5oz’s of Fury: Silva vs. Henderson, Lesnar’s Next Opponent, and More!

By Rev. John
Internet Bureau Chief

UFC 82: Pride of a Champion – You know a card is stacked when Andre Arlovski, Diego Sanchez, and Josh Koscheck are all on the non televised portion of it. There are three big questions to be answered this Saturday: can anyone slow down Anderson Silva, is Dan Henderson the guy to do it, and can Heath Herring win a major fight in the UFC? My money says the answer to all three are no. I’ll take Anderson Silva over Dan Henderson, Cheick Kongo over Heath Herring, Yushin Okami over Ever Tanner, Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson, and Chris Leben over Alessio Sakara.

Brock Lesnar’s Next Opponent – According to Justin McCully it might be him. He said on a recent edition of “Inside the MMA” that the fight is in the works and he’s hoping it comes through. The fight, if signed, would take place at UFC 85 in England. McCully would be a good next fight for Lesnar. If I was the UFC and had as much as an investment in Brock Lesnar as they do, I’d be nervous putting him in with another ground fighter. Putting him against a cat who is more of a striker makes more sense. At the very least, there’s less of a chance of Brock tapping out again. As a side note, also rumored to UFC 85 is Chuck Liddell vs. Shogun Rua, Brandon Vera vs. Fabricio Werdum, and Marcus Davis vs. an opponent to be named later.

Tito Ortiz Hearts Reality TV – He hearts it so much so, he’s launching his own series. So sayeth the official release/casting call…

“New TV Show Starring TITO ORTIZ is Looking For You!!!! Do you have a beef with someone and tried everything to solve it but can’t? Did your best friend steal your girl? Did your old roommate shaft you on your rent? Did you have a falling out with your best friend and have no way to solve it? Also looking for competitive friends or friends with a problem they need to solve and the only way to do it is to fight it out! UFC Champion Tito Ortiz is going to train you to battle out your problems in the Octagon!” I can’t even find the words.

Three Hours of Ultimate Fight Night – I forgot where I read this, but word on da’ net is that the next “Ultimate Fight Night” is going to expand to three hours (serving as the lead in to the debut of the next Ultimate Fighter.” It makes sense to expand, especially when you take a look at some of the fighters on the card not current scheduled for the broadcast: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard, Kurt Pellegrino vs. Nate Diaz, Spencer Fisher, Manny Gamburyan, George Sotiropoulos, Josh Neer…and so on.

Wanderlei Silva Moving to Middleweight – Well, maybe. I wrote aboot it earlier this week. In case you missed it, here it is. Relative to this, Silva just confirmed his fight against Keith Jardine at UFC 84, which should also feature BJ Penn vs. Sean Sherk.

And because you were good this week, here’s Rachelle Leah…

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