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UFC 125: The Aftermath – Someone Old, Someone New, Someone Broken and Someone Blue

("Whaddya mean we got four more rounds? I thought this fight was supposed to be a boring wrestlefest.")

Well, UFC 125 is in the books and to say fans got a few surprises from the card that many had written off as being an inevitable snoozefest would be an understatement.

The main event lightweight championship bout between champ Frankie Edgar and apt challenger Gray Maynard, which ended in a hotly debated split draw, delivered the goods earning well-deserved Fight of the Night honors.

According to UFC president Dana White, because the fight, which he admitted could have been stopped in the opening frame, was so close and because so many fans want to see the rubber match, he reversed the announcement made by UFC vice president Craig Borsari at the post-fight press conference that Anthony Pettis is next in line for a shot at Edgar’s crown and says he will instead be slotting in Edgar-Maynard III for some time in early 2011.

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAFighting)

Brandon Vera, Marcus Davis and Phil Baroni — a trio of veterans who looked to be en route to wins early on in their respective bouts, withered under the pressure of needing wins to keep their jobs and now they will all likely receive phone calls from Joe Silva, informing them that they will need to rack up some wins outside the Octagon if they ever want to fight inside of it again.

0-3 in his last three UFC bouts, Vera will need to take some time off to allow his rearranged nose to heal and to contemplate his next move following the beating he took from Thiago Silva.

Davis, who is 37 and is 1-4 in his past five outings has talked about retirement recently, perhaps setting up an announcement in the near future in the event that he lost Saturday night to Jeremy Stevens.

Although it might be time for him to start considering retirement, an emotional Baroni, who will celebrate his 35th birthday in April and is 0-2 in his most recent UFC stint told Ariel Helwani backstage last night that he expects to be fired by the Vegas-based promotion. He says that he will continue to compete, because this is what he does and he doesn’t know anything else. The WWE would be lucky to have a character like "The New York Badass," and Baroni’s wife would be lucky to not see her husband take any more head trauma.

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAFighting)

A pair of underdogs stepped up out of the shadows and into the spotlight following impressive wins over impressive opponents.

Dustin Poirier made highly-touted featherweight Josh Grispi thank his lucky stars that he wasn’t facing Jose Aldo last night. The 21-year-old 9-1 WEC veteran who was making his featherweight debut controlled the 22-year-old from bell to bell, making Grispi’s nickname, "The Fluke" seem a lot less ironic in the process.

Arguably the biggest story of the night was former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann who stuck it to oddsmakers by duplicating a feat which only UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been able to achieve, by putting hydrant-headed Chris Leben on queer street before finishing "The Crippler" with strikes. With the win, Stann leapfrogs the middle of the pack middleweights to a bigger name opponent like Wanderlei Silva or Michael Bisping.

And finally, news of two main card bouts for UFC 129 April 30 in Toronto emerged during the show last night. Two former UFC light heavyweight champions, Lyoto Machida and retirement reneger Randy Couture will lock horns, possibly in the co-main event of the night, while welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will defend his strap against former Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields at Rogers Centre at the inaugural Ontario event this spring.

UFC 125 Award Winners

Fight of the Night
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard ($60,000 each)

Knockout of the Night
Jeremy Stevens on Marcus Davis ($60,000)

Submission of the Night
Clay Guida for his guillotine finish of Takanori Gomi ($60,000)

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Kimbo Lesnar- January 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Is it too late to say "The Truth hurts"?
fatbellyfrank- January 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm
@ Dangadadang, Its my absolute pleasure mate, cheers and a Happy New Year to you and yours
Meister574- January 3, 2011 at 11:21 am
UFC 125: Resolution?????

Most ironic name for a UFC event.

