Something whack is going on here. Earlier today we announced exclusively (exclusively last, that is) that Evan Tanner would be fighting Kendall Grove at the TUF7 finale. But now word is coming out that Marvin Eastman might fight Drew McFedries as well at the same show … so sayeth the Beastman’s myspace.
This is unusual because TUF finales usually follow a standard formula: the TUF finals, some TUF rejects fighting eachother, and one ‘main event’ fight. So for there to be two non-TUF related fights on the same card seems a bit fishy. Add to the fishiness is the fact that the fight is Eastman’s last on his UFC contract, and he hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire lately.
McFedries is another interesting choice … I’m glad to see the UFC had him back after his loss to Patrick Cote. After all, he stayed in the fight even after his mom got freaking murdered a few weeks earlier. But this fight seems more suited to a PPV undercard than some kind of pseudo-main event status at a TUF finale.
So there’s your rumored fight with a detailed disclaimer as to why it might be bullshit!