 35, which takes place on Jan. 15, 2014, inside Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. And the Spokane slugger tells Steph Daniels that he's trained in the ancient art of zombie defense.
Thanks to a night on the town with Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 champ Julianna Pena.
It was Halloween, a while back, and me and Mike Chiesa were out, dressed as lumberjacks-shocker, I know-and Juliana came out with us, too. She has this zombie hand, back scratcher thing. We were outside this bar, and somebody was walking by, and she touched him with the hand. She didn't do anything forcefully or threateningly, she just touched him with it. There's a college that's local to us, and there were some players out there that night. Anyway, one of them like linebacker tackled her to the ground, hard. The guy shouldered her to the ground really roughly.
This whole big fight breaks out all because she touched somebody with a back scratcher. She's on all fours, trying to get back to her feet, and this guy keeps pushing her down. She was trying to get up, and he's knocking her back down. At this point, I lost it, so I started throwing at these guys, because there's several of ‘em fighting now. Somebody grabbed the back of my collar, and I'm swinging, and I'm missing. Then, I started landing, and handing out naps. Mike ended up choking out a guy, and this thing turned into an all out brawl, just a disaster.
That whole situation went from zero to a bomb dropping in like five seconds. Juli got slammed down to the ground, and she goes crazy, like Flava of Love type crazy [laughs]. It was pretty funny, now that I look back on it. It really was a crazy night, all over something really innocent. The dudes were walking in, she said hi to them and touched one on the hand with the zombie hand back scratcher, and just got blasted.
I guess some guys are just touch freaks (think Buddy Revell).
While Sicilia is in action later this week, Pena will have to wait for the UFC 171 pay-per-view (PPV) event, where she's scheduled to throw down opposite Jessica Andrade on March 15, 2014 inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas (details).
Hopefully, she leaves her back scratcher at home.