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“The biggest card of the year”

I just got an email from the UFC saying UFC 79 was going to be ‘the biggest card of the year’. This is an interesting statement to make, and there are two interpretations:

1. This is the biggest card of the past 365 days. I suppose they could pull this off if they really kept BJ Penn and Chuck vs Wanderlei on the card, but there are all sorts of signs pointing to the idea that they aren’t. Even if they keep Penn on the card, if Sherk isn’t cleared (and he’s got a juicer’s chance in California of that) it’ll still be a pretty weak card.

But let’s be specific: which card had the most umph to it the past year? I’m not talking about post-event coitus where we all said “Wow that Ultimate Fight Night ruled”. We’re talking about the biggest, most star-studdiest card of the year so far. UFC 68? UFC 73? Looking back, there hasn’t been many retardo cards. I vaguely seem to remember being pumped for events this year, but looking back I can’t seem to remember why. I guess when you know the results it’s hard to recapture the element of suspense which elevates a good card to being great.

2. This is going to be the biggest card for the next 365 days. If this is the case, then just shoot me in the fucking head now.

  • marshal says:

    Can you subscribe to this email list?
    Post the whole email.

  • steve24 says:

    There is no way this can be the biggest card ever considering who has just fought and has upcoming fights before UFC 79. They would have to put Wanderlei vs. Liddell and Penn vs. ??? Not to mention that the Superbowl card is suppose to be huge.

  • ajadoniz says:

    I want to be steve25, but my name isnt steve :(

  • stellar53 says:

    I can’t fucking wait…this is going to be the best card ever…..I am so excited….this is so wonderful…..I just can’t contain myself…..woooooooohooooooooo…..

    ummmm, I have to pee

  • Swedish guy says:

    Yay! Per Eklund signed for UFC 80!!! Newcastle here I (probably can’t afford to) come!!!