Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
Mauricio Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown
So Nate does his trash talking in the cage as opposed to Nick who does it in and out of the cage? Did Nate grow up after his fight with Cowboy Cerrone?
road to the octagon
Benson Henderson has the coolest mum >.>
Definately Fight Card of the Year. Too bad it needs to be padded with all the Commercials and FOX bullshit. That being said im really excited.
OK Diaz wins by decision. Punches in bunches all day and night.
Gustaffson by TKO. I gotta go with the younger fighter here, Shogun is a hell of a fighter but from a different era.
BJ Penn by KO. I'll drink the BJ Kool-Aid and believe that hes back. Sounds like he had one hell of a training camp and I hope that "The Prodigy" is back.
Whats the odds that Diaz double flips off the cameras on live TV or that BJ Penn licks the blood of his gloves or some other major National TV NO NO. I hope so
I'm going for Nate Diaz in the main event. Dude goes to war every time he fights, and I admire that, even if he is a meathead.
As for Shogun vs Gustafsson or Rory vs Penn, I'm not sure whom I'm going for. I like all of them. I'm not sure who will win, either, but I think the outcome of both matches depends heavily on the condition the more experienced fighter (Shogun or Penn) shows up in.
Very excited for this card.
Weight cutting accident knocks Tim Means out of UFC on FOX 5 bout
SEATTLE -- Even on the morning before fight night, the UFC cannot escape 2012's injury epidemic.
Lightweight prospect Tim Means (18-3-1) suffered an accident cutting weight and has been forced to withdraw from his UFC on FOX 5 undercard bout against Abel Trujillo (9-4), according to UFC President Dana White.
"The UFC curse strikes again," White tweeted. "Tim Means slips in sauna and KO's himself."
Lightweight veteran Marcus LeVesseur (22-6) has been tapped as a short-notice replacement to be matched-up opposite Trujillo.
LeVesseur was previously booked to fight TUF Live winner Mike Chiesa on the FX undercard, replacing an injured Rafaello Oliveira. However Chiesa was forced to withdraw earlier this week due to an undisclosed illness.
The 28-year-old Means is a perfect 2-0 in the UFC, having defeated Bernardo Magalhaes and knocked out Justin Salas in 66 seconds. He hoped to extend an 11-fight unbeaten streak that stretches back to 2010.
That's a horrible way to miss making the fight
Clearly 2012 had a quota of injuries to fulfill.
Originally Posted by PizDoff
Also, for the love of God, check the pro record on his Wikipedia page immediately:
Loss 18–4-1 Sauna Room Floor KO (floor headbutt) UFC: The Saunarama December 7, 2012 5 15:22 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fought at Overweight
I wholeheartedly hope to see Penn get his whiny ass handed to him tonight.