A few notes from UFC 91
Outside of the coronation of Brock Lesnar as the new heavyweight champ in the UFC, UFC 91 provided an entertaining night of fights. Only one made it past the second round and that match, a lightweight bout between Jorge Gurgel and Aaron Riley, won Fight of the Night honors, earning each fighter an additional $60,000.
* Speaking of Gurgel, it never made sense to me that the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt would refuse to use his best asset in the cage. When he wanted to take Riley to the ground, he couldn't be stopped. Instead, Gurgel stood and traded blows the whole fight, trying to put on a show. It worked, netting him a huge payday and probably saved his spot in the UFC, but it resulted with another loss. It's frustrating watching him fight now, knowing he's capable of so much more.
* Dustin Hazelett won submission of the night, picking up the 60K prize in the process. Hazelett won submission of the night for his second consecutive fight and he will probably make a habit of this as his BJJ is just sick.
* Demian Maia picked up a nice win and was able to finish off Nate Quarry quicker than everyone thought. Well played there.
* Kenny Florian had no trouble with Joe Stevenson. I don't think Florian will beat B.J. Penn, but at least now it looks like it could be an entertaining fight. I don't think Penn would be motivated enough for it, though, so he probably wouldn't have his A+ game.
* Brock Lesnar's post-fight speech was pretty entertaining. After thanking the Lord, he pointed up to the heavens and said "God bless you ... God bless you." God bless ... the Lord? That doesn't make much sense, for him to bless himself.
What did you take away from UFC 91?