While I wasn't necessarily the most enthusiastic fan of the fight card for UFC on FOX 10 last week (although I didn't think it was 'bad'), it's hard to be overly cynical about UFC 169 this weekend. Sure, the divisions are ultra new, but both the greatest featherweight and best bantamweight of all time are competing on the same card in the main and co-main event. Even better, a truly meaningful heavyweight bout of high stakes is in the feature position. The prelim card isn't much to write home about, but the other two bouts in the main card are fantastic as well.
Still, there's a lot to talk about from over the weekend as well. I'm of the belief that despite his considerable ability, the 'let's put Ben Henderson as the headliner on FOX cards' experiment should come to an end. I also believe Josh Thomson beat him, but that shouldn't be much of a surprise.
There's a lot going on, so join me today to discuss all of this and more. In terms of today's chat, anything is up for discussion, but I will lead with this and it all kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.
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