On the heels of Kelly/Taylor being awarded fight of the night, I give you more confounding news from the UFC: they’ve decided to give Fabricio Werdum a title shot based on his win against Gabriel Gonzaga. You know how I know this is retarded? Because MMA Junkie had to write up a huge article explaining the UFC’s decision and why it ‘made sense’.
You and I both know that past calling ring girls retarded, Dann from MMA Junkie isn’t forthright with his opinions. He’s simply not the kind of guy to put anything in his posts unless it’s required to give context to the situation. This article HAD to be written to keep the legions of readers on his site from wondering “What the fuck is up with that???”
But Dann’s right … the reason Werdum gets a shot is because there’s really no one else around to put into contention. The UFC seems to have fucked up it’s relationship with it’s top three heavyweights: Couture, Arlovski, and Crocop. Past that the only guy in that division they have on a winning streak is Cheik Kongo, who still needs more seasoning before being able to hold a candle to the blowtorch that is the average MMA fighter’s ground game.
Of course, the UFC could fix this situation by getting off it’s high horse and offering Josh Barnett a nice pile of money to get back in the action. Or hell, how about kissing and making up with Arlovski and CroCop? It’s not bloody likely, unfortunately. Which is too bad, because if the UFC wasn’t so busy shooting itself in the foot perhaps we’d be getting to see a four way battle to the belt in the form of Arlovski, Kongo, CroCop, and Werdum.