The Aftermath – UFC 124

UFC 124 was their year-end big card which was heavy on main event, and light on the rest of the card. Considering Sean McCorkle, in just his second UFC fight, was in the main event, you knew they were going bang or bust with this one on the backs of Josh Koscheck vs. Georges St. Pierre. It was an enjoyable card, but you’ve seen better MMA shows this year.

Here’s what we thought of UFC 124:

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Best Fight: John Howard vs. Thiago Alves
Worst Fight: None

Really enjoyable show. No classics, but the main event was definitely memorable and there wasn’t a bad or boring fight on the card. Common consensus would be Riddle/Pierson (for best fight) but I’m going with Alves/Howard. I just had so much fun watching that fight, Alves was unreal and Howard put in a good effort and did well not to be finished. Seriously none (worst fights). The four short fights all had cool finishes and the three decisions were very entertaining.

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Best Fight: Sean Pierson vs. Matt Riddle
Worst Fight: Sean McCorkle vs. Stefan Struve

There wasn’t anything exceedingly bad on the televised card, nor were there any fight of the year candidates. Overall, it was an entertaining night of fights and I don’t really have any complaints. Coming out of this card, I don’t see how Jake Shields has a shot in hell against St. Pierre. I believe Georges will make him look even sillier than he made Koscheck look in their fight. It sucks to be Koscheck at this point. Not only is he in for a long recovery, but until GSP is no longer a champion he will be relegated to the role of gatekeeper after 2 one sided defeats in his title shots against GSP. If you haven’t already seen UFC 124, go out and get the replay.

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Best Fight: Josh Koscheck vs. Georges St. Pierre
Worst Fight: Mac Danzig vs. Joe Stevenson

There may have been more entertaining fights than the main event, but it was really the only thing I cared about and if you are entertained by greatness and great performances, you’ll like the main event even though it was pretty one-sided. There wasn’t anything wrong with Danzig vs. Stevenson, but it was over so quick and I wanted to see two lightweights go toe-to-toe. I thought the undercard was pretty much a joke because it meant absolutely nothing in the long run, but hey, when you have a hot main event, sometimes, you don’t need anything else.

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