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Where’s the hype for UFC 77??

We’re a week away from UFC77 in Cincinnati, and all I have to say is “Where’s the hype?” I understand that with the sky falling, it’s easy to forget about this event. But even before Randy took a hike there was very little coverage going on for this show. Fuck, I’m GOING to the show and I haven’t even really bothered to take a close look at the undercard to see who’s fighting. Some guys I think. Should be okay.

But seriously now: the 77 card is pretty decent, especially considering it’s the last good card we get for two months. We should be all abuzz by now. There should be 500 threads on Sherdog debating if Rich Franklin is gonna need a nose job or not after his fight. Instead there’s maybe 100. Even the pre-event phone conference was a half-assed affair, with barely any questions and very little sizzle indeed.

So what the fuck is wrong with us all? Where’s our passion? Where’s our pep? Are we so wrapped up in the politiks going on in the sport that we’ve become bored of the actual sport itself? Or are we suffering from what I call layover depression, where the UFC stacks a bunch of events close to eachother to work us up and then dumps us for a month to wait like a junkie shaking in the corner for his next hit. Of course, after a while the drug dependency is gone and we’re no longer jonesing as bad. That doesn’t mean we won’t do it again when it’s offered to us. But we’re no longer sucking cock in alleyways for crack.

  • steve24 says:

    It seems like the buzz starts to die down when there is a month between fights. Many people have already came to a conclusion that Rich stands no chance. My only problem is finding one of my buddies that actually wants to put some money on Franklin. No luck yet. I am surprised of the lack of hype regarding the Sylvia vs. Vera fight.

  • Cyrus says:

    UFC = IFL = fucking shit up right now

  • jazzn says:

    What about a 10 man no-one-leaves-the-cage-standing thingie. Put the whole division in there at once. Then Dana can come strutting out with his patented swagger.. Need to spice Things up a bit. Maybe a reality show where Dana and Ozzy Ozborne have to live together for a month. Or what about Two girls fight one guy. Man vs Dog? There must be some way to get the life back into the thing. Hey I know.. What about a Tank vs Cabbage rematch… I am brilliant.

  • Swedish guy says:

    While I’m not (yet) your buddie steve, I will actually put some dough on Franklin. Just for the puncher’s chance and the (probably) great odds.

  • Swedish guy says:

    buddy, that is. i was thinking about good old rock band budgie, LOLZ

  • Try the MMA Junkie guys, they’re Cincinnati boys so they’re being suckered in by hometown loyalty.

  • ted dibiase says:

    mmajunkie is slowly becoming yahoo sports.

    recently they posted a contest where you gotta give money to calvin ayre, one of the biggest douches on the planet

  • Mr. Theplague says:

    Just use Losing my fake money still drives me nuts. And if anyone goes, tell me if you have a team I can join, I accidentally joined up with some jesus freaks.

  • marshal says:

    That brings up a good point. How can any Christian be a fighter when they are supposed to turn the other cheek?

  • Lifer says:

    “But we’re no longer sucking cock in alleyways for crack.”

    Speak for yourself.

  • kermit_01 says:

    I put $100 on Rich to win. The odds will pay out well if he does. So if you don’t want to root for Rich, root for me to win some money.. :-p