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Counting down to UFC 158!

I do no blog about the UFC that often (this entry, in fact, would be my first ever), but if you do follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram, you'll have an idea how much of a UFC fan I am. And who I'm rooting for this Saturday. (That's Sunday in the Philippines.)
This time it's personal.
Do I even have to say it? I'm all for Georges St. Pierre of course!

Canadian mixed martial artist and current Welterweight Champion (the title which he defended seven times, by the way), GSP is pretty much the one that got me hooked to UFC, mixed martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sure, my husband has been into MMA and the UFC even while we were still dating, but back then, I just watched matches in passing. Meaning, I wasn't really interested. It wasn't until GSP's fight against Josh Koscheck in UFC 74 some six years ago that made me pay close attention to the Rush, and the league in general.

Fast forward to this year, UFC 158, where the champion will be defending his title Nick Diaz - a BJJ black belter, former Strikeforce champion, and one of the meanest personalities in UFC today. He talks a lot, talks trash, and oh, did I mention that this is his comeback fight after being suspended for a year for failing a drug test and popping positive to marijuana? I'm not putting Diaz in bad light by saying these things, but it is what it is. Est quod est.

Anyhow, here's the fight card for tomorrow, and my picks on some of the matches.
UFC158 line-up.
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Georges St-Pierre (170) vs. Nick Diaz (169) - GSP forever and ever and ever. Every time Nick Diaz opens his mouth, he spews garbage, and he deserves one hell of a beating. To quote a friend, "I don't mind if a fighter goes into comatose this time. Nick Diaz is an arrogant ****)

-Carlos Condit (169) vs. Johny Hendricks (171) - Hendricks! If not for this long overdue fight against Diaz, GSP would be defending his title against Hendricks - the number one contender at this time.

-Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Nate Marquardt (171)
-Nick Ring (183) vs. Chris Camozzi (185)

-Mike Ricci (156) vs. Colin Fletcher (155) - Ricci! I was hoping he'd be the victor in his season of The Ultimate Fighter, but he eventually lost to Colton Smith. I'm freaking glad he's in the Montreal fight card, even if he's battling against the scary-looking Freak Show.

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Patrick Cote (169) vs. Bobby Voelker (169)
-Antonio Carvalho (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145)
-Dan Miller (171) vs. Jordan Mein (170)
-John Makdessi (155) vs. Daron Cruickshank (155)

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rick Story (169) vs. Quinn Mulhern (168)
-T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Issei Tamura (135)
-George Roop (135) vs. Reuben Duran (135)

UFC President Dana White had to come in between at the weigh-in.
I'm super, super excited for tomorrow! I plan on finishing all my house chores today so I have nothing but GSP to focus on tomorrow. Expect me to be talking mostly about the UFC and GSP on my social media pages from today onwards. At least until UFC 158 is over. :)

9 replies:

gina valley said...

I haven't seen very many UFC fights, but it is easy to see how simple it would be to get hooked on them.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

never really took a liking to the UFC

Franc said...

UFC has really emerged as a popular sport and just by watching a match, you'll be excited as anything can happen in the octagon.

Leigh @ OneandOneEqualsTwinFun said...

WOW that's a lot of testosterone!

Top Home Business Reviewer said...

haha!..never seen this fight yet. But the way you're telling about it, this sounds interesting to me. Good luck to your bet GSP!

Mommys Juice said...

You sound like me during football season! Good luck!!

Christy Garrett said...

I don't care for UFC either, but I hope that you enjoy your weekend watching UFC. :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

we just spent the entire day at junior high wrestling tournament....

Ronae said...

Its so funny to me that while I have no interest at all in UFC, both of my young adult sons think its the greatest thing ever to watch the fights! No idea how they got such a passion for it, but they sure do get excited!!!

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