(Sonic Boooom! Photo courtesy of NBC Sports.)
On my way through the MGM Grand to the arena on Saturday night I stopped near the food court to drink my coffee and affix my press credential. A twenty-something guy saw the UFC logo around my neck and started talking to me about the fights, telling me what a huge Frank Mir fan he was and how he thought Mir was going to kill Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
“I don’t think so,” I said. “I think Mir’s got the least chance to win of all the guys on the main card.”
“Really?” he said.
“Really,” I told him. “But hey, if you think he’s going to win, put a bet down. He’s going off at 3-1. Although there’s a reason the odds are so high.”
“Yeah, no,” he said, making a face like I’d just told him Santa Claus wasn’t real. “That’s okay. Thanks.”
I don’t know who that guy was, or whether he reads Cage Potato (I assume he does, being both an English-speaker and an MMA fan), but I want to apologize to him. My friend, I’m sorry. Really, really, sorry. I hope you, and to a lesser extent, Frank Mir, will forgive me.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s see who’s up and who’s down after UFC 92 via the enjoyably arbitrary numerical ratings of the Potato Index.