UFC light heavyweight fighter Tito Ortiz pulled a page out of the genius Don Imus playbook earlier this morning on a message on the Underground forum, calling his opponent at UFC 73, Rashad Evans, a "Nappy Headed Ho."
"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" posts under the screen name, FUTA1.
Here's the snip from Ortiz:
"Rashad Evans!!! He will be my Nappy Headed Ho. On 7-7-07...Let The Punishment Begin!!! Tito Ortiz"
For some quick background, Imus was fired on April 12 by CBS Radio after he called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" during his live syndicated program, igniting a public firestorm for his racial remarks.
Now, I'm no expert on the term "nappy," but I have a rather good idea of what someone with "nappy" hair looks like.
And, from what I gather, with a shaved head and tight fade, Rashad Evans doesn't fit that description whatsoever.
So, I headed over to UrbanDictionary.com for further clarification.
Here's what I found:
1. Nappy — One of African descent who has tightly coiled, unkept hair; one with locks of hair that is tightly curled that is unwashed and uncombed.
Seems like Ortiz is making quite a reach here, trying to capitalize on a sensationalized media headline to create some sparks for his upcoming bout on July 7.
Too bad he comes off sounding like an absolute idiot.