UFC 105 Post-Show News
Posted by representingpuroresu on 11/15/2009
A lot of news came out of the UFC 105 press conference. Unfortunately, most of it was bad. Very bad…
First the good:
The Bonus Of The Night winners, each gets $40K:
Fight-Bisping vs. Kang
Sub-Etim (Default, he had the only submission finish)
Attendance: They claimed 16,693 paid for a live gate of $2 million. Attendance-wise, that’s probably a record for England.
If the plan from before 105 holds, Dan Hardy gets the next shot at GSP. I’m thinking spring 2010.
The return date for England is probably 2nd quarter of 2010, meaning between April-June.
The bad and very bad:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is out indefinitely, and that’s going to be perhaps a long time. Hospitalized after collapsing while at some property he owns in Canada, unknown what happened but word is it’s serious. Not known yet if it’s career or even life-threatening, but just the thought of it’s scary. Hopefully Brock can fully recover and soon.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is off UFC 108. Severe staph infection, probably will need antibiotics via IV as it’s in the bloodstream. That sounds just as bad.
Shane Carwin, who was mentioned as a replacement for 108, won’t be available. He just had knee surgery.
This all leaves Cain Velasquez without an opponent yet again in a fight to perhaps determine the challenger for Lesnar-Carwin had all gone as planned. The only worthy name left I can think of to face Cain now is Junior dos Santos (Cain just beat Ben Rothwell, Stefan Struve is rising fast but probably needs one more fight, Pat Barry is out a while with injuries, don’t even start thinking about Mirko Cro Crap-and besides, word is he’s got Rothwell in February). No word on the title picture yet, it’s going to depend on once Dana White finds out more about Lesnar’s condition. The most likely scenario would seem to be creating another interim title, as stripping Lesnar would seem to be a last resort. We’ll see what happens but, through no fault of UFC’s, it’s all starting to fall apart again in the HW division just as it was all coming back together and looking outstanding.