UFC in 2013: 10 Bold Predictions

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UFC in 2013: 10 Bold Predictions
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2012 has been a tumultuous year for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Injuries have called halt to more amazing bouts than can be counted, Brock Lesnar, one of the UFC’s largest financial draws, opted to remain retired from MMA after heavy rumors took flight of a potential return. Failed drug tests, shelved champions, horrendous officiating, we’ve seen a little bit of everything this year.

2013 sure as hell isn’t guaranteed to be a superior year, but logic says that 2013 probably can’t get too much worse. Advancements in regards to drug testing are occurring before our eyes, new “danger” clauses are being inserted into contracts and, as of today, the majority of the promotion’s champions are healthy.

There is hope.

Outside of specific fight picks, I personally tend to steer clear of outlandish predictions, but I’ve got a funny feeling about the forthcoming year. So, I’m going to give it a go and toss out some extrapolations to mull over.

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