It’s a few days before UFC 77 and as usual there’s the calm before the storm where there’s no news and very little to talk about. No one’s even really bothering to do predictions because Silva vs Franklin = Obvious and Sylvia vs Vera = Hey did you hear Randy Couture quit the UFC? In other words, the news going on lately has overshadowed the sport, and I can’t think this is a good thing.
While I love spraying shit all over MMA (thank you Xyience), I also happen to love watching fights. If there was a Nirvana out there, it would consist of me, a bottomless beer cooler, Loretta Hunt, and just fights. No politics. No machinations. No retardo blogs discussing the latest intrigue. Just fights.
Why in god’s name I’m reduced to covering Evander Holyfield boxing matches at this point in MMA’s development is beyond me. I’m not doing it because it’s fun. There’s just not enough high-calibre events going on right now. Why we have to go a month between events also outside the realm of my comprehension. When the UFC bought PRIDE and the WEC I was hoping this would mean 3 times the amount of MMA. Now they’ve disposed of PRIDE like a transient hooker and the WEC isn’t back for another two cocksucking months.
Mark Cuban is apparently pawning his wristwatch to finance his MMA department, ProElite can’t seem to figure out how to schedule an event that’s not within 10 days of the UFC, and I’d rather watch puppy dog snuff films than expose myself to more IFL. Yesterday out of desperation I turned on Inside MMA and even that had gone to shit. Where last week they had Josh Barnett, Ken Pavia, and Dan Henderson, this week they had some amateur lame-o, Kevin Iole, and some guy from ‘Bionic Woman’. What the fuck? WHAT THE FUCK???
I don’t know if things are always this gay or I’m just becoming jaded, but I am not a happy MMA fan right now. Before I used to put up with all the shit going on because of the promise that all the politics going on would mean a better product for fans down the road. But now that I’ve been closely following stuff for a while I’ve come to the realization that this is bullshit. Perhaps everything is so close to happening now that when Wand vs Chuck falls apart for the 15th time or Fedor vs Couture evaporates it’s like getting robbed on Christmas Eve. Or maybe all the politics just gets in the way of good fights happening.
Anyways, thank God we’re going to UFC 77 and getting absolutely fucked. We’re gonna go on such a tear through Cincinnati that it’ll be legendary. Las Vegas ain’t gonna hold shit on us. I’ll be amazed if the city is left standing by the time we’re done with it.