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UFC 149: When is a Title Fight Not a Title Fight?

UFC 149: More boring than Calgary itself

Answer: When the champ doesn’t fight.

Reading the Wikipedia page for any UFC event lately sounds like a soap opera.  X was scheduled to fight Y, then the fight was moved from card Z, then X was hurt and now Brian Ebersole‘s chest hair has stepped in to fight.  The entry explaining how the card was put together and what the card went through is twice as long as any information explaining how the card played out.  It goes to show just how many injuries there are in today’s fight game.  What we end up with is a card that has Urijah Faber vs Renan Barao in the main event, for the interim title, with Hector Lombard vs Tim Boetsch as the co-main event.  Admittedly, this is not the most exciting card that we’ve had.  But this was the state of UFC 149. Continue reading

In the Case of Clay vs Gray…The Verdict is, ‘Boring’

Gray Maynard

Gray Maynard (Photo credit: Tiago Hammil)

Watched UFC on FX 4.  Wasn’t the most exciting of cards put together, but the boys at Zuffa do what they can with the meager resources they have.  That sounds sarcastic, but it’s not.  In reality, so many of their biggest names have been injured that it’s hard to headline a card with something exciting.  What the headliner lacked in zazz, it made up for in boredom.  Clay Guida vs Gray Maynard was doomed from the start.

Aside from the main event, there really wasn’t anything to draw you to the card.  Cub Swanson provided some sparks with his knockout of Ross Pearson to open the night off.  Brian Ebersole, who is entertaining in his antics, but not so much in the cage getting a win over someone I’ve never heard of.  At least he tried a Capoeria-style kick to some effect.  Sam Stout faced Spencer Fisher in the conclusion of a trilogy that I could’t even remember the first two having taken place.  It felt like a fight I would have liked to see 4 years ago, probably did see, and completely blocked it out.  Then there was the Main Event.

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