THIS IS ON MY MIND.
Today is monumental for reasons that I’m happy to be back on my blog after what seems like fucking YEARS (not really)...
But ALSO REALLY I’ve been self-motivated to write down my thoughts because soooooo much has been going on lately and it seems I haven’t been able to take a second to process everything in my brain.
Let alone everything with UFC 229 just vaporing out of my brain, I’m still riding high from covering Bellator 206 in San Jose at the end of September for MMA Today. I got to see Gegard Mousasi do his thing against Rory MacDonald again yet this time which was GLORIOUS, but sad.
Took another blurry photo with current Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier, but HEY.. I’m not complaining at all.
Happiness is happiness, right?
If we are going to jump into things for the sake of trend I’m very happy about the craziness of UFC 229 is over for me. Khabib Nurmagomedov getting the win in such a fashion over Conor McGregor I mean, that is something that can never be forgotten in my mind.
As for everything that happened afterward I’m honestly not even going to dive into it. Let alone me asking random men on Tinder what they think instead is more than exhausting for me.
So in that case I’m am putting that event to rest because I’m DONE.
“NOW! DRUM ROLL PLEASE...”
An event that means measures mostly because it is in one of my favorite places of all time is UFC Denver on the 2nd weekend of November. There is something about Colorado that keeps me coming back and I have no idea why I don’t just pack up and move there...
It is known for outdoor activities, beer, weed, music, sports, food and more liiiiike do I really want anything else in life???
It will be UFC’s 25th Anniversary in the same location everything started at UFC 1 November 11th in 1993. Royce Gracie defeating Gerard Gordeau with a 1st round submission?? It will be a moment to remember how far the sport has come after so many years.
But if we have to talk about fights I mean “The Korean Zombie” is livinggggg after suffering a knee injury that took him out of UFC 214 against Ricardo Lamas. I attended that event live and was pretty bummed hearing about that.
Now he will be facing the one and only Frankie “The Answer” Edgar as the main event inside the Pepsi Center.
As the co-main scrap turns into being just as exciting because I will be seeing Mike Perry fight LIVE for the first time. There is just no one as crazy as him right now and I like that. Not just his fighting skills, but his personality alone and everything. And you know what?
Perry is set to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone who is FROM Denver, but we aaaaall know the last time he showed up at that place to face Jorge Masvidal...
THAT KO IN THE 2ND ROUND?!
I’M JUST SAYIN...
BUT HONESTLY, I’m just ready to see bloodshed because cage-side tickets were only $145. That being the cheapest I have ever paid for a Fight Night event. When the tickets were first on sale (the presale before the presale) there were $25 ones available too. Probably because it UFC’s 25th Anniversary which I thought was pretty clever.
PS we can’t forget Luis Peña is fighting Mike Trizano, who is the winner of their season of TUF: Undefeated. Both fighters still remain to have 0 losses on their record so here we go!
SHIFTING FROM DENVERRRRR TO TORONTOOOOOO LIIIIKEEE...
AM I GOING?!?
Because shit is expensive.
YA FEEL ME?!
But the long-awaited match between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega is everythinggggggg for the featherweight title. Then to add additional cards, Valentina Shevchecko vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a flyweight battle as the non-casuals watch on with our eyes exploding with Muay Thai nostalgia.
Given these two ladies have fought waaaaay back, Shevchenko was victorious in all 3 battles. It will be interesting to see Jedrzejczyk compete against her again after all these years in MMA. Will she show the same striking power by going up a division?
MAYBE? MAYBE NOT?
Because Jedrzejczyk could have 4 losses on her record against Shevchenko...
now say it with me...
HOW MANY TIMES?
AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST
UFC 232 where Cris Cyborg will be putting her 145 lb belt on the line against Amanda Nuñes. This is such a good matchup for many reasons. It is hard not to argue how Cyborg isn’t the WGOAT in many ways.
HOWEVER, Nuñes has been doing a good job in my opinion keeping that belt hostage as far as successfully defending it against Ronda Rousey and Raquel Pennington.
Given Nuñes belt will be the only one NOT on the line, if she wins against Cyborg “The Lioness” could make history by becoming a two-division Champion.
Also being the first female to do that inside the UFC. Yet, it won’t be an easy task. Cyborg hasn’t lost a fight in over 12 years.
I will say right now with this being the co-main event of the event I’m hoping it doesn’t get overshadowed by lack of promotion.
This is because the wonderful Jon Jones is given the chance to jump inside the cage to fight.
This time it will be a rematch between Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title...
That they are taking from DC...
To then crown a Champion...
Who could potentially be Jon Jones...
I mean... I’m still gonna watch though.
But this is only IF the co-main event doesn’t get as much promotion as the main event.
I will raise some hell.
That is what my future is looking like as of right now as far as live events and YES there is no mention of UFC 230 because I will probably save that for another post because a bitch has to SLEEP.
Until next time.