Anything happen this weekend? Sheesh…
OK, let’s recap what the fuck just happened, for those of you who missed things.
First, Jon Jones was pulled from the main-event of UFC 200. Something about this was weird because the test he failed was in mid June and they just found out, like, two days before the show? And yet the B Sample was tested and they got the results ASAP. Weird how that happens. So, out of no where Anderson Fucking Silva was announced as the replacement.
And that wasn’t the biggest news.
We had the three shows in three days and ended up with three new champions: Eddie Alvarez beat the holy living shit out of Rafael dos Anjos, finishing the Brazilian in under 5. This marked the first time in forever that there were no Brazilian champions in the company. That wouldn’t last.
Friday, Joanna Champion went out and clinically struck her way past Claudia and retained her UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship.
Then we had UFC 200, the show so stacked that it was mind boggling. And all that happened was Jose Aldo became champion again, Cormier laid on top of Silva, Brock FUCKING Lesnar came back and beat the holy living fuck out of Mark Hunt (and boy did Lesnar look shockingly good), and in the main-event of the biggest show of all time … a Brazilian lesbian ended the show has champion. Amanda Nunes went out and rant through Miesha Tate like it was nothing. Just, it was amazing. Beat her like a rag doll on the feet, got it down, and had a “choke” on and Tate tapped. (It was on the chin and I think Tate looked for a way out.) And Nunes, man, did she look happy. You don’t see emotion that pure very often.
Still, the biggest show ever had a GAY FOREIGNER be the last image we saw. Crazy.
Oh, and none of THAT was the biggest news to happen. To recap: Jones pops for PEDs, Silva returns, three new champions, Lesnar comes back and looks like a beast (pardon the pun), and none of it was even close to the biggest news because …
THE UFC WAS SOLD FOR 4 BILLION DOLLARS OF MONEY! Dana will stay on and we have more elsewhere.
Legit, I feel safe saying this was the biggest, crazy, most newsworthy week in MMA history.
(And the first show of the new era? SIOUX FALLS, SD on Wednesday.)