Well now, I don’t think anybody saw that coming. A man who went 10 rounds with Robbie Lawler without getting knocked out was finished inside of four minutes against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 82 last night (Sat., Feb. 6, 2016).
Not only was the knockout a big surprise for the Las Vegas spectators, it was a great relief after watching back-to-back candidates for worst fights of 2016. Yes, the welterweights came through after the heavier guys dragged ass for the better part of an hour during the UFC on FOX Sports 1 broadcast.
Before we get into any of that let it be said for the record: This disaster was nearly a pay-pay-view called UFC 196. That was back when we thought we were watching the rematch of Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum.
But then Velasquez got a boo boo in training camp and was replaced by Stipe Miocic, but before the ink had even dried on the metaphorical pens of the reporters writing up the change Werdum also dropped out with an ouchie. With these sensitive souls on the sidelines UFC panicked and called their buddies at FOX. I imagine the conversation went something like this:
FOX: Dude, what up
UFC: Bro, we did it again
FOX: No. What. Dude. What did you do?
UFC: We booked two fighters to anchor our entire pay-per-view…
UFC: Bro, even though it was entirely predictable, they BOTH got injured and we are basically completely FUBAR’d because all we have left is a karate guy and a welterweight who can never make weight.
FOX: That sucks. Well best of luck…
UFC: Dude. Please.
UFC: Don’t make me beg. Come on.
FOX: Look, bro, you already make us air Demetrious Johnson even though literally zero people watch flyweight. There is no way we’re putting these guys on our network.
UFC: Bro, ….View full article
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