Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown”: Delusional Tito and Other UFC and MMA Mysteries
By Joshua Molina
Four months into the year and so many questions linger about the state of the UFC and mixed martial arts.
Here’s a look at some of the obvious questions fans should be asking:
What happened to Daniel Cormier dropping down to fight Jon Jones? What happened to DC’s bluster about the fight?
Why isn’t fan favorite Roy Nelson getting the next title shot considering he KO’d his last three opponents in the first round? Is it because he looks more like Hillbilly Jim than Junior Dos Santos?
Why is Tito Ortiz wasting his time talking about coming out of retirement to fight Jon Jones? Jenna Jameson would have an easier time putting Jones on his back. Tito would virtually guarantee that Jones breaks his title defense record if he steps into the cage with him.
Anderson Silva reportedly signed a 10-fight deal with the UFC. Silva is great, but 10 fights? Even if he keeps up his twice-a-year fight schedule that will take him to 41 years old, and someone between now and then is going to KO Silva badly. As great as he is, there’s always someone better and 10 fights is quite the major goal when you are 36 years old. . . Rumor has it that Tom Brady just signed a 10-year contract extension to play with Patriots.
Why did “King Mo” Lawal sign to be a pro wrestler when he’s not wrestling? All that blubber about him signing a year ago, the Spike TV, documentary about the “two-sport athlete” and Mo is irrelevant in pro wrestling and barely relevant in MMA. After getting knocked out for a second time recently, Mo should consider a year of pro wrestling to build his name and master his craft, before he kills himself in Bellator’s tournament style of fighting.
Mo is a great athlete, but he’s a better performer and showman. He belongs in pro wrestling.
Why is former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold fighting Vitor Belfort in his UFC debut?
In Rockhold, the UFC had potentially the biggest star in the sport, even bigger than the other Strikeforce steal, Ronda Rousey. Rockhold has movie star looks, a billion-dollar body and superb MMA skills.
Rockhold shouldn’t be wasting his time with Belfort, who despite his upset over Michael Bisping, doesn’t stand a chance against the Santa Cruz surfer.
If the UFC cares about creating a big star, it should book Rousey and Rockhold together in media appearances and push Rockhold as the next big thing.
Put Rockhold in the cage with Anderson Silva and we will see who deserves the 10-fight contract.