UFC 127: “Penn vs. Fitch” is the UFC equivalent of a “bad dream” episode.
Not familiar with the concept of a “bad dream” episode? I’m willing to bet you actually are. Its the episode of “Star Trek” where Spock is an evil, goatee sportin’ bastard. Its that whole season of “Dallas” that never actually happened. Its the entire plot of the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”.
That’s UFC 127. That weird, one-off episode that doesn’t fit into the continuity, that never happened, that doesn’t “count”.
Except it does. Just because it’s going down in Sydney, Australia doesn’t mean its happening in an alternate dimension – it just seems to be booked that way.
Seriously, everyone knows I’m a giant UFC fan, and I think they do a phenomenal job of putting on relevant, exciting events month after month. But this card makes me scratch my head a little. More than a little. This is the closest the UFC has ever come to booking a “pro-wrestling” style card, where every match features someone who is “expected” to win.
Come to think of it, that sounds like a Boxing PPV under card (surely not!). Or, if I can be so bold, like your average, exciting, sometimes clusterf*ck of matchmaking Strikeforce event (now I’ve done it).
Read on as I breakdown the latest UFC offering in the Twilight Zone Land Down Under!