Saturday, March 7, 2009

UFC 96: A Very Weak Card

UFC 96 is tonight in Columbus, Ohio, and it is one of the worst cards I have seen lately from the UFC.

The main event between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Keith Jardine is not really that interesting, and most fans expect Jackson to knock out Jardine tonight.

Jardine is a good fighter but he might be remembered most for being on the wrong end of knockout losses to Houston Alexander and Wanderlei Silva.

When Jardine wins, it is usually by decision. Four of his six victories in the UFC have been by decision.

The undercard is very boring and uninteresting.

Only hardcore fans have heard of Shane Carwin. Gabriel Gonzaga is a solid heavyweight but he does not sell tickets.

Pete Sell vs. Matt Brown might be a good fight but it seems better suited for an Ultimate Fight Night special on Spike TV instead of being on a main card of a pay-per-view.

Someone please tell me why Gray Maynard is on the main card. Maynard's last three fights have gone the distance, and fans find his fighting style to be very boring.

Maynard is a great wrestler who likes to take down his opponents and he seems content in winning by decision.

One of the more popular UFC fighters, Brandon Vera, is fighting on the prelim card tonight. The UFC is doing a disservice to their fans by putting Vera in an untelevised fight.

Why is Vera fighting in a prelim fight while Maynard is on the pay-per-view? The only people who would want to see Maynard fight instead of Vera are Maynard's extended family and that's about it.

Kendell Grove, another popular fighter, is also on the untelevised portion of this card.

The economy is going downhill and people have no money these days. I have no idea why anyone would want to purchase this pay-per-view tonight.

If this show was in Vegas, it would not be sold out. Since the show is in Columbus, and they don't get too many UFC shows, it might very well be a sellout, or do good numbers at the very least.

The fans in Columbus deserve better and so do the fans watching on pay-per-view.

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