No one even dared to fill the MGM Grand Garden Arena with ‘USA’ chants tonight at UFC 146 when Jamie Varner took on Edson Barboza. The Brazilian attendance was far too high tonight. Not that high, but maybe that high too. Who knows. It would just be hazardous if you weren’t Brazilian and showed your national pride That’s probably explains the reason when Jamie Varner switched the beast-mode button in the back of his head and primal raged against the formally undefeated Edson Barboza, it was relatively quiet. Perhaps everyone was just so shocked that Jamie Varner fought like it was 2009 and WEC still existed.
I know Jamie Varner severely damaged your UFC 146 betting parlay tonight. Ah well. That’s what you get for betting against someone that cryogenically froze their body solely for UFC 146. That’s right, Varner pulled a Demolition Man — and it helped him demolish Edson Barboza. Worst segue ever? I know. I’ll just cry myself to sleep tonight.
Also, did anyone catch after the fight when Jamie Varner said ‘In my mind, Edson Barboza was some big monster.’ Does Varner mean Barboza’s fight reputation was monstrous or that he embodied Barboza as one of his inner-monsters, and he just conquered it? Ah…
Check out the .gif below of the finish compliments of the undead prophet.