After a night of some pretty good fights at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5 what is next for some of the night’s biggest winners and losers? Ever card leaves questions and speculation and this big card that many are calling the best card ever on free TV was no different. Following the card here are six questions exiting the UFC on FOX 5 as well as the answers.
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The holidays are upon us, and nothing saves money for Christmas like a title fight on free TV. This time, UFC on Fox brings up a top-notch card, featuring a Lightweight title bid between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, a contender fight between Shogun and Gustafsson, and a grudge match between Penn and MacDonald.
All this nonsense “superfight” talk should stop. Georges St. Pierre is the reigning, most dominant welterweight champion ever and is totally in his right to say no to the fight with Anderson Silva. Whether you are in favor or not of the GSP vs. Silva fight it doesn’t appear to be in the cards, so here is my take on what Dana White and company should do with the welterweight division.
BJ Penn is no stranger to “the underdog” roll. He has been counted out before. So before you blow the whistle on The Prodigy’s career, let’s recap who it is we’re dealing with here, as Penn is set to take on the up and coming welterweight star Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8th 2012.
On November 17th, after a 19 month layoff due to a knee injury, Georges St-Pierre returned to his division to unify the titles. Taking on a game challenger in Carlos Condit at UFC 154, GSP showed that not only was he back in fighting form, he was perhaps even better than he left. We saw not only his pure athletic abilities and prowess in different aspects of MMA itself, but the grit of a champion as he went five hard rounds, and bounced back from a near fall in the third round.
So, here I am. It’s a Saturday night, and I’m sitting here not watching a fight. I can’t believe I used to wait four or five months for another UFC to roll around, but now I go two weeks and I’m about ready to pay the neighborhood kids to fight in my empty swimming pool out back. While I love having a nearly constant stream of fights on my over-priced cable package, one thing bothers me about the modern age of MMA. All these damn fights are fair!
Fighting out of San Jose,California’s famed AKA means you follow one basic principle: WIN. For UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch that wasn’t as attainable as it used to be.
Fan favorite Mike Swick, has signed a four fight extension with the UFC and will face Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Swick spread the news via. his twitter account (@officialswick). Swick last fought in August against DeMarques Johnson, earning his second knockout of the night honors with a second round KO.