The annual UFC end of the year mega event is in jeopardy of being just an average event. For the last three years the end of the year PPV has had at least one title fight and the main card has been stacked with names. This year was set up to be no different, as of a week ago Anderson Silva was penciled in to defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort. Plus the recently push back fight between Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin was also added to the card along with fighters Rashad Evans, Junior Dos Santos, Carlos Condit and Thiago Silva. The card was an insanely stacked fight card that everyone was talking about.
We now move to the present and Anderson Silva is still nursing his elbow injury and apparently will not be ready to fight. That’s ok right, because the card still has the heavyweight title fight as the main event plus Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva to co headline. Well not so fast fight fans, Brock Lesnar is still sick and hasn’t started training and might not be ready in time. That would leave the card title-less with an Evans vs. Silva main event, not very spectacular. The other titleholders are either scheduled to fight already or injured an unable to fight. The fight card now looks rather average with the two title fights gone and not much of a year-end extravaganza.
The silver lining here would be that the beginning of the year PPV cars will be much netter then years past as these injured champs will be coming back.
[edited] Kevin Iole is reporting that Brock Lesnar has mono and his fight with Shane Carwin is off for UFC 108. As stated above this fight card has gone from a great end of the year card to an below average card fast. Dane White and Joe Silva are going to have their hands full finding a main event.