UFC 85, Dana White's announcement, Slice vs. Tyson speculation and more
Despite suffering a tough finger injury over the weekend -- this is only a problem because my assistant is off this weekend and couldn't take dictation -- I'm back with a few interesting things I believe you should be made aware of.
The first of which is this -- I am extremely intelligent. I gave my prediction on the UFC 85 main event to the All-Star panel assembled at FightTicker and I correctly predicted Thiago Alves with a second-round TKO. This means I’m a genius who cannot be questioned at any juncture in life.
Now I’ve injured my index finger further from the vigorous back patting. Pramit Mohapatra, the mastermind behind FightTicker, has an interesting article on the unpredictability of the UFC after UFC 85 this weekend.
There are a few questions coming out of UFC 85.
The biggest one though, has to be: Is it time for Matt Hughes to retire? Yahoo says yes ... I say no. Hughes needs to fight Matt Serra. That’s the fight he really cared about, not this one. That fight was set up before this one and if Hughes loses again, then he is done. I don’t think he will lose that fight, though.
UFC president Dana White’s “big announcement” is on the horizon and I’m hearing a variety of different possibilities on the context of that announcement. I hear TV deal (with ESPN), network deal, video game announcement, and announcing a Chuck Liddell-Anderson Silva fight in Atlanta at UFC 88. Really, it has to be a TV deal or this announcement would not be so “mind-blowing.” Liddell-Silva could be interesting, but bigger fights have been made with far less fanfare. Any other thoughts on the nature of Thursday’s announcement?
Also, there are rumors that UFC is signing Floyd Mayweather. As interesting as that could be, I really hope it’s not.
Sure, I get ridiculed for suggesting a Mike Tyson-Kimbo Slice fight could actually happen, but what about when Newsday suggests it?
Here is an interesting Q&A with Jon Fitch.
And, Yahoo releases a new top 10 rankings.