Oh man, so I’ve tried to think of a fun intro to this piece but I’m still in awe of Frankie Edgar’s performance so let’s get straight to how the fights played out from last night.
FUCK what ya heard, Frankie Edgar is elite bruh.
I saw a lot of Twitter chatter this week that Frankie Edgar isn’t elite and that his title run at 155 wasn’t anything to remember. To quote Kristen Bell in the film Saving Sarah Marshall, “bullshit, bullshit bullshit.” I’ll admit that I thought like a bunch of others that Cub Swanson could pull off the victory but I’ll gladly eat crow on this. Edgar was well on his way to a clean sweep across the cards but was able to secure a neck crank with about four seconds left to win the bout. I could tell you how much Edgar dominated this fight but you’d have to see it to believe it. We as MMA fans have to start giving Edgar his due if you haven’t already. Yes, Aldo/McGregor is what’s “good for business” but what’s good for fight fans? Is Frankie Edgar rematching Jose Aldo or Edgar facing McGregor in a title eliminator. The UFC isn’t stupid though. Edgar & McGregor aren’t crossing paths anytime soon. *sighs* I’d settle for Chad Mendes vs. Frankie Edgar. Still not the same though.
Bobby Green, what the hell bruh?
Admittedly, I’ve become a big fan of Bobby Green and I expected him to put some pressure on Edson Barbosa. Boy did he disappoint the hell outta me. Green seemed content to sit on the outside and eat shots and almost got his head taken off completely in the second round. I hope we get to see Green in the Octagon™ again and that he’s not retiring.
Chico Camus & Brad Pickett, you’re both winners.
Camus had some great footwork tonight. It was a really close fight that I scored 30-29 for Camus and honestly you could’ve flipped a coin and gotten the decision right.
Jared Rosholt may still be sleeping.
BRUH. Oleksiy Oliynyk turned Rosholt’s lights OUT.
Let’s give Dustin Ortiz some credit, he’s a tough dude.
Dustin Ortiz is a tough tough dude. He took everything Joseph Benavidez had to offer and then some. Unfortunately, Benavidez was too much for Ortiz. Benavidez had a clean sweep in my book and on the judge’s scorecards. Sucks for Joe that he’s stuck in no man’s land at 125 in the UFC.
Matt Wiman doesn’t need your sponsors, he’s still a winner.
It had been awhile since Matt Wiman stepped foot in the Octagon™ but it looked liked it didn’t even matter as Wiman had an answer for everything that Isaac Valle-Flagg had for him.
Hope your hangover was just as good as mine, I’ll see you ladies & gents for another one of these in a couple of weeks after UFC 181.