There were 1001 questions regarding Brock Lesnar on the UFC conference call yesterday, and most of them were fawning fanboy questions without any teeth which resulted in very little ‘red meat’, as Zach Arnold likes to say at least 15 times a week.
The main facts coming from the call are that Brock will most likely be fighting on the Superbowl show in February, and that ‘no opponent has been chosen’. I put that last bit in quotes because the day before this call Brock Lesnar said he DID know who he was gonna fight. Hmmmmmm.
Well, one thing is for sure: if the UFC plans to do their Superbowl show in Vegas like they did last year, they could have serious trouble sanctioning anything but the lamest of bouts. What you say? Someone set us up the bomb??? Yep! There’s this thing called the NSAC, and their job is to suck all the fun out of everything relating to combat sports. One thing they definitely don’t let happen is matches between guys with a large disparity in their MMA records.
So say you’ve got a guy with 1 MMA fight worth of experience … the NSAC definitely isn’t going to let him fight anyone with more than 10 MMA fights under their belts. Hell, the NSAC wasn’t even going to let Frank Mir fight Tim Sylvia again (yeah they denied they ‘officially’ said it but ya know they did, those cocksuckers).
And of course, the NSAC were the ones that canned Butterbean vs Mark Hunt on account of Hunt’s ‘superior ground skills’. Haha, the only time Mark spends on the ground is if he’s licking crumbs off the floor. Or nearly subbing Fedor, but we don’t talk about that for fear Fedor’s lovers will attack us.
There’s oodles of examples where the NSAC has denied fights based on record differences or general skill assessments. On the other hand, last year’s Superbowl show had some controversy over the fact that they sanctioned Eddie Sanchez (7-0) to get executed by Mirko Crocop (21-4). Perhaps it’ll be a Superbowl tradition that the NSAC bends the rules every year to allow fights they really shouldn’t.