There’s been a bunch of bitching from a lot of people — myself included — about B.J. Penn not wanting to take the Florian fight at UFC 99 in Germany. As is often the case, the crying might have been a little premature; the main event might not include a name like Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, or Brock Lesnar, but the rumored card looks pretty stacked anyway. From MMAJunkie:
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno
Marcus Davis vs. Dan Hardy
Ben Saunders vs. Mike Swick
Heath Herring vs. Cain Velasquez
No title is on the line but every fight is going to create a new contender in its respective weight division. If thats not enough to get you all hot and bothered in anticipation, there’s a lot of different questions to ponder leading up to this card. Will the ten pound drop in weight help Wanderlei Silva once again become a homicidal maniac? Will Dan Hardy again try to trick us with that ridiculous fake British accent? Will we see the return of the swickatine? Will Spencer Fisher spoil Caol Uno’s UFC homecoming? Are Rick Franklin and Jorge Gurgel life partners? Is Cain Velasquez a contender or a pretender? What silly color will Heath Herring’s hair be? In addition to that, do the curtains match the drapes?