Originally Posted by killerinstinct
61 may have some bigger names ,but that's not what we're arguing styles make fights.Bonnar/Griffin may not be top guys ,but they're exciting to watch.I'd much rather watch Bonnar and Griffin fight their hearts out than watch Tito Ortiz and ken"has been"Slamcock.I'd much rather watch Chuck knock babalu the fuck out than watch AA vs. Sylvia.It's not about which card had bigger names or whatever it's about which card has better fights.Would you rather watch Fedor vs. Thacker than Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout again just b/c Fedor is a bigger name even though Fisher/Stout would be very exciting and Fedor/Thacker would just be a one sided beat down?
I do see your point, but for me, yes I would much rather watch Fedor vs Mauro or Fedor vs Bruce Buffer than Stout vs Spencer simply because Fedor is the biggest name in the sport.
All MMA and boxing orgs put cards together with the main event(s) being the selling point and at the time AA vs Sylva had the makings to be a better fight than the Chuck vs Babalu fight as it was the rubber match and AA was to KO Sylvia, get the belt back and bring back some validation to the UFC HW division as to claim "we have one" being UFC being able to claim they have a valid HW who could compete with Pride HW's (and they are both strikers so a standup WAR was expected).
The Tito vs Ken I wanted to see ken's face pummeled for 3 rounds, I don;t care for Ken or how he let his fighters and the entire UFC down so I wanted to watch him catch a beating and it is always fun to watch him catch a beating as he keeps coming for more, unfortunately we were stolen of that glory by an early stoppage.
I wold've liked to have seen a better co main event and not seen the Bonnar vs Forrest rematch yet, I think it is too early for this rematch, let them sharpen their skills soe more and fight a year from now. Just too early IMO.