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UFC NYE not as spectacular as before

In what I can only assume is an attempt to keep another New Jersey card from occurring, the UFC is spreading the talent that was once piled up on their New Years Eve show across other events.

So far, fighters who were originally marked to be on the card like Roger Huerta and Josh Koscheck have been moved to the TUF6 finale and some other event in 2008 respectively. Now it looks like the BJ Penn vs Whoever fight for the lightweight belt may also be pushed back to a 2008 event.

Hey, it makes sense: you’ve got Hughes vs Serra for the welterweight belt and now the possibility of Silva vs Liddell as well. That’s enough name power right there to float a big Las Vegas show. I doubt it’ll do the mega-business that Chuck vs Tito 2 did, but the UFC apparently isn’t interested in admitting Tito is still a marquee fighter that people love to see. Yes, more than Matt Hughes. More than Rich Franklin. Fuck, even more than Chuck Liddell. And y’all can hate on me for hugging Tito’s nuts, but the truth is I’ll call him a middle-class fighter any day but his draw is still unparalleled.

  • Toxie

    This really pisses me off because the NYE events are traditonally suppose to be better (on paper) than any other card throughout the year. Maybe this was just a legacy of PRIDE, or one that still lives through K-1, but the UFC is screwing the fans out of a big event because they have “spread their talent too thin” as of late. Even Shooto has annual Year-end shows…..

  • Mr. Theplague

    I won’t hate on you for the Tito loving as long as you always balance it out by talking some shit about Franklin and Hughes.

  • kermit.01

    In Ohio Rich Franklin is the biggest Draw.. :-p Gotta love the local boy. Tito may still be a big draw, but not as much as he once was. Lackluster performances and loses have taken allot of steam out of his drawing ability. I think he still a draw, but he needs to win something definitive over a high ranked guy to be considered a headliner.

  • marshal

    Tito almost killed me, so get off his nuts please.

  • Toxie

    Yeah and Franklin unjustifiably failed me on a math test.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Toxie : did you correctly gauge the age of the earth?

  • Toxie

    Yeah it happened shortly after class-prayer.

  • marshal

    Yeah, remember Toxie remember we used to pick on fightlinker in Mr. Franklin’s class, but he was too strung out on Xyience to give a shit. Good times.

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