Inspired by the ancient Mayan calendar and John Cusack's last foray into film, my latest at Heavy.com takes a look at who the UFC divisional champs will be should the world actually come to an end in 2012.
Actually, even if the world doesn't come to an end, I think these five will still be champions. The Apocalypse has nothing to do with their championship credentials.
BJ Penn will most likely be on to bigger and better by then, so I've tabbed Tyson Griffin as the next 155-pound king and here's why:
I can’t lie – a very small part of this selection is based on my desire to have Griffin be the last fighter coming to the cage on a PPV card. Think how awesome it would be?
All the lights go out, the fans start cheering and then one of the best guitar riffs in the history of guitar riffs kicks in as the champion’s long-time walkout song "Eye of the Tiger" fills the arena.
Legen – wait for it... wait for it... –dary!
Delusions of Rocky moments aside, my selection of Griffin is based on far more than the awesomeness that is Survivor.
Honestly - how awesome would it be to hear "Eye of the Tiger" echo through the arena right before a big title fight?
There's more reasoning behind my selection of the Xtreme Couture product, as well as my reasons why other top contenders fall short, not to mention four more divisions for your consideration and - undoubtedly - numerous comments questioning my selections or praising my brilliant deductions and logic.
Chance are it will be more of the former, but that's okay.
Check out the rest of "2012: Who Will Hold the Belts When the World Ends?" at Heavy.com and come back regularly for more MMA goodness.
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