On the night before the biggest football game of the year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization takes center stage with an immense night of hard-hitting heavyweight fight action. At UFC 81, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir will put former WWE Champion and world-renowned superstar Brock Lesnar to the ultimate test, as Lesnar makes his move from the squared circle into the Octagon to prove that he is for real.
Okay, obviously this fight is gonna draw some pretty significant numbers simply because it’s got a big time pro wrestler attached to it. And hey, I admit that I’m curious to see how the match turns out too. I couldn’t really care less who wins or loses, but the UFC’s got my attention.
But really … Dana White keeps saying “It’s a great time to be a UFC fan right now.” I don’t see how he can say that when the UFC continues to field tame main events. Assuming Dana White doesn’t strip Sean Sherk of the title, here’s what we’ve had and what we’ve got coming:
- UFC76 No title fight
- UFC77 Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin (Middleweight Title)
- UFC78 No title fight
- UFC79 No title fight
- UFC80 No title fight
- UFC81 No title fight
I mean, come the fuck on. I really couldn’t give a shit about ‘interim belts’ … they’re about as meaningful as the toy you get in a happy meal (although to be fair, the toys in happy meals are pretty kick ass). Yeah, there are rumors that Tim Sylvia will battle Big Nog for the vacant Heavyweight belt at UFC 81, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they moved Tim’s bout back to UFC 82 in Columbus so less people would boo him.
Anyways, you just have to look at that dry spell of title fights to know I am not a happy fanboy, no matter how many pro wrestlers with penis tattoos Dana White throws in the ring.