Fantasy football has both bolstered my love of the NFL and ruined it. I care more about the league as a whole and its players than any one team, and the NFL season, to me, ends on week 16 or whenever I lose in the fantasy playoffs. Now the Superbowl is no longer about the NFL championship, it just means we will have an absolutely rawesome UFC card that weekend, and it looks like the UFC 156 card is developing appropriately. Jon Fitch fighting Demian Maia for some sort of foothold in the ridiculously deep welterweight division is one of those fights that’s bringing the rawesomicity to Vegas on February 2nd. Here’s what Fitch told ESPN about the matchup.
“It will be an interesting matchup,” “I haven’t created too much of a game plan, but I think I’ll overwhelm him with everything that I bring to the table.” “He’s really a monster at 170,” “I was surprised at how big he was down in Rio [at UFC 153].”
Only a dude like Fitch who has never been submitted inside the Octagon could say he’s about to overwhelm a monster that squeezed the brains out of a man with ease. This fight is going to be great.
Here’s the rest of that Super Bowl weekend UFC 156 card in case you were wondering. Looks nice, looks real nice.
- Jose Aldo Vs. Frankie Edgar
- Alistair Overeem Vs. Antonio Silva
- Jon Fitch Vs. Demian Maia
- Rashad Evans Vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Erick Silva Vs. Jay Hieron
- Urijah Faber Vs. Vaughan Lee