In case you needed a reason to love him more, it's very cool to hear our very own Rick Rypien has been actively checking out the SBN network. Sadly no word if it's our lovely little neck of the woods (WHERE HE IS LOVED AND ADMIRED) but definitely over at MMAmania:
"... Rypien is an avid mixed martial arts fan. In 2006, at the Canucks summer conditioning camp, he got to try his hand at some basic technique of the sport.
MMA is a full contact sport that combines several forms of martial arts that rivals boxing and wrestling. The sport is growing quickly and becoming one of the most popular sports with it becoming almost ubiquitous. And to keep up with the sport, Rypien has his go-to.
'The last website I went to was MMAmania.com. I go on it everyday and it covers MMA all over the world. I like following all that stuff because I find it very interesting.'