(Video courtesy YouTube/UFC.com)
As much as I dig the production and polish of the UFC Primetime series, I still enjoy watching the traditional UFC Countdown shows because they offer more than just an inside glimpse into the camps and pre-fight lives of the two main event fighters.
Tonight’s UFC 115 countdown features interviews and training footage featuring Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, Rich "Ace" Franklin, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Pat "HD" Barry.
I don’t care what anyone says. I’m looking forward to the Liddell-Frankln bout. Both guys seem focused and in shape and I’ll bet a Cage Potato t-shirt that someone’s getting knocked out in this one. For the over-under, I’ll bet that at least four (4) outlets will try to be smart by using a line like Franklin ‘Aces’ The Iceman’ or Liddell Ices Franklin or some variation of the sentiment.
One thing’s for sure: watching the clip above, I’m glad that I never have to hold pads for Pat Barry. Duke Roufus looks like he’s in pain every time Pat’s shin smacks leather. Imagine taking one of his kicks to the leg? No thanks.
"Countdown to UFC 115" airs on Versus at midnight ET/PT.
Replays of the one-hour show will air Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, Friday at 1 a.m. ET and Saturday at 6 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.