A few observations from UFC 139: “Shogun vs. Henderson”:
-Maybe Michael McDonald and Ryan Bader were fed opponents who were tailor-made for them to knock out, maybe not. But who cares? Nothing starts a night off right like dudes getting starched.
-Congratulations to Stephan Bonnar for winning Grapplers Quest.
-Martin Kampmann is leaving, breathing proof that the perfect counter to an aggressive and hard-hitting brawler is a cool, unexcitable demeanor, years of Muay Thai technique and a bald head.
-Sure, Urijah Faber easily dispatched Brian Bowles, but nothing in that performance says he’s ready for champ Dominic Cruz again. In fact, pitting Faber against Cruz isn’t matchmaking, it’s a comedy of errors.
-I should not feel such joy and relief when Wanderlei Silva physically destroys another human being, but I do. Does that make me a bad person?
-Choose one answer: What Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson gave us was a) a work of art; b) a five-round example of why five-round non-title fights are warranted in certain situations; c) a new definition of the word “warrior”; d) a lot of damn blood; or, e) all of the above.