‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013. Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
The UFC has not even begun its advertising campaign for its end-of-the-year card, but that won’t stop UFC President Dana White from containing his excitement about what he says is the biggest card the UFC has ever put on. Much of his excitement naturally stems from the card’s main event: the rematch between Anderson Silva and current middleweight champion, Chris Weidman.
“I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done. Bigger than UFC 100. On every level. Tickets, pay-per-views, everything. You’re going to see a motivated Anderson, but what makes this so much fun is, what Anderson are you going to see? How is this thing going to go? That’s such a big part of the fun.
“Just think about this. If you put it in your head, the fucking music goes off, the lights go down, the walk-in music starts, when they go down on December 28, how fucking crazy is that going to be? How insane is that going to be when they start walking in?”
Of course, the card itself holds more than just that one, albeit highly anticipated, fight. UFC 168 will also see the much-awaited rematch between the two current coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality-television series, UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, and Miesha Tate.
Additional fights on the main card include a showdown between top heavyweight contenders, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett; a fast-paced lightweight between Gleison Tibau and Michael Johnson; an exciting stand-up war between Chris Leben and TUF 17 runner-up, Uriah Hall; and finally a featherweight fight between Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao.
All in all, the UFC boss’ excitement seems justified. If nothing else, the UFC will close out 2013 with a bang!Tags: Anderson Silva, Chris Leben, Chris Weidman, Dana White, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, Gleison Tibau, Josh Barnett, Michael Johnson, miesha tate, mma, MMA NEWS, Ronda Rousey, rousey tate 2, rousey tate ii, rousey-tate, silva weidman 2, silva weidman ii, travis browne, ufc, UFC 168, ufc news, uriah hall