Ever since the huge success of UFC 100, building a pay-per-view card that could deliver the goods in equal (if not greater) measure has been a kind of holy grail for the organization and the fans.
Obviously, if it was as easy as plugging names into slots, we would have seen it by now. But UFC 100 was a stacked card from top to bottom. While it’s tempting to put men like Brock Lesnar into the mix for another blockbuster event, we still don’t know if he will come back.
Also, in terms of this hypothetical matchmaking, at least some realism is needed. Jon Jones has been banged up as of late and probably wouldn’t sign to fight in July, especially after fighting Glover Teixeira in late April.
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva II is also not a possibility, since Silva will still be on suspension for elevated TRT levels. Thus, another big rematch is off the table for July.
But there are other fights that could make for the biggest July 4 weekend event ever. Could it equal UFC 100 in terms of buys and customer satisfaction? While the latter is possible, the former remains uncertain.
But it’s fun to ponder the possibilities nonetheless.