I wish I had a time machine to go back in time and punch a few of my friends in their pee-holes. I don’t know how many times I heard, “UFC on Fox 9 is so stacked, this has to be the best free card the UFC has ever done,” etc. Yes big cards are exciting, but unlike wrestling (WWE or otherwise), the world of mma is real and training injuries happen all the time.
So to all those people that couldn’t stop talking about Pettis/Aldo, and now to the ones who couldn’t stop talking about Pettis/Thomson, maybe you have learned your lesson(s). Stop jinxing theses big fights. You don’t hear anyone talking about Jones/Glover. Maybe we should so that that fight will get scrapped. It’s always the good fights that get cancelled, not the ones we don’t care about.
Current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is injured, again. One of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, is also one of the most injury prone it seems like. The main event with Thomson at next month’s UFC on Fox 9 has been cancelled, and I don’t see Thomson getting his shot in the future with this log jam that is the UFC’s lightweight division. T.J. Grant and others still are lurking in the shadows.
With no main event for UFC on Fox 9, the flyweight title fight between champ Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez that was set to headline the TUF 18 Finale will move to the headliner for UFC on Fox 9, and a lightweight fight between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will move from the co-main event into the new main event spot for the TUF 18 Finale.
~ Final Thought ~
Pettis is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, but will injuries ruin his legacy? Pettis seems to either not have the body to keep up with a hard schedule any more, or just goes too hard in training. Either way, the most exciting fighter isn’t exciting if he doesn’t get to fight.
Pettis is too young to have so many knee problems. Both of his knee’s are shot. And for a kicker, that is no good. Pettis still needs to fight Aldo, plus defend his title against top contenders. Maybe UFC 167 is the right time for his brother (Sergio Pettis) to join the UFC. That way we still get to see a Pettis fight inside the octagon.