Getting to hang out with UFC heavyweight contender and all-round nice guy Shane Carwin sounds like a good time, right?
For one lucky fan that became a reality this weekend after he won a contest on twitter to spend a day with Carwin on his boat near the fighters home in Denver, Colorado.
Unfortunately, as Carwin reveals in his latest blog post, what should have been a fun weekend quickly turned into the premise for a new clip show, ‘When Boating Trips Go Bad.’
“So Josh, the winner, is finally with me and we begin the journey to Greeley. Josh is a good guy, he knows my wrestling coach Leister Bowling so we have some things to talk about.”
So far so good.
“We get to Greeley and decide to visit a Pub that I like to hang at. We have a few beers and such and then Josh sends me home to be with my family. He said he would grab a cab and be “just fine”.
…there’s a little alarm bell ringing in the back of my head, but OK, let’s give the dude the benefit of the doubt…
“Around 1 AM the phone rings and it is the Pub. Josh is hammered drunk and allegedly making a scene. The bartender cuts him off and calls a cab, Josh then cuss’s the bartender out (a lady). This is kind of a small town and the pub is like Cheers on TV, everyone knows everyone. As Josh was escorted outside he began to get even more angry and someone sucker punches him and drops him.”
My phone is blowing up at this point. Leister has my truck so he can get the boat in the morning and I am thinking I need to go find Josh and help him to his room. I finally reach Josh, he is pissed and drunk. He says he is walking to the hotel and to not worry. I think every drunk knows those lines “I am fine don’t worry.”
I get in my wife’s Escalade and head towards the pub to try to find Josh. He won’t tell me or does not know where he is and he keeps hanging up on me, and saying I am fine. He wont tell me where he is walking. At 1 AM in Greeley you have some gangs, farmers, and the police that you need to worry about. Josh was trashed and lost.
Around 2 AM I found Josh on a country road heading to Denver (by foot). He said he wanted to go to the airport and wanted to go home. He was drunk, angry and a little emotional about being sucker punched.
I let him know that if he wants to leave in the morning I will take him to the airport. He needed to sleep and I took him to his hotel so he could sleep. He must have bounced off every wall and door on the way to his room. When we got to his room he was stabbing the door with with his key and would not let me help him get the key in the VERTICAL slot.
Being the stand-up guy that he is (did you see what I did there?), Carwin still intends to make good on his promise to go out on his wakeboarding boat with the guy today. Whether “Chris” will want to get anywhere near the water after drinking an oceans-worth of beer last night is another matter.
It turns out that the man in question is actually Josh Pulsifer, an MMA fighter with a record of 11-4. His twitter account includes a few tweets from the night in question that paint a picture of what went on.
“At a pub in Greeley with Carwin and Leister… Good stories and food.” about 15 hours ago
“Crunkasaurus Rex take CO by storm” about 11 hours ago
“Feel like thr biggrest d-bag to hit CO jusy want to leave”…about 9 hours ago
Is it just me or does Mr Pulsifer seem like the perfect candidate to be the next War Machine or Junie Browning on The Ultimate Fighter? Make it happen Dana!