With lockdown gripping the planet, one thing in seriously short supply has been live sport.
Now, we are not questioning the gravity of the current Coronavirus pandemic, but while people around the world are holed up at home, one of the things many are missing is their fix of sporting action.
Against all odds, this weekend UFC 249 takes place as pretty much the only show in town.
With that will come the obvious regular following, but we can also expect an influx of new armchair fans just wanting to get their eyes on some live sport.
Not ones to sit by without an opinion, sports fans always need to be able to spout ‘knowledge’ about what’s going on in front of them – however ill-advised that might be.
So for those in that category, here is the blagger’s guide to UFC 249’s main card.
Tony Ferguson v Justin Gaethje (Interim UFC Lightweight title fight)
First of all, this is not the fight that should be taking place. The 25-3 Ferguson, who is on a 12-fight win streak should have been taking on the current lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov, but with flight bans and the champ back home in Dagestan, that isn’t happening.
It’s a shame because if anyone deserves a tilt at the gold it is El Cucuy. His last seven opponents have been left in a meme-worthy bloody mess thanks to his unpredictable offence that come at you from all angles. Equally well versed with his hands, feet, elbows, and on the ground Ferguson is an absolute weapon of a human being.
Gaethje is something of an enigma. Arriving in the UFC in 2017 with a big reputation and an undefeated record, two losses in his first three bouts quickly derailed the standout brawler.
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