Okay, so apparently two new universal laws have been cemented this weekend:
- When you’re very drunk and you take your friend’s dog out for a piss, said dog will always escape and you will have to chase him all over the neighborhood for two hours.
- When you run a shitty MMA blog and you take a day off after being hit by a car while chasing a dog while drunk, big MMA news will ALWAYS be announced.
At least now I know that I just have to avoid being hit by cars and this kind of stuff won’t happen. Actually, if getting hit by a car was the karmic requirement for this big news to happen, then I’d say it’s worth it:
In the UFC, when one door closes, another opens, and on December 29th, that adage will ring true once against when Matt Hughes battles Georges St-Pierre for the interim UFC Welterweight Championship in the main event of UFC 79: Nemesis, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For Matt Hughes, it’s a no brainer: if he won against Serra, he’d have to fight GSP anyways. This way he gets to fight a less-prepared GSP who wasn’t expecting to fight until March or April. Not only does Georges have much less time to prepare, but we all know what happens with his performance when he steps into the octagon with his head in the wrong place.
For GSP, it’s a pretty ballsy move to take a fight against Hughes on such short notice, but I’m pretty happy he did. I’ve pissed on Georges for waiting his turn for a title shot instead of Karo’ing it out. This proves to me that he does have a warrior’s spirit and will do whatever it takes to get to the belt.
And for the UFC … I’m pretty impressed that they stood up and fixed the problem with UFC79. I didn’t think they would, but they did. My hat is off to you guys. Well, it would be if I could put my hat on over my head cast.