From now until the MMA fight on 10 December 2011, we’re asking every MMA fighter, celebrity, or organization that wants to make a fundamental difference in the lives of our men and women serving abroad to “Mustache Up” and sign up for a team. Your team can be as many or as few people as you want. We’ll post anything you want about yourself and your team. We’ll link your page, your sponsors, anything. What we ask of you is that you get the word out and ask your fans and friends to donate to your team via this website.
Our dream is that on 10 December when Jon Bones Jones faces Lyoto Machida, the cage is full of fantastic facial hair, showcasing amazing support for our men and women in uniform.
All donations are tax deductible and will go through Soldiers’ Angels accounts.
SO WHAT THE HELL IS BLACKFIVE DOING TO SUPPORT THIS GREAT EVENT?
Soooooo, Uncle Jimbo and I asked the team to join in. Well, I asked. Jimbo sent this sensitive and altruistic message out...
FFS, how many chicks do we have writing for this rag? I can knock out a creditable Fu Manchu by morning if needed...
I guess that means that we are in!
Deebow, McQ, Grim, Subsunk, Jimbo, Crush, and more are in it to win it. Here's just four of us suitably adorned. Go here to donate on behalf of team Blackfive.
AND HERE'S SOME INCENTIVE:
For the military taking part in this stache-bash (with photo), I will send a pair of Wiley X P-17's (Black Ops Collection) with case - courtesy of the awesome folks at Mastiff Games and Wiley X - to military overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Last, here is what Jungle from Action Figure Therapy has to say about Soldiers' Angels and the Stache Bash! Thanks, Jungle, for the extra mustache power (NSFW):
Updated and Bumped 2-15-11: Michael "the Count" Bisping appears to train with Jorge Rivera. See second video below.
Updated and Bumped: Apparently Mr. Bisping is not amused! Those Rangers were time on target...
Yes, we're fans of Army vet Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera. Yes, he's going to crush Michael Bisping who happens to be from some island (full of illiterates) in the Med that you never heard of. You can read the posts in the Jorge Rivera category here at Blackfive.
Here in an Exclusive leaked video secured by the Ranger Up guys for a huge sum of money and *cough* favors, Jorge Rivera and Michael Bisping talk about their upcoming fight in UFC 127.
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Update 2-15-11 with the Tale of Count Bisping:
One of our favorite fighters, Jorge Rivera, fights in UFC #122 on this Saturday night on Spike TV.
We've posted about Jorge's fights, support of our troops, and a bit of his lighter side over the last year.
Please get the word out to support this vet and all around great human being ( who will beat the living hell out of you while singing 80's pop music and giving you his philosophy about home decor).
Go to this link for more about "El Conquistador" and his fight (links to interview as well as other Jorge-rific stuff):
Another excellent edition to the Ranger Up video library.
Who knew that MMA fighter extraordinaire, Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera, could actually sing?
I thought the guy couldn't hold a tune to save his life, but his rendition of Uncle Jimbo's favorite song from the 80s, Karma Chameleon, is divine:
Make no mistake, we are fans of El Conquistador. The man is without peer.
You can watch this pre-fight interview at UFC to get an idea of his intensity and drive.
Jorge's next fight is November 13th with UFC. Here's the whole card.
Previous Blackfive posts about El Conquistador:
TODAY - At 1200 to 1230 Eastern Standard Time, we need to get as many individual people to buy this book as possible. Amazon reworks everything every 30 minutes. If we can get 100 orders or more this book will be in the top 100 and success sort of takes care of itself and it should raise the maximum amount for SA.
Remember to buy this book between 12 and 1230 Eastern today!
Fast, furious, unforgiving - 25 fights, 250 questions. The follow-up to Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume I) has the biggest events, craziest stories, the fighters you love, the fighters you love to hate, and more. Accept the challenge. Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ (Volume II) is going to kick the crap out of you, and you'll love it. Ranger Up Apparel Company and author Zac Robinson have partnered to develop a pound-for-pound champion. In this book you'll find 25 sets of ten trivia questions that are full of MMA history. Each set of questions represents a fight. Answer them all and you've scored a big stoppage, miss a few and you're waking up asking "Stitch" Duran what happened. In the end you'll have a 25-fight record and be a champ ... or a can. Either way, with more than 20 photographs and stories shared by MMA stars for the first time and exclusively to Zac Robinson for this book, you'll have fun, and you'll be helping out deserving people, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Soldiers' Angels and Hire Heroes USA. Among the numerous MMA stars who have already contributed to this book and its effort to support these organizations are Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, Tim Kennedy, Chael Sonnen, Nate Quarry, Chris Leben, Gray Maynard, Matt Lindland, Tim Credeur, Jorge Rivera, Brian Stann, Denis Kang, King Mo, Jason Miller, and Pat Cote. So you see, you don't stand a chance ... but give it a shot anyway! Maybe you'll be one of the few who rises through the ranks to contend for the title of Greatest of All Time, and if not, after reading Ranger Up Presents Mixed Martial Arts IQ you at least won't ever be called a TUF newb. - Advance praise for MMA IQ Volume II - "I doubt you could have found this many top athletes willing to participate from any other sport. It's a credit to each one of these fine gentleman and the sport of MMA as a whole that they chose to be involved," says "The Fight Professor" Stephen Quadros.
We featured some of El Conquistador's wisdom here a few weeks ago. We are admirers of the former US Army Cavalryman and supporter of our troops, and, at 38, he's just hitting his stride in MMA. No matter what, every fight with Jorge Rivera is a fight you don't want to miss. And his fight against Nate Quarry will be amazing.
And now, to our surprise, we just found out from the guys at Ranger Up that Jorge Rivera will be wearing a Soldiers Angels shirt at tomorrow's fight. So add one helluva good man on top of all the other accolades and admiration we have for him.
So, in the Comments, let's show some support for Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera and let him know we're in his corner!
And below, former Cav Scout and world renown philosophizer, Jorge Rivera, reveals his depth of knowledge on all subjects sublime:
On the appropriateness of MMA Nicknames:
On track lighting in home decor:
On the symphony:
The Ranger Up guys are branching out into the under-served smart ass video market. Here is their fighter Jorge Rivera explaining his image problems going into his fight against Nate Quarry.You can get the Jorge Rivera Conquistador shirt here.