Q&A on Marquardt-Okami, UFC 122
It's interesting from a business perspective. But is this one of the best cards the UFC is putting on this year? Absolutely not.
The pre-Zuffa UFC got in trouble for basically taunting legislators. It's such a popular sport in so many places, I'm not sure I totally get the wisdom of picking these fights with unwelcoming countries. You have this groundswell of support elsewhere and you're underscoring the bad publicity, allowing people to go on TV and say it's a blood sport. I'm not sure I totally get why you don't just move on to the next market and deal with it later.
Marquardt-Okami can be a good fight. Marquardt puts on a good show, he's been in there with Silva before. But I don't think I've ever been entertained watching Okami fight.