(Mark "Frankenstein" Coleman staggers into an uppercut. Photo courtesy of NBC Sports.)
Thanks to our psychic abilities, we know exactly what two questions went running through your precious little head immediately after the curtain dropped on UFC 93: 1) How did I fare in the Cage Potato UFC 93 Pick-em Contest?, and 2) What will the Potato Index’s arbitrary numerical ratings system say about this event?
The answer to the first question is coming soon. There are, after all, a lot of entries to sort through, and for that we thank you. The answer to the second question begins…now! Potato Index!!!!
Dan Henderson +23
He won the fight. That’s the good news. He didn’t look spectacular doing it, and we aren’t dying to see more of that particular style in the future, but a win is a win. Now we have Hendo-Bisping to look forward to. And that’s, you know, okay…
Rich Franklin -8
Honestly, this decision easily could have gone the other way (just ask the judge who scored it 30-27 Franklin), but it didn’t. This loss isn’t a sign that Ace is washed up and he didn’t want to coach TUF anyway, so it’s not the end of the world. It is, however, an indicator that he’s just treading water in the UFC for now, going neither up nor down. There are worse fates. At least this one pays.
Mark Coleman -54
Poor, poor Coleman. Literally. He says he didn’t have the money for a proper training camp, hence the non-existent cardio and an enthusiastic but misinformed Phil Baroni in his corner. But what did we expect? The man was great once, but nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain and explosive wrestling ability. Please, either fight someone else in your age bracket, or call it quits. We say this because we care.