Its not a terrible card, but its a severely disappointing card on paper. Its not really a card where you can satisfy 40,000 people based on the initial hype that this was going to be the best card ever. All they did was stick a bunch of Canadians... on a Canadian Event. The issue is that while its not a bad thing to include local talent, 9 Canadians is practically force feeding. What makes matters worse is that for the Canadians NOT in the Main Event, all of them are in the low end to the middle end of of the ladder at best. None of them are really big names or contenders for the titles. You can see as was I how disappointed people got, they were expecting at best 2 title fights perhaps, but at least all the biggest names and contenders that were ready for action on that night filled on this card. UFC 128 and 130 look alot better, im sure a number of people are contemplating about not going to UFC 129 and look forward to 128 and/or 130 instead where they have bigger names and fighters that are title contending hopefuls. GSP vs Jake Shields is excellent but its not a superfight that can easily attract 40,000. Its easily do able at any other Event. In comparison when Dana White said that one day he wanted to make 60,000 (or more) at Dallas Stadium when he had a superfight like GSP vs Anderson Silva or Brock Lesnar (before he got exposed) vs Fedor lined up. Simply put, a bunch of people were seriously let down for UFC 129 mostly because of the UFCs over insistence of Canadian Nuthugging, they screwed up and now they are going to have to push 40,000 to actually show up. Remember that its not the local people but people around the World were expected to show up. Do they wanna ride a long plane trip from say England to see Jason MacDonald or Jose Aldo?
Im currently living in Canada and even I am disappointed and not sure if I should attend UFC 129, just give us the best fighters and biggest names no matter where they are from. The Brazil Event however is likely to be filled with the best and biggest names that Brazil has to offer and there is many, I look forward to that one.
Last edited by Buakaw_GSP; 01-10-2011 at 04:27 PM.