UFC 92 report card

Zuffa wrapped up their year at the MGM Grand this Saturday night with UFC 92. Quinton Jackson got a monkey off his back, Rashad Evans may very well find himself at the top of many 205 rankings and Frank Mir supplanted his status within the MMA history books.

Expectations were high for “The Ultimate 2008” card, featuring two title fights, one grudge match and an under card featuring some interesting bouts. UFC 92 may not go down as the best in UFC history, however, it certainly did not disappoint.

Overall Grade: B

The televised portion of the card boasted six stoppages via knockout or TKO (seven if you agree with Forrest Griffin’s flailing admission) and one tap out due to strikes. Had there been more active work on the ground this card could have earned a B+/A-. However, for a card to be considered “A” worthy, it needs to show off all facets of MMA.

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Meet your UFC rookies

Patrick Barry will give Dan Evensen all he can handle at UFC 92
Patrick Barry makes his UFC debut at UFC 92

Where is a place all champions have been but never want to return? It’s a place where dues are paid and checks are made. It’s a proving ground, a place to show your skills and put on a show. It’s a place where a fighter wants to do their absolute best even though the majority of people may never even see it.

It’s been said that the loneliest place in the world is inside the Octagon. If that is true, then inside the Octagon, ON THE UNDERCARD is the loneliest place in the universe.

The UFC has used their undercards for years to bring in new talent, test them out, and see what they are made of.  Hopefully, the fighters do well enough they can one day fight on the main card.

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