(This guy. He’s an asshole.)
So taking a look at the UFC 160 card it appears to be pretty grand in so many ways: Cain and Bigfoot for the title, Reem and Junior, Maynard vs TJ Grant’s elbows, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Glover Texeira, maybe even the return of Mike Pyle’s uber mullet. And then came the announcement that Colton Smith would be fighting Robert Whittaker in a “battle of the TUF champions” (I mean, really). And lo, there was a collective “ugh” from everyone who loyally struggled through the past TUF seasons through sheer masochism alone, because no one wants to look at Colton Smith’s bitchface again. Robert Whittaker is pretty much anonymous unless you streamed TUF: The Smashes on your laptop, in which case, good for you. It was exponentially better than the Nelson/Carwin season.
Smith won all four of his fights via decision, while Whittaker went home with two KOs and the knockout of the season award. So are Joe Silva and Dana White throwing this match in the no man’s land undercard in order to cut Smith during the next mass fighter extermination? (The Secret works, right? As long as I wish hard enough?)