Looking back at all of the 82 previous UFC events, it honestly is amazing to see how far it has come.
In the past four or five years, the UFC has gone from being the occasional pay-per view spectacle, to a once a month juggernaut in the sports entertainment world.
UFC 83 marks one of the most anticipated matches in the history of the UFC.
(Ok isn't that said about every UFC fight now?)
This card is has one of the most lopsided rematches in the history of the sport, and yet, the belief was the same for the first fight.
Matt "The Terror" Serra and Georges "Rush" St. Pierre met back at UFC 69, where Serra was "cashing in" his title shot that he won as the victor of "The Ultimate Fighter."
Nobody honestly believed he had ANY chance of even giving GSP a run for his money.
Then he threw a haymaker that caught everyone in the building, at home, and most importantly, GSP off guard.
As GSP staggered to the ground, Serra pounced and pounded him into a TKO/tapout that shocked the world.
Matt Serra is your new champion.
Now we fast forward to today, just days before these two meet again, and what is all of the talk again? Serra has no chance of beating the great GSP.
Deep down Serra knows that's the truth, but in this sport, anything can happen at ANY time.
These two fighters both deserve praise for their skill. And GSP knows what to look for now, which should worry Serra A LOT!
Georges’ only other loss was to Matt Hughes in their first meeting against one another. In the next meeting, Hughes was completely outclassed by GSP because Georges knew what he had to do.
That's what will be happening to Serra this weekend. In their first meeting, GSP went in not even thinking there was a chance he'd lose. Now he knows he WILL win.
So whether or not you're a UFC fan, I encourage you to watch UFC 83. Not only will you be impressed, I am willing to bet you'll be on the edge of your seat when "Rush" blows past the "The Terror" that handed him a blemish on his near perfect record.