The YAMMA surface is still the best kept secret in MMA, but are the lame ass graphics in the background of the YAMMA advertisements the ‘cage’ that the fights will take place in? What other reason is there really to stick such an ugly looking thing in the background? Certainly has a ‘Thunderdome’ look to it though. And as you know, I’m ALL ABOUT Thunderdome.
Also announced for YAMMA are the two superfights: Oleg Taktarov vs Don Frye and Butterbean vs Gary Goodridge. YAMMA missed the point a bit of bringing back the old UFC stars – as in you need the guys that idiot non-fans remember and loved. Will Taktarov, Frye, and Goodridge be big enough to pull fans? I dunno, I guess it depends if YAMMA’s parters at Live!Nation are pushing this event like a motherfucker on mainstream radio and TV across the country. Which I doubt.
The tournament also isn’t looking too shabby, although how heavyweights are expected to keep shit exciting across an entire night is beyond me. 99% of heavyweight fights are terrible after 3 minutes, let alone 3 fights. But there’s some good names in there. I’m putting my money on Travis Wiuff, who has more wins on his record than all the rest of the guys in the tournament combined.