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Let's jump into my time machine and go back to UFC 114.
Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson were ready to kill each other. The trash talk for the bout was absolutely brutal, and we were all ready to see, as Rampage so eloquently put it, "some black on black crime."
The hatred intensified leading up to the fight, and fans were frothing at the mouth with anticipation as the cage door closed behind the two light heavyweight juggernauts.
Bruce Buffer announced the fight.
Rogan babbled with excitement.
Referee Herb Dean clapped his hands, and they were off.
...And we all fell asleep.
To say this bout was disappointing is a severe understatement, and I see the main event at UFC 145 playing out similarly.
When the moment is big and the stakes are high, Rashad plays it a little safe.
It's effective, I get it; it's just not what we want to see!
Look for Rashad to try his best to turn his fight with Jones into a wrestling match much in the same way he did with Rampage and Phil Davis.