With only a few hours until the main card of UFC 143, and only one day until Super Bowl XLVI, we’re killing two birds with one stone with this video of current (and former) NFL players making their predictions for tonight’s main event. In yet another example of how far our sport has come towards gaining mainstream acceptance, the seven players interviewed genuinely seem to be fans of mixed martial arts as they pick Nick Diaz over Carlos Condit, five votes to two.
Obviously, FOX Football Analyst Michael Strahan seems to deliver the most informed, thought out opinion on the fight as he explains his reasoning behind picking Nick Diaz to win. However, the rest of those interviewed aren’t too far behind him. Well, maybe not Eli Manning- though his stoic, soft spoken personality makes him hard to figure out.
There’s just one complaint that we’re sure sports fans everywhere will have with this video: At the fifty seven second mark, former NFL defensive great Warren Sapp instructs Nick Diaz to “do what [he] does to the quarterback, kill him!”. Come on, bro. If Frank Mir taught us anything, an athlete wishing death on an opponent is a sign that football is immoral and should be banned in this country. Expect Bob Reilly, who is not an oblivious hypocrite, to start a campaign to make football illegal in New York.