Sure, the UFC tried to sell you on the idea that UFC73 was ‘stacked’. But the truth of the matter was none of the matches really held all that much appeal. The UFC was coasting on the fact that they had two belts on the line plus Tito Ortiz. And we all saw how that shit turned out. A boring decision, a bullshit draw, and Anderson Silva beating up some dude who didn’t really belong in the ring with him.
However, I gotta say that UFC74 is the best card I’ve seen in a while. I’m kinda afraid for some reason … there’s gotta be some kind of secret catch or something, an underhanded conspiracy tucked under the veneer of this beautiful event. Perhaps the UFC plans on using some sort of mind control ray during the PPV to induce us into watching the next season of TUF. It would take some powerful hypnosis indeed to make me do that.
Anyways, the point of this post is UFC74 and how fucking awesome it is. Top to bottom there’s not one match that I don’t want to see. When the weakest match has a fighter like Travis Lutter in it, you know this shit is solid. The only downside to all this greatness is the fact that so many matches I wanna see will be prelims. If they don’t put Clay Guida in the swing bout I’m gonna shit in a box and mail it to Dana White. Here’s the full card:
Heavyweight championship bout: Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Welterweight bout: Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck
Lightweight bout: Joe Stevenson vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Middleweight bout: Patrick CÃ´té vs. Kendall Grove
Lightweight bout: Roger Huerta vs. Alberto Crane
Light Heavyweight bout: Renato Sobral vs. David Heath
Middleweight bout: Travis Lutter vs. Ryan Jensen
Heavyweight bout: Frank Mir vs Antoni Hardonk
Lightweight bout: Marcus Aurelio vs. Clay Guida
It’s much too early to break out the predictions for this one, but we’ll get there in a week or so. Until then wipe the drool off your keyboard … it’s still three weeks away and there’s nothing but shitty reruns of UFC Unleashed to tide you over until then. Well, that and this site. We’ll never leave you … never hurt you. We’re going to be together for a long long time.