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UFC vs. New England Patriots

Tom Brady

Well, it seems the NFL has had a change of heart about the NFL Network afterall.  Maybe it’s really for the fans, or maybe it’s the league’s love affair with Tom Brady and the Patriots, but we think it’s a conspiracy to keep MMA out of the mainstream. League Commissioner Roger Goodell made his ass-kissing statement yesterday that for the first time ever, an NFL game would be simultaneously broadcast on two networks, CBS and NBC. And for the less than 40 percent of fans that get the NFL Network, that’ll give them three options where to tune in. And in local markets around New York and Boston, local channels will give viewers a ridiculous four options. NFL fans are thrilled as pigs in shit – no offense to pigs. MMA fans, not so thrilled.
 
How does this hurt MMA so much, specifically the UFC? Check out the times. The Patriots-Giants game will be at 8:15 pm EST. UFC 79: Nemesis at 10 pm EST. By the time the UFC kicks off their broadcast, the soon-to-be 16 – 0 Patriots will be rolling into the second half and towards history. We’re not worried about die-hard MMA fans switching allegiances for one night just to watch the Giants get their asses kicked. We’re more worried about the posers out there that might prefer to get their entertainment for free this Saturday. Not to mention the IFL World Grand Prix will air live on HDNet starting at 9:30 pm EST on the same night. It’ll be the first IFL event on Mark Cuban’s channel and he’s promoting the hell out of it. The night includes the rematch between Chris Horodecki and Shad Lierley, plus the curtain lifting on the IFL featherweight division.
 
Will a free broadcast of the event split the votes between the IFL and the UFC? We hate to say it, but it’s likely. And with highlights and bouts being rebroadcast for free at a later date, some fans might decide to wait. We’re of the mind that we get everyone we know to cowboy up and get UFC 79 on PPV, Tivo HDNet and read about the Patriots game in the paper. That way, we all win. Screw the NFL and their mainstreamness.
 
And for an extra helping of kick ass viewing, remember Spike TV will air their countdown to UFC 79: Nemesis at 6:30 pm EST.
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UFC Weigh-In Details

Hughes/St. Pierre

Per UFC.com, here’s the scoop for Friday’s weigh-in:

UFC 79: Nemesis fighters will suck in their guts for their official weigh-in this Friday, December 28 at 7 pm (EST). It’ll go down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is free to attend if you happen to be in Sin City. If you want to check it out on-line, you can watch it live at UFC.com, Yahoo!Sports.com, FOXSports.com and NBCSports.com.

Event Time: 6 – 8 pm (EST), with official weigh-ins at 7 pm
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UFC 79 Betting Lines

Matt Hughes

Not that we’re enablers or even encouraging you to go out and get yourself a gambling problem, but throwing down a wager or two on UFC 79 just might make things more interesting. The early lines are shaping up like this:

Bodoglife

  • Chuck Liddell (-105) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-125)
  • Georges St. Pierre (-240) vs. Matt Hughes (+190)
  • Ryoto Machida (-125) vs. Sokoudjou (-105)
  • Melvin Guillard (-260) vs. Rich Clementi (+200)

BetUS

  • Chuck Liddell (even) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-130)
  • Georges St. Pierre (-240) vs. Matt Hughes (+190)
  • Ryoto Machida (-130) vs. Sokoudjou (even)

To get yourself good and educated about the whole process, MMA Betting Blog and MMA Junkie has some good info.

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Matt Hughes: Ass

Hughes n ass

On last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter, Matt Hughes put his team through a brutal workout to punish them for Dan Barrera’s loss, resulting in a rib injury for Jared “J-Rock” Rollins, who Team Hughes had picked to fight George Sotiropoulos. In other words, Hughes is still a freakin’ moron. Jared was cleared to compete, but looked very tentative against George, threw some of the the laziest kicks in series history, didn’t try to take the fight to the ground, and was subsequently KTFO in the first round. 6-1, Team Serra. Also in the episode, the members of Hughes’s team became fully aware of how awful their coach is, and George’s teammates got angry with him for never waking them up in the morning. By default, the last preliminary fight will be Tommy Speer vs. Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver.

And now, the episode’s best quotes:

Matt Hughes: “Boy, do I want to unleash my fury on you.”

Dan Barrera: “I believe I got that Spartan heart. God gave me a Spartan spirit, and I’m just gonna keep on truckin’.”

Dana White’s coaching advice to Matt Hughes: “Fuckin’ just bitch-slap these motherfuckers, man. Let ‘em know what’s up. Don’t let them fuck your week up. Bust ‘em now. You know what the answer is. Beat the living shit out of them. Fuckin’ get ‘em.”

Matt Serra, on racial sensitivity: “[Jared]‘s like, ‘Am ah doin’ it right, Mistah Hughes?’ One of those guys. He’s Hughes’s boy.”

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The TUF Report, Episode 6: “It’s like the devil’s doing all this.”

barrera saunders

Well, it looks like my educated guess was correct on this one, as Team Hughes dropped another match on last night’s The Ultimate Fighter, putting them in a 5-1 hole and giving all control of the quarterfinal matchups to Team Serra. I just didn’t expect the loss to result from awful coaching, an oversized hand and a demonic possession.

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