Poor Rafael dos Anjos. The guy goes from fighting Conor McGregor and making millions – and possibly becoming a mega star if he won – to fighting Eddie Alvarez and not making millions. The UFC announced that RDA would defend his belt against Alvarez, which is fine. Not McGregor level money but a good, solid title fight. Sorry, I didn’t finish that previous sentence.
The UFC announced that RDA would defend his belt against Alvarez, which is fine, except that the fight will be on Fight Pass.
Yup, that Fight Pass. Oh, but it’s even better. See, not only will it be on Fight Pass it’ll be on the Fight Pass event that airs the Thursday before UFC 200. Dana must think dos Anjos faked the toe injury or something.
As a fan, who cares. This is a great fight and that’s all that matters to me. And, yes, there is an economic logic to putting bigger fights on Fight Pass as an incentive to subscribe (if it’s good enough for Anderson Silva). But man alive, with just a little bit of luck, he could be fighting two days later and setting up a trust fund for his grandchildren. It’s like the UFC is taunting him the way you fuck with your dog when you hold food just out of reach. Fuck, AMANDA NUNES is gonna get UFC 200 money and exposure and no one knows who she is.
UFC fight hierarchy right now:
- Conor McGregor vs. Diaz
- Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
- Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate
- Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Cláudia Gadelha (I totally copy and pasted Joanna’s name because who on earth can spell that?)
- Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
- Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
- Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon
- Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marín
- Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
- Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Peña
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez