Hey Maniacs. Thanks to Pride's recent OG call out post, and Deuce's carjacking thread, I decided to throw up a fanpost and come out of hiding for a bit. Granted, its almost midnight where I am and I've gotta work in the morning, and I wont be able to even check this again until tomorrow at 5PM CST (unless i can jump in on my lunch hour) but I still wanted to contribute. So to you 5 readers and 2 commenters, thanks.
Well, to address my title. I dont know what number UFC we're on, if Mir and Reem are really fighting (and if so on what card) or if Jones is rematching Gus or if he's fighting Tex. Not only has it been a confusing time with card switches, I just havent been able to pay enough attention to the cards or been on mania enough to keep up. I do miss looking forward to a card for 3 months, and damn, the GSP/Penn buildup on this site was absolutely intense. I cant remember a fight having that much buildup since.
I missed the Gus/Jones fight. I have obviously heard a shit ton about it, and my facebook feed was just lit up with people bitching about the judging. Which is a whole 'nother issue (shut the actual fuck up about UFC being garbage cause of the judges. Judges and refs have sucked as long as there's been sports, ok?!). Whats the new years card? Whats the superbowl card? I have no idea.
I somewhat understand the concerns of saturating the market with MMA now. If Gus/Jones had been the first PPV in 2 months, i would have bought it no question. But it wasnt. Are we really getting too much of a good thing? And speaking of getting too much of something, BJ Penn...what are you doing son?! Frankie beat your ass twice, why follow him to 145 when you arent disciplined enough to stay at 155? Frankie has to skip breakfast on the day of weighins to make 145. You're gonna have to cut out McDonalds and stuff. You understand that? Just retire. Your fans will thank you. The game has changed. Yes, you gave Fitch a hell of a fight for 2 rounds. The same Fitch that Josh Mafucking Burkman just knocked out. (tounge in cheek. Fitch is an animal and I will forever be a fan. Fuck you.)
So, while i head to bed and then to work, please discuss wether or not you think we're getting too much MMA. I know it might be a rather tired topic, but OGs, think back to the Liddell/Ortiz II buildup, the GSP Penn II buildup, and tell me that you still get that excited. Also, when OJR plans the next mania trip, do all you can to be there. The one trip I have made so far is seriously one of the top 10 most enjoyable nights of my life. You won't regret it. I came back with a sweat towel and a TMNT coffee mug, saw Silva get knocked out, saw GSP chatting with his homies, and had the best night of fights with buddies i have ever had.