These live discussions started as sort of an experiment for me, as I wasn’t a UFC fan in the least and didn’t know a thing about mixed martial arts, other than it was fun to make jokes while I watched the fights and pretty much all of these guys could kick my ass into next week. And now, thanks to some exceptional steps forward in gender quality, these women can kick my ass, too. But as we’ve watched these fights together – some of them good, some of them bad, most of them “I can’t believe I paid for that” – I feel like I’ve become a bigger fan than I could have expected, and I realized that when I looked at the fight card for tomorrow night’s UFC on Fox 7 and thought, “Come on, this can’t suck, can it?”
Any time that the UFC wants to give us a free evening of fights that is headlined by Benson Henderson, I am not going to complain. Except, in this case, I am going to furrow my brow all serious like, and say, “Guys, can we put a little extra into this one?” I mean, I feel like we’ve been getting .50 on the bitcoin these past few fights. It would just be nice to watch an event and not say, “The Fight of the Night was definitely not that one fight.”
Anyway, bitter ramblings aside, I’m excited to watch Jordan Mein’s second fight in the UFC after his shocking first round TKO over Dan Miller. And I’d like to see Myles Jury get a win over Ramsey Nijem so I can shout, “The Jury has handed down the verdict!” That’s going to be great when you don’t expect that joke at all.
Join us tomorrow night for the prelims starting at 5 PM ET on FX and then for the main event at 8 PM ET on Fox. And as always, brush up for the fight with our very own Lobster Mobster’s primer. In the meantime, last chance to get those new badge suggestions in, because they will be up and ready for UFC 159 next week.
UFC on Fox 7
Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez (for the UFC Lightweight Championship)
Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein
Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero
Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
I want more like this!
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