I just got an email from the UFC saying UFC 79 was going to be ‘the biggest card of the year’. This is an interesting statement to make, and there are two interpretations:
1. This is the biggest card of the past 365 days. I suppose they could pull this off if they really kept BJ Penn and Chuck vs Wanderlei on the card, but there are all sorts of signs pointing to the idea that they aren’t. Even if they keep Penn on the card, if Sherk isn’t cleared (and he’s got a juicer’s chance in California of that) it’ll still be a pretty weak card.
But let’s be specific: which card had the most umph to it the past year? I’m not talking about post-event coitus where we all said “Wow that Ultimate Fight Night ruled”. We’re talking about the biggest, most star-studdiest card of the year so far. UFC 68? UFC 73? Looking back, there hasn’t been many retardo cards. I vaguely seem to remember being pumped for events this year, but looking back I can’t seem to remember why. I guess when you know the results it’s hard to recapture the element of suspense which elevates a good card to being great.
2. This is going to be the biggest card for the next 365 days. If this is the case, then just shoot me in the fucking head now.