This Saturday, live on Pay Per View is UFC 136. I am pretty excited to see how some of these fights go down. It is a stacked card with Lightweight Champ Frankie Edgar going up against Gray Maynard for the third time. I love watching these two fight. I think the reason Dana keeps putting these two in the same cage together is that it is a sure-fire way to have an awesome fight. 136 is also going to include fighters like Brian Stann vs. Chael Sonnen. And I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but Sonnen has been a lot quieter before this fight than he was before fighting Silva. What this means, I don’t really know. It could mean he has more respect for Stann, or it could mean that he doesn’t see him as a threat, so there is no need to get into his head. Either way, though listening to Sonnen running his lips is entertaining, it is totally disrespectful. The third huge fight to grace 136’s card is Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian. Both men are machines and I would hate to step in the cage with either. There are some other great fights scheduled for the night, but those are the biggest.
In other MMA news, Rashad Evans got pins removed from his hand recently. His doctors and trainers think it is a good idea for him to rest for three weeks before going fully into training. His next fight will be against Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones. This fight brings light to one of the biggest problems with the UFC. I don’t understand how a man can go from being injured to being the number one contender for a championship without any problems. Is it just me, but shouldn’t a fighter, no matter what his standing before the injury, have to fight their way back into contention? But since Evans is one of Dana White’s favorite fighters, the only reason he hasn’t been handed the belt outright, is that it would show everyone how biased Dana can be.
Oh, by the way Brock Lesnar is still scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem on Dec. 30, by my count, that gives him approximately 87 days to get injured or come down with another case of diverticulitis. So he can legitimately drop out of this huge fight. I will be keeping a countdown on this. As always thanks for reading!
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