We all know Joe Silva is a fantastic matchmaker, as is Sean Shelby, and generally book fights that will beentertaining and competitive. However, as expected, they do screw up sometimes, and book completely andutterly one sided fights. Now, I know MMA is a sport where anything can happen, so please do not feel the need topoint that out in this thread, I just want everyone to try and name at least 1 match up that never actually happened, but was booked and didn't happen because of injury, or was rumoured but thankfully never happened.For example, my choice is Vitor vs Wanderlei. The Axe Murderer is one of my favourite fighters of all time, in and out of the ring, but anyone can see that he has declined massively from his prime, and is a shell of his former self. Now, despite I know a lot of you hate Vitor and claim his career is a sham or that he has never knocked out anyone important (which I disagree with when you're one of the few men to have a KO win over Rich Franklin), EVERYONE has to admit that the man has huge knockout power. So when they were announced to be fighting after TUF, I wanted to punch myself in the face. Wandys lights have been shut off a lot lately, and while Leben and Rampage are two hard hitters, I believe Vitor hits much harder than Leben and definitely possesses the ability to make Wand forget his wife's name. And as much as people say "Oh, but Wand is much more well rounded!" I don't think the fight would make it to the floor, or think he'd be able to KO Vitor standing, and think it would have been an easy first minute KO for Vitor.
So, when the fight was cancelled due to Vitor busting his hand, I was a happy man...until Wanderlei started claiming that Vitor was ducking him, but that's beside the point.
Which fights were announced or rumoured that you think were unwinnable for one of the fighters ? Akiyama vs Alves ? Fedor vs Couture ? Name some.