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WTF? How Could I Possibly Agree With Jonathan Snowden?

I'll keep this short and sweet.

I never hesitate, not even for a moment, to give Jonathan Snowden sh*t when he posts articles that I view as completely ridiculous. 

However, even I have to admit that he hit the nail on the freaking head with his review of UFC 129.

To me, the night was shaping up to be the greatest UFC event of all time - right up until the main event between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields.

Here's the sentence that sums it all up:

For all the talk of Georges St. Pierre leading mixed martial arts into uncharted mainstream waters, it's something that is never going to be accomplished by a fighter who doesn't excite emotions in the cage.

Think about it. Did you feel an ounce of excitement during that fight? Or tension? Or happiness? Or joy? Anything besides frustration? 

I don't know about you, but I felt like I was watching some random Bellator fight between two guys I've never heard of - not a UFC title fight before the biggest crowd in the promotion's history, involving one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the history of the sport.

I just had no reason to give a sh*t about what was going on. I can't even point out exactly what was wrong with the fight. It was just... ...BAD!

Everyone has a mediocre fight now and then, but GSP/Shields was just as lacking in excitement as GSP's last two fights against Koscheck and Hardy.

So is GSP boring? I don't know, but he's no longer the monster that put all his might into brutalizing guys like Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, BJ Penn, and Jon Fitch.

No, that GSP, the guy that spent every second of every round trying to completely dominate his opponents is gone, replaced by someone that just reliably gets the job done.

I can't fault the guy for winning, but he brings none of the action and excitement that drew me to the sport in the first place. 

There's really nothing else to say, except that it's truly pathetic that UFC 129 would have been better without the main event.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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