Diaz vs Condit is over and I've had a whole night to think about it and let the anger subside
What pisses me off the most about the fight last night was one the marketing and two, the missed opportunity for greatness. Touching on the first issue I had 4 new comers at my house and did my best to try to sell this fight as a potential fight of the decade. I took it upon myself to show Diaz and Condit's greatest hits. I spent days of last week online and using various other types of media to make this match shine. The marketing from the UFC showed two guys that were going to go out there and bleed for your money if you bought the pay per view. The lead in to this fight for me and my newbies was perfect.
Then the fight happened. Everyone take a minute and try to visualize this. You have a room with 3 regular UFC fans and 4 people watching a UFC for the first time. The regulars are stunned by the decision (all of us thought Diaz won) and the new people are sitting there confused, not really knowing what happened. The regulars started to get pissed, and the newbies started to get sad. That's the situation i was faced with last night my friends.
The second issue is one that really irks me. Diaz vs Condit should have been a fight for the ages. This could have been up there with Henderson vs Shogun and Garcia vs Chan Sung Jung. Two guys that, in the heat of the moment put it all on the line to give the world a fight that would be etched in the history of MMA forever. Everything was there, on paper.
Diaz was ready to take this opportunity, Condit was not. That is sad my friends. What could have been. This fight could have been great, this fight could have been one that we could have been telling our grandchildren about. It was not to be.
Lastly, I could care less about Condit vs GSP. Boring game plan A vs boring game plan B. I'm not gonna pay my hard earned money for that. I, like many others might catch it on fuel around christmas time and will try my hardest to stay awake till the end.