The end of January is rapidly approaching but 2018 is already shaping up to be a great year for the UFC. Following yesterdays blockbuster announcement of a champion vs champion superfight at UFC 226, Cain Velasquez has further stirred the pot by announcing on twitter that he might be prepared to fight team mate Daniel Cormier should he win the belt.
After breaking the record for title defences in the UFC Heavyweight division and turning back the challenge of the next big thing, the question now is, who does Stipe fight next. There is an obvious list of possible challengers, albeit a relatively short one, which can be broken down even further.
Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar to me are the ones in line.
Living up to the self-titled 'idiot' name, I correctly selected 1 out of 5 picks for UFC 210. But, like a young Frankie Edgar, I shall rise from this first knockdown and continue to blindly swing for the rafters... if I get knocked down again, I shall rise once more... even if I get knocked down a third time, I shall come back and win a decision, cuz I got HART. Just to recap, these picks aren't based on deep analysis, statistics or even sanity, these are picks based on jovial ideas from a fan who loves the idea of the improbable.
UFC 211 is the first blow-your-socks-off card of 2017. UFC 209 was threatening to blow my socks off, subsequent events made sure not only did my socks stay on, but over the course of the main event I actually reapplied all my clothing until I was fully dressed... something I find to be completely unnecessary during my UFC downtime (creep). Headlined by Heavyweight champ Miocic, the card takes place in his hometown Clev....Dallas, the card takes place in Dallas. So lets make like funny twins and get twowit... lord that is bad...