(Enjoy your long winter breaks, boys. Try to lay off the Christmas chocolates.)
According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, the UFC is spreading the word that May 1 will bring the much-anticipated and very necessary rematch between UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Montreal. That also happens to be May Day, so maybe Machida and Rua will celebrate by leading their fellow UFC workers in a bloody revolution against the bourgeoisie oppressors in the Zuffa front office. More likely though, they’ll just fight each other for a whole lot of money in front of a packed audience of Quebecois.
Sure, May is kind of a long time to wait for this rematch, and by then we may have forgotten how heated we were about the controversy surrounding the decision, but after going five hard rounds these guys need some time off before they begin another training camp. Plus, if the UFC waits long enough, maybe the light heavyweight division will sort itself out and an obvious challenger will appear. Or maybe by then "Rampage" Jackson will be filming an "A-Team" sequel, Rashad Evans will have joined the cast of "The Real World," and Tito Ortiz will be directing porn movies under the name Rod Poundington. The way the UFC’s luck has been lately, it’s not really that far-fetched.