This is legitimately the worst year in the history of the UFC.
I can't think of a more pathetic display of matchmaking, horrible performances from top level fighters, horrible fights at top level, and garbage tier cards from top to bottom as we have in 2013.
2012 was known as the year of injuries, but at least we got good entertaining fights, 2013 has been atrocious despite injuries being much less significant and common.
The only good fights the entire year at world level were basically JDS vs Hunt and Hendricks vs Condit...both co-mains...
Hendricks v Condit, which literally might go down as FOTY at this point, was followed by another rather hum drum, uncompetitive decision win by GSP...but it wasn't a terrible fight, and that's probably the card of the year(pathetic by any other year's standards.
JDS vs Hunt was followed by an uncalled for squash match that ended in 1 round and no one gave a ****.
Let's face it, Johnson vs Moraga was on broadcast TV and did pathetic numbers....literally TNA tier numbers. PPV buys are down, and this forum right now is an absolute ghost town on a Saturday night of a pay per view with a world title on the line....and they should be..the undercard was pitiful and the co-main and main were both indecisive events that sent the crowd mild.
I hate to say it, but my enthusiasm for this shit is dwindling by the event, and if the UFC, Joe Silva, Sean Shelby and the fighters don't get their ******* acts together....the sport as a whole is not only going to cease growth, it's going to hit a MAJOR regression.
**** fighter pay, how about you start putting on some events worth staying home for then we'll talk about making everyone multi-millionaires.
Honestly if GSP-Hendricks doesn't deliver, this is going to be a year that's regarded as one of the turning points for the momentum of the UFC and MMA in general.