Thursday, October 23, 2008

UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote

For those readers into mixed martial arts, UFC more specifically, you’ll have to let me know how this weekend’s fights go. I will most likely be unable to watch until a repeat is shown.

Call me crazy, but I’m not too excited for this Saturday’s bouts. There are a lot of young faces on the card, which is good for those wanting to see how the future of the sport is shaping up, but I just can’t get too worked up for these fights.

Don’t get me wrong. Silva, Cote, Koscheck, Alves, Clementi, Werdum and Sherk are all fighters I would usually jump at the chance to watch, but I don’t…Who am I kidding? This should be a pretty dang good night. I’m just pretending otherwise so I don’t get all pouty about missing it. Nobody likes a pouty blogger.

Maybe I should write an emo song about this.

Anyway, it seems like the few events I have to miss are the ones that end up being some of the best, so if that’s the case, you’re welcome in advance.

Here’s the card:
Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote
Josh Koscheck vs. Thiago Alves
Rich Clementi vs. Gray Maynard
Fabricia Werdum vs. Junior Dos Santos
Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin
Thales Leites vs. Drew McFedries
Spencer Fisher vs. Shannon Gugerty
Dan Miller vs. Matt Horwich
Hermes Franca vs. Marcus Aurelio
Josh Burkman vs. Pete Sell

P.S. For those who somehow haven’t heard, Elite XC is no more. I think a bit of competition is good in any industry, so this announcement comes as a real bummer to me. I’m mostly worried for the fighters, though, since there’s not a heck of a lot of options out there for them to be seen and paid well for stepping into the cage. Mostly, though, I’m sad about any news that puts a smile on the face of Dana White.


Anonymous said...

ouch! Dana burn!

Anonymous said...

PS: some anonymous jerk said something threatening about your testicles in the previous post. I think you should give him what for.

-Ryan Winslett said...

Yeah. That guy's got a face wrecking coming. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But it's a-comin'.