Fights to make after UFC 154

by Seth Davis
November 18, 2012

Sakara vs. Cote

This one is a bit of a no-brainer, eh? It makes perfect sense to run this one back when the UFC returns to Montreal in March, especially considering the cluster-expletive way it ended.

If you missed it, here's what happened: Sakara punched Cote in the back of the head a bunch of times and knocked him out. And by "a bunch of times" I mean that all of the punches Sakara landed during the finishing sequence were to the back of the head. He didn't land anything other than back-of-the-head punches.

Hendricks vs. St-Pierre

Hendricks, as he is known to do, punched Martin Kampmann in the face and knocked him out in just 46 seconds. This comes after Hendricks did the same thing to Jon Fitch, another top welterweight prospect. In fact, Kampmann landed in the exact same spot, in exactly the same fashion, as Fitch.

Yeah, I'd say he's ready for a title shot.

Hendricks is a man possessed, and it's time to put him in the cage with St-Pierre. Do I think it'll happen? No, and I'll get into my reasoning in the next few slides. Ultimately, Hendricks will be screwed if anything other than a title shot happens.

Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz

Carlos Condit did not beat Georges St-Pierre. He didn't even come close, really. But what he did was show that he's a game fighter and one of the best welterweights in the world. He also showed (yet again) why all of the Nick Diaz fans who called him a boring decision fighter—despite going into tonight's fight with 26 finishes in 28 career wins—were really just a bunch of morons at heart.

No offense.

Of course, I'm sure some of you will take offense just as I'm sure the sun will rise tomorrow morning here in Montreal, so let's settle this the only way I know how: by booking Condit and Diaz into a rematch. That way, we can finally settle this silly grudge once and for all, and perhaps educate a few fans in the process.

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Editor's Note: Who else has better ideas?