As we head into a packed mixed-martial-arts weekend, fight fans are being asked to spend their Saturday and Sunday nights at home for two of, arguably, the most important cards in the sport's history. Below is a taste of how SI.com readers view the upcoming EliteXC card, which will be aired on CBS' prime-time slot on May 31, and WEC, which pits two of the top fighters in the world, let alone their division.
Look, Kimbo says he's not anywhere near world class, and his trainers agree. I don't think even Shaw and EliteXC are trying to pass the guy off as some world champion. But the bottom line is more casual MMA fans know
Valid criticism. Just look at the WEC card on Sunday as a counterpoint. There are plenty of exciting fighters on the bill --
Faber. Torres has been incredible and owns a record that reflects his brilliance, but Urijah competes in a deeper weight division and has defeated a higher caliber of opponents, notably
Since they're both free, I'm curious why you can't watch both. But if I could watch just one, I'd go with the WEC. Kimbo is going to beat
Faber-Pulver, however, will be a very good fight. Though the hyperbolism is strong here as well (it's always been that way with the WEC), I would still watch Faber or Torres fight any day of the week. And those two are the reasons to watch on Sunday.
But my best advice: watch and enjoy both. I know I will.
From a skills perspective, Penn can make a claim at P4P Kingship. But on paper, I'm not so sure. There are still plenty of good fighters out there at lightweight (though most aren't in the UFC and Penn probably won't fight them). A win against