UFC 99 Post-Mortem: New Questions

By Jake Rossen Jun 14, 2009
Q: Did Cain Velasquez depreciate in value after stumbling multiple times against Kongo?

A: Maybe, but only among those who don’t realize he’s only got five (now six) fights under his belt. The guy’s career has barely gotten started, and he handled the adversity of getting cracked impressively.

Q: If Wanderlei Silva looked like a sauna occupant when cutting to 195 pounds, what’s going to happen when he tries to make 185?

A: He needs to lose muscle mass, not dehydrate himself. (Rogan mentioned a 12-pound cut the day before the fight.) The guy didn’t grow up wrestling in Iowa: He needs some dry runs between now and his next fight.

Q: When is Mike Swick’s title shot?

A: When he beats another contender at 170 pounds. (His win over Marcus Davis was solid.) Taking on Karo Parisyan would do nicely.

The UFC had to hand out sternly worded legal letters to factually challenged German newspapers in the days leading up to the event…in a pre-fight Q&A, Dana White said he’d be open to signing Josh Barnett if he defeats Fedor Emelianenko…White also announced his Spike deal for “Ultimate Fighter” would be extended by two seasons, bringing the series total to 14.
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