One million MiddleEasy points or whatever they’re called to anyone who can tell me the true etymology of barnburner in the context of a fight. I know this was a barnburner, but where did that phrase come from? Someone enlighten me? For now, I’ll lean back in my $79.99 office chair (I splurged, baby) and let the rays of awesome that were generated by JDS vs Miocic wash over me, cleansing me.
It was wonderful. The two heavyweights had a pace for 25 minutes that rivaled fighters 70 pounds lighter. Stipe beat up JDS, while GooD Guy Junior battled back with a heart and determination only shown by a professional fighter who has had to overcome a career of magnificent face-puffiness.
It was a classic on FOX, and it was probably the best, pure MMA fight we’ve seen in a long time. Each punch was violent. Each man was looking to end the fight with a punch, not win the round. It was a hellacious display of violence and a back and forth battle that will go down in the hallowed halls of heavyweight MMA history.
The decision, however, might be disputed. I had it Miocic 3-2, but the three judges cageside had it the other way. In a fight like this, however, both men are winners and they see their stock shoot up. All the better that it was on FOX.