When I said that I wanted GSP to take the Anderson Silva route, I meant I wanted him to start dabbling in another weight class. Unfortunately the UFC seems to be taking the Anderson route that first passes through several shitty undeserving opponents first, with a complete fiasco of a main event optional:
A UFC 103 welterweight bout between veterans Martin Kampmann (15-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Mike Swick (14-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) will, in fact, determine a No. 1 contender to challenge for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s championship belt.
During this past Saturday’s, July 11, UFC 100 pay-per-view event, broadcaster Joe Rogan said he was informed by UFC Vice President of Fighter Relations Joe Silva that the Sept. 19 fight could be a No. 1 contender’s bout.
Sources close to the fight have since confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the winner will be assured a title shot.
Just thinking about either Kampmann or Swick fighting Georges St Pierre hurts my brain. No disrespect to either guys, who stack up quite competitively against the rest of the welterweight division, but they have a Serra’s chance of winning a fight against GSP. While I’m sure a decent amount of rabid Canadians will still fork over 45 bucks in the hopes of seeing Georges maul his next gimme opponent, I’m not about to waste much time pretending these guys are anything other than a stopgap in between real contenders.