So I lied.
I said I wouldn’t care, or more appropriately for the pedants, I could not care less if Ben Askren gets shipped back to ONE. I said I would sleep very well (like a baby!) if I never saw him fight again. Upon reconsideration, I have had a change of heart. Ben was killing it in London this week. In his interviews, UFC promo work, and he saved some of his best for the Q&A.
By staying so silent, JoJo missed out on an opportunity. The crowd was taking the piss out of Ben and he rolled with it like a boss. But there were some remarks made by fans that Ben didn’t understand. JoJo is a Brit, she understands the slang, the local dialect. Why didn’t she start translating? She wasn’t getting many questions so the opportunity was there to steal the show. She could have jumped in with some Scottish slang, or some naughty commentary, which would have been funny, because she’s so soft spoken. Her voice, as a fan reminded us, is like an angel.
London itself seems like a boring place. Other than the Queen and Charles & Co., what else is there? Does anything interesting happen out there? The Spice Girls. The Baking Show. Brexit. That’s all I got.
Oh yeah, Bisping. He was undefeated in England. Several robberies on the way to that winning streak, but let’s pretend.
Speaking of Bisping, Till said people are calling him out because he’s the one to beat.
People call him out because they think he’s an easy fight. He can be beaten easily via wrestlemania, as Woodley has given the blueprint.
Nobody is calling out Yoel Romero. Luke Rockhold. Nobody is calling out Usman except for Askren, and that’s just a personal beef, simmering for the moment. Usman had to get his intestines untied recently so is unavailable.
Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck? If one more dude gets a hernia I’m going to start making wild assumptions. I am now suspicious when people have strange illnesses. Who will be the next with the mystery hernia?
UFC London: Teco, Oezdemir, Edwards, Masvidal.