Because Rashad Evans’ hand is all jacked up from whupping Tito Ortiz, he isn’t going to be ready in time for a November fight with Jon Jones. And because the UFC needs headline title fights like little diabetic girls need insulin, they went ahead and replaced Rashad with Lyoto Machida. To make matters worse, it sounds like Evans will have to re-earn his title shot … again!
“I told him that, ‘you’re the unluckiest guy I ever met.’ Depending on the timing and how all this shit works out he will fight again. He wants to. He was like ‘I’m not gonna sit around and wait again.’ So he probably will (fight). We’ll see how this whole thing goes down, we’ll see what happens. Plus Jon Jones has fought four times in 10 months. It’s crazy.”
Meanwhile, stupid idiots are still out there herp a derping all over the fact that Machida is getting a shot first at UFC 140. “Machida doesn’t deserve it!” they cry. “He lost to Shogun and Rampage!” Well, Rampage edged him on a razor thin decision and Shogun took the championship belt off him. I’d say the fact that he was champion just over a year ago is a pretty good indicator that maybe he’s worthy of competing for the belt again now.
Champions gotta fight regularly, and they should be fighting the best available at the time. There isn’t a stupid ranking list out there that doesn’t have Machida up at the very top, so what’s everyone’s problem? He doesn’t have a nice streak going? Fuck that. Here’s some guys who got title shots based off streaks: Thales Leites, Patrick Cote, and Dan Hardy. Streaks are a bullshit requirement, especially if you want to see #1 contender matches that actually matter.
Instead of rubbing sand all over your vaginas and then complaining because it chafes, how about being happy we get to see Jon Jones tear shit up again before the end of the year? That’s really what this decision to have Machida step in boils down to. More Bones Jones. And if you’re gonna complain about that, I’d like to hear your complaints regarding how shitty kittens, indoor plumbing, and orgasms are.