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There’s no way Bendo vs Guida will be on FOX

When Dana White announced earlier this week that the Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez championship fight would be the only fight shown on FOX next weekend, a lot of us were left scratching our heads. After all, it seemed like the UFC had set things up so that they had the perfect prelim to slot in if the fight ended quickly: a lightweight title shot eliminator between Benson Henderson and Clay Guida.

Clay Guida’s manager has a theory as to why he and Ben Henderson aren’t the backup:

“He has a pretty firm understanding that it’s FOX’s call, that FOX doesn’t think he has what it takes to draw viewers,” John Fosco, Guida’s manager, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “That motivates the hell out of him, and he just feels that it’s more reason to go out there and put it on Ben.”

I guess they didn’t like the idea of starting the relationship by showing some dude dry humping another dude. It’s still pretty stupid though. There is a chance Henderson can escape Clay’s dry hump of doom and turn the fight into an exciting scrap. They’d already know if the fight was awesome or not by the time a decision had to be made on showing it. If this is true, it’s not exactly the most heartening early decision made by FOX.

It’s not all bad though. FOX has been awesome at promoting the November 12th event, and even though deals don’t go into effect until 2012 they’re already going to plaster UFC programming across their network channels. Check out the schedule surrounding the event:

Friday, Nov. 11:
7:00 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT — Weigh-ins live on FUEL TV
7:00 P.M. ET — Cain Velasquez: Brown Pride, episode 3 on FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12:
3:00 p.m. ET — Cain Velasquez: Brown Pride, episodes 1-3 on FOX Deportes
4:45 p.m. ET — UFC on FOX prelims live on Facebook and FOXSports.com
5:30 p.m. ET — Weigh-ins re-air on FUEL TV
6:00 p.m. ET — UFC Primetime re-air on FUEL TV
6:00 p.m. ET — Re-air of Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar on FOX Deportes
7:00 p.m. ET — UFC prelims live on FOX Deportes
7:00 p.m. ET — Pre-fight show on FUEL TV, hosted by Glazer, along with Kenny Florian and Stephan Bonnar
9:00 p.m. ET — UFC on FOX broadcast, hosted by Curt Menefee, along with Dana White, Brock Lesnar and Joe Rogan. Mike Goldberg and Rogan will call the heavyweight title fight.
10 p.m. ET — UFC on FOX post-fight show on FUEL TV, hosted by Glazer, along with Florian and Bonnar

Oh boy. UFC on FOX 1 will be ‘hosted by Curt Menefee.’ I can’t wait for that.

  • kvelertak

    Guida blows. He’s been humping guys to decisions and we should care that he is motivated now?

    Fuck you caveman.

  • Reverend Clint

    why wouldnt his hairy ass be on fox? he is a lame fighter who wins through points.

  • Jarman

    Not the biggest fan of Benson. Really feel like telling him: “Keep it in Church, Christ-boy.”
    However, I do hold out hope he will anti-wrestlfuck Guida. I forsee great scrambles and sloppy striking, at least from Clay; Benson’s punches and kicks have proven to at least look practiced in the past. Whenever I think of Guida punching, all I see is him faceplanting.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Henderson vs Guida is a great fight, but probably just for the hard-cores. We know the fighters, we know what they’re capable of and we love the fight wherever it goes.

    New viewers to the sport won’t want to watch the “gay ground shit” and two dark skinned,  long-haired, sweaty men grappling each other closely may be too much for the FOX viewer to handle for the premiere event.

    I’m disappointed the fight won’t be on FOX, but I totally understand why.

  • iamphoenix

    mixed martial adam is too good for you. He’s hardcore. He’s been watching TUF longer than you, he’s been to more UFC websites than you, he’s probably training more than 5 days a week too. You fucking newbs are just fucking douche bitches for not liking horrible, boring, fun sucking, stupid haired, hemorrhoidy Clay Guida.

    Once you learn to enjoy watching gay ground shit you too can begin leaving stupid comments on this queer site.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Guida is dark-skinned?

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    All I’m saying is the most common complaint from people that don’t regularly watch MMA is “I hate the ground shit, it’s gay”. You’ve heard it too.

    Guida humping Henderson for five rounds may be what FOX is worried about when building a new audience. That’s disappointing but understandable. Newbs.

  • frickshun

    ^^Wowzers…..did you just answer him?!

    Phoenigga–>HAHAHAHAHA!!

  • whitebelt

    Watching a Guida fight has been proven to be a gateway to gay sex

  • KeyboardWarrior

    Next thing you know you’re watching jon fitch fights with your new boyfriend

  • kwagnuth

    I’ve been watching since season one and I consider myself hardcore so my opinion should be pretty important. UUUhhh who is Bendo/Benson?

  • G Funk

    Mixed Martial Adam passed Blackula a while back on most serious posts from a FL poster. Here he jumped many notches above by countering a joke post pointing out his lame seriousness with a serious post! HA!

  • Blackula Jonez

    Guida has finished 3 of his last 4 opponents but his one blanket performance against Pettis matters more than anything I guess.

     

    Which begs the question:

    Who has better memory and recall, a house fly or an MMA fan?

  • CAP

    I like turtles.

  • Reverend Clint

    its the 6 other decisions he’s be in just in the ufc. He has been getting better I will admit that but he is still overly spastic for my taste

  • agentsmith

    @ Blackula:
    Oh yeah, he can finish scrubs like Shannon Gugerty. I was hoping that finishing streak meant he was a “new” Caveman, but then he goes right back to the Energizer Blanket routine as soon as he faces anyone half decent like Pettis.

  • Predator8u

    Fuc*king “Brown pride” BULLSHIT. This is what happens when you let the most corrupt corp. have say in MMA. It will destory it’s SOUL.

     

    but all the sweeter when JDS takes off the Beaners head

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