| | In Hindsight, how would you have booked UFC 100? What does your DREAM 100 look like?
For almost a year, there has been the question posed: WHAT WILL UFC 100 look like? Dana has guarenteed 100 would be a pretty spectacular, special card, and really, it's nothing we haven't seen before.
So when looking at the bouts and fighters booked around 100 and the possible matchups, how would you have booked UFC 100? Leave it as is, or mix it up? I mean, there are plenty of dream bouts and superfights that were possible and the number 100 could have even been billed as the biggest MMA event/card ever, even maybe airing a free prelim card on Spike and running the PPV longer than usual, with more MAIN CARD bouts????
Personally, I think they did good with two HUGE superfights between Brock/Mir and GSP/Alves, but I think the rest of the card should be a whole lot tighter, for it looks like every other PPV the UFC presents.
I'd have preferred this to be the UFC's version of WRESTLEMANIA, and I'd envisioned them going "all out" if you will, putting a tonne of amazing bouts together to make this night the most memorable of all time. I know this sounds ridiculous and so far out there that it'll never, ever happen, but maybe the should have possibly held this card at a larger venue and really bringing the publicity and spotlight to the UFC, by selling something extra special:
Undercard/Preliminary Card to be aired Free on SPIKE TV @ 7:30pm
Jon Fitch vs. Martin Kampmann
Roger Huerta(one fight left) vs. Tyson Griffin
Stephan Bonner vs. Mark Coleman
Dustin Hazelett vs. Anthony Johnson
Rousiar Palhares vs. Patrick Cote(pretend he's healthy by then)
MAIN CARD airs at 10 on PPV:
Lesnar vs Mir II
GSP vs Alves
Franklin vs. Wandy(switch with Hendo/Bisping)
Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia
Jon Jones vs. Keith Jardine
Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida
Alan Belcher vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Basically, the way I see it, I'd love for 100, to be such a supercard, that it's basically two ppvs worth, for the price of won(or maybe a little more, since the fights are so much more stacked than ever before)
The prelims on Spike could be considered a THANK YOU to the loyal fans and they could run commercials regarding the evolution and history of the UFC.
If this were to be done right, maybe they could've even held this PPV in a stadium with a larger potential attendence.
Then, for the HOF, we induct Big John McCarthy and to end the night, after Lesnar/Mir, have Dana finally introduce his newest signing, Fedor Emelianenko!
That's about when I wake up from my DREAM of what 100 should be.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes