My god this past 24 hours of MMA. We’ve seen Eddie Bravo and Rickson discuss the rubber guard, Chael Sonnen land a gig at the NSAC, Vitor Belfort get licensed by Nevada to fight Chris Weidman for the title, now Alexander Gustafsson has torn his meniscus and is out of UFC 178.
In comes Daniel Cormier, the person who rests atop the Frate Trane list and a man who we’ve backed as the only person who could ever beat Jones at light heavyweight. Of course, there’s a caveat, there’s always a caveat when the MMA universe decides to fold into itself to burp out a mind-blowing switcheroo, and that’s Daniel Cormier’s knee.
Cormier has had a ‘jacked up‘ knee for just about his entire fighting career, and he was just about to go under the knife in early July when he opted out of the procedure (during the whole Bones contract controversy). As I write this, I’m starting to think this has less to do with a good ol’ fashioned shake up and more with a conspiracy theory involving whomever took out Cat Zingano’s knee…
Get Cat Zingano and Gustafsson behind some two-way glass and see if they can spot the same perp. That’s what needs to happen here. Jon Jones never wanted to fight Gus, and how he’s not a day after it’s announced? And did anyone notice that the Smoking Man has been at the last few UFC shows? Who opts out of surgery to repair a torn LCL? The same guy who only has 50% of his ACL remaining – Daniel Cormier. Is 1 torn MCL equal to 1 torn LCL and 50% of an ACL?
Whatever, I’ll be cautiously thankful for now. This is the fight we wanted to see, so we won’t look a gift match in the mouth. Whatever that means.
September 27th, we look forward to living until you’re the present.