Mayan 2012 calendar: It's the end of the MMA world as we know it

Mark Dadswell

Sorry Maniacs, but you still have to go to work today. The Mayan calendar didn't predict anything except the stupidity of doomsday preppers, who likely spent the night in a root cellar with a year's supply of Spaghetti-O's.

People often ask me why I title my predictions post "Nostradumbass."

Well, I have this knack for predicting dumb shit and having it come true. But not even I was dumb enough to call for the end of the world, just because some half-wit Mayan slept in on Dec. 21 and forgot to finish his calendar.

When mother nature decides to turn out the lights, it's likely going to come by surprise.

The unfortunate thing is that a whole bunch of people will die today. Let's face it, thousands of folks perish every day around the world from a variety of causes. I guess for them, this really is the end of the world.

Lucky bastards!

The rest of us still have to show up for work on time, feed the dog, drive the kid to harmonica practice, take the car in for repairs, mow the lawn, pay the bills, etcetera freaking etcetera. Oh, and struggle mightily to find a few minutes each day to STFU and enjoy life.

It can happen.

If you're reading this, chances are you're staring at a computer or mobile device, which means you can see straight. And the fact that you haven't laughed at any of my dumb jokes means you can think clearly. You know that mouse you just used to close down our competitor's website?

It means you have a hand that is good for something other than touching yourself.

Life is good, Maniacs. So too, is the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), even if we've made a career out of bitching about it. Now that I survived a faux-apocalypse, I'm looking ahead to a frutiful 2013 in combat sports. What's the one fight I was hoping to see before a giant asteroid crashes into planet earth?

Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem.

Hopefully Cain Velasquez (UFC 155) and Antonio Silva (UFC 156) don't spoil the fun, but if they do, I'm sure there will be plenty of other fantasy match-ups to look forward to. That's mine.

What's yours?

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