From Kimbo (you didn't think we were done with that just yet, did you?) to Saturday's UFC card in the UK, readers offer a wide array of thoughts in this week's mailbag.
Failure under the weight of expectations crushed Slice -- not the media doing their job. If there's blame to go around, it belongs to EliteXC. It's the one that hyped the 34-year-old brawler to the point that anything less than a
Carano's fought tough opponents, but for the most part they've been undersized or a favorable style matchup. Against
Why would anyone do it? Money. But, hey, when I wrote the thing I conceded it might be stupid. (My wonderful editor, clearly looking out for my well being, cut the preemptive concession.) Anyhow, it seems Affliction and Golden Boy agree with you -- the first card, set for late January, is sans boxing.
Tournaments can provide a quick path to credibility as far as rankings and end-of-the-year honors. Mousasi's DREAM tourney win was nice, but it's a stretch to suggest he's better than
If anyone's going to overtake Silva, look at guys with a controlling, grappling-first style. Some believe
You're right in saying Leben holds power and experience advantages over Bisping, who is being groomed to spearhead UFC's push in the UK. Leben also owns a significant edge in the level of competition he's fought. Yet the Brit, who attacks like a hurricane rains, enjoys a great deal of momentum and he should use his relentless pace to counter Leben's brutishness. I see a finish in the third or a points-win for "The Count."