Last night UFC veteran Wes “The Whole Show” Sims graced the airwaves of MMAWeekly’s Sound Off Radio to pay tribute to his good friend and MMAWeekly founder Ryan Bennett. When asked about his relationship with Ryan, Wes said:
“Um I don’t really know what you call it, I mean I’ve been thinking all day, I’ve been pondering this over all day. What would Ryan think about “The Whole Show” and his antics here this past year and let me tell you what I’ve come to the conclusion of. Oh and hey keep your mouth shut Trigg. Anyways, I’d have to say he’d be disappointed and why? Because he’d be wanting a dropkick. He’d be wanting a dropkick and I’d be trying to push off that lame attempt out in California at that benefit. I’d try to push that off as a dropkick and he’d say “Wes, I’m not impressed, you weren’t committed. You really didn’t commit yourself to that.” So I’d have to say he’d be kind of disappointed. So I’m going to try to change some things so this might be the last time you hear from “The Whole Show” for a while. And like I said, shut it Trigg.”
They went on to ask Sims about fighting on the Ryan Bennett tribute show instead of fighting Bas Rutten in the WFA and he said:
”Hey I had to do what I had to do. And another thing, if you look at it, put it in fast-forward like I said money is overrated, you’ll always make some money. I’ll be making money long after the WFA is out of business. (laughs) Ohhh the WFA is out of business. Anyways I’m still making money and I had to do it, I gave my word and I felt it was something that had to be done.”
Going a little off topic Damon Martin decided to ask Sims about “The Hero” t-shirt which he had put up on Ebay. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the “Hero” t-shirt, check back to our story titled “Wes “The Hero” Sims Fighting Crime”.
”It’s sold and I’ll tell you something, the guy that bought it should really be arrested. I sold that thing for a whopping $26.”
That shirt is now on its way to the home of yours truly. While on the subject of Ebay, Sims stated he was going to give fans another opportunity to get piece of Wes Sims memorabilia.
“I’m going to give everybody a second last chance. I’m not going to sell the pants, I’ve got something better… Listen depending on which day you catch me and which story I tell you, this is the authentic Vietnam jacket worn by my father. Now he’s a hero too because if he wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here today.”
Jeff Cain asks, “Were you conceived while he was wearing the jacket?”
Sims continues on, “Something like that, like I said depending on which day you catch me. I’ve told you the other story about the time when he rescued me out of the orphanage, dug me out of a pile of baby hands and feet, he leveled the place with a RPG and smuggled me back to the USA and people ask me what’s my heritage.
Anyways, this is the jacket my dad wore when he pulled me up out of that tiger cage where I was stuck neck deep in swamp water fending off river rats with my teeth. You can own it on ebay!”
Candid as always, Sims went on to taunt Frank Trigg in classic Sound Off fashion before closing out the interview with some kind words for The Bennett family.