UFC Bluffs: I’m calling you out!!
I find it amusing all the drama that goes on with UFC fighters between their hissy fits, and Dana issues. The question is whether all the temper tantrums are legit? Or are they just intelligent ways to get the fans and media going to create media hype and attract more attention and higher viewer ratings for upcoming fights. UFC is MMA but UFC is also a source of entertainment. It’s not just about the sport, it’s about engaging fans, viewer numbers, and the big bucks brought in from sponsors. So with that being said… What do you think?
Let’s recap a bit here starting with Miguel Torres and the whole Twitter incident. Dana kicked him out of UFC for what he clearly stated as unacceptable behaviour. The media ate that shit up. As no surprise to me Miguel was back in the UFC in no time.
Then we have Chael Sonnen, after I saw his interview with Michael Landsburg I thought either this guy is a complete idiot or a freaking genius. I decided to steer toward the genius side after analyzing the scenario. This man knows exactly what he is doing in these interviews to help him take his popularity or lack of to the next level. Alot of people don’t like the guy but personally I think he is just playing the part of being an entertainer as well as a fighter or “The Robin Hood of MMA” in his eyes.
Now on to Nick Diaz who after UFC 143 announces that he is retiring. If that’s not bullshit then I don’t know what is. It’s all part of the plan to get the people going. Diaz lost that fight fair and square, yes you can say it was close, but stand there and taking shots and egging someone on for most of the fight does not constitute a win and defintely shouldn’t be means for a rematch. Sure he got some good shots in and was able to take Condit down in the 5th round. But Condit kept landing hits and kicks throughtout all 5 rounds, sure they weren’t very damaging but at least he was doing something substantial enough that the judges voted in his favour.
Nick will be fighting again guaranteed, Condit will go on to fight against GSP and the UFC family will live happily ever after.
Moral of the story – Don’t believe everything you see or hear.