Can you hear, I say, can you hear the thunder?
I can. And when it loudly crashed across the face of UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia, do you know what I did? I ran, is what I did. And I took cover.
Metaphorically, anyway. What I actually did was watch, and I'm pleased I kept my faculties about me. Because from the heavyweight main event of Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva all the way down to the first preliminary fight, this event was a powder keg of combat violence just waiting for the match.
Happily for fans, the pyrotechnics did arrive. Fighting before a very supportive Brisbane crowd, Aussies and outsiders alike brought more than matches. They were packing oxyacetylene.
All told, the evening saw six knockout victories and several more exciting fights that went the distance. But the final stat lines tell only a part of the story. Who really brought the thunder at Fight Night 33? Don't take cover. Just smile, have some of this vegemite sandwich and tuck in to the real winners and losers.