DangadaDang- January 3, 2011 at 9:14 am
LAS is the type of guy who is never invited to anything by anyone ever. I hop to God he's actually spent some time in the military to have such "insightful" information. Oh wait, no he hasn't, he just steals phrases from Michael Moore and tries to debate politics on an MMA site. Fat belly, Rwilson, ghostboner, I am forever grateful for your dedication to the CP nation. Don't ever shit on the troops.
rogerw- January 3, 2011 at 7:42 am
Pretty naive to assume you're so fucking smart you're not affected by the marketing and manufactured hype on some level actually imo.
Dagnut- January 3, 2011 at 6:20 am
The whole UFC in general and having to listen to Dana white pisses me off but you put up with it to watch the best fighters in the world.
There are a of lot of people who buy the marketing, but I think its a bit patronizing of LAS to assume we do....we just don't care
fatbellyfrank- January 3, 2011 at 3:24 am
@ Charming Charlie, no you didn't, you just made one of your usual pointless comments
Charming Charlie- January 3, 2011 at 3:17 am
I hate smart people and I have the freedom to do so because signing up for the military = providing freedom to ungrateful people out of altruism. If you think a marketing team capitalizing on this morality is wrong, I encourage you to join the military or suck a bag of dicks, as they are equivalent.

Did I accurately summarize anyone who has quoted LAS in this thread so far?
ghostboner- January 3, 2011 at 12:35 am
@Smitty - Sorry, but I chuckled, I won't lie. It was posted right after mine, I had to read it. Just something about a dude with a speech impediment getting angry over a paler cock than he expected, it was funny. Imagine Nate Diaz trying to say "You misrepresented your penis" and sprinkle in some nawmsayin's and motherfuckers.

@LAS - "Who gets pissed off over marketing? People who realize the way that branding, marketing, advertising, etc. distorts the way people perceive reality." Anyone whose reality is distorted by advertising is a complete & total moron. Since you are obviously upset by this, I am left to assume... Never mind. Please tell us all about the mystified "realities of armed conflict". That is if you can lower yourself to the level of some lowly posters on an mma/dick joke site. Which I assume you can, since you already took the time to share your righteous opinions. Actually, never mind again. Just tell me how smart you are again. And if you know any good dick jokes, that would be appreciated too.
RwilsonR- January 3, 2011 at 12:05 am
LAS, in all of your posts trying to convince everyone here of your superiority, I think all that you have achieved is self-gratification. I suppose that was your intent. However, through all of your masturbatory smugness, I can't find anything that you said that is nearly as clever as the dick jokes.
ZiggysDick- January 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm
Brian Stann hates black people.

Edgar v Maynard 2 kicked ass.

fatbellyfrank- January 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm
@ Drano, your right dude, what was I thinking, now, how about the powers that be at CP put up a post including focusing on random hot sluts, and then one on Tito and Tunnelcunt, so we can ring in the New Year in the manner we're accustomed to, Oh and BTW Drano, that invite to Gordonvale RSL for a rum is obviously extended to your good self, Cheers mate

PS BG hasn't sent any tickets for UFC127, has he sent them to you, I know he wants us to represent the Nation there, we'd be good at marketing
dranokills- January 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm
Nawww FBF us dickjoke people are not that smart, why even explain to this horses ass? because its obvious we don't REALLY give a flying fuck about his opinions.
LAS eat that bag of dicks that were served to you, and stop being a cunt. No one here gives a fuck about your political views, this is a dickjoke...and sometime MMA board, so please stay on topic or die.
FBF don't lower yourself to his level of boredom, if you ignore the little troll he will go back to whence he came.
mtnthc- January 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm
LAS, lmfao
fatbellyfrank- January 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm
@ LAS, I'm a little confused here, ( comes with being part of the dick joke crowd), which is the bit that's pissed you off? I gotta sneakin suspicion your not anti Defence force member per se, you just dont like the fact that this point is being used to market the fighter, if this is the case, I kinda take your point, especially as you liken this to Bisping being built up to be a head liner just because he's English, that kinda grates on me also.
As for the chasing terrorizers across the Desert, there have been plenty times throughout History where battles on foreign fields seem pointless, but when you consider the consequences of taking no action ( The rise of the Nazis springs to mind) the actions taken have been appropriate, this is my point of view, and as mentioned earlier, I am an ex Defence Force member, so probably have an outlook on this matter poles apart from your own. I do wonder why we are all in Afghanistan though, History has also shown that is a foreign battlefield that has never been conquered, I was talking to a mate over a few beers who had returned from Afghanistan and he was of the opinion that we'll never pin down Al Quaeda in enough numbers to defeat them, the terrain and weather being the biggest hurdles over there, before you even factor in the guerilla style tactics employed.
To finish, I'd just like to add that you've been on this site long enough to know that we pretty much ARE the Dick joke crowd, and nothing gets us running to our keyboards more than some seriously juvenile humour.
Peace and best wishes for the New Year to you LAS, and if my comments have inflamed you further I might just take one of those Bags' O' Dicks and go fuck myself with it.
Get Off Me- January 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm
In light of Pettis/Edgar being scrapped, I think Jim Miller should fight Pettis next, sotiropolous/siver still goes but is no longer the definitive number one contender match, whichever winner looks more impressive out of those two fights gets to challenge after Maynard/Edgar 3.

