The USADA—one of the world’s leading drug-testing facilities—announced that their “positive” tests of Cro Cop, which showed him testing positive for HGH, were actually negative.
Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit entertained everyone in one of the most memorable welterweight title fights of all-time (although perhaps not better than MacDonald versus Lawler—that’s a tough one!)
In some ways, it’s hard to determine whether an MMA event will be exciting or not. As many fans know, some fight cards stacked with big names and high-profile athletes don’t always deliver in terms of quality. Inversely, shows that were generally expected to be boring—UFC 139, for example
Although Christmas week didn’t feature an MMA show from any of the leading promotions, there were still some very interesting developments made for future contests—certainly, the timing of these announcements wasn’t a coincidence!
MMA is the most exciting sport around today, and this excitement is largely a byproduct of its generally unpredictable nature. The simple diversity of the game, from the stand-up, clinch, and ground, create an unprecedented number of positions and potential outcomes.
It’s hard to envision a primetime show that could have went better than this one for the UFC (Nate Diaz’s expletive-ridden rant, despite what many will say, was also good for the promotion).