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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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UFC 129 - Is the card shite...?

A lot of my friends, colleagues, and people in general are talking, and thus far, I'm surprised not only by the lack of excitement for this card, but by the blatant disapproval overall, more so with the main events in particular. It seems many aren't all that keen on GSP vs. Shields, whereas I'm truly excited. I think too many people are putting far too much stock into Jake's previous fight, forgetting about what this man is truly capable of. He certainly poses interesting challenges, especially if the fight goes to the ground. I suspect GSP will be able to keep it standing and batter Jake all night long with jabs, but what Jake COULD accomplish in this fight intrigues me.

People also seem to be down on the idea of Randy fighting Machida. He's going to hold him against the fence this, and he's going to hug and pray that. Are people still not willing to let his fight with Vera go? I'm thrilled by the fact that not only do I finally get to see Randy Couture, but I also might get to see his final fight. This is potential history in the making.

And then we have talented athletes like Ben Henderson, Jon Brookins, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, and Mark Bocek performing, some in bouts with serious implications. Am I wrong to be happy with this card? I think some Torontonians figured they'd be getting three title matches and a whole host of big name fighters. I won't argue that MMA coming to Toronto is huge, but Toronto is a city which has always been a tad too high on itself, which may make sense of this reaction I'm seeing. The 'Oh, we deserve the best' mentality can get out of control.

Thoughts? Exciting card? Weak card, given the circumstances? So-so main events? I'm not sure about other Torontonians (me being a native of Toronto, now residing in Ottawa), but I'm looking forward to attending this bad-boy.
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 12:30 PM
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It isn't a terrible card by any means. I just expected more for the first time in Toronto with expected record crowd.

Also, yea, the main events could both be totally one-sided. Overall it isn't a great card, but far from bad.
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I think other than the Main and Co main it's a card more focused on the hardcore - which is cool for us but will put a lot of people off.
We all know how good Ben Henderson, Phil Davis and Rory MacDonald are but many won't know too much about them.

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I'm not huge on it, it isn't terrible but it isn't great either.

Still gonna watch it, and like all "sub-par" looking cards probably gonna love it.


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As long as the main and co-main event is solid then I'm not fussed, and in this case it is

Besides its got GSP on it, who is a treat to watch, so it's definitely good :P

There are some fighters that I love watching fight whether it be because I'm routing for or against them, e.g Brock and Anderson Silva and GSP.
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GSP unlike alot of guys sells PPV's he doesnt need a co main or any sluggers to help him.

But we do get to see TUF winner fight so its not all doom an gloom.

Anderson Silva is the one who needs a co main as he just doesnt sell the PPV's like Lesnar , Cain ( now ) and other champs.

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this card was suppose to have GSP and cain defending their titles

now machida vs couture is the co main event

from this POV its pretty weak, its still a great card...but i wanted it to be a superbowl or wrestlemania of the UFC...and its far from it =/

still awesome card though
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If you think about it, not even UFC 100 was that immensely epic a card. The truth is you can't just throw 5 dream matches up in a card because there's something called reality that intervenes.

If you're looking for another great co-main event, it's going to be the crowd, venue and atmosphere.
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GSP unlike alot of guys sells PPV's he doesnt need a co main or any sluggers to help him.

But we do get to see TUF winner fight so its not all doom an gloom.

Anderson Silva is the one who needs a co main as he just doesnt sell the PPV's like Lesnar , Cain ( now ) and other champs.
2 TUF winners you mean... my god how the hell did Wilks win TUF again? He is cabage!!

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I think a super card is coming.


If Silva beats Vitor

GSP beats Jake

Then i think that has to happen.

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