(If only the discs in Brown’s back could’ve been “immortal” too. / Photo via Getty)
We don’t want to freak you out, but curses are real. Our last five posts about UFC on FOX 9 have all been injury related. Our sixth post about the event is worst of all: Matt Brown is out of his fight with Carlos Condit due to a back injury.
The best fight left on the card after a series of injuries ravaged it is gone now. If you’re not keeping score, here’s a rundown of how injury-plagued this fight card has been:
Ian McCall was taken off the card in late October due to injury. In mid-November, the card lost its biggest star in lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. Then the card lost both Kelvin Gastelum *and* Jamie Varner. Former flyweight contender John Moraga fell to the curse next, and John Dodson after him. Now, it’s Matt Brown.
That’s seven fighters the card lost!
Maybe GSP’s alien friends are punishing the UFC for Dana White’s treatment of the champ? Perhaps the UFC has lost the favor of the MMA gods by forcing fans to pay for unfit for television, jobber-level matches? Or maybe the UFC is just exceptionally unlucky?
Either way, UFC on FOX 9 is a shadow of its former self. There are still some decent to above-average fights on it, but it’s no longer a must-see, free-card-of-the-year. Bummer.