Ran into Mark Kerr at Circle K here in Phoenix, the one on Miller and Camelback road. Seemed like a cool guy and I was wearing one of my UFC T-shirts, a nice coincidence. We talked for awhile and here were the main points:
He said he KO'd himself in his recent Pride fight because he got into a car wreck two weeks earlier and had a severe concussion. Said he couldn't cancel the fight that late and that even barely tapping him in the forehead would have KO'd him due to the injury.
Said he's training now but is training students rather than preparing for a fight. Training baseball too, a surprise, and he talked more about how good a young kid with a 91 mph pitch was than he talked about fighting (I'm not a baseball fan but I listened since it was Kerr).
I told him I'm picking Tito in a close fight and he said "I'll bet you $1000 Vitor wins". He claimed that because Tito is training with Vargas that he "only learned how to cover up his face with both fists adn not how to box". He said this hurt Tito's boxing and that Vitor "only needs one punch like Chuck Liddell to KO Tito."
Oh, and as many people who saw The Smashing Machine will be happy to hear, right now he's going through a divorce with the woman in the film.