I watched the facebook fights.
I watched the free pre-lims on Spike
I watched the PPV.
This was THE most entertaining card the UFC has ever put on. EVER.
And I've been watching since the UFC I, II, III, in the pre-White/Fertitta days.
Five-plus hours of high-level fights. WELL worth the money for the PPV. Even better, as good as the facebook fights were, the free-TV prelims were better. (Demian Maia for free!?!?). And the PPV was better yet. Even Lauzon-Guillard was worth it, just cause I love seeing guys showboating in the cage, and then losing. Any kid I train, I can just show that fight, and then say THAT, is why you don't act like an arrogant asshole in the ring.
And props to KenFlo. He did EVERYTHING right. Aldo is just too strong, too fast and too skilled. They fight ten times, Florian might win once. MIGHT.
And of course Dana wants Iron to drop down to 145 and fight Aldo. That's his 'guaranteed excitement' fight after Silva-Sonnen. That fight MAKES the sub-170 weight classes marketable. If this card didn't do it already.
Velaquez-JDS is gonna have a hard time being as entertaining a fight as Edgar-Maynard III.