Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by MMA Junkie editor-in-chief and USA Today senior MMA editor Dann Stupp.
Following the Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar main event of UFC 153 and the announcement of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as opposite coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17, Breen and Stupp discuss whether recent events and injuries have created a new methodology for UFC matchmaking. The two open up on whether or not bouts like Silva-Bonnar and Jones-Sonnen are aberrations or signs of things to come, the role of TUF in the UFC's current woes, and which Anderson Silva superfight -- Georges St. Pierre or Jon Jones -- is more appealing.
Breen and Stupp also rap about how fighters shifting weight classes could alter their legacies and create new fight opportunities, the multi-divisional legacies of Anderson Silva, Randy Couture and B.J. Penn, the UFC's spin on cash-grab fights and much more.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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