Just like everyone else, I make lists around this time of year.
Unlike a whole whack of people, I make lists of fights that I am dying to see in 2010.
instead of writing down countless things I want to change / don't like about myself in hopes that I'll finally decide that junk food sucks and copious amounts of exercise is the key to my existence, I write down ten pairs of fighters who need to stand across the cage from each other in the next 365 days.
Besides, I quit smoking cold turkey in 2009, so in the "Things I Need to Stop Doing" department, I'm good for another year or two.
Kicking off my list of bouts for the coming calendar year is a trilogy fight between BJ Penn and Georges St-Pierre.
Despite every member of Team Penn believing otherwise, records indicate GSP holds a 2-0 advantage on his Hawaiian nemesis, so a third dance wouldn’t even be a rubber match. So then why do it?
Because it would be awesome all over again, that’s why, and sometimes, the best things are the frivolous indulgences that you don’t really need, like new sneakers or another opportunity to watch Georges St-Pierre smash on B.J. Penn.
Besides, two champions meeting in the center of the Octagon is never a bad thing, and you know that the new, somewhat bulked up version of GSP probably wants to put a serious beating on Penn for all the steroid allegations he and his camp have made over the last year.
Nine more of these terrific tandems follow, including appearances by Fedor Emelianenko, Jose Aldo and Shinya Aoki.
Find out who they're paired off with and the rest of the fights I want to see in 2010 by checking out the rest of the piece, and Happy New Year!
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