UFC 129 Results Could Turn MMA World Upside Down
There are several reasons UFC 129 is being touted as such an obscene spectacle and they don't all involve Canada's favorite son, welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre.
Okay, so GSP and his five-year pound-for-pound assault have a lot to do with it, but they have help:
—Hall of Famer Randy Couture is already there, though he's got one foot out the door to retirement if his latest proclamations are sincere.
—UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is already one of the sport's special fighters and well on his way to becoming one of its all-time legends.
—No. 1 welterweight contender Jake Shields owns the longest winning streak in the UFC at 15 consecutive scraps and is the foremost practitioner of what he calls American jiu-jitsu.
Couture is one of MMA's few global icons so anything he does makes headlines, but if gets annihilated by Lyoto Machida (a possibility), the ruckus will be considerable. However, you'd see a real firestorm if the Natural were able to pull the upset of a former light heavyweight champ in his prime to retire on top.
A loss by Aldo wouldn't send out a major shockwave if only because the casual fans don't quite understand what a prohibitive favorite Junior is in his bout with Mark Hominick. Consequently, the biggest fuss would be caused by a spectacularly dominant performance from the Brazilian.
Given Hominick's background and his reputation as a striker, that's very likely.
Obviously, the most seismic events awaits in the other co-main event.
If Jake Shields can do what so many insiders think he just might, we'll have a new UFC welterweight champion on May 1st for the first time since 2007.
Now THAT would create a stir.
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