(Wandy stays ready, so he ain’t got to get ready.)
Now that we’re done with The Ultimate Fighter for a little while we can finally turn our attention to the stacked UFC 92 card at the end of the month. With two titles (okay, one title and one “interim” thing) up for grabs, as well as the return of “Rampage” Jackson against arch-nemesis Wanderlei Silva, I’m looking forward to this event the way I used to look forward to Christmas until a couple years ago when I found out there was no Santa Claus. It was my dad, all along. You believe that shit? No wonder my presents were always stained with bourbon and tears.
UFC light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin made a rare prediction for the event in an interview with MMA Fanhouse. No, not a prediction for his own fight. The way Griffin talks sometimes, he seems to think everyone’s a better fighter than he is (when asked if he thinks he deserves to mentioned along with guys like Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko, he responded, “Fuck no,” which is accurate but still a little sad). But he did make a prediction for the Wanderlei-Rampage fight:
Oddsmakers would seem to kind of agree with Griffin, but with some picking Wanderlei as a slight favorite and some pegging it even, nobody seems entirely sure of anything in this fight. Just to make things even more interesting, I suggest the UFC officially dub this a loser-goes-crazy bout. Either that or a loser-grows-hair fight, and that just doesn’t offer the same immediate payoff.