Before UFC 149, Dana white appeared to have a firm grasp on what his plans were with the UFC’s middleweight title picture, all he was doing was waiting for UFC 149 to conclude to make public his plans for who gets to fight Champion Anderson Silva Next.
Likely the UFC hoped that Lombard would come out and do his usual smash and bash routine and make a clear cut case for the Middleweight Title, or at least Tim Boetsch would assert himself as a true contender. As most of us know, that never happened, we fans were forced to watch an extremely boring co-main event fight, one that almost everyone had tabbed as the potential fight of the night. And the fight before it didn’t help either, as it was also a world class bore too. Both Fights had the fans booing constantly. Which seemed to carry over into the main event which was actually a good fight.
Well the middleweight title plans that White had promised to divulge after the event never came, and from what it seems now, the Lombard Boetsch dud of a co-main event has actually complicated the picture even more. While talking on “Inside MMA” White discussed his plans, well not really, but he did discuss the middleweight title picture but still was quiet on his plans for now.
"I did have a gameplan and something that were gonna be fun. We're still gonna do it, just not the way I was gonna do it before. Things are gonna change. I love it when guys come out, and they're claiming that they want a shot at the title, they wanna be a world champion, and they come out, and they win convincingly. You can't always do it. It doesn't always happen, but the performance that I saw tonight, honestly?
Even though Boetsch won, and Boetsch is this incredible underdog that came up out of nowhere, now beating Okami and beating Lombard -- this guy is gonna be ranked in a serious position now. So, good for him. He's earned it. He deserves it, but I'm looking for guys like Weidman. Weidman comes out and destroys the number two, number three guy in the world and is ready to fight anybody, anytime, anywhere. He took the Demian Maia fight on short notice and cut 30 pounds to get ready for it, and I was looking at this thing, and every fight can't be the fight you expect it to be, but that was nothing I expected."
So I guess we’ll all have to wait a bit longer to figure out who’s fighting Silva next.
|< Prev||Next >|