When it was over, Jones vs. Sonnen felt more like a bad professional wrestling storyline than a UFC PPV main event, and the outcome felt just as forced.
So yeah, the event was a success, yet it only managed to pull in 70,000 more buys that Jones' UFC 140 title defense against Lyoto Machida.
You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn't actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.
A profile removal can only mean one thing in today's UFC economy: BANISHMENT.
No word yet on a timetable for Belcher's return to competition; let's just hope this isn't a career-ender.
For a card that featured a nearly-severed toe and two technical decisions due to eye-pokes, hearing the voice of Satan during the UFC 159 broadcast fit in perfectly with the "Cursed" theme of the night.
Video and photos here, if you're into that sort of thing.