Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
But it was fun. No one expected it to be a real fight. People like me had high hopes, but it turned out how we all expected and it was enjoyable for the most part. It capped off an amazing card greatly. You're an MMA fan man, why not just sit back, enjoy an amazing card head to tails like that, and them spread the postive attitude that something like that should bring. If you didnt like it then fine, that's cool, but you don't have to walk around claiming the UFC makes stupid match ups when that card had some of the most well matched fighters in years put together, including a brief fight between Edgar and Aldo. Why focus on the negatives? That has to ruin how great a night it was for you.
EDIT: Thanks I've corrected that same fuking typo a million times now haha.
Again, I'm a realist.
The UFC had no guarantee that the card would be good. The card turned out to be one of the best in a long time, but there's no way to predict that going in. You could have what appear to be great matches on paper, and the card turns out horrible. You could have a horrible card on paper, and it end up being the best card ever. It's one of the hardest things to predict.
The UFC threw together one of the biggest mis-matches in history, simply to have a big name Brazilian on the card, as a shoe-in incase the card went bad.
I don't like watching mis-matched fights, that's all I can say. I'd prefer a somewhat less exciting, but close/competitive fight with some back-and-fourth action, even if it doesn't end in a KO/submission.
Edit: I also dislike that the UFC has become a traveling "spectacle", where it's an unwritten requirement to have a main card with a fighter from the home country. It's why we end up with mis-matches like this.