We love the UFC because we love combat. And even with all the bad judges’ decisions, drug test failures and horrid Reebok fighter kits, we still love the sport. And we want more of it.
This new year is shaping up to be another great one for the UFC. From the possibility of a Madison Square Garden show to the inevitability of UFC 200, the UFC is on fire in 2016. So what could possibly make it better?
Here you go:
5. Sign Cris Cyborg
The cat’s out of the bag. As greatest basketball announcer of all-time Chick Hearn used to say when Los Angles Lakers’ games were over: “The door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard and the jello’s jiggling.” The Ronda Rousey era is over. Sure, she may start another one, but who is betting on that? With the whole Ronda-doesn’t-want-to-move-to-145-Cyborg-needs-to-come-down debate now over since Ronda’s struggling to eat an apple these days, it’s time to stop building the MMA women’s narrative around what Rousey can and cannot do. Holly Holm is the champion (for now) and Cris Cyborg needs a fight. The greatest UFC women’s fight of all-time just might be Cyborg vs. Holm. I can guarantee it won’t last more than a round. Let it be at a catchweight. Cyborg vs. Holm needs to happen (if Holly beats Miesha Tate, that is), but before that, the UFC needs to sign the woman that Rousey was avoiding (and now we clearly know why).
4. Sign Ben Askren
It’s incredibly ridiculous that Ben Askren is not in the UFC. The undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE FC champion should be fighting in the Octagon instead of the Philippines. Get this guy in the cage with Robbie Lawler ASAP and watch ….View full article