I've been pretty negative on this event for a little while now. I am usually always wrong. I don't mind being wrong when it means something good. Like that time I invested in RIM after claiming they'd be a penny stock. Then I was right for a while because the stock dropped lower and I was watching my money disappear but I was like "no way, I can't be right" and I wasn't, the stock jumped up a few days later, and as soon as I saw some money I was like "OH MY GOD I'M IN THE GREEN AGAIN" and I took a tiny profit. Then the stock went up another $8 and I would've made literally an additional $2500.
Why am I telling you guys this story? Because I wanted to be wrong. I wanted to be so wrong. Everytime I said "there's no way Brock will be fit in time for this card" or "yeah they'll save Overeem for a better card" I didn't want to be right. I wanted to see Brock face Overeem in the middle of the ACC. This place is small enough you'd see them just fine from the nosebleeds in the standing room only area (they have that for basketball games and hockey games...)
But this time, I was right. Just barely. UFC 141 gets that fight. It also got a bunch of other good ones. And UFC 139? Well I hate that one even more, that has a co-main event which could've been the main event, and an amazing main event that could've been on Fox. Don't even get me started on wasting a bunch of great fights on that Fox card which may only end up showing ONE FIGHT.
So yeah. Thanks to some really uninformed matchmaking, we almost had Machida/Davis. I would say that's a decent fight, I am actually a big fan of Phil Davis and was pretty bummed when he didn't get to fight at UFC 129 in Toronto. Well that card was absolutely stacked so I really wasn't that bummed.
Regardless, I guess I had to be right eventually. We've got Noguiera vs. Mir on tap for the main event. A card which isn't too weak but not that strong either beneath it. But I just cannot get over the fact that we may see Mir and Noguiera fight for possibly 25 minutes. I like Noguiera, don't get me wrong, when he beat Brendan Schaub I was on my feet. The only time I think I was more shocked was Tito Ortiz beating Ryan Bader, I almost needed to change my shorts. But I digress, there is no one who wants to see Big Nog get knocked out again by Francisco Mir. I think the only way Frank Mir can fight and draw a crowd is if he were to fight Brock Lesnar a third time just so we can see Brock pound him out again. I was never a fan but after his "fight" (which is a term I must use very loosely in this regard) against Cro Cop I think we have seen how Mir counters an aged sluggish opponent, by moving just as slowly. It was not pretty.
Can we just tweet Dana and be like c'mon man, give us a break, we give you the biggest gate ever and this is how you thank the fair city of Toronto? Immediately after that he was so high off that success he even said he'd think about putting the ill-fated Anderson Silva/Georges St. Pierre superfight there. I guess he forgot to mention he had other plans for Toronto first.