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Next UFC “Primetime” Show Will Attempt to Make GSP-Hardy Seem Like a Competitive Fight

(‘Of course I’m wearing me bandana. I’m not going to walk around during flu season without taking the necessary precautions, now am I?’)

Ever since the first installment of "UFC Primetime" in the run-up to last January’s Georges St. Pierre-B.J. Penn fight blew our collective minds, we’ve been waiting for Spike TV and the UFC to get together on another collaboration of slow-mo walking and carefully crafted storylines.  Surely, we thought, they were waiting until they had an especially compelling title fight.  Or, as we learned in an email from Spike TV today, a title fight that most people expect to be a total squash match.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 10, Spike will run a three-part "Primetime" series to hype the UFC 111 main event bout between GSP and Dan Hardy.  Presumably this will be where they attempt to sell us on the idea that Hardy offers a considerable challenge to the welterweight champ, and that the oddsmakers who currently have St. Pierre pegged as a 6-1 favorite have no clue what they’re talking about.

The show is bound to be visually compelling with great production values, so it will still be worth watching.  But didn’t we already get all the backstory we needed on GSP last time?  And wouldn’t it be more fun to see this done for a future fight that seems a little more competitive?

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Hulk Smash- January 20, 2010 at 6:26 am
What are you talking about?! Hardy has a great chance to walk away with the belt. And by that I mean, if GSP goes into the fight incredibly hungover, with a bullet lodged in his upper body while under the influence of a near-lethal dose of quaaludes, then of course Hardy has a puncher's chance.
Why are some of you slagging on GSP about the legacy thing, anyway? I'd rather hear him talk about that than the same bullshit that everyone else says - "I'm doing it for my family", "I'm thinking of my kids when I go in the octagon", "I has a shitty childhood", blah blah blah.
The guy's 28 years old, has class, and if he retired tomorrow he would have the legacy that he's referred to. It'll be a while before someone as dominant and talented as him comes along. Anthony Johnson was looking good as a challenger until he got choked out by Koscheck, and we all know that Kos is in reality 1/3 as good as he thinks he is. Alves got dominated by an injured GSP and BJ Penn would be a fool to take another shot at the WW title while Georges is holding it. Fitch? His education truly began when he stepped in the ring with GSP, so who's left? Nobody. That's his legacy right there.
I for one respect the fact that the guy's honest about how he wants history to remember him, and he's doing a pretty good job at earning that place in the history books, hall of fame, and whatever else. If he never faces off against Silva, that's going to be a comparison that MMA aficionados are arguing about for a generation, which suggests that they're both legends while still competing, and that says a lot.
Yeah, I know, I sound all nut-huggy and shit. Didn't mean to - just calling it like I see it.
Peter Griffin- January 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm
^^ but he did say that
intercept440- January 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm
If GSP said he had video footage donkey punching Hardy's girlfriend i still wouldnt watch this show..

I just want to see GSP beat the hell out of this douche...
831 Son- January 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Hahah I know I would almost bet that we will hear him say it at least twice.
Smitty- January 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm
@ 831 Son
That part about "fighting for a legacy" made me lol. I could just hear him saying it "AGAIN"
831 Son- January 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm
This is fucking dumb. If I dont have shit to do I will watch this. Otherwise, I will just wait till they fight. Why the fuck does GSP get to do another one of these anyway? To hear him reiterate how he isnt fighting to defend the belt, but fighting for a legacy? French canucks these days..
UFC fan- January 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Hey Hardy boy I hope you get the vagina-forehead treatment.
What a waste of space this dude is.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- January 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Are you fucking serious?

So basically, I get to see the same 24/7 as last year only with much more sophomoric insults slung at GSP in a cockneyed British accent?

This is ridiculous. the real fight they should be doing this with is Pedro Martinez-Don Zimmer II...

And if not that fight then give it to Machida-Shogun II. I'd rather read subtitles of Portuguese than bad french and english accents.
ihateemo- January 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm
"wouldn't it be more fun to see this done for a future fight that seems a little more competitive?"

Why yes, it would. And who else in the UFC's welterweight division that GSP hasn't already handily trounced (see: Fitch, Alves, Koscheck, Hughes) would offer more of a competition at this point?

These are the other top ten fighters GSP hasn't fought and smashed to pieces yet:


Outside the top ten, the next three under contract by the UFC are:


Hey guys, remember when everyone thought the WW division in the UFC was stacked? Thanks for fucking everything up, Georges!
Endocat- January 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm
Yeah im totally going to believe this isnt going to be competitive because Cagepotato says so.

Just like they said Machida vs Shogun was going to be a blowout . . . . .
iDestroy- January 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Hardy will be the Scott Smith to GSP's Cung Le.
portland mma- January 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
They should just sell him as the shit talker with a punchers chance...who everyone should want to see get KTFO...If needed photo shop a picture of him being BFF's with Bisping...that should get the hatred flowing.
shitwhistle- January 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Hardy has power, but he's only got one knockout in his UFC career and three decision wins.. and only two of those are over credible opponents. Puncher's chance? Sure, but on paper, this is an easy win for Pierre. By the way, can you guess what kind of car a belly button drives? An Audi. Man it feels good to get that off my chest.
TheFactor- January 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Pssssst .... hey Hardy we know it's you under there ... not too many overrated fighters with bright red mohawks walking around.

BuckWild- January 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm
I think they should do it for Machida vs Shogun II
meanfinger- January 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm
only queer and brits are gonna wanna see this fight..
im more interested in mir vs. carwin.. if gsp doesnt finish him off.. im never gonna watch another one of his fights until he moves up