Talk about a timid affair.
Today's (Dec. 27, 2012) UFC 155 pre-fight press conference, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, can best be described that way after Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and number one contender Cain Velasquez fielded questions from reporters.
No juicy nuggets, no great sound bites, no memorable quotes. Just the normal pre-fight fluff and a podium giving way to a staredown, itself rather tame.
They usually are and that's always fine, especially in this case. Sure, the first fight saw a definitive finish when "Cigano" knocked the Cain Train off the rails in just 64 seconds back at UFC on Fox 1 late last year, but these are easily the two most talented heavyweights in the world and they're being given another five rounds to see if that first finish was a fluke.
I don't care who you are, it's going to be a good time. Velasquez looks ready for it, too:
Are you ready? I know I am.
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Remember, too, that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the UFC 155 main card action on fight night (Sat., Dec. 29, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV). The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:30 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.
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