Friday August 27, 2010
The UFC will not be the only ones making history. Two sports will battle it out within two big names of each sport. Oh, there’s also a rematch for the UFC Lightweight Title. Let’s take a look at our two big main event matches.
Our first match is the real main event. Frankie “The Answer” Edgar will defend his Lightweight Title for the first time. His opponent is the former champion “The Prodigy” B.J. Penn. The rematch will happen nearly 3 months after their first fight which ended in controversy. Edgar won the title from Penn via unanimous decision. Yet, many people believe Penn won the fight. Penn seems to be focused on winning that title back. Edgar is intent on keeping his belt and not having a short reign. Rematches are usually better than the first. This one should be no different. Let’s hope this bout does not go to the judges for a decision.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) vs. Boxing
Vs. Time for the magic man to take over!
Boxing or MMA, MMA or boxing? The debate has raged on since MMA hit the big time. Which is better? Well, that cannot be answered. You’re talking about a sport in boxing that is responsible for the names of Ali, Tyson, Holyfield, Frazier, and Foreman to name a few. You’re talking about a sport in MMA that incorporates boxing with wrestling, jujitsu, muay thai and even karate (Yes, even karate, and no joke). Two totally different sports will go head to head tomorrow night. We might not get a definitive answer, but we should get a war.
James Toney hunted down Dana White, talking trash on the UFC and the sport of MMA. Randy Couture was one of his targets. White then made the match and put these two together. The 41-yr-old Toney will take on the 47-yr-old Couture. Both are former heavyweight champions in their sports. Both made a name for themselves in the sport. Couture is a five to one favorite against Toney. Unfortunately, it won’t answer the question of what’s better. If Toney wins, people will view MMA as a sideshow joke. If Couture wins, it would destroy boxing’s credibility and put it on its last legs. People should not judge it as one fight, but this is a huge step in trying to figure out which sport is better.
This fight should be worth every penny. However, don’t be surprised. Anything could happen in a fight.
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