Happy New Year to everyone who reads this site, health, happiness and wealth(in that order sadly) guys and gals.

Happy New Year to you to Dana, I guess resolution's start tomorrow then....anyone else catch the Rick James moment in the Helwani interview???(4-6 min mark).

"maybe someone can explain to me how chasing terrorizers across the desert is helping 'protect my freedom' in anything other than the most abstract sense?"

I will refer to the great Negrodamus response when asked how Bush knew Iraq had weapons of Mass Destruction?...."Because he has the receipts"....

LAS- January 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm
Thanks to all my respondants for proving what a bunch of dumb fucks you are in the first place by busting out the dick jokes after getting fed a plateful of your own ass.

Who gets pissed off over marketing? People who realize the way that branding, marketing, advertising, etc. distorts the way people perceive reality. By reducing "marine" to one part of a set of buzzwords used to sell a fight, the UFC contributes to the general mystification of the realities of armed conflict. Not to mention, its just grating as hell to have someone shoved down your throat because of something that has nothing to do with the person's actual fighting ability; it's really not any different than my weariness of seeing Michael Bisping headline shitty UK cards.

I realize I'm already talking over the heads of the dick joke crowd, but maybe someone can explain to me how chasing terrorizers across the desert is helping 'protect my freedom' in anything other than the most abstract sense? When you've finished figuring out you can't, do me a favor, and go fuck yourself.
slummy- January 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm
People like LAS need to mute their TV between fights or go do something else. Maybe hit the bong in between? Seriously, who gets THAT pissed off at a simple thing called marketing?
twoleftfeet- January 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm
Re stann, my dislike for stann is based on past comments when he was fighting cantwell. He was basically doing his I'm a marine this I'm a marine that and just being disdainful of people that arnt marines. Cantwell said my dad (or brother) was a marine, I repect the marines and hoo rah. Stann gets bent out of shape, says cantwell has no right to say hoo rah and he was going to beat him up over it. Don't fight for freedom then come home and tell people what they can and can't say. I don't know. Maybe its how the ufc edits his comments. Or he is just playing it up for the cameras, but his attitude is off putting. Call me a sceptic but I just don't trust a guy who goes around saying how great he is because he is a marine. Most of the heroic people I know or have heard speak don't call themselves heros, or are reluctant to be called a hero. Like pat tillman
DARKHORSE06- January 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm
ha ha!
fatbellyfrank- January 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm
@ Drano, send em a 44 gallon drum, no need for the individual packaging
dranokills- January 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm
rlh61 Says:
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 06:00

Anybody have one of those famous 'bag-o-dicks' for LAS?
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 06:12

I guaranfuckingtee Purpledickmeat has a bucket of dicks for LAS. And I guaranfuckingtee LAS would stuff his face in it.

well hell darkhorse beat me to it.

oh well thats ok I will offer up a: EAT A BAG OF DICKS lassy.
dranokills- January 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm
who fucking let the 12 year old boy in here?
Goddamn it mruss tell your fucking kid to stay off the computer!
DARKHORSE06- January 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm
I guaranfuckingtee Purpledickmeat has a bucket of dicks for LAS. And I guaranfuckingtee LAS would stuff his face in it.

Has anyone seen the Antonio McKee post fight interview? I need to see him eating crow. Volkman had an interesting post fight interview where he basically said he was disappointed in himself.
Waldizzle- January 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Let's hate on a guy for doing something he believed in and putting his life on the line for his country - regardless of whether grunts think a fight is a good fight, they have to do it regardless of what they think....don't hate on people like Stann for doing what they are told lol.

As for the UFC promoting the fact he's an ex-Marine? You'd be retarded not